Stephen Gerould

Lake August

A love of land, sea, and sky is reflected in the work of Lake August. Whether observing a tangle of agave and nasturtium plants in her native California or admiring the grace of geese over water in Scotland, designer Alexis Hartman finds endless inspiration in the natural world. Designs range from illustrative to abstract, but the mark of the artist is always apparent.

Our creative process always starts with a pencil or paintbrush. Drawings, paintings or hand-carved blocks are translated into patterns which are then printed by hand onto linen or wallpaper. Our production process involves a search for like-minded, environmentally conscious artisans, vendors and producers of fabrics and papers around the world. With each pattern, product or collection we eagerly explore natural materials and traditional techniques. It is these standards that make our products well-made in the truest sense of the term.