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Bari J.plays

homage to her current home state, Arizona through her lively maximalist style.

With a focus on the flora and fauna of the Southwest region,

IMAGES OF DESERT CRITTERS AND BLOOMS

are paired with colorful

textural designs.


“Color is of the utmost importance in design.” I was born and raised in Chicago, but decided to move to Scottsdale, Arizona with my two teenage daughters: Anna and Emily, and my husband Kevin to stay closer to my family. I have been passionate about design for as long as I can remember. As a child, my mother would paint and craft, so it was only a natural progression that I would inherit her love of crafting. I began crafting and creating jewelry, but when I first learned to sew I knew I had found my passion. I was hooked on it. That obsession is what inspired my own handmade handbag business and my first book: Inspired to Sew. My style is rather eclectic, and has grown over the years into what you see today. While I love vintage and soft designs, I am constantly drawn to color and bold prints which are very modern, as well as mixing the two for surprising combinations. I don’t hold back when it comes to mixing fabric prints and colors. The world around me inspires me…. I look at photos and imagine faraway places. I see a color and that inspires a whole collection. I am a color junkie. It was my love for fabric that got me back into graphic design and specifically textile design. In 2009, I created my first fabric line, Full Bloom. Since then, additional lines proceeded. Due to their popularity, they were featured in magazines including Accessories, Romantic Homes, Quilts and More, Studios, Belle Armoire, and many more.


Q &A

Bari J. “THE TELLING OF A STORY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME” 1. Sage is all about the beauty of your home state Arizona. Can you tell us why you love living in Arizona and what are some of your favorite places? When we moved here from Northern California, a place I believe to be among the most beautiful in the world, I was surprised to find the beauty of the desert. It’s dry. And looks brown at first glance. We used to joke that you just have to look up to witness the beauty… the mountains. But now I know you just have to look closer. There’s beauty in the flora and the fauna if you can catch a glimpse. The cacti bloom, where there’s irrigation you find gorgeous Bougainville and citrus grows beautifully here. Some of my favorite places are the Desert Botanic Gardens, Sedona and right in our own backyard, Lost Dog Wash Trail. It’s a lovely easy hike and you can view the prominent Camelback Mountain from here. 2. Since Arizona is known for its arid desert climate, most people only imagine cacti. What kind of flowers and fruits do you usually encounter in Arizona? As I mentioned there’s Bougainville and lemons, there’s also lovely flowering cacti and many varieties of succulents. Sweet potato vine, we’ve found the most luck with year

round. And you can actually grow a great vegetable garden late winter into spring. 3. We’re always amazed by your artistic style! Guide us through your design process. How do you gather inspiration, paint the prints, and finalize everything? There’s many routes to the finished prints. Sometimes it comes from a painting which I’ll dissect in photoshop and then put back together. Often, I’ll start with a scanned drawing in pen and work from there in Illustrator. I also draw right onto my Wacom Cintiq. So I really use a variety of methods to create. As far as inspiration, I tend to come up with a theme and then create an imaginary world around it. While Sage is Desert inspired it’s really the Desert of my imagination and maybe a bit exaggerated. I’m all about drama and color. But the telling of a story is also important to me. I think the collections are facets of my personality … some sides I express in my daily life and some not. But it’s all part of me. 4. Your prints are detailed works of art! What was the most difficult print from Sage to create? Painted Desert was definitely the most difficult because I started with a painting that I never intended as fabric. It’s actually a 48” x 36” piece that was scanned. In photoshop I had to pull it apart and then put it back together again in repeat and reduce colors for screen printing. It was a crazy, fun and challenging process. 5. This collection includes a double border


and create products from them: fabric, wallpaper, phone cases, coloring books etc… the root of all of it is that initial art that was created. Thus, it’s not too hard to balance it all. It’s coming from the same sources.

panel (Prickly Pear) in both color ways. What would you love to see being made with this print? Skirts, bags, table runners, girls dresses, home decor. I can see it for a ton of uses. 6. You always describe yourself as a Maximalist. What does the “Curated Maximalist” style consist of and how did you coin this fabulous term? I am definitely a more is more girl. But in decorating and in style I tend to start with a neutral palette. I like the idea of adding layer upon layer of color and pattern. If you start from neutral you can put anything on top. I think maximal design can’t just be Willy-Nilly everything and the kitchen sink though. I fiercely believe in editing and pulling back layers so that the “more” that you add has meaning and frankly a bit of punch in the design. I thought of the term while I was out walking one day. I know about myself that I love all the pattern and color but there’s something about simplicity that I love too. I realized that what I do is throw it all together and then “curate” what I believe to be most important in a design… thus: “Curated Maximalism”. 7. In addition to creating beautiful fabric collections you paint original works of art, you have custom phone cases in Anthropologie stores, and you published an adult coloring book amongst other projects. How do you manage your time to balance so many creative projects? Painting and drawing tends to be the starting place for all that I do. I then take the pieces

8. Many people know sage to be a fragrant herb that has many uses around the house. What was your thought process when naming this collection? Does sage grow in Arizona? It was actually the color I was referring to. And I also tend to name collections after an imagined character. This time I named her Sage. 9. You’ve spoken about your daughter Emily Grace, who is studying fashion design. Is she thinking of making projects with Sage or any other collections you’ve designed? She’s being sent back to school tomorrow with a huge suitcase of fabric. I hope she finds many uses for it. 10. We’ve noticed that you love home decor as much as we do! How do you plan on using Sage in your home? I’m definitely an interior design junkie. I think it was probably my biggest artistic area of interest from a young age. I feel that your home space should be a reflection of who you are. With Sage, there’s just so many options for decor. I really gravitate toward a colorful bohemian style in my own home. Right now I’ve started a kantha style quilted pillow, and the prints lend themselves beautifully to this look. I’m also envisioning floor poufs and throws in the same style. In quilts I like the improvisational look of scrappy quilts and see them with big hand stitching as well. The lemon print is gonna look great on almost anything… slip covers, drapes, floor mats (the canvas), pillows, poufs, and so much more. I can see this lemon print used in a more bohemian/tropical way. My suggestion would be to add details such as fringe, pompoms, hand stitching, tassels, ribbon etc. for a more homespun look with loads of personality. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets this collection for home decor.


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Make it Yourself! The Staple Dress

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SGE-14450 PAINTED DESERT MORNING

SGE-14451 SAGUARO CREST SUN

SGE-14452 BOUGAINVILLEA EVERGREEN

SGE-14455 COYOTE & QUAIL JOJOBA

SGE-14456 SUNSWEPT CANYON ROSE

SGE-14457 CACTUS FLORA BERRY

SGE-14453 YUMA LEMONS MIST

SGE-14454 PRIMROSE FIELD DARK

SGE-14458 BAJA WEAVE CURRANT

SGE-14459 PRICKLY PEAR RUBY

D OU BL E B OR D ER PA N E L


SGE-24459

PRICKLY PEAR INDIGO

DOU BL E B O RDER PANE L

SGE-24450 PAINTED DESERT NIGHT

SGE-24451 SAGUARO CREST OLIVE

SGE-24452 BOUGAINVILLEA LILAC

SGE-24455 COYOTE & QUAIL LAVENDER

SGE-24456 SUNSWEPT CANYON SAGE

SGE-24457 CACTUS FLORA LILY

SGE-24453 YUMA LEMONS GLARE

SGE-24454 PRIMROSE FIELD LIGHT

SGE-24458 BAJA WEAVE MAUVE


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