Nathalie Farman-Farma started her own textile company and design studio called Decors Barbares, which is inspiring a renewed interest in romantic and bohemian floral patterns and ethnographically-inspired prints and specialises in fabrics inspired by the decorative history of Iran, Russia, and Central Asia.
Prior to that, she worked in the publishing industry in New York City for a decade, most notably as an associate editor for The New Yorker magazine and as a cultural producer for the Charlie Rose Show on PBS. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s in classics.
She then received a master’s in history from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 1993 and an master’s from Columbia University in classics in 1994. She was working on a doctorate in Ancient Greek novels but decided against academia.
Decors Barbares designs have a wonderfully detailed feature to them and can be printed on cotton, linen and linen voile.