Now Trending: Emily Daws Textiles
In our quest for fresh textiles to revamp our Farmhouse porch, we were introduced to a gem: Emily Daws Textiles. Her award-winning fabric and wallpaper designs are a true Southern treasure, hand-illustrated and proudly made in the USA. The collections are available through emilydawstextiles.com, in select retailers and showrooms, and by appointment at her Johns Island studio. Emily’s textiles tell a story, drawing inspiration from sunlit shores and island marshes. With her refined collections, Emily Daws Textiles capture the subtle essence of the Lowcountry landscape’s unique patterns and colors.
Photograph by Margaret Wright
The Inspiration Behind Emily’s Designs
Emily breathes life into each pattern by reinterpreting familiar motifs of the Lowcountry with an inventive eye. Her designs are fresh and appealing. Her contemporary twist on coastal design weaves inviting color palettes and minimalist patterns into a subtle and captivating narrative.
Transforming Living Spaces
Emily’s design expertise and textiles brought a stunning transformation to our outdoor space. Our Farmhouse porch’s dining table took center stage with the Eden abstract floral tablecloth, inspired by natural gardens and roadside flowers. Emily’s Birch pattern added a harmonious touch, mirroring birch bark on our new cloth napkins.
And what’s an outdoor seating collection without pillows? Emily curated three distinct yet harmonious patterns for our outdoor furniture: Wadmalaw, inspired by the island’s native tea plants, Jetty, a minimalist design inspired by Charleston’s marshlands, and Eden, the ever-charming floral pattern.
Photographs by Margaret Wright
Kiawah River’s Bungalows: A Perfect Design Retreat
Emily recently booked a “staycation” at the Kiawah River Bungalows for her annual creative retreat. These cozy tiny houses on the riverfront provide the perfect sanctuary for a peaceful weekend. She spent time relaxing and observing the abundant array of wildlife, sketching abstract designs inspired by the colors and patterns of nature.
We look forward to the launch of Emily’s new textile patterns collection, Fauna, to see the beauty of wildlife through her eyes. The markings and distinctive patterns of woodland creatures such as fawns, moths, and bees are among the inspiration for her upcoming collection.
Photograph by Margaret Wright
Emily finds endless inspiration in the organic patterns of nature, prevalent in the coastal setting of Johns Island where she resides with her family. Her patterns reflect the Lowcountry’s iconic elements, with jewel tones printed on luxurious oatmeal linen, creating an earthy and heirloom-inspired aesthetic. Emily envisions her collections as pockets of tranquility, meant to bring the outside in, offering relaxation and unwinding.
Emily’s journey began with a lifelong passion for fabrics and sewing, leading to a degree in textiles and a summer of fashion design in Milan. Settling in Charleston, she shifted her focus from women’s wear to interiors and bespoke decor. Emily established a textile collection and custom workroom, offering design services for both in-home and virtual consultations. Her design expertise, using her fabrics for custom window treatments, pillows, bedding, and more, creates harmonious home design.
First photograph and final photograph by Laura Saur