Carolyn Quartermaine ~ Vogue Living Australia

Have you ever come across someone who captures your imagination and makes it soar?

Discovering Carolyn Quartermaine was like that for me. Her taste and aesthetics for beauty captured my imaginings. I purchased her one and only published work that I know of, it is called Carolyn Quartermaine Revealed. There is another title this book is published under, Carolyn Quartermaine Unwrapped. One version is from a British publisher, the other from an American one.

This book has been the one book I go to over and over again for inspiration. Her design style is refreshing and pure with an opulent flow of color and light. She is truly an artist’s artist.

Vogue Living Australia just recently featured her home in their beautiful magazine. (UPDATE: I had previously posted where I was able to locate a copy of this magazine. I have removed that information as it was a personal friend and not meant to be a source for others to order this issue from. Thanks so much for your understanding).

Photos: Vogue Living Australia

Photos: Vogue Living Australia

I encourage you to visit her website Carolyn Quartermaine. She has been named Designer of the year 2008 " Maison et Objets "

I also found this wonderful YouTube interview with her by Trendease.

A small update: A comment was left by a Trendease representative with a link to more Carolyn Quartermaine. It is a fantastic link. Please check it out here.


LiLi M. said...

Thank you!! I'm a fan of Caroline too! I have some interviews and pictures in my archive, see I can get hold of them and email you some (after summer...!). I will be back to watch that videoclip! Thanks again, have a great day, hugs LiLi

Lori said...

what a sweet girl that Natasha is!!! i'm glad she was able to help you out...gorgeous pictures!!!

Rosemary said...

I love it!!
Her fabric is beautiful!!
So glad you tracked down your magazine!
How fun!
That chair is so beautiful!
Have a great weekend Nancy!

Miss.Maddie's said...

Isn't it wonderful how this Land of Blog allows us to reach out across the globe to others for assistance.And only a passionate fellow blogger like Natasha could help you fulfill your passion!
Enjoy your weekend reading and what ever else you pleasure.
xo Susan

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I really enjoyed the interview. It's so inspiring to watch passionate people talk about what they love!

Janet said...

I must live under a rock! I wasn't familiar with Carolyn Quartermaine until I read this post. Now I have to go do some research!!

That was so nice of your friend to hunt down a copy and send it to you.

The Rose Room said...

Dear Nancy, I have been catching up on your posts and have just read your personal story. Very brave of you to share it as it is easy for us to hide behind our blogs. I can tell you are a beautiful person by your art, the way you write and the comments you leave others. We do need to feel good about ourselves and no matter what is said, how we feel about our own personal appearance does impact on our happiness and confidence. I am sending you lots of good wishes and blessings for your new personal journey. I hope you keep us updated so we can all support you on the way. Rachaelxo

Allie said...

I must be living under the same rock as Janet :) I don't recall ever hearing about Carolyn Quartermaine, however, I REALLY enjoyed the YouTube clip and I'm on my way to her website now. Will have to learn more about her. The 17th century calligraphy prints are fabulous!! Thanks for broadening my horizons!!

Natasha Burns said...

So glad i was able to help, it was a simple phone call, and it's so nice that you love her work and ideas so much! I will go watch the clip now ox

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

How sweet of Natasha!! That must have been a huge rock for all of us to have been under!! I'm off to check out Carolyn Quatermaine!

Margaret said...

What a fascinating post! I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of her before! Her style is just delightful. A very light and modern take on Victorian decorating sensibilities. I love the video--thank you for posting it!

Sunflower said...

it was so exciting to see the video about Carolyn Quartermaine!!! She is my most favorite designer of all!! Her book is breathtaking and unlike anyone else's art. She is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing about her. Your creativity actually reminds me of her work a lot!!


She Reigns in Pink said...

This post is beautiful, I'v always adired your gift of making those beautiful slippers, I would love to feature them on my new Marie Antoinette blog for Artists. They are simply stunning.... Hugs, Kimberly

Miss Sandy said...

I popped over to catch up on all the wonderfulness here and am not disappointed!

What a lovely surprise it was this rainy afternoon to open the new issue of Artful Blogging and see your wonderful blog listed in the contents! Great article and great representation of your blog. I love the way you think of your blog as a place of never ending expansion. Thanks for blogging so artfully and for always giving inspiration!

Miss Sandy

Sugar Bear said...

So happy you got your copy! Natasha is the best.

Anonymous said...

Hi all,

If you like that video you'll enjoy this:

Reporting to Inspire,
The Trendease Team

Patti said...

All I can say is WOW!
Wonderful post. I am going to look it over more closely again!

This is definitely you Nancy.

Nantucket Mermaid said...

I had Carolyn's book years ago and lent it to someone and I haven't seen it since! (can you blame them?) I love the photos of wrapped candy....that was my favorite! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful images!

Dapoppins said...

I like how you say that...opulent flow of color and true. And so uncluttered.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful post about an incredible artist. I just watched the video. Your blog is one of the most lovely ones that I read. I have an award on my post for you today. Please stop by and take it home. P.S. Natasha is such a wonderful and creative soul.

Cheryl said...

Oh that is so gorgeous. And I just saw an online preview of the upcoming Somerset and your lovely shoes in the piccy! I wanted to tell someone, "Hey I know her!" :)

Donna O. said...

Hi Nancy! Playing catch up here.
This name sounds familiar so I'll have to check out the links.
Any more poetry?? Maybe something about baubles next time?
PS- And another congrats on Artful Blogging!!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your creations are amazing! Just beautiful!

Scheharazade said...


woow her creations are so beautiful !!^^

Marie Antionette said...

I am finally back.Well not completly,Pc crashed,got it back last nite,but not everything is working.I love Carolyn Quartermain,,I'm glad to introduced us to her.I will look into her the Sweet bubles.Hope i have not missed much.Hugs Marie Antionette

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!
Thanks for the great post and the education about Carolyn. Her fabrics are incredible! I believe I've always liked her printed fabrics and didn't realize who the artist was. I liked the little video of her.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

Kristin said...

ohh the vogue pics are amazing..I think I want to re decorate my room now..hehe

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

beautiful style!
very elegant
Natasha is a sweetie!

cathy said...

Hi - how are you - hope you are having a great summer - I just just discovered carolyn quartermaine (I know this is an old post of yours but in googling quartermaine your site came up).
I just had to tell you how much these stylings and fabrics move me to - love it - I want to do a room just like hers - maybe my studio ;)