Several years after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Nathalie moved to San Francisco. It was there that Nathalie trained to be a textile artist which then launched a life long passion and career. In the early 90's, Nathalie and her husband joined forces and founded Foliage Inc., a surface pattern design studio. They were busy growing their business and by the early 2000's, moved to Manhattan. For over 25 years Nathalie has been creating and selling her designs to many leading brands like Target, Pottery Barn, The Company Store, American Greetings, H&M, just to name a few. While in San Francisco, Nathalie and her team were an integral part of the launch of Pottery Barn Kids and also worked closely with Williams Sonoma on developing collections for table top. All while creating her own prints, Nathalie represents and art directs an international collective of surface pattern designers. She prepares trends, colors and inspirations, for her designers and participates in major trade shows such as Indigo, Printsource NY, Blueprint and Surtex where she presents portfolios of designs for license and purchase. Nathalie is always searching for what's next, digging deep for new themes, colors, techniques and design trends. She always looking for inspiration in all the world around her.
With a never ending curiousity to evolve as a designer and artist, Nathalie recently attended a workshop in NYC and successfully learned the art of modern punch rug. Finding it refreshing to step away from the digital world, Nathalie went fast and furious learning the many aspects of rug design and manufacturing. Nathalie uses her colorful hand drawn patterns as inspiration to create rugs, and artwork which she now exhibits and sells. Please stay tuned as this part of her career continues to evolve.