Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Atlanta-based Forbes Masters debut their first collection, now available through Mitchell Black.
To say Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Forbes Masters have had an explosive couple of years—with features in major magazines, a bevy of new clients and more—is an understatement. Adding to their full plate is their first wallpaper and textiles collection in conjunction with Mitchell Black. The wallpapers, which were first shown on the duo’s hometown turf at AmericasMart in August, are digitally printed and reminiscent of their signature textural style that is inspired by the birthplace of their culture, with each paper having a name of African origin. Says Forbes, “On our journey to influence the home, establishing a wallpaper collection accomplishes one of our many goals. It’s no secret that we’re lovers of texture, patterns and pattern play. By creating a wallpaper line we wanted to encourage customers to explore character-filled elements. Wallpaper is a simple and effective way to do that. Each of our wallpaper designs has its own personality and can add character.”
Intentional geometric patterns with depth and contrast are found in a soothing, rich, earthy palette and are available in both digitally printed traditional wallpaper and PVC-free peel-and-stick, with new patterns rolling out. (Commercial grade is also available.) Colors such as terra cotta, olive, peach and charcoal help achieve a vibe that is at once calming and provocative. Says Mitchell Black founder Lynai Jones, “Upon meeting Tavia and Monet at a Black Interior Designers Network conference, their confident expression of exquisite taste resonated with me immediately. Since then, I learned the three of us share a Jamaican heritage, which I suppose explains why the Forbes Masters collection feels like a marriage of class and style.” Masters is equally complimentary to Mitchell Black, saying, “It’s important for us to practice the values we believe in. Partnering with Mitchell Black, a woman-owned Black business, to launch our first wallpaper collection aligns with our principles to support and showcase diverse businesses.”
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