Tour This Fiber Artist’s Incredibly Colorful Savannah, Georgia, Rental

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Michael meticulously fixed every crack in the ceiling and walls, and painted the rooms in the couple’s favorite colors, which include seafoam green, bright orange, and gray hues. Plus, they went wild with patterns on the walls, from vintage green plaid wallpaper to an abstraction of dots in the hallway. “Michael is my favorite artist, and I love living around his work,” Trish says. “This place is a constant work in progress, destined to never be finished, but a place for ideas to take shape,” Michael adds.

“It’s hard to walk through the hallway without smiling,” Trish says. The dots are seen throughout Michael’s art practice. Michael created the “Brocade Dot” walls. The runner is by Trish. The bunny sculpture is by Kristin Stone. The floors are painted in Behr Interior/Exterior Hi-gloss Enamel in a custom color.

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In the guest room, the rug is another Trish design, the pyramid lamp is by Friend of All, the art is by Michael, and the paint color is Behr’s Marquee Calm.

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There was such an overwhelming reaction to the stair runner, that Trish went to her connections in her hometown of Dalton, Georgia (the carpet capital of the world), to see how to bring them to the rest of the country. The custom runner is by Trish, and the artwork, called No Assholes (After Vonnegut) is by Michael.

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The pattern goes further than the walls too. In early 2019, Trish created an incredible tufted yarn runner that covered the stairs—and it became an Internet sensation. Though her art practice has a big emphasis on fiber works created using a tufting gun, she thought she’d never make rugs. “I had been living in New York for 13 years and didn’t have stairs in so long,” she says. “[The stairs] were a special canvas—a wild way to enter our home and a peek at what’s to come.” The process of making the rug for their home started the whole process of Trish’s new carpet collection, which came out in September. “I felt this would be the perfect reflection of us and hoped it would encourage our cats to run up and down the stairs to get some exercise.”

It’s no surprise that Trish’s work finds its way into their decor, since her own studio is on the first floor. “It’s the shortest commute I’ve ever had, but luckily, I can shut the door at the end of the day,” she says. “The transition of going up the stairs is nice, but I live and breathe my work; just waking up and getting going is really wonderful for my creative process.”

Michael sits below his series of drips. The painting on the left is by Britt Spencer. The pillows are Dusen Dusen. The cats names are Ventoux and Veronique.

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The bath mat is by Trish and the shower curtain is by Quiet Town. The curtain is vintage. The art is by Marcus Kenney. The cowhide is from IKEA. The walls are by Michael.

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Though Trish and Michael have already filled their home with so much new artwork, much of it was already in the house when they moved in. “It is such a great reminder of the history of the space, and we are grateful we get to hang out with this special house for a bit, while also adding our little chapter to the story,” Trish says.

The furniture is all vintage. Trish’s sweepable shag floor mat in Magic Blue is used as a table runner.

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The backyard has a definite jungle feeling. “Since we don’t have a dining room upstairs, we entertain outside—mosquitos pending. It’s a changing environment out there,” Trish says.

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“I am an estate sale junkie, so I turned the blankets into curtains. It’s too hot here for blankets, but I can’t stop buying them,” says Trish, who calls the style “clown town mixed with grandma on acid.”

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