kerrie brown patterns wallpaper prints with theatrical, gritty-graffiti graphics
kerrie brown patterns wallpaper prints with theatrical, gritty-graffiti graphics
may 14, 2016

kerrie brown patterns wallpaper prints with theatrical, gritty-graffiti graphics

kerrie brown patterns wallpaper prints with theatrical, gritty-graffiti graphics
all images courtesy of kerrie brown




after a career as a set decorator on international feature films, kerrie brown began her own design brand in sydney, australia. at her studio in woollahra, brown renders vibrant and theatrical graphic illustrations, prints and patterns for application on textiles, lampshades, and wallpaper. photographic imagery is overlaid with text, drawings, paint pigment, portraits, and paper, forming dynamic digital collages that merge artistic styles, time periods and cultural symbols. 


at the second edition of maison&objet americas 2016 in miami, brown presents a range of recently-released compositions that feature bold, gritty, graffiti graphics for use in both commercial and domestic settings. with names like ‘botanical graffiti’, ‘I think I’m turning japanese’, and ‘rock star’, the aesthetic-cues are clearly drawn from a vast array of european art, blending a dynamic and luminous color palette with 18th century motifs, asian influences and street art style. the designs range from an explosive mix of period imagery, to contemporary graffiti smudges, to dreamy pools of liquid pigment that saturate interior settings. ‘being a set decorator is a bit like being an interior designer, but your client is a character in a film,’ brown describes. ‘it is all about creating a world for the characters to live in, but now I’m loving working with real people and designing for their lifestyle.’

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application of ‘botanical graffiti – down the garden path’ in a living room interior 

detail of ‘botanical graffiti – down the garden path’

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
‘I think I’m turning japanese – tokyo girl’ features street art tags overlaid with photographic imagery

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
‘I think I’m turning japanese – tokyo girl’ applied as wallpaper in a domestic setting 

‘graffiti  ko ko’ features a vibrant color palette interspersed with photographs and illustration  

detail of ‘graffiti ko ko’ graphics 

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
‘countess with flowers’ includes 18th and 19th century imagery and motifs 

detail of ‘countess with flowers’

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
‘ghetto blaster’ features colorful graphics overlaid with abstract written text  

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
the pattern of ‘joyous zambezi’ is seemingly a soft liquid wash of color 

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
‘graffiti yum-yum’ features a color palette of bright yellow and purple  

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
a deep red and yellow color palette defines ‘still life with portraits – infanta in the orient’

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
‘magical mystery tour’ is highlighted by 18th and 19th century motifs 

maison et objet kerrie brown miami
pleated, paper like sheets with a subtly skyscape define the pattern of ‘origami clouds’ 






maison et objet americas 2016 runs from may 10 to may 13, 2016. the event brings the interior design and home decoration communities from north and south america to the vibrant city of miami. this second edition takes over two halls at the miami beach convention center, with an outreach of events, exhibitions and activities planned for across the city throughout the week.

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