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What Inspires Thomas O'Brien?

Target has carried Thomas O’Brien’s Vintage Modern line for years, and they recently interviewed him about what inspires him for their blog, A Bullseye View.

I was surprised to read that he starts by drawing everything by hand, and that once he has his sketches, he moves on to the mood board creation process. He had this to say about his menswear-like bedding collection:

I wanted to design a group of bedding that related to the world of clothing and fashion. Many of the patterns are based on things out of my own wardrobe. I’ve collected vintage textiles and clothing for years—all kinds of classic stripes and subtle prints, and interesting fabrics like yarn-dyed shirt cloth and ikat. I was thinking about modern classics that are tailored and easy, like putting on a great jacket with a favorite shirt, scarf, or tie, and how to translate that into sheets, pillows and duvets.

You can read more from Thomas O’Brien right here.

• Nicole Balch is the founder of Making it Lovely, a design blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Catch up with all of Nicole’s posts here on Babble, and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook.

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