-- Interior Design, 10/31/2009 12:00:00 AM
A woman rancher, an English naval officer, and a notorious occultist have little in common with each other, but, nevertheless, they lend their names, and histories, to three patterns in Grow House Grow's Parlour Room collection, from designer Katie Deedy. Old West figure Ellen Liddy Watson loans her nickname to Cattle Kate, which pays homage to the frontierswoman with feminine ribbon-like swirls that morph into lassos, in colorways Hay, Sterling, and Teton. The tragic captain of the Titanic, Edward John Smith, inspired Captain Smith, a pattern rife with sea fauna, including octopi and jellyfish—all potential visitors to the ship's wreckage at the bottom of the sea. Its blue- and green-hued palettes also suggest the ocean, in names like Promenade, Epoque, and Silhouette.
Aleister Crowley, dubbed the "wickedest man in the world" and best known as a figure of hedonism and the occult, lends his name to a pattern that evokes mystery, with encircled pairs of hands engaged perhaps in black-magic debauchery. The pattern is available in Feit Leaf, Veil, and Primrose. All are hand silkscreened onto vinyl-coated paper. 770-883-2709; growhousegrow.com. circle 444