Adding wallpaper to your walls is an easy (and relatively cheap) way to upgrade your interior design game. And if it’s a Kate Zaremba’s wallpaper, the change from basic to artistic is achieved easily as one, two, three!
The former child actress received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Art Studies from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri. But it was only after she worked with potter and designer Jonathan Adler that Zaremba realized her true love was interior design.
“My focus in art school was textiles, but I’ve always been a paper person,” she shared with the Urban Outfitters blog. “So as I was learning surface design and weaving I was also creating sculptures and installations out of cut paper. I went on to work for Jonathan Adler who is a master of interiors. The unique and storied objects he creates continue to inspire me. Wallpaper seemed like a melding of my life experiences, I want to make things that enliven a space, that provide creative energy and inspiration for its inhabitants.”
Zaremba now works from her two studios in Austin, TX and Washington, DC. “An idea for a pattern can really pop up out of nowhere or sometimes it’s in a museum looking at works of art or it might come out of playful experimentation in my studio,” she went on to say. “You can’t force the creative process so I always have multiple things in the works. Some designs take longer than others and some are formed in a momentary sketch.”
Prepare to fall in love.