Inside the Exquisitely Exotic World of Lisa Fine Textiles
Based in Dallas and born in Mississippi, designer Lisa Fine has developed a keen eye for the exquisite via her extensive travels across the globe. As founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, her collections center around hand-printed linens which are sold in nineteen trade showrooms worldwide. Lisa’s passion for globe-trotting is seen clearly through her designs which combine exotic and traditional prints in vibrant and romantic colors, creating an aesthetic that is both worldly and timeless.
Known for her hand-blocked prints, chintz, moire, and ikat fabrics, Lisa recently launched an exquisite wallpaper design, Persian Garden, created in collaboration with Italy’s legendary San Patrignano Design Lab. Inspired by botanicals covering the bedroom walls of 18th-century botanist Carl Linnaeus’ house (now a museum in Sweden) the design’s palm and fruit trees were interpreted from drawings she found in Persian archives.
Persian Garden made its debut last fall when designer Cathy Kincaid used it to transform the ceiling and walls of a Bunny Mellon-inspired room she created for the 2023 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas.
Today, we are taking a peek inside Lisa’s own homes – in Dallas, New York City, and Paris. Lisa is drawn to old-fashioned decorating with a generous dose of the exotic. She loves pulling unexpected things together from her collections acquired via world-wide travels. Lisa particularly adores the colors, combinations, and florals of Indian textiles, prints, and embroideries… romantic, but not too sweet. Lisa also has a passion for chintz.
“The interesting thing that people don’t realize is that the 18th-century chintzes that have been loved and adored and that most people connect to England were originally made in India and imported to Europe,” she said. Then places like Manchester, England, started reproducing them. A lot of things we attribute to Europe really started in the Persian Empire.”