Sarah graduated from VCU with honors, studying graphic design under the keen eye of Phil Megs and others. From there, Sarah spent a year in Tokyo and then settled in Manhattan working for some of the best graphic design studios in the world.
Along the way, Sarah fell more and more in love with textile design, a discipline she was drawn to throughout her travels in France and Japan, but also when helping her mother Suzie create one-a-kind pieces in the family-owned pottery in North Carolina.
Taking a summer off from work in New York City, Sarah spent three months in London studying textile design and printmaking at The Royal College of Art. This experience only served to inspire Sarah even more and she started her own textile practice six years ago.
From her home studio along the banks of the James River, Sarah crafts hand-drawn, bespoke wallcoverings inspired by the natural world around her. As Sarah likes to say “I live and breathe pattern, color and the natural world. Mother Nature gives me so many design ideas. She really is the best designer and colorist out there. She also happens to be very generous with her advice!"
Sarah’s textile design can be found in residential and commercial settings in Richmond, Florida, California and more. The interior and décor Sarah designed for her home, a mid-century modern ranch designed by Alan McCollough, has been featured in Domino and Coastal Living.
The Sarah Rowland Collection is available exclusively through Koroseal. Image by Beth Ferguson.