Serena Dugan Branches Out from Serena & Lily to Open Her Own Print Studio
As one half of the duo behind Serena & Lily, Serena Dugan is no stranger to a successful lifestyle brand. But in 2017, she stepped back from S&L to return to her roots as a painter, a journey that culminated in the opening of Serena Dugan Studio in Sausalito, California, earlier this year. The shapes and rhythms
of Dugan’s art found their way into 13 hand-printed Belgian linen fabrics and seven wall coverings, the latter in jute grass-cloth or clay-coated vellum. Capri derives from an Italian botanical sketch “kept in my inspiration file for many years,” she recalls. Midcentury architect Luis Barragán’s graphic work informs geometric Condesa, designed after a jaunt to Mexico City (RIP, travel…). Bahia is a tropical palm leaf repeat that eschews literalism, and vinelike Cassis, more classic by nature, is rendered in an unfussy hand. Keep an eye out for painted-leather sling chairs, ceramic stools, dye-painted silk pillows, and wool rugs to follow in November.