The past 10 months ushered in many changes - including the arrival of our new baby, Pilar and the opening of our restaurant, Stationæry. This new palette reflects moodier influences and deeper hues found while taking great risks and embracing change.
While I’m so excited to release these new colors in our Signature Envelope, I also want to pull back the curtain a bit and give you a peek into the real, honest lead-up behind this. When I created the Essentialist Collection, I envisioned releasing new colors each year, a capsule collection in the Fall, and having a nice steady stream of business as I transitioned into motherhood and grew our family. While the later part remains true, releasing new colors and “freshening” up the Collection annually seemed an impossibility. As early 2018 rolled around and it came time to unveil new colors and jump into sales mode for a whole new production - I was unable to do it. Partially because I just found out I was pregnant again and Pilar was depleting my energy. We also made the decision to have our family resources pour into the new project of our restaurant, Stationæry. And while I’m still not quite ready to produce all of our offerings in these new colors - I am releasing a limited quantity of the palette in our Signature Envelope stationery. I’m focusing on what I AM able to accomplish, rather than beat myself up about what I’m not able to complete.
So here they are! The timing isn’t perfect or gracefully coordinated. They are a reflection of my year and I look forward to sharing the stories and personality behind each hue - saddle, lilac, turmeric, and emerald.