My experience working with interior designers

Hi, it's Rianne here! I'm a textile artist and the founder of Teddy and Wool Studio. In this blog post I'll take you on a journey through my experience as an artist collaborating with interior designers. So whether you're an (aspiring) interior designer, a design professional, or simply an interior design enthusiast, this is for you!

Step into my artistic world, where fibers dance with imagination, weaving and knotting dreams into reality. From homes, to luxurious hotel suites, to corporate offices, join me as we explore the power of bespoke fiber art in elevating interior spaces.

Fiber Art Commission for Google

Commission for Google - 5 Colored Textile Art Medallions 

As a dedicated fiber artist, my artistic journey often (but not always) intertwines with the vision of interior designers. Our mutual goal is to use art to elevate spaces from bland or boring to interesting and inspiring.


From collaborating with individual interior designers to working with renowned design firms like Kevin Barry Fine Art, DAC Art Consulting, Yabu Pushelberg, or Saatchi Art, and from crafting fiber art for small businesses, to being commissioned by prestigious clients such as Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Google, and Starbucks, my passion for creating bespoke fiber art is deeply rooted in enhancing the essence of interior spaces. Here's a small selection from some of the bigger names who have commissioned me to create textile art:               

I'm sure you'll agree with me that this all sounds peachy, but why should YOU as an art enthusiast or as interior design professional, work with me? Well, here are just a few reasons;

Tailored artistry for inspired designs

From design to art

In the realm of interior design, every project tells a unique story, and my role as a fiber artist is to help bring that story to life. Working hand-in-hand with interior designers, I immerse myself in each project, crafting textile art that seamlessly integrate with the design aesthetic, while simultaneously adding a touch of individuality and soul to the space through the use of colors, textures, depth and design. I often choose to create a design proposal upfront, working closely with the designer to make sure we're on the same page before I start working on the art piece. Below you'll find an example of an initial design concept alongside the final art piece that emerged from it.

Versatility meets vision
The versatility of art, especially textile art, allows for almost endless creativity in design. Whether it's intricate weavings, bold macramé, or minimalist framed tapestries, my repertoire spans a diverse range of styles and techniques, ensuring that each piece of fiber art is tailor-made to suit the unique vision and requirements of the interior designer and their client or project.

Craftsmanship and quality (assurance)
At the heart of all my creations is a dedication to craftsmanship and quality. From sourcing the finest yarns and materials to employing the right knotting and weaving techniques, I always strive to uphold the highest standards of craftsmanship. Each piece is meticulously crafted, reflecting my commitment to excellence and attention to detail.

I also take great pride in guaranteeing that all of my work is completely handmade using only natural materials. This dedication ensures that each artwork not only captivates the eye but also embodies authenticity and sustainability, which in my opinion are key when it comes to art.

Another thing that's key, especially if you're offering your textile art online, is to prioritize customer satisfaction. To provide peace of mind to my clients, I offer a 30-day exchange policy, allowing a client to make adjustments if needed. This also comes with free shipping on all orders. My clients seem to appreciate this all, as can be seen in my long list of loving reviews from happy customers.

Customer Satisfaction

Teddy and Wool - Our guarantees

Collaboration is key in the world of interior design, and I pride myself on fostering collaborative partnerships grounded in professionalism, integrity, and mutual respect. From concept to final installation, I work closely with interior designers, offering open communication, my artistic and creative insights, and support.

Interior designers often approach me with a rough idea, design concept, or mood board, seeking my input on creating an art piece that harmonizes with the client's space. I embrace these collaborative opportunities, leveraging my expertise to transform their visions into tangible, bespoke artworks that enhance and elevate the overall design scheme.

Elevating interior design
I talked a bit about mass-produced décor in my last blogpost, and why bespoke fiber art offers a unique opportunity to infuse spaces with authentic artistry and personality. By partnering with me as a fiber artist, interior designers have the chance to elevate their designs with custom creations that ignite the imagination, evoke emotion, and create memorable experiences for clients.

Custom Art
Deep Roots - Fiber Artwork

With a deep understanding of design principles, a passion for craftsmanship, and a commitment to collaboration, I'm on a journey of creative exploration, weaving dreams into reality, one fiber at a time. If you're a designer, I ask you to join me on this journey and together we can create spaces that inspire and go beyond the (boring) ordinary.

Rianne Aarts Textile Artist

Thanks for reading and if you're interested in working with me, then make sure to contact me with your designer credentials to get 10% trade discount on any piece listed in my portfolio.

- Rianne Aarts


  • Astyork said:

    Thank you for spotlighting the transformative power of bespoke fiber art in interior design. Your insights offer inspiration for creating unique and inviting spaces.

    March 05, 2024

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