Famille Summerbelle is a home design company owned by Julie Marabelle and Simon Summerscales. Julie and Simon share a love of design and interior décor, and they established Famille Summerbelle to create products they would choose for their own home. Their whimsical and colorful items reflect an eclectic mix of global cultures, as they recently moved to The Netherlands and split their time between their home in Amsterdam, their London-based business, and their holiday getaway in France.
With a background in fine art and theatre set design, Julie oversees product development and design. Simon’s background in global advertising lends itself to managing the company’s operations and business matters. Famille Summerbelle is growing steadily, yet remains very conscious of the environment and how their products are made.
If you’re looking to add panache, whimsy and color to your home, studio, office or loft, Famille Summerbelle has a lovely line of intricate screen printed posters and city maps featuring some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities: London, New York, Paris and San Francisco.
The maps available on the Famille Summerbelle website are laser cut replicas of the original hand paper cut versions. You can watch Julie in action here. The level of detail in her hand cut artwork is awe-inspiring!
The maps are beautifully designed to display the interests, attractions and unique quirks of each city. Each map is initialed and dated for authenticity.
Julie says, “We always try to produce the best print, so we teamed up with a small screen printer (White Duck) in Bath, England who really cares about their craft. They introduced us to Mohawk papers and we’re so pleased about it!”
“We hand screen print all our maps on Mohawk Superfine and we are so happy with the results. The paper makes the colours stand out so beautifully. I really love the range of Mohawk papers, the craft and the story behind it – a family business with environmental commitments and a strong design and craft community.”
We’re pleased to announce that one lucky Felt & Wire reader will have an opportunity to win a hand screen print of Famille Summerbelle’s San Francisco map. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page for a chance to win. We’ll select one random winner and announce on Facebook next week, Good luck!
P.S. And don’t forget to visit Famille Summerbelle LeBlog for more design and home inspiration!