Galbraith & Paul

The artists at Galbraith & Paul in Philadelphia use playful patterns to bring their hand-printed pillows and lampshades to life.

Artist at work printing patterns one at a time.

In 1986, Liz Galbraith and Ephraim Paul opened a studio specializing in lamps with handmade paper shades. Before long, the two expanded their Philadelphia-based business to include fabric design and printing on textiles. Liz draws inspiration for her designs from diverse styles and cultures, including the bold graphics of Scandinavian textiles, the botanical silhouettes of the Arts and Crafts movement and traditional Japanese floral patterns. We enjoy collaborating with Liz on patterns and hand-mixed colors you can only find at Room & Board.

The imperfection on each piece is the very thing that makes it special.

Ephraim Paul, Co-owner

(left) Mixing paint colors that are exclusive to Room & Board.(right) Textile paint is hand-applied onto blocks before printing.

Galbraith & Paul creations are hand-block printed to order, one at a time. According to Ephraim, the resulting variations in color, pattern or shading show the true spirit of the work. "The imperfection on each piece is the very thing that makes it special," he says.