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Talin Adds a Touch of Tropics to South Sea Rattan/Fairfax Space
AT THE MARKET - Artist Talin Lyman is bringing a touch of the tropics to the South Sea Rattan Collection/Fairfax Home Furnishings here.

Talin, as she is known professionally, is known for her oversized interior and exterior murals that dot South Florida. Here, she is painting her tropical designs on accent pillows for retailers that place big orders.She will be in the showroom of the International Home Furnishings Center, space H-744, through Sunday.

furnituretoday02The pillow painting kicks off the Lyman Cottage Collection, featuring her occasional pieces for Fairfax Home Furnishings and upholstery designs for sister company South Sea Rattan. The series marks the first licensing agreement for both artist and the importer.

Jim Cameron, the companies' national sales manager, said buyers who submit substantial orders get a one-of-a-kind keepsake created by Talin on the spot, to take back home or back to their stores. The 16-inch-square pillows start out in solid, bright pastels.

"Buyers have something to walk away with to help create the image of the Lyman Cottage Collection," Cameron said. "This will build traffic and provide a casual lifestyle look that the consumer is ready for because of the unique color story."

At Fairfax, the Lyman Cottage intros include an entertainment armoire adorned in a beach scene by Talin. The collection includes 30 of her sophisticated designs for bedroom, dining room and occasional.

The South Sea Rattan line features original fabric designs and frames from Talin. The artist created four six-piece rattan groups, each available in two or three colorways.

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