Happy New Year! I am excited to bring you a year full of inspiration for all of you creative types out there! My goal for 2020 is to provide you visual exploration of trends, color stories and archival textiles from Baxter Mill Archive. I like to think that Baxter Mill Archive is an “Inspiration Destination” for all industries. BMA is more than a place to house artifacts and textile treasures. It’s an immersive sensory experience. Every swatch and hand painted art has a story that yearns to be told. We are eager to share the archives stories and beauty with you. Enter the Vault…and be inspired for your next creative adventure!

ELEMENTS: We are living in a world of being consciously aware of our environmental threats to our planet. Humans depend on the water that covers 70% of the Earth’s surface, for comfort and survival. Global warming is producing effects in our water, from availability to even quality. This global “awareness/awakening” inspires designs from the elements and surfaces of planet Earth. Water will be a key element, whether its abstract movements of water; waves, ripples and raindrops, as well as realistic or painterly designs of the ocean. Patterns will one inspired by aquatic sea life and oceanside motifs and landscapes. Color is inspired by the vastness of the ocean, ranging from the soft seafood greens and seaglass aqua to the darkest depth blues.