Petit Collage is a delightful line of modern baby and children’s décor with an undeniably vintage twist. Founder Lorena Siminovich, started with collages on wood and has expanded the line to include mobiles, fabric wall decals, clever acrylic mirrors and more! Her modern collages on wood were even featured on the Martha Stewart Show! I love how each piece incorporates a touch of vintage styling and is handcrafted with eco-friendly materials to produce sustainable and quality products that will thrive in your home for a lifetime. The Bamboo Assembled Mobiles are among some of our most popular items on RosenberryRooms.com with the acute attention to detail in these adorable shapes, laser-cut from sustainably grown bamboo. The look of each of Lorena’s products is sure to create a definite style in any room, particularly if you love contemporary and vintage themes. Now, it is my pleasure to introduce founder and creator of Petit Collage, Lorena Siminovich as she answers a few of our questions about the inspiration behind this charming line.
How would you define the Petit Collage style philosophy?
Petit Collage is all about good design. With my team of designers, I create modern wall decor and accessories influenced by mid-century design.
What inspired you to become a designer and start a business?
I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and I’m a helpless optimist. I have a background in product development working for a gift company in New York and when I moved to San Francisco I knew I wanted to start my own art and design studio.
Why did you choose to design and make children’s art?
I really like children and my art style naturally appeals to them. I also write and illustrate children’s books (I have over 20 books published!) and the products I create are extensions of this creative expression. What makes me happy is knowing that customers appreciate the playfulness as well as the sophistication of our goods and have them in various rooms of their contemporary home.
What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
Creating new products, finding exciting new materials, collaborating with my team and selling to nice stores make me quite content!
If you had to pick a favorite design from your collection, what would it be?
I am in love with our new elephant deluxe bamboo mobiles. I was really excited to see our bamboo mobiles evolve in texture and color. It was a wonderful discovery to realize that our bestselling mobiles could look even better!
What sets Petit Collage apart from other children’s art designers?
I believe it is our modern design sense, our aesthetic, color scheme and commitment to using the best eco-friendly materials available.
I am terribly excited to share our new soft goods including modern dolls and pillows as well as our largest arwork offering to date – jumbo wood panels with striking graphics printed directly on wood!
Now…Just for Fun
Favorite Food: Now, who doesn’t love a good bowl of mashed potatoes?
Favorite TV Show: Mad Men
Favorite Movie: I might just break into song…The Sound of Music!
Favorite Weekend Activity: Brunch with my husband and my two-year-old daughter
Favorite Band: Feist