August 19, 2008

Stationer Spotlight: Haile McCollum of fontaine maury

For fontaine maury's Haile McCollum, inspiration is all relative.

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[all images from fontaine maury]

Known for her bright colors, stylish designs and whimsical illustrations, founder and designer Haile McCollum pulls inspiration for the warm social style of fontaine maury from those she knows best.

From her collection of luggage tags and place mats named for her sister-in-law Nan, to sophisticated silhouettes inspired by her great-great aunt Taine, "all of my lines are named for a family member," says Haile. Parker's Plates, her popular line of dishwasher safe melamine plates, were inspired by her then 2-year old son. "He was a messy eater!"

But perhaps the biggest family influence is her late mother, the company's namesake. Fontaine Maury McFadden encouraged her daughter to pursue a degree in Graphic Design, and in Haile's opinion, is to thank for much of her success. "She had a talent for color and design that passed on to me, and continues to be one of my main inspirations."

You can see more of Haile's fabulous designs here on our website or by visiting fontaine maury.