We're happy to continue our Holiday Tastemaker introductions with Julia Amory, founder of India Amory, a lifestyle and home goods brand working in Indian block printed cotton of varying weights. The concept of India Amory was developed after Julia was unable to find printed fabrics she loved at an affordable price for the tables at her Southampton wedding. After designing her own wedding table linens, she was inspired to leave behind her financial services career to pursue what she discovered was her entrepreneurial passion! Her company now offers both ready-made and custom printed textiles in a limitless array of colors and patterns. Julia was born and raised in New York City where she lives with her husband, Minot, their newborn daughter, rescue dog, Hudson, and dachshund, Gracie.
For her Holiday Tastemaker Collection, Julia worked with Dixie artist Inslee Fariss who created the beautiful artwork found throughout the collection. Inslee's floral illustrations were inspired by the bold motifs and graphic block prints found in India Amory patterns. We are thrilled with the resulting Southampton collection and we're excited to pair the menus and place cards with our holiday tables adorned with India Amory linens!
Continue scrolling for our Q&A with Julia to learn more about her holiday traditions as well as what most inspires her creative work. We have included additional images of her beautiful tastemaker collection at the bottom of this post, but you can shop the full Julia Amory Holiday Collection on our website.
Favorite Holiday Tradition:
My mother has always planted an insane number of paperwhites at Christmastime – they took over the entire house! It’s a tradition I’ve carried into adulthood and there is no happier fragrance than a narcissus during the holidays.
Dream Dinner Date:
In a fantasy world my dream dinner date would be dinner at the original Bilboquet with Marie Antoinette (maybe followed by a trip to the original Bungalow 8?).
Favorite Last Minute Holiday Gift Idea:
India Amory dinner napkins – no hostess on earth ever has enough, they’re cheap and don’t take up a lot of space so they’re easy to have on hand.
Most memorable read:
Favorite hometown eatery:
Majorelle in New York, Blue Parrot in East Hampton
What inspires you most?
Impressionist art and 18th century French history, art and architecture
Letters from my grandfather
Most Sentimental Christmas Tree Trimming?
Growing up, the church our family goes to used to give away jingle bells after the pageant on Christmas eve – they end up on the tree as ornaments every year.
Go-to hostess gift?
Anything India Amory!
I don’t believe in hidden talents – anything I’m good at I use!
Whole milk latte
What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
Editor in chief of Vogue
What is your number one tool of the trade?
Coffee table books – the best inspiration!
Table Photography: Patricia Kantzos Photography
Card Photography: Mary Margaret Smith Photography
Stock Image Card Photography: Ashley Cox Photography