Rachelle Caliolio Design

Textile Designer / Home & Apparel

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3 year old Rachelle

3 year old Rachelle

I was always drawing.
As long as I had a crayon, a pencil, or a pen - I was sketching onto whatever surface I got my hands on.

At 3 years old, much to my grandma's dismay, I was scribbling stick figures on her living room walls. Already, I was showing the passionate and rebellious traits of an artist!


Alma Mater - The Fashion Institute of Technology at W27th Street and 7th Avenue NYC

Alma Mater - The Fashion Institute of Technology at W27th Street and 7th Avenue NYC

An alumni of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology,  I earned my Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design, with a specialization in Women's Active Sportswear. It was 1999 and I was eager to start my fashion career. I began as a technical designer for women's wovens. Soon, I branched out into the men's and childrenswear technical departments. My days comprised of leading fit sessions, spec writing, and collaborating with patternmakers for the perfect fit. I enjoyed constructing a garment from scratch, but I still felt a creative void. I simply wanted to draw and express them onto media.

"Elephant Magic" original print by Rachelle Caliolio Design  copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

"Elephant Magic" original print by Rachelle Caliolio Design

copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

"Fruit Salad" original print by Rachelle Caliolio Design  copyright 2018. All rights reserved

"Fruit Salad" original print by Rachelle Caliolio Design

copyright 2018. All rights reserved

"Toucan Isle" original print, Rachelle Caliolio Design  copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

"Toucan Isle" original print, Rachelle Caliolio Design

copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

Original freehand sketch "Gardenscape"  by Rachelle Caliolio   Design copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

Original freehand sketch "Gardenscape"

by Rachelle Caliolio Design copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

Original watercolor painting " Natalie Floral"  by Rachelle Caliolio Design copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

Original watercolor painting " Natalie Floral"

by Rachelle Caliolio Design copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

I taught myself the CAD programs popular in the industry and eventually worked as print designer for various brands along Seventh Avenue. I began freelancing for print houses and was committed to perfecting my fabric styling skills. I had befriended many seasoned textile artists during my freelancing days. Their combined mentoring gave me solid knowledge of the craft. I am thankful to have worked alongside great talent.

Ready for a change, I left the apparel scene and moved to the home textile market. To compliment my interior design interests, I completed a course in home staging and became an accredited home stager in 2009. As an interior design enthusiast, switching to the home design industry was the best move for me. I am glad to have found my niche and am now reveling in the countless possibilities! 

Future projects of mine will focus on producing original home textiles. I am currently geared into creating specialized collections tailoring to interior designers and their clients. My focus includes new prints for home linens, upholstery, and wallpaper. I cater to any style - classic and modern - with a fresh and whimsical approach.

"Notting Hill-scarlet" print on the Maran slipper chair .     https://roostery.com/e?user=rachelle_caliolio_design

"Notting Hill-scarlet" print on the Maran slipper chair.

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"Yellow Roses" print on the Venda sloped arm chair.    https://roostery.com/e?user=rachelle_caliolio_design

"Yellow Roses" print on the Venda sloped arm chair.

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"Skylar Blooms" print on the 18x 18 Catalan throw pillow    https://roostery.com/e?user=rachelle_caliolio_design

"Skylar Blooms" print on the 18x 18 Catalan throw pillow

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"Dahlia Dream" print on the Lamona cloth placemat (set of 4)    https://roostery.com/e?user=rachelle_caliolio_design

"Dahlia Dream" print on the Lamona cloth placemat (set of 4)

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"Mayumi Leaves" print on the Amarela dinner napkin (set of 4)    https://roostery.com/e?user=rachelle_caliolio_design

"Mayumi Leaves" print on the Amarela dinner napkin (set of 4)

https://roostery.com/e?user=rachelle_caliolio_design

"Rorie" print available on Patternbank.com   http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Rorie" print available on Patternbank.com

http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Tropical Birds" print available on Patternbank.com   http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Tropical Birds" print available on Patternbank.com

http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Easton Fields" print available on Patternbank.com   http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Easton Fields" print available on Patternbank.com

http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Maharlika" print available on Patternbank.com   http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Maharlika" print available on Patternbank.com

http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Sanibel" print available on Patternbank.com   http://patternbank.com/rachellec

"Sanibel" print available on Patternbank.com

http://patternbank.com/rachellec

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Ordinary or grand, if it catches my eye, I am easily inspired. Art truly is all around. One must just stop to appreciate even the smallest details in the everyday. Furthermore, I am inspired by my children and their carefree spirit. I remember myself as a girl and my love for simply drawing. I am just as passionate in everything I design today.

"Fantasy Island" original print by Rachelle Caliolio Design  copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

"Fantasy Island" original print by Rachelle Caliolio Design

copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

Stay tuned as I will be adding more of my work, my insights and everyday likes to this visual diary I've started. Please drop me a message if you would like to collaborate, I welcome all new inquiries!

Currently adding more to this wall as I post 🖼 This is my peak creative window, when everyone is asleep. Not ideal for most but it’s been working! I’ve also got expresso in me, so🏃🏻‍♀️#goodmorning #earlyaf #haha #saturdaymorningmood #thisishowido #designtime #gallerywall #lovewhatyoudo
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Visit my new Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/PetitePrintStudio

Visit my new Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/PetitePrintStudio

 

All images by Rachelle Caliolio Design.

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