About  The Pattern Farm is a wallpaper studio founded by the husband and wife team, Emily and Josh Minnie. The couple recently joined forces to create a line of wallpapers combining inspiration from both their midwestern origins and their urban habitation. With an emphasis on collaboration and custom design, The Pattern Farm strives to create fresh and vibrant wallpaper patterns.

Vision  The Pattern Farm’s mission is to transform interiors and make true connections with clients through the cultivation of fresh and unique wallpapers. Whether its a highly manipulated photo mural, a buzzing geometric op-art pattern or a hand drawn repeat of fighting cats, each design is carefully crafted and expertly printed from start to finish. The Pattern Farm loves to collaborate and showcases a feature artist collection through which amazing artists and designers create custom wallpapers for production. 

Story  Both Iowa natives, Josh and Emily became a team while earning MFA degrees in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee. After grad school it was off to beautiful New Orleans where Emily taught as a visiting printmaking instructor at Tulane University and Josh started working with the now famous wallpaper company Flavor Paper. It was here the couple developed a love of wallpaper and its amazing fusion of art, print and design. Josh continued to work for Flavor Paper for the next decade, first as their Master Printer and later as their Digital Print Manager. In 2009 they relocated with Flavor Paper to Brooklyn, NY where their family also expanded to include a couple of wallpaper loving kiddos. In 2016 the couple decided to make the big change and move back to their mid-western origins to create The Pattern Farm.

Product  All wallpapers are custom designed by Emily and Josh, printed in their studio, and sold in efficient custom panels just the right height to fit your wall. The Pattern Farm strives to produce eco-friendly wallpapers. All wallpapers are printed to order using the latest generation of water based wide format print technology. Our standard grounds include Nolar and Terralon (PVC free made with polyester/natural fiber and containing over 31% recycled material). We are equally capable of printing on a variety of grounds including traditional papers, vinyl, back-lit film, and pre-pasted and self adhesive grounds.  Please contact us with any questions about our custom printing capabilities. Since we print to order and ship nationwide directly from our studio we have low minimums and quick turn-around times.

Custom Printing   Specializing in collaboration with emerging artists, The Pattern Farm’s wallpapers are exclusively made to order and customization is encouraged. Both Emily and Josh are professional artists with a long histories of design collaboration. Through years of wallpaper design and printing, they have gained experience working with hundreds of clients in all stages of wallpaper production; pattern design, custom mural set up, color matching and installation tips.  All wallpapers are made-to-order and printing is done on-site, so the sky is the limit when it comes to our creative capabilities. The Pattern Farm offers the ability to adjust scale and color on almost everything in our collection and can provide quick custom samples. If you have an idea for a unique wallpaper or are interested in ordering one of the patterns in our collection, please call or email to discuss the possibilities.

Featured Artist Program

The Pattern Farm is pleased to announce our next featured artists Sarah Shebaro and Bryan Baker! We are collaborating with these talented and innovative artists and very excited to see their artwork’s metamorphosis into wallpaper. Each artist will be creating their own pattern to be released as part of The Pattern Farm’s collection with a planned release of early spring 2017.

Sarah Shebaro

Sarah Shebaro is an artist, instructor, printer, and founder of Striped Light Letterpress Studio and Record Company in Knoxville Tennessee. She received her BFA from the University of Iowa and her MFA in printmaking at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Sarah’s interest in the meditative and communal intent of craft (such as quilting and weaving) can be seen in icons and patterns that repeat throughout her work. Picking up the fragments of these skills, rearranging and displaying them as artifacts, she references the handmade and the diminished appearance of craft  in contemporary art.

Bryan Bakeris an artist and educator in the field of letterpress printmaking, and after earning his MFA from the University of Tennessee has spent the last twelve years making living by practicing and teaching his craft. In 2011 Bryan founded Stukenborg Press and is currently serving as an instructor, printer and founder of Striped Light Letterpress Studio and Record Company in Knoxville Tennessee.  

The craftsmanship in Bryan’s prints reveal an experimental, contemporary aesthetic. Printing with unusual objects, he appreciates the immediacy of the printmaking experience and the honest way materials reveal themselves through the process.

Featured Artist Program The Pattern Farm is dedicated to creating fresh and unique wallpaper. To this end, the Featured Artist Program has been established. Each season a new artist will be asked to create a custom wallpaper for sale as part of The Pattern Farm collection. In addition, the artist will be featured on our website and on social media

E-commerce coming soon!

Until then please contact us to place an order or request samples and project quotes.

Order  The Pattern Farm’s wallpapers are exclusively made to order and customization is encouraged. Both Emily and Josh are professional artists with a long histories of design collaboration. Through years of wallpaper design and printing, they have gained experience working with hundreds of clients in all stages of wallpaper production; pattern design, custom mural set up, color matching and installation.  All wallpapers are made-to-order and printing is done on-site, so the sky is the limit when it comes to our creative capabilities. The Pattern Farm offers the ability to adjust scale and color on almost everything in our collection and can provide quick custom samples. If you have an idea for a unique wallpaper or are interested in ordering one of the patterns in our collection, please call or email to discuss the possibilities.