Catherine says the line has allowed her to embrace her love of patterns—like the birds and vines inspired by her native Australia in the sparrow wallpaper.
In fact, Catherine says a day at the beach was the wake-up call she needed to make her line a reality. While sitting in a blue beach tent with her kids, she say she saw some friends from the fashion industry. "They all looked like James Bond or Ursula Andress in their bikinis. And there I was in my board shorts in this terrible, fluorescent blue beach tent, my children caked in ice cream and sand. I had strange brown markings on my legs due to the fact that all the chocolate ice cream had dripped on me," Catherine says. "I just wanted to be cooler, really. ... If the beach tent had a fabulous print on it, at least it wouldn't be an eyesore in the setting."
"From that point, I finally started to think, 'Well, maybe because I do it every day for films, I do prints for fabric, I do wallpaper prints, I could start developing a suite of prints that could be applied to a whole bunch of things,'" she says.