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Lillian August is an artist, a painter, an interior designer, a textile designer and a furniture designer. The collections manufactured by Hickory White exemplify Lillian’s attention to a sophisticated, vibrant and engaging lifestyle. From a classic European style to the handcrafted antique reproductions entitled Antiquaire, a cosmopolitan vision is realized… perfect for the distinguished collector of fine furniture.
Creating a one-of-a-kind look with Lillian August upholstery has never been easier. The joining of Lillian’s style with Hickory White’s artisan craftsmanship and attention to detail is a powerful combination. Signature upholstery frames are defined by distinctive shapes and softened with sensual curved silhouettes. Lillian’s legacy continues with hallmark signature quality details including hand-tufted and buttoned backs, dramatic leg profiles, deeply pleated skirts, nail head trim and over 33 finishes, and a vast array of today's most exceptional designer fabrics.
Lillian August continues to serve as an inspiration to the interior design world with her award winning designs. Her most recent award was the WITH IT Legacy Award, designating her as a woman of achievement who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the industry. As the director of design and licensing for her company, Lillian August Designs, Lillian is the hands-on artist, textile and furniture designer for one of the industry’s most iconic brands. As a woman and a professional, Lillian is devoted to her family, her licensing partners and facilitating the career endeavors of the many professionals she works with in her retail showrooms, the press and the many manufacturers that she creates visionary products for. Lillian August is also recognized as a talent that truly helps her loyal retail following create the homes they envision; she enables them to bring their aspirations to reality with high quality, designer style and exceptional value in the products she creates.
Lillian scripts her lifestyles with color, and as she says “Color is what
gets me out of bed in the mornings…the opportunity to work with pure colors is inspiring! I find my customers are more courageous and individualistic in their color choices today. I am passionate about seeking out the global influences that constantly keep my product collections exactly where the client wants to go visually.”
Originally from Philadelphia, Lillian is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Raising her young family in Louisville, KY she combined her talent for color and textiles by designing a collection of quilts, sewn by local women. Her quilts gained national attention for their fresh infusion of unexpected colors and patterns in a very traditional art form.