Adam began as a muralist, painting on paneling in Irish castles and creating Egyptian motifs in casinos in Cairo-sometimes remaining on location up to a year. Now he's creating fabric and wallpaper patterns, and his designs make walls and upholstery come alive with expertly detailed depictions of flora and fauna. His new collection includes "Adam's Eden" (loosely based on a European version of 18th-century chinoiserie) for the British fabric house Lewis & Wood.
Pictured here: "China Rose" curtains and wallpaper; "Venetian Damask" chair fabric. All fabrics and wallpaper by Adam Calkin for Lewis & Wood from Carlton V (212/355-4525), trade only.