Under the passionate direction of the De Leon Design Group—Marc, Phillip and Nicole de Leon—our in-house staff of artists paints each pattern by hand. Of the essential studio process, Nicole de Leon explains, "We are painters and we love to paint, and we love that the process is organic and sometimes wonderfully unpredictable. Moving and blending the media is vital to the process." Phillip de Leon, her brother and design partner concurs, "As a fabric company and as painters we feel tied to the tradition of old world textile design. There is an intimacy to our finished product that I believe our clients notice. When we introduce a collection, our customers approach each design as something unique, where the hand of the artist is definitely in evidence."