Hi, welcome to Sister Golden! SG was founded in 2014 by mother-daughter team Vicki and Brooke. While the two lived apart – Vicki in Chicago and Brooke in San Diego – Sister Golden began as an online-based shop featuring a small selection of handcrafted products and mom Vicki’s colorful art prints. Over the months that followed, the pair expanded their online offering to a much larger and thoughtfully curated collection of one-of-a-kind pieces from independent artists from across the world. Among the most unique offerings are Vicki’s Balancing Mother Nature™ art pieces, made completely of Mother Nature! Sister Golden has garnered attention from design industry trendsetters, like HGTV Magazine, Design*Sponge, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Popsugar, and Mashable, while organically growing their online following to tens of thousands.
Sister Golden is proud to collaborate with talented artists worldwide to bring you one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces, expertly and playfully created in small batches. No two pieces are exactly alike. Complimented by US-based lines known for their quality and craftsmanship, their complete product offering lends a laid back, bohemian modern vibe, to any space and any lifestyle!
Sister Golden is opening doors to its first brick & mortar location in spring of 2017 in Door County, WI, right in the heart of downtown Fish Creek!
Keep reading to learn a bit more about the mother/daughter team behind it all.
Brooke and Vicki's introduction to art was somewhat the same, just generations apart. Vicki was inspired by her mother (Brooke's grandmother) – a designer and photographer – whose decorating of their 1960’s ranch in the California valley was effortlessly modern and way ahead of its time. In this cool environment Vicki was encouraged to follow her passion for drawing and painting early. While studying fine art in school, she worked as a graphic designer and part-time illustrator, and by the time Brooke came along she was exploring textiles – creating and selling hand-painted wares and handcrafted jewelry out of specialty boutiques in Chicago. The relationships she made with the city’s top designers during that time led to commissioned work as a muralist and colorist. She put her paintbrush and eye for color to work on “showcase” homes and commercial businesses for many years. While that work was fun and rewarding, she’s happy to be back in her studio with paint and flowers.
Needless to say, Brooke was born into a world of creative women, and a house full of original art. It didn’t take long for her to discover she can’t draw, and it’s something she can’t blame her artist mother for either (ha!). Fortunately though, Brooke also learned quickly that creativity and creating isn’t all about your skills (or lack thereof) with a pencil, it’s about finding inspiration in the world around you and channeling that feeling into something that you love to do. This outlook really manifested itself in a love for boutique retail, merchandising and marketing. Brooke studied Advertising in college and spent these years (and many summers before) working for women’s clothing boutiques. Both turned out to be much more than jobs, and she found herself enchanted with every aspect of the business, including merchandising, window design, and customer service. After graduating she spent time working in corporate retail and marketing, and exploring the things that truly ignited her creativity!