Antiquaria was officially born in August of 2010, but the adventure began a year earlier, when Emma James and Bailey Amon met in the Austin, Texas stationery store where Emma was designing invitations. Bailey walked into the store one day with her calligraphy portfolio, and the two immediately hit it off... we’re talking instant mutual admiration society here. A couple of months later, Emma hired Bailey to do the calligraphy for her beautiful wedding invitations, and the rest was history.
The response to Antiquaria’s designs has been amazing. Antiquaria has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine multiple times, as well as in Brides, Southern Living, Southers Weddings, Oh So Beautiful Paper and Stationery Trends. You can follow them on Instagram, @antiquariadesign
The Antiquaria Vintage-Modern Design Philosophy
With their masterful use of calligraphy, hand lettering, hand-drawn illustration, vintage etching, watercolor, and typography, the Antiquaria design philosophy embodies a vintage-modern design aesthetic. Antiquaria designs are meant to be approachable, not fussy or over-the-top. At Antiquaria, we believe design should feel natural, like it’s meant to be there, like it’s always been there. Above all, our designs should make you happy.
Emma has a BFA in fashion from Parsons, The New School for Design, and she worked as a fashion designer for many years before co-founding Antiquaria. Emma is a workaholic who never stops thinking about design—she has been known to call Bailey on a Sunday morning with an idea that just can’t wait. Emma lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, daughter, and two French bulldogs.
Bailey Amon Rivera…
Bailey has a BS in Retail Merchandising from the University of Texas at Austin and was a stylist in her former life. Bailey gets teased endlessly for being the old lady of the duo—she loves to knit, garden, and bake homemade bread (yum!). Bailey lives in Denver with her husband and two cats.