As most of my friends know, I have a thing for feathers and really Native American art and style in general. I love the graphic patterns in bold contrasting hues juxtaposed against the elements of nature. In fact that sort tends to be the way I dress, basic neutral and natural textures with pops of bold vivid colors and patterns. I'm not sure whether it was growing up in the Northwest or spending summers a the Grand Teton National Park's Native American Art Museum but I am consistently drawn to the stylized animal motifs and simple palette.
The above photograph was taken in the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection, a modern take on one artist's heritage. The piece spans from floor to ceiling and has such a presence it is hard to miss. The flat images take on another dimension in this unexpected application on thick clear tiles illuminated from behind. I love the re-purposing of age old motifs into a more contemporary media.
Live in it....
|Rug via http://www.jhminassian.com/, Chair and end tables via http://www.roomandboard.com/, Blue vases via http://www.ikea.com/, Black vases, pendant and feather sculpture via http://www.arteriors.com/, Pillow via http://www.johnrobshaw.com/|
This design really came together after finding this gorgeous vintage rug, I love the understated pattern with imperfections and personality to anchor and set the tone of the space. Using a range of hues from charcoal to jet black and the unfinished wood table, I wanted to use the black and white color palette in a way that felt warm and organic. And how could I resist pulling in the pop of turquoise with these gorgeous glass vases? Enjoy!