Native American Inspired Design!

Trending for a while now has been the bold colors and graphics of Navajo and American Indian prints.  You can find these gorgeous graphics and patterns on phone cases, jewelry, clothing and last but not least, interior furnishings!

Check out how the bright and colorful graphics transform this modern chair into a fun and festive focal point!

We keep seeing more and more of these native graphics influencing rug and pillow designs.

This NeBe Green blanket is made from re-processed off-cuts by local artisans and is a fun modern twist on traditional, native blankets.

Native pottery is a classic way to bring in some of this rich heritage to your home.  Let’s take a look at how others use this inspiration for their own designs.


Surfacephilia drew inspiration from native American and  other related items like feather, stones, birds and embroidery to create the “Navajo” collection of wallpapers and textiles.


This  geometric pattern was used as a backdrop for this coastal antique store’s windows.

I love how this living room’s layered native graphics are paired with classic modern furniture lines.

And speaking of classic modern lines, check out these Eames rockers adorned in classic Pendletons!!

This kitchen’s clean lines set a perfect stage for the accessories and décor to nod to Native design.

How much fun are these walls?!  F. U. N. fun!

The simple native graphic takes on a whole new feel in this painted ombre colored application!


This gorgeous modern adobe design takes the mixing of native  architecture with modern contemporary furniture to a new level!


This bathroom is from the same house.  The light colored materials and contemporary fixtures work beautifully next to the more traditional native rug and  accessories!


You don’t have to have a traditional native architecture to blend modern with native.  This living room shows that the two styles can complement each other wonderfully despite the architecture!

What are some ways you can incorporate these classic graphics into your décor?

By |July 16th, 2013|Accessories, Art, Design Trends, Jennefer, New Destinations|Comments Off on Native American Inspired Design!|

Culturally Inspired Design & Accessories

Your home can be a great way to “showcase” your heritage, your culture. The opportunities are endless. From paintings , fabrics, sculptures and other artifacts, your home can almost become a mini museum! A place where elements of your culture and ancestry can proudly be displayed throughout.




Asian inspired design embodies most of the traits I look for in a bedroom: minimalistic furnishings, clean lines, and an overall feeling of tranquility. Asian inspired design almost always includes natural elements, such as the use of stone and wood for your furnishings and floors.



Animal prints, tribal textiles, and natural elements create an African inspired design. Here are some of our favorite accessories. Geometric and bold, these create a real punch!


I love these modern African inspired textiles for their unusual color combinations and organic patterns!

African Inspired Textiles


The Russian culture itself provides many striking sources of visual inspiration. The country is filled with many enduring landmarks that provide a great visual springboard from which to implement elements of style. From whimsical ballet sets, to iconic metropolitan cities, to inspiring snow-capped landscapes, there are many ways to bring unique hints of Russian style into your home.



An ornate, fanciful and decorative style is characteristic of this look. Colors range from rich, sun-drenched Mediterranean hues to softer, muted shades. Often, one color or fabric is repeated throughout the space. It's characterized by rich details and extensive use of gold, bronze and gilt. Antique furniture, layered dramatic window treatments and abundant fresh flowers fill out a French home.


Design inspiration can come from so many sources. Have your travels or heritage inspired your designs?

By |July 8th, 2013|Accessories, Antiques, Art, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Hannah, Inspiration, New Destinations, Traveling|Comments Off on Culturally Inspired Design & Accessories|

Kick-Back with Lounge Seating!

The manly-man chair, known as the recliner, has offended many and earned praise from the football buddies. Once banished to the basement, modern recliners have come a long way, no longer just your father’s beloved La-Z-Boy.

Thor Recliner

The quintessential modern classic.

Eames Lounge Chair in Ash White

Flight Recliner

The chaise lounge is both a chair and a handy day sleeper. Whether you’re kicking-back to read a book or taking an afternoon nap, the chaise lounge is a fantastic piece of furniture.

Display the beautiful wood of this chair or add a cushion for additional comfort. This piece can be used indoors or out.

ShinerInternational Solo Sit Slipper Chair

Make your space BLOOM with the Antibodi collection by Patricia Urquiola. This collection was inspired by the natural world of botany and evokes ultra cozy lounging.

Antibodi for Moroso

Yet another modern classic by Ray and Charles Eames, just as beautiful today.

La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames



If you already have that perfect chair, and are looking for a way to maximize its perfection, check out adding a new ottoman for the ultimate relaxing space.

Missoni Home Mogle Cylindrical Pouf Ottoman

Vitra Lacemaker Bovist by Hella Jongerius

Heller Frank Gehry Color Cube

We hope you can find a way to kick-back and enjoy your summer!!

By |June 4th, 2013|Accessories, Furniture|Comments Off on Kick-Back with Lounge Seating!|