I’m doing a lot of research around ethnic prints and patterns right now, so decor8 will reflect a lot of that this week. I love the work of Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia of Ankasa and just found out via blink decor that they’re soon to open their own store in NYC.
I like their modern take on traditional patterns, especially all of the embroidered work, and the strong colors against crisp white. Makes me appreciate why so many love to keep the foundation pieces in their space neutral, a great canvas for layering in colors and patterns, swapping them with each season, or as your design mood changes. For me, that’s monthly. :)
(images from ankasa)
I think these would look so pretty on the wall in a work space to showcase all the things that inspire you at the moment. I love the simplicity here. Lena is so right, things really do look lovely against linen. Have you ever tried selecting a surface and with your camera, styling objects against it to see what you can come up with like Lena did? Mini studies like this can be a lot of fun, why not try it sometime?
(images from shim + sons)
With so many gorgeous ethnic fabrics out there, why limit yourself to bedding and curtains when you can bring color and beauty to your walls with works from Hadley Hutton?
Her prints and paintings are a gorgeous complement to the dreamy textiles we are all so crazy about now, Robshaw, Cassill, Ireland, Guild… And after visiting Layla over the weekend, then spotting Hadley Hutton’s work on the etsy homepage last night, I can’t help but think how beautiful the two would be merged together. Hadley’s art would complement a space filled with ethnic prints in apple green, hot pink, lemon yellow, turquoise… Maybe a charcoal or white sofa with pillows from Designer’s Guild (US) and a few Hadley paintings nearby?
A gorgeous room from Domino magazine, the perfect space for a Hadley print, don’t you think?
Happy Monday everyone!
(images from hadley hutton and pillows from designer’s guild)
I love hearing about new products, it’s my fuel for the day and one of the best things about blogging — sharing the good news the second it hits my inbox. Jen Bowmast, a London transplant from New Zealand, is the designer behind the new homewares and accessories line, Grace & Go. She wrote in about her charming vintage-inspired designs in mostly black and white, and I think the bold blooms and the mid century chair silhouettes (love these tea towels and pillows), are pretty neat. I know so many of you that are into mid century modern, so I’m sure you’ll love this stuff.
Thanks Jen for telling us about your new line, loads of success to you!
(images from jen bowmast)