4.27.2012

exotic tribal + the amazing home of Diane von Furstenberg


The last post was about tribal elements and tribal inspired pieces primarily form Native Americans and the southwest, but today I am sharing a more exotic type of tribal influence. One the brings to mind images of far-off vistas and once-in-a-lifetime-dream-destinations like Africa....







I think the only mistake you can make with these is to try an "theme" your space - we aren't trying to reimagine a safari, just bringing in a few select pieces and accessories that make your heart skip a beat. I'm doing this in my own home - I just ordered this vintage mud cloth from an ebay seller.





Can't wait to see this beauty up close!! It will be mounted to a wooden frame and hung over my family room fireplace - there are eighteen foot ceilings in this room, and after debating a gallery wall I decided to go with one large scale piece. I'll happily take pics to share in the next weeks as this room is finally coming together :)


Here are some bits and pieces I think we will be seeing pop up more and more in the coming months...


luscious walls, and ideas for even more luscious walls :)






 art, with a super easy DIY idea for block printing with string and paint -- this would work with fabric paint for pillows, etc, as well, yes?






the horn - thinking this could be the next antler...







and I really couldn't do this post without including the AH-MAZING apt of DVF - have you seen this?!!

My absolute favourite right now. I love it all. Exactly the right mix of clean lines, pattern, glam and authenticity.








Ready to move in? Me too. Hope you have a lovely weekend planned, we are having round two of the family celebrations for Miss N's birthday. I am officially Mum to a teen. Scary :) x am



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5 comments:

Designwali said...

ooh i love the colour & pattern! the rooms feel exciting. thanks for sharing.

heather (love your space) said...

those architects are friends of mine--they did my office when I was in the art world back in NY, and my husband worked for them as an office manager for a year while they were working on that project, and I edited a book with them, too. They are an amazing couple. It's so fun to see the residential space!

Catarina Santi said...

looooooooove this ethnic style :D

Have a super fantastic weekend!!

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bird. said...

I love DVF! And her apartment just made me love her more!

xo.

classic • casual • home said...

Awesome post. Can't wait to see your "mud" cloth up (didn't know they were called that. Wonder why? Love all the bright colors and graphics. The shorts and desk really caught my eye!

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