Rich blues and reds elegantly decorate this bedroom that features an entire wall of windows looking out over Lake Washington and the homes of Bellevue. In the bay window, a green settee welcomes afternoons of daydreaming.
Reflections abound in this mirrored and tiled foyer in shades of gray. An elegant love seat reflects off the mirror-tiled wall as well as the black marble floor. The tray ceiling supports a stunning chandelier.
This room screams traditional style with its raised-panel walls, crown molding, high ceiling and ornate chandelier. But the floral plates hung on the wall, blue settees and matching chesterfield sofas give the space a fun contemporary twist.
From mud cloth to indigo and colorful wax prints, textiles featuring traditional African patterns, or inspired by them are finding a place in trendy, modern spaces all over the globe. Designers, artisans and creatives alike are finding that textiles obtained by way of the African continent, from countries such as Mali, Uganda, and Nigeria, offer strong graphic and geometric design along with vibrant, striking color stories. In spaces with a contemporary look, these designs are stylish and impactful while adding a global touch to the decor. Actor and designer, Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, The Deuce) has taken notice of the power of African prints and created his own home furnishings line that incorporates them. ENITAN Vintage (http://www.enitanvintage.com/) offers storied pieces, where vintage and antique European seating is reimagined through Akinnagbe’s extensive collection of African textiles. “I wanted to preserve many of these pieces where I could, using influences from the Continent that also transcend space and time,” remarks Akinnagbe about pieces like this Victorian settee that’s upholstered in a fuchsia African Dutch Wax Print fabric.