An antique chandelier hangs above an entryway covered with limestone tiles on the wall and brick pavers on the ground. An antique mirror and framed etchings decorate the walls above a settee and dresser.
French touches give this traditional California dining room an air of casual elegance. Antique Neoclassical chairs are upholstered in utilitarian leather, which strikes a nice contrast with the toile panels in the living room's settee.
A metal chandelier adds a formal touch to the sitting area of this neutral transitional living room. Delicate settees flank the fireplace, while the rope-covered trunk nearby adds an antique element to the space.
The enchanting entry features an antique foyer table, a high-backed settee and a collection of all-white earthenware. Dark hardwood floors are topped with a knobbed area rug, while the whitewashed walls have a smooth adobe finish.
A weathered-wood settee is given elegant new life with linen upholstery and a contrast welt. Round button-tufted ottomans in a geometric print add graphic interest and extra seating. A mirror-topped antique coffee table is dainty and functional.
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.