Wednesday, May 11, 2016

African Inspired Design

Africa is a beautiful continent full of life and culture. Their design is bold, inviting, and doused in nature. The true beauty of African design lies in how it takes a complex concept like spiritualism and condenses it into a generic symbol without losing the intent. African design is founded in on Primitivism and is concerned with raw form, childlike lines, references to wildlife, earthy hues and the color orange. African designers have the ability to translate reality into more abstract and expressive forms and to decorate and create amazing patterns, readily observable in their fabrics, ceramics, baskets, and masks. In spirit of me traveling to Africa in a week I thought I'd introduce some ways to subtly incorporate their beautiful culture into your home.






Incorporating African textiles and patterns, textures, and natural elements pull together the look. Neutral and dark tones with a pop of color translates the cultural design well. 


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