Sunday, March 25, 2012

Design - It Should Delight

After an intense year of service for our local design community, followed by a bit of rest, I am feeling once again excited and energized by design.

While searching for a Southwest style rug for a new client I happened upon this charming Gabbeh rug on the website The Rugman Of Santa Fe.

This great lion motif adds an element of whimsy and delight to an otherwise simple rug.  I think the fun lion element is what draws me to this piece and makes me want to incorporate this into my design - the color is pretty great too!

I think all of our rooms need something in them that makes us smile or gives us a moment of delight.  It could be the pop of color in an otherwise monochromatic space, the unusual piece of furniture that draws the eye, a FAB architectural detail or something like this primitive sketch of a lion on a fun area rug that brings us joy and keeps us engaged in the design.

I am so happy to be soaking up fun design again and can't wait to share my design discoveries with everyone.  Check back for more fun finds.