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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Peter Dunham's Indian Inspired Prints

Most designers say that when they decorate showhouse rooms, they have license to play and go bolder then they might working for a client who expects to live with a look for 10 years or so. But in the case of these two rooms designed by Peter Dunham -- with a liberal use of his own textiles -- for the House Beautiful Celebrity Showhouse (bedroom 2003 and dining room 2005) I could live with either for a long, long time. Granted, I love Indian inspired block-prints. Still, I think that despite all the graphic punch created with the prints, both rooms have a sort of comfortable, well-worn chic about them that would allow any occupant to mix-in or rotate their own art, personal photographs, books, magazines and other collected objects.

By the way, these pictures don't do justice to Dunham's prints. Use the links above and check-out his website to see more, or visit the House Beautiful site to take a virtual tour of the showhouse rooms.

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