The East Bay is teeming with talented designers. Take Dawn Oliveira. I discovered her and Oliveira Textiles at an ART Night Bristol and Warren tour when I first moved to the area a few years ago. Ever since, I've been plotting how to incorporate some of her beautiful, sustainably produced textiles in a KHS architecture and design project or in our own home.
Well, the wait is over. Dawn has printed some of her stunning patterns on hemp/organic cotton for us to use at our place. I'm thrilled that a couple of her abstract "floral-esque" patterns, which are mostly hand-printed with water-based dyes at local mills, will grace a smattering of our furniture. I've been encouraging a client to consider one of her sea-inspired themes for his built-in bench, too.
Here's a peek at the freshly printed patterns I selected.
Contact Dawn for an appointment to see her designs in person at her studio. Soon you'll be plotting your own project with her textiles.
by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast