by Nicole Lindquist
Did you know Allem Studio has moved into the bathroom? It's a bit cramped but we're loving the Jacuzzi tub. ;)
We've introduced a number of new shower curtains to perk up a room that sometimes gets a little neglected in the design department.
Our Sami design was inspired by the textiles and fashion of the traditional Sami people of Scandinavia.
|CC Image "Sami Duodji" courtesy of Juanjo Marin on Flickr|
The Sami people's clothing (called gákti) isn't just beautifully patterned and vibrantly colored but also has a practical function, communicating a ton of information about the wearer. According to Wikipedia "[the] colours, patterns and the jewellery of the gákti indicate where a person is from, if a person is single or married, and sometimes can even be specific to their family." So essentially, it's the clothing equivalent of a Facebook profile.
This is one of the early sketches of our Sami-inspired design. We tweaked and modified it over time to come up with the final version below.
The geometric design keeps the overall look clean and modern. We think it would look fantastic in a stark white bathroom with chrome or brushed-nickel fixtures and navy accessories. A gray color palate would also pair beautifully with this shower curtain.
Our Istanbul design (shockingly!) is inspired by the artwork and calligraphy seen on the interior of Turkish mosques and historical buildings.
|CC Image "The Interior of the Blue Mosque"courtesy of Neil and Kathy Carey on Flickr|
|CC Image "IMG_2077" courtesy of Justin A. Wilcox on Flickr|
We love the intricacy and vibrant colors of Turkish designs. Here's our Istanbul pattern in hues of blue:
This shower curtain would look amazing in a bathroom that embraces color. A yellow or gold palate for the walls and cobalt blue accessories or tile would pair beautifully with our Istanbul design and offer a modern day interpretation of the Turkish aesthetic.
Our Thistle design is a playful adaptation of something we're prone to dismiss without ever really recognizing its beauty. But, as can be seen in the following picture, a weed doesn't have to be just a weed:
|CC Image "Globe Thistle Echinops Composites Flora Plant" courtesy of Stefan Schweihofer on Pixabay|
We decided to bring a bit of whimsy and a lighthearted touch when we sketched out our concept.
Here's our finished Thistle pattern:
The final design maintained the cheerfulness of the original sketch resulting in a very warm pattern. Paired with gray, green (sage colored walls would look fantastic!), cream, or brown tones, this shower curtain would really shine. Bronze, copper, or nickel fixtures would really complete the look.
Here's a look at all of our current shower curtain designs:
|From Left to Right: Istanbul, Moor, Thistle, Peacock, Sami, and Barcelona|