Tribal designs date back to the beginning of human existence where similar motifs were first represented in primitive art. In recent history, this design element shifted to a “formalist” approach. Which means that although subject matter and mediums have changed, many of the design elements have stayed the same, which give it a unique characteristic that is highly recognizable. Patterns with strong, repetitive geometric features juxtaposed with nature-inspired looping curves make up much of this design style.
In today’s world, we are able to transcend tribal patterns by not only modernizing the shapes but the color palette as well. Achieving the “Modern Meets Tribal” look is easy with these great handpicked selections of decorative fabrics! Notice how each these fabrics have high contrasted, repetitive, geometric patterns which are classically tribal however boast colorful splashes of vibrant modern colors. Even in the more muted palette of Mix Master Ore, touches of bright citron bring the pattern from outdated to trendy.
Clashing primitive patterns with fresh colors allow for breathtaking custom handcrafted window treatments. The room seen here takes tribal elements and brings them to modern day by complementing them with contemporary accessories.