The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

Pony is my big inspiration from the 1964 Jane Fonda /Roger Vadim film “The Game is Over”.  Pony perfectly depicts the new spirit of freedom in design. It appears in the film’s remarkable dressing room ottoman – a low large circle covered in pony pattern.

Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim film 64

Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim film 64

First it inspired the Hat Box ottoman, made to sit in the centre of Liz’s Oakville dressing room. She chose Manuel Canovas’s embroidered silk taffeta paired with the fuschia taffeta of the drapes. (more on this room as it progresses)IMG_4049

After a focussed search I found the perfect pony upholstery fabric.  It put a snap into the desk grouping in the conservatory!
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As sofa pillows it creates a strong contemporary atmosphere in the living room.

IMG_4152Pony pillows on the banquette compliment the Pierre Frey drapery, linen embroidered in banded stripes.  IMG_4292_2The take-notice yet casual mood the pony patterned velvet brings into breakfast room, living room or den deserves a new name.  I call it “Celebrity Daytime”.  It’s a return to the mood of the breakaway lifestyle of the sixties.  There is a strong synchronicity between fashion and design in this new impulse to freedom and authenticity.  A strengthened art-interior design-fashion cultural continuum.  A perfect theme for our ongoing discovery blogging.

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