To combat my cabin fever, I'm touring the world's most famous art museums on a quest to gain design inspiration.
I kicked off the tour at The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I've always had an affinity for O'Keeffe and lived my life by her quote, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.” With her use of tonal transitions of varying color, abstract representations of natural subjects, and her wish for her art to be genderless and hung among the art of me, she truly is the Mother of American Modernism.
An O'Keeffe Inspired Mid Century Modern Living Room
Using scale to put a contemporary spin on the gorgeous oranges, blues and greens of “Black Mesa Landscape” 1930, this piece can hang in any sort of contemporary interior.
“Three Waters Rug” by Ralph Lauren looks like a piece that would fit perfectly in the New Mexico landscape in which she spent most of her life painting. Surely this is a living room that Georgia herself would like to escape to after a day of painting!