It has taken me some time to warm up to the Navajo-inspired, Southwestern style patterns that have surfaced in fashion and in home décor recently. As much as I resisted the trend at first, I am now embracing the colourful geometric motif!
On a recent sourcing-spree for a fall shoot, I wandered into The Drake General Store – a sensationally nostalgic gift, fashion and décor store in Toronto. I, once again, came face-to-face with patterns of the Southwest, but this time I did not cringe. There was something captivating about these Navajo-inspired blankets – and suddenly, I needed a one! I returned to the office and began researching the artistic patterns and techniques of Navajo weaving, as well as the classic Pendleton brand and Filson utilitarian styles. Soon, I was hooked.
Like me, it may take awhile for you to warm to the ‘home on the range’ feeling and rusty color palettes that spurs from the look at first, but a small dose of the trend in your home can be quite compelling. You can incorporate the look into your home with these blankets – and they will keep you warm through the cooler season too!
Like any trend, your interpretation matters most of all. Now that I’m enthusiastic about this Southwestern style, I may soon find myself wrapped in a Navajo shall and wearing cowboy boots too.
All blankets available at The Drake General Store (across Canada shipping can be made online).