Thursday, May 27, 2010

D. Bryant Archie Textiles

A Moroccan honeymoon, an encounter with a souk of Berbers and a dream back in 2005
led to the launch of D. Bryant Archie Textiles in 2008. The back story is as interesting as Bryant, whom I had a chance to meet last week at the DC Design Center's Hall of Fame Showhouse opening.

Nestor Santa-Cruz selected two of her throws to feature in his room. Bryant has designed a luxurious collection that is inspired by indigenous hands of the past – from American Indian to Persian and African artifacts.
Beautiful - I've had a chance to see these up close and the quality is impeccable.
Made in a rural region of Peru, the weaving of these throws and pillows helps support the livelihoods and hand weaving traditions of artisans. Her firm also works with partners who support their education and the education of their children. In addition, the process from sorting the fiber by hand to dying, weaving and cleaning of the final piece is environmentally friendly. This throw is one of my favorites - I love the combination of colors.



In addition to being creative and talented, Bryant is one of the nicest people you'll meet. Isn't it great when talent and friendliness combine! To see more of her textiles, go here. As with Nestor Santa-Cruz, I have a feeling her textiles are going to be very popular with designers.

19 comments:

1 Funky Woman said...

Fantastic colors, I love how that bed looks with the picture above it!

Style Chronicle said...

I love a stripe! This line looks crisp yet comfy. Thanks for sharing.

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Just wonderful texture and warm colours. I love the painting above the bed display! Have a great day!!
Susan :)

Greet said...

Michele,
Gorgeous fabrics! I never heard about D. Bryant Archie Textiles!
xx
Greet

Acanthus and Acorn said...

These are so beautiful...thanks for the close-ups and all the magnificent details and story!
Now I want one...or two of the throws!

The Zhush said...

Thanks for the intro to this amazing company. Loving these.

Jennifer said...

those are so so beautiful! love the styling of the photos, too.

D. Bryant Archie said...

Michele, I'm so utterly touched by your wanting to write about my work. Thank you so much! --Bryant

pve design said...

my sons would love these. they look like perfect grad gifts....
pve

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

love these. can't wait to use them

Hello Lover... said...

These are great! I feel like they would be amazing in a bachelors pad or anyones home during the fall!

Karena said...

I adore the third image as well, the color palette and design. Fabulous detail!!

Karena
Art by Karena

pretty pink tulips said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks so much - I'll keep my eye on her!

Boxwood Terrace said...

Oh, that is a gorgeous image in the first photo with the chest, mirror, chair and throw. Beautiful things she has. What a treat it must be to snuggle in these throws on a chilly evening!
Deborah

Sally Steponkus said...

I know from first hand experience how amazing and well made Bryant's textiles are. I'm as much a fan of her work as I am of Bryant! Thanks for posting on my VERY talented friend, Michele! xoxo

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, i love these. They're so beautiful and look really luxurious. My favourite combination!

Farmgirl Susan said...

How gorgeous! And it sounds like a wonderful company. :)

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