I’m Jaima, a designer who loves animals…especially birds and dogs! I own Lily, an African Gray who I inherited from my late mother in law, Alice. She loved Lily. At first, I was terrified! Now, I’m not afraid of any small or big bird. Remember, you can always overcome your fears when love is involved. I am learning that birds are very social. Yes…SOCIAL but they are also coming into trend in home and fashion.
As we head into 2013, I predicted in 2012 that birds were going to be in coming as a trend. Yes, they are back in style. You will see them cropping up on bedding, pillows, dinner ware, towels, accessories as well as in accessories and fashion. Feathers started the beginning of the bird trend but now we have birds, flapping their wings happily in fashion and home decor.
Feathers have adorned rich ensembles for centuries, but never before have they been executed with such aplomb. Quite a few pieces have made store shelves rife with heavy handed plumage. Though some of these skirts and dresses may look intriguing from afar, they often veer the way of big bird when actually worn adding volume, excessive volume where no sane woman would ever ask for it. When added sparingly or when used as trim, however, feathers can take a dress from lovely to luxe. Take the salmon shorty from Matthew Williamson for example below…who would want to shake a tail feather in that!
One of my favorite prints is Cockatoo Eos and is offered in fabric and wallpaper from Jaima Brown Home. This exotic bird print, Cockatou Eos, creates a designer statement no matter what flight path your on in design.
Jaima Brown Home / Cockatou Eos