Peter Dunham’s Out of Africa Textiles


Los Angeles interior designer Peter Dunham has been on fire this year. First, he opened another Hollywood at Home store on La Cienega Boulevard to much acclaim. For his follow-up act he’s created textiles inspired by his vast, vintage collection of African Textiles.

“My uncle designed a number of Hilton hotels in Ethiopia and Cairo in the 50s and 60s, which I thought was really amazing,” says Dunham. “I think that’s what sparked my life-long fascination with the region.”

My favorites are the Zulu (above) and Sheeba (below) prints, which have clear tribal references.

But the line also carries bolder patterns, such as Snow Leopard:

All of the fabrics are printed on Belgian linen and crafted in of-the-earth colors (ochres, browns, reds and indigos).

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