One of the last collaborations with my father before he suddenly passed away. It makes this piece bittersweet for me.
I knew that this exquisite art piece would be placed in someone’s home. In an intimate environment like a bedroom, I want to create something warm and inviting for my client. Something they can visualize themselves lounging on, surrounded by cowhide rugs and succulents.
The design was one-of-a-kind: there wasn’t anything out there like it. I combed through every little part to ensure every detail was perfect. Everything has its own importance in my eyes: the textures, colors, and patterns have to be perfect. No portion could go unnoticed or unappreciated. Each one tells a story about the past, present, and future, you know?
For this chaise, I worked hard to bring all the details together. I felt like it needed a masculine touch to balance the softness of the color palette and fabrics and trims.
Since I valued my father’s opinion highly, I showed him the sketch for this piece. My dad was an unbelievable silversmith and artist, so he was immediately on board when I pitched him the idea of using conchos and bleed knots to add just a bit more western to this incredibly romantic piece. We came up with a perfect balance of masculine meets feminine for this piece.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece..and I sure hope we cross paths again one day.
This piece will forever hold a place in my heart. This was the last piece my dad, and I collaborated on before he unexpectedly passed away.