Frame of Mind: Tanekeya Word

Have you checked out the work of  Tanekeya Word  yet? If not, then SHAME ON YOU! Her paintings are supercalafragilisticexpialidocious. The colors and shapes in her paintings inspired me to create a Frame of Mind design board full of bold colors and interesting shapes.

1) The shapes in the back of this Ella occasional chair, which reminded me of a bed of pebbles, caught my eye. The warmth from the rattan frame melts into the orange cushion.

2) Tanekeya and I are both obsessed in-love with miniature items. This candle holder, in the shape of a miniature pre-fab home, is a perfect décor piece for a whimsical tabletop.

3) Tanekeya is currently living in Milwaukee (and she’s wearing a Milwaukee Bucks hat in the self-portrait), the Linden floor lamp‘s base is a great visual interpretation of the antlers.

4) I added a rocking bird just because I felt like it. Isn’t it cute?

5) To round out my tabletop décor items, I added a Zig Zag Bone box that compliments the bold graphic shapes in Tanekeya’s piece.

6) The Apis coffee table is the perfect addition to give the room a sense of negative space/positive space.

7) The Rue Petal apartment sofa adds a touch of softness and the colors in the Adam and Viktoria pillows draw the eye to the black, grey and dark lavender hues in Tanekeya’s piece.

8) The visual softness provided by the sofa is continued with the Capel Rugs Junction in Pink Wool which also gives us an additional layer of graphic texture.

9) The Lotus Mirror is a perfect wall piece that adds whimsy and meaningfulness. A lotus flower is known as a symbol of “being totally in love with”, and I am indeed totally in love with Tanekeya’s piece and this room.

10) I can’t let this mirror stand all alone on this wall, so I’ve added a Goldie the Wall-Hanging-Ram to live alongside it. The gold horns pair nicely with the iridescence in Tanekeya’s painting.


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  • Reply January 31, 2014


    I never heard of Tanekeya Word until today & I’m loving that painting. So bold & bright. Love the items pulled here. Especially #3 & #6.

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