One to know: Chris Keogh at Una Home Accents
One of my favorite aspects of my work is discovering new artists or craftsmen. And I love to spread the word when I happen to come across someone or something intriguing.
This summer I was accessory shopping for a photo shoot when I happened upon a gorgeous handmade pillow at Slate Interiors. Now this wasn’t just any pillow, mind you. The pillow was made of a gorgeous velvet with a appliquéd crane designed on the front. But wait for it….every part of the crane was appliquéd in a different fabric. While I did not have an immediate use for this beautiful work of art, I was very intrigued and determined to hunt down the story behind it.
And a beautiful story it was! Chris Keogh, originally from England and studied textile design at Edinburgh College of Art, has spent many years stateside as a successful textile designer for large brands such as JC Penny’s and Spiegel. Always having a love for interesting fabrics and collecting them through vintage store finds, she creates ‘art’ by appliquéing fabric pieces together, creating animal or female faces in the most interesting compositions. The art is then worked into pillows or a wall tapestry that can be framed as art.
Chris founded Una Home Accents as interest in her work grew.
I am especially loving her female form series…
And here is a peek at her animal series….
I simply adore her work and craftsmanship and hope you do too. Chris’ work can only be found currently at Slate Interiors. Pillows range from $325-$425 and typically sell out fast.