It’s Official!

With the recent Memorial Day weekend officially kicking off Summer, it just reminds me how I really find myself attracted to a sense of Americana in my life. Technically speaking with Wikipedia (the new Webster Dictionary on the internet), the definition ~

a canvas at Sunshine Village Gallery in Watkinsville, GA

Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.[1][2] Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana: paintings, prints and drawings; license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapons; plaques and statues, and so on. Patriotism and nostalgia play a defining role in the subject. The things involved need not be old, but need to have the appropriate associations.

Trends seem to be taking us down this natural street and my clientele definitely fall into this avenue too. I share a love for this inspiration with many recent design projects. Not only are we finding and discovering great Americana in galleries, interior markets, consignment shops, and other locations, we are discovering them in our back yard!

Do you ever watch “American Pickers” on the History channel? I’m hooked! They discover Americana all over the country in warehouses, in garages, in homes, all over, and recycle it, sell it to those of us looking for more great pieces to add to our collections and interiors and inspire us with the possibilities….

How do you like this great example of recycling and re-purposing? and it’s used effectively to create interest on this blank wall to enhance the landscape and exterior. It’s rustic Americana ~

Sometimes it’s color combined with the look and style that gives you that feeling too…. Don’t you love this bed in RED? I have several “finishers” that can take your tired furniture pieces and take them up a notch, if they need a little pizazz!

and You can find that Americana feeling in a play on texture and elements…

or maybe you could enjoy showing off your memorabilia and family photos in a grand style – I LOVE this killer picture wall! It’s screaming Americana too….

The bed coverings could use a “tune up” though… I can help with that project for sure!

And novel ideas with your pieces of Americana can create interest with dimension as well.

Let’s give Americana sweet creativity ~

Your Design Homework

Have you been thinking about using your personal Americana spirit? Are you stuck and not sure where to go or how to get started? Do you need some help finding the appropriate pieces or discovering your inspiration? Call Cumby 404 483 4174 or email for help.


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