Ginnifer Goodwin is one of my favorite characters on Big Love, and she doesn't disappoint off the set either. I love the way that her basic black skirt and sheer top, which she wore at the Dolce and Gabbana flagship boutique opening earlier this week, is given an updated twist, thanks to these unexpected tribal beads.
I was inspired to create a room that employed the same style strategy: basic black, with a tribal twist. In much the same way that Ginnifer has updated her classical black with tribal beads, the Jayson Gilt Kuba Chair ($2,695) is a classically shaped, antique French chair that's been upholstered in vintage African Kuba cloth. Unexpected and elegant — just like Ginnifer.
To see how this chair figures into my look,
I stuck to pieces with elegant lines and luxe materials (think: velvet, wool, lacquered wood), and then added some African-inspired textiles and shapes, with everything anchored by basic black. I think Ginnifer would approve.