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  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)
  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc
  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it
  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  • Relating to or denoting a preliterate, nonindustrial society or culture characterized by simple social and economic organization
  • Having a quality or style that offers an extremely basic level of comfort, convenience, or efficiency
  • a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
  • a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
  • Relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something
  • crude: belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
  • A way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement
  • make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
  • A manner of doing something
  • manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
  • A way of using language
  • designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
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American Farmhouses: Country Style and Design
American Farmhouses: Country Style and Design
A country farmhouse surrounded by fields and trees is a quintessentially American secene, but it's one that has universal appeal. These simple homes speak to us of history and values, promising both comfort and protection.
The "country look" remains the single most popular American style. Despite social and economic changes and the whims of fashion, it continues to shape our design and decorating tastes. Now in these lavishly illustrated pages, American Farmhouses offers a rich and inspiring survey of country architecture and design, from painted furniture to porches, stenciling to saltbox houses.
Part of the appeal of country homes lies in their hand-hewn individualism and heritage of Old World charm. Many familiar design elements derived from distinct traditions brought by the early settlers, then adapted to local conditions and materials. Even in the early twentieth century, most country houses were still designed and constructed by local craftsmen, resulting in an immensely rich variety still visible in farms large and small across the country.
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...That is the Question! Early man used natural items such as stone, charcoal, animal fat, minerals, shells, clay, reeds, and sand to create masterful works of "primitive" art. Evidence of these breathtaking pieces of early art decorate caves, cliff walls, and canyons throughout the world. To honor this natural art style I celebrate the sand painting style of the Navajo tribal peoples of the desert southwest. The Navajo word for sand painting means "a place where the gods come and go". Thus, sand paintings had great power and were often used for healing, teaching the traditional ways, and in tribal ceremonies. Sand paintings produced by the Navajo people are traditionally the most beautiful, elaborate, and complex. The pigments used in a sand painting are obtained by collecting colored sandstone which is ground into a fine powder resulting in colors of rich reds, browns, and ochre yellow. Crushed charcoal is added to produce black. Cornmeal, pollen from plants, and pulverized flower petals add additional color to the palette. These are then sprinked by hand into traditional compositions. The four plants, sacred to the Navajo and often used in sand paintings, are corn, beans, tobacco, and squash. Artistically interpreted, each of the plants is incoporated into this piece. My drawing was also styled as a mandala which in certain Buddhist spiritual practices is thought of as a sacred space, a place for meditation, and is often represented in sand paintings. "Primitive": A (Past) Illustration Friday Topic :)
red crosses
red crosses
Examples of the "primitive" style cave paintings made by local devotees or monks, decorating one of the many cave chapels at the Goreme Open Air Museum (Nevsehir ). I didn't realize that the wire was in the picture til later- doh! ====================================================================== This monastery was inhabited at least as far back as the 5th or 6th century CE, although there is some evidence that the first settlement may actually have been for women, around 250 CE (beginning with the grandmother of St. Basil). A lot of the rock churches date to the 11th century: when the Roman/Byzantine emperor of the time downsized his army and sent a large number of soldiers home, many came here for reasons of religious orthodoxy. According to our guide, the 11th century chapels tended to be in use for a few decades, then became small tombs. This site has only been a museum since the 1980s. Prior to this, it was used for centuries by local people, who had codenames for parts of it such as the "Snake Church," "Hyacinth Church," "Church with Sword," "Church with Sandals," and the "Dark Church." This last one is recently restored, and one of the most developed of the generally simple chapels. Goreme Open Air Museum, Nevsehir

decorating primitive style
decorating primitive style
Passion for Primitives: Folk Decor for Interior Design
Primitive, rustic, one-of-a-kind furnishings are wildly popular with a wide range of homeowners and professional decorators. Passion for Primitives, with more than 200 lush and stunning photographs, depicts the unpretentious honesty of pieces that come from the imaginations and hearts of the untrained artisans who created them. These furnishings, accent pieces, rustic architectural and structural elements, and displays of country collectibles and folk art are iconic Americana. This book unveils a legacy that is not only intrinsic to our historic design tradition, but is newly flourishing throughout the country. Passion for Primitives is a photographic tour of private homes throughout the U.S., ranging from country simple to modern. It is also a guide to designing with primitives that gives readers an invaluable tool for understanding the range of possibilities in decorating an ideal book for decorators, designers, architects, and homeowners.