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Dana Gibson creates fresh and vibrant accessories, textiles and art for the home. I adore her approach to new traditional design. In 1993, Dana began manufacturing home accessories that are rooted in tradition but made modern. Drawing on the past, Dana finds inspiration in ancient ikats, Chinese vases, painterly florals and curvaceous ogees. Her designs have a distinctly modern sensibility.

And Dana's designs stand out in a room. Her use of bright colors and bold, hand-painted patterns bring her relaxed and lighthearted aesthetic into her work. You all know I love a ginger jar, and hers are so cheerful. It's so great to see a traditional shape take on such a new identity.

If you are not familiar with Dana's work yet, but the name sounds familiar, it might be because you know of her great-grandfather Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the iconic Gibson Girl drawings. The artistic legacy shaped the beauty she sees in the world. Dana's loose painterly style is evident in both the textiles she designs for Stroheim as well as her collection of home accessories. She has evolved from an artist crafting exquisite pottery to a designer of furniture, wall coverings, art prints and textiles.

I can't wait for you all to discover her refreshing designs and learn more about her.

Adapted from nellhills.com. Katie Laughridge is the owner of Kansas City interior design destination Nell Hill's. For more information, contact Katie at Katie@nellhills.com.

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