Within the Yurt Living series I’ve dabbled a bit on interiors. Rebecca MacKay’s book, Round Design: Modern Yurt Interiors was acknowledged as the closest thing to hiring a professional. Another book, Add Wheels To Your Furniture For Faster Cleaning by Lifehacker author Angus Kidman, was noted as a good idea. But that was it! I’ve been amazed at the lack of yurt interior designers.
So with determination, my search continues. But hey, ― maybe it’s not necessary?
Betz White contributes the top photograph of the Palace Yurt at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. The Fashioning Felt exhibit closed early September this year, yet you can read the story on the Art & Design sector of CHIC today. The yurt was suspended within the glass walls of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s conservatory. Janice Arnold is the creator of the magnificent 30-foot high panels, all crafted from multiple layers of silk, metallic and wool threads. How does that stir your imagination?
Another find is a yurt rental located near Hudson Valley, New York. Not only does the picture reveal artistic decor, the owner takes pride in solar panels, geothermal air conditioning, and a heating system in the utility closet.
If oriental rugs and eastern tapestries aren’t your thing, look to the Flickr® slide show on the Mindful Living in Oregon site. These aren’t typical yurts, but round homes with the concept. You’ll find contemporary and upscale designs.
Yurtco in Canada has an eclectic mix-match of interior pics and thanks to sharing clients, Yurts of Hawaii is expanding their image gallery constantly. Feng shui design is popular on the Pacific islands and such services for yurt buyers are underway.
Like green merchandise, yurts are riding a trend wave to last. There’s no doubt in my mind that professional interior designers will be catching on to those waves soon.
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