I wish I could tell you something about this quilt and it's maker, but right now all I can say is that it's the color story that got my attention. While visiting friends last weekend we found ourselves in this lovely home, and this piece -- charcoal with its bright accents -- appealed to me immediately. There was another quilt on the opposite twin bed with the same colors in an entirely different style, but I preferred the overlapping wedding ring; something about its juxtaposition of a modern scheme with the traditional pattern.
I'm continually re-evaluating my design aesthetic: one part contemporary to two parts tradition, or the reverse, but it is never wholly one or the other. The same applies both to graphic design and residential interiors. I think what makes contemporary style work [for me] is a level of quality rooted in traditional methods. Buildings constructed a hundred/(s) of years ago, will elicit emotions that I notice are often lacking in more modern structures, with their materials and methods. It's in the patterns. If such foundational patterns -- which work for reason of lifestyle, ergonomics, and efficiency -- are applied in new configurations it seems they will always succeed.