By Sarah Bracy Penn

Published on August 12, 2016

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Photography by SF GIRL BY BAY

Looking to replace your banana leaf or palm print throw pillows this fall? Try adding an Otomi textile to the mix. The colorful, embroidered linens are a traditional craft of the Otomi people, an indigenous group from Mexico’s central plateau, and feature whimsical interpretations of the region’s flora and fauna. While the textiles are typically embroidered with bright-colored threads, otomi print are surprisingly versatile. Check out some of our favorite uses of the graphic print, as seen in bedrooms, nurseries, beautiful tablescapes and more. And if you’ve fallen in love like we have, check out these sweet Otomi prints and products available on domino!

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Photography by SF GIRL BY BAY

A multi-colored Otomi table runner may just be what your dinner party tablescape has been missing. Beautiful and timeless, these are certain to be passed down again and again.

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Photography by ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

An outdoor sitting area, complete with stunning views of the nearby mountains, is further enhanced with bright Otomi throw pillows of all shapes and sizes.

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Photography by FROG HILL DESIGNS

A classic Otomi throw (that comes in six shades!) adds a graphic pop of color to your bed or sofa.

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Photography by THE BEETLE SHACK

Otomi prints also play nicely with other patterns. A pair of boudoir shams tie together the many prints and colors used on this bed, mastering the art of pattern play.

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Photography by ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES

If two’s a company, and three’s a crowd, what should we say about four? We just love how this all-white space integrates color with four matching Otomi pillows in a goldenrod shade.

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Photography by HURD & HONEY

While they’re not embroidered as the traditional textiles are, these Otomi-inspired pillow cases and duvet cover liven up this neutral bedroom. And no box springs or bedside table? No problem here!

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Photography by DWELL

Even designed in bright red and white, a large pouf ottoman ties together this colorblocked bunk room.

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Photography by KATIE KIME

Otomi isn’t reserved for textiles alone! This acrylic tray in bright pink is the accessory your coffee table has been waiting for.

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Photography by THE MARION HOUSE BOOK

You know we love a small space hack, like using a desk to double as a nightstand. We also love a double dose of pattern, like this mix of goldenrod and royal blue Otomi prints!

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Photography by MYDOMAINE

Frame twin Otomi prints above a bed for statement-making wall art. Because these prints come in dozens of colors, this idea works in virtually any space!

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Photography by THE LITTLE MARKET

A spectrum of shades, from cool green to bright orange, enhance this darling three-cushion sofa. We love how this mix of print and textiles brightens up a white and concrete space.

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Photography by @ELISE_KEITHLEY

In this neutral vignette, an Otomi pillow in muted tones adds subtle color and pattern to a cozy corner.

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Photography by ST. FRANK

How fun is this framed blue print flanking a pine dresser-turned-nightstand? We love this bedroom’s rustic and effortlessly cohesive feel.

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Photography by STRAY DOG DESIGNS

Neutral tone-on-tone Otomi? Yes, please! This gold pendant light with an embroidered Otomi shade makes a subtle (but chic!) statement.

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Photography by ST. FRANK

How gorgeous is this simple table setting? Ditch a traditional white or neutral tablecloth for something graphic and funky, like this bright blue Otomi one from St. Frank.

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Photography by BABBLE

Don’t be afraid to hang art in your outdoor space. This cozy outdoor entertaining area kicks things up a notch with lots of pattern, texture, and of course, a framed Otomi print!

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Photography by FRANCOIS ET MOI

Looking to save a little money but still love the Otomi look? DIY these black and white throw pillows, courtesy of Francois et Moi.

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Photography by MAPLE HARBOUR

Three of our favorite things come together in this little girl’s room — a multicolored tribal print rug, an adorable graphic teepee for playtime, and a large square Otomi print pillow in the loveliest shade of lilac.

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Photography by DECOR PAD

In an effort to keep the space calm and neutral, soft gray embroidery adds just enough pattern and texture to this master bedroom.

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Photography by ST. FRANK

There’s nothing about this dining space that we DON’T love. The lighting, the peonies, the framed Otomi textile… when can we move in?

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Photography by KATIE KIME

Ready to take your Otomi obsession a step further? Cover your walls in Katie Kime’s menagerie-inspired wallpaper, available on domino in gray and navy!

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

How effortless is this bedroom? An antique bed and chic Otomi bedspread add a bit of charm to this all-white space.

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Photography by CUP OF JO

When done correctly, we love when a room dips into two totally different design worlds. This nursery is a prime example, mixing rustic raw wood paneling with a bright, contemporary dresser and a pop of pink Otomi print.

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Photography by COOKIE MAGAZINE

We don’t know what we love more — this largescale Otomi headboard, complete with a scalloped wood frame, or the adorable mother-daughter duo.

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Photography by THE MARION HOUSE BOOK

Otomi embroidery, like animal print, has the ability to act as a neutral. This black and white throw adds a touch of pattern to this tiny bedroom without distracting the eye.

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

A full-on Otomi print sofa is doing all the right things in this eclectic living area.

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Photography by HOUSEOFJADEINTERIORSBLOG.COM

With wallpaper this bright and busy, all-white furniture and a pair of minimalist desk lamps keep this twin bedroom grounded.

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

A tapestry-style Otomi print brightens up this neutral corner, which also features a thoughtfully styled bookshelf filled with unique objets.

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Photography by THE HANDMADE HOME

Sometimes, more is more! This pattern-filled sitting area is doing so many things well — lavender walls, graphic pillows, a cheetah print throw blanket, and whimsical, Otomi-inspired art!

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Photography by LOLA Y TULA

This minimal, Scandinavian-inspired dining space gets a little zshush with a colorful Otomi tablecloth. While the pattern incorporates tons of colors and shapes, this tablecloth feels versatile enough to use as an everyday interior accessory.

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