Meet Bharti Trivedi - the Founder and Artist of YASHI DESIGNS

Every piece of art carries a unique story within its essence. At Yashi Designs, this narrative originates from our founder and the creative force shaping all our wall hangings – Bharti Trivedi, a fiber artist based in California. Her distinctive style, simultaneously bold and minimal, has adorned the walls of beautiful spaces worldwide.

Come engage in a dialogue with us as we delve into the story behind her art, seek inspiration, and uncover valuable tips for selecting new artwork to adorn your home.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi, I'm Bharti! I've always had a passion for art and design. In 2018 I decided to take the leap and pursue my passion of being a full-time fiber artist. I live in Sunny California, just on the edge of the art city, San Francisco.

When I'm not knotting, I love sitting on the beach at sunset, listening to the sound of the waves. I never tire of the gorgeous vistas that can be admired while cruising down the coastal drives around the bay area. I also like to visit Makers Market at San Jose to know local artisans and to get a lot of unique gift options from pottery to fresh produce. 

Where do you find your inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere!

My inspiration always starts outside and away from the studio. I find that spending time outdoors in nature serves as a rejuvenating force for my creativity and swiftly instills a positive outlook. From the earthy-toned desert landscapes of Arizona and tropical plants in California to the constantly evolving terrain and textures found back in India — elements of my travels and surroundings can be found directly in my art such as our Key-hole & Crest collections through form and shape. I draw inspiration from these sources by creating modern pieces that embody those similarities in the materials I use. 

Goa, India

Pfeiffer beach, Bigsur, CA

What is your interior design style?

My aesthetic is a celebration of texture and the organic natural forms found in nature embracing the beauty in imperfection with a touch of elegance. My favorite design style is a fine blend of contemporary sophistication and  modern rustic styles. I like the tension between the two worlds, old and new. I love minimalistic styles with lots of natural light and plants- lots and lots of plants! I think less is definitely more. For me, it's always worth taking the time to choose things that reflect your personality. 

Forever Love Knot

How would you describe your artistic style?

My artistic style has developed quite a bit over the years. As described earlier, my signature style falls between the realm of contemporary and Rustic styles- playing with textures and forms and exploring nature with natural materials. I like to push the boundaries and fiber art allows me to do so.

Yashi Designs emerged from a desire for fiber art that seamlessly merges the past and present, emphasizing a bond with the organic textures of nature and a commitment to utilizing sustainable, natural materials.

What designs do you consider to be your favorites among those in your collection?

One of my all-time favorites is the Jute Arch. I have the tall Jute arch positioned in my bedroom, and it's one of the first things I see when I wake up in the morning. Its earthy color serves as a constant reminder to stay grounded and connected to my roots. Additionally, it acts as a gateway, symbolizing a transition towards a fresh start – shedding the old and embracing new beginnings.

I also love organic modern art, so I'd have to say Forever Love Knot & Linked as each knot is deliberately placed for a perfect balance of aesthetic. The fiber artwork is designed to inspire viewers and draw attention to the interconnectedness of human emotions.. The love knot symbolizes unending devotion and a bond of love and it's an expression of cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Love Knot
Gray Crest

How To Choose Art For Your Home?

Knowing how to choose art for your home is part gut-instinct, part learning. Ultimately, the art you choose for your own home has to speak to you.

1. Use Art As The Starting Point for Interior Design Schemes

Art has the ability to transform a space, and sets the tone of your home's aesthetics.

Oversized art is such a simple way to make a statement and add impact. If, like me, you like light neutral walls and an Organic modern vibe, it's a great way to add color to your home without committing to bright or bold colors on the walls. If you're unsure about the size, mark it out on the wall with masking tape to get a feel for it first.

Begin by determining whether you possess a piece you'd like to incorporate, or if you need to seek out a specific artwork. Alternatively, explore the option of commissioning a piece from an artist. While having an existing collection may simplify the process, discovering new pieces can add an enjoyable dimension to shaping the space.

2. Choose Artwork To Set The Mood Of A Room

The artwork can be an inspiration for color, but even more than that, mood. If it's a calm, relaxing space, think about fiber art in neutral earthy tones or peachy hues. If it's a social space or a room for entertaining, go for something bold, play around with sizes, choose a set of artworks like mixed leaves to add colors and personality with a touch of natural materials, or choose an art that has a story to tell.

3. Invest In Pieces You Love 

A work of art needs to speak to you, to move you, to make you dream, to inspire you every day - maybe it would tell a story or reflect your personality, you need to feel it. Mix items like tassels to your wall decor to add interest in a bold and understated way. By following your instincts, you can start to create a meaningful space where you can feel at home and be yourself. 

4. Choose Art To Suit A Particular Space In Your Home

Blur the line between indoor & outdoor by adding Nature inspired artworks to walls that lead you outside. For hallways that connect rooms, line the walls with art in similar styles or complementing colors to lead you into the room something like our Crest collection. For the tall space in between a staircase wall, choose a tall oversized artwork like The Key-hole, it helps give this area a focal point bringing a lot of texture and personality to the otherwise awkward space.

5. Do Due Diligence

Make sure you check that the artwork you're investing in is authentic, the paperwork, provenance, and dating of the work are immaculate.

Above all don’t overthink, mix and match and have fun! 

What makes art so versatile is that it's easy to update a space simply by moving it around within your home. Sometimes, all a room missing is layers of textiles. Natural fibers like linen and cotton are great go-to options for achieving a soft look that will contrast well against more modern materials like metal and furniture with bold geometric shapes.