• 03Dec

    Tapestries in Translation

    A hot new trend is the use of tapestries or tapestry-inspired fabrics in home decor.   A mixture of modernized styles and colors is transforming the tapestry from its traditional design and giving the decorative treatment fresh appeal.  As tapestries were traditionally used as “transportable decorations” and a form of insulation in cold wintery months, they now stand alone as intricate and one-of-a-kind art pieces.  Upholstery and decorative accents are also mimicking the rich textures and patterns.  The combination of old world craftsmanship and culture along with modern aesthetics definitely creates an eclectic look.  What do you think, are tapestries drab or fab?

     

    Red Cover

    Red Cover

     

    Eloquence - Antique Banquette with Original Tapestry Upholstery

    Eloquence – Antique Banquette with Original Tapestry Upholstery

     

     

    Pinterest

    Pinterest

     

    Etsy - Jane Beck

    Etsy – Jane Beck

     

    Night Wood - Oak Island Tapestry

    Nightwood – Oak Island Tapestry

     

    Houzz

    Houzz

     

    Urban Outfitters - Peacock Medallion Tapestry

    Urban Outfitters – Peacock Medallion Tapestry

     

    Come Over Sunday - Japanese Woven Wall Hangings

    Come Over Sunday – Japanese Woven Wall Hangings

     

    Bemz - Henriksdal Barstool Cover in Urban Tapestry Fabric

    Bemz – Henriksdal Barstool Cover in Urban Tapestry Fabric

     

    Houzz

    Houzz

     

    Colom & Brit Interiors - Floral Tapestry Bench

    Colom & Brit Interiors – Floral Tapestry Bench

     

    Restoration Hardware - Tibetan Rug Inspired by Antique Tapestry

    Restoration Hardware – Tibetan Rug Inspired by Antique Tapestry

     

    Bargello Upholstery Fabric - Inspired by Early Needlework and Tapestry

    Bargello Upholstery Fabric – Inspired by Early Needlework and Tapestry

     

    Elle Decor - Charlotte Lancelot's re-interpretations of Cross-Stiched Tapestries

    Elle Decor – Charlotte Lancelot’s Re-interpretations of Cross-Stitched Tapestries

     

     

     

     

     

     

Discussion 4 Responses

  1. December 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Very cool. Love the pillows from Etsy.

  2. December 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I think they are fab!

  3. December 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I vote fab!

  4. December 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Great designs from Charlotte Lancelot. Fab!

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