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

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments
  • Amber1616
    December 3, 2012

    Very cool. Love the pillows from Etsy.

  • Trisha
    December 3, 2012

    I think they are fab!

  • Gina
    December 3, 2012

    I vote fab!

  • Carrie
    December 4, 2012

    Great designs from Charlotte Lancelot. Fab!

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