Browsing articles in "Interior Design"

Becky Beasley –

Apr 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

textile art, textile photography, table cloth photograph

Flipping through the March edition of The World Of Interiors, my eye was immediately drawn to what at first glance looks like a humble table cloth, framed as art, in the above kitchen. In fact, it’s a photograph of a table cloth, framed as art, by Becky Beasley — adding a level of reverence that makes the piece less tactile but also more thought provoking.

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St. Frank –

Apr 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

artisan textile, framed textile, textile art

Newly minted St. Frank brings textiles to the wall with a beautifully curated collection of framed fabrics responsibly sourced from artisans around the world. Above, a textile by Senegalese designer Johanna Bramble.

Via C Magazine.

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Pattern Play –

Jul 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

small interiors, pattern on pattern, henry road

Summer recess lingered a bit longer on-line than it did in reality, but here’s a nice way to come back: a LA Times article on textile and interior designer Paula Smail’s newly downsized (yet very pattern-happy) living arrangements. As previously posted about here, Smail is the founder of the Henry Road fabric company.

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Workroom C –

Jan 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

custom textile, custom fabric pattern

With her recent introduction of Workroom C, Carolyn Rebuffel is expanding beyond her eponymous San Francisco based interior design business into the world of textile design and production. The workroom’s friendly web interface offers a selection of five patterns in a total of twenty eight colors for fabric, pillow, and drapery orders. A range of custom commissions are also welcomed via a “bespoke request form“. Apart from demonstrating a daunting level of personal initiative, Rebuffel’s endeavor is a great example of a new hybrid taking stronger root within the world of interior design — “exclusive” services with “inclusive” access.

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Home and Abroad –

Nov 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

john robshaw, elle decor sofa, layered sofa

This inspiring example of peaceful pattern cohabitation comes from Elle Decor’s December article “Home and Abroad” about John Robshaw’s Manhattan apartment. Pinpointing exactly how/why it works is another matter…

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Gujarat Gates –

Nov 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

gujarat embroidery, indian embroidery

Some textile images practically demand follow-up Google searches — as did this photograph featured in Los Angeles Times’ 2011 review of the book Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach To Interior Design. (Image shown cropped above.) A few short keystrokes later and this is what I found: Banjara wall hangings from the Gujarat region of India. A nearly identical piece can be found here. For many more links enter “gujarat embroidery” in your image search browser.

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The Apartment –

Nov 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

moroccan carpet, shag carpet

Located in Copenhagen, The Apartment is a store / studio / showcase for “design objects, furniture, antiques and art”. Their website features items from their inventory — including carpets and quilts.

Via Field Notes.

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Ankasa –

Sep 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment

custom embroidery, custom upholstery, buddha textile

Nearly anything imagined with beads, sequins, or embroidery can be brought to life by Ankasa, a full-service bedding, upholstery, and accessories company that clearly thrives at the crossroads between fashion, art and design. Above, their Buddha Head chair done with sequin embroidery on linen.

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Doug Johnston –

Sep 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

textile stool, fabric stool, contemporary bean bag chair,

“Stool 2”
by designer Doug Johnston is described this way on Matter’s website: These stools utilize an old crafting technique in which rope or cord is coiled and stitched to forms bowls and baskets. The technique is itself based on the ancient method of making ceramic coiled pots as well as coiled basketry. Using raw 100% cotton braided cord, often called sash cord, and colored sewing thread, they are individually sewn on an industrial zig-zag sewing machine without the use of forms or molds. Pretty cool.

Via Dwell.

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Christian de Laubadere –

Aug 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

layered carpets, carpet interiors, interior design carpet

Christian de Laubadere may be a painter by trade but as The World of Interiors proves in their September issue his flair for interior spaces — and his unabashed layering of carpets and textiles — is equally imaginative. The shot above (by photographer Ricardo Labougle) is of a seating area inside his live/work studio in Shanghai.

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