tribal textiles, eastern accents, and the silk road goes on….


My house is craving a touch of eastern accent pillows and tribal textiles. Hang in there before I loose you... These prints are walking down the runway and they need to be walking into my living room. Take a look at some of Oscar de la Renta's Pre-Fall 2010 runway show. "His color palette was a spicy mix of canary yellow, vermillion, pink, and ruby, and he favored ikats, suzani embroideries, and bold patchworks."

And now we start to see it in the stores... Do you like this look below? I'm not so sure about it... maybe if I was camping.. hmmm...

In Elle Decor this month, Charlotte Moss is featured in an article about her latest creation and inspiration. Take a look below. She is even doing a line for Stark Carpet at the moment.

Here is the photo that started my love affair with eastern, tribal, ikats and suzani styles. It's an advertisement for Richard Shapiro's new 8905 store. I immediatly fell head over heels for these pillows and rich fabrics that have such a history behind them.

Check out one of Los Angeles newest and hippest hotels, The Redbury Hotel. Celebrity photographer and music video director turned decorator designer, Matthew Rolston uses so many authenitic pattterns.

More looks...

(Thank you for the inspiration Elle Decor)

(Thank you for the inspiration Jonathan Berger)

(Thank you for the inspiration Moises Esquenazi)

The living room below is another room designed by Moises Esquenazi, my ultimate favorite designer. He can mix almost anything to create a perfectly unique room just for YOUR taste.

(Thank you for the inspiration Daniel Sachs)

Isn't it great how all of these fabrics mix so well? If  purchased in your homes color range, they can blend with almost any decor.  Below are some suzani fabrics from Calico Corners. Suzani textiles were found along the Silk Road in Central Asia, think all of the countries that end in "stan." They were originally handmade and hand stiched with natural dye by family members.

This fabric is also from Calico Corners and is designed by the famous IMAN.

For those of us that are not into buying fabric and having something made. Check out how you can click on the links below, browse, add to cart, enter your credit card number, ship, wait a few days, come home, open your package, and waaalaaaa... TRIBAL TEXTILES, SUZANIS or IKATS.

Add this lovely Suzani "throw" to your bedroom or the back of your couch. by Tessera.

If you like this look and just want to add one or two pillows to your couch... Be Still is a lovely shop filled with gorgeous pillows ranging from $50-$100.

In the collage below, see how you can make a larger impact. Im obsessed with the pillow in the middle. It might just be at my front door in a few days! Tell me what you think in the comments. Do you like this trend?

(Starting clockwise with the Macaw Rug at Anthropologie $350, The Kilm Rug Pillow at Turkish Rugs and Kilim $80, Suzani Blanket at The Loaded Trunk $175, Kebaya Mug at Anthropologie $12, Suzani upholstered chair by Wisteria $599, Orange and Blue Pillow at Madeline Weinrib Atelier, the pillow in the middle Turkish Rugs and Kilim $80.)

See you soon, Alli.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

totally digging it!!