Fabric wall hangings...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My little powder room needs some serious 'oomph'. I have recently revamped it, but find its still missing something. So I have been mulling over some artwork ideas to help grace the classic grey walls.  I was thinking canvas or photography, but being such a small room it becomes a little overbearing. So I thought fabric. Why not?  Much to my delight, Vanessa from Decor Happy did a great post on affordable fabric art just this week!  I completely agree it is an alternative to traditional paintings or photography. Often times, you can get instant scale, pattern and colour.  I have this great acqua silk sari with fine black artwork on it (that I have never ever worn) that I'm considering as an option. I wonder if I could pull it off?  These pictures below certainly make the whole idea appealing. 

There is always the traditional tapestry. I know its hard to tell with the bench, urns & pillows, but remove that all and put this baby in a modern white space. Stunning. Image via here

We always have Marimekko prints. How gorgeous is this black and white number? Image via here.

I'm partial to this Marimekko print available at CB2. Love it. 

Scale is amazing here. Another graphic Marimekko print. Image via here.

Textile art adds instant texture & pattern. How fantastic does this look framed? Image via Style Files.

I think this is one of my favourites. A wonderful pop of colour in texture in a hallway. Image via My favourite and My best


thelennoxx said... [Reply to comment]

I love these! Hey, how about framing a beautiful silk scarf (that you don't use)?!

Vanessa@decor happy said... [Reply to comment]

Great post and thanks for the mention. You should definitely try hanging the aqua fabric and share photos when you do! Would look great.

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