Ever see home decor fabric so good you want to wear it? I do! The richly textured weights and large scale patterns are a refreshing departure from what we typically see in apparel fabrics. Check out House and Garden UK (January 2015) where Ruth Sleightholme's "paper-doll wardrobes feature paisley prints and embroidered fabrics that blur the line between fashion and decoration." More wearable art and some "thinking outside the cloth" approaches below. I'm inspired! #wearableart #largepatternfabric #fabricdesign
A little green dress woven from botanicals. From garden to wardrobe: Nicole Dextras for Weleda.
Vintage map dresses. Les robes geographiques by Elisabeth Lecourt.
Original oil painting repurposed as utility bag. Reclaimed objects made new in Amsterdam by Leslie Oschman.
What do you think would be fun to turn into clothing? Check out my Wearable Art Pinterest board for more!
Oh my another snowy day in Boston! And a day snowed in is license to spend time with a hot cup and a great read. Some cozy comforts that will keep you snuggled up...
Have you noticed the renewed interest in antique + modern? I'm loving the crisp look of seasoned pieces against a fresh, clean palette. "Brown furniture" as it has come to be known, is sharing stage again, so get on the hunt for your one-of-a-kind pieces now while they are plentiful and at an all-time low. With a backdrop of whitewashed walls and crisp linen, these pieces are given instant new life. A few chic examples.
Amazing guest house renovation! acountryfarmhouse.blogspot.com/January 2013.
Washington, D.C. based designer Darryl Carter, master of "The New Traditional."
Designer Erin Gates presents beautiful examples of a collected and layered look on her Elements of Style blog.