IT'S HOT HOT HOT
French, French, French
I have always loved the fleur-de-lis symbol and anything French in design. Today's
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Je t'aime is French for “I love you,” but perhaps that should be changed to “J'aime les tapestries Francaises.” Tapestries have a long history in the world of design, dating back to Hellenistic times.
And while they have historically been used as rugs or for wall hanging, more designers are incorporating tapestry into furniture pieces and as part of their home decor. Take a look at these romantic interiors and the way they use beautiful French tapestry.
Coco Kelly via Marie Claire MaisonThis is one eclectic living room. It combines craftsman-style floor lamps, Chinese-style sitting chairs, French doors and a simple, yet pretty couch upholstered in French tapestry.
Elle Decor (via)Here, French tapestries are hung as wall panels. Though traditional in design, this sitting room, has so much going on in pattern – from the area rug to the French tapestry and the accent pillows – yet it all seems to work well together, doesn’t it?
Elle Décor (via)Use French tapestry in your bedroom to create a focal point, either as a rug, a wall hanging or as a headboard, as seen here. This is the bedroom of Jimmy Choo founder, Tamara Mellon. Silver mercury-glass table lamps flank the bed add a groovy and retro feel to this glamorous and sophisticated bedroom.
Cote de Texas via Guillaume de LaubierThis is what many of the chic, French bedrooms look like. Lush fabrics, pale white or beige walls, enviable four-post beds — all accented by a dramatic and deeply hued French tapestry that acts as a headboard being the focal point of this beautiful bedroom.
Matt Camron (via)
Susan Harter (via)Susan Harter, a very talented painter and designer, hand-painted this wall covering based on traditional French tapestry. Love how the wall sconce highlights some of the more intricate details of the mural. Look at that subtle table decor and how it seems to just blend in with the painted walls.
There is such a romantic quality to French tapestry. Either because of it being French (who, let’s be honest, are masters in design), or because many of the scenes depicted in French tapestry have been romanticized. With such pretty colors and expert craftsmanship, they can add a unique focal point to any room.
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Have a wonderful week and I'll be back later. xoxo
P.S. There's a give-away going on right here. Fabulous French inspired Cavallini nests and birds stamp set in a beautiful tin. Ends Friday evening, 7/22/2011...winner announced at Pink Saturday.
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