Thursday, February 10, 2011

Textile Inspiration via Lotta Kühlhorn.

 
My fascination  and indulgence with textile was evident in my last home and I will undoubtedly continue this love affair in my new home.  Incorporating textile into ones décor is a sure way to enliven the space. Designer, and textile artist, Lotta Kühlhorn(pictured above) shares her ideas on how textile can make a big  difference in our every day life below:


The simplest way to use textiles
Throwing fabric over a dining table can change a room in an instant.
Fabric is as flexible as paper
Whatever you can do with paper, you can do the same with textiles – cover shelves, hang in a frame, even wrap around a bucket or a flowerpot.

Textiles can complement food
The crab underwater motif on the ANNOMOA range makes the perfect table dressing for traditional Nordic seafood feasts.


Find a pattern you love, then repeat
Repeating patterns is a great idea – on a chair pad, a lampshade, a cushion. You can also show them off on a grand scale: let textiles cover an entire wall like wallpaper.

Such simple and fun ways to use textiles, right?


Any textile lovers out there? 

Hurrah for Thursday! Schools are on delay  because we may have a bit snow today. Hopefully it doesn’t stick around! Have a warm and beautiful Thursday my friends. XX

34 comments :

  1. I love the idea of wrapping it around things like flower pots :) And putting it on a wall?? yah?

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  2. These are such creative ideas - love the wall one, especially! Thanks, Stacey. xo

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  3. GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS STACY! How lovely to see you at my door this morning, during my "morning routine" of getting up and coming down immediately to my computer. I little hello in the morning from dear friends is so special. NOW....this post is so perfect for me and this is why. YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD for me as I look at the gorgeous white walls that we now have in both of our rooms. My husband's office is quickly feeling lived in as he has now put in all his affairs in order. We now have wireless so his computer is all set up and separate from mine as I type here in my all white, French style studio. BUT something is missing and that is TEXTURE. Your display here of different textiles is exactly what I need. However, I am having to take things slowly since my husband had been painting, and then slowly moving things in. I totally believe in textiles and that gorgeous photo of the paper all rolled up is exactly what I had under one of my tables. I need to figure out where to put that so it can add that bit of texture in my room. I am also on the hunt for GRAY VELVET PILLOWS for my new room. Oh the fun, Stacy! AND YOU...you have a whole house to play with! Well dearest, the days keep going by, and before you know it, you will be in. We cannot wait to see it all. This post is just the beginning of your talents going LOOSE!!! BRING IT ON!!! Now, off to school to endure another cold day of after school bus duty in minus 25 temps!!!

    HAVE A SPLENDID DAY!!! Anita

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  4. I have a rug obsession, if that counts. :]

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  5. Yes, I love textiles and so wish I could sew. I like to wander the fabric aisles touching it all - it inspires me and I think of all the fabulous things I could make, well I could design and someone else could make :)

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  6. yup i love it - it adds dimesion to a room!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  7. I am a textile addict as well- love all of the gorgeous colour here- IKEA fabrics are so stunning and the price point is so so good. Also loving that palm leaf wallpaper. Gorgeous all around.

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  8. What fun and gorgeous fabrics!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. i love textiles...my heart is pounding! i can look at and touch them all day long. my prize possession right now is an antique italian textile which i plan to have framed. my first design book was a book on textiles! i 'wallpapered' my powder room with paper-backed fabric...ok, i better take a deep breath.

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  10. Really wonderful Stacey. The colors are so bright cheerful. Much needed now when everything is so cold and gray!
    Have a wonderful day, and hopefully no snow!

    lisa.

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  11. Design traveller took my comment...
    To crazy for me though:)
    I know I am a drag:)

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  12. WOW! what an inspirational post!

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  13. These are really really good.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  14. So gorgeous on a wall and you're reminding me that I should get a nice tablecloth!

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  15. I'm right there with you! I love a good textile! These are all fantastic :)

    xoxo

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  16. Love how they can be used to liven up a space!! xo

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  17. Love textiles. All fun ideas. I especially love the last shot with the beautiful graphic version on the wall!

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  18. Fabulous! It certainly livens up the space, doesn't it? Love it! :)

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  19. I can FEEL it! I love how you work it all out and indulge us in what we are all thinking!! XOXO

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  20. Hi Stacey. What a fabulous post. I adore every image here. You've inspired me once again. I have some of that crab ANNOMOA fabric (I bought it at IKEA). I adored it the moment I saw it but I haven't know what to do with it. Using it as a table cloth is a brilliant idea. Aren't those turquoise plates also divine. Schools on delay? Does that mean the kids don't go? I wish they'd done that here when we had our recent heat wave week. Pruxxx

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  21. Trust me I know this well about bring textiles nito your home. Love how cheerful they make everything look.

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  22. Pretty fabrics just make me happy. Women in a fabric store is like men in a hardware store...

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  23. I just love the texture and dimension it brings to a space...gorgeous!!

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  24. I love the charm and depth that textiles bring to a room. I have a huge textile hanging in my entry hall - was originally purchased for my Charlotte home....so I love that we found a place for it. Not your typical hallway decor, but that's part of what makes it work!

    xo Elizabeth

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  25. Lotta does amazing textiles. So full of happiness!

    Loving the 'palm tree pattern' - reminds me of Florence Broadhurst. She did a similar one back in her day.

    x Charlotta

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  26. Such lovely bright prints! We use them a lot in India. have to find a way to incorporate them in U.S. home too :)

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  27. I love textiles! And all these pictures are lovely! I love all the bright colors and these are all great tips!

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  28. Such lovely, colorful post Stacey!
    Fabric can really lighten up a room, I can totally see that now! Thanks for enlighten me(i´m usually not a fabric kind a girl, but things might just have cahnged:)...)
    Happy weekend Love!

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  29. Colourful and fun textiles makes you happy!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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