Trending in Decor: Fiber Arts

Trending in Decor: Fiber Arts

Rich, visible textures seem to be everywhere from upholstery to rugs. Whether reflecting a bohemian style with echoes of world flavor (Morocco? Mexico? Malaysia?), these products--often with a visible, rustic and/or open weave construction--convey a laid-back look and warmth that begs to be touched. 

One way to incorporate this look into your space is with woven wall hangings. These are everywhere, making appearances that are both traditional--recalling the macramé of the seventies--to modern, using bold color (as in the artisan example from North Carolina above) or mixed media to take this art form to the next level. 

This classic macramé wall hanging gets a modern update with its cobalt blue, ombré-style tassled ends. The owner of this piece lets the world know they play it loose and don't color within the lines.

Metal rings are embellished with fibers that together make an interesting gallery wall (these can be found here). As an ensemble they could also be suspended from a ceiling for a more mobile-like experience. (I'd call that "Boho Calder"--Alexander Calder being the famed 20th-century designer of large-scale mobiles found in major art museums and collections).

Here an oversized branch from the Adirondacks and a multi-layered weave make this a statement piece by this New York State-based artist.

Look how this piece warms up this bedroom and acts like a headboard. Love it! A well-crafted work by an Arizona-based fiber artist.

Would you embrace this look? Leave a comment in the section below.

 

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