Friday, 27 June 2014

textiles: red bed throws and suzani covers



Not so long ago, I was going through an indigo phase on the blog. It all started when I made changes in my old home and was collecting styling ideas for my study room. Now I'm in a different phase because after the move I keep my desk in our bedroom and I'm not keen on using indigo textiles in here. I'm leaning towards just a hint of red, which I haven't used much when styling my home, as I have mentioned before. I don't want to go overboard with the red colour, as it can be very demanding; I'm only thinking about a bed throw, with either red stripes or any red pattern. A vintage suzani cover would be a dream come true.

For the floor I'm thinking about a striped rug in white and perhaps grey, that would go under the bed. The reason I'm keen on red is that on the floor is a new light brown carpet that goes so well with red. The above bedroom belongs to the Goa (India) home of Jade Jagger (jewellery designer + daughter of Mick) and this colour mix appeals to me very much. Maybe I should just go for the black-striped Stockholm rug from Ikea because it has such a good price.


John Robshaw Textiles: Lanna Throw + Guava Striped Cotton Throw

The website of John Robshaw Textiles is one of my inspirations for cotton throws from India and I have also been bookmarking quite a lot of suzani embroideries. Yesterday I showed you the outdoor living area of designer Richard Shapiro's Malibu home. You can see the bedroom in his Malibu house below, with a gorgeous 19th-century Uzbek suzani cover on the bed. I would love to see a cover like this on my own bed but the ones I have viewed so far are way beyond my price range.


Some time ago I bookmarked a page on the Hali website with images of gorgeous vintage Uzbek and Tajik suzani embroideries from Rippon Boswell & Co., an auction house that specialises in textiles. The collection shown on the page is stunning and inspirational but unfortunately the prices are not exactly budget-friendly.


Furbish Studio: suzani bed throw + Rippon Boswell & Co.: Nurata suzani, Uzbekistan, mid-19th century
Schuyler Samperton Interior Design: a bedroom in West Hollywood


Rippon Boswell & Co.: Tashkent suzani, Uzbekistan, second half 19th century
+ Nurata suzani, Uzbekistan, first half 19th century

The bedspread in the photo below, with just a touch of red, is another inspiration of mine. It belongs to artist Anh Duong, who has a beach house (an AD feature on my Icelandic blog earlier this year) in East Hampton, NY. Her friend, textile designer Carolina Irving, gave her decorating advice. I cannot find that particular fabric on Irving's website but the rose/blue version of Kandyli, hand printed on 100% linen, comes close.

Have a wonderful weekend!


photo credit:
1: Gaëlle Le Boulicaut for AD France via Trinkit Hunter | 2-3: John Robshaw Textiles | 4: Lisa Romerein for C Home | 5: Furbish Studio via Jamie Meares/Pinterest | 6, 8-9: via Hali | 7: Schuyler Samperton Interior Design via Quite Continental | 10: Oberto Gili for Architectural Digest

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