Textiles are a super, low-commitment way to add color, texture and personality to any room or sofa. Fabrics from faraway places are especially interesting – whether African mudcloth, Indian Kanthas, Indonesian batiks, Mexican tenangos or Turkish kilims.
Covering beds, reupholstering a granny chair, or tossing pillows on a standard sectional will surely up the character ante. Go for bold graphics and colors to keep the look fresh. Visit the sources listed below for the items above:
1. African mudcloth and antique Indonesian batik used as twin bedspreads. Mudcloth from Bola Boutique, 2 West 125th Street, NY, NY
2. Indonesian woven ikat, Mexican tenango, Indian blockprint from Anokhi
3. Turkish Kilim pillows from Hayko Fine Rugs & Tapestries, NYC
4. Framed 1935 Indian Kantha cloth for child's nursery, from SRI Threads
- Alice Engel