Graphic Decor Inspired by Quilting

Graphic Decor Inspired by Quilting

Andie Powers
May 10, 2011

From quilting's origins in sewing circles and as heirlooms of early American History, this art form has evolved from a homespun craft into a bold color statement. Traditional piecing, quilting patterns with a modern twist can be found on anything from wall art and home furnishings to pillows and wallpaper.

When using a modern quilting aesthetic in interior design, either monochromatic palettes or an array of hues add a traditional accent to modernized or streamlined design.

1. This bright, sunny apartment belongs to photographer and fashion designer, Whitney Deal. I love the contrast between the white, crisp walls and the pop of color in the quilt.
2. This granny-square afghan by Sandra Juto is another perfect example of square, graphic color in a minimalistic space. Despite the different techniques, crocheted afghans are inspired by quilting.
3. Who says quilts can't be made of paper? A graphic wall hanging inspired by quilted, contrasting colors by Stip/Ontwerpt that I'd love to have in my home office for inspiration.
4. A paint strip wall masterpiece, pieced together in quilted fashion by Scott Prendergast.
5. This pillow is another piece by Stip/Ontwerpt, entitled "A Good Day." I love the silk-screened organized chaos.

Images: Brooklyn room by Whitney Deal, Crocheted Afghan from Sandra Juto, art print by Stip/Ontwerpt, paint strip photos by Scott Prendergast, found on Design*Sponge, "A Good Day" pillow by Stip/Ontwerpt.

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