Low, Layered Textiles

Low, Layered Textiles

Sarah Coffey
Apr 21, 2010

The other day we wrote about low furniture and the way it can emphasize height in a small space. The same can be said of textiles. Rugs, floor cushions, and ottomans anchor a room and help to create a field of color and/or pattern close to the ground, expanding the sense of space above.

The layered look isn't always right for a tiny apartment. At times, it can make a home feel cluttered, but used in balance with the proportion and style of a room, layering can add character and depth to a small space. The trick is to layer colors and patterns in the same family, whether coordinating the same solid fabric in a series of bright hues or layering intricate, hand-printed textiles in the same color family.

1-2 Bedding and Textiles from Les Indiennes
3 Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio for Vitra
4-5 Bedding from UK company Toast
6 Faux Suede/Linen Pillows from West Elm
7-8 Sofas from Roche Bobois
9 Le Nid des Cigognes
10 Martha and Ben's Southern Mix

Photos: Les Indiennes, Vitra, Toast, West Elm, Roche Bobois, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Sarah Coffey

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