I've never liked lace — it's just too much for me. But one fateful day last week I had my head turned by both lace-patterned tiles and lace-edged pillowcases. Is loving lace just a part of getting older, or is lace getting better?
- Let's start off with a bang with Lene Toni Kjeld's Lace Wallpaper, available from Bobby Berk Home. Vintage Verity featured a photo of this wallpaper in situ, and it's so, so good.
- Martha Stewart's The Crafts Dept. has an excellent tutorial for making lace tiles — it looks ridiculously easy and the results are awesome.
- Elle Decoration featured rubber lace table runners and place mats from Design My World. "Rubber lace" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? San Franciscans, these placemats are available at A&G Merch on Market Street for $3/each.
- ZINmag Chronicle wrote cryptically about this little metal lace Granny Shelf by Dutch designer Beerd van Stokkum. I love it so much.
- The tile that sparked my fixation is the Antimacassar Tile from Mud Hut Company, spotted in House & Garden Magazine.
- And finally, the new pillowcases of my dreams, the Washed Lace Bedlinen from Toast. To me, that is the perfect amount of lace, with the perfect amount of...laciness. So clean and geometric and lovely!
(Images: as credited above.)