Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Many of the interiors featured in this post might best be described as global eclectic or coastal -- but that doesn't mean that grasscloth can't work in streamlined, modern interiors. In fact, finer, more delicately woven grasscloths are a beautiful way to bring some subtle warmth and texture to a room without the heavy texture and overt naturalness of less refined grasscloths.
Pretty florals in a tone-on-tone pearl are a lovely, girly take on grasscloth. Note how the sofa too is a subtle tone-on-tone pattern, though this time in a more masculine geometric. This subtle tension between the walls and the upholstery create an interesting backdrop for the vivid pops of lime and hot pink.
This guest room, that the contestants decorated for Tiffani-Amber Theissen has got to one of my favorite HGTV rooms ever. The damask print on the grasscloth is gorgeous, and I love how they tempered its bold statement by keeping it on just one wall. My only critique would be to replace the seagrass rug with something else (maybe a bold navy stripe?) as it feels too matchy-matchy with the grasscloth for my taste.
So what about you? Are you as into grasscloth as I am? Have you tried it out in your own home yet or in a design project?