The Best of Traditional Home
The April 2013 issue of Traditional Home is the best ever! I love to tear magazines apart and file away ideas in categories. There are hardly any pages left in the magazine. In New + Next Market there was this fantastic outdoor Chesterfield sofa from George Smith.
A great article about Master Marqueter Silas Kopf and the resurgence of tapestries. Not only classic tapestries but how the medium has captured the interest of contemporary artists. According to Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Director, Thomas Campbell, “Part of the appeal comes from our basic need for stories. “Sequential narrative goes back to ancient times.” “Tapestry because of its scale, provides a place for lots of narrative.” That was part of the appeal for William Morris, who led a mini revival in the late 19th century because of his fondness for medieval arts.
William Morris Tapestry and Fabric
Suzani textile in this issue. This room has fabulous crown ornament!
Designer Roger Higgins
Contemporary California artist, Pae White’s amazing Smoke Tapestry.
Campbell recommends tapestries for todays large expanses of wall. He says “They were conceived for large spaces, and they look great in modernist interiors….a large textile brings a warmth and a unique coloration.”
Another of our Classic Trends predictions, Stone Is In, Traditional Home says the Stone Age in the form of malachite.
Fabulous malachite columns in the Winter Palace.
Stone accessories are timeless. The stone storage box in malachite by Rab Labs is beautiful. They offer a beautiful selection of natural stone items for the home. For information about the qualities of quartz as a presence in your home please visit my blog Heavenly Home Designs.
Please visit my new blog Heavenly Home Designs for lots of great products and ideas for designing with the Mineral Kingdom.
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