Y’all, suzanis have had their moments in the sun before, but is this hand-embroidered textile in the middle of another resurgence? We think so.
The application that we are most digging is a colorful embroidery on a light neutral background. There are lots of colorways in the suzani. You are probably more than familiar with the book cover of the New Bohemians. The rich dark suzanis are a must-have in the world of Boho Maximalism.
With today’s suzani, we are looking toward a more refined version of eclecticism, something more akin to the tradition of high end design meets intrepid world explorer.
Sarah and I spent a little bit time on chat tossing a few goodies back and forth. Here’s the eye candy that we were lovin on.
A fantastic mix of pillows features the star of the pattern show, an antique suzani.
Crane & Canopy really worked a basic color wheel scheme here with a pop of orange in Suzani.
Former Domino Editor, Sarah Ruffin Costello, the Design Blog World’s Muse is into it.
Boy did we love everything about Christine Lennon’s home feature on OKL.
Use a whole bedcover for an exceptionally rich layer!
Robert Kime Suzani & Indian patterns are advanced level. Much like our fav Indian Textiles lover John Robshaw, Kime designs hand-printed patterns that are based on his travels through Central Asia, Turkey, Egypt, etc. His collection includes a nod to the Suzani, as seen here.
This House Beautiful feature is chock full of great applications of global textiles throughout the home.
This room by Kime illustrates perfectly the line between rich traditional roots buried under layers of exoticism.
The glaze of global accent throughout this otherwise incredibly stuffy base of a room is exactly what you’d expect from a well traveled bohemian
… bucking his own roots in his old room. Love the suzani hanging on the wall at right, juxtaposed with the rest of the art in the room.
We like to look to Irving & Morrison as well, who create their goods out of one-off fabrics gathered from all around the world. They’ve been known to drop a suzani here and there, and they always pair so nicely with Indian embroidery and indigos.
On a more accessible note, here are a few applications of the look in a setting more of the moment!
It’s difficult for me to think about suzanis and not think about our friends at Furbish Studio. As far as I can remember Jamie has always had a penchant for the colorful embroidery, since the early days when we were making up DIY pillows out of world market napkins.
It seems simple enough to fold and drape a suzani over the back of your sectional like West Haddon Hall did. A few well matched global patterns will complement the eclectic vibe.
Another incredibly accessible idea, just toss one over your neutral headboard for that casual world traveler feeling.
Our friend Ashely from Meet Me in Philadelphia is getting after it. Her style is quintessentially a New Traditionalist style in our world of online design blogger friends.
Get the look by shopping the Suzani’s we have left in stock at TEOT, and keep your eyes peeled for a new collection of throw pillows, headed our way soon! Oh yeah, and don’t forget to use our current coupon code.
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