Tapestries and Banners for the Home

I have always found delight in the study of design and art, especially with regard to home decor. When decorating a space, a good designer incorporates colour and texture to diversify elements of the space.

Wall colour, furniture style and accents are the basic parts of the decor of a room; but the addition of trim, mouldings, rugs, sculptures, and the use of tapestries can enrich the decor and overall enjoyment of the environment in a space.

I made a very unique find the other day while shopping at my fabric supplier and was able to create a beautiful tapestry to hang on my wall.

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As you can see, it is a gorgeous, red jacquard material with medium sized dragons embroidered in a not too overwhelming pattern.

(I say not too overwhelming because I can imagine an entire sofa upholstered  in this material and I think that there would definitely be too many dragons)

I purchased enough material to make 3 tapestries, each about 1.5 Meters long and 50 cm wide. I added a black and tan fringe to the bottom, to accent the inverted triangle at the bottom. I think that by finishing the piece in this way, gives it more texture and looks more pleasing to the eye.

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I mounted one of the tapestries to the wall in my foyer, as I am in the process of redecorating the area. Meanwhile the other two will make great unique gifts for Christmas.

Thanks for reading,

-S

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Elephant Cushion

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The elephant excursion. I say excursion because these were a pain in the ass to master and it took much too long.

Inspiration: Soft and plush and interesting.

Let me start by saying one thing: I love statement pieces.

-Love them?

-Yes.

The best way to start a conversation is always by making a statement. I have gone off topic. Here we have a caravan of elephants on a tapestry fabric (12.00 CDN per meter at Fabric Land) backed by “velvet-look” fabric (3.00 CDN per meter also at FL). I sewed them to be quite large (able to accommodate a queen size pillow). Very soft.

This is a cushion I created by taking very soft velvet-like material and an elephant tapestry fabric. These cushions are 100% original in their design and very comfy to relax on.