November 18, 2009

Suddenly Suzani


Suddenly suzani - the traditional embroidery from Central Asia - is popping up everywhere and really catching my eye. I think it's a beautiful way to add a little spice and pattern to a space. 
It's certainly a stretch for my usual aesthetic, which is probably exactly why I like it. Isn't life more fun when we surprise ourselves with our choices anyway?!
What really did me in for the pattern though was that ever so popular dish rack tray (above) that we saw last month in Lonny. Since then, I've been smitten for suzani! How about you? Into it or over it?

*Left to right: rug, towels, pillows, interior unknown, bucket chair, antwerp chair, journal, table runner, serving tray

24 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

I am SO into it!!! Love the colors and patterns ~~ that coffee table is to die for....



xoxo Laura

Couture Cookie said...

Is that really a coffee table? It looks fab!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

loooove that bucket chair! want it! xo

In Honor Of Design said...

love it! They have a spanish feel which would suit me perfectly;)

Mary @ JPM Design said...

I am really starting to love it as well! I stumbled upon that table runner/place mat/napkin set at World Market just the other day and fell in love with it!

Saltina said...

I dig it! I also love that bucket chair.

Stephanie said...

Love the table runner! So gorgeous! Thank you goes out once again to Globalization for bringing us such lovely patterns.

The Goods Design said...

I am a suzani fanatic! Love the images!

Jaime said...

Loved that tray from Lonny! Makes doing dishes prettier, lol

Design Actually said...

I'm still into it, I don't think it will ever go completely out of style because it's a classic motif. Love the ottoman and dish rack tray!

Blair said...

Oh, wonderful collection of suzani adorned items! Love that chair and the table runner is fantastic.

Mango Gal said...

Thanks for posting this! I love the patterns but had no idea what they were called, they're so colorful and pretty.

Jenn said...

I am in love with the Anthro Suzani rug in black, and am desperate to figure out a way to work it into my decor.

In a weird way it reminds me of a funky collegiate crest. Sort of Ralph Lauren Rugby? Great picks!

Dragonfly said...

Wow!!! That is so for me. Guess I need another trip to Asia ....
Have a nice day :-)

the "L" spot said...

love all the patterns!

Paula Grace Designs said...

The pillow us amazing. I love the detail.

Sarah Klassen said...

Beautiful!

Not tired of this look at all -- that chair is heavenly, and the pillows are so fun. Speaking of pillows, I wonder what's still on your mind :)

lisa golightly said...

I love your eye. What thrill to have found you ! xoxo lisa

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love trying new and different ideas, also. This all looks so unique and beautiful! xoxo

Rachel Follett said...

Gorgeous pieces! Love the pillows especially.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wonderful way to add color indeed!

Just discovered your lovely blog recently...GORGEOUsss posts!
Thank you for bringing visual delights to our life~
xo

A Perfect Peach said...

gorgeous patterns!

A Life More Fabulous said...

Love, love that scoop chair!
I still love the simple, graphic patterns - I don't that will ever get old! But at the moment, I think I prefer it in smaller doses to large scale pieces. It used to have this exotic intrigue but it's becoming so mainstream.

TheCluelessCrafter said...

Suddenly Suzani has been on my affordable radar for some time. I have a pillow that was gifted to me, but now I need a collection.

If you love architectural, robust prints I suggest you visit the Peabody Essex Museum's exhibit on Iris Apfel's irreverent wardrobe. Her textiles are divine
http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/21-rare_bird_of_fashion_the_irreverent_iris_apfel

Let me know what you think. I just went yesterday. Btw, nice "place" you've got here. Hope to stop by again!

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