Friday, November 16, 2012
How to transform Berenice Marlohe's outfit into a room?
Tweed and browns are typically the realm of menswear. But they don't have to remain in the closet! If you love these weaves and fabrics as much as ICDC, then you've thought about using such textures in a room or two.
Use a mix of tweed and plaid dining chairs to soften the formality of a silk tablecloth. Brown accents in the draperies and rug make the room feel cohesive, and the pink shades coordinate with the larger space because they are found in the plaid prints. Gold from the chandelier and table settings finish the room.
If it's a bedroom you're after, use a tweed rug and coordinate with brown bedding, wood paneling (it can be painted if you can't afford the real thing!) and a show-stopping gold chandelier.
For those just wanting to test the waters, try a tweed sofa or chair. Tweeds wear incredibly well (just ask any Harris Tweed-wearing man how long they've had their sport jacket and you'll be surprised to find out the longevity of this textile..) and because they aren't typically used in interiors, less expensive to purchase than many other fabrics.
Fashion Fabrics Club and local Discount Fabrics USA (just up the road in Thurmont, Maryland) are ICDC's go-to for tweeds. Once ICDC used a brown Glen Plaid for a client's bedskirt, shams and curtains. So luxurious!
images from instyle.com and ICDC files.