Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Savoir Scarves

It is nothing new to frame a silk scarf and hang it on your wall as art, and I am surprised that a lot more people do not do it. However I find that there is a definite lack of imagination out there as most people tend to frame the ubiquitous Hermes scarf and plonk it on the wall. There are some wonderful abstract designs from the 60’s and 70’s that would look perfect on a white wall by themselves or grouped together.

Why should your walls have all the fun? People have been making cushions out of scarves forever, and again it is a great way to add a splash of colour to an otherwise boring sofa.

While we are sitting down, how about actually covering a chair? Here are two great ideas both using vintage Christian Dior scarves for a bit of seated savoir faire.

Table tops shouldn’t be left out either. I love the concept as below, but not sure on the choice of scarf.

I have seen some pretty hideous attempts over the years with people covering lampshades with scarves as they tend to use the wrong shaped shade. Keep the shape simple!

The longer scarves such as the Lanvin and Courreges scarves are perfect for a narrow lampshade.

There are wonderful scarves that can be bought quite easily from eBay etc that can add instant colour dash and savoir faire to any space. Sure it might take a piece of work to whip out the singer; otherwise I am sure that all of you have a seamstress who can whip you up a cushion cover or two.

In the Pink with Savoir Faire

Just the thing from Simon Spurr for that early evening cocktail party on a terrace!

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