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Ethnic Addiction!

By Therelishedroost

Ihave to say I am a bit worried about myself these days. Each time I visit theDesign building in NYC for new fabric samples, I say "Stay away fromethnic today!" However, when I enter each showroom, it seems that my eyeimmediately goes for the rich ethnic prints, whether they be Ikat, Suzani,Chinoiserie, or block prints! Help!! Is it the intrigue of having somethingthat looks well traveled in a space, is it just following a trend that we mayall regret someday? I am not sure. I do know thought that world inspired fabrichas been around for a long time, its just seems that in the last 10 years wehave become obsessed with it. It seems that even in the 1920's interiordesigners, and fashion designer took inspiration from Sari's, and orientalrobes.  We even find that David Hicks was inspired by African textiles. Thisinspiration may have prompted his interpretation of the geometric patterns heis so famous for. So, I know this "trend" will always be around, Ijust hope we don't allow ethnic fabric to become what toile was in the 90's.For I do miss a great toile room!! If you are a bit addicted as well, give meyour thoughts!! 

Ethnic Addiction!

In my sample bin- Manuel Canovas.


Ethnic Addiction!

My Brunschwig sample reminds me of an Iksel!


Ethnic Addiction!

New at Carlton V.


Ethnic Addiction!

Possible pillows , also from Carleton V.


Ethnic Addiction!

Possible pillows, love Peter Dunham!


Ethnic Addiction!

Was  hoping dining room window treatments, but color slightly off, so disappointed.


Ethnic Addiction!

Fabric samples from the 1920's show ethnic influence!

Here examples of other designer who are also quite inspired by ethnic fabrics, maybe a little addicted too! I love the mix of a few ethnic with traditional and I have to say that my favorite is the last photo from ROCHOUSENYC.com.

Ethnic Addiction!

www.stylecourt.blogspot.com, David Hicks inspiration Samples.


Ethnic Addiction!

Kuba cloths


Ethnic Addiction!

Peter Dunham Design


Ethnic Addiction!

Olga Adler interiors blog.


Ethnic Addiction!

Oldga Adler blog


Ethnic Addiction!

Chinoiserie Chic blog

Ethnic Addiction!

Paloma 81


Ethnic Addiction!

Rochouse NYC


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