While doing some online research today, I was sidetracked by some beautiful images of printed textiles used in various homes, as part of an online house tour at MarthaStewart.com. From printed wallpaper, to curtains, quilts, blankets, and rugs - used in their traditional functional roles, or purely as decoration hung on the wall, these images are inspiration for getting into the studio and for learning new skills! One of the 1st reasons I was so drawn to working with textiles is the significant role they play in everyday life, and the difference that attention to those roles can make in the quality of living . . .
I've posted a few images here, but I recommend looking at all of them on the original website with an eye for the various uses of textiles.
Bedroom in Manhattan loft.
A wall hanging of handmade botanical wallpaper by Joan Nelson echoes the theme of the living room rug.
A colorful Dutch woolen blanket hangs above a bed designed for the master bedroom.