December 1, 2022

The Textile Eye: Double Report: Passementerie & Hospitality

Theme: Don’t Fence Me In

The human yearning to be surrounded by nature translates to a proliferation of panoramic wallcoverings designed to bring the outdoors into both domestic and commercial spaces. Varied scenes allow rooms to be enveloped in any picturesque vista, ranging from lifelike renderings of the Savannah and hip, motion-blur woods to primordial forests and palm-laden tropical idylls. Designers are experimenting with top-down and bottom-up layouts, draping wisteria from the ceiling and planting meadows at the floor. Leaves continue to take real estate from florals with imaginative illustrations—both botanical papers and embroidery looks feel fresh