Thursday, August 18, 2011

Feathers, feathers, feathers!

So feathers have been an obvious trend in fashion for the last few seasons, and it looks amazing!  The craze even went so far as to feather hair extensions which are just super fun and playful...

So crossing over into the world of interiors, you can now find a multitude of applications for feather usage as well... Admittedly you gotta like the idea of the feather to rock it out, but it can be a wonderful way to add texture and color to things in the most organic of ways...

There are quite a few company's that offer varying species of feathers in trimming which is such a fun way to liven up a standard pillow.  It's not going to overtake your room or your surrounding, but it's such an unexpected way to dress a pillow... I highly recommend using only REAL feathers, or you'll stand the chance of it looking really cheap, really fast...  The last thing you want is for it to look like you took a boa off a stripper and attached it to your things... GROSS!

Along the same lines as the trimming is to use it in a tieback application, again dressing up simple fabric panels with a bit of texture.  It's the perfect way to heighten the look of those simple linen panels that everyone can get because they are so versatile and inexpensive.

Lastly and the most innovative and interesting application to feathers is to use them as wallcovering... I noticed a couple months back in the F. Schumacher showroom the most intriguing looking wall behind one of the representative's desk... Upon closer inspection I was blown away to discover the undulating wall surface was thousands of tiny feathers creating this amazing movement of iridescence and color... So so amazing... I think it's one of the chicest looks I've seen, but I know that there's quite a price tag that goes along with it... But like all really great things, using it sparingly can make it even more important in the right environment!

1 comment:

  1. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the best virtual strippers on my desktop.