Design Field Notes

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Trends & Finds

On Trend: Woven & Kilim Details

The chunky knitted throw or pouf is no stranger to the modern home. A love for weave has been around for some time but this season we’ll see the trend go further with chunky knits and woven patterned fabrics.

We’re seeing a resurgence of natural fibres, organic shapes, hand-crafted accessories and handwoven textiles.

Think crochet, macrame, tassels and basketry. Layers of texture add a welcoming aesthetic into an interior. Woven accents add character and a touch of warmth that is timeless.

I love introducing handwoven materials at home. Pieces that have a story to tell and that have travelled the globe to end up in my home. Take Kilim for example…

Kilim traditionally relates to bright, flat-weaved textiles made in the region spanning from the Balkans to Pakistan. The crush on Kilim has been amplifying from rugs to cushions, bed linen and drapery. These look brilliant in a modern minimalist interior and introduce beautiful textural detail.

Woven lighting is adding interest too. From outdoor pendants to indoor chandeliers, man made and natural fibres are being used to create beautiful lights for refined sophistication with organic undertones.

If you’re a subtle woven element in the room, you can always go back to the classics – an accent knitted cushion on your sofa, a natural abaca floor runner in the hallway or a woven plant holder. Or a woven chair is the ultimate accessory for a contemporary living space.

Caitlan Nagle