Doilies go...Contemporary?

by DIY Maven

Doilies go...Contemporary?

Popular in the in the eighties (both the decade and the age-group) doilies don't fit into most contemporary--or even traditional--homes these days. However, Janis over at Junk Market Style was inspired by something she saw in Country Living Magazine and decided to give it a go. The idea is to assemble a collection of doiles in an asymetrical way and then tack them together with a needle and thread to create a table runner.

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The Stella Rug

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The Stella Rug

This is a swooner! The Stella Rug, new from Hidden Art Shop, seems to have been inspired by lace, but it has been taken in a completely modern direction. Made of 5mm thick felted wool, the rug is 120 cm in diameter and will set you back a cool £350. (That’s about 47 inches and about $640 US.)

 

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DIYable Lace Chandelier

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DIYable Lace Chandelier

Consider Louise Hederstrom’s ‘Grace’ pendant light, available through Scandinavian Design Center ($129). Is just me, or does it look totally DIYable? The white lace pattern is constructed out of plastic. I’m thinking the inner ring of a large wooden embroidery hoop, one of those inexpensive paper lantern lamp kits, some wire.... Whaddaya think for the lace part? Fabric, plastic...paper??

Visit Ms. Hederstrom's website to view additional lacey...

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