One Day You're In, The Next Day...
Janet de Botton's home as seen in Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People, published by Knopf 2007.
Unidentified room seen in Domino, December 2008.
I new the day was coming. Suzanis placed at the foot of a bed have become so overexposed that The New York Times just put them on its "Over?" list. (See Fairfax's post for details.) Of course, it's important not to take lists like these too seriously, but it seems sad when centuries-old pretty textiles are lumped in with pink resin deer. (And, yes, I know a lot of those new brashly colored suzanis weren't so pretty.)
For everyone who's a genuine fan of the embroidered pieces -- or just spent a small fortune on one -- I thought I'd share a few supremely timeless rooms with suzanis draped on tables.
Carolina Herrera, Jr. also loves textiles; Above, her Madrid bedroom photographed by Eric Cahan for Domino, spring/summer 2005.
Carolina Irving's dining room photographed by Simon Upton for World of Interiors, September 2007.
See also Carolina Irving Textiles.