One of 2009’s big trends in furniture was the concept of modern patchwork. This trend combines the crafty elements of mixed media and pattern, with the sleek lines of modern furniture. If you splurged on a nice piece of patchwork in ‘09 you’ll be happy to hear that the style will still be going strong as we close out the decade. If you haven’t given this style a go, here are a few inspiration pieces to get you going.
From Squint furniture, the Brunswick armchair brings luxury and sophistication to country charm. Buyers can customize this chair to their personal tastes. Squint offers a range of patchwork-inspired sofas and chairs available via bespoke ordering.
Boltrona offers a collection of luxurious leather and cowhide patchwork seating. This is a great option if you’re scared off by too many colors in a patchwork piece. The natural variations in the cowhide bring the texture and variety of pattern, while the neutral colors keep it sophisticated and masculine.
In the bedroom, you’d expect to see patchwork by way of a quilted bedspreads. These can be given new life by giving them a crisp backdrop of modern furniture. Keep other elements in the room with simple lines and neutral colors to prevent the décor from tipping to far into the provincial element. Choosing a patchwork that is completely black and white also helps keep the look modern. A patchwork headboard in luxe fabrics like silk and velvet adds a touch of glamour.
All in all, patchwork doesn’t have to be vintage or country. New designs are bringing the once strictly shabby chic element to modern design. So in 2010 don’t be afraid to try something new and at some patchwork to your world!