In the world of interior design, trends often come and go, but some timeless elements have the power to bridge the gap between the past and the present. One such design element gaining momentum is the art of layering vintage Aubusson tapestries into modern spaces. This design detail not only adds texture and warmth but also brings a sense of history and artistry to contemporary interiors.
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Aubusson tapestries, known for their exquisite craftsmanship and intricate designs, have been a symbol of luxury and refinement for centuries. Originally woven in the small French town of Aubusson, these tapestries have adorned the walls of grand châteaux and palaces, telling stories of bygone eras. Today, interior designers are rediscovering their beauty, tactility and art by incorporating them into modern spaces to create gorgeous blend of old and new.
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One notable advocate of this trend is the renowned designer Harry Nuriev, whose collaboration with the revered textile house Pierre Frey at the Mobilier National in Paris has created the new standard of the art of layering Aubusson tapestries. Nuriev's innovative approach to design, paired with the historical archives of Pierre Frey and showing with the Mobilier National, has resulted in a exposition concept that totally changes the way we look at this textile.
Image courtesy of Pierre Frey.
Another name making waves in the Aubusson tapestry trend is Dedar Milano, with their captivating Verdure pattern. This pattern pays homage to the lush landscapes often depicted in traditional Aubusson tapestries, featuring intricate foliage and vibrant colors. The Verdure pattern by Dedar Milano offers a contemporary interpretation of these classic motifs, making it an ideal choice for those looking to introduce vintage charm into modern spaces. Its versatility allows it to complement a wide range of design styles, from minimalist to eclectic.
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When layering vintage Aubusson tapestries into modern interiors, it's essential to strike a balance between old and new. The tapestries themselves become the focal point, lending a sense of history and storytelling to the room. Surrounding them with modern furniture and decor provides a striking contrast that highlights the beauty of both worlds. Lemieux Et Cie uses this rule when choosing tapestries for projects and uses them largely in chalet, ski houses and winter décor.
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The trend of layering vintage Aubusson tapestries into modern spaces for texture, warmth, and decor is a testament to the enduring beauty of these exquisite textiles. The resurgence is breathing new life into walls, allowing designers and rooms to connect with the past while embracing the aesthetics of the present, creating spaces that are truly and historically luxurious.