Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grasscloth

One of my favorite wall treatments for the Chinoiserie room is grasscloth. Green, environmentally friendly, elegant, textural, warm, and sophisticated, it can be made from sea grass, jute, hemp, arrowroot, rush, sisal, or bamboo. It is particularly great in new houses where it gives much needed instant character. Grasscloth comes in every color and can be found screen printed or embroidered in countless or even custom patterns. Interior designers adore the papers of Phillip Jeffries. Above is a room by Meg Braff.

Elizabeth Dinkell


Suzanne Kasler


Mary McDonald



Thibaut


Mark Lund


Phillip Jeffries



Eddie Ross


33 comments:

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Each time the use of grass cloth really did transform the rooms above. Stunning images!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Ooooh....that gray Mary McDonald paired with the gold pineapple/gray shaded lamp has me swooning! I NEED a project using grasscloth!

Averill said...

I love grasscloth, especially in a vibrant color -- it adds so much texture to a room. I also like it when the grasscloth is hung so the pattern runs vertically; it adds a whole new level of interest and can really make ceilings look taller.

PS - I am, apparently, as bad at taking a vacation from blogging as I am at taking a vacation from work!

La Dolfina said...

I love this post!
I have burlap wall covering in my family room and Phillip Jeffries raffia in my bedroom and absolutely love the feel they lend to those spaces! Expensive but a huge bang for the buck!
I have the same exact mirror as the green one in photo #7 but it's gold leaf. I never considered it could be transformed in such a manner! Even though it's fabulous in green, I'm not sure I could do it :)
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

xo
Terri

Theresa Cheek said...

Fabulous examples of the diversity of grasscloth. It is such a classic....every house needs it!

Kitty said...

Love the sustainability factor and the dimension grasscloth brings to a room. All gorgeous examples! xo kitty

Kelly Green said...

Love all these images - so inspiring and beautiful colours too! thanks.....KG

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I love grasscloth. I also like some of the updated versions with graphics. The Suzanne Kasler dining room is stunning. I found inspiration for my own dining room from that design.

I really am enjoying your beautiful blog.

La Maison Fou said...

You know my aunts house was covered in 80's grasscloth, it is so removed, but now so in vogue.
I love it though, the texture and the natural colors.
Leslie

Amanda said...

Grasscloth is my favorite and I'm SO glad you posted this, because I was wondering if you knew of a vendor that was more on the economical side?

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Grasscloth is my favorite when it is used on walls. My friend has it in her two upstairs bathrooms and I hadn't seen it in person before this. Using it as "wallpaper" is a great alternative to using it as a rug! (sometimes grasscloth isn't the coziest on your feet!)

Kathysue said...

Great post on grasscloth. I love the texture it can give to a room. I personally think it is a classic, I remember it was very in vogue in the late 70s and it is nice to see it coming around again. Fun Post,Kathysue

Hamptontoes said...

Lovely images...thanks for sharing! I love grasscloth, when done right it is timeless, elegant and provides subtle sophistication to a room! I recently used a tone on tone glasscloth in a client's foyer and the result is beautiful.

Chic Provence, A Way of Life said...

thanks for this inspiring post..I have been considering grasscloth for a client guest room, and these images make a wonderful case for their beauty. I think it gives a quieter feel to a room, too.

tata

Kit

Style Redux 2 said...

Acanthus & Acorn-I agree, it makes quite a difference.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-That's a beautiful room.

The Huntress said...

LOVE the look of grasscloth!!! Stunning :)

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I knew you couldn't stay away!

Style Redux 2 said...

Terri-Phillip Jeffries wallcoverings are so wonderful-agree on the green mirror-interesting though.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-It is a great look.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Yes, I love that it is green and adds such an organic element.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kelly Green-Great ideas.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Leslie-There is such a huge variety now.

Style Redux 2 said...

Leslie-There is such a huge variety now.

Style Redux 2 said...

Leslie-There is such a huge variety now.

Style Redux 2 said...

Amanda-Virtually every wallpaper manufacturer has a book of textural wallcoverings with grasscloths and there are all different price points. You'll find ones you like.

Style Redux 2 said...

Amanda-Virtually every wallpaper manufacturer has a book of textural wallcoverings with grasscloths and there are all different price points. You'll find ones you like.

Style Redux 2 said...

Chic Coles-I prefer it on walls too!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-It's green and environmentally friendly, but elegant and sophisticated.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Huntress-Thanks!

Style Redux 2 said...

Hamptontoes-The foyer sounds lovely.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-I totally agree. It is very understated and elegant.