More Hippie Luxe
One-of-a-kind suzani-covered chaise from ABC Carpet and Home, as seen in Vogue Living 2006.
I realize many of you are probably reaching your saturation point with these suzani-related posts, but my rediscovery of the Amelia Handegan bedroom (below with bright pink suzani) has further ignited my passion for these embroidered textiles used in trad interiors. Last year, Vogue Living editor Carolina Irving included this vividly colored chaise, above, in the magazine's gift guide. Wouldn't it look amazing in a femme bedroom? An interesting alternative to the suzani coverlet. Very Summer of Love.
Image originally appeared in Southern Accents, July-August 2003; photo by Pieter Estersohn.
Above, from a past post, Jacqueline Kennedy's 1960s dress by Joan Morse. Hamish Bowles says the piece is prototypical hippie-deluxe. Made from a length of metallic silk brocade presented to Jackie by King Saud, the dress combined the first lady's taste for the exotic with her classic refinement. It was included in the exhibit, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.
Below, Lee Radziwell and Jacqueline Kennedy ride elephant, Jaipur 1962.
Below, 1960s "It Girl," Penelope Tree on a pile of Indian textiles, photographed by David Bailey for Vogue, February 1969.
Below, Moroccan fantasy vignette created by Elle Decor for the annual DIFFA fundraiser, Dining By Design, 2007. This event is coming to Atlanta, October 24-25; photo by Joshua McHugh.
Below, Vivre's exclusive pillow from Ankasa: hand-painted silk-velvet with ikat diamond motif edged in hand-embroidered silk.
Below, a vintage Chippendale-style wing chair covered in suzani-inspired fabric from Travers, available through Coup D'Etat.
My favorite related reading: Bright Flowers: Textiles And Ceramics Of Central Asia.