[Image via Selvedge.]
One of the things I've always tried to emphasize on this blog is the connection between Eastern aesthetics and Western interior decoration. Seersucker, chintz -- both the words and fabrics came from the East.
[From a past post, my own seersucker chair seat and Mark Starnes' photograph of a Charleston shop window.]
In the new May issue, Selvedge addresses this with a mention of Bringing home the East, an exhibition of Orientalist drawings of interiors and other pieces on view through July 2010 at Newark Park (a 450-year-old former Tudor hunting lodge converted to a stylish home). For more on all things National Trust-related visit Emile de Bruijn's highly informative Treasure Hunt.
And don't forget the upcoming Ogden Museum of Southern Art event, Sippin' in Seersucker, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal Street, New Orleans.
See jaw-dropping Eastern textiles photographed by Coleen Rider here and more Indian pieces here.