Monday, January 24, 2011

Grasscloth, hot or not?

Grasscloth, do you love it or hate it?

Everyone I knew who grew up with it hates it.  I think, not only has it made a comeback but it is here to stay.  Since wall covering is technically my competition, I guess shouldn't promote it via my blog, but I want to show you that it doesn't have to be your Maw Maw's grasscloth!  It has some very practical uses and can also be used in unexpected ways.

It has a wonderful way or warming up a modern space and making clean lines appear warm and not harsh.
Rosy Levy via Design Sponge

Angie Kranowsky via Design Sponge

Angie Kranowsky via Design Sponge

Decor Pad

It also does not have to exist in it's natural color, it comes in many colors in 2011!
John Bossard via Home by Design

Draper Living Room- Mad Men

Although in theory this room existed in the 60's, it looks pretty current.  I think the walls are a deep blue grasscloth, even though they look purple-y here!
Draper Living Room - Mad Men

Grasscloth is also available with patterns screened on to it.
Phillip Jeffries

Phillip Jeffries

Billy Baldwin loved to wrap furniture in grasscloth and paint/lacquer it in the 50's and 60's.  Although these are contemporary pieces, I think Billy would approve, don't you?
Bungalow 5
Nightstand; grasscloth wrapped and lacquered in white

Bungalow 5
Parsons table; grasscloth wrapped and lacquered in navy

My friend and advisor, Louis Aubert says that grasscloth is "the only wall covering that can withstand all trends", what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your advisor! I believe that grasscloth in natural or grey is absolutely gorgeous and withstands the test of time. As with anything, choosing the most classic colorway/weave is key. What made the 70s/80s so dated was the flecks and garish colorways. Stick with the classics and that will give you years and years :)

    Great post. I'm dying to see a grasscloth wrapped table in person now. I've only seen them in pics. We'll discuss this evening ;)