This week’s cravings is officially brought to you by all things woven, making these fab finds… wait for it… UNBEWEAVABLE! I have always had a love affair with plush textiles, tassels and fringe. Maybe the appeal started as a kid when my mom had this massive loom that took over our living room, literally. It was like an indoor jungle gym to us, so naturally we couldn’t resist messing with the pedals and tinkering with the tapestries… my poor mom. I’m sure somewhere or other we made our mark on her handmade treasures.
What I love about woven items most is how they ground a space, making it feel instantly cozy. Plush textiles add a ton of warmth which in turn makes a room feel more relaxed and lived in, which is, hello… the point! I’ve spotted a lot of woven tapestries and other fuzzy and furry goods (not to be confused with pets, though equally awesome) that are making a comeback in a big way.
Are you ready to skip to my loom cravings?? Let’s check out the ones we want to comb through our fingers even though mom tells us “DON’T YOU DARE TOUCH IT!!!!”
I am obsessed with this groovy piece from Chief & Kewpie. Mad respect to all who have conquered the loom! I love the artistry and know it probably took a hot minute to create one of these pieces. I want to braid the bottom like any girl would… you know you thought about it too, c’mon.
This diamond pom-pom awesomeness from Urban Outfitters takes me back to a wall weaving at my Grandma’s house. It was on the wall of her indoor spa, where she would dunk us before bedtime so we’d pass out… most likely from heat exhaustion. But something about yarn + Grandma’s is like peanut butter + jelly; the two always go together and bring back warm memories of childhood, literally. I may need one of these just to reminisce!
These cocooned little airplants are so bright and cheery, they would liven up any tablescape or even better, as a wall installation. Sooo fun. The more you group together, the bigger the drama.
I love this fresh take on dream catchers. I can picture this hanging above a very boho bed. Dreamy indeed.
And since we’re day dreaming, this jacquard hammock is a perfect place to unwind- and that fringe!! Don’t you just want to skim your fingers across the tassels? I get very tactile with my textiles… owning it!
Serena and Lily always delivers stylish organization like these delightful hand woven Senegalese storage baskets. They are as sweet as they are functional, which is always a bonus when it comes to space planning. Make the most of your decor!
Here are some DIY woven decoratives and tutorials from A Beautiful Mess. This DIY aluminum chair update no doubt took some careful artistry and precision to achieve it’s awesomeness….
… but this macrame wall piece is a little less daunting of a DIY project, and so chic with the copper piping adding some unexpected bling.
Lastly, this post would not be complete without the cherry on top, the woven goddess of them all…. the moroccan wedding blanket! Also called handira, these tapestries have been particularly popular over the last few years, but they are and forever will be irresistible. The detail and craftsmanship mixing sequins, pattern and fringe delight on so many sensory levels. My longtime fave is the one featured in this room at the Parker Hotel Palm Springs.
There are so many other places it can be used from a decorative wall tapestry to a floor rug, it is a statement piece that really can pull a room together. Best of all, if you’ll notice, adding neutral textural layers makes the handira pop even more. It’s like being in blankie heaven!
Wherever you find woven inspiration, make it richen your room… make it… yep, you know it… UNBEWEAVABLE!