Interior modification: Go vintage with the fringe trend

Interior modification: Go vintage with the fringe trend

Try trailing tassels on everything from armchairs to tablecloths and lampshades

Fringed decor is back in fashion

Armchair, €3,310, Mono design; munnadesign.com

Gubi table lamp, €559, available at lampmasters.ie

Set of placemats, €243, on trend; matchesfashion.com

Bar cart, €3,800, Storen; storeen.ie

Cushion cover, €34.50, Oliver Bonas; oliverbonas.com

Wall hanging, €36.99, Sklum; sklum.com

Bloomingville cushion, €119, available from Woo Design; wooddesign.ie

What do cowboys, 1920s dresses, and 1970s curtains have in common? Margin of course. Call it a throwback to the loose bohemian vibe of the 1970s or a nod to the glamor of the 1920s, but ribbons, in all their silky, elegant style, were sparkling in the finest interiors, and not just as ornate lampshades; They make a statement on sofas, chairs, mirrors and tableware.

Fashion designers have been adding decorative details to their collections, inspiring us to do the same with our interiors. At the heart of Fashion Week 2023 were flowing tassels and silk fringes on dresses, jackets and pantsuits. The playful edges and borders have gone straight from the catwalk into our living rooms, with the modest purple hue giving an attractive edge to even the drabest corner. You may lean toward the maximalist side but even a single fringed piece in a simple space can add a decorative statement without going overboard. Alternatively, you can use lampshades, sofas, rugs and cushions for some playful cowboy luxury.

Lighting

Gubi table lamp, €559, available at lampmasters.ie

Decoration adds movement and texture with every soft touch, and lighting is a smart way to add to a space without overdoing it. Irish lighting designer Sarah O’Dea of ​​Shady and the Lamp creates eclectic shades with funky edges reminiscent of the classic Victorian bell style with a contemporary bend. The House of Hackney takes it a step further with bold takes on the classic Victorian shade. You’ll find more vintage glamor at Oliver Bonas, with a range of velvet shades in bold colors with contrasting fringes. Lampmasters, Finnish Design Shop, Marks & Spencer and Gubi all have great contemporary takes on fringe lighting.

Sitting

Armchair, €3,310, Mono design; munnadesign.com

A sofa or armchair is a centerpiece, so if you’re not feeling like going crazy, choose a bench with fringe detailing that adds that extra sass to the room without bombarding the senses. Portuguese furniture company Munna Design specializes in elegant, beautifully layered velvet seating. There are cushions, poufs, love seats, sofas and armchairs in luxurious velvet and rich colors that include ochre, teal, sky blue, pink and forest green. You’ll find more attractive seating at Woo Design, Jonathan Adler, LuxDeco, Anboise, and Bloomingville.

Cabinets

Bar cart, €3,800, Storen; storeen.ie

What could be more decadent than peeling back a soft curtain to reveal a gorgeous bar cart, perfect for storing those vintage coupe glasses. The “Alpaga” dresser from Storeen comes in two colors and can be used beside the bed or anywhere you need to strike up a conversation. It even comes with its own brush to maintain that edge’s shape.

Table covers

Set of placemats, €243, on trend; matchesfashion.com

Whereas once seen as a novelty, fringing is now modern and glamorous, and almost everything is open to embellishment with fringes, including tablecloths. Elevate your table with some designer placemats with soft details from Matches Fashion or a beautiful table runner with edges from La Redoute.

Textiles

Cushion cover, €34.50, Oliver Bonas; oliverbonas.com

Pillows, rugs, throws, and wall hangings are the easiest way to incorporate this trend. Keep it simple with a fringe cushion from Oliver Bonas, Interiors Atelier and H&M. If you want to dial it in, indulge in House of Hackney’s eclectic collection of cushions (and lampshades) with bold edges – a radical dream that will make your home look like the home of an eccentric heiress with a penchant for the unusual. For a more bohemian look, try a wall hanging or fringed rug from Sklum, Smallable, and Kave Home.

Wall hanging, €36.99, Sklum; sklum.com

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