Home Designers and stylists are crazy for all shades of pink. Hot pink to soft petal pink are currently trending and can be had in a variety of textiles from around the globe. The patchwork textile above is made from vintage silk saris. The primary colors used are pinks and purples making this a terrific addition to the top of a dresser or table.
African Mud cloth has been given a nice update when dyed pink and hand printed in various geometric patterns. This classic African cotton fabric is loaded with texture and makes up into pillows, bedcovers, or table runners.
You can add a large pink lumbar pillow to a mostly white bedroom to achieve some extra depth. The room above has a thoughtfully placed Chinese minority textile pillow as a focal point. The vintage Miao cloth came from the Miao minority ethnic group in the mountains of Southern China. These vintage hill tribe textextiles can often be found in vibrant pink and purple patterns.
Pink mud cloth with white tribal patterns is great for a bedroom, family room, or nursery. The soft petal pink mud cloth above was laundered prior to the making of the pillows. This gives a softer hand to the all cotton African strip cloth.
Pink stripes are a fun way to add the popular hue to your decor. The hand crafted textile seen above was selected at a Mexican co op in the Oaxaca region. I love these super soft cotton pieces as table runners. But I do have customers who have them made into pillows.
The soft fringe is a nice detail that was created by the artisan while weaving with a back-strap loom.
Summer entertaining? Picture this vintage Guatemalan corte fabric as a table cloth, or several pillow covers. Beautiful as a window covering or bed throw. Global-style Guatemalan cloth is stunning among any interior space that needs some color and texture. A pink ikat like the one above is right at home in a colorful boho-style family room.
This fabric was originally used a skirt called a corte. It would have been worn by a Guatemalan village woman. It has been thoroughly cleaned and is ready for a design project of your choice.
Mexican textiles: when you think of Mexican textiles, you probably think of colorful fabrics or perhaps wool serapes. The festive table setting above combines Mexican and Southwestern elements for just such a distinctive appeal.
Mexican rugs and textiles make beautiful pillows. The large lumbar pillow on the bed above has a highly textural and graphic style. The charcoal gray wool combined with bright and soft colors lends a sophisticated yet primitive feel to the room.
The wool rug above was woven by an artisan in Oaxaca, Mexico. When I travel to Oaxaca, there are always hundreds of beautiful wool rugs to choose from. The color choices are as varied as the patterns. You can find very colorful or more neutral wool rugs in a range of sizes. These classic Mexican hand loomed wool rugs compliment many decorative styles.
Mexican Otomi, or Tenango, textiles are known to be playful and joyous pieces of Mexican hand crafted textiles. The Otomi textile above went to a client who planned to frame it and hang it as a focal point above a fireplace. Completely hand embroidered, Otomi textiles range in quality just like any textile that is hand made. Some artisans simply have more skill than others. I do my best to select only well-crafted Otomi pieces for my shop.
Hot Pink is one of my favorite colors and Mexican textiles provide a wide range of options for me to choose from. The Mexican table runner above is just right for a standard size table or it could be worn as a wrap. A Morrissey Fabric customer purchased one of these lively Mexican fabrics to make toto bags.
Please check my shop here and on Etsy for a premium selection of Mexican textiles.
Morrissey Fabric has built a reputation for carrying a wide range of vintage Indigo textiles from around the globe. African Indigo has been a top seller since the company began, and for good reason. This casual yet stylish African textile can be found in every shade of indigo imaginable so it coordinates with just about anything. Pillows made from this lovely indigo fabric will also sit pretty among a wide variety of interior spaces. The patterned textile used for the pillows above came from Mali, Africa and the graphic pattern seems to exude summer style.
Not sure what a "boho" pillow is? The term refers to global style, so vintage fabrics like African strip cloth fit the bill. There are many types of African indigo textiles available in the market. Vintage African Indigo fabric is a natural style choice for a summer pillow update. Often when I find these beautiful African Mossi pieces, they are in tough shape after decades of use. I do all I can to bring them back to life, but sometimes a burn mark, bleach stain, or hole cannot be undone. In a case like this, I use a patch to hide the damage. The patch becomes a decorative focal point like the Baule cloth stitched to the vintage African indigo seen above.
Vintage Hill Tribe fabric from remote areas of Asia make up into lovely batik pillows. Backed with 100% linen, the pillows seen here are definitely a summer must-have. They are available at Morrissey Fabric on Chairish.com or you can purchase the vintage batik textile in my shop to DIY your own pillow covers.
Light pink African mud cloth pillows have a softer, feminine appeal. Wouldn't they look lovely on a bed with a simple white cover? Pink mud cloth pillows with a white tribal print can be found in my on-line store, or you can make your own. I've got the pink mud cloth in a variety of prints available in my Etsy shop.
Kuba cloth is hand woven in the Congolese region of Africa. The grass fibers used to create African Kuba cloth give the finished kuba textiles a casual feel. Combined with a light color cotton or linen back, even black kuba cloth is well suited for summer.
Mexican Otomi fabric is completely embroidered by hand. An Otomi in Turquoise is a great option for a summer boho Pillow cover. I carry a selection of Mexican Otomi textiles in my shop. Take your pick of multicolored embroidery or a single color on natural cotton.
Vintage African indigo has been at the forefront of interior design for several seasons. But just like a comfortable pair of blue jeans, there is always a place for any and all shades of denim blue. The bedroom above has a vintage African Indigo draped over the headboard to give the space some extra depth.
Stripes are a big trend for summer. The faded vintage African Indigo seen here took a lot of effort to restore. It was well worth the two days of soaking, hand mending, and vintage Indigo patch to bring the vintage Mossi back to life. The stripes were a bonus feature.
How about a vintage African Indigo for a bean bag chair? Pillows by Elissa offers a one of a kind lounger to a room for a truly bohemian summer update.
The African indigo above is a classic example of a vintage textile that could be used as a throw. The fringe finishes the length ends of the African textile So you could place it over a sofa back, a chair, or at the foot of a bed.
I'm a Southern California native so I have grown up with plenty of exposure to a wide range of Mexican textiles. The classic serape has been a favorite of mine since I can remember because of the rainbow of colors this Mexican textile is available in. Vintage Mexican serapes can be found at local flea markets or in my on-line shop. When searching for Mexican serapes for my shop, more often than not the wool is stained or has moth holes, so when I find one I can make into pillows or table runners I have it cleaned and get to work creating new home decor from vintage textiles. Occasionally I get lucky and find one in excellent condition. These perfect vintage serapes are offered in my Etsy shop or on this website when I can find them.
Mexican inspired serape fabric found it's way to the top of a lovely clutch bag seen above. The look is sophisticated and casual. Though I usually only carry vintage Mexican textiles. I also offer newly woven fabrics I pick up when I travel to Mexico.
Mexican Otomi textiles are becoming more popular by the day as the demand for hand made fabrics increases. Each Mexican Otomi, also called Tenango, is embroidered by hand and can take months to make depending on the size. The olive green Otomi seen above is a lovely piece for hanging on the wall, using as a table runner, or it could be made into several pillow covers. The most popular color for Mexican Otomi is the rainbow color variation. However you can find it in monochromatic variations.
The vintage chair seen here by Mignonne Decor is a beautiful example of utilizing a vintage Mexican serape to reupholster a vintage piece of furniture. The patina of the wooden chair and the simple carved details are enhanced by the saturated colors of the vintage wool serape. So you see, don't throw away that vintage Mexican serape if you have one. A wool serape can be repurposed into upholstery, pillows, and used as accessory trim.
The Mexican Otomi placemats seen above are charming and colorful. These one of a kind Mexican Tenango textiles can be framed as wall art, made into pillow covers, or simply used as intended; as placemats. The multicolor hand embroidery is traditional as is the animal motif.
The custom woven Mexican rug by Brook Perdigon Textiles has vegetable dyed colors on 100% wool fibers. The Classic Mexican earth tones will coordinate with any interior color story. These pieces are woven one at a time by hand so each is unique.
Mexican textiles created as garments can also be repurposed for home decor. The Mexican huipil seen here was picked up at a Mexican market on my last trip to Oaxaca. I still don't know if I'll keep this Mexican garment to wear, or use the lovely patterns to create some one of a kind custom pillows. What would you do?
Be sure to visit my shop on this website or my Etsy shop for a selection of Mexican textiles. Don't know what to make? Message me for suggestions.