My recent attendance at The DSA Deco-Symposium in Atlanta, afforded me time to visit the fabulous Americas Mart, take a look at what else I saw.
Texture and natural elements were everywhere, from carved wood lamp bases, intricately
carved wood screens, to natural fabrics like burlap and linen in everything.
There are so many more trends to talk about in future posts.
But for now I want to tell you about BURLAP.
BURLAP. Yes, that is correct, the material we most often picture in sack form holding rice, coffee, beans and even sandbags to hold back water from high rains. This eco-friendly material is woven from fibers of the jute plant, and sometimes combined with other plant fibers to make rope, nets and other products.
Burlap, linen and other natural fabrics were seen everywhere, napkins, aprons, pillows, both natural color, dyes of all hues,
Even Gift Wrap! I told you it was everywhere!
My favorite new trend is burlap Lamp Shades!
Why not make your own?
Lay your shade on a piece of burlap or create a pattern using craft paper, as seen here. Simply lay your existing lampshade directly on the burlap and trace the shade while rolling gently to create an outline of the shade. When you cut the pattern remember to add a couple of inches all around to fold over the shade.
Step Three- In a well ventilated area, spray the shade with fabric adhesive; adding a light spray to the fabric as well. Wrap and smooth fabric around the shade being careful not to stretch the loosely woven burlap.
Add a professional touch by trimming the inside fold to about 1/2 inch and then glue ribbon or seam tape to cover all the rough edges. Let dry completely before turning on the lamp.
Enjoy your new textured look.
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