Ikat Fabric as Wallpaper

I was recently introduced to a new friend who lives nearby me downtown in an amazing loft in Tribeca. She had a baby daughter last year. When she was decorating her nursery space, Lauren was inspired by this room from Elle Decor, designed by Steven Grambel.


She bought several yards of silk ikat from Uzbek Alive (Lauren mentioned the fabric arrived in an awesome package like this) and had her contractor hang the silk with regular wallpaper paste.





There was just enough scrap fabric left over for Lauren's seamstress to make a pelmet box and to trim out the crib bumper.






Isn't this amazing? I LOVE the results!

33 comments:

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

Wow that is really beautiful. I love that she didn't worry about lining up the pattern perfectly either. The result is so much more interesting. I had no idea you could hang fabric on a wall like wallpaper. Oh the possibilities!!

ACH said...

I love it! And that shade of blue is just perfect, too!

sara@augustfields said...

indeed amAzing!

Sketch42 said...

Amazing idea! it came out great.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Do I like it?? I LOVE it! This is seriously amazing! What a great idea! And a lucky little girl! : )

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Simply Gorgeous. My Nana had a bedroom where she had fabric on the walls. We rarely saw it because we couldn't go in it without permission, and that wasn't very often.

Anonymous said...

love the bookcases - do you know where she got those?

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It's bold and I love it!

Rachel @ Pencil Shavings said...

WOW - that's stunning!

I've ordered ikat fabric off of eBay and I too received it in a carefully wrapped little package w/ the wax seal. Impressive! It felt like receiving something from another era.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful room! What a great idea to put fabric on the walls! I was actually just watching the Nate Berkus show the other day and he was showing how you can use starch to put fabric on the walls and then, when you are moving or sick of it, it just peels off without ruining the walls!

Kristen said...

beautiful! what a cool room. :)

Rebecca (Reluctant Floridian) said...

I kind of need your new friend to source everything in that room because I love it all!

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Yes, yes, and yes. Love it!

Elizabeth said...

AMAZING! I love it all. Do you know where the ABC poster is from? It's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! Even better than the inspiration photo! Great job Lauren!!

kcinteriors said...

This look fabulous! What fun!! I'm sure she's thrilled with the results.

alex said...

that is absolutely the coolest thing ever! what a great idea. I love the idea of opening one of those packages filled with yards of silk ikat.

Sacha said...

I thought you had to have fabric paper-backed (sometimes called "laminated") in order to hang it like wallpaper. Does anyone know if that's what she did or if she just hung it as is?

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite thing I've seen on the web in a WHILE. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!!

Jenny at LGN said...

Sacha, she did not have it backed. It was hung as fabric. Her contractor just used a wallpaper trowel to smooth it out as he went. Crazy, huh? I think it looks really great.

Sarah said...

What a great result! It makes the patterns even more dynamic that it doesn't match up at the seams. This is the kind of daring project that I wish I were brave enough to do!
~SW

Nichole @ Parlour said...

That is seriously cool, going into the inspiration file!

Jessica Kettle said...

jenny! i don't think i've ever commented before, but i have to say, this is AMAZING. even better than the inspiration room!!

Natural Family Daze... said...

That fabric is stunning - however I have to say the babies crib underneath all the books, and nick nacks freaks me out! Uh, what if something fell! lol I guess they're so careful and only put soft toys right above i can see! Beautiful fabric, really.

Cote de Texas said...

sooo cute! I've always loved the inspiration bedroom too.

kelleyp said...

i die

Abbey said...

I LOVE THIS!! Those orange boxes! Yikes! Hope you had a wonderful christmas and happy birthday to your littlest!

xoxoxo

Brandi said...

I love it too! And those shelves are so amazing and well organized. New Yorkers always amaze me with their organization skills. Thanks for sharing!

Engl-ish said...

Do you know where the alphabet poster is from? Thanks!

Haylee said...

Oh my goodness, that blue wallpaper is incredible! In LOVE with this idea.

Smitten Design said...

that is insane. I love it so much. do you think silk would hold up as wallpaper in a bathroom where the shower is used? would the steam make it bubble?

Abby Jenkins said...

The alphabet poster is a silk screen print by Eleanor Grosch http://www.justeleanor.com/

Sarah Jane said...

What a cool idea! It's so unique!

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