Posts Tagged ‘African decor’

It’s been a long time, but I’m pleased to report that Fabrigasm, the Magazine for Lovers of African Textiles, is back with issue #7, ending a 3-year hiatus mostly due to the opening of the Cultured Expressions Sewing Studio in Rahway.

This issue includes an interview with Denver-based fiber artist Valerie C. White, three projects, some exclusive CE recipes, tips for headboard decor and handwoven fabric how-to’s, features on sewcial distancing, and much more. My fellow goat lovers will also be happy to see the return of the Goat Gallery ; ). The issue ships beginning December 15 and can be ordered online.

Fabrigasm Magazine, Issue #7, published by Cultured Expressions, Inc

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No, not my book African Accents… I mean these distinctive pllows, shown as part of eclectic room designs featured on their slideshow today.  While there was no mention of the pillow fabrics specifically, I always enjoy seeing how nicely they play with other looks in decidedly non-African decorating styles.

In fact, this first image was titled “Sophistication, Style, and Plenty of Art Combine in This Hollywood Home,” complete with bogolan throw pillows (a favorite among decorators).


And this kuba cushion:


was titled “This Charming Georgia Home Blends the Best of Southern Styles—Old and New”

I know African textiles are used as accents all over, I just don’t visit the Traditional Home website as often as I’d like to, so when I do run into something noteworthy, I pass it on — and that’s the point of #AfricanFabricMonth, to celebrate them in all their glory, beauty and versatility…enjoy!

Be sure to share YOUR African decor with us on Instagram every Friday this month with the hashtag #AfricanFabricMonth, for the chance to win a fabric prize from Harlem Needle Arts and Cultured Expressions!     DETAILS

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http://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images Bogolan..."Upscale Rustic"

Check this…Better Homes & Gardens is rockin’ the bogolan in a room setting I can only describe as “Upscale Rustic”. Of course, the bogolan was the first thing I noticed, beautiful against the stark white chair, and I usually can’t take stark white anything (so impractical, and cold looking to me, but I digress…)  I love how bogolan makes itself at home absolutely anywhere.

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Enjoy!  — lisa



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