I have been so drawn to block printed textiles lately... There's something about the simplicity in color palette mixed with the highly intricate, hand carved details that is just so beautiful to me. Each piece of fabric is literally a work of art, starting with the hand carved block design, and ending with a printing technique that's based on thousands of years of Indian tradition. The results are impressive (and gorgeous!), and I've found that I'm especially drawn to designs with paisley and floral motifs. Here are a few of my favorite spaces that showcase these gorgeous textiles:
These paisley block-printed curtains are gorgeous - again, they are fairly simple & neutral in color palette, but the print itself is intricate. I love that the curtains manage to add some pattern and interest to the space, while still feeling natural and organic. *Design by Lauren Liess
The above block printed quilt from West Elm was one of my favorite items of theirs this past year. Sadly, it's no longer available (as I discovered when trying to scoop up two of the pillow shams - insert sadface), but now they have this new block printed quilt, which is pretty awesome. *Image via
The paisley duvet is my element of this room - it works so well with the jute rug and wood tones in the space, and I love how it pairs with the more sophisticated upholstered bed. As a sidenote... I love pillows, but whoa there, that's A LOT of pillows on that bed! *Image via House and Home
I've always been a fan of this sunroom space, and again, the block printed pillows add the perfect amount of pattern! *Design by Tom Scheerer
I just love that these block printed textiles add an artistic, handmade quality to modern spaces, and that these fabrics truly are works of art. I've rounded up a few of my favorite block printed items, some of which are pretty high end (think Peter Dunham and John Robshaw textiles), and some that are quite affordable (like this awesome Urban Outfitters bedding, and this bedding from Ballard Designs):
What do you think of these block printed textiles? I'm such a fan, and was even inspired to attempt a DIY version - keep an eye out for that project next week!