Thursday, December 23, 2010

Living with fabric.........

Got closets full of pretty fabrics? How about bringing them out of hiding......

  Use that old stole as a chair slipcover? Picture: Elle Decor.

Via. The brighten up your room with a pretty tapestry trick.

 This one reminds me of Naga shawls somehow!

Picture3,4,5 all from Apartment Therapy.

Via. Okay that's a cushion cover, but just picture a pretty throw instead---same effect I'm sure!

Other ideas: 

Saree curtains!
You might recognize's from our very talented friend, Purnima's, blog. (Purnima, I hope you don't mind my use of your picture?)

Other saree DIYs......

Saree curtains on craftster.

I've seen several bloggers cover their dining tables with dupattas or stoles as well, what better way to bring in some color and rescue those fabrics from languishing in closets. Have you repurposed any fabrics in innovative ways? Let me know!


  1. Lovely post!! so sweet of you to put up my Saree curtains too along with the other great pictures!!
    Happy holidays to you and your family!!

  2. great options GB. I have been wanting to do some saree curtains but for the want of more than one have been postponing it.

  3. I remember seeing such decor as a kid when I went to a lot of Indian Diplomat's or IAS officers place. I always associated this with Chic Indian Decor which only educated and classy people had! I know weird but thats my childhood brain! :)

  4. great post the first two pictures...even I have made curtains from running dress materials.

  5. Now I know what to do with the antique sarees... which are too pretty too look at, but not the most wearable ones!!! Perfetto!

  6. great the second and the third photos.

  7. The second picture is mouthwateringly good, GB. I know you love fabrics, would love to see what you have done in your home too.

  8. I do it all the time, using my dupattas as runners and tablecloths! Nice way to give the room a facelift. That last pic of the saree curtain is gorgeous, have to check out that site.

  9. i really adore that first space. gorgeous!

    xo Alison

  10. Love this post and yes there are so many fun ways to use sari's in home decor. I love the first picture the best. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  11. I wonder how people come up with such brilliant ideas.That living room with rajasthani print chaadar is killing! And saree curtains is an old idea ..I have used dupattas in hostel room! :)
    As for the cake..yes very laborious thing to do..I made the cake whole day and eventually we ate out..howzzat!

  12. I would love to have a room like the one in pic #1. The last one is gorgeous. Will check her blog out.

  13. Amazing options, especially for people like us who still rent!!


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