Interior Design Trend: Using lace pattern in design and interiors

Pulse London 2013. Interior design and home trends for 2013 on Moregeous blog

Bottom left light tea light by Timea Sido, bottom right ceramics by Annett Bugansky

As in fashion, so to the home – again! This time all things lacy for 2013 and a trend which has been on stylists’ radars for some time now had definitely found it’s way into the gift and homeware world as I saw on Monday at Pulse London 2013: on cards, lighting, cushions, jewellery and sometimes simply dressing stands.

Pulse London 2013. Interior design and home trends for 2013 on Moregeous blog

Top left pendant by Timea Sido; Drum shades by Lucentia

Pulse London 2013. Interior design and home trends for 2013 on Moregeous blog

Clockwise: Top left Gary Birks mugs; Patterns Apart print; Ginta Siceva laser cut leather jewellery

Pulse London 2013. Interior design and home trends for 2013 on Moregeous blog

Clockwise from top: Abby Monroe fabrics & homeware, bottom left Patterns Apart

Seeing this trend ‘in the flesh’ reminded my of a very ethereal collage of images I’d seen on Patternbank back in March:

spring-summer-2013-trend-prediction-lasercut-laceSo, you see, lace doesn’t always have to tweely remind you of your Great Auntie Nellie!

Here are some super cool uses of lace in interior design:

Interior design Lace wallpaper and designs

Clockwise: Top left: Unknown concrete lace divider design; EijffingerContempo wallpaper; Mr Perswall wall covering; Schumacher Lace wallpaper

The concrete tiles with embossed lace facing below were designed by Jethro Macey (now at Decode) in 2006, which does go to show that either 1) some ‘trends’ take longer to catch on or 2) some ‘trends’ aren’t actually trends, but rather are timeless designs which come around every so often as ‘fashionable’. I prefer the latter theory myself.

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Jethro Macey concrete embossed tiles

On that note and stepping away from the whole obsession with trends, it’s really just about development in design and technique isn’t it? Advances in technology have allowed such intricate laser cutting to all sorts of materials – concrete, metal, timber – that this love of lace and it’s effect was almost inevitable. You only have to look at the image below of iron lace work in New Orleans to see a hands-on, labour intensive and ‘dirty’ but beautiful skill which is now, sadly, widely lost but is becoming in the design world superseded by ‘clean’ laser cutting.

Clockwise: Top left:  Iron lace work in New Orleans; Unknown fence work; metal pendant at Rockett St George; Iron staircase by Gestion René Desjardins

Clockwise: Top left: Iron lace work in New Orleans; Unknown fence panel; metal pendant at Rockett St George; Iron staircase by Gestion René Desjardins

You can’t get really much cleaner than a digitally printed metal lace effect, definitely no mucky metal work involved here:

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Young & Battaglia trope l’oeil wallpaper

There is, of course, absolutely no reason to stick to monochrome… why not try a little neon lace in your life 🙂

Neon lace homeware by Annie Little

Annie Little neon lace homeware

Liking the lace look, or loathing it?

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