Monday, March 1, 2010

Textile Inspiration - Madeline Weinrib & her fantastical atelier

By Guest Blogger Daniella Kilov..

Not only is Madeline Weinrib Atelier in New York known for their sumptuous, deliciously, lavish fabrics, rugs and furniture but they are the sponsors of Project Marala - A non profit organisation founded in the late 1980’s. Its goal and purpose is to eliminate child labour within the carpet weaving industry in India. The organization has set up a school curriculum which empowers children and allows them to matriculate into higher education creating more learning opportunities for them.

Now for the lady behind the name - Madeline Weinrib, painter and designer, great granddaughter of the founder of ABC carpets in New York has created her own collections drawing from her travels and love for opulent colour and pattern to create beauty and interest for the home.

Now that I have created this picture perfect description of MWA feast your eyes on this wonderful world of colour, pattern and texture….


There are 3 fabric ranges this is the Ikat range - what a stunning take on such a cultural pattern.

It’s like licorice all sorts for textiles. A candy land…


Dont these just look good enough to eat...

Just some of these magnificent fabrics made into cushions (available here]

Suzani is motif based and the intense colours give this pattern an incredibly bold statement.


The Organic Block Print range is a little more subtle. What a great alternative to the same stripes and spots for a childs room - used in accents on drum-shades, blinds, trimmings and throw cushions with a beautiful striped wall in neutrals would create a fresh take on the good old kiddies space.


Great for a little girls room. You could even add to the cushions contrasting pom poms in pink and orange for an extra element of fun.



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