It’s a feminine fabric that is having a major design moment!
Designer Lauren S. Oviatt with Oviatt Design breaks down how to incorporate
the new face of lace in your everyday home décor.
Just as most trends hit the runways first and soon show up in the pages of
your favorite home design magazines, one of the latest fashion statements is
doing just that. This resurfacing trend is one of the oldest we know of… any
guesses? Dust off grandma’s doilies ladies!
Modernize the Application
Instead of using lace as the typical placemat or doily – try something
unexpected. Wrap lace around vases and votives to add a romantic touch to
your centerpiece. Frame a beautiful piece of lace with a dark contrasted
background mat as a piece of modernized art. Cover decorative books with
lace remnants to give you bookshelves more personality. Applique lace in a
modern way to make a beautiful pillow.
Modern Pop of Color
I think a large part of the reason lace feels dated is because of the often off-
white or tea-stained color lace takes on over time. I can’t think of anything
more fun than using bright colored lace and crocheted accents to add a
punch of color in your space, even if it has to be by way of your daughter’s
space or a kids playroom. I’ve often advised women to pick their own space
to have fun with their personal style – even if it is a powder room, craft closet
or laundry room. It doesn’t get more feminine than lace.
Pick Modern Objects
Using the idea of lace can extend way beyond actual lace pieces and cut
yardage. Home décor companies are producing everything from dinner
plates to vases and even napkin rings featuring the lace motif. Look for the
eyelet, crochet and flowery look of lace patterns on unexpected accessories.
These items imply the lace look but often have no fabric on them at all.
Lauren has always had a love for interior and landscape design, floral décor,
and all things beautiful! Having lived in the South and also on the west coast
before settling in Utah, her design instinct is to combine traditional elements
and furniture with updated style and current color palettes. She is constantly
looking for ways to infuse glamour into her projects while bringing a fresh
perspective and an eye for tasteful, classic design. Lauren has degrees in
both Public Relations and Interior Design and worked in wedding/event
planning before transitioning to residential and hospitality design. Oviatt-
Pratt & Associates is a full-service design firm in business for over 25 years,
specializing in high-end residential and commercial design. The scope of
their projects ranges from simple home renovations to large-scale
construction projects where design is implemented from the first color
choices to the final finishing touches. With direct access to over 75
upholstery, accessory and furniture lines, Oviatt-Pratt’s designers are able to
provide each client with pieces that are particular to his or her taste and
style. Their showroom is open to the public Monday through Friday.