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Trend Alert: Modern Wall Hangings in Wintery Shades of White


Trend Alert: Modern Wall Hangings in Wintery Shades of White

January 6, 2022

Owners of drafty castles are well aware of the benefits of wall-hung textiles: tapestries and other fabrics provide a valuable extra layer of insulation. They also absorb sound while adding visual warmth and interest.

And we’ve been noticing of late that wall hangings can do all that in a modern, subtly geometric way: welcome to the era of the shades of white rug and quilt displayed as art.


armadillo&#8\2\17;s umbra rug is from its ellipse collection, designed in c 9
Above: Armadillo’s Umbra rug is from its Ellipse collection, designed in collaboration with another eco-conscious company, Louisa Grey’s London design studio, House of Grey. It’s custom made of undyed Afghan wool and can be ordered as a wall hanging or rug; price on request.
the sagara accent rug from the citizenry is handwoven in a workshop bhadohi, in 10
Above: The Sagara Accent Rug from The Citizenry is handwoven in a workshop Bhadohi, India, with fair-trade practices. Made of New Zealand wool, it comes in three sizes as a rug and two as a wall hanging; the latter starts at 2-by-3-feet ($230), maple hanging bar included.
from danish swedish rug design collective cappelen dimyr, the no.0\1 works as a 11
Above: From Danish-Swedish rug design collective Cappelen Dimyr, the No.01 works as a wall hanging and as a rug. It’s hand-knotted in India of unbleached New Zealand wool in two sizes, starting at $901.28 from Tigmi Trading. See two of the Cappelen Dimyr owners’ chic quarters in Kitchen of the Week: A Creative Couple’s Swedish Farmhouse Retreat.
the wool and silk perilune is another house of grey design from armadillo, avai 12
Above: The wool-and-silk Perilune is another House of Grey design from Armadillo, available as a custom rug or as a 3’3″-by-4’7″ wall hanging with an incorporated stainless-steel rod; price on request.
flag, a waffle weaving by hiroko takeda, hangs in a guest room at the rivertown 13
Above: Flag, a waffle weaving by Hiroko Takeda, hangs in a guest room at the Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, New York: see A Hotel with a Sense of Place.

For more colorful rugs that work as hangings, see Minna’s Shag and Pile designs.


interior designer lisa staton commissioned quilter pippin christiansen to make  14
Above: Interior designer Lisa Staton commissioned quilter Pippin Christiansen to make this Josef Albers-inspired wall hanging for a Seattle apartment. See more in A Quilt Inspired by a Beloved Abstract Painting and Josef-Albers-Inspired Colorblocks on Quilts, Rugs, Shower Curtains, and More. Photograph by Kara Mercer courtesy to Lisa Staton Interior Design.
brooklyn artist caroline z. hurley&#8\2\17;s indigo moon quilts, \$\295 eac 15
Above: Brooklyn artist Caroline Z. Hurley’s Indigo Moon Quilts, $295 each, can be used as baby blankets, throws, or wall hangings—her ash Quilt Hangers are $120.The quilts are made of linen with striped cotton backings and are stitched in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
twenty percent of profits from the women&#8\2\17;s equality throw, \$3\25,  16
Above: Twenty percent of profits from the Women’s Equality Throw, $325, by Louise Gray goes to Women Venture, which helps support small women-owned businesses. The cotton and linen design measures 54-by-72 inches and is made in Minneapolis. Louise Gray’s hickory Throw Quilt Hangers are $135.

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