Design Inspiration

Woven Patterns of the World

I wrote a post recently about how the Southwestern nursery decor trend is blowing up like crazy. It seems like everyone is looking for more texture, more uniqueness and more richness when shopping for nursery and kid’s room items. It’s no longer just about picking the newest products from a catalog, but more about searching for one-of-a-kind items with integrity when you’re shopping for nursery decor.

Along the same lines as the Southwestern theme are items that really have a handmade feel and lots—and I mean lots—of color! Prints and patterns from South America, Africa and Mexico are giving us all a chance to see what the world has to offer. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite pieces with crazy color, gorgeous patterns and real artistry from brands that are ethically and environmentally responsible.

Woven patterns in the nursery

  1. This Peruvian embroidered pillow is woven by hand by weavers in Ayacucho, Peru.
  2. Animal heads are typically available in plaster or resin, but this one made from textiles is in a league of its own!
  3. If you want a rocking chair that’s anything but traditional, go for this one in all its colorful glory.
  4. Want a diaper bag that tops all others? Then check out this vintage day bag. It’s handmade using traditional Guatemalan Huipil textiles.
  5. Here’s an adorable beaded animal made in South Africa by local artisans who use their African beadwork technique to make all kinds of beautiful home decor.
  6. The Otomi Indians from the mountains of Mexico are credited with the design of the colorful Otomi animal pattern on this pendant.
  7. Ottomans are a mainstay in nurseries, and this tassel ottoman is sweet, colorful and made using a traditional weaving process by textile artisans in Guatemala.
  8. The Moroccan boucherouite style of rugs has been gaining popularity like crazy for their stunning patterns and textures, and this rug would make a fabulous and colorful foundation to any kid’s space.

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