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The return of lace and crochet

The return of lace and crochet

Furniture, tableware, lighting, lace and crochet are coming back on all fronts, reappropriated by designers and brought up to date with new materials. Prepare a refined table Grandmothers' placemats are now chic and sophisticated. Tinted in black, they become trendy place mats. Similarly, dishes and cutlery are adorned with arabesques of lacemakers. The crochet or fine lace patterns will give your table a baroque refinement. Create an intimate atmosphere with openwork lights Openwork material by nature, lace delicately lets light through. With a lampshade in the lace pattern, the atmosphere becomes chic and intimate, a bit naughty. Give style to your designer furniture A skilful blend of patience and refinement, crochet and lace also inspire designers. From chairs with a fine weaving revisited, to an armchair entirely made with crochet by designer Marcel Wanders, weaving is particularly in vogue, offering light, comfortable, refined and very designer furniture. Play the boudoir spirit on your walls Elegant in frieze or wallpaper, lace delicately covers your walls, to give your small rooms a real boudoir spirit, intimate, chic and cozy. Photo: Chic and silver lace for this Dazzle wallpaper created by Julien MacDonald for Graham & Brown 43 euros per roll -www.grahambrown.fr

LACE FLOWERS EXPO3

For lovers of old lace, the Lace and Embroidery Museum in Caudry (59) is organizing an exhibition on the motif of the flower. Caudrésien Museum of Lace and Embroidery Place des Mantilles 59540 Caudry Tel. 03 27 76 29 77 Until January 10, 2009 > Learn more museedentelle-caudry.fr.tc