Stitch by Stitch: Accessorise with embroidered finds in bright tones

DEC 3, 2015 | By Risha Merchant
Get this look: Stainless steel hand painted white tumbler and grey kettle from Dhoop; Minaret stainless steel lacquer finish tumbler from Contemporary Arts & Crafts; Embroidery rings and thread reels from local vendor; Hanami Azzuro and Samao mosaic tiles by Bisazza from Belleza; Chinoiserie porcelain plate and natural cotton with embroidery cushion cover from Tranceforme; Kashmiri silk dhurrie from The Bombay Store; Stoneware “Illankai” coaster from Good Earth; Off white and khakhi checkered design fabric from First Impression; Canevas Collection for Gan Rugs by Charlotte Lancelot;

Ethnic prints form the perfect cast of a modern-day fairy tale. Whether your interior style is traditional or contemporary, you can prop layers of richness with tiles, fabrics and products, and accessorise in bold or neutral hues.

For those who are still wary about embroidery being a little too “granny”, take note: Start off with a small dose in your bedroom and see how it transforms your space into a cosy enclave.

In a world of computerised prints, this time-honoured technique is a breath of fresh air, as each creation lends a personalised feel within your interiors.