Tantalizing Trims and Tassels

The world of interior design is definitely having a modern moment. But the great thing about trends (and yes, modernism is a trend), is that they grow, morph, and change. So you wouldn’t think in a modern moment that embellishments like trims and tassels would be trending, but you’d be wrong. Trims and tassels, like modernism, are both decorating trends and timeless classics and, when used judiciously, can update any space. And right now they are hot again!

Neil Beckstedt

Neil Beckstedt

I was inspired to write this post by the above vignette by Neil Beckstedt, spotted on Instagram. What a lovely timeless quality. Is it from a 1920 modernist Italian palazzo? Or a 21st-century New York townhome? Either way, the tasseled picture hanging gives extra elegance. It’s the same with the room below by Jeffrey Bilhuber. Modern eclecticism is given an extra nudge by the delicious use of moss fringe to elevate a comfy family room sectional.

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Taped borders on the leading edge of simple linen curtains are always on trend to lend elegance to a modern interior, and are one of my favorite ways to create a couture ambience in even the most minimalist of rooms.

Jenkins Interiors

Jenkins Interiors

Some of my favorite recent trim introductions:

Savannah by Samuel and Sons. Modern, minimal and earthy.

Savannah by Samuel and Sons. Modern, minimal and earthy.

Onyx Tassel by Houles. At once, both space age modern and tribal.

Onyx Tassel by Houles. At once, both space age modern and tribal.

Outdoor Trims by Doug and Gene Meyer. Moss fringe for poolside? I’m in!

Outdoor Trims by Doug and Gene Meyer. Moss fringe for poolside? I’m in!

Fringe pillow, H+M Home

Fringe pillow, H+M Home

For more inspiration from the fringe, please visit my Trims and Tassels Pinterest board.

Warmly,

Beth