Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Suzani Style

It’s a new year so why not introduce a new look? I’ve been wanting some new pillows for my living room for a while now, so when I got a couple gift cards to Amazon I knew what I wanted to look for. I wanted something with character and with a pop of pink and these suzani pillows from Black Fig Designs fit that bill perfectly.


Aren’t they pretty? Suzanis have become quite popular in the design world, appearing in magazines like Elle Décor and House Beautiful. The word suzani refers to the traditional embroidered textiles from Uzbekistan and other central Asian countries, and these textiles can be used in a variety of ways.

Suzani wall panels in Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman’s Home in Elle Décor

Suzani bedspread in House Beautiful

A suzani coverlet in Anne Becker’s house in Elle Décor


Suzani pillow in Cheryl Tieg’s living room via Style at Home

There are some beautiful vintage suzani panels for sale on Ebay for really reasonable prices.

Uzbek silk hand-embroidered suzani

Azure Uzbek silk embroidery suzani

If you don’t feel like committing to a large suzani panel, or if you want something a little more modern, there are a ton of accessories and accent furniture pieces out there that keep the same colors and style as authentic suzanis without the actual embroidery work.

"Suzanis" by blue11interiors on Polyvore

Dining Chair from World Market, $90 / Eco Suzani Throw from Horchow, $126 / Vanessa pillows from Home Decorators Collection, $99 for 2 / Suzani Doormat from Horchow, $22 / Wool area rug from Home Decorators Collection, $499 for 5’x8’ rug / Suzani print curtains from World Market, $35 per panel / Kaeden Bright Pillow from Pier 1, $20 / Frankie Armchair from Pier 1, $450


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