We thought we'd share some images from June's issue of Homes & Antiques, which includes a great piece by Celia Rufey on suzani textiles. These finely embroidered textiles of central Asia are still inspiring western interiors, and can be traced back as early as the 15th century.
As many of you may know, we have long been inspired by these bold, intricately embroidered textiles and continue to celebrate this Uzbekistan tradition.
Decorating with suzanis, Celia Rufey advises:
"The colours and striking patterns and motifs found in suzanis have made them part of the language of decoration for those in the know. Interior designers use robust modern suzanis to cover sofas and ottomans as statement pieces... For us, these bold pieces work best placed where they can make an impact."
Visit Homes & Antiques for the full article. Styled by Marisa Daly. Photography by Katya de Grunwald.
Recreate the look at home with these featured cushions:
Left to right from top: Krakow Cushion Cover £115, Crewel Cushion Cover £85, Uzbek Cushion Cover £70, Nimbus Cushion Cover £75. Each one is traditionally embroidered by hand using wool or cotton, onto a cotton or linen base cloth.