Monday, September 17, 2007

Cool Stuff: Poppy Cotton

If your couches, walls, or lamps are craving a bit of colorful retro pop, check out the cheerful products from Brooklyn-based Poppy Cotton.

Proprietor Melissa Cotton Womack scours flea markets and online auctions to track down vintage textiles from "an era when homes weren’t afraid of a little pop and color." Then she turns these exuberantly patterned textiles into one-of-a-kind pillows, lampshades, and wall hangings that have an unapologetic Partridge Family vibe.

Toss a Poppy Cotton throw on a neutral-hued sofa or chair in a spare, monochromatic room and see how it brings the space to life. Or hang one of Womack's stretched cotton canvases in a room that's threatening to take itself far too seriously.

The result is totally groovy -- but in a pretty, modern way. Plus, the oranges, rusts, browns, and greens of yesteryear are perfect for adding an autumnal touch to your home now that there's a bit of a chill in the air.

Some of Poppy Cotton's current offerings:

Wallpaper Print Pillow, $45

Fresh Florals Pillow, $45

Calico Hippie Pillow, $85

Sawtooth Daisy Lampshade, $50

Fern Study Lampshade, $50

Flowers in the Attic Lampshade

Fan Coral Wall Hanging, $115

Art Nouveau Poppies Wall Hanging, $115

See more of Poppy Cotton's textiles here.

2 comments:

patricia gray inc.com said...

I love the yellow Calico Hippie pillow. And what a fun name for it.

girl meets glamour said...

Great finds Leah!! I love that Fan Coral wall hanging :)

~Kate

 

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