Bullion Fringe - Is it Dead to You??

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I really want to hear your opinion on this one, even though I'm sure the majority of you will say (hell) no.  But the subject is bullion fringe, and I'm wondering if there would ever be a snowball's chance in hell that you would consider using it. Anywhere.  For anything.
OK mostly I'm wondering about using bullion fringe on furniture.   Like the fringe on the settee in this shot.  Would you ever do that?  Or even consider it as an option? 

Meg Braff in House Beautiful

I think most of us would rule out bullion fringe because it seems old fashioned and a little stuffy, but in the space above I don't think the room reads "formal" at all.  I think the seagrass rug, the fabric choices and the soft color palette help knock down the fussiness.

I don't know why this Pinterest image is so grainy, but I wanted to use it because I thought the use of bullion fringe in such a modern setting was interesting.

I love this image because all of the design elements are so traditional, but (to me), the space feels modern. And don't they all look happy with those bullion fringe trimmed sofas?

Have you figured out which way I'm leaning?  Could you ever see yourself with bullion fringe trimmed anything?


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12 comments:

mom23 said...

Hi Kim,
The fringe isn't calling to me, even in a modern setting. But, if you do it, I know it will be awesome ;)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I actually have some that I love so much, but can't decide what to put it on. I think I would use it on drapes.

Kim said...

I'm a fringe girl. Any kind. I just wish I could convince more people! Can't wait to see what you do with it!! xo

My Interior Life said...

Ha. I loved this post. I would agree that it can go stuffy quickly in some settings, but think it's kind of fun and quirky in others. Not sure I'm ready to use it personally yet, but that may change next week. You know who's the king of rocking the bullion fringe? Mr. Miles Redd - oh, and his fair protege, Nick Olsen.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Ya know...I'm not really a fringe person....I appreciate it in any good design but I usually don't use to much of it in my own designs...

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Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Gosh, I'd totally use it. Especially in a fun contrasting color to take some of the stuffiness out of it.

faye said...

i never was a fan of fringes. except when they are on the curtains. hehe

Kimber said...

I think it can definitely be gorgeous in a space. Use of beautiful trims can really take a room from good to great. :)

Linenqueen said...

Hell no.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I've used it in the past...like shoulder pads...:)

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Honey, please. Except for the red, those pieces would be so much prettier with beautiful bun feet or some kind of leg, or even a skirt. No way, ever! But the beautiful fringe on pillows? Yes Yes Yes!