A Trellis By Any Other Name

The trellis design has been a popular motif for centuries. Fashioned after a garden trellis, this intricate pattern is a great addition to any home. The original Colony Club in New York City, which was decorated by the famed interior designer Elsie de Wolfe in 1905, brought the trellis design to the forefront. Elsie’s wrote about this design in her book, The House in Good Taste.

“This trellis room was,” writes Elsie de Wolfe, “…the first in America to be so considered, though the use of trellis is as old as architecture in Japan, China, Arabia, Egypt, Italy, France, and Spain. A knowledge of the history of trelliage (sic) and an appreciation of its practical application to modern needs is a conjurer’s wand — you can wave it and create all sorts of ephemeral constructions that will last your time and pleasure.”

Since de Wolfe, many designers have incorporate this geometric design into their interiors. From David Hicks to Kelly Wearstler, the trellis pattern has taken on many forms. According to Home and Garden Ideas, the more traditional, “authentic-looking vines and flowers on top of a diamond pattern” have been replaced by the current trend which “favor a deconstruction of the original design.”

So go ahead and bring the outdoors in with these great trellis designs here at DecoratorsBest.

From the traditional, courtesy of Scalamandre:

Scalamandre Butterfly & Trellis Fabric at DecoratorsBest

To Kelly Wearstler’s more modern look for Schumacher:

F. Schumacher Imperial Trellis Wallpaper in Charcoal at DecoratorsBest

One of our favorites manufacturers Robert Allen is always ahead of the curve with him design and this trellisique pattern is no exception.

Robert Allen Bamboo Crossing Fabric

We also love Fabricut Fabrics modern twist to this popular trellis design.

Fabricut Trellis Fabrics in Ivory at DecoratorsBest

Stayed tuned for later in the week when DecoratorsBest shows you how to incorporate this great look into your home decor!


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