Fess up... did you grow up with a chenille quilt cover on your bed?
Many of us remember owning a chenille bathrobe at some point in our lives, or recall an intricate chenille design coverlet on the guest bed at grandma's house.
A hugely popular fabric for bedspreads and garments in the 20th century, this soft and fuzzy textile is now experiencing an exciting retro resurgence.
Chenille, the French word for caterpillar, is an apt description of the textile, which has a tufted and protruding pile. Its intricate look and luxurious feel are sure to make it a crowd favourite as we head into the cooler months.
The dated chenille designs that were common place in homes from the 1930s have now been given new life. Fueled by nostalgia, designers worldwide are re-purposing and re-imagining chenille in a range of fashion and home decor items.
Now, instead of pastel floral motifs of yester-year, this interesting fabric is appearing on bold and structured quilt cover designs and runway fashion garments.
Are you ready to welcome chenille back into your home? Check this out!