Feeling rebellious? Try some needlepoint.
In what appears to be a knee-jerk reaction to modern minimalism, designers are working lace, embroidery, crochet and other crafts into everything from candlesticks to couches to cuckoo clocks.
To Barbara Summers of the American Society of Interior Designers, the trend is an antidote to L.A.’s hard-surfaced reality.
“It’s cozy and seems like we’re putting down roots,” she says. “In the fast-paced world, part of the psyche craves something familiar.”
|Silhouette Cuckoo Clock||Needlepoint and Loop pillows||Appliqué Quilt|
Jonathan Alder Los Angeles
8125 Melrose Ave.
|Bottoni Deep||Embroidered Abaca Placemats||Marcel Wanders Lace Table|
|$98 for four
8772 Beverly Blvd.