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August 31st, 2021

Is Boucle here to stay?

Leah Frost one of our Interior designers gives an insight into all things boucle.

When Boucle’s mentioned a vision of texture and cosiness comes to mind. It’s a word that’s being heard more and more these days and becoming common within the design industry. Not new, it’s been around since the 40s but has only started to make itself known more frequently within fabric houses throughout the world, influencing within interior and fashion design, now becoming a staple among fabric libraries.

What is Boucle? From a French word meaning ‘curled’, it’s a yarn made from a series of looped fibre, wool being one of the most common, though cotton, linen and silk are also being used to achieve this textured look. As well as it’s visual appeal it has a range of unique benefits; heavy enough to offer acoustic properties when used as a window treatment and soft enough for comfort when used as cushions, throws or on a piece of furniture.The shift in the fabrics rise to popularity in recent times could be due to its appeal of comfort, along with its rugged texture it also has a desire of offering cosiness to a every fast pace and changing world, creating a safe and cosy space in our homes is becoming even more essential.

With New Zealand’s temperatures tending to be cooler and our winters reflecting this, as well as surrounded by vast rolling hills and rugged landscapes, this fabric is especially desirable to us within our interiors, introducing the raw outside environment into our daily lives indoors.Creating a space using Boucle offers so many ways to bring in textural elements to not only warm up a neutral pallet but also soften hard solid surfaces.  The material pairs extremely well with curvilinear shaped furniture which then introduces a mid-century feel.

The timeless appeal of Boucle as well as its versatilely means it is here stay and to stay for good!

 

 

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