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Calm And Cozy In The Family Room
There's something truly beautiful about textiles. They are the pieces of fabric that work to give our home an identity. The perfect pillow, a beautiful throw, a handmade blanket. Each of these pieces has a story behind it. Each textile has a history to it, a level of artisanship and thought-provoking design. And each can be used to tell our own individual story at home, highlighting a color, pattern or place that we love. Many times it's the textiles that truly make a house feel like a home.
Kera Thompson, the founder of Interwoven, has a focus on bringing handmade textiles from around the globe to all of our homes. This textile maven's Salt Lake City home is a nod to her well-traveled life. From room to room you can spot an array of pieces she's discovered during her travels. Vintage kilims, colorful kantha quilts, and Hmong pillows, are woven seamlessly into the interior. With a focus on highlighting our world's global connection, through textiles, Thompson hopes to highlight just how interconnected we all truly are.
"From my travels and experiences as a designer, mother, and model, I have realized how interwoven we are as a world community, and cherish the beauty that comes as we become aware and embrace the good around us," remarks Thompson. "Each piece in my collection is just a small reflection of that beauty."Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Vintage Textiles Add The Perfect Pop
Thompson's home is Interwoven's ultimate showroom. Each room highlights how global textiles can effortlessly fit into the most modern of spaces. In the master bedroom, a neutral bed and bedding are layered with colorful blankets and cushions. A vintage sari kantha quilt brings home Pantone's marsala shade, while a kilim pillow adds a riot of hues to the bed.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Bright And Colorful Textiles For A Perfect Big Girl Room
Textiles can be expressive pieces. Many times they help us show off our individuality at home. They can be used to add color, pattern and can even be the foundation of a certain feel you want in a space. In her daughter's bedroom, the home's global lifestyle continues to be on display. A colorful kantha quilt from India becomes the perfect way to express a childhood exuberance.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Global Elements On Display
Beyond textiles, Thompson has a way of integrating global pieces in some of the most unexpected ways. A handcrafted mobile above her daughter's bed adds to the room's color story of yellow, blue and bright pink.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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A Modern Home Office
Thompson's home studio marries modern furnishings with the global elements that make up her shop. Among her bright blue shelving, you can find handwoven African baskets, a collection of gorgeous quilts, and piles of pillows all ready to ship out at a moment's notice.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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A Designer Moodboard
Every creative needs a moodboard, and Thompson showcases a colorful one in her home office. It's a true reflection of the color and pattern that she brings to her online boutique. With pieces from artists like Andrea Pippins and framed prints like the popular, "Keep Calm and Carry On" adage, the moodboard is true expression of the Interwoven aesthetic.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Print and Pattern On Display
With an array of prints and global patterns on display in every room, Thompson's interior is a bright, uplifted space. "I created Interwoven because fabric makes me happy," says Thompson. "Whether it's floor coverings, wall hangings, or the perfect cozy throw, textiles can tell far-off stories and breathe life and soul into your space."Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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A rich array of of textiles occupies the shelving in Thompson's home office. In a range of colors, textures and hues, this textile maven's eye for finding the right piece shines through. It's the personal approach that Thompson has to design and sourcing products that makes what she does at Interwoven truly special. "I believe in sourcing beautiful, exquisitely made pieces from all over the globe that each have their own story to tell. I believe in making every effort to ensure that your purchase is helping to empower the talented craftspeople, artisans, and designers I work with."