Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Trend Report: RUFFLES ~ All Grown Up


At the European shows this year we saw ruffles in abundance. Large, small, finished edges, raw edges, one ruffle, tons of ruffles, just about any combination or construction was there and it was a key embellishment for all soft categories. Personally I love ruffles. They let you get in touch with your girlie side!


Whether it’s ruffled wool or shirred cotton the simple ruffle adds a ton of impact and texture to an otherwise plain item.


Love this bedding and the ruffles used to create a pattern on the coverlet and pillows. Who said ruffles had to run in straight lines?

Ruffles-4-deThis design is so fresh and happy. Here the designer uses ruffles to create horizontal stripes.


Desert never looked so delicious!! Layers and layers of ruffles! The table looks like a cake.

Ruffles-7-deRuffles on your shower curtain? I say Yes. Look – even the towel has ruffles!


You know a trend is at it’s zenith when it’s featured by Anthropology. This pillow is part of their Tuxedo ruffle bedding ensemble.

Metallic leather ruffles – can you say sophisticated?


My good Friend Leigh Chandler of Papillion Linens has a fantastic selection of linen goods for the home, bedroom and baby. Her natural linen bedding is glorious and it has ruffles galore!

08 Many of her pieces have tiny ruffles used in place of welting like this fabulous headboard.


Leigh’s signature slip covered, ruffled bench was recently featured in the March issue of Country Living in a feature touting the resurgence of the “ruffle” in design and fashion. She also writes a great blog here.


It’s amazing what a little ruffled embellishment can do for a simple design!


So very simple – but I love it!

Are you Ready To Ruffle? Yes or No?


Ryder Sloan Events said...

Love the Pine Cone Hill bedding in pic #3. These are so fun :)

Leigh Chandler said...

Jackie, What a fun surprise coming across your post today! I had no idea you had included my products here. I was actually showing a customer of mine your fabric collection. You are so sweet, thank you for including Papillon Linens in your story!

XO Leigh

Punctuation Mark said...

ruffles are everywhere this summer... even in people's shoes!