Houlès. Samuel & Sons. Now I have new name to add to my list of favorite passementiers- Declercq. The Parisian firm, in business since 1852, makes stunning tassels and trim. To be quite frank, I prefer simple trims on my furniture and pillows, and my curtains tend to be panels that don't require elaborate tiebacks. But I still love elaborate passementerie; it's truly a work of art. In design, it's kind of like the cherry on top.
The great thing about these little jewels is that you don't have to use them for their original purpose. Who hasn't used a little tassel on a drawer key? Declercq shows one tassel below that can be used as a napkin ring- very clever. Or, you can simply tack one of their trims or tassels onto your inspiration board. I know I could get inspired by looking at one of these daily! What about you?
Rêve de soie used as a napkin ring.
Voyage au Tibet
Justine (a bit boudoir looking, no?)
Nautilus - a collaboration with Thomas Boog.
Manhattan -Though I don't live in New York, I'm tempted to get one of these for my home. But where to put it??
There is nothing old and fusty about this trim (part of the Il Palio collection)
Opium . Ravishing... enough said.