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Formal living rooms have long been the stage for elegant braids, tiebacks, and fringes in staid palettes. Now trims of all sorts are suddenly popping up in such casual venues as porches and family rooms, where they're showing off the season's hottest colors. Take your pick: Vibrant turquoise, hot pink, apple green, sunny yellow, and vivid orange furbelows are rendered not only in traditional silk, but also in fluffy cotton and in glass and wood beads.
Here, linen napkins with crocheted trim (Nuko Creations) are delivered in fun envelopes (TableToss) adorned with a silk tassel (Houlès), lavender ribbon (Midori), and a silk braid (Scalamandré).
Vendors, for this page and the pages that follow:
Brimar, 800/274-1205; brimarinc.com, trade only. Christopher Corcoran Inc., 212/741-3675, christophercorcoran.com. Houlès, 310/289-2435, houles.com, trade only. Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com, trade only. Midori , 800/659-3049, midoriribbon.com, trade only. Nuko Creations, 732/ 542-0200. Raffit Ribbons, 516/333-6778, raffit.com. Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, trade only. Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com, trade only. Storm Interiors, storminteriors.com. TableToss, 212/769-2577, plumparty.com to purchase online.
Photographs by Colleen Duffley
Written and produced by Krissa Rossbund
Get party-worthy pizzazz: polka-dot bag (Paper Source) with rosette (Kravet); patterned boxes (Midori) with a silk tassel and double-tassel tieback (Houlès); brush-and-loop fringe and ball fringe (both from Kravet); turquoise ribbons (Midori).
Beautiful trims, from top: Silk brush fringe (Scalamandré); tassel fringe (Kravet); decorative tape and braid (Samuel & Sons).
Coral-and-green brush fringe (Samuel & Sons).
Talk about "icing on the cake"-this fantasy confection includes silk tulips as candles (Scalamandré) and trim around tiers (Samuel & Sons); yellow satin ribbon (Midori); yellow satin ruffle (Brimar); tiebacks in hair (Houlès); pink "Tottoman" (Storm Interiors) detailed with wood bead trim (Samuel & Sons).
The party-perfect "Helen" chair (Christopher Corcoran) is ready for the birthday girl with a gift wrappped in "Dot" paper (Midori) and embellished by a blue loop button (Kravet); yellow balloon ribbons (Raffit Ribbons).
Tapes, from left: Woven leaf (Kravet); crisscross (Samuel & Sons).
It's all luxury for pooch Belle in her silk leash and collar tiebacks (Houlès).