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Fringe Festival | Style Stories

Darren PalmerDarren has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.

Reminiscent of the retro '60s and '70s, fringing and frayed edging is a trend that is starting to re-emerge in home décor. From fine tassels to relaxed threads, fringe is back and is as free-flowing as ever.

In 2019, however, the look has been reimagined in colour, form and application.

Textile advances in frayed weaving and fringing has allowed for a texture explosion, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the shag pile carpet.

The usual culprits – rugs, throws, light fittings and wall hangings have been given an ultra-woven, shaggy, fringed and frayed look, but the real interest comes with the application of this treatment to furniture.

Armchairs, dining chairs, ottomans and cushions will be enveloped with lush fringing and paired together – a sumptuous accent in a modern interior that adds a touch of decadent flair.

To deliver a layered, soft, fun and modern interior with peppers of fringing detail rather than an overworked, old-fashioned and retro look, be sure to consider your colour choices. Dial up tonal colours or work within a refined palette, and layer with textural variations to create visual interest.

Other ways to subtly translate this look into your home is to add lush rugs under foot, throws and cushions on your bed or sofa with a fringe effect to add some whimsy.

Working with fringing allows for creativity and textural expression in your home, so take the frays by the fringe and run with it.

Add some frayed freedom with the Darren Palmer Sawblade Throw. Treat your floors to a fringed fiesta with Carpet Court’s Dolly Rug in Brown Blue.

Fringe Festival | Style Stories

Get the Carpet Court Look

1. Dolly Rug in Charcoal

2. Sawblade Throw in White by Darren Palmer (Myer)