Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Add some Americana with a quilt

With Memorial Day coming up I have been thinking Americana! Quilts are quintessentially American (while other countries made them as well), and add fabulous color and graphic design to any home decor.

House Beautiful - Designer: Leslie Klotz

In this bedroom almost devoid of color, the quilt adds a punch of graphic design. 
Architectural Digest - Designer: Karin Blake

The designer Karin Blake collects folk art, and mixes them in to a wonderfully contemporary decorating style. In this photo a circa 1890 Amish quilt adds great color and interest to this stair hall.

Copake Auctions in Copake, NY almost always includes a great selection of quilts at affordable prices. There upcoming Americana auction on May 14th is no exception. 

I love this blue and white 19th century quilt. I epitomizes the American craft, with eagles included in the design. It is dated 1854, and measures 84" x 92". This is Lot 72 and has an auction estimate of $150 - $250.

Blue and white always makes a chic design scheme, so think of throwing this over the back of a white sofa for a great effect.

The colors in the star patterned quilt would add pop to any room. This is a 19th century Pennsylvania quilt, measuring 82" x 84". It is Lot 93 and has an auction estimate of $250 - $350.

I'm drawn to geometric designs! This blue and white 19th century quilt would look terrific on a wall, or hanging over a stairway banister. It has a very modern feel. This is Lot 128, measures 74" x 82", and has an auction estimate of $400 - $500. 

Red and white is another great color combination for a bright room design. This is a 19th century quilt with a touching stars design. It measures 80" square, and has an estimate of $300 - $500.  This is Lot 140.

I guess I'm falling for blue and white today! I just love the leaf design on this 19th century New York State quilt. This is Lot 131, measure 84" x 88", and has an auction estimate of $400 - $500.

If you have a blue and white themed room, or are thinking of creating one, adding one or two of these quilts would make a big graphic design statement. You would only some white upholstered furniture, and the quilts would draw all the attention. Add some blue and white porcelain and you would have a terrific room.

I wouldn't want an all Americana room, but one or two pieces, including a great graphic quilt, would be right up my alley!

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