Home decor is going all granny chic with delightful doilies. These ornamental mats were traditionally round with intricate patterns made from either fabric or paper. The fabric varieties were usually crocheted and used to protect furniture from damage whilst the paper versions are for food presentation. Lace doilies and paper doilies fell out of fashion and were deemed chintzy. I’m glad to see them appearing on cushions and being used for home decoration – decorative wall stickers, wall art stencils and wallpapers. Here’s my round up of home decor delights featuring doilies.
Cushion by That Dutch Girl Pillows
Doily home decor – cushions
Cindy Graybill-van Dierment is otherwise known as That Dutch Girl Pillows. Cindy, originally from the Netherlands, moved to America in 2012 and started her business making pretty pillows. She’s made a lovely collection featuring doilies in muted tones of tan, grey and green. This light grey example features a white doily design on both sides. Some of her creations feature vintage doilies. The measurements are 45cm x 45cm – £12.56.
Cushion by That Dutch Girl Pillows
Casa Fantasia is a group of creative people – artist, visual merchandiser and illustrator. With a lust for beautiful materials and fabrics, they have made a couple of cushions featuring doily designs. This beige beauty is subtle and sophisticated and is just perfect for layering on your boudoir bed. The measurements are 40.65cm x 40.65cm – £16.75.
Cushion by Casa Fantasia
Ekaterina is an artist living in the south of Italy who loved sewing from an early age. She makes a wide range of beautiful products ranging from bags and leather jewellery under the name of Katrin Shine. Her cushion collection features doilies in some beautiful bold colours which look absolutely stunning. Some with just a single doily and others are completely crocheted. This particular one is in purple with a white crocheted doily applique. The measurements are 41cm x 41cm – £20.93.
Cushion by Katrin Shine
Cristina makes handmade accessories and home decoration under the name of Olula. Her Granny Throw Cushions hark back to the days of hand crocheted doilies. Christina’s version has been updated by screen printing this design onto high quality canvas using water based inks. The colours available are russet, mustard yellow, dark blue and turquoise. The measurements are 33cm x 33cm – £18.54.
Cushion by Olula
Doily home decor – wall decoration
If you fancy decorating your walls with decals then you’ll just love the offering from Vinyl Wall Adornments. I’ve selected three examples for you to view – set of three Doily Nursery Decals – £44.55, Heart Doily Swirls – £19.14 and set of 5 Doily Flower Medallions – £38.88.
Decorative Wall Stickers by Vinyl Wall Adornments
Melanie Royals is a self-taught decorative and stencil artist. She was so smitten by the stencilling bug that she decided to create her own designs. Melanie launched her Royal Design Studio back in 1994 and has made hundreds of patterns which include a dreamy doily selection. Here are three examples to admire – Victorian Doily – £41.84, Lace Margaret Doily – £16.72 and Elizabeth Doily – £23.33.
Wall Art Stencils by Royal Design Studio
Marilyn Krehbiel is dedicated to vintage wallpaper and her shop, Hannah’s Treasures, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of authentic varieties. Here are three designs which capture the intricate beauty of crochet chic. Choose from her selection of 1930s Pink Roses and Rosebuds on Doilies, 1940s Pink Flowers with Doilies on Green or 1940s Red Roses with Doilies – £9.57.
Vintage Wallpapers by Hannah’s Treasures
Doily home decor – where to buy
If you fancy a slice of granny chic at home, you can buy the pieces mentioned in this article from the following sellers at Etsy UK.
That Dutch Girl Pillows, Casa Fantasia, Katrin Shine, Olula, Vinyl Wall Adornments, Royal Design Stencils and Hannah’s Treasures at Etsy UK: Etsy UK Link
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: That Dutch Girl Pillows, Casa Fantasia, Katrin Shine, Olula, Vinyl Wall Adornments, Royal Stencils and Hannah’s Treasures. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partners – Etsy UK (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).