Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meet: John Robshaw: Elegant Bohemia

John Robshaw's style is elegant bohemian chic


His textiles bring us to a far off place
Each one seems to represent an adventure and a story

Robshaw started as an artist on traditional canvas
He was fascinated with travel and even more
transfixed by the brilliant dyes used in India by artisans. 
He traveled to Asia initially to find dye to use in his paintings and artwork. 
He immediately became smitten with the textiles and fascinating craftmanship used in the fabrics. 

It was his travels to India that led him to transform his
artwork from canvas to textile.  He studied a method of block printing that overlayed one print on top of the other. 

The end result is equisitte.  Photos don't convey the level of detail and workmanship displayed in these textiles.  

I guarantee if you spot Robshaw in a showroom, you will stop to oogle the workmanship.  I particularly love the throws

(pictured here from my recent trip to ABC Carpet.  Read more here). 

If I were to slip away from my current existence and travel to a far off place, I envision my bedroom would look like this. 
And of course my bedding would be John Robshaw:

Wooden Quartrefoil Chandelier by Lillian August $1698 |  Barnwood Hanging Bed at Anthropologie $2898 | Reclaimed Madura Island Boat Chaise from Serena and Lily $750 |
Brazilian Rug from Serena and Lily $750-1900 |Zanzibari Kanga Cloth Pillow from Serena and Lily $195 | Jaggery & Matar Bedding by John Robshaw $75-525 (courtesy of Apartment Therapy)
Look for the Robshaw Elephant and step into a world of elegant bohemia

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