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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Inspiration from Southern Asia

MoS Charlotte attended the FABULOUS wedding of a very stylish college friend in Connecticut this past weekend (more on that to come later). The groom's family is from Sri Lanka, so many of his friends and family members were dressed in traditional saris at the wedding. I haven't been able to stop thinking about how beautiful and stylish the saris were. The colors were so vivid, the silk fabric so luxurious, the detail and beadwork so extravagant. It was definitely a style inspiration!
The colors of these traditional saris are just stunning!

And the jewelry the women wore was breathtaking! We absolutely love the colorful stacks of bangles and the vivid jemstones in these pieces!
How pretty are these gold peacock bangles?! We love the intricate etched pattern and the blue birdies!
This stack of gold bangles adds fabulous style to any look!
How beautiful is this amethyst and diamond ring?!

18kt Kala Ring from Taj Taj Jewelers, $1,050 And the sapphires and emeralds accenting this ring are just beautiful!
18kt Lucknow Ring from Taj Taj Jewelers, $1,050 This necklace is our favorite! All the colors of the rainbow! It's like a candy necklace but so much better!
Marie Hellene de Taillac Just for fun...
Isn't this turquoise journal from John Robshaw so adorable?!
Or this paperweight from Iomoi?! We love the pattern and colors! We would love to see bedding in this pattern in a bright and airy room with dark wood furniture!
Pink and White Paperweight And of course, elephants are our favorite! This adorable iomoi pattern graced the out-of-town guest bags at the wedding! Ling the Elephant Paperweight We are loving textiles inspired by elegant saris!
This turquoise and cream beaded tablecloth is so beautiful! We loved the intricate flowers and scalloped edges.
How pretty are these metallic throw pillows from John Robshaw?! So gorgeous on any sofa or bed (sorry, Nick).
Pink Sari Beaded Pillows, ebay, $44
Turquoise Sari Floor Pillow, $41 How pretty is this bedroom from John Robshaw?
We are in love with this painted settee covered in Dzhambul from Brunchwig & Fils. This would look so gorgeous in an entry hall and could easily mix well into any room.

Check out the beautiful carved headboard in Bunny Williams' bedroom. This look is definitely inspired by southern Asia without being too over-the-top. We like the use of neutral colors to keep the room balanced and not too "themed."
Elle Decor

A sari as a bedspread! We are in love! It pairs so perfectly with simple white bedding and neutral walls. This room is quite traditional, but this really works!
Amelia Handegan for Southern Accents


Anonymous said...

Great post! I love the colorful patterns from Southern Asia. I want a room full of them! Congrats to the stylish bride. It was truly a gorgeous (and VERY fun) wedding!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you MOS Charlotte for featuring my wedding in your blog! You have such amazing taste and you always highlight the most stylish trends in home decor and fashion. My husband and I are honored to be in your blog. I love your blog so much that I am even checking it on my honeymoon! Hopefully you can come to our Sri Lankan homecoming party in September. We can take you shopping in New Jersey and buy you a sari and bangles! Love you!

Alicia said...

I love all the vivd colors of Sri Lanka & India: spicy delights for the eyes like curries are for your palette. I think I need to rewatch Monsoon Wedding.

Gold Jewellery Designs said...

Great and colorful, just have to love the design! Thanks!

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