I have a new-found love and respect for bouillon trim. I'll admit I was hesitant to warm to bouillon. My formative years coincided perfectly with the barrage of cheapo maroon-and-damask-and-bouillon hitting the mass market. But when it is done right, bouillon is a bold detail that adds glamour and elegance to a room. I especially love it when paired with velvet, and I am hoping it use this combo soon in a client's home!
Let's take a look at bouillon trim done right.
Jeffrey Bilhuber uses bouillon trim to break up the horizontal lines of this extra-long sofa.
Miles perfectly pairs velvet furniture and bouillon fringe trim.
Ruthie Sommers boldly used bouillon trim in a contrasting color on a pair of green velvet sofas.
Miles again, using bouillon to "overdecorate" (in a good way) and make a narrow room feel grande.
Tory Burch uses bouillon trim to add a feminine touch to her masculine living room.
If you have the room, a large round table with a bouillon-trimmed tablecloth is a chic way to display stacks of books. Or brass critters as my friend Nick O and I have discussed.
Would you use bouillon trim in your home?