Mexican Blankets used as anything but…

I can’t believe I have yet to pick up a Mexican blanket aka a serape.

I love seeing how Jamie from Furbish uses them:

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I’m a big fan of the brighter colored serapes and love how Amber used them for outdoor chair cushions. Wasn’t her spread in Style Me Pretty beautiful!

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Not only do Mexican blankets work in boho chic settings, but it also looks amazing in a more traditional setting. I adore the upholstered chair in this Nick Olsen spread for House Beautiful.It took me a couple of takes before I even realized it was covered with a serape!

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I think I need a little serape in my life! I found a great source with an array of patterns, colors, and size for insanely budget friendly prices. Head to El Chamaco if you are feeling the need like me.

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10 Responses to Mexican Blankets used as anything but…

  1. Wendy says:

    The bench Jamie did is amazing! I love the idea of using unexpected textiles in refreshing ways.

  2. Totally agree. It is on my wish list.

  3. I love the use of ethnic color schemes and patterns. That last photo is truly stunning!

    xoxo,
    La Petite Gigi

  4. Thank you for sharing this! A friend bought me a traditional blanket during a trip to Guatemala, and I haven’t found a great spot for it yet It’s nice to see other uses for it. Love the chair cushion idea.

  5. Laura Y says:

    I love those dining rooms chairs! That is sheer genius!

  6. Maria says:

    Lovely pictures. A tip, which should help anyone searching for these, is that these pictures are blankets. Serapes are a type of shawl. They are also gorgeous, but would be better suited to covering pillows as they are smaller.

    By the way, http://www.maggiegalton.com/ has beautiful modern takes on traditional Mexican textiles, while also supporting the artisans who make them. I’m not associated with her; am just a resident of Mexico.

  7. I just used one on my daughter’s bed. http://lauriejoneshome.com/2013/09/11/bright-colorful-bedroom/ You can also find them on Ebay for great prices and they are extra big! I love this look!

  8. Joi says:

    Love the look! I think the correct spelling is “serape” though!

  9. Kay says:

    I wasn’t always a big fan of Mexican prints but it’s seems that more and more designers are using it in their new collections now. My favourite is the upholstered bench from the first photo. I’ve been looking for some bench or armchair for hallway in mycondo apartment. Hugs, Kay

  10. Love these! Thanks for the source.

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