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Go silky smooth

Silk can add an elegant and luxurious touch to the cushions in your home. HT City gets you some options.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2010 00:51 IST
Aroma Sah
Aroma Sah
Hindustan Times

Silk, known as the ‘fabric of dreams’, is one of the most versatile textiles, and designers say, is a must for your home. “Silk is going to become very popular in the coming season.

It should be used in not just cushions, but also as table runners, coasters, upholsters, cushions, curtains and sheer curtains,” says Monisha Gupta of Craft House.

Silk saris can also be inno-vatively converted into quilts and cushion covers. She adds, “Make sure that the sari has strength. Go for silks like Jamdani and Tanchoi, which are strong.

Also, use satin as the base for a rich effect.” For the trims on the cushion, she adds, “one can use fabrics that have sheen, such as velvets.”

First Published: Aug 06, 2010 16:30 IST