See those strands of twisted yarn and shimmering thread? That’s embroidery, and many of today’s most spectacular fabrics and accents share this elaborate needlework that we are all loving today. What’s more, today’s embellishments boast compelling contemporary designs as well as magnificent classics, making embroidered fabrics perfect for any best-dressed décor.

Embroidered Fabrics
Light pours through blinds embellished with verdant palm fronds. Manila Embroidery from Sanderson, Style Library.
Vibrant colors and a whimsical pattern come to life on a fanciful occasional chair. Jimena Chair, Anthropologie.
Modern stitched forms animate colorful, corded pillows. Pompidou Pillows, Jonathan Adler.
Embroidered Fabrics
Multi-colored threads create an embroidered stripe that accentuates the height of voluminous draperies. Kengo from Harlequin, Style Library.
Embroidered Fabrics
An embroidered cockatoo and jungle blooms turn a plain lamp shade into a backlit work of art. Anthropologie.
Colorfully embroidered fabrics enliven tailored shades. Caspian Daula from Sanderson, Style Library.

A colorful peacock struts across a classic white napkin. Pavao embroidered napkin, SLC, Williams Sonoma.
Photo Courtesy of Pierre Frey embroidered fabrics. Rangiroa is a chunky linen that is richly scattered with simple silhouettes of vividly colored vegetation, evoking the luxuriant, laid-back style of summer. Available to the trade,

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.