Emerson Trench Spring/Summer 2012

Interpreting the Emerson Spring/Summer 2012 Metallic Trench Into Home Decor

Splotches, splatters, and blotches, oh my — who would've thought that these happenstance brushstroke marks could look so chic. I'm loving the dramatic, Jackson Pollack-meets-Shibori look of the Emerson metallic trench, which was added to Emerson's Facebook page this week. Happily, it's also perfect for translating to the world of home decor.

The trench seems like it was made to coordinate with Brooklyn design firm Eskayel's painterly patterns, from its Splatter Spell Granite Fabric ($155, top row, left) to its Splatter Spell Granite Basket ($320 middle row, right) to its coordinating Splatter Spell Pillow ($135 - $195 bottom row, middle left). I'm a huge Eskayel fan, and these pieces would add a gritty, artistic vibe to your home. The Brooklyn, NY based design studio, which was founded by designer and painter Shanan Campanaro, creates gorgeous patterned bespoke wallpaper textiles, and home accessories, which are all locally sourced and fabricated in the Northeastern United States. You couldn't go wrong with adding some of Shanan's work to your home.

For a more structured pattern, the CB2 Inkwell Modern Organic Linens ($25 - $110, bottom row, left) from artist Matthew Lew render a similar look to the trench in a modern primitive ikat pattern. Crafted from organic cotton percale and featuring deep indigo and blue certified-organic dyes, the pattern gracefully walks the line between abstract pattern and tribal ikat.

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