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Lee Jofa, Avondale Print
Lee Jofa, Avondale Print

Lee Jofa’s Avondale Print.

Trifecta from Holly Hunt’s Natural Textures collection.
Trifecta from Holly Hunt’s Natural Textures collection.

Trifecta from Holly Hunt’s Natural Textures collection.

Arrowroot Inlay in Phillip Jeffries’ Luxe Naturals collection.
Arrowroot Inlay in Phillip Jeffries’ Luxe Naturals collection.

Arrowroot Inlay in Phillip Jeffries’ Luxe Naturals collection.

Sisal in Mark Alexander’s handwoven Grasscloth collection.
Sisal in Mark Alexander’s handwoven Grasscloth collection.

A sisal in Mark Alexander’s handwoven Grasscloth collection.

La Pagode embroidered grass cloth in Brunschwig & Fils Les Ensembliers collection.
La Pagode embroidered grass cloth in Brunschwig & Fils Les Ensembliers collection.

La Pagode embroidered grass cloth in Brunschwig & Fils Les Ensembliers collection.

York Wallcoverings’ Dazzling Diamond Sisal wallpaper.
York Wallcoverings’ Dazzling Diamond Sisal wallpaper.

York Wallcoverings’ Dazzling Diamond Sisal wallpaper.

The Vale London's Tassel Berry.
The Vale London's Tassel Berry.

The Vale London's Tassel Berry.

Foyer in vintage Northwest DC home
Foyer in vintage Northwest DC home

Designer Liz Levin elevated the foyer of a vintage Northwest DC home with Schumacher’s Acanthus Stripe Sisal. Its crisp-white acanthus motif, she says, “took the room to the next level.” Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Woven Ways

Far from one-note, today’s grass cloths enliven walls with pattern and texture

FLORAL MOTIF Inspired by 19th-century English hand-blocking, Lee Jofa’s Avondale Print reimagines a floral motif in a grass cloth printed in the U.K. Find the wall covering in five colorways, along with coordinating fabric, at Kravet in DC. kravet.com

LUXE LINE Part of Holly Hunt’s Natural Textures collection, Trifecta weaves strands of lotus leaf and sisal with metallic accents to create a mosaic look. Pictured in Eucalyptus—one of three colorways—it’s on offer at Holly Hunt in DC. hollyhunt.com

STYLE STATEMENT Phillip Jeffries’ Luxe Naturals collection features Arrowroot Inlay, handwoven of arrowroot grass, then laminated, colored, cut, and laid out in a large-scale diamond pattern that mimics raw silk. Available in seven colorways. phillipjeffries.com

SUBTLE LUSTRE Mark Alexander’s handwoven Grasscloth collection showcases natural fibers such as abaca, raffia and seagrass. A sisal offering (pictured) is made from fibers dyed in nine lustrous colorways. Available at Romo in DC. markalexander.com

CLASSIC CHIC Brunschwig & Fils and Les Ensembliers have partnered on a collection that includes signature fabrics translated into wall covering. La Pagode embroidered grass cloth (pictured) revisits classic Chinoiserie. Find in five colorways at Kravet. kravet.com

HIGH CONTRAST Designed to resemble a sisal rug, York Wallcoverings’ Dazzling Diamond Sisal showcases a geometric motif with a chic, modern edge. It comes in three colorways, including high-contrast Black/Gold (pictured). yorkwallcoverings.com

ARTISTIC PALETTE Whimsical parrots balance on berry-laden branches in watercolors and sketches by Melinda Marquardt, founder of The Vale London, who has reproduced her artwork on Tassel Berry (pictured). This handwoven sisal wall covering is available in two colorways at Designer Library in DC. thevalelondon.co.uk; designerlibrary.com

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