The Grasscloth trend has been on the rise again for some time now. Attributing to its recent rapid growth are many factors: the desire for something more natural in the market, history repeating itself, and the reimaging of this long time traditional product.
Grasscloth is usually comprised of an assortment of natural materials; arrowroot, jute, sisal, hemp, and cork to name a few. Each have different strand thickeness and color resulting in a unique texture. Just below are images of two different cloths, the first is Jute in Blue and the second, is Arrowroot in Grey, both by Phillip Jeffries. Despite the colors, one can easily see the similarities and the differences, which therefore add a timeless texture to any space.
These materials often come at a rather significant price between $75 to $350 per roll. Though the price is easy to defend considering the painstaking process in manufacturing the product. The complicated procedure is done by weaving together thin cotton threads and grass strands, and then fastening these weaves to a lightweight backing like rice paper. Typically, these wallpapers do not come pasted, so a professional contractor is recommended for hanging this delicate product.
Some of the Jigsaw Design team’s favorite players are Phillip Jeffries and Schumacher who have a corner on the market, and rightfully so. Jeffries is constantly taking new perspectives in the grasscloth segment by creating unique finishes and designs. For example the grasscloth cloth Rivet Collection, and the Metallic Grasscloth Collection as featured here.
While pairing beautifully with the seaside or traditional home, designers like Jigsaw have broken down those barriers and integrated this timeless classic into modern and transitional/contemporary homes across the country.
Adaptable to any space, the dining room is not the only room in the house for grasscloth anymore. Nurseries, bedrooms, bathrooms, powder rooms are all perfect places to add the luxurous texture that often arrives with a natural earthy smell. Even the ceiling gets remimagined in grasscloth in the image below.
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