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Oversized Damasks

Yes, I do love damasks, especially oversized damasks. They catch my eye every time, especially those incorporated into small, usually glass, tiles. They demand to be admired.
Damask, thought to have originated in Damascus, Syria, is probably the most popular woven pattern with any complexity. It enjoyed enormous favor in Europe from the mid-15th century on and is still favored today.
I am still working on a texture finish of small mosaic tiles with a gold leaf damask pattern. As soon as I get far enough, I’ll post pictures.
In the meantime, enjoy these oversized damasks!
Photography by Marcel Wanders Studio
Photography by Peter Margonelli

San Marco wallpaper Quadrille Fabrics

Bergonzi wallpaper Nina Campbell through Osborne & Little

Eau Spa at Ritz-Carleton Palm Beach

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Damask in glass and gold tiles

I LOVE this!
These glass and 24 carat gold mosaic tiles are arranged in a damask pattern that is fabulous!
Carlo Dal Bianco’s “Damasco Oro Giallo” tiles are seen at the website: http://www.carlodalbianco.it/

Glass tiles are everywhere right now…

glass tiles in damask pattern

Gold and glass tiles in damask pattern

This inspired me to create a faux finish for an accent wall with a similar feel. My first step will be to trowel on the “grout” layer using a metallic plaster. Then I’ll figure out what medium to use to give the look of glass tiles. A little tricky- I’ve been trying a lot of things, but it’s not quite there yet. The damask pattern will be an oversize one and the “gold” tiles will be created with gold leaf. Pics of the process coming soon…

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