4 January 31, 2007

Tansu and Satula

I wrote a little haiku for today.

Beautiful fabric,
why are you so hard to find?
I just want curtains.

Tantsu and Satula Marimekko Fabrics

The above fabrics are both by Marimekko, and they’re both available (I think) on this Japanese website: http://www.icenter.co.jp/satula.htm. At least I know the names, numbers, and corresponding colorways for each of the fabrics (Tansu: 19926-21 and Satula: 19927-24).

I wonder if they can be ordered directly from Marimekko…

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    diana
    January 31, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Kiitos Marimekko carries Tansu in pink, but I haven’t seen Satula anywhere. However if it’s available to order I’m sure Kiitos can help you.
    http://kiitosmarimekko.com/marfab.html

    About the picture rail, in homes of this period most often the wall would be papered or painted below the picture rail, and then above it would be either a different paper (like a scenic border or larger version of the wall design), a stenciled design, or just paint, either the same as the ceiling or an accent color. (If the same as the ceiling, usually the ceiling would be a color, not stark white.)

    Regarding the wallpaper question, don’t forget about fabric as a (cheaper) alternative to wallpaper. (The marimekko might not be cheaper than wallpaper, but you know what I mean.) Sites like reprodepot.com have fantastic fabrics that would work so well as wall treatments. Just something else to think about.

    (Here’s an article on how to apply fabric to walls–it’s just like putting up wallpaper, only with starch instead of wallpaper paste. You might need to recopy this url because it’s super-long:
    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/rm_walls_other/
    article/0,,HGTV_3805_1375532,00.html )

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    lsaspacey
    January 31, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Check out these posts, Design Sponge was trying to track down that same print I think and was able to get some through the company. I hope this helps. If this link doesn’t work, just search for Carrie on her site.
    http://designsponge.blogspot.com/search?q=carrie

    Good luck!

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    Making it Lovely » Blog Archive » Paint & Fabric Instead of Wallpaper?
    February 29, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    […] of course, there’s Tantsu and Satula, both by Marimekko. Oh, how I love them. I wrote a haiku about them last […]

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