Comfort Addict

0 Comments Monday, October 6, 2014 | @ 11:23 PM

There is nothing like trellis on walls to bring the outdoors in, which is exactly what I want to do this time of year. It is fresh, airy and chic, giving a space a classic flair without being to serious or heavy.

Trellis work has been used throughout history to keep light out but to allow air to flow freely. In the early 1900's, legendary designer, Elsie de Wolfe introduced the use of trellis as a decorative wall treatment when she covered a room at the Colony Club in New York with panels of garden trellis. In the 1930's trellis work was used to add whimsical glamour to celebrity homes decorated in the Hollywood Regency style.
{colony club decorated by Elsie de Wolfe}
Trellis works best in sun rooms, eating areas, solariums and other well lit spaces. I prefer when the trellis and the walls are white but as you can see from the images below, it can be applied to interiors in a multitude of ways.

{home of style icon c.z.guest}
{images: 1 and 2 via lonny magazine, 4- via ashley whittaker, 5- unknown, 6- vesta forte via domino; 7- via southern accents; 8- via house beautiful, 9- home of c.z. guest via home and garden}