Mud cloth is a handmade fabric originating in the West African country of Mali. I first learned about it last year while watching an Emily Henderson Secrets of a Stylist episode. It has also been used by West Elm on ottomans and BCBG for fashion.
BCBG Tribal Mix inspired by mud cloth
I'm currently working on a client's office. We are keeping everything black and white with just one pop of color, kelly green. The furnishing are a mix of modern and vintage. One item the client wants to keep is a very traditional Bergere chair. I'm thinking of covering it in mud cloth like this:
Or black plaid like this:
Which do you prefer? Here are some other elements in the office.
Faux Bamboo Thomasville Dresser in high gloss black (not white like pic)
IKEA Table and Chair Set
Hicks Pendant Overhead lighting (still need a cool desk lamp)
And here are just a few fun accessories we might use:
So what do you think, plaid or mud cloth?