We all have a totem. An object that we like to have within reach and that says more about us than we might think. From one home to another, from adventure to adventure, it’s this one piece – and only this one – that we...
The collaboration between Monoprix and Maison Château Rouge seems to confirm it yet again: this summer will be wax to the max! Wax print was originally an Indonesian fabric, imported by Dutch colonists during the 19th century, before being exported to Sub-Saharn Africa, where it became an icon! Waxed on both sides, and easily recognisable thanks to its bold colours and animal or floral prints, this material is well-known for its use in traditional clothing. It can be bought in entire rolls from specialist fabric shops, allowing you to use it any way you want – and not just for fashion. Wax print also has the wind in its sails when it comes to interior design. We love the way it can add a finishing touch – on cushions to brighten up a sofa, as bed linen, or to reupholster the seats of a favourite armchair. You can make use of different colour combinations, using it to complement the room, with startling results. In the bedroom, be inspired by Alix Thomsen and Yoan Marciano who accentuate the depth of their coloured walls by covering them with a bed sheet. A simple gesture that completely inverts the atmosphere, like the use of wax print effect on our walls. Once again, give your imagination free rein! Take the liberty of only covering one side of yoru living room or corridor to use the wall like a canvas.
You can make use of different colour combinations, using it to complement the room, with startling results.
Photography: Constance Gennari – Text: Caroline Balvay – Translation: TextMaster @thesocialitefamily