Decorating & Design

June 1, 2016

Updated Classics: Hand-Dyed Fabrics

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.


Classic Pick: Senior design editor Stacey Smithers added flair to her basic white linen sheets by dyeing the edges inky purple for a subtle ombré effect. The softness of the ombré gives the room an organic and tranquil quality. A lilac purple quilt enhances the gradient.


Fresh Spin: For a more graphic look, senior editor Morgan Michener used the ancient Japanese dyeing method of shibori. The pillows take on the look of a traditional Japanese tie-dye, striking yet soft-edged. Brass zippers add a modern spin.

Learn how to make DIY Shibori-Style Pillow Covers here.


1. Tracy Shumate 2. Angus Fergusson


1. House and Home July 2012 2. House and Home March 2015


1. Beth Edwards 2. Kristen Koch


1. Stacey Smithers 2. Morgan Michener