My mom knows me so well. While thrifting, she picked up “The New Book of Chinese Lattice Designs” for me. It’s filled with 372 designs that were sketched from windows all over West China during the first half of the 20th century. I just adore these intricate patterns. I’d love to turn them into fabrics, wallpapers, stencils or O’verlays. I think their complex geometric nature is both modern and ornate and blends so well with many other patterns. Here are just a few of my faves… (sorry I’m hoarding the rest for myself.)
Do you like them too, or are they too “ethnic” for your taste?