Well hello! I’m currently dreaming up mood boards for our Florida home. One of the looks I’m falling in love with is trelliage. If you want to see what I’m thinking, read on for the trelliage inspiration for my Florida home!
Trelliage Inspiration for My Florida Home
As you might know, we just bought a house in Florida! And I’m getting so excited to start decorating it. But before I start designing any space, I always begin with a mood board.
If you want to know how I create a look for a mood board, you can read a blog post I wrote about that here.
One of the looks that I think will go perfect in this house is trelliage. If you’ve never heard of that, let me tell you a little bit about it.
What Is Trelliage?
So trelliage is a French word that refers to latticework or trelliswork. Essentially, it’s a framework with ornamental design made out of strips of wood or metal. Also, it can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Originally, trelliage was linked to French country gardeners in the 12th century to support their climbing vines. But back then, it was a lot less of a structured look.
Then came Versailles…
When King Louis the XIV moved the French monarchy to Versailles, he hired the famous landscape architect Le Notre to design the gardens.
Fun fact, Le Notre also designed a lot of other well-known gardens throughout France, including the area that would become the Champs Elysées in Paris.
Le Notre made trelliage what it is today: grand, formal and elegant. In fact, after he designed the gardens at Versailles, royal palaces across Europe copied this gorgeous French look.
In 1905, decorator Elsie de Wolfe designed the Trellis Room at the Colony Club for high society women in New York City. She lined the walls and ceilings of the space with trellises to give it a light, airy feel, as you can see above.
While it created a buzz, it wasn’t well-received at first. But over time, it became super popular in the decorating world. Also, it would make Elsie de Wolfe the first decorator in the US.
Later, trelliage was also paired with chinoiserie (no wonder I love this look so much!).
While trelliage isn’t necessarily a huge trend right now, I’m totally loving it! To me, it just looks so classic and looks beautiful in tropical contexts.
Currently, I’m imagining doing some trelliage in the living room, hall and maybe even some of the kitchen in our new place. And I’m thinking white trelliage on a white wall will look the best.
I can’t wait ’til I can show you pictures of our new place once we arrive with some mood boards! You’ll be the very first to see them right here, promise. 😉
Here’s an example of some white on white. Are you seeing what I’m thinking? Imagine lots of plants, light and since you know me…there will be color!
Ok one last! Obviously, I couldn’t resist sharing the cutest pink bathroom ever! I love how they put mirrors behind the trelliage. Such a good look right?!
Hopefully you enjoyed seeing my vision for some of our new home. What do you think of the trelliage look? Tell me in the comments below!
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