Trompe l'oeil Textile Style

Fresco Towels

Seth Vaughan
January 10, 2014

No, that’s not a dhurrie or Kazak. It’s a bath towel, reimagined by California-based Fresco Towels. The witty and imaginative absorbers are long-staple cotton, into which are woven sumptuously detailed motifs that were previously the sole domain of damask and oriental carpets. One’s almost tempted to do an entire cabana in them, for an effect echoing Renzo Mongiardino’s work for Lee Radziwill’s London drawing room. From $23, at Blue Leaf, 2303 South Blvd., 713.520.9975,