Luxury interior textile art

Luxury interior textile art

Faded rose - pleated silk wall hanging
Faded rose – pleated silk wall hanging

Photograph: Faded rose – together with a wall hanging approximately 9ft. x 9ft.

Charles and Patricia Lester have spent 50 years experimenting and perfecting different techniques for decorating and texturing fabrics.  Their main focus has been creating textiles for their original and timeless fashion collection.  Their customers for the fashion collection include some amazing high profile celebrities, but mostly extraordinary/ordinary people who love the chance to own something that is beautifully crafted and rare for their very special life-time occasions

Adele, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbra Streisand
Adele, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbra Streisand

However they also create textile art pieces for the home.  These creations have not had the attention that has been given to the fashion side of their business except for occasional articles in glossy magazines about luxury interior textile art.

Orient Express, L'Oeil, Sayidaty interior pictures
Magazine features include the Orient Express, L’Oeil and Sayidaty showing pictures of the Lesters’ interior art pieces.

Luxury interior textile art in museums and art galleries

Exhibitions in art galleries and prestigious museums around the world have included some of the major decorative pieces, but still very little is known about this side of Charles and Patricia’s  art work.

 

Leighton House Museum
Leighton House Museum London

Photograph: Leighton House Museum – London – Exhibition Art in Textiles by Charles and Patricia Lester

Museums showing luxury textile art
Museums showing luxury textile art – The Victoria and Albert Museum London and The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston U.S.A.

Exhibitions of their work have been shown in a number of other places around the world including throughout Bergdorf Goodman in New York, another in an exhibition of the work by Mariano Fortuny in Milan as contemporary creators of hand crafted textile art.

Inspiration for luxury textile art

In order to show the quality and variety of their textile work they have prepared an introduction collection of pictures.  Choosing one of their inspirational photographs they have surrounded it with examples of their luxury art for the home – made out of their textiles.  These include large wall hangings, cushions, throws, bedspreads and screens.

Inspiration textile art - pleated silk cushions
Inspiration textile art – pleated silk cushions

Photograph – rocks on Newport beach West Wales

Inspiration iris for textile art - velvet cushions
Inspiration iris for textile art – velvet cushions

Photograph – Bronze coloured iris

Inspirational textile art - tree screen Leighton House museum
Inspirational textile art – tree screen Leighton House museum

Photograph: Beech trees in winter sunshine – Wales

Inspiration textile art - Moss green boy
Inspiration textile art – Moss green boy

Photograph: Stone statue of boy and stone covered in moss

Luxury textile art in the home

 

Luxury textile art for the home

Textile art for the home – master bedroom inspired by faded bouquet of flower

Meadow grasses sun bleached interior art for the home
Meadow grasses sun bleached – interior art for the home

Photograph: sunlight through meadow grasses cobweb laced.

Bespoke interior design
Textile art for interior decoration for the home
Textile art for interior decoration for the home

Photograph: Winter sunset tree and snow – tones of pink and ice mauve

Interior design pink colour inspiration
Interior design pink colour inspiration

Photograph: Bedroom in a Georgian home in Wales.

Bespoke interior design accessories
Bespoke interior design accessories

By creating these pages Charles and Patricia show how easy it is to send your own choice of inspirational pictures around which they can create a unique and very personal colour schemed art pieces for your home.

Luxury interior textile art for set design for film and television

They can also apply this idea for set designers for film and television.  This is yet another area that they would like to venture more into as well as exhibitions in art galleries and museums.

Set design for film and television
Set design for film and television

Photograph: Faded anemone

Colour scheme mood for film set design
Colour scheme mood for film set design

Photograph: Foxgloves in early morning light

atmosphere colours for location set design film and television
Atmospheric colours for location set design film and television

Photograph: Misty lily

Art textiles for film set design
Art textiles for film set design

Photograph: Anemone and a blue velvet patchwork throw

Textile bespoke art for television set design
Textile bespoke art for television set design

Photograph:  Bubbles in winter on the garden pool.

Luxury set for futuristic film design
Luxury set for futuristic film design — interesting textiles

Photograph:  Moonrise from Laugharne – looking out over the estuary.

Mysterious Gothic colours for moody set design for film
Mysterious Gothic colours for moody set design for film

Photograph:  Llansteffan beach after a storm.  The extraordinary and varied beauty of Wales.

Renaissance gold for period drama
Renaissance gold for period drama

Photograph:  Hydrangea flower showing beauty even when just the veins of the petals are left.

Rich and luxurious fabrics for 17th century film
Rich and luxurious fabrics for 17th century film

Photograph: Evening sunset light painting the tips of the meadow flowers and grasses.

Rich Tudor colour palette for television period drama
Rich Tudor colour palette for television period drama

Photograph: Evening sunset light through meadow grasses

Faded flowers to vintage style textiles for theatre
Faded flowers to vintage style textiles for theatre

Photograph: faded tulips that started life a clear pink and then with the magic of ageing and fading – subtle crinkles and pleats add new textures.

The Wings of a Dove costume designer Sandy Powell
The Wings of a Dove costume designer Sandy Powell – Helena Bonham Carter, Charlotte Rampling, Alison Elliot and Elizabeth McGovern.

Opera and classical musicians in designs by Charles and Patricia Lester

Opera and classical musicians wearing designs by Charles and Patricia Lester

Elizabeth Taylor, Sheila Hancock and Irina Maleeva from the world of film

Elizabeth Taylor, Sheila Hancock and Irina Maleeva – a few actresses from the world of film