Designer Snapshot: Material Girl

December 7, 2011

By Paula M. Bodah

Designer Dee Elms, who is half of the Boston duo that makes up Terrat Elms Interior Design (Andrew Terrat is the other half), confesses to  being crazy about the fabrics made by Mokum, a New Zealand–based company.

One of  Mokum’s fabrics covers the banquette Terrat Elms designed for the dining area of a Boston condo featured in our November/December issue. Here’s the banquette Dee and Andrew designed, covered in Matches in the copper colorway.

Photo by Greg Premru; click to see more

Shown here in close-up, Matches is a blend of nylon, rayon, polyester, linen and cotton with a Teflon finish for durability. All swatch photos courtesy of Mokum.

“Right now,†says Dee, “I’m loving Mokum’s silvery taupes, chartreuse and midnight blues.†She offers a glimpse of a palette using the company’s fabrics. “A room with all these fabrics would be stunning!â€

Here’s how she envisions using them.

The fabrics, clockwise from left, are: Mica, linen/viscose, in pewter; Etoile, viscose/cotton velvet jacquard, in twilight; Rivoli, cotton/polyester jacquard, in powder blue; Brocatelle, linen/silk jacquard, in chartreuse; Chatelet, viscose/cotton velvet, in Prussian blue; Agave, rayon/polyester, in licorice; Khepresh, cotton/polyester, in mink.