Chris Grimley and Kelly Smith transformed this cramped Boston apartment into a family-friendly home. The room shared by Mae, three, and her little brother Roen, one, features a custom prototype mural by FilzFelt, their mother’s textile design company. The carpet is by Flor, and the child-size chair and Amoeba table are both by Jens Risom for Knoll.
Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft created a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby. Resident Ainsley Ryan says of the master bedroom's felt walls: "For our bedroom, we wanted a simple sleeping nook. This is where we really used material to soften up the structure. The felt makes it feel cozy, and the light pours in from the windows each morning and makes it nice and warm. Even the pendant lamps are rubber, in case you smack your head on them. At first I felt like I was waking up in a spaceship, but I got used to it. Everyone that goes in there is like, “Oh my god, that’s awesome!” Then they want us to put felt on the rest of it."
Architect-sculptor double act Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo's home (and HQ for their practice, Bellemo & Cat) in Melbourne is a funky, split-level cube wrapped in an extraordinary printed facade. In the master bedroom, the unusual use of material continues: their daughter Flora sits in front of a clever divider Macleod created out of engineering felt.
Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafted her home on a northern Holland harbor. Her bedroom is a serene space with tinted plaster walls and a white felt headboard and lampshade by the artist herself.
Jennifer Morla's cutwork wall hangings, seen here in San Francisco's Workshop Residence studio, are made from industrial wool felt.
Rockwell Group Europe's design for a Chicago's Virgin Hotel, a Maya Romonoff-designed felt wallcovering lines the wall. The vertical red line motif is a custom modification of an existing pattern.