I am a fan of a well-place tassel. No, not that kind (ladies, please)! If there is a tassel to be found on an accessory, I will likely purchase said item.
Tassels in home decor can very easily take themselves too seriously. They get awfully stuffy and pretentious. However, as Jonathan Adler said, "I believe tassels are the earrings of the home," and who am I to question the master? I love the way they are used here in a chic, modern way. I'll be making some soon in embroidery floss to go on a drawer or lamp or necklace.
Today you have caught me in the midst of party prep. I am making tassels to dress up a lowly gift bag. You've seen these babies before in my Merry Christmas Wrapping post, but they needed their own spotlight.