I’ve pulled together my pick of the latest fabric and wallpaper collections. A fabulously eclectic mix with inspiration taken from West London, China’s royal gardens and Beatrix Potter
Designer Maxine Hall says that after enjoying Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge for the ‘trillionth time’ she found the inspiration to create The Damned Damask collection for her brand Blackpop. The digitally printed designs are available as wallpaper or on sustainable velvet (made from landfill plastic bottles) cotton velvet, cotton voile and polyester.
Italian fabric house Rubelli has launched a range of flame retardant fabrics suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The new fabrics include a series of geometric prints in vibrant colours with inspiration taken from medieval art, costume jewellery and Moorish tiles. (image shows Euclide in red, green and yellow)
Celebrating its 160th anniversary, Sanderson’s One Sixty collection is a compilation of favourite wallpapers and fabrics re-imagined into a distinctive colour palette. Including un-bleached linens, velvets, cottons and printed wallpaper. Iconic designs include Very Rose & Peony, Hollyhocks and Amanpuri, translated into wallpaper for the first time.
Kensington Walk, from Zoffany, takes you on a stroll through Kensington, West London, with its elegant houses and museums. The collection includes scenic designs across eight wallcoverings, seven prints, two weaves and an embroidery.
Fromental has collaborated with Penguin Books and children’s interior brand Dragons of Walton Street, to create a Peter Rabbit™ wallcovering. Fromental’s signature style is recognisable in the hand painted Chinoiserie design, while Peter Rabbit, and other much loved characters from the Beatrix Potter books, are woven into the scene.
The Beach collection from Zinc Textiles is a curated range featuring design favourites from the past 10 years. Epitomising the softer, more reserved side of the brand, the Beach collection includes matt, rugged textures in relaxed and washed out neutrals, soft chenilles and re-coloured boucle – with just a hint of Zinc’s signature metallic.
Founded in the 1940s, George Spencer Designs is one of Britain’s longest established fabric houses. Taking its inspiration from the natural world, the new Willow collection is a small scale fabric featuring the boughs and pretty foliage of the willow tree. Made from 100% cotton it is available in 12 colourways from spring green to rust.
The new collection from Kvadrat’s Sahco brand features eight textiles inspired by cinematic vignettes and French haute couture. The Beau collection ‘reflects the desire to imbue our homes with meaning and personality’. It includes Saros, a pure new wool sheer in deep tones and faded neutrals. Monroe, a delicate floral sheer using the fil coupe shearing technique to create a transparent base in an intricate jacquard weave. And Pippa, a handmade artisan textile with a crepe-like surface.
Ultrafabrics, producer of animal free performance fabrics, has launched Spectra, a Bauhaus inspired textile. The fabric looks like a woven surface and is engineered to breathe and moderate body temperature in seating applications. As with all Ultrafabrics it is suitable for vegan use. Available in 19 bright and neutral shades.
Continuing my trawl of the latest fabric and wallpaper collections, Australian interior designer Anna Spiro has created Islet, a textile and wallpaper collection inspired by the ‘journey and destination of the island escape’. Anna collaborated with her sister-in-law Pip Spiro, a water colour artists, to create the collection resulting in a sweet escape that also feels like home. Islet is available from The Fabric Collective.
Inspired by the historic exuberance of the Asian Royal Gardens, the Chinese Garden wallpaper collection from Mindthegap takes you on a journey into a world of blossoms and painterly florals. There are seven wallpapers referencing Chinoiserie, Chinese symbolism and botanical elements in a rich colour palette of lacquer red, golden yellow and jade green.
Christopher Farr has a smart new showroom on The Kings Road and some gorgeous new collections to explore including a collaboration with ceramic artist Makoto Kagoshima. The collection includes three screen printed linens, a non-woven wallpaper and a cork wallpaper featuring Makoto’s painterly finish and bold use of colour.
The latest Jane Churchill collection from Colefax & Fowler, takes its cue from classic pastoral scenes and the freshness of spring growth. Across prints, embroideries, weaves and papers the collection includes playful, handcrafted elements and small scale designs contributing to an overall feel of vibrant eclecticism.
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