Unfortunately photos never do new fabric and wallpaper collections justice, you really need to see and touch to fully appreciate them. But in this round up of the latest collections I hope you find something to excite and inspire you
Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of trade, craft and the natural world of the Indonesian Islands, the Spice Market wallpaper collection from McLaurin & Piercy pays homage to the traditions, history and peoples of the islands. Showcasing a glorious mix of tropical plant life and exotic animals native to the region, the range includes six designs, each available in several colourways. Available from George Spencer Designs (Image above. Photographer: Andrew Stewart)
Also available from George Spencer Designs, the new Alter Ego collection of cut velvets features two paradoxical designs (Chess a contemporary abstract; and Queen of Spades a traditional pattern) plus one regal stripe. This theatrical range brings a touch of opulence and grandeur to interiors.
Chase Erwin has launched two collections, Solstice and Aurora. Taking inspiration from the changing seasons and the Aurora Borealis lights these collections feature an elegant palette of subtle colours with sophisticated appeal. Textured linens, tactile silks and lush velvets flow seamlessly together in a celebration of texture, colour and pattern.
Interior designer Sarah Vanrenen has launched a wallpaper collection, Carnival, with eight charming designs. Carnival is Sarah’s first stand-alone collection and includes decorative florals and delicate motifs juxtaposed with bolder, jewel like geometrics. Sarah’s interior design style is colourful, full of texture and pattern and this new collection reflects her artistic heritage.
A collaboration between Swiss textile house Christian Fischbacher and Iranian German architect and designer Hadi Teherani, Contemporary Persia is an exploration of the unique diversity of Iran. The collection includes 10 fabrics suitable for upholstery and drapery alongside two made-to-order rugs. Fine and coarse structures sit side-by-side across plains, sheers and decorative jacquard weaves. The colour palette ranges from versatile neutrals and earthy tones to bold accent colours, all inspired by the contrasting vibrant tones and rugged Iranian landscape.
Terra Firma from de Le Cuona features four new designs woven in natural yarns with a strong earthy aesthetic. From delicate sheers and soft subtly slubby linens to robust, dense upholstery cloths and tightly woven merino wool velvets, these are cloths that emphasise the beauty of raw fibres. Natural irregularities add character and texture to the finished fabrics that have real honesty and integrity. Nurturing neutral shades sit alongside the warmth of mud brown and hot shots of terra rossa.
Ben Pentreath has brought his distinctive, playful aesthetic to a lambswool fabric and throw collection. Woven at Johnstons of Elgin’s mill in Scotland, the collection consists of three fabric designs – Stripe, Check and Houndstooth. Designed to sit together for maximum impact or to work beautifully alongside fabrics from Johnstons of Elgin’s existing collections, the collaboration will bring a sense of joy to interiors. Six throws in a choice of either a Large Check or Block Check complement the fabric collection both are woven from 100% lambswool.
At Focus, Rubelli launched a new collection, Damasco Today, which reinterprets classic damask designs and transforms them for contemporary spaces. By using a strong sense of colour and texture these fabrics, inspired by samples from the Rubelli archives, are given a new life for a modern era.
Muoto is a collection of textured weaves from Black Edition suitable for both upholstery and drapes. Boucle, velvet, chenille and silk are used across semi plains and large scale geometrics in a warm colour palette. As well as the fabrics, wallpapers and a range of scatter cushions are also available.
Mind The Gap transports us to the slopes with its latest collection Tyrol. Taking inspiration from the motifs found in ski chalets, the collection includes cosy wools, reworked checks, plaids and jacquards reminiscent of traditional knitted sweaters. More fantastical patterns take their cue from mountain life – think pine trees, stags and mountain dogs. Burnt coppery red, deep fir green and reindeer brown make up the rich colour palette for fabrics, wallpapers and accessories. (Read my interview with Stefan Ormenisan founder of Mind The Gap here)
Madeaux’s latest collection Bamboo Grove is an eclectic mix of patterns that will take you on a tour through a classic English country house taking inspiration from Chinese porcelain, nomadic ikats and hand crafted rugs from Persia and India, as well as trailing floral motifs from the garden. The collection comprises new printed and woven fabrics as well as a pure silk stripe. These sit alongside a curated edit of Madeaux’s popular fabric patterns reinterpreted for the first time as wallpapers. Each motif is created by hand by Richard Smith in his East Sussex studio overlooking the south coast.
James Hare has launched the Wallcoverings Source Book bringing together fabrics from the collection which can be paper backed to create textural wallcoverings. These include jacquards, linens and over 700 plains. The book will showcase a colour palette that covers the palest pastels and subtle naturals to hot hues in almost every shade. The Orissa Silk range alone has over 200 colours so the possibilities are endless.
Inchyra is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The company was founded by Caroline Inchyra to produce ‘aged’ linen fabrics inspired by vintage designs many with a French influence. The latest collection Wherwell features florals a stripe plus, for the first time, coordinating wallpapers.
Serena Dugan’s new Indian Block Print collection embraces the block printing method, this results in a water colour painting effect and means that no two fabric lengths are exactly the same. The collection comprises five patterns and draws on the vibrant colours and designs found across India. Available from The Fabric Collective
Omexco is a Belgian family owned wallcoverings manufacturer. The latest High Performance Patina (HPP) collection has been developed for residential, commercial and hospitality interiors, it is fire rated, washable and bleach cleanable with an anti bacterial finish. Created as an alternative to vinyl the HPP wallcovering is PVC free, manufactured using recycled fibres and produced in-house by Omexco using solar energy.