Focus On Fabrics
Rural imagery, particularly animal motifs, lead this season's new trends, with an eclectic mix of patterns and prints. Farmyard prints – from poultry to horses – help to create a romantically, rustic country interior. Try Kimberley Bell’s collection from Peony & Sage for some animal inspiration.
For clam and elegant interiors go for the new “cool” in fabrics using tones of icy quartz, chalky limestone and charcoal to create a sophisticated and expressive atmosphere. Add subdued notes of old gold and tarnished silver for another layer to the look. To provide texture, mix matt and silky threads for a far from boring, neutral look. Try Brockham, Old Blue from Colefax & Fowler.
While floral patterns have always been popular, this season there is a move away from faded vintage style into bigger motifs ad bolder colours. Pinks and reds are the predominant hue of the look, for bright and vibrant interiors. Bold patterns create an invigorating and uplifting mood for spring, especially when teamed with light wooden furniture. Try this Solange, framboise fabric from Manuel Canovas.