As promised here are the design trends from London Design week.
Birds of Paradise
This is a continuation from what we saw last Autumn at the London Shows. Bird designs have been popular for several seasons now and the latest patterns feature colourful motifs such as hummingbirds, parakeets and birds of paradise with tropical foliage in bright jewel like colours – bright emerald, lime, teal, cerise and purple.
Take a look at our Kellie design in Raspberry – a beautiful intricately drawn floral toile featuring exotic bird motifs.
Feather motifs are also incredibly popular and we saw a lot of hand painted watercolour feathers printed on linen and linen/blend fabrics. This trend is already filtering down to the high street and is certain to be a key look for 2015.
Another key trend for Spring 2015 are butterflies and dragonflies. Stunning use of colour and botanical details give butterfly designs a new lease of life in fabric and wallcoverings. Colourways with dark grounds make a dramatic statement and have a designer feel.
Our Botanical printed fabric really has the wow factor with it’s detailed pen and ink flower and butterfly drawing in black and white and a pop of vibrant colour. The sunset colourway in particularly stunning.
With a retro influence, geometric designs this season have a nod to the 80’s with patterns inspired by arcade graphics, repeating elements and crisp lines. Surprising colour combinations with a softened colour palette combined with pale grey, natural and accents of charcoal gives these geometrics a brand new identity.
Featuring a repeating geo motif our Rio printed fabric is perfect for this look.
A huge trend at Design Week, Mark Making style fabric patterns were seen everywhere – encompassing a range of different effects including tribal style decoration, random brushstrokes, shibori (tie dye), marbling and paint splattering effects reminiscent of the work on Jackson Pollack. Generally designs feature two tones of colour – black and white or navy and white has graphic impact but use of other colours can create a softer look.
New for 2015, our Palette Printed velvet fits this trend perfectly.
As at Decorex and Focus last Autumn, textured fabrics, patterns and effects dominate and Animal skin designs are back in vogue. Reptile skin inspired patterns along with leopard, tiger and panther markings provide a whole spectrum of exciting textures.
Forget poor imitation faux furs, the latest animal skin fabrics are about sophisticated fabrics and luxurious textures and UK Curtains and Interiors have a great selection – have a look at our Wildcat, Snakeskin, Safari and Python Designs for inspiration.
By Louise Randle