Autumn is my preferred time of year because of its dynamic celestial weather and my enhanced appreciation for cosy interiors. The recent blustery winds and bright rains have reminded me of some of my favourite designers that have used this to inspire their designs for the home.
First example is Marimekko and their fantastic current WeatherDiaryRange, which consists of a variety of collections. This range of fabrics, home textiles and dishes are designed using Aino-Maija Metsola’s gorgeous observational paintings and sketches of changing weather and autumnal colours, and they definitely communicate the dynamic seasonal mood. Here are a few examples.
The design captures highlights of autumnal weather patterns and colours, and evokes an image of reeds swaying in the wind.
Jussaro Fabric, by Marimekko. This last example of Marimekko’s WeatherDiaryRange, gives a wonderful impression of rolling storm clouds and thunder.
Cloud – Autumn Rug, by Luke Irwin. This stunning rug is one of a set of four cloud rugs, with one for each season. The cloud shapes for autumn are a dash more manic than the others!
De Gournay’s luxurious wall papers are always striking and dynamic and often inspired by weather.
Windswept Blossom, by De Gournay. This enchanting blossom tree captures the transition from summer to autumn perfectly.
Cranes, by De Gournay. I love this chaotic yet elegant display of wind blown cranes.
Flying Ducks Velvet Sky, by Mulberry Home, from Lee Jofa. Mulberry’s Duck velvet is another lovely fabric that shows an array of windblown birds, playfully ducking and diving in the sky.
On the subject of flight, Coral and Tusk have got a charming range of embroidered home accessories, many of which feature feather patterns.
Large Feather Table Runner, by Coral and Tusk.
Detailed with peregrine falcon, owl and peacock tail feathers, these embroideries have a lovely illustrated style, with gorgeous splashes of autumnal colours.
Feather Vertical Curtain Panel, by Coral and Tusk.
Cole and Son have fantastic wall coverings depicting scenes and landscapes, including a couple of great celestial designs.
Nuvole, by Cole and Son.
I always imagine this beautiful mural to be an autumnal scene, combining wonderfully energetic clouds, with glimpses of sunshine.
Macchine Volanti, by Cole and Son.
This wall paper is another wonderful sky scene with a combination of quirky flying machines demonstrating all sorts of air navigation.
We hope you all survived St Jude storm’s visit safely and are still able to enjoy the blustery autumn weather!