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Jane Churchill has released a wonderful new collection for spring 2017 called Eden and it’s full of so many beautiful colours and patterns, we just had to share it with you. It’s a lovely mixture of traditional motifs and contemporary colourways, giving the whole collection a fresh and exciting look.

‘Curtains in Alex Blue, Ottoman in Ellwood Navy, Chair in Silvan Blue and Sofa in Palma Blue’

This room is filled to the brim with beautiful blue patterns, all perfectly working together. The strong blue of the sofa covered in Palma fabric gives a solid foundation, while the other patterns complement it nicely. The hints of gold in the Alexis blue curtains looks great in its geometric, abstract patterns, while catching the same hint of colour from the ottoman which is covered in the natural Ellwood pattern. The chair is in the Silvan fabric (don’t worry there’s a close up later), the softer blue sits nicely in the room and the small pattern offsets the larger ones, creating a smooth and sophisticated look.

The beautiful Haywood Leaf curtains in green in the photograph below give an alternative, more traditional feel to the palm tree fabric patterns we’re seeing around these days. The leaves are the result of some incredible embroidery, which gives a lovely mix of small detailing and a larger overall look. It’s a great fabric to decorate a fresh, light room.

‘Curtains in Haywood Leaf Green, Chairs from left to right in Palma Bottle Green, Emerald, Lime and Green’

‘Headboard in Odell Gold, Curtains in Emmett Gold and Bedspread in Ginkgo Gold’

This bedroom is beautifully designed with three patterns that work harmoniously together, while still standing out individually to create an elegant and calming space. The headboard is covered in the Odell fabric from the Eden collection, which has a great blend of a geometric pattern in an almost Tuscan style. The faded appearance takes away any harshness of the repeating pattern, giving a modern but stately feel to the overall look. The two other fabrics are embroidered ginkgo leaves on bedspread and palms on the curtains, both of which add a delicate touch to the room and play off each other’s colour palettes wonderfully.

The reed scheme below really shows off the playful nature of each of the fabrics, showing how stripes, zigzags and patterns can work simultaneously together. The Marbury weave used on the sofa matches sweet raspberry tones against a linen background, giving the fabric a vibrant pattern that isn’t tough to look at if you’re feeling a little bleary eyed, unlike some other zigzag patterns. You get a quick peep of the lovely Hopewell Strip in the footstool, which has a great textural feel of velvet stripes on linen; a great way to dress up a tired looking piece of furniture.

‘Curtains in Ellwood Red, Sofa in Marbury Red, Footstool in Hopewell Stripe Red and Chair in Hailey Stone’

The sweet nature of the Silvan fabric used as roman blinds below seems to have chameleon-like qualities, making it equally as suitable for a sophisticated, traditional scheme as well as a sweet contemporary one. I can see this fabric working in bathrooms, children’s room and kitchens along with nooks and crannies all over the house.

‘Roman Blinds in Silvan Aqua and Chair in Felix Turquoise’

Traditional floral curtains with a very modern sofa fabric may not be something you think would especially work well together, however in this brightly coloured room it does. The multi-coloured diamond pattern of the Alexis fabric has a fresh energy and is nicely played off against the solid brights of the cushions and ottoman. The painterly style of the Grace curtains contrasts against the bolder nature of the other fabrics and gives the whole look an alternative finish.

‘Curtains in Grace Multi, Sofa in Alexis Multi, Ottoman in Palma Bottle Green, Cushions in an assortment of Palma colourways’

‘Curtains in Lola Flower Blue, Roman Blinds in Eden Blue and Chair in Brock Blue’

The magnolia flower is one of my favourites, and the Jane Churchill has perfectly captured their beauty with this elegantly designed and delicately embroidered pattern. The magnolia’s lie behind the Brock stripe which is softened by its brushed cotton texture. The whole look has a peaceful atmosphere to it.

The contemporary style of the Hailey pattern gives an updated look to a classic style of chair, and the subtle stone colour allows you to play around with a bolder patterned or coloured cushion.

‘Chair in Hailey Stone and Cushion in Eden Charcoal’

The Eden fabric is a beautiful ombre toile, which brings a contemporary edge to the classic pattern. The red-y pink hues in this colourway also gives the style a playful edge, and the fabric’s versatility is shown off in both upholstery and curtain use.

‘Curtains and Chair in Eden Red’

‘Roman Blind in Yasmin Aqua’

Positioned in a rustically styled bathroom, the Yasmin fabric adds a hints of femininity to the minimal setting. The icy blue background and with the blush pinks in the floral detail gives a beautiful effect.

‘Cushions from top to bottom Rydall Red, Calla Red, Marely Red and Silvan Red’

These cushions show off the fun smaller prints in the Eden collection, each a great fabric for that’ll add accents of colour, patterns and style amongst larger patterns or solid colours. The red piping borders the patterns, giving a fresh and fun look.

The final photograph offers up the luxurious combination of orangey gold and hot pinks. The button-backed chair is gloriously covered in the pink Palma fabric with a cushion in the umber colourway, the two colours give a punchy, fruity look. Next to the block colours is the Haywood Leaf with gold embroidery which has a beautiful understated glamour to it. The combination of the pink and the gold leaf gives a sharp contemporary look.

‘Curtains in Haywood Leaf Gold, Chair in Palma Pink and Cushion in Palma Umber’

The Eden collection is full of smart and glamorous fabrics, which offer up both romance and playfulness in one collection. Fun, vibrant colours are mixed with traditional styles, giving the whole collection a unique and interesting feel.

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A few weeks ago, we shared with you the new collection from Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little and promised that a blog showcasing the equally beautiful new collection from Nina Campbell would be coming up shortly, and here it is!

As promised this blog is dedicated to showing off the glorious new autumn collection, Coromandel, by Nina Campbell. This collection follows the same elegant and inspiring motifs that always feature in a collection from Nina, Coromandel makes valuable use of zingy blues, sharp greens and hot corals, as well as a whole load of new and exciting prints that will give you home a huge burst of exotic flavour!

‘Mardi Gras’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

This playfully embroidered print is every party animal’s dream. As the name suggests, inspiration for the fabric came from the Mardi Gras festival, which is reflected in the colourful chevron pattern. The textural piece is great is you lovely a bit of contemporary bohemian chic, the bold print will really make a statement contrasted against other patterns. Or, if you want to vibrate but calmer setting, the Mardi Gras fabric placed in a neutral setting will really give your interiors a pop.

The Pavilion Gardens print from the collection is a thoughtful and pretty pattern, we love it so much we bought a metre to frame and hang in the office! The scene depicts women in sari’s picking fruit in a garden. The various colourways with this print allows you to work it into various interior styles. The pastel colours can be used in a contemporary or traditional setting, and the blue and white, which resembles the traditional blue and white Chinese porcelain can be used to create an ancient Oriental style theme in a modern and interesting way.

‘Pavilion Gardens’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

The Meredith pattern takes a print first used by Nina back in the nineties and reworks the style in new, contemporary colours. The damask pattern, which is usually considered traditional, has been craftily paired with strong, modern colours like an icy grey and snappy coral to make it work in a contemporary setting.

‘Meredith’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

Calypso is a simple, but absolutely stunning semi-plain from the collection. The dotted ombré effect creates a wonderful graded glamorous style from a distant and up close an intriguing composition. The dusty rose is gorgeous and the perfect fabric if you want to spruce up a chair or sofa.

‘Calypso’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

One of my favourites from the Coromandel collection is the Perdana fabric and wallpaper. The birds and branches imagery is depicted in a beautifully artistic manner, by the use of small colourful dashes, creating a wonderfully unusual and intriguing style. This pattern is marvellous and its light-hearted nature means it can be used in all sorts of ways, from cushions to curtains.

‘Perdana’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

Another of my favourites is the Palmetto design. Considering that palm trees are featured rather heavily in today’s design world, Nina finds a fresh take on the motif, creating columns out of the palm leaves. Nina comments on the design, “I love the architectural quality of the design”, the Palmetto design is a great way to add a hint of the Caribbean without going overload on the theme.

‘Palmetto’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

Lastly, the Coromandel’s namesake is a vividly coloured ‘Tree of Life’ embroidered pattern. The pattern is given a new lease of life and modern revamp with the use of viscose in the embroidery to create a shimmering effect. The dramatic red and electric blue are perfect for those who want to create a showstopper, and the laidback pastel colourways are ideal if you just want to the bold pattern without the bold colour.

‘Coromandel’ by Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little

For a lively, exciting festival of colours complemented hugely by delicate and elegant patterns and prints, the Coromandel collection from Nina Campbell hits the nail on the head. Each fabric and wallpaper is more playful then the last, and if you’re looking for some fun in your home you’ve come to the right place!

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Last week we were paid a visit from our wonderful rep Lizzie from Osborne & Little, who showed us the new collections from Nina Campbell and Matthew Williamson. Both collections were absolutely outstanding, and both definitely worthy of their own blogs, so stay tuned for Nina’s glorious fabrics and wallpaper, but for now take a look at the new collection by the ever-so talented Matthew Williamson!

The overall theme of Matthew’s new collection, Durbar, is based on his travels to India. The collection is enriched with exotic influence but approached in a modern, stylistic way. Taking the best from old, historic tones and integrated with a new vision, what you end up with is a truly wonderful pool of gorgeous fabrics and wallpapers.

‘Menagerie’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

‘Menagerie’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

The Menagerie design, first shown as a fabric and below as wallpaper is even more stunning in person. Full of exciting details and colours, the pattern is a real showstopper, as Matthew comments on the piece, ‘I love the hot house tones, and the fresh mint, lavender and lime’. Its zingy style makes it ideal for those who are willing to take a risk, whether you want to spice up a sofa with a few cushions in the print, or perhaps a dramatic roman blind, or if you’re feeling bold, deck out a whole room with the wallpaper.

If you are at all familiar with Matthew Williamson you’ll know he has a fascination with peacock feathers, and they regularly feature in his work. For this collection, he’s used his famous inspiration but tweaked it so that it is in keeping with the overall style of Durbar. Azari is an interpretation of peacock feathers in a lacy line-drawing style. The look is fresh and modern, and a real treat if you like to create a mixture of bohemian and glamour style.

‘Azari’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

One of the patterns that we are particularly taken with at Angel + Blume is the Zanskar print. It’s a beautiful depiction of idyllic Indian celebrations, Matthew has commented on the piece saying, “The pattern was drawn and then painted by hand and is made up of whimsical scenes which up close show a light-hearted look at Indian life but from afar has the effect of a traditional and classic Toile de Jouy”. The Zanskar print is completely stunning, and its wonderful details will constantly put a smile of your face. The various colourways really change the way you can use the fabric, from the crisp blue and white to the rustic linen, it can be worked into so many alternative design schemes.

‘Zanskar’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

‘Zanskar’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

If you have a soft spot for scenic imagery on your wallpaper or fabric, Matthew has another trick up his sleeve for you. The Aravali pattern takes its name from the Aravali Mountains in West India, which is what’s depicted on the print. A vision of rolling hills, horsemen, cows, monkeys and birds as well as some forests. The whole thing is a beautiful, tranquil design that can turn a room into a serene, picturesque dream.

‘Aravali’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

The Yamuna pattern is a refreshing take on the paisley print, which manages to maintain the essence of the iconic style without any outdated stigma creeping its way in. The exotic print comes in three colourways, the first darker shade works for a fresh, contemporary house, the second a light pastel is well suited for a feminine, traditional setting and the last is a wonderful rustic style, that’s great for low-key, relaxed decorum that’s looking for a hint of a seventies vibe.

‘Yamuna’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

Peeking out in the picture above, behind the Yamuna fabric is the lovely, contemporary Jali Trellis wallpaper. The lattice pattern mixed with the vibrant colours creates a wonderful looks that would be the perfect backdrop in any room, be it an old townhouse or a contemporary apartment.

The final delicious fabric is the Viceroy pattern, it’s a velvet applique and embroidered marigolds in vivid colours, and is rather heavenly. The dense fabric is just calling to be turned into a dramatic pair of curtains, or a reupholstered sofa, it’s a wonderful design with a great textural element to it.

‘Viceroy’ from Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little

The Durbar collection is truly breath-taking, and whether you’re thinking about making a big or small change, or are tempted to make a splash in your home, Matthew Williamson is always something worth betting on.

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Sahco produces some absolutely stunning fabrics in a luxurious, contemporary style. Their current home collection maintains every bit of this glamour and has us jumping for joy over every single product. As you know we love a good cushion at Angel + Blume but Sahco cushions are something special and the detailing that goes into each design requires our undivided attention. The cushion designs by Sahco are definitely something to have a good look at if you’re thinking of adorning your home in some new, plush accessories so we thought we’d share some of our absolute favourites with you.

These Tosca cushions are beautifully crafted by ruched silk, and contrasting piping. The colourways are snappy and vibrant and are the ideal finishing touch to add a pop of colour to a smart, contemporary interior.

In the centre of this beautiful shot are the texturally marvellous Mushroom cushions. There has been a tremendous amount of consideration taken into the design; their leather surface has been precisely sliced to create beautiful, playful gills that resemble, you guessed it, the underbelly of a mushroom! If you have the urge to give a room a bit of textural sass, these are a great way to indulge this.

Fake fur can have a cool, ultra-sleek edge to it when it’s incorporated into an interesting and creative design. The Zobel cushion uses fake fur in a ribbed design, with small lines of sequin hidden between each strip of fur. It’s the perfect cushion to inject a little fun and playfulness into scatter cushion selection or liven up some armchairs in a study.

One of my favourite designs from Sahco’s collection is the Linum cushion. The design is a masterclass of subtle sophistication, the main face of the cushion is a beautiful block colour, while around the seam there is a splash of contrasting colour that catches your eye. It’s simple but so very effective.

The Cosmo cushions are also an intriguing design, their pattern is perhaps best described as a freehand geometric style, where both precision and fluidity have been partnered together to control the outcome. The smocking technique produces a three-dimensional effect, which creates gorgeous dips and grooves.

If you’re looking for cushions that are not only aesthetically lovely, but also have a wonderful, individual textural elements to them, then head over to Sahco for some stunning designs, colours and styles.

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A couple of weeks ago we had a visit from Jessica Davies of EV Associates, who represents some wonderful companies. The collections were so brilliant we couldn’t wait to share them with you and I’ve chosen a few of my favourites from Les Indiennes, Guy Goodfellow and Volga Linen to show.

‘Seraphine Curtains’ from Les Indiennes

Les Indiennes is a fabric company from Hudson, New York. They produce naturally dyed cotton fabric that are made by members of a small town in Southern India. The company prides itself in using traditional techniques such as the ancient form of print making, called Kalamkari. All of the designs reflect their philosophies, and have a wonderful, organic sense to them.

‘Paisley Border Summer Bed Cover’ from Les Indiennes

I am absolutely in love with this paisley bed cover, despite the detailed pattern the overall design does not come across heavy or dense. It would make the perfect accessories for a bedroom if you’re looking for a change in style or ambience, and would look stunning integrated with some wood features.

‘Woodgrain Bed Throw with Fringe’ from Les Indiennes

This throw follows an abstract design taking inspiration from woodgrain. The combination of bright the bright blue and white creates a relaxed, contemporary look that is perfect for a laidback elegant style. I love all the designs from Les Indiennes; they’re a wonderful mix of Ralph Lauren meets William Morris meets traditional Indian designs, and overall they are rather special.

Another company we had the pleasure of being introduced to was Guy Goodfellow and his collection of stunning fabrics. There was a beautifully soft, elegant and welcoming sense to all his designs that would work perfectly with a multitude of interior schemes.

‘Fez Weave’ from Guy Goodfellow

This beautiful fez weave replicas traditional Moroccan embroidery, giving a gracious ethnic vibe to a home. Like the photo above, using the fabric to update a set of dining chairs is an easy way to quickly transform the look of a room.

‘Florentine’ from Guy Goodfellow

This Florentine pattern is oh so stunning in such a simple, yet effective manner. It looks lovely here as a cushion and would look equally as wonderful as drapery or a headboard.

‘Piedmont’ from Guy Goodfellow

This fabric takes its inspiration from an Italian Renaissance tapestry, and looks beautiful as drapery with the stunning border, for a natural, subtle look.

And lastly, a few from a company that we do know and love, the wonderful Volga Linen, who always put a smile on our faces with their fantastic products.

‘Large Paisley Linen’ from Volga Linen

This print is fun and diverse, and can be used in all sorts of ways, from seat covers like above to table linens, and as it comes in nine different colourways you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Range of prints from Volga Linen

These colourful prints from Volga Linen are absolutely amazing; the patterns and the colours work so well together. The prints include, Katya, Sirin, Marusya, Ivan and Ruslan, but my favourite is the Alyosha in Prussian blue, which is the central cushion in the image above. The print is a traditional Russian design and manages to have a perfect blend of heritage and contemporary styles making for an exciting outcome.

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This week I wanted to blog about some of the wonderful wallpapers and fabrics available at the moment that feature scenery designs. Often we tend to jump head first into our plains, stripes and floral patterned fabrics but always seem a little hesitant to delve into the world of scenery fabrics or wallpapers. Perhaps it’s because the art historian in me is a sucker for a good renaissance tapestry, but I always liked a well thought out scenery design, so I’ve picked out some lovely scenic designs that are floating around at the moment that are sure to satisfy a variety of tastes and styles. So sit back and enjoy the view.

‘Arden’ from Zoffany

This Arden fabric, from a collection of the same name is the design that first inspired me to write a blog on scenery fabrics and wallpapers. The design was copied from a mid-15th century pattern found in a home in Halifax in 1901. A tapestry has been turned into a workable, beautiful design that can easily be used in the 21st century. The old red colour is full of heritage style and the animal and woodland design brings a mythical intrigue to an upholstery fabric.

Another from Zoffany from the same collection is this Verdure wallpaper design. The collection was created by artist Melissa White and each design mixes a historic past with a contemporary present, making each pattern highly versatile and ideal for a modern home. The Verdure design is based on a late 17th century painted cloth.

‘Verdure’ from Zoffany

If heritage style mixed with a hint of flamboyance is a little OTT for your taste, there are plenty of scenery designs out there that will complement an elegant and mellow interior. Barbary Toile from Nina Campbell has all of the usual lovely attributes that can be associated with her designs, but with a little twist. The pattern takes inspiration from her Great Uncle’s worldly travels, and here the design depicts the monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar. This fabric is the perfect example of an alternative to floral patterns whilst keeping the same sophisticated feeling but with a little more cheekiness to it!

‘Barbary Toile’ from Nina Campbell

‘Trianon’ from Manuel Canovas

Another lovely, elegant scenery style pattern, this time from Manuel Canovas. Here the scenes depicts people playing in natural surroundings, I love the juxtaposition of the delicate imagery and the zingy red used, giving a little flavour to the pattern.

If a little flavour just won’t cut it and you’re looking for a big helping of pizazz, Cole and Son’s ‘Miami’ design is something you should take a look at, especially if you love an urban motif.

‘Miami’ from Cole and Son

As the name suggests, the design takes its influence from the architecture of South Beach, Miami. The design is filled with all the vibrancy and exuberance that comes with the Miami territory. From the monochrome tiles to the vegetation, it’s head-to-toe full of fun.

For an urban depiction that takes more of a traditional, rustic route the gondolier pattern from Zoffany is rather beautiful and full of character, showing off all the best aspects of Venice, the buildings, bridges and canals have all been included to create a wonderfully romantic image.

‘The Gondolier’ from Zoffany

Take a trip down history lane with this sweet and interesting design from Linwood of a collection of postcards that tell the narratives of The Grand Tour, which was a popular tradition during the 16th century where the upper-class would travel across European and discover all the wonders of the continent. The wallpaper design is rather unusual, and not something you’re likely to see every day, so put it in your house and dream about your next holiday.

‘The Grand Tour’ from Linwood

For a scene that shows off the classic Englishman in the classic English setting, Lewis and Wood have created a fly fishing design based on etchings by renowned engraver George Morland from 1823. The whole pattern has a quirky flair to it, showing off the idyllic countryside with just a hint of twee.

‘Fly Fishing’ from Lewis and Wood

Lastly another from Lewis and Wood that is my absolute favourite design of theirs right now, this ‘Wild Thing’ in velvet is just stunning. The beautiful array of wildlife and flowers creates a wonderful design that would look superb in any home. The pattern was uncovered during a designers travels to Italy and has a lovely, exotic sense to it as well as similarity to the illustrations of Quentin Blake.

‘Wild Thing’ from Lewis and Wood

Even if you thought that scenery designs on fabrics and wallpapers weren’t really your cup of tea, there are so many around that take the form of all kinds of styles you are sure to find something perfect for you.

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There’s a simple beauty to all of Travers’ collections, as a brand they perfectly create a blend of laid-back elegance without being either too casual or ostentatious. Travers’ latest collection ‘New Classics’ brings modern, romantic patterns in bright refreshing colours making it the ideal collection for a home that needs to maintain a high level of functionality but also prides itself in its appearance.

Curtains and chair, ‘Merabu’

The Merabu design is a lovely floral pattern with hints of both the contemporary and the traditional. The pattern itself comes from an antique Indian block and is full of fantastical motifs that give the design an extra zing over designs that follow a realistic floral interpretation.

The five colourways of ‘Merabu’

Curtains, ‘Floral Trellis’, Armchair and footstool ‘Brione’

The floral trellis pattern that makes up the curtains in the photograph above is a traditional ogee pattern, which is influence from Gothic architecture. The fabric is a beautifully embroidered design that creates a wonderful, feminine floating atmosphere and is perfect for a relaxed setting.

Brione is a charming modern interpretation of a typical traditional coral design, the delicate nature of the pattern means it will add an interesting touch to a sofa or armchair without being too bold and overwhelming.

Sofa ‘Regency Stripe’

The regency Stripe is a fantastic elegant fabric, its textual nature gives it a luxurious, modern feel with the cut and uncut pile effect. It’s perfect for giving a regal edge to a worn out sofa.

Cushions, headboard and bedspread, ‘Carson Tile’, curtains, ‘Beaded Damask’

The Carson Tile is a stunning contemporary fabric that is suitable for dozens of different designs schemes. The modern geometric pattern creates long lasting style and is perfect for a guest bedroom or using in a quiet sitting area. It’s a light and breezy pattern that will immediately uplift any room. Another pattern that is just the trick for creating a light and fun atmosphere is the Beaded Damask, it takes the traditional damask pattern and gives it a playful edge with the innovative use of beads, and the two styles unexpectedly work perfectly in sync together.

Curtains, ‘Beaded Damask’

And finally another playful dose of fun and quirkiness from the collection, the safari skin combines three animal prints to create a subtle, contemporary take on the classic animal print craze.

Tablecloth, ‘Safari Skin’

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