Posts Tagged ‘swedish’

The very talented fabric designer, Vanessa Arbuthnott, has just launched her most recent collection and whilst the essence of the collection is drawn from Swedish inspiration, it offers more than a nod to British fabric design of the 1950s. There are just four designs in the collection with some new vibrant additions to a generally tried, tested and gorgeous colour palette and I personally think it is an absolute winner. In fact I am so confident about this collection, I am telling everyone about it before my fabric samples have even arrived! Have a look for yourselves and I challenge you to not be charmed by this beautiful range of fabrics.


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We have been using lots of wallpapers in our projects recently and we are feeling rather inspired by the beautiful papers that are available. There are a few things to think about when using wallpaper – we tend to use a plain curtain with a patterned wallpaper and make sure that other fabrics in the room don’t fight with the pattern of the wallpaper; we generally choose a woodwork and ceiling paint that blends with the background of the wallpaper and most important of all, if you are considering using wallpaper for a feature wall, make sure there is a good reason for doing only one and if there isn’t, be brave and do them all – it nearly always looks better!


Lewis and Wood do some great wallpapers, and whilst they are known for their fabulous character and sporting wallpapers, they also do some really wonderful florals, damasks and toiles. Above is the divine Bolton Scroll (an Angel + Blume favourite) and Indienne which works beautifully with their matching fabric.


The Zoffany Gustavus collection is inspired by Gustavian Sweden and contains papers in soft blues, grey and green. It is absolutely beautiful and works well with Gustavian style furniture, or just on it’s own.

These are new papers out from Zoffany and when I saw them I was really blown away by them. They are in the Classic Damask range and whilst the whole range has great grandeur, it could be used very succesfully in smaller residences!


Andrew Martin has a super range of really fun wallpapers that work beautifully in boy’s rooms, studies or anywhere an injection of fun is needed. Above is Newton (left) and Pythagoras both in wonderful classy greys.

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