Amazilia is the stunning newly released collection from Harlequin very aptly named as it is indeed Amazing!
Described as “Featuring extravagant tropical motifs in exotic colourways, delicately depicting hummingbirds, botanically-drawn butterflies, feathers and glossy over sized leaves” it is a typical Harlequin explosion of colour.
Only with the use of Digital print technology can fabrics show such intricate realistic details and vibrant colours. It’s nigh on impossible for me to pick a favorite – I’m a bird girl so many of the designs delight me, BUT if I had to narrow it down…..
The Spray Dyed Velvet is incredible, the intensity and shade of colour changes across the width of the fabric subtly drifting from one colour to another, the warmer of the 8 available colourways are seemingly on fire.
I can’t resist anything to do with birds – I have an every growing collection of nests and feathers in my office so the Limosa wallpaper is a given for me. Available in 5 colour ways I love the water colour effect of the image and the multitude of colour you can pull out as coordinating shades. The proportion of space verses pattern is well balanced and restful.
Designers Guild have released their Spring 2014 collection, yea!! Tricia Guild is one of my favourite designers I love her feminine colourful designs and of course her magical touch of combining multiple colours and textures.
The new collection is a slightly subdued take on their usual trade mark flamboyance, inspired by free-flowing floral images of vintage kimono fabric, recreated as clean botanical prints that repeat themselves beautiful in both colour and monochromatic combinations.
Stripe and leaf motif upholstery velvets compliment the collection
Textiles are my favourite part of any Interior project. I can quite happily while away hours searching through fabric houses for the perfect upholstery or drapery fabric.
The right combination of fabric is such an easy way to add personality, drama and of course comfort and warmth….its the icing on the cake of any project.
Unfortunately fabric is often overlooked in budgets, with the thought of “I’ll just put up something cheap and cheerful for the time being” Aaahhh don’t do it!!! The cheap and cheerful never get around to being replaced, invariably they aren’t a great fit, and don’t wear well. Do it once do it right. Money spent on a quick fix is better invested in something that will last and that you LOVE. With a little thought and lots of imagination you don’t have to blow the budget.
Try these Window treatment tips; A simple single pleat to the front of drapes (Mono Pleat) will use less fabric, use a combination of Roman Blinds and Drapes in the same room – blinds take less fabric and make furniture placement easier, Install curtains 100mm down from the scotia … instant elegance. Block out roller blinds behind a sheer drape/roman blind for softness. Don’t forget colour, colour, colour, COLOUR!!!
Check out Mr Fox from UK base fabric house Scion…he’s long, low and cool!! The image above is also from the Scion collection.