New Collection from Mulberry!

12 January 2015

The whimsical charm of Mulberrys Bohemian romance collection highlights a popular trend in interiors for wildlife inspired fabrics and wallpapers.  

Mulberrys Flying Ducks is an iconic fabric and has been widely used in interiors, the new printed velvet design is proving popular for accessories such as cushions and feature upholstery in country homes and interiors. (Click here to see the pattern)

Other traditional images portraying country pursuits such as the classic Lewis and Wood hunting scene are ever popular in Alexanders Design House. (Click here to see the Lewis and Wood Hunting Scene) (And Here for another image)

This theme is perfect for an equestrian theme and works exceptionally well in cloakrooms, downstairs toilets, back halls and boot rooms to add some character and personality to your home.

Charming woodland scenes like the Enchanted Forest, from Voyage adds a magical touch to your interiors with its delicate watercolour scene of a stag in the woods. (See the pattern here)

This design is available in wallpaper and fabric but if you just want to add a little of this trend in your home try using a few cushions. It is also available in footstools, floor cushions, lampshades and more.  Examples of these cushions are shown to the left of this paragraph.  It is also perfect imagery for this time of year and provided Pauline with the inspiration for one of our Christmas windows this year, do not forget to take a look when you are next over.

If you would prefer something a little more exotic then look at Zoffanys Jaipur collection, it plays on and updates a strong tradition of using Indian and Persian designs in interiors. The lead design in this collection has Moghul inspired Indian painted elephants and tigers and again is available as wallpaper and fabric. (See an example of the Jaipur Collection here)

Wallpaper is a great way of introducing this trend into your own home, look at this example from GP and J Bakers newest launch of wallpapers Langdale.  The wallpaper featured here is Chobe, a finely engraved toile featuring animals from the plains of the Serengheti, its historical influence is gained from the early nineteenth century enthusiasm for all things exotic.

I have to say I am a big fan of this type of design, so much so, I was busy doing some decorating in the run up to Christmas. I just love the Andrew Martin design called Arc it is available in wallpaper and fabric, you may have seen one of our bespoke Alexander Wing chairs upholstered in it.  In my hall I opted for the wallpaper, it is subtle in colour yet adds some character.  I teamed it with Zoffanys city grey paint and hint of colour using Harlequins luxurious folia velvet in mustard for curtains.

Finished off with the most important accessory, Digby my 5 month old wiemaraner...seen on the left of this page!

I think it is perfectly acceptable to match your dog to your interiors!

Until next time,