Revealing rich colour and a depth of texture, this season’s patterned fabrics and wallpapers take their cue from the worlds of art, nature and the Orient. Key-trends for Autumn/Winter include large-scale florals, Japanese motifs and mineral tones, while a focus on texture inspires marbled finishes and mottled surfaces.
Looking to autumn, the wonderful large-scale florals that have been so popular in recent seasons have come through this time round in more muted, melancholy tones; a feeling of faded roses at their fullest bloom.
Inspired by relaxed folk style with a hint of opulence, this look draws on a rustic palette of berry reds, indigo and scrubbed linen neutrals. Pretty pinks, stripes and faded weaves in cotton, wool and velvet lend themselves to a layered look.
Wall: Tagus NCW4206-05, £59 a roll, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little. Bench and cushion in: Albertine in Indigo, visoce mix, 137cm wide, £79m, William Yeoward at Designers Guild. Cushions in (from top): Florita in Indigo, FWY2377/01, visoce mix, 137cm wide, £79m, William Yeoward at Designers Guild. Levant in Ecru, linen, 137 cm wide, £145m, by Nicole Fabre at Tissus d’Hélène. Westward Serape in Blaze, LCF66787F, cotton, 137 cm wide, £86m, Ralph Lauren Home. Selsley stripe in Heather, wool mix, 155cm wide, £90.72m, Lewis & Wood.Kimono
Celebrating the current appreciation for Japanese design, these fabrics, in muted tones of water green, bronze and pink on linens and silks, balance natural motifs with ordered patterning and tactile, understated weaves.
Wall: Edinbridge in Mist / Teal, viscose mix, 140cm wide, £65m, Zoffany. Kimono: Misterioso in Mint, cotton mix, 137cm wide, £122m, Grey Watkins at Stark Fabrics. Miniature wooden houses, H8cm, from £110 each, by Yukihiro Akama at The Shop Floor Project.
Styling Emma Thomas, Ali Brown and Laura Vinden.
Photographs Damian RussellTweet