• Punchy stripes from Ptolemy Mann

    by  • April 27, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Ptolemy-Mann-Passionforpattern.com-How about pitter-pattering over these punchy new rug designs from Ptolemy Mann? A spectacle to behold, each design features Ptolemy’s unique ikat signature, with striking bands of colour set against neutral greys. Designed in collaboration with Julian Blair, co-founder of Rugmaker, each rug has been made using a specific dying technique which involves blending different colours to achieve a gentle, feathered effect.

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    Inky blue tableware from Cobaltum

    by  • April 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Indigo-collective-passionforpattern.com-Impress dinner party guests with Cobaltum’s Indigo collection, which allows you to create your own tableware set by mixing and matching the designs. Dappled tie-dye effects and artistic marks adorn the plates, saucers, dishes and espresso cups, brining a splash of nautical fun to your china cupboard. Indigo collection, from £20, Cobaltum.

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    Tropical tastes: Halsted Qalakabusha Ottoman

    by  • April 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Qalakabusha-Ottoman-Halsted-passionforpattern.com-6You might have spotted the Ardmore Qalakabusha sofa from African luxury brand Halsted in our April 2016 issue (or perhaps in the Bowling Alley of Kit Kemp’s Ham Yard Hotel, home to two of the 40 limited edition designs). If you liked what you saw, then feast your eyes on this; the new Qalakabusha Ottoman. Featuring a regal zebra ridden by a playful baboon, the piece incorporates many of the bold and colourful elements from Halsted’s The Ardmore Collection, showcasing vibrant colour with wild animal and tropical plant motifs.

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    Neisha Crosland’s new hand-embroidered fabrics

    by  • April 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Neisha-Crosland-New-Hand-Embroidered-Fabrics-passionforpattern.comInspired by “anything and everything, from Jacobean bonnets to Russian Revolution art, from Ottoman Empire textiles to bubble wrap”, textile designer Neisha Crosland never disappoints with her unusual and beautifully intricate designs. In a collaboration with Chelsea Textiles, she has produced a new collection of embroideries taken from early scarf designs and unpublished artwork, inspired by trips to India and Japan. Mistletoe, Hawthorns and Bellfowers all feature in the collection. Above and below: Marguerite by Nesiha Crosland for Chelsea Textiles, 55% linen, 45% cotton, £428 per metre.

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    Bohemian beauty: Duresta for Matthew Williamson

    by  • April 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    DURESTA-Matthew-Williamson--passionforpattern.comIt would be impossible to share just one image from the recent Duresta for Matthew Williamson collection – so here’s three. The Nottingham-based sofa manufacturer and British fashion designer joined forces to create a bespoke furniture collection of classic and contemporary styles upholstered in an exclusive range of utterly Williamson-esque fabrics. (See the Margot Chair above in Marble Butterfly Jade, £2943, which marries a classic shape with Williamson’s signature aesthetic).

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    Aflair’s accessories for outdoor living

    by  • April 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Aflair-Rugs-passionforpattern.comIn a palette of bright strawberry and lime tones, these new outdoor rugs from Aflair have summer written all over them. A combination of hard-wearing and lightweight fabrics make them a great option for poolside spaces, patios and gardens big or small. The only decision you’ll need to make is whether to opt for stripes or geometrics.

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    CommonRoom launches Lioness and Palms wallpaper

    by  • April 5, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Lioness_and_Palms_commonroom-passionforpattern.comAn original watercolour by the great C.F.A. Voysey was the starting point for this new wallpaper by CommonRoom – the design collective whose aim is to make contemporary art accessible to the many rather than the few. Sourced from the archives of the Victoria and Albert museum, the Lioness and Palms watercolour has been beautifully replicated in two colourways of Midday and Midnight.

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    Suzani and ikat prints from Pentreath & Hall

    by  • April 4, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pentreath_Hall-suzani-ikat-cushionsThere’s a fresh drop of beautiful and bright silk at Pentreath & Hall and we want it all. The new Suzani cushions (from £145) feature a front of hand-embroidered silk sewn onto a frame of either silk or cotton, and are each backed with a silk ikat – giving you twice the fun. Why not team these with a few of the rectangular Silk Ikat cushions (40x60cm, £110) which feature colours and designs inspired by ottomans and created using natural dyes – perfect for making a statement.

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    Jane Churchill’s Spring/Summer 16 collection

    by  • April 4, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Jane-Churchill-2016-collection-passionforpattern.comMixing pattern is for the brave, but these images from Jane Churchill’s Spring Summer 16 collection make it look like a breeze. Why not take a little inspiration from this pattern-perfect bedroom, where a headboard upholstered in Delamere in Blue and surrounded by edging in Layla in Orange creates a refreshing spring palette that continues on the curtain, valance and bedcover.

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    Print-perfect accessories from The People’s Emporium

    by  • March 31, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    The People’s Emporium is a homeware brand from Laura Fearnall, Claire Hamer-Stubbs and former Habitat designer Rebecca Hoyes (visit the website to read the tale of their meeting on a train). Their simple textile and tableware pieces celebrate small-scale artisans, working in the UK and beyond. The Small Double Sided Hoop & Spot Cushion in Coral & Grey – which is hand-printed in Kenya – gets a thumbs up from us (44cm x 65cm, £30).

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    Graphic monochrome from Jab Anstoetz

    by  • March 30, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Noble-House-by-JAB-AnstoetzIt’s easy to get swept away by the vibrant prints, floral motifs and sun-drenched shades offered by the spring/summer collections, so it was refreshing to see this latest laid-back monochrome offering from Jab Anstoetz land in our inbox. The collection, named Noble House, features 3 graphic prints in rich and sumptuous velvets. Simple but effective, Residence (shown on curtain above) alludes to Art Deco shapes and architecture, while Suite (shown on the sofa below) depicts a honeycomb design and Penthouse features sweeping and swirling lines (all 140cm wide, £146.50 per metre).

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    Garden adventures from Timorous Beasties

    by  • March 29, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Bloomsbury_Garden_Timorous-Beasties-8Always one to deliver surreal and provocative textiles, internationally acclaimed studio Timorous Beasties has wowed once again with its Bloomsbury Garden design. Taking the garden of one of London’s first 17th century squares as inspiration, you’ll spot fluttering butterflies, summer peaches and beautiful wildflowers adorned across plain backgrounds of teal, yellow, grey and cyan.

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