Spring is finally here! All around us we see nature bursting into life and our gardens are full of cheery blooms. They last for just a few short weeks but with the early hazy sunshine they give us hope that warmer days are on the way. Over winter these spring flowers are quietly forming, and so in the world of interiors new creations have been designed and curated waiting to be unleashed and showcased in all their textural splendour. During my visit to London Design Week in March I noticed that the new collections are bursting with colour, form and texture and, as nature dresses itself for a new season, so we can bring a new freshness into our interiors. And what could be better after months of grey and gloom? Just as the sunshine or a glimpse of spring flowers can lift our mood, it’s worth bearing in mind in the words of Alice Walker,
“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”
And so how about dressing your wall with a delicate wallpaper from Romo (www.romo.com)? Their new Lomasi wallcoverings include the rather seasonal Saphira wallpaper W405-04, w.68cm, £65.00/roll. “Delicate brushstrokes depict a striking, trailing magnolia in a fusion of gentle pastels and versatile neutrals.” The one shown here includes a flash of rusted orange which, paired with blues and teals, makes a regular appearance in many of the collections this season. Tribal designs and folk art are also key themes and this is evidenced in Villa Nova’s (www.villanova.co.uk) beautiful Aymara collection. This range of embroideries and decorative weaves range from £50 – £64.00/m and lend a handcrafted feel to cushions and curtains which complement the water-colour nature of the magnolia wallpaper. Available in a variety of blues, greens, neutrals and rusted orange your interiors can be as new as the scene outside your window. To maintain those Spring blooms for longer than just a few glorious months though try an arrangement of silk flowers. They are so realistic these days and Neptune’s (www.neptune.com) Magnolia Branch in White, w. 320mm D.250mm H.902mm, £14.00 each is a gorgeous bloom. Arrange a few in a carefully curated collection of vases in tones of blue, teal and orange and you will create a floral feature which will enchant and bring cheer long after the Spring flowers have faded.
Villa Nova Aymara Fabrics
Villa Nova Aymara fabrics
Romo Saphira wallpaper W405-04
Neptune Magnolia Branch, White