Guest blogger Belinda Fourie highlights her favourites from the latest Home Fabrics trend roundup
Their trend specialist, Garth Wastie, grouped new looks under three different time periods – The French Revolution, the 1900’s and The New Look 1947.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
This trend is inspired by the exaggerated clothing of what Wastie calls the male dandies and female divas of that period. Ornate designs of gardens, medallions and relics come to life on luxurious fabrics.
Designer’s Guild Christian Lacroix Bagatelle wallpaper
This period includes various architectural and art movements such as Art Deco, Cubism, Modernism and Bauhaus. Motifs are non-floral and geometric or organically inspired and stylised.
Designer’s Guild Colonnade Mansart | Designer’s Guild Marquisette Chaconne
Osborne & Little Aradonis Lorca | Osborne & Little Fantasque
THE NEW LOOK 1947
The trend combines colours from the first and second movements, and adds a feminine touch. It’s inspired by Dior’s use of flower shapes in clothing and flowers and petals in fabric designs.
Designer’s Guild Couture Rose Paysage | Designer’s Guild Christian Lacroix Josephine
Although these gorgeous fabrics were part of the spring collection they work perfectly in all seasons.