Friday, September 30, 2011


I always find British design to be totally directional and inspiring. This is the case for a fabric foray from an established English furniture brand, Soane. Handmade in an old Victorian mill without the help of machinery, Soane's brand new fabrics merge old world craftsmanship and pattern with a palette and scale suited for today. Introducing just eight carefully thought out designs, the creative process had a longer than usual incubation period for the prolific furniture designer. Created by Soane's co-founder Lulu Lytle, the print collection is inspired by travels to exotic places, document prints, and archival collections. With a varied palette, this nod to historically important classics and playful new one's are an introduction worth noticing.

Stripes on stripes- love it!

Based on a 19th century Syrian document, Damascus Stripe in 100% silk is a rich, jewel toned narrow stripe

Climbing large scale vines bring the natural word in. I could also see this on upholstered walls.

Bright green and deep pink are fresh colors for a traditional pattern derived from an early 19th century original.

A scalloped wrap around tester, headboard and lampshade make this bed a cozy place to retire to.

Ripple Stripe, a cotton poplin, was born out of an Indonesian Batik. The sketchy hand drawn quality makes the repeat varied and interesting.

The diminutive charm of their slipper chair is enhanced with this small scale print on it.

Paw Print, an adorable mini print promises to lure dog owners. It comes in an electric blue that looks like the color of a blue M&M.

The soft palette and medallion flower works well in window treatments and would work nicely as upholstery.

Turkish Blossom, a floral on a linen ground, was found at the Chatsworth House sale.

Taking on a completely different look depending on whether the base is dark or light, this ethnic print is highly versatile.

Printed on linen, Symi is based on an antique embroidery found on the Portobello Road. It could be Greek or Italian, the colorways evoke different looks.


Kate Dickerson said...

Wow - these are all gorgeous. I love, love, LOVE the canopied bed!!!!!!

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

I am with you- isnt that bed so darling?

Hotel Chic said...

You always source the best things. In love with these fabrics.

Unknown said...

Great textiles!

Valerie@DesignCaller said...

That pink bed captured my eye. Gorgeous. The fabrics are all wonderful, especially the linen with the embroidery print. I am saving some of this post on my pinterest boards...
It's all new and special. Thank you.