• Designer secrets

    Global inspired prints

    by  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • Designer secrets • 1 Comment

    If you don’t already know about Korla then you’re in for a treat, and if you do…well, we just wanted another opportunity to bask in their beautiful textile designs…

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    As for a little background on the brand, it was launched in 2011 by the Creative Director Jane Bonsor, who began her career as a fashion buyer, before starting her own fashion label, which eventually evolved into interiors. The fabrics are inspired by global travels; check out their huge range of bold and delicate patterns in both bright and neutral colours.

    The latest full collection, Ink, was launched last year. We’re in love with the colour palette of Ink blue, lovely Lake Green, and gorgeous grey Steel.

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    Alongside their fabrics, you can have your favourite designs made into curtains, blinds, cushions and lampshades.

    Recent collaborations with Sofa.com and Button & Sprung show off their striking designs to a tee!

    korla41. Fabric swatches: Inkat in Steel; Portia in Lake Green; Splatter in Ink; Quadria in Steel; 2. Avalon two seat in Korla, Portia Steel, £1,250, Sofa.com, 3. Campion Bedstead Double  Korla Cubes Steel  £1026, Button & Sprung.

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    You need this designer in your life

    by  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 • Designer secrets • 0 Comments

    Her name is Lindsey Lang and I’ve featured her on my blog before, read more here. Lindsey trained as a fine artist and is inspired by graphic pattern and bold colour. Starting off with a kitchenware range, she moved onto gorgeous encaustic tiles and has now joined forces with John Lewis on a refreshing range of bath linen. Look at this!

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    She has taken two distinct patterns from her signature collection of wall and floor tiles and translated them onto thick 600 gsm 100% cotton towels. If you’re bathroom is lacking zing on these chilly mornings, then you can log onto the John Lewis site and buy immediately. Prices start at £3.50 for a face cloth.

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    Bake pretty

    by  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • Designer secrets, Look what I found • 0 Comments

    Betty and Walter

    These retro style prints from Betty and Walter come from Lisa Levis’s (nee Stickley) new Allotment Collection. Inspired by her uncle Walter’s love for growing his own (he sounds like a nice chap) and one of Lisa’s favourite 60′s cook books. I love the adorable cotton pinnies with vegetable silhouettes. Do you like it too? See more of the range, including tote bags and purses, here.

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