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    Sneak Peek: Brand new range of wallpapers and fabrics especially for Kids!

    by  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As children up and down the country this week have either started back at school or prepare to, it feels like the right time to bring you some exciting news from British brand SCION. Known for its trend savvy yet affordable designs, (and regularly making an appearance through-out the pages of Ideal Home Magazine), they have now branched out to produce their first range of fabrics and wallcoverings designed for kids (as well as those young at heart!), and IT’S GORGEOUS! It’s not available until the end of the month but we were so excited to see the preview that we had to share it with you!


    If only all rainy days were like these cheery ‘April Showers’ and ‘Splish Splash’ fabrics and wallpapers with their delightful rainbow-coloured raindrops. Available in a variety of colourways.

    Establishing a reputation over the last 3 years for cutting-edge designs, centering around their ‘fun, young and funky’ ethos, the new Guess Who? collection is no exception and promises to bring plenty of colour, pattern and light-heartedness into your little one’s rooms. Imaginative and fun, Guess Who? packs in motifs from the best of a day out with the kids, celebrating the fun-loving with its abundance of whimsical animals, bold stripes, playful patterns and funky florals, all available in co-ordinating fabrics and wallpapers in a mouth-watering jelly bean colour palette.


    Animal Magic’ features a mixture of exotic animals along with some familiar faces such as Mr Fox.

    If it’s animals that grab your little one’s attention then ‘Animal Magic’ is sure to be a big hit, with its gathering of labeled zoo animals in funky colours on either a black or white background. Each of the characters also have a design that features them alone, so if there’s a particular animal that’s big your household, you can choose a design to accessorize with.




    The range has been designed with all age groups in mind, from baby to young adult (or older!) and the colours chosen reflect this transition. The ‘Letters Play’ motif is both educational and fun and comes in a variety of different colourways to suit each age group. Used below in muted pastel shades, it’s perfect for a nursery room, along with the ‘Lots of Dots’ design on the walls- inspired by finger painting.


    Another one of our favourite designs has to be this funky and floral ‘Blooming Lovely’ retro design, inspired by the great outdoors but with a nod to the 60’s. Use the fabric to make cushions or cover an armchair.


    With so many designs in the collection, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect match for your little ones, plus we bet you’ll fall in love with all the characters too!

    Launching at the end of Septemeber 2015, Guess Who? will be available via network of stockists both nationally and internationally. Head to www.scion.uk.com to find out more.


    Holly Catford.


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    NEW FOR 2015: Glorious fabrics in pretty prints from Kirkby Design. Swoon!

    by  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    If this glorious weather is making you long for a pop of colour then good news – you’re not alone! This week, we’re hankering after the gorgeous new collections from Kirkby Design. From gentle geometrics to pretty plains, its six ranges of indoor and outdoor prints offer a little something for everyone.


    First up, take a look at the super-cool Arcade range (above). Inspired by the world of retro computer games, it’s a gentle nod to a bygone era, brought up to date with warm and modern colourways. From large-scale statement geometrics to a mock pixelated chenille, it’s a playful way to inject a little fun into your scheme. If your heart lies with simpler designs, then check out the Astro range instead; a textured semi-plain weave, it’s a subtle alternative with a hint of metallic that still packs a pretty punch. Sahara II is another gorgeous option, with soft-brushed cotton in minty green, pastel peach and soft pink hues.


    Just in time for summer, there’s a fab selection of outdoor fabrics to tempt you, too. Terrazzo Prints (above) includes bold and bright offerings in a range of jazzy motifs. Take your pick from basket-weave patterns, graphic chevrons or bold stripes, then team them with the plain and semi-plain options within the Terrazzo Plains collection (below). Scatter across a deck-chair or outdoor sofa for an instant summer lift. For eco-conscious decorators, the Leaf range is right up your street. This eco-friendly collection is made from recycled Italian wool, and includes a delightful semi-plains collection in fresh pastel shades, all made with the environment in mind. Lovely.


    With so many amazing options, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. If you’re as smitten with interior design as we are but you’re not sure where to start, then why not sign up to join KLC’s interactive online interior design course? Ideal Home have teamed up with KLC School of Design to create My Design School, which is a fun new course that teaches you how decorate your dream room. Covering everything from colour and pattern to space planning, the five-week course is run by a dedicated course tutor with an interactive online course community. All of that means you can work in your own time at home or on the move. Plus, it’s only £199, which is a saving of £100, when you use promo code HOME0415. Learn all about it here – and put those amazing patterns from Kirkby Design to good use!


    Arcade, from £62 per m; Astro, from £51 per m; Leaf Recycled, from £54 per m; Sahara II, from £27.50 per m; Terrazzo Outdoor Plains, from £33 per m; Terrazzo Outdoor Prints, from £43 per m; all Kirkby Design

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    NEW Louise Body fabrics

    by  • Friday, June 11, 2010 • Craft, Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 8 Comments

    Good old Louise Body. Not content with making some of the prettiest wallpapers around (I featured the Garden Birds design in my BIRDY trend feature in the May issue of Ideal Home, and you can see the Harry’s Garden paper in action, looking lovely, in the hallway of Patchwork Harmony blogger Caroline), she’s now making fabrics, too. You’ll find a few fabrics on her website already, but a little birdy tells me that this September she’s going to release a whole new collection at Decorex, inspired by her ‘Plant Life‘ digital wall panels….

    Louise’s inspiration is often drawn from her childhood memories – the lengths of lace given to her by her maternal grandmother were incorporated into Marney’s Lace, while the ferns and wildflowers pressed by her paternal grandmother inspired Autumn Woods and Flower Press. Louise says her new collection stems from a beautiful Victorian greenhouse in the grounds of a shabby-chic house where she spent many holidays as a child, while the palette is reminiscent of the colours found in retro 1960s interiors magazines she inherited.

    I can’t wait to see the full collection in the autumn – cushion-makers, go forth and celebrate this great day! – Ellie

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