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Fabrics & Wallpaper

Introducing The Winthrop, Blithfield’s new collection

A few weeks ago I received a sneak peek of Blithfield’s new collection, the Winthrop. Minutes later I found myself trying the swatches around my house: cushions, walls, perhaps an upholstered headboard? That could only mean one thing: I loved it.

Following the style of previous collections, Blithfield keeps the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. I find all the patterns and colours so versatile and easy to use in many different styles and schemes.

The Winthrop collection is comprised of eight exciting new designs. Aylesbury and Chauvet are elegant jacquards in sumptuous colours based on antique embroideries. Anoushka, a jewel tone paisley, and Simsbury, a classic floral, are complemented by colourfully textured geometrics, Amesbury, Colby, Compton and Windsor Stripe. The new designs expand on Blithfield’s tradition of beautifully printed and woven fabrics in a distinctive colour palette, inspired by documents from around the world.

Below you can find some of my favourites. I like them all but if I have to choose one, that has to be the pink/blue Anouschka ( which I’m trying to figure out where I can use it!)

Anoushka Fabric. Blithfield
Anoushka – pink/blue

 

Chauvet fabric by Blithfield. Winthrop Collection
Chauvet – Raspberry/Pale Blue/ Gold

 

Amesbury fabric - Blithfield
Amesbury – Green

 

Colby fabric by Blithfield
Colby – Red

 

 

 

 

Blithfield fabrics

For more nformation visit http://www.blithfield.co.uk

Images: Blithfield

Claire de Quénetain – Hortense Collection

In a short period of time, Claire de Quénetain has achieved something that for many can take a lifetime: a signature and unmistakable style.

French-born Claire de Quénetain graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art before setting up her own printmaking studio. Working across prints and textiles, her patterns mix light watercolour shades with bold dashes of colour to add a painterly feel to any space.

Inspired by flowers such as hortensias and lupines, her latest collection ‘Hortense’ showcases a range of fabrics and paintings that transform any room into a utopian garden.

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Annabelle Fabric
The Annabelle Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Gardening Painting
The Gardening Painting

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Hydrangea Painting 2
The Hydrangea Painting 2

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Flore Fabric
The Flore Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Rainbow Fabric
The Rainbow Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Lupine Painting 3
The Lupine Painting 3

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Hydrangea Fabric
The Hydrangea Fabric

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - Sculptural Drawing 1 and 2
Sculptural Drawing 1 and 2

 

Claire de Quenetain Hortense Collection - The Lupine Painting
The Lupine Painting

For more information visit https://clairedequenetain.com/collections/hortense-collection

Images: Claire de Quénetain

Verrieres

‘Nothing dates faster than a printed fabric- unless of course, it’s one of those timeless prints that defy shifts in style’ Marylin Bethany – Interiors: What Works (New York Magazine, 1987)

The iconic ‘Verriéres’ fabric has been in the Brunsching & Fils line since 1960 (Known in  Europe as ‘Batik’ – Le Manach/Pierre Frey)  On today’s blog post I’m sharing some fabulous rooms where this timeless chintz makes all the difference.

Verrieres fabric by Brunschwig & Fils

Louise de Vilmorin in her Salon Bleu in Château de Vilmorin at Verrières -le-Buisson, where te fabric got its name.
Louise de Vilmorin in her Salon Bleu in Château de Vilmorin at Verrières -le-Buisson, where te fabric got its name. Source: Paris Match

 

Salon Bleu. Brunschwig & Fils Verriere fabric
Another view of the Salon Bleu

 

Verrieres in the bedroom of Nadine Baroness de Rothschild at her cottage in Brattany
Verrieres in the bedroom of Nadine Baroness de Rothschild at her cottage in Brattany

 

A chair upholstered in Verrieres (1970s) Source: The Peak of Chic blog

 

Mario Buatta's Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest
Mario Buatta’s Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest

 

Mario Buatta's Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest
Mario Buatta’s Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 1984 . Architectural Digest

 

Elizabeth Guest design. Verrieres fabric on window tratment. Blairsden Masion
Blairsden Mansion (New Jersey) 2014. Elizabeth Guest interiors

 

Elizabeth Guest design. Verrieres fabric on window tratment. Blairsden Masion
Blairsden Mansion (New Jersey) 2014. Elizabeth Guest interiors

 

Mario Buatta. Verrieres fabric by Brunschwig & Fills
A more recent room by Mario Buatta. Architectural Digest

 

Atlanta home by Phoebe Howard. Verrieres fabric by Brunschwig & Fils
A home in Atlanta by Phoebe Howard

 

Verrieres, Leta Austin Foster
Leta Austin Foster