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Spring and sum­mer tex­tiles for 2017 come straight off the Paris and New York cat­walks and onto uphol­stery, cur­tains,

rugs and cush­ions, with themes of con­fi­dence, lux­ury and so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

Colour and pat­tern fea­ture large with metal­lic ef­fects and geo­met­rics; colour com­bi­na­tions of zingy pink and green; lemon yel­low with steely greys; sea and sky blues and true yel­low with mid­night blue, set in ro­bust cot­tons,

silky satins and vel­veteen fin­ishes.

Ul­tra chic Ital­ian brand Mis­soni of­fers

its spring range of tow­els, in­clud­ing the fem­i­nine Ta­bata and the mas­cu­line

Tom­maso (from €17.50 at Ob­jekt).

De­sign­ers Guild’s spring collec­tion in­cludes the Ma­jolica fab­ric range in a fresh blue colour­way

(from €87 p/m at Kevin Kelly In­te­ri­ors).

Up­hol­stered stools from In­te­rios­ity in spring­time yel­low dis­tressed vel­vet are stud fin­ished (€95) and come with op­tional match­ing cush­ions (€45).

Try the yel­low and green Hexagone cro­chet rug from Roche Bobois for a change from typ­i­cal squares and rec­tan­gles


The mod­ern Xian Moon­light rug echoes the work of 20th cen­tury artist So­nia De­launey in its vi­brant colour and pat­tern (from €145 for 140 x 70 at EZ Liv­ing).

Lemon yel­low and grey, are the on-trend colour com­bi­na­tion for spring this year. Cush­ions in fab­rics by Larsen from €69 p/m at Daphne Daunt De­signs.

— Carol O’Cal­laghan

Ceram­i­cist An­drew Lud­dick ap­plies his de­signs to the So­lar Op­po­site rug for Ceadogán, which can be made to any size (from €940).

Sea green colours for sum­mer come with a paint ef­fect fin­ish in the Bor­neo Wa­ter­colour cush­ion from Har­vey Nor­man (€30).

For a pop of spring green colour, the Ge­or­gio arm­chair from Casey’s comes in a va­ri­ety of fab­ric fin­ishes

(from €659).

Con­sider a trim on the lead­ing edge of your new cur­tains or pel­met with Os­borne & Lit­tle’s Savoy braids (from €60 p/m at Ken Jack­son In­te­ri­ors).

De­tails in black and green are added to a pink colour­way in Manuel Canovas Las­say Pivoine fab­rics. Cur­tains (€129.60 p/m), cush­ion fab­ric (€103 p/m), throws start at €120 from Brian S Nolan In­te­ri­ors.

Cur­tains by Jane Churchill for Cole­fax and Fowler are printed in the blue Holme­wood pat­tern with red trim (€120p/m). Hop­well Stripe in navy up­hol­sters the an­tique-style chair (€57.60 from SKI In­te­ri­ors).

Red, blue and white stripes are a typ­i­cal com­bi­na­tion for sum­mer. Thibaut of­fers a fresh ap­proach to this colour­way (fab­ric from €125 p/m at Paul & Co).

— Carol O’Cal­laghan

Cork-born Aiveen

Daly makes ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing the Em­press Bracelet cush­ion made from cot­ton satin with sil­ver metal de­tail (POA at www. aiveen­daly.com). Span­ish ar­chi­tect and de­signer Pa­tri­cia Urquiola ap­plies her ta­lent to fur­ni­ture, de­sign­ing the But­ter­fly mod­u­lar fab­ric seat­ing range for Ital­ian brand B&B Italia

(from €6,530 ex-VAT, from Min­ima).

A soft fab­ric­cov­ered pouffe can pro­vide ex­tra seat­ing or dou­ble up as a foot­stool (€95 at Ikea).

— Carol O’Cal­laghan

Deep mid­night blue com­bined with yel­low is a hot colour­way this sea­son. Cur­tains by Os­borne & Lit­tle are in

Rain For­est fab­ric (€78 p/m) with uphol­stery in Mikado vel­vet (€41 p/m) from www.the­fab­u­lous­fab­ric­com­pany.ie.

Light, un­com­pli­cated pat­terns fea­ture

in the Mikado collec­tion by James Hare. Mikado cur­tain fab­ric €108 p/m, and Ba­gatelle uphol­stery €68p/m at

Ken Jack­son In­te­ri­ors.

The Sostrene Grene pouffe of­fers ex­tra seat­ing and a flat top to act as an oc­ca­sional ta­ble (€29.96).

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