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Country Life Every Week - - Interior Design Focus -

Rare find Named af­ter El­iz­a­bethan play­wrights Fran­cis Beaumont and John Fletcher, fab­ric and fur­ni­ture spe­cial­ist Beaumont & Fletcher en­joys a rep­u­ta­tion for the­atri­cal style and beau­ti­ful crafts­man­ship. Choose from cou­ture hand-em­broi­dered fabrics em­bel­lished with pearls and crys­tals to beau­ti­ful plain vel­vets, mo­hairs and linens, in­clud­ing the 18 colours of Orkney 100% pure stonewashed linen, £95 per me­tre, Beaumont & Fletcher (020–7352 5594; www.beaumont and­fletcher.com) Light idea Ideal for sim­ple sheers, Elipse Nat­u­ral and Rip­ple Jasper White, both £123 per me­tre, are from the Ja­panese-in­spired Edo col­lec­tion of light­weight linens from Mark Alexan­der (01623 756699; www.markalexan­der.com) Spring fresh The an­cient Ja­panese art of shi­bori, a tra­di­tional re­sist-dye­ing tech­nique, is cur­rently en­joy­ing a re­vival along­side all things indigo. The Ar­ti­san fab­ric col­lec­tion is Vanessa Ar­buth­nott’s fresh take on the craft: her orig­i­nal de­signs were cre­ated by fold­ing, shap­ing and com­press­ing fabrics by hand, then im­mers­ing them in a vat of indigo. 100% linen, £49.50 per me­tre (01285 831437; www. vanes­saar­buth­nott.co.uk) Rich tones Rus­set, ochre and blue shades com­bine in bold stripes and pat­tern in the Fes­ti­val col­lec­tion from Mul­berry Home, from £59 per me­tre (020–7351 7760; www.gpjbaker.com/ brands/mul­berry-home Farm yard The mo­tifs may have a naïve story-book charm, but the block-printed look gives this Gable wall­pa­per a dis­tinctly mod­ern edge, £97 per roll, Far­row & Ball (01202 876141; www.far­row-ball. com) Blue note French fab­ric house Manuel Canovas in­tro­duces a clas­sic de­sign in­spired by an 18th-cen­tury In­di­enne doc­u­ment. Pal­la­dio is printed in Ciel on a bleached can­vas ground, 100% linen, £79 per me­tre, Manuel Canovas at Cole­fax and Fowler (020–8877 6400; www. manuel­canovas.com) New neu­trals Sub­tle tex­tures and hues com­bine in the dec­o­ra­tive prints, em­broi­deries, wo­ven jacquards and tex­tured weaves from the new Ori­gin and Tosca col­lec­tions, from £115 per me­tre, from Mark Alexan­der (01623 756699; www. markalexan­der.com)

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