PEER­LESS PAT­TERN

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - GUIDE -

Fab­rics and wall­pa­pers are in­trin­sic to tra­di­tional dec­o­rat­ing and what­ever your per­cep­tion of the style, there is a pat­tern to bring it to life. If you have a ro­man­tic vi­sion of clas­sic style that’s re­plete with blowsy flow­ers and fo­liage, there are count­less de­signs for walls and soft fur­nish­ings. Trail­ing pat­terns have a light and del­i­cate feel, while Vic­to­ri­an­in­spired de­signs fea­tur­ing full-blown roses or sum­mer bou­quets have a bright and busy charm. For those who grav­i­tate to more struc­tured looks, stripes, lat­tice pat­terns and geo­met­rics con­vey clas­sic style in a more re­strained way. Ex­otic de­signs have trans­planted eas­ily from their East­ern ori­gins to take root in clas­sic West­ern homes and pais­ley fab­rics, ikat weaves and In­dian block prints, in their original colours or re-imag­ined in sub­tler tones, have be­come a fa­mil­iar part of the in­te­rior land­scape.

RIGHT Ar­chive de­signs with proven longevity have an au­then­ti­cally time­less look. ‘Bor­ough High St’ wall­pa­per in ‘Stamp’, £ 86 per roll, Lon­don Wall­pa­per IV col­lec­tion, Lit­tle Greene

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