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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...

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...

— 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).

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