Taking place in September, London Design Festival is always an exciting time with plenty to get out and about and see. This year there were three notable trends at Focus and Decorex design shows.

 

Botanical and animal prints
For a little bit of fun and a sense of escapism, we're loving the trend for botanical and animal prints which evoke interesting scenes. From lush greenery to a mix of blooms to delicately illustrated wildlife such as butterflies, dragonflies, squirrels, flamingos and cranes, there are designs to suit your taste. Cast your eyes over the Amazilia and Palmetto collections from Harlequin for some lovely options for upholstering, curtains and linens. Or, take your pick from designer Juliet Travers' collection which includes beautifully hand drawn and digitally printed designs.

 

 

Jewel tones mixed with understated metallics
To complement the overwhelming popularity of metallics in the recent months, there's a lot more rich, jewel colours on the scene. Winner of the Best British Designer Award 2014, Bethan Gray launched new pieces and a new palette for her Private Collection during London Design Festival which really caught out attention. The Band range of tables feature solid marble which has been cut, polished and lacquered, this is then encased in a warm metallic brushed brass rim.

 

 

Modern Florals
The 'new' florals that we're seeing on fabrics and wallcoverings alike are less 'ditsy' in style and more inky. This is a more of a bold and moody look to what would usually spring to mind. Fresh for autumn, this look uses more unconventional, dark colours and each design is recognised for its undefined outlines. Take a look at the latest collections of prints and wallcoverings from Black Edition at Romo for inspiration and keep an eye out on our blog for more ways to get this look coming soon.

 

Shown from top to bottom and left to right: Cranes in Flight, wallpaper, £58 per 10m roll, Harlequin; Dazzle wallpaper, from £156 per 10m roll, Juliet Travers; Band single tone side table, £2,220, side table both Bethan Gray; Niumi wallcovering in Aster and Kansai wallcovering in Peacock, both £200 per roll, Black Edition

Article by: EKBB