Decorating Essentials

Decorating Essentials


Winter is a season when most of us spend more time inside our homes. Colour, texture and patterned fabrics bring the outside in, their designers drawing inspiration from organic forms: the earth, air and sea.
Colours are rich, patterns are textured and designs are traditional to contemporary. Fabrics include cotton, silk and linen along with man-made fibres all constructed to the highest quality, ensuring maximum performance and longevity.

Woven Image has just commissioned iconic creators of resin jewellery and tableware, Dinosaur Designs, to design a signature range of fabrics for both the commercial and residential markets. The new range, entitled Dino Rock and Dino Stripe, is available in three colourways — Warm, Cool, and Neutral — providing fresh, bold fabric options for upholstery, curtains and other homeware applications.

Tony Sutton, managing director of Woven Image, said, “We are very excited to work in partnership with Dinosaur Designs, whose bold sense of colour and design philosophy meshes so well with our own. This collection also highlights Woven Image’s dedication to producing progressive new textile ranges inspired by the work of high-profile Australian artists.”

Other ranges include Concord, Newton and Deluxe, with clarity and originality injected into their already impressive collection. Exclusive to Woven Image is the Knoll range. With three new styles from the USA, the collection introduces rich and deep or neutral and warm shades with matt finishes. The range combines softness and opulence, pattern layering, depth and dimension.
The Knoll retro collection looks to the ’60s and ’70s and includes In the Loop, Satin Chisel and Roots & Rhythms: nubby textured fabrics, super graphic prints, mixtures of thick and thin yarns, and bright, optimistic colours combined with the latest textile technologies to create exceptionally durable designs that capture the imagination.

Mokum Textiles introduces the new Osbourne & Little range, including Nina Campbell and Liberty Furnishings.

From Osbourne & Little, Maroc — designed by Lady Victoria Waymouth — is a contemporary and colourful collection of three print designs which evoke the rich Berber heritage of Morocco. Barouche is a collection of four geometric designs in sumptuous sculptural textures of velvet and chenille. Gambit is a comprehensive Trevira CS collection designed and coloured to offer complete co-ordination, particularly suited to the contemporary hotel market. Cabriole is a glamorous tonal stríe plain velvet available in 14 colourways including bright citrus colours and sparkling jewel tones.

From renowned English interior designer, Nina Campbell, comes Portavo — inspired by the grand country houses and castles of Ireland. This stylish collection of fabrics includes a large-scale fretwork design printed on textured linen with pearlescent detailing and a delicate floral with a slightly worn texture.
Delamont is stunning cut velvet with small-scale coloured stripes shown in relief. This design is available in 12 sumptuous colourways from Nina Campbell’s characteristic palette.

Curraghmore is magnificent stríe velvet in which the entire width of the fabric is composed of four broad stripes of complementary colours.
Dromana — two self-coloured woven designs offer traditional damask and a more contemporary scroll design.
Ormeau, a silk-and-cotton damask of the grandest scale, woven in a range of opulent colours.

From Liberty Furnishings, Pampas — a collection of four contemporary weaves named after an exotic mix of grasses and ferns. These designs include interlocking leaf motifs and a stylised fern stripe.
Gossamer — five wide-width striped sheers have been designed in shimmering colour combinations such as aqua, pink and gold or greens and ochres.
Onkwell fabrics and wallpapers released Janneau, a striking collection of cut velvet jacquards on a heavy linen cloth, inspired by both the contemporary and nouveau style of the eclectic 1930s. Suitable for residential and contract interiors, designs include Dufrenne, a stylised leaf stem which changes colour up the fabric, Benois diamond, Labaye, a contemporary two-coloured stripe. The dramatic colour palette adds to the impact of the designs — from neutrals, nutmeg, spice, rust, wine, mulberry to denim and indigo, lime and olives, charcoal and black.

Obernai is a classic and elegant collection of colour-woven chenilles. All fabrics are reversible and suitable for curtains and upholstery. The combination of both chenille and silky effect makes this collection rich and opulent.
Malakai is a collection of three tactile, soft suede designs with delicate stitching detail in loose geometric styles, ideal for modern easy living. The varied colour palette consists of warm neutrals and golds, richer terracottas, reds and plums through to cooler powdery blues, aquas and greens.
Garniere — a soft brushed-velour plain suitable for any room. Available in an extensive colour palette of 33 shades, from neutral and earthy tones, rich and deep reds, plum and indigo, through to pastel hues of lilac, aqua and pistachio green.

From traditional decorative to casual contemporary and everything in between, Warwick Fabrics’ versatile new collection, Verandah, makes transition a breeze with a superb coordinating range of floral prints, stripes, plains and textures in beautiful decorative colours. Verandah is just perfect for the modern Australian heritage home offering decorators the ability to merge new with old and create a fashionable space full of light, air and colour; a place to relax and entertain where the outlook is brilliant and the interior look sublime.
The gorgeous antique document prints sourced from the 18th century, classic seersucker, delicate crewel worked cotton and contemporary plains and stripes of Verandah are each an elegant touch on their own or a whole new combination as formal, casual or easily eclectic as need be.

From the esteemed Geraldine Cooper come the latest collections by Jane Churchill and Colefax and Fowler. These collections were recently released in London and will be released to designers around Australia.
From Jane Churchill, the Simla Collection and the Silk Collection. The Simla Collection of fabrics and wallpapers is a diverse collection of fresh, large-scale linen prints, decorative weaves and contemporary plains in rich, bold colours and a comprehensive range of neutrals.

The Silk Collection is a glamorous collection of silks featuring embroidered florals, lattice designs, pictorials, plans and motifs.
The beautiful collection from Colefax and Fowler includes traditional florals, classic moiré checks and stripes, textured weaves and decorative wallpapers. Beautiful, finely drawn traditional Colefax designs, printed on linen to give a new contemporary edge, are perfectly partnered with weaves ranging from subtle elegant moirés to more informal plains and damasks.
Included in the latest range from Marco, linen sheers ‘Vista’ in 32 shades can be used with any combination of Romo collections. Vista sheers are machine washable and wide width.

Solo is a plain linen in 31 wonderful shades, coloured to enhance the natural beauty of linen in a broad range of chocolate browns, neutrals to damsons and blues.
Romana is a specially constructed linen viscose chenille weave in an extensive colour palette of 31 colours from malted neutral to warm shades of ruby and Sakura; a collection of prints inspired by ancient Japanese ceramics. Stylised lotus flowers, a leaf trail, abstract scroll and contemporary stripe are printed on a linen cotton-base cloth. Complementing this is a coordinating sheer and a herringbone weave. The colour palette includes tones of charcoal, aubergine, indigo and ruby through to fresher shades of alpine and pistachio.
Whether your taste is shabby chic, classic, contemporary or modern, fabrics will form an important design element to help bring your interiors to life.