POWerful Prints!

With Autumn officially upon us and design week, fashion week (& the rest) all done and dusted, we are welcoming with open arms the latest Autumn/Winter collections from our favourite fabric and wallpaper suppliers! And we are all in for a treat!
Let me take you through what has really get us talking, wooing and swooning! As detail devils and impact pursuers we couldn’t let the bold patterns be swept under a high pile Persian rug without a mention! At JMDA pattern has always sat high on the agenda, it can make or a break scheme. It can be love at first site or it can be a go to fail safe that just pulls a scheme together.
This year we have seen classic styles reworked in millennial pink paired with perfects pastels! And fear not, it looks like those printed palms aren’t going anywhere, this time taking a form of a natural landscape or wild jungle setting (LOVE!) So, let’s dig a little deeper into our favourites: –

Not your average Damask…

Throughout the years of design, Damask prints have been featured in many collections from numerous design brands. Featuring back to the 14th century, we have seen a damask print in many royal backdrops, grand halls and the backdrop to your Downton Abbey Sunday night FIX! Today the damask is traditionally used in high end hotels, oozing it’s luxury heritage.
We have seen many challenge the stereotypical design of a damask print, with brands experimenting with the format, scale, colours and textures. Not my usual fabric of choice, however this year Zoffany’s latest collection has really caught my eye. We see a collection which has bold, statement colourways such as deep purples and royal greens, paired with some delicate, soft pastel tones. This beautiful heritage pattern named Pomegranate Print, oozes elegance and class and wouldn’t look out of place in any home, restaurant or bar. We’d go pattern on pattern here for that maximum effect!


Step into the Jungle…

Dare to be different with this statement piece from Arte Wallcoverings. Still clinging onto those summer feels with this jungle inspired print, what’s not to love about this wow wallcovering!
The earthy burnt tones bring a fresh spin on leafy prints and create the sense of real authenticity. On trend with the fall colours, the pistachio green dramatic leaves reflect a true botanical setting; paired with some potted plants this really sets the scene.

The picturesque setting is coupled with an electric blue sofa to really contrast against its backdrop. This design is one of many of their latest collection, which has all the ‘wows’ and certainly not for the faint hearted. This particular design is definitely a must have in this years up and coming projects, not only for its on point styling but for it’s magnificent quality and ‘art like’ finish!


Peaceful, picturesque prints!

Its not all fierce and full on when it comes to patterns. As designers we are sympathetic to the client, the surroundings and the demographic, and we certainly have time for those calming contrasts.
This tranquil, water-colour inspired autumn/winter collection from Casamance is simply stunning. We can’t wait for these books to land in our office library! They are everything you expect from Casamance; their beautiful show stopping prints and on-point colour pallets are the reason they are one of my favourite brands.
Casamance describes this collection ‘ACQUA VIVA’ as ‘bringing the intense colours to life before blending them like watercolours. A floral and aquatic collection, exuding a feeling of perfect serenity.’ We couldn’t agree more! That statement alone brings a state of trance.
The picturesque landscape fabric is a personal favourite and would be worked up in this deep, encapsulating green and upholstered on an accent chair with popping piping and positioned by a blazing winter fire. This collection has us autumn/winter ready, so let’s kick back those summer blues and embrace the change.
You can’t run and can’t hide from there uncertainness of the country right now but you can be certain of one thing. Prints and patterns are playful, joyful and expressive. Indulge, exaggerate or relax with our favourite printed beauties.



Blog By Interior Designer, Eleanor Sweeney