Wanting to bring some energy into your interior spaces?

Well, here are some trend-led Print suggestions from SUBLITEX.

pursue play

‘In an era of uncertainty, political instability and environmental problems, we satisfy our need for optimism, escapism and creativity with playful activities. Playing helps us find meaning in the midst of chaos’


escape reality

‘People escape everyday life by creating futuristic worlds.  They engage with a technology that enables them to have deeper, more sustainable experiences in daily life.  The result is digital tactility’


Spring Home Furnishing Trends

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By Laura Newton – designandcolour@gmail.com

1) ‘Bringing the Outside In’

Whether your dreams take you into ‘The Secret Garden’, ‘The Tropics’, ‘The Forest’ or ‘The Ocean’, you will be inspired this Spring as our favourite designers bring them to you.

The New ‘Norrland’ Collection by Villa Nova is a refreshing myriad of design inspired by the Danish term ‘HYGEE (hoo-gah)’.


This Dramatic Digitally Printed Floral by ‘BLACK EDITION’ really draws you back to the renaissance and soothes your mind with rich, earthy colours.


‘FIORI’ by Zimmer & Rohde gives us a bohemian edge in its freeness and colouring.

Harlequin have beautifully captured the essence of nature with their ‘Anthozoa’ collection. Enchanting watercolour movements and an impression of ‘Batiq / Tie dye’ to offer a sense of traditional skill.

‘Casamance’ never disappoint with another range of tantalising wallcoverings and Fabrics. Mouth watering colourings that take you thousands of miles away.


I love this bold Tropical design by Lelievre! Its expressed in a tapestry technique, oozing in detail and sophistication.

‘Patmos’ by Manuel Canovas brings an injection of fun with these clean and bright tropical and underwater prints.

All collections mentioned can be seen at showrooms with ‘The Chelsea Harbour Design Centre’, London


Villa nova


Black Edition


Zimmer & Rohde






Lelievre Paris


Manuel Canovas


House of Hackney: Babylon & Limerence



Sophie Wade – designandcolour@gmail.com

Always huge fans of House of Hackney here at The Print Affair, it would only be right to admire their two new, whimsical print collections. With art deco influences, the moody repeats transport us away to an enchanting lands. Tropical is certainly a trend that House of Hackney do very well and this new collection is a contemporary and exciting move on from the iconic prints we all know so well.


The new designs are showcased in various different colour palettes from deep, moody tones to bright saturated hues.

Babylon, a new design for interiors and home accessories at HOH, is in a range of colour ways all ‘alluding to a heady late summer’. Giant scale weeping willows, this moody print harks back to the 1930’s and 1950’s, both golden ages for decorating. The print also evokes the current trend of deep, rich colours used in interiors.


Babylon in Colour Ways: Anemone and Celestial Blue  

Limerence, inspired by the ancient silk route, this design illustrates the exotic grasslands of Sri Lanka. Sun bleached palms and romantic hues help refresh the tropical designs so popular with HOH. The primary colour palette incorporates papyrus off-white, blush pink and willow green, perfect for a spring interior update. This print is available across both the HOH interior collections and fashion collections.

Limerence in Colour Ways: Galapagos and Papyrus

See the new collections here at: https://www.houseofhackney.com/

A/W Home Furnishing Trends 2016: Classical

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By Laura Newton – designandcolour@gmail.com

Decadent Decoration in Damasks and Classic Motifs.


Zoffany ‘Farfalla’, Zimmer & Rohde ‘Cardinale’, Zoffany ‘Acantha’

Elegant and Subtle Organics mixed with Classic Textures and Checks:
Romo ‘Kelso’ Collection


Sanderson ‘Pure Ceiling’, ‘’Pure Net Ceiling’ and ‘Alencon Dusk’ Embroideries


Timeless Geometric Forms with sophisticated contemporary detail
and technique: Cole & Son ‘Watered Silk’ Wallpaper:


Bold Jacobeans and Elaborate archival designs create colourful conversation:


Osborne and Little ‘Menagerie’ and Nina Campbell ‘Coromandel’




Zimmer and Rohde


Sanderson UK

Cole and Son

Osborn and Little


Home Furnishings 2016

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By Laura Newton – designandcolour@gmail.com

Earlier in January, SUBLITEX were exhibiting at the Home Furnishings event HEIMTEXTIL in Frankfurt.


Showcasing an attractive selection of Printed Design across Digital, Gravure and Foils. The display was colourful, textural and showed a sophisticated variety of style and technique.


Sublitex welcomed customers from all over the world who were looking for Design solutions for their businesses. The Sublitex range is TREND focussed and enables customers to find the style that suits their market.


The general objective for people visiting Heimtex is to look at TREND suggestions, buy ARTWORK from the extensive selection in the Design Hall and, probably most importantly, meet with suppliers to kick-start this year’s collections.

From wall coverings to curtain poles, there is something for everyone and a real mixture of trends within each hall.

The ‘Theme Park’ is an experience in itself, this area picks out favourite fabrics and wall coverings from exhibitors and displays them in a dramatic manner to draw you in and focuses on 4 Trend Themes. This is always a nice way to start the trip to Heimtex as it allows you to observe and, where suitable, apply these suggestions to your own market.

This Year’s Themes:

‘PROTECT’: Clean aesthetic, or crisp, understated design.

‘ENERGISE’: Looking at a Digital age

‘NOURISH’: Urban and Natural landscapes

‘ENRICH’: Decorative luxury

I will focus more on this in my Trend blog post but for now, please see an overview of the show below: