Cushions for Christmas

Lost for a gift this festive season? Here are some of the best printed cushions we could find on the web to suit everyone’s budget. With retail struggling there are some real bargains to be had.

Under £20.00

Left to right – Ikea, FÖREMÅL Cushion cover plus inner, Ikea.com, Dunelm, Blue Watercolour Stripe Cushion, dunelm.com

Left to right – M&S, Velvet Statement Floral Square Cushion, marksandspencer.com, Habitat, Topsy Yellow Cushion, habitat.com

Left to right – Ted Baker, Orchid Wonderland Piped Feather, houseoffraser.co.uk

Under £50.00

Left to right – Marimekko, Veljekset cushion cover marimekko.com, Voyage Maison Galatea Heather Cushion, turnbullandthomas.co.uk/

Left to right – John Lewis & Partners, Java Cushion, Johnlewis.com, Graham and Brown, Chelsea Pink Floral Cushion, Houseoffraser.co.uk

Under £100.00

Left to right – Anthropologie, Ollie Rabbit Cushion, Johnlewis.com, Timorous Beasties, Eastern Smudge Damask Cushion

Left to right – Designers Guild, Arjuna Leaf Cushion, johnlewis.com, Heal’s, Colour Block by Susi Bellamy’s vibrant block design, Heals.com

£100.00 or more

Left to right – Timorous Beasties, Honey Bee Cushion, timorousbeasties.com, Timorous Beasties, Marble Damask Cushion, timorousbeasties.com

Left to right – Hampton Hex Velvet Cushion, Blackpop.co.uk, Fresco – Velvet Cushion

Left to right – Christian Lacroix, Birds Sinfonia Crepuscule Cushion, Amara.com, Le Curieux Cushion

Left to right – Designers Guild, Kashmiri Cushion, Cobalt, Johnlewis.com, Tema e Variazioni Cushion, Amara.com

Shrimps X Habitat

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Pretty yet cool, Shrimps stand alone in the fashion world with a distinctive handwriting. Celebrated for their expressive prints, the brand have decided to collaborated with homeware brand Habitat to showcase their illustrative hand on home products.

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With a colour pallet of baby pinks, cornflower blues and contrasting monos, this collection feels stylish and contemporary. Fabrics reflect the quality of both brands with short pile velvets and rich cottons and elaborate coloured fur.

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“Breton stripe faux fur throws are draped on painterly print bedding, layered alongside embroidered cushions and hand crafted rugs.” Hannah Weiland; Creative Director of Shrimps

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Crazy creatures and twisted fairytales, the collection is certainly out of the ordinary. We love the contrast of a pretty, feminine colour palette with bold and some what ugly designs, a really exciting new take on interiors for Habitat.

https://www.habitat.co.uk/shrimps

Instagram – @theprintaffair

‘An Adventure in Illustration’

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Step into a world bursting with wondrous creatures and scenes from faraway places with Villa Nova’s first children’s focused collection…..

Created in Collaboration with three renowned picture book illustrators; Frann Preston-Gannon, Christopher Corrand Yuval Zommer.  With their unique drawing styles, each illustrator has their own chapter containing a series of pictorial stories that introduce a world of adventure and imagination.

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Left to right – Frann Preston-Gannon: ‘MonkeyTree’ Wallpaper, Christopher Corr: ‘New York’  Wall Mural, Yuval Zommer: ‘Flutterby’ Curtains

Picturebook has been themed to appeal to animal lovers, bold adventurers and those who are intrigued by the wildlife and bugs that live in the bottom of the garden.

Christopher Corr

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Corr’swork is about joy, colourand a love of life. Chris creates astounding imagery of scenes from around the world, crazy complex cityscapes, working in gouache and painting on handmade papers as though he’s using a pen. 3

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Frann Preston-Gannon

With a unique style that is visually spectacular, Frann’s illustrations can be described as a digital collage that is created by layering textures and colour.  An attention to detail and obsession to create overall surface interest which enhances each scene adding vibrancy to the subject matter. 5

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Yuval Zommer

Embark on a voyage of discovery observing the tiniest detail of the smallest life forms in the natural world with Yuval’s playful drawings.  These beautiful and incredibly intricate illustrations are exciting with hand drawn elements and layering of pattern that simply invites curiosity.78Villa Nova (Furnishings, Wallcoverings& Accessories) is part of ROMO GROUP and the range is available worldwide through an extensive netwrkof selected interior designers and retail outlets.

https://www.villanova.co.uk

https://www.romo.com

Instagram – @theprintaffair

House of Hackney X & Other Stories

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House of Hackney and & Other Stories are thrilled to introduce a new co-lab collection for SS18. Combining House of Hackney’s decadent prints with & Other Stories’ effortlessly chic silhouettes, the collaboration features ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes that encourage an aesthetic rooted in playfulness and frivolity.

Unsurprisingly, this was the must have collection of the season and it has sold out worldwide since the launch 2 weeks ago but here is a look at the beautifully crafted collection that we are still able to admire from our screens

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Naturally, House of Hackney’s founders, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, were responsible for picking the prints; mixing up signature floral and zebra stripes in fresh hues of blue, lilac and burnt orange, as well as creating the brand-new ‘tree of life’ foliage design. The duo worked side by side with the & Other Stories team choosing the shapes that worked best and bouncing around various sources of inspiration such as Kate Bush and London street fashion.

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Founders of House of Hackney, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle

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“We love & Other Stories’ silhouettes, print treatments and how meaningful the brand’s social messaging feels. The collection that we created together plays on a heightened version of the colours and shapes found in nature. We were inspired by British psychedelia, vibrant fabrics from our local Ridley Road Market, and the bohemian mood of the Bloomsbury Group,” says Frieda Gormley.

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Feminine and bohemian, the collection is full of laidback dresses and skirts, wide-leg trousers and voluminous blouses as well as bags, shoes and scarves, primarily made in sustainable materials such as TENCEL® and organic cotton. The collection captures a free spirited mood highlighted by the fluid silhouettes that reflect the notion that every woman should enjoy having fun with their wardrobes.

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“House of Hackney transcends trends and plays in a quirky world of their own. We had a lot of fun co-creating a collection that invites women to play more and mix and match fearlessly without any restrictions,” says Anna Nyrén, Head of Colabs, & Other Stories.

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Royle and Gormley, at their east London home, wearing designs from their & Other Stories collection.

 

 

 

Here is a look at some of the gorgeous items in the collection:

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With thanks to the House of Hackney Press team

All images from stories.com and houseofhackney.com

 

A Floral Feast

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Print clashing isn’t just a key trend in fashion, layering different bright floralsis a modern, spring update to your home. Here is a look at a few of our favorite printed home ware pieces:

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Pip Studio – Pipstudio.com

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Talking Tables – Talkingtables.co.uk

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Creative Tops – creative-tops.com

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Joules – Joules.com

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BridgetteThornton for Anthropologie – Anthropologie.com

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LA Double J – Ladoublej.com

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Liberty of London – Libertylondon.comScreen Shot 2018-05-15 at 22.08.29.png

Wedgwood – Wedgwood.co.uk

Mr Doodle

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https://www.broadgate.co.uk/SenseOfSpace

Last month, Exchange Square in London held a beautiful exhibition allowing us to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. “A Sense of Space” was a collection of 3 rooms each with different sensory experience and there was one in particular, being a room full of motifs, that I fell in love with.

Unique and uplifting artist MrDoodle covered one of the rooms full of his enchanting motifs. From the floor you walked on, to the walls, the desk and even the foam sofa, every little corner was covered in a seemingly satisfying way.

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As he created this space he was wearing is very own Mr Doodle printed suit paired with some Mr Doodle shoes.

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Described as ‘Graffiti Spagetti’, “his clusters of characters, objects and patterns group together in a formation that appears to continue to grow relentlessly.” We also love how he manages to draw himself in each of his instillations somewhere.

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MrDoodle’s Doodle of himself

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http://mrdoodle.com/Home

Images from @MrdoodleInstagramand http://www.broadgate.co.uk

Joules and DFS

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It gets to this time of year and we feel as if our homes are in need of a spring clean and need a makeover with fresh bright summery designs, which is exactly what the new Joules and DFS collection is offering. The range is full of quirks and brave colour combinations. For the traditionally English fashion brand, this was a very natural step in a new direction. Having such a print focus with their clothing customer, who loves the countryside and a rural home setting, this collaboration is a perfect way for them to explore a different product.

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The DFS  product is home furnishings and we love the influence of fashion on the range. Traditionally home furnishings prints are used and laid out in full repeat however here we can see the prints carefully placed across the product which is something more akin to fashion design. It is details like this which really make this collection stand out from a regular furniture range and the elevates the concept.

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We love the attention to detail used in the products. It feels as if the creative team have thought about furniture and its use in a very different way.

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Joules use their signature trademark of the hare on the leg of the sofas which is a great finishing touch

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Although the range is concise, the products explore many different themes for their differing customers. There is of course the traditional floral prints but there are also a touch of the nautical and animal conversationals.

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Known for their beautiful hand drawn vintage inspired prints and their playful colour combinations, Joules have not failed to deliver this in a completely different way. The product is unique yet recognizable and will certainly uplift any home this spring

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https://www.joules.com/DFS?utm_source=joulesjournal&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=S.22.03.18.DFSSpringRefreshBlog-Organic&mcpt=joulesjournal&mch=social&mcpn=S.22.03.18.DFSSpringRefreshBlog-Organic

http://www.dfs.co.uk/content/joules-home-furniture#so9EadihGL8CdtsI.97

All Images from dfs.co.uk and Joules.com

Gucci Decor

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Illustration by Alex Merry

Print proud, luxury fashion label Gucci have launched a home ware range and we love it. Saturated in beautiful pattern, adorned with stylized animal motifs, the new ‘Gucci Décor’ collection is everything we would expect from Gucci and more.

The eclectic collection of interior items range from embroidered cushions to printed crockery to silk screens with octopus motifs. Creative director Alessandro Michele’s flamboyant magpie attitude is apparent across the whole range – “the overall effect is one of a surprising, joyous combination of hue, pattern and design, where there are no rules.” he states speaking of the Gucci Décor range. He also explains “the idea is not to prescribe a particular decorative look, but to provide elements that allow for living spaces to be customised.”

 

2The Italian fashion house broke the news mid last year on their instagram with a series of beautiful hand painted illustrations by artist Alex Merry. Gucci commissioned Merry, a British folk artist, to bring the range to life and each of her artworks depicts the range in the colourful style Gucci is well known for.

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“a flexible and personal approach to decoration, bringing an accent of Gucci’s contemporary romanticism into the home”

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Gucci’s Herbarium motif—a whimsical Toile de Jouy design of cherry branches, leaves and flowers, inspired by a vintage fabric can be seen across crockery and wallpapers in a trio of colour ways

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We love how Gucci have translated their mystical, conversational catwalk classics from octopuses to pineapples into furniture. Here their octopus jacquard stands loud and proud on this folding screen.

They have also introduced a line of unconventional wallpapers that come in silk, vinyl and paper. The wallpapers feature prints all from the ready to wear collections straight from the catwalks which we think work just as well in the home as they do on clothing.

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https://www.gucci.com/uk/en_gb/ca/decor-c-decor

 

London Design Week 2018

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From the 4th to the 9th March, Chelsea Harbour becomes the home of London Design Week 2018, ‘an unmissable event that is essential for anyone who wants the inside track on the latest design thinking.’

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‘The interior design world’s Mecca’ Vanity Fair

Chanelling the design world’s rising spirit of individuality and creative expression, London Design Week 2018 seeks to go beyond fleeting trends. This is an event where powerful design professionals can engage with established makers; style-seekers can delve deeper into their design passions via talks, demonstrations, workshops and discovery tours; and luxury brands can converse with emerging influencers and tastemakers.

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‘Europe’s flagship for design and decoration’ House & Garden

Visitors who value genuine talent, skill and provenance can discover the latest offerings from 120 exhibitors from around the world, while on the main stage, international speakers share their knowledge at the authoritative Conversations in Design series. A new initiative is ‘Legends’, which sees connoisseurs from the worlds of design and decoration, art, fashion and architecture collaborate to transform an array of showroom windows and showcases with wit and verve.

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Trade preview: 4 – 6 March 2018

All welcome: 7 – 9 March 2018

10am – 6pm

Event Location

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE

http://dcch.co.uk