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FABRIC SPECIFICATION: Taking Inspiration from Nature

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

At the request of the client, we can source fabrics for use as cushion covers, curtains, blinds, table runners and more. This gives each property or even each room a unique look and feel that cannot be replicated by products available on the high street or online. This option also involves the client more, allowing you to pick something specifically to match your tastes. You can put your own personality into the choice if you wish, which is particularly nice for those who would like to move into the property on completion.

Material specification starts with getting to know the client and then taking it from there. As a designer I like to understand what your tastes and personality are, and I like to incorporate this into the design as much as I can. I feel the home should be an extension of the person or persons living in the home. I also feel as a designer that the home should enhance your well-being which is why I take my inspiration for colour from nature. Plants, flowers, gardens, the elements and animals are a rich source of inspiration in terms of pattern, colour and texture. By noticing the way all three weave their way into the man-made, and by incorporating them into a design ourselves, we can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a minimalist industrial one, or a mix of the two depending on the client’s needs, likes and dislikes.

Upon the mention of nature, many people instantly think of earthy tones like brown and grey which often isn’t the case - as the above image demonstrates, the colours of nature originate from the entire colour spectrum and there are so many beautiful vibrant or soft colours in nature. I tend to look at photos of nature and extract the colours from the image. When the colour palette is set for the project and the client is happy. I start selecting the fabrics to complement the colour palette for the rooms. Having different textures within the home helps to create a warm and inviting interior, layering also adds depth to the interior.

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