Friday, November 4, 2011

Inspired by Charleston

After a busy week of painting and trying to master designing repeats with Photoshop and Illustrator, (thanks to this very helpful online class from Camp Pikaland) it is time to pop into my slightly abandoned blog.
Most of the UK and Australian Interiors magazines are featuring the latest furnishing fabric releases this month, and I have gathered together a selection of fabric and wallpaper designs from one of my favourite new ranges -  The Bloomsbury, Dalloway and Orlando Collections by Sanderson. I love the painterly (surprise, surprise) peek back into the bohemian times of the Bloomsbury set, and anything inspired by Matisse immediately grabs my attention.

During my two years in England a visit to Charleston was always on my agenda, but unfortunately I didn't manage to make it there. One day......

Matisse Leaf wallpaper

Matisse Leaf is a wallpaper design inspired by the loose and spontaneous brushstrokes of the French artist.

This exuberant design Still Life takes inspiration from the vivid colour combinations, lively brushstrokes and dramatic compositions of Matisse's pattern filled paintings.

The painterly rose design Ottoline was inspired by the rambling gardens of Charleston.

A design close to my heart! I can easily spend hours making sure my palette is just right, resulting in pages of gouache dabs that look just like this wallpaper design.

I love the loose, vibrant brushstrokes that create the peonies of the printed linen design Vanessa.

The Zigzag wallpaper design was painted on plaster to imitate the fresco technique often used by the artists of the Bloomsbury group.

The Cut Flowers design was inspired by the naive drawings decorating a wall of a downstairs room in the Charleston farmhouse.

Another gorgeous colourway - Fitzroy is a bold graphic design typical of those found in fashionable 1930's interiors.

Take a look at this wonderful collection of fabrics and wallpapers here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Nat - been a long time since I looked at Sanderson. Reminds me of working at Bruck. I think Bron did a Bloomsbury print back then too! I think print is coming back in a big way, don't you? Lots of colour which is great.