How should I go about selecting pattern for a room?
Finding those stories which are closest to your heart, everything of relevance, is going to enrich the spaces you inhabit. Patterns can be like a manifesto of the subjects they exhibit. If you draw on the pattern appropriately it speaks for itself, and will be convincing to even the toughest critics, even if the reason is pattern purely for the sake of pattern. Figurative and narrative patterns can be such powerful witticisms, saying so much without the need for speech. Only incorporate imagery and patterns that align with your beliefs and ethos, and that you think to be beautiful and helpful to your wellbeing.
How do I make sure everything matches and works together in the room?
Textiles reveal fascinating things about the person whose space you are in, whether it is what they love, or how they want to feel in that space. For strong, bold or large patterns I'd suggest building the room around them, allowing them to be the starting point. The way furnishings interact in a final scheme, whether through colour, context or other elements needs to be highly satisfying through the way the elements interact - that may be either through colour matches or clashes, scales that work well against each other or texture and tone playing together. As with paints, always consider the lighting in your room, and how it affects colour and tone.
How much fabric do I need to allow for?
We suggest working with your upholsterer or curtain maker to arrive at the quantity required. There are standard quantities they may follow for certain furniture shapes, but they will know ultimately what is required for the shape of your room and furnishings.
We indicate the repeat size for each design, as well as the yardage width that will be printed. If you require full repeat lengths you will need to round up to the nearest next meter to allow for them. Repeat lengths are not usually a full lineal meter so rounding up will ensure that you have that little extra to cover yourself,
What is the secret to incorporating ideas into a space?
Considering how we articulate our responses to the past, and our thoughts for the future helps. That may not necessarily mean your furniture and fabrics all need to be of the same period, but there must be elements tying them to each other in a harmonious way. The most exhilarating projects see textiles entering into a dialogue with the other counterpoints in a space. It is that interaction that you want to bring together.