Hello, I am back after a few days working away, a whirlwind of interior design and decor research, fun, friends, rum, long days and hard work. But I’m super excited to share with you today the beautiful things I saw last week in London, up first Liberty!
Emotions ranging from the utter joy to extreme jealously were stirred when I walked into the Liberty secret press room, hidden behind a panel in their lovely tudor building. Pattern and florals were everywhere, 18 different designs in various colour-ways printed on their new range of beautiful furnishing fabrics and wallpaper. The Nesfield Collection – inspired by the British landscape architect William Nesfield, a major influence on garden design during the 19th century – launched last wednesday and I was lucky enough to be invited to take a peek at all the lovely fabrics, wallpapers and paint colours in the range. Some patterns are new and others are inspired or taken straight from the Liberty archives. The jealousy came about with my imagining being able to look through these historic fabric designs at any time like the lucky archivist.The chair in the image at the top of this post, is covered with Fresco Linen Union in Lagoon and absolutely stole everyones hearts, as you can imagine! Below the cushion is made from Ray Cotton Velvet in Velvet Lagoon a pattern taken from a wonderful painting by illustrator Jane Ray, commissioned by Liberty and based on the fairytale, Rose Red and Snow White. I was really surprised at the designs that I was drawn to. Usually drawn to pink like a moth to a flame, it was all the blues and turquoises that I fell for in the Nesfield collection.The new Liberty paint range comes in over 30 complementary shades, and available to sample using the latest colour-matching technology on the innovative new iPatch from Colour and Paint. This amazing colour swatch replaces the usual tester pots as the most accurate and environmentally friendly way to choose and colour-match paint schemes. It’s an A4 sheet with a coat of real paint on one side and low-tack adhesive backing on the other, peel off the backing and the sample sheet can be attached and re-attached to any interior wall without leaving a residue, and can be conveniently taken away to match up against fabrics, furnishings and home accessories.For those of you that like a more muted look there are plenty of greys and softer coloured versions of each design from the collection, as you can see below. Then there is Penelope Cotton Linen Twill in Claret – a multi coloured paisley that has so much detail it makes you giddy. I hope to use a few of these beautiful new designs into our home somewhere, but as always, how to decide which ones when you love them all?!