Print designer Anna Hayman creates beautiful 60s & 70s patterns through turning original linocuts into wallpapers, fabric and art prints. These gorgeous patterns are particularly stunning on her range of lamp shades.
Anna has now collaborated with illustrator Beth Faser to create these A3 character piece aet prints. There are four designs in the collection and we love them. ‘I wanted to create some fashion style illustrations incorporating my patterns and when I was introduced to Beth, I knew she was the perfect partner for the project with her bold and louche style. She cleverly mixes ink painting with paper collage to create these languid characters, I think the style combines with my prints really well, and I love the feel of these super laid back girls’
We love DIY art as it’s personal and unique to home. You can adjust colours to your interior, use letters, names or words to personalise or simple enjoy using your own creativity and have fun.
Brit + Co blog have excelled in curating a fantastic collection of links to so many incredible projects and ideas. There’s so many to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. Many just involving materials you may have lying around the house – paint (tester pots are very useful), masking tape, coloured paper, sequins, old books, all sorts!
Have a browse through their blog and find the right tutorial for you!
Floral prints are always a popular choice, especially around this time of year. Spring brings flowers and colour which in turn brings joy and positivity into our lives. This is then replicated in the home with our interior choices. This year its the same, although now the prints are bolder, bigger and more colourful.
Florals have often felt quite old fashioned and it can be difficult to know how to use them in the home. A great place to start is with soft furnishings; cushions and rugs in a distictive pattern mixed with more plain colours help bring this trend in a subtle way. Mix different floral prints together for a bolder look or with other patterns like stripes and geometric [ see previous trend post floral x geo ].
Large floral images look great framed as pieces of art, and just having a few of these around the home or placed together on a wall can create a subtle nod or full on statement to this trend. Go even more bold with a mural wallpaper or an allover patterned sofa. The wall becomes a piece of art on a larger scale and can bing drama to a room and a floral sofa is fun and quirky, making all your guests smile when they enter the room. Go one step further and match your sofa with the wallpaper, for a full on statement.
However much floral you fancy investing in, remember it can be young and cool and no longer Mumsy, so enjoy it.
This trend might not be for everyone but this season’s animal of choice is the Butterfly. Ever popular for its variations and colour the Butterfly is a happy motif that isn’t just for kids.
Whether on wallpaper, soft furnishings or printed on decorative objects the Butterfly print needs to be bold and full of colour. Don’t shy away from making a statement, cover a whole wall with a design. The Christian Laquoix wallpaper is a great example of this.
The easiest way to being Butterflies into your home is with art. There are some gorgeous prints available online including vintage charts and graphic digital prints. Build this trend up in stages, add other insect motifs creating a curated picture wall or soft furnishings and accessories in a corner of a room. Key colours to look out for are teal, turquoise, yellow, black and red.
We love all the new items arriving at lukearthurwells.com this season, especially this palm print cushion. Designed by Australian brand Raine & Humble, the modern print is available in three colour options; black, mint and chartreuse, perfect for updating a sofa or chair.