Two distinct series emerge from the Colefax and Fowler collection for 2016. The first tells of exuberant luxury through ornate patterns, magnificent colours, and rich fabrics of exceptional quality. There are decorative and luxurious plain velvets, paisley and ikat patterns and opulent silk embroideries. The second story articulates decorative designs in a soft palette after the Scandinavian tradition. The printed and embroidered leaves and woody pine cones, romantic embroideries, florals and trellis, combine perfectly with mixed weaves, plains, washed damasks and ethereal sheers. The wallpapers pick up keynote designs from the fabric collection, with pretty florals, leafy, graphic, and strié designs.
The grand bellflowers of ISADOR (pale aqua F4329/02) are densely embroidered in vibrant shades.
Some of the small patterns re-introduced this year from the Colefax and Fowler archive. These prints offer accessible co-ordinates with easygoing charm, such as the sprightly fronds of BLYTHE,
the oak leaf trellis of OAKEN, the organic forms of SEAFERN, and the artsy geometric design of MAZELY.
Cushions (from rear):
Mazely, red F4333/05
Blythe, leaf F4355/02
Seafern, red F4354/05
Blythe, blue F4355/01
Oaken, blue F4352/03
Oaken, yellow F4352/02 Bench from Guinevere Antiques
Curtains in the romantic embroidered OLANDER (blue F4320/01)
Chair upholstered in HOLBERG (silver F4347/05)
French chair from Charpentier Antiques; Mirror from Hilary Batstone
Chairs upholstered in BRYCE ( F4337), in eight colourways
Wallpaper: Alderney (aqua 07963/04)
Commode from Hilary Batstone; Ceramic vase from Jenna Burlingham
Tradition and timeless elegance define the essentially English brand of Colefax and Fowler. Their collections are characterised by subtle colours and sophisticated designs, using advanced printing and weaving techniques. See the new fabrics and wallpapers at:
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XE
Tel: 00 44 20-7351 0666
110 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HU
Tel: 00 44 20-7244 7427