Discontinued Wallpaper and fabric sample books are a wonderful resource and provide me with a seemingly endless assortment of colours and textures to work with. I love sorting through newly salvaged books, discovering what new treasures await.
On todays Salvage Search I headed to a local interior design outlet JF Interiors to see what I could save from the seasonal cast offs.These items might be end of season but they are by no means end of life.
With my car full of last season’s fabric and wallpaper samples, I head back to the studio to explore what I had salvaged. I love looking through the newly acquired sample books because you just never know what you’ll get. This month’s haul is full of colourful silks and velvets.
Pantone (my favourite) have announced that the colour of the year 2017 is green – ‘Greenery, to be exact.
“The force that through the green fuse drives the flower, Drives my green age,” Dylan Thomas
Green is a wonderfully versatile colour which goes with just about every other colour. There is seemingly no end of colour combinations one can pair it with.
I like the sentiment in the choice of green, as colour of the year promotes, one of reconnecting with nature and our surroundings.
“Greenery bursts fourth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
Lets have a Great Green new year.
“I’ve found a great source of Harris Tweed offcuts and I’m enjoying developing a brightly coloured range of Up-cycled owls”
Made using re-claimed wood from ancient church pews, these cute owls are very popular. Decorated with upcycled items and found objects.
My latest range incorporates Harris tweed and other Tweed off cuts.