05 May Best animal fabrics
Fabrics and wallpapers featuring animals are no longer just for the nursery. Increasingly they are being used to add a relaxed, jaunty feel to kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms.
Often the best come from boutique producers who use their own design and print expertise to produce innovative and quirky designs. Charlotte Gaisford, Fanny Shorter, Vanessa Arbuthnott, Molly Mahon, Thornback & Peel, Juliet Travers, Susie Watson Designs and Barneby Gates have some fabulous designs in useable colour palettes.
Rabbit and Cabbage, £95m from thornbackandpeel.co.uk
Nakuru from juliettravers.com
Pheasants by Barneby Gates, £63m from patternspy.com
Flamingos, from cole-and-son.com
Jungle Grey, £60m from andrewmartin.co.uk.
Cockerel and Spot, £52m from vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk
Birds and Beasts in Pebble, £95m from fannyshorter.com
Orlando the Great, from charlottegaisford.co.uk
Marwari Horse by Molly Mahon, £95m from patternspy.com
Tiger Blue, from charlottegaisford.co.uk
Guinea Fowl, £78m from susiewatsondesigns.co.uk
Finally, Andrew Martin’s collaboration with British artist Holly Frean has resulted in a range of animal-inspired textiles that have used Holly’s drawings and paintings to develop flocked penguin and monkey wallpapers, printed elephant fabrics and velvet lion and giraffe cushions – amongst many others – to create a fun, mischievous and truly original collection.