At Focus during the recent London Design Festival, I saw these fabrics from this new collection. They reminded me much of the change of colours in early autumn, warm and golden, like the light of an October afternoon, not the late colors of November, the reds and russets. Yes like early autumn, when it is still warm, not cold, still pleasant to sit outside, much like the autumn we have had these past few weeks.
The colours of autumn, the brown and golds, have inspired many designers and painters. This season continues to inspire a new collection of fabrics from Nina Campbell at Osborne and Little, the Montacute and Paradiso collections:
They are named after Montacute House, an old Renaissance house in Somerset. The patterns have been inspired by the old houses and gardens in Britain. I can easily imagine the grand old trees and the falling leaves that scatter a garden path from looking at theses patterns and colours and they are lovely upholstered on a traditional buttoned sofa or a mid-century style chair. I find when patterns and colours from nature are used in furnishing it is a way of bringing the outside inside a home, it softens the look and always makes it a pleasant place to be, like an English garden.