The Harlequin Studio has produced Lucero and Seduire: aspirational collections glistening with lustrous finishes and seductive colours, guaranteed to confer an irresistible sense of style and glamour to the home. Lucero, meaning star in Spanish and Seduire, named after the French word for seduce, have been designed to follow the highly successful Leonida collection.
Harlequin designer Louise Draper explains: “These fashion-confident collections have been designed with the style-conscious home owner in mind, someone who wants to portray elegance and grandeur and create an aspirational home in which to both live and to entertain others.
Louise continues: “Inspiration was derived from classical damasks and ornate trails. We gave them a modern twist, transforming them into contemporary motifs and deliberately ‘worn’ textures to create a versatile and timeless look.”
The resulting range of fabrics and wallcoverings is energetic, polished and decidedly chic. Lucero’s six woven fabrics, in an elegant mix of jacquard and embroidery qualities, are suitable for curtains, cushions and accessories. Their sophisticated satin grounds are embellished by fine embroidery detail, metallic accents and raised yarn effects, giving them added vivacity and verve.
The Lucero fabrics are complemented by nine wallcovering designs, which emphasise the decadent nature of the refined finishes as the light reflects on the wall.
The motifs encompass confident Gingko leaves and silhouetted ferns; delicate ornate tile repeats and interlocking art deco fan motifs; complementary stripes with subtle brush effect texture; foxed mirrored glass and gloriously degraded damask.
Louise expands: ‘The interplay between matt and lustre surface finishes, between sparkle and sheen, helps achieve the sumptuous feel and look of the fabrics, whilst the addition of shimmering beads, dazzling glitter and decadent foil have bestowed drama and a contemporary edge to the wallpapers.”
To layer the look further, Seduire comprises five opulent, yet slightly degraded, upholstery velvets that encapsulate the faded grandeur of Lucero: a rich burnished velvet with a metallic finish; an abstract animal skin velvet with a plush two-tone effect; a faded leaf; a heavily-textured plain with a clever mix of matt and shine; and a chenille with a subtle herringbone quality.
Jewel tones work alongside subtle hues to create a calm and sophisticated colour palette: nude & champagne; heather & rose gold; oyster & rich gold; topaz & gilver; mist & platinum; ebony & copper; emerald & champagne; rich gold & jet; rose blush; pewter; ink; moonlight; pearl; saffron; powder blue; dove and slate.
Lucero and Seduire will be launched in September via a network of stockists both nationally and internationally.