I went along to the Top Drawer trade fair last week to have a peek at some of the Spring/ Summer Home trends. There were so many wonderful independent retailers as well as some bigger well known names too. It took place at Kensington Olympia’s exhibition centre, where there was a vast selection of Home, Gifts, Fashion, Food and Stationers. Typically I would have loved to have spent a couple of days there really absorbing all of the fabulous things on display but school run always beckons right?!
With an obvious abundance of patterns and colour spreading across soft furnishings, lashings of texture, bold luxurious statement pieces, pure white handmade ceramics and some eclectic global influences, SS17 is set to EXCITE YOU!
Materials such as brass, gold and marble were an apparent theme among household accessories. Less of the copper this season and more of a ‘shine’ and ‘luxe’ feel. Beautiful tactile velvet in lots of deep tonal blues, predominantly on seating such as sofas, pouff’s and chairs. Colourful butterfly, vibrant safari prints and decorative florals are dominant pattern themes.
Here are a couple of my favourite brands I’ve picked out among the crowd:
Beautiful ethically produced cushions and throws made from hand sourced fabrics and some woven in India. I particularly love the understated colour palette with small accents of pink and indigo. Check out the poms and Tassle trimmings too! www.ondineash.com
Launched THIS WEEK, these attractive colourful watercolour designs are printed across sumptuous fabrics and handmade in the UK. With a selection of cushions and soft furnishings, their brand philosophy is to Bring the Outdoors Indoors. www.widique.com
How have I not come across them before now? Their large stand comprised of what felt like a whole apartment! Beautiful Nordic inspired design at its finest. Full to the brim of stylish home accessories including gorgeous wall hangings, hanging plant holders, glassware, ceramics and children’s home accessories. I wanted to move straight www.bloomingville.com
By laura xx