FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Gothic Revival – Splendour & Sensuality

Warwick Fabrics Burlesque Collection

Warwick Fabrics Burlesque Collection

Warwick Fabrics De Havilland Collection

Warwick Fabrics De Havilland Collection

Warwick Fabrics Filippo Collection

Warwick Fabrics Filippo Collection

Warwick Fabrics Walthamstow Collection

Warwick Fabrics Walthamstow Collection

We can thank Twi-hards (The Twilight Saga Fans) the world over for the trend towards all things vampire and the return to the romantic mystery of gothic style. Despite the current trendiness of the gothic or vampire genre, this style of décor is certainly not reserved for teens! Instead gothic features in fabric and furnishings can offer a mature, sensual style perfect for a beguiling boudoir.

Décor of this style often features brocade or damask patterns in velvet or jacquard fabrics.  These gothic-style upholstery fabrics are rich in texture, often featuring silky, sheer and draped details, which combine to create a lavish and sensual mood.

This style favours rich colours including, black, red, purple and brown but can be transferred to any colour palette for a unique take on the trend. Sophisticated metallic accents are often used to offset the dark tones common in this style, in addition to providing a contemporary edge to often antique-themed styling.

The gothic revival trend can be executed in either a minimalist style, with beguiling accents or a lavish centrepiece as well as combined to create a distinct style of splendour and extravagance.

Design Ideas:

Run with this extravagant style, adding trimmings such as: decorative nails for a more gothic finish or gimp braid, trimming or tassels for a more romantic luxurious design.

Complete the look with furniture legs in rich dark woods that heighten the colour palette or choose contemporary chrome legs to give a harder style finish and create a unique style contrast.

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au

 

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FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Botanicals – In Full Bloom

Warwick Fabrics Alexia Collection

Warwick Fabrics Alexia Collection

Warwick Fabrics Elvira Collection

Warwick Fabrics Elvira Collection

Warwick Fabrics Essence Collection

Warwick Fabrics Essence Collection

The botanical trend sees the classic floral print reinvented, with the increasing popularity of fresh, bold, modern prints that reflect the simple beauty of the natural world. This rapidly blooming trend can be seen in fabrics that incorporate shapes of trees or leaves, as well as more contemporary abstract versions of the timeless floral print.

The natural features of the botanical trend carry over to the fabrics’ composition, with many of the designs in this category comprising of natural fibers such as cottons or linens or featuring organic woven textures.

This versatile trend is available in both muted and bright colour schemes, with the current neutral and citrus trends appearing in many botanical-inspired collections; ensuring these elegant prints remain contemporary.

 

Design Ideas:

Floral prints a little too ordinary for you? Take this trend to the next level by layering contrasting prints; be it floral on top of floral or the ever-chic floral on top of stripes, for that contemporary whimsical look.

The botanical trend is incredibly versatile and compliments any style or age of home perfectly. Nature-inspired prints teamed with rustic wooden furniture would be an eclectic addition to an industrial-chic apartment. However an updated take on the classic floral print would compliment a vintage style room or heritage home effortlessly.

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Upholstery Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au

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FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Metalics – Luminecent Luxe

Warwick Fabrics Shangri-la Collection

Warwick Fabrics Shangri-la Collection

Warwick Fabrics Burlesque Collection

Warwick Fabrics Burlesque Collection

Warwick Fabrics Glitz Collection

Warwick Fabrics Glitz Collection

 Incorporating the metallic trend is a great way to add texture and interest to a room without necessarily using bright colours (although metallic tones do accompany bright colours perfectly). When used subtly and with the correct colour palette, metallic fabrics can add sparkle and romance to a room. This year sees metallic upholstery fabrics evolve to become less brassy and increase in subtlety and softness, as golds and bronzes are replaced with copper and cognac hues. These softer metallic and pearlized tones create an elegant but modern look, allowing you to inject some stylish shimmer into a room, as either a centrepiece or as a continuing theme to add depth to a room.

 

Design Ideas:

Overwhelmed by the idea of metallics? Start small; introduce this style to your home with shimmering scatter cushions or small pieces that allow you to road test this trend before making a more substantial commitment.

When using metallic fabrics on chairs or lounges, try adding metal or chrome finish legs as they compliment this contemporary style perfectly.

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au

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FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Ethnic Inspired – Eclectic Spirit

Warwick Fabrics Anthropology Collection

Warwick Fabrics Anthropology Collection

This eclectic trend sees a combination of ethnic inspired prints, in natural fibers, featuring muted earthy hues like clay, stone and ochre. These features combine to create an intriguing, spontaneous style, rich with culture and reminiscent of the souvenir-laden home of a world traveler.

Fabrics influenced by this trend feature prints inspired by the textural patterns of kilims in Central Asia and the eclectic objects of the Middle East. Use this nostalgic and inspirational style to give a room maturity and warmth, allowing you to weave a rich and unique back-story into the space.

Design Ideas:

This style lends itself perfectly to other natural and woven materials including wooden, cane and wicker furniture as well as accessories in woven or natural textures to heighten the eclectic character of this style.

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au

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FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Monochromatic Prints – New York Loft Chic

Warwick Fabrics Walthamstow Collection

Warwick Fabrics Walthamstow Collection

The monochromatic trend encapsulates a return to classic sophistication but with an edge! Black and white dominated the runways in New York during the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion shows, and it is now extending its reach to furniture and home decor. We are seeing traditional patterns in this colour scheme as well as the emergence of new, bolder, and unexpected patterns in the chic black and white colour range.

 

Design Ideas:

Give this sleek look some edge with modern red accents, heightening the New York loft chic style. Incorporate a red ottoman; scatter cushions or accessories to offset the monochrome trend.

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au. We can also provide you with a big range of upholstery supplies, so contact us today!

Warwick Fabrics Abela Collection

Warwick Fabrics Abela Collection

Warwick Fabrics City Chic Collection

Warwick Fabrics City Chic Collection

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FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Neutrals – Sturdy Foundations

Warwick Fabrics Ananya Collection

Warwick Fabrics Ananya Collection

Beige, taupe and recently grey are popular and practical colour choices because of their flexibility and range. Neutrals are the perfect foundation palettes as they fit into most color schemes, and their versatility means they can be used as a backdrop for a wide range of louder colors (like the citrus trend).

Design Ideas: Worried that this look might be too boring? Add texture by using woven and multi-textured upholstery fabrics to add interest. Or lift a neutral lounge or chair with brightly coloured scatter cushions, providing the room with some energetic splashes of colour.

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au

 

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FABRIC TRENDS FOR 2012: Brights – Citrus Explosion

Warwick Fabrics Circuit Collection

Warwick Fabrics Circuit Collection

Warwick Fabrics Ashcroft Collection

Warwick Fabrics Ashcroft Collection

This year has seen an explosion of vibrant, tropical-esc citrus shades in furniture and décor. Bright acidic tones like tangerine, apricot and burnt orange, as well as fruity shades of yellow and green have been seen everywhere from Vogue Living to the Milan Furniture Fair. Incorporating this trend into your home is a great way to lift or enliven a room, by providing warmth and interest to an otherwise neutral palette.

Design Ideas:

Incorporate this vibrant trend through a citrus ottoman, bold scatters cushions or statement drapery to inject some warmth, energy and personality into a neutral room.

 

If you would like to order these or any other Warwick Fabric, you can do so by calling us on (02) 9773 1999 or emailing us at info@homeupholsterer.com.au

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