An exploration of colour and Lulu’s love of mutka silk sees the sensitive re-interpretation of Scrolling Fern Silhouette, Symi and Scrolling Acanthus in classic colourways. Although vibrant, the rich, earthy tones of Moss, Indigo, Sepia and Sorolla Red appear softer when printed on to mutka silk, which moves and drapes beautifully.Perfectly scaled and with a wonderful rhythm, Trianon Stripe is a faithful copy of an 18th century French linen and is offered printed on to both poplin – which would make glorious bed hangings and loose covers – and a new indoor-outdoor fabric, providing a resilient alternative to its cotton sibling. It is ideally suited to children’s rooms and upholstery of outdoor furniture.Variations in basecloths and the careful consideration of new hues allows for almost endless possibilities when it comes to the atmosphere of a fabric or wallpaper design. Soane’s close collaboration with craftsmen at every stage of production allows for a distinctly personal service, enabling clients the opportunity to create a custom alternative to Soane’s classic designs.
Scrolling Acanthus is a faithful replica of a delicate piece of early nineteenth century French chintz. This two-colour print creates a generous, flowing pattern and is available printed on to linen or mutka silk. The fabric is eminently suitable for curtains, bed hangings and light upholstery. A matching wallpaper with a smaller scale pattern is available.
Scrolling Fern Frond is Lulu’s interpretation of a tiny motif discovered in an 1820s French pattern book. A two-colour print adds depth to the large-scale pattern that travels in botanical waves along the length of the fabric and wallpaper.
Scrolling Fern Silhouette is the smaller scaled version of Scrolling Fern Frond. The finer, one-colour print pattern again travels the length of the fabric and wallpaper and is offered in the same colourways with the addition of the Chestnut colourway.
Symi is based on an antique embroidery purchased from a dealer on Portobello Road and there is much debate over whether the original is Greek or Italian. Hand printed onto a linen or mutka silk base cloth, Symi takes on different incarnations in each of the different colourways.
Trianon Stripe takes its inspiration from a late 18th century printed cotton curtain panel in Lulu’s collection. This two-colour stripe is typical of printed French designs from the period. Lulu sees this as a classic and atmospheric stripe which would be easy to include in many interiors. Trialling the design in multiple colours made it extremely hard to narrow down just six for launch! Three are printed on an indoor-outdoor cloth which has excellent light fastness and is water and stain resistant so that the fabric can be wiped down. Three others are printed on cotton poplin (a favourite Soane base cloth) where the colours look bold and fresh. This is lovely for curtains, blinds, walling and loose covers.
Scrolling Acanthus Frond is an update on an existing Soane design, Scrolling Acanthus. Scrolling Acanthus Frond wallpaper is the same design but at the larger scale as the Scrolling Acanthus fabric.Scrolling Acanthus is a faithful replica of a delicate piece of early 19th century French chintz.