By Megan Slack
Arte’s wallcoverings have already transformed the most aesthetic interiors worldwide, but their new Manila collection is their most daring and distinctive yet.
While Manila exhibits the same authentic ode to craftsmanship that is synonymous with the brand, these organic designs exude a maximalist material twist that is unlike any other collection. Indeed, Arte has reinvented wallpaper ideas with this latest collection.
With its combination of botanical patterns and spontaneous shapes, Manila exudes the escapist aesthetic we all so crave. However, there's more to this collection than its stylish patterns and sophisticated hues – designs in the Manila collection are actually created from woven threads that exhibit a highly refined textural pattern.
To achieve this effect, Arte uses threads of diverse thicknesses to create six patterns in a palette of soft pastel hues and neutral tones. Alongside its blooming floral designs, Manila offers a selection of more minimalist compositions that are a beautiful alternative for those who want to experiment with a rich wall covering without committing to a bold maximalist scheme.
They are the ever-so-subtle nod to timeless luxury that will set interior design trends for seasons ahead.
Plus, while we would surely always welcome Manila into our homes, H&G’s Shopping Editor Rohini Wahi explains how the collection suggests the launch comes at a somewhat perfect time – following a prolonged period immersed in our interiors – and a new desire to make our spaces feel even more alluring.
‘Spending such a long time in the same space has given us all a heightened awareness of wanting to be surrounded by materials that make us feel good as well as look beautiful,’ Rohini says.
‘Arte’s refined and textured wallcoverings tick both those boxes as the patterns are designed using threads of different materials and thicknesses, creating a tactile surface which creates a cocooning sanctuary-like space,’ she adds.
We can get on board with that.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.
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