By Kate French
In 2019, we were excited to introduce our third collection in collaboration with Baker Lifestyle. Comprising striking geometrics, hand-blocked prints, intricate embroideries, as well as embellished trims, it offers everything you will need to create beautiful, easy-to-live-with decorating schemes.
And to illustrate just how versatile the collection is, we've asked Ann Grafton, GP&J Baker's Creative Director, and theBaker Lifestyle Design Studio, to create three mood boards. Each one tells its own unique colour story, and demonstrates what can be achieved when the prints and plains are layered together.
Focusing on three key palettes, we hope these collages will provide you with the perfect jumping-off point for your next decorating adventure.
1. INTRICATE – INDIGO AND INKY BLUES
The textured plain whites of the Lucia Linen freshen deep, inky tones mixed with delphinium blue prints. This look is a natural fit for a snug or bold kitchen design.
Blueish tones allow different patterns, textures and scales to be mixed effortlessly, and without over-complicating the scheme.
2. SERENE – SOFT YELLOW AND AQUA
This restful palette of the yellows and aqua blues best suits a living room or bedroom. The united look draws on two key trends – the Moorish influence of the Ikat-effect print Vasco, and the Artisan hand-blocked look of the striped Tolosa print.
Scale plays an important part in this approach. Happily, a calmer palette ensures fabrics are easy to mix. The small-scale circular design of Oretowill look striking as upholstery for matching armchairs, or even to line a blind or pair of curtains.
Tolosa's all-over stripes also make it a great alternative to a plain fabric – perfect for a headboard.
3. PLAYFUL – TEAL WITH FUCHSIA ACCENTS
Individuality and texture is key to this look. The bolder colours of the fuchsia pink and teal palette would work beautifully in a guest room.
This confident layering of embroideries, graphic all-over prints and small-scale designs demonstrates the unique look you could create.
This would sit comfortably with the multi-coloured Sintra embroidered fabric used as a bolster.
Imagine braids used on the leading edge of curtains, or as an embellishment to a headboard. Or they would work beautifully applied as stripes across plain linen or cotton, made up into cushions or blinds. The options are endless and the result highly personal.
The Homes & Gardens Collection III is available exclusively at Baker Lifestyle
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