2019

Spring 2019: The latest Osborne & Little collections

New year, new collections. Osborne & Little have recently released a range of collections ready for Spring 2019, and here at Calico, we love them. Seven collections have been released, featuring many prints and patterns that are just stunning.

‘Magnolia Frieze’ from  Folium,  taken at  Maison & Objet 2019  by Calico Interiors

‘Magnolia Frieze’ from Folium, taken at Maison & Objet 2019 by Calico Interiors

The first collection on this list is Folium, a wallpaper range offering decorative floral designs that are oversized, a trending theme for this season. A particular favourite is ‘Green Wall,’ a design that replicates a cluster of green foliage, contrasted by either red and purple leaves or paler greenery, depending on your chosen colourway. This contemporary wallpaper creates a dark atmosphere that would look sophisticated in any room.

Another highlight from this collection is ‘Animal Glade,’ a beautiful design of exotic animals set against a background of trees and pastel skies. This design creates one whole image that would be perfect for a feature wallpaper.

‘ Impromptu ’ by Osborne and Little

Impromptu’ by Osborne and Little

O&L’s next collection is Intermezzo Silks, a range designed specifically for curtains. Available in five designs, each with their variety of colourways, these fabrics are named after musical terms and are made up of silk combined with other materials. Overall, the colour palette for this range is neutral, especially when compared to the first collection. ‘Sinfonia’ stands out for us; it’s such a simple and lovely fabric, featuring contrasting dots that are reminiscent of an abstract painting.

Memphis contradicts both of these collections completely. Designed by Margo Selby, these designs were inspired by 1960’s Motown and Memphis and feature a distinctive colour palette that’s full of fuschias, cherry tones, and citrus shades. The fabrics are comprised of a variety of wools and velvets. ‘Motown’ is a geometric print that includes contrasting circles, squares, and triangles, and truly captures the essence of the '60s.

‘ Arlington’  by Osborne & Little

Arlington’ by Osborne & Little

We’re halfway through the collections now, and the first of the final three is Albermarle, inspired by the streets and attractions of Mayfair. This range is made up of tailored woven fabrics with colours of aqua, coral, turquoise and navy, plus a few check designs. It’s ideal for upholstery, cushions and even textured headboards.

The next range from O&L is Taza, a Moroccan-inspired collection as well as plain fabric to accompany the vibrant prints. Taza is a city in the north of Morocco, located in a mountain pass, and this location is reflected in these designs. A favourite of ours is ‘Temara,’ an exuberant set of roundels based on a background of linen.

‘Rosina’  by Osborne & Little

‘Rosina’ by Osborne & Little

The last collection (but certainly not least) is Ariadne Velvets, a fantastic range in which opera characters lend their names to the fabrics. This range is opulent and uses silver as the key colourway, plus shades of royal blue and emerald, reflecting the richness of the velvets. ‘Poppea’ is one of our favourites, as it is based on typical ceramic patterns and named after the lead role of L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, an Italian opera first performed in 1642.

Here at Calico, we love these collections. They are all different and stunning in their own right and offer you the ultimate versatility for your home.

Maison & Objet Paris 2019

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

The first of many exciting things happening this year was our trip to Maison & Object Paris, a major interior design event that features everything interior-related, from accessories, furniture, textiles, kids’ furnishings, and more, all displayed in a 360-degree style. It’s exclusive to trade and professionals, and also exhibits fashion as well.

A few members of our team attended this event last week; keep reading to find out what they discovered.

The centrepiece of the trade show was the range of lanterns that hung above visitors, displaying the names of the exhibitioners, such as Aldeco Fabrics and Kvadrat. If you search Maison & Objet, these will be the first things to come up, they were so beautiful, and even though they weren’t an exhibition themselves, they were one of the talking points.

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

One of the displays that caught the team’s attention was PMP Furniture. Their stall focuses on furniture that is ‘naturally different,’ and the exhibit was large and full of a range of seating and tables, perfect for lounging around after much walking! PMP Furniture is based in Poland and has customers all over the world.

Other exhibitioners included Designers Guild, Elle, Clarke & Clarke, and Osborne & Little.

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

Another fantastic display was Jacques Flamant, an interior company from Belgium whose mission is to create the essence of home, creating products that produce a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Their display featured straw hats hanging above exquisite table setting, plus a range of furniture, lighting and interior decorations.

Image by Calico Interiors

Image by Calico Interiors

Probably one of the most memorable exhibitions was by Silk-Ka, an artificial flower company from the Netherlands. Flowers and plants were scattered throughout the display, creating beautiful green imagery that drew in anyone coming that way, accompanied by a sophisticated-looking bar. It was one of the most breathtaking stalls at the show.

There was so much to see at Maison & Objet, and our team left feeling inspired and excited to see the collections that will be released throughout the year.

Below are the rest of the photos that our team took at the event.

5 Interior Trends for 2019

Happy new year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and that you’re all ready to tackle the year ahead. If switching up your house is on your to-do list, then you’ve come to the right place. January collections are being released, and new pattern books are making their way into our showroom, and our January sale is now on. So, we’ve compiled a short list of just some of the interior trends that we predict to be huge in 2019.

  1. Mixed metals

    One recent trend was rose gold, but that is now taking a step back for more metallic touches. Metal accents add a touch of glamour to a room, creating a more luxurious feel. Brass, gold, nickel, and copper are set to be the big ones, as they add warm and subtle touches that aren’t too out there. Many are opting to mix the metals together, like silver and brass or copper and gold, all of which really make a statement.

  2. Geometric Patterns

    A trend that just isn’t going anywhere. A contemporary twist to any home, geometric shapes tie in with the minimalist style due to its aesthetic symmetry and simplicity. The only difference for this year is that these patterns are turning dramatic. Trailing on from the oversized floral trend of last year, geometric designs will feature bolder colours and larger prints, making them the focus of an interior. Romo’s rug collection is a good example of this, and a perfect starting point if you’re a little hesitant to incorporate huge geometric designs.

  3. Green

    Green is expected to be one of the most popular colours this year, and it’s not hard to see why. With people now wanting to create bold designs for their homes, as opposed to the light, fresh schemes of last year, while still keeping a timeless and sophisticated look. Moodier hues are what people are after, as it makes a great alternative to matte black, as it’s not as harsh. Green accents in a room can add a luxurious touch, such as green cushions, throws, and rugs. Feature walls incorporating these green tones are popular as well, we recommend Cole and Son’s Botanical Botanica collection if this is the look you’re after.

  4. Sustainable

    Almost every other headline we have seen this year has been about creating a more eco-friendly way of living, and this is transferable to your home too. This trend incorporates more natural materials such as wood, stone, and wool. This is an easy way to add some texture to your home and helps you create an organic and relaxed environment. Bringing the outside in is still a popular trend from last year, and this can be easily combined with the sustainable trend. ‘Cactus arrangements’ was one of the most popular interior design searches towards the end of last year, suggesting that the millennial trend of greenery is on the rise for the new year.

  5. Vintage Furniture

    Following on from sustainability, vintage furniture is making a comeback. People are looking for alternative ways to decorate their home and are trying to redecorate without creating too much waste. Many old designs are making a return this year, and people are combining them with contemporary prints to create a unique look. Warm hues are one of the popular choices, which ties in nicely with this season’s darker tones.

Header image by Cole and Son.