Trend - Marbling

Marble as a trend has been around for a while now but recently we've noticed a move on from this. Hand marbling seems to be having a moment. Hand marbling is the technique of applying ink to a liquid and transferring it to a material resulting in kaleidoscopic and quite mesmerising patterns.

Susi Bellamy's collection of fabric and wallpaper is a fabulous example of this and includes a range of cushions and lampshades allowing you to experiment with the trend in your home without making a big commitment. Clarke & Clarke have just launched a new marbling inspired design with their Pavone fabric. The Upperlands Collection by Earthed by William Clark is actually inspired by the force of water but their Torrent fabric has the same inky aesthetic and lends a contemporary twist to traditional Irish linen. A bold take on the look is Muraspec's Lava wallcovering with an oversized foil print or for something more subtle look at Designers Guild's Lustro range.

This trend works for a variety of applications be it a striking statement wall, a quirky feature chair or just a quick colourful refresh with some new scatter cushions. If you're feeling really creative why not visit artfulparent.com and maybe even have a go yourself!

Image taken from the  Susi Bellamy  Home Collection look book. 

Image taken from the Susi Bellamy Home Collection look book. 

Muraspec Update

We recently had a visit from Muraspec and we are feeling inspired! Their new digital range of wall coverings are brilliant. When budget is limited these clever designs can deliver the same look as some traditionally expensive finishes at a fraction of the cost. They can also be used where the substrate might not be suitable for the application of a natural product, due to weight for example. 

The timber and brick effects are so realistic that you could easily be fooled into thinking that you are looking at the real thing. Some of the graphic prints would be great fun in a kids bedroom or playroom and being scrubbable and hard wearing, they would be ideal for this application. For instant impact, some of the abstract designs are so gorgeous they could be made up on panels for a cost effective alternative to art canvases. The range is extensive too from beautiful ombré effects to striking geometrics and warm timbers to industrial metal tiles. Here are a few of our favourites…



Images courtesy of Muraspec.