HBL Analysis: Soft accessories

Monday, 8 August 2011

Clochette Bed by En Fil D’Indienne
Cushions and throws are an ideal accessory with which to update and accessorise the home. Soft accessories add splashes of colour and texture to the domestic interior and offer customers an affordable way to experiment with the latest trends. WGSN-homebuildlife profiles the key trends across these product categories and offers interiors inspiration.
Paris Monuments cushion by Marion Bouillie
Photo real: Graphic text across cushions is often in monochrome colours and subject matter ranges from old French songs to optometry sight tests and London bus signs. Diffraction Fiber’s Alt-Ctrl-Del set of cushions wittily references computer keyboards, while the Spring 3D collective produces an intriguing series of top ten Google search words for each year.

Purple celebration throw by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams
Quilted: Throws and bedspreads feature varying thicknesses of stitch, pattern and scale that create an embossed pattern on printed fabrics. The handmade and hand-crafted aesthetic sits across vintage floral furnishing fabrics, and textiles from South America and Asia, are often patchworked to create an eclectic mix of colour and pattern. (View our recent report on the Quilting trend here)

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