Nature inspired Trends

Bizarre but Beautiful British Wildlife for the Quirky Collection

Interest in nature and animals has tipped over into the design world. While designers might think they should look to exotic rainforests or other continents to draw inspiration from, British wildlife is full of beautiful and intriguing creatures, from birds to beetles. The colourful, unique and interesting animals that inhabit our rivers, forests and fields are the perfect place to…
Rachel Merrick
April 25, 2018
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April 2018 Nature Inspired Surface Design Trends

Need Some Inspiration? Look to Nature for Ideas.   Using the native wildflower commonly seen in our hedgerows at this time of year, the Lord's and Ladies plant. Lovely structural leaves and later in the season striking red and green clustered fruits.   Using this leaf as a design template we have created some wall design ideas for our April…
Rachel Merrick
April 15, 2018
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January 2018 Nature Inspired Surface Design Trends

Need Some Inspiration? Look to Nature for Ideas The flowers of Ivy are only produced on mature forms of the plant. They are yellowish green and appear in small clusters known as umbels. After flowering the distinctive fruits appear, which are black and globular and grow in clusters. For January we have created some surface wall designs ideas using ivy…
Rachel Merrick
January 5, 2018
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December Nature Inspired Surface Design Trends

Need Some Inspiration? Look to Nature for Ideas Ivy is a common plant that is often regarded as a pest that overwhelms flower beds, strangles trees and damages buildings. It is the underdog of the plant world, but has a very important role and should be celebrated and valued for the pivotal role it plays in providing wildlife with food…
Rachel Merrick
December 1, 2017
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November Nature Inspired Surface Design Trends

Need Some Inspiration? Look to Nature for Ideas Originally from Spain and south-west France, the rabbit was brought to England in the 12th century AD by the Normans and kept in captivity in warrens as a source of meat and fur. Many escaped into the wild and eventually become so common that farming them was no longer economic. Helped by fast…
Rachel Merrick
November 1, 2017
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October Nature Inspired Trends

Need Some Inspiration? Look to Nature for Ideas Rough Meadow Grass is one of many, the stems of which are slowly turning brown with the onset of autumn. Last sightings of the dragonfly swooping over grasslands. Their powerful wings help them to dart and change direction at speed whilst their huge eyes mean they can spot even the smallest insect…
Rachel Merrick
October 1, 2017
Nature inspired Trends

September Nature Inspired Trends

Need Some Inspiration? Look to Nature for Ideas Autumn Gentian is a wildflower found on dry, chalky soils. It is a biennial, which means that only the leaves grow in the first year, with the flowering stem appearing in the second year. It can sometimes be found growing in large groups, its spikes of purple blooms appearing from July to…
Rachel Merrick
September 1, 2017