July Design Blog: Bright ideas for a colourful home
As something of an interiors magpie, I’m always looking out for interesting new sources of fabrics, wallpapers, art, lighting and furniture.
As something of an interiors magpie, I’m always looking out for interesting new sources of fabrics, wallpapers, art, lighting and furniture. When designers take the time and trouble to let me know about their products and services I’m always thrilled, especially when they’re genuinely excellent! This month I’m pleased to be able to share the vibrant, summery work of Blooming Bryony Designs. A young, up-and-coming designer who has already received prestigious awards and recognition, Bryony Benge-Abbott is one to watch, and hotly tipped to be hitting the high street soon. Recently exhibited at Bristol’s Arnolfini gallery, her work is inspired by wild nature and time spent travelling in Kenya where she came across the phrase ‘bloom where you’re planted’. This has since been adopted as a sort of motto for her business ethos. In other words, invest and nest into your surroundings, however short term, as our environments have really do have a huge impact on how we feel, live and grow. Her considerable range of products (cushions, lampshades, upholstery fabrics, mugs etc) all start life as oil paintings, before details are selected to be turned into pattern repeats that are then easily replicated as and when required thanks to the marvel that is digital printing. Her fearless use of a rich palette creates beautiful and unusual colour combinations such as peppermint green with a kind of souped up coral hue, resulting in statement designs with sumptuous tropical flavour. Add some to your home either by buying an off-the-shelf piece or commissioning a bespoke furnishing solution.
Find out more here: www.bloomingbryonydesigns.com
Zoë Hewett is an independent Interior Designer: www.zoehewettinteriors.co.uk