Looking at interiors I love, I realise there is always a pop of something, often colour, that brings the room alive. The fabrics in Cathay do just this, adding visual seasoning to the soft mineral palette of the existing collection.
AVIARY IN GOLDEN TEAL
After the overwhelming reaction to our spring launch of the black-ground chintz, Aviary in Midnight Forest (popular with night owls?!), we are launching a daytime version - golds, teal, taupe and green are printed on a white linen ground and then glazed for Aviary in Golden Teal.
This design has been in the making for many years - I was lucky enough to visit the Mongiardino decorated Hotel Lambert in Paris before it changed ownership in 2007. Needless to say, there was a visual feast around every corner, but I was particularly struck by hand stencilled walls emulating a rug pattern on burlap. Creating the original artwork using the same technique as the original inspiration, we have now reproduced this new design on a heavy pure linen ground. Available in two colourways.
Inspired by a seventeenth century design for a fireplace by the Huguenot cabinet maker Daniel Marot, Chinese pots, plates and cups are held within a framework of scrolls and steps. Hand printed on a pure linen drill in London, it is then sent to a finishing mill in Yorkshire. Here, the 'tumbling' process brings out the texture of the ground cloth giving wonderful variation within the printed areas, and the softest handle. Available in ten colourways.