French designer Inga Sempe recently exhibited a new collection of patterned fabrics at Paris Déco Off. Composed of dashed lines that meet and sometimes intersect, the Tara pattern, edited by Alcantara, is intended to "bring to mind different things to different people." The colour range and graphic variations create a variety of contrasts, from intense to light, and neutral to lively. The decoration features dashes painted in two different shades and is available in two variants: in the first, the graphics are oversized, while in the second each dash seems to break down, creating a design reminiscent of the pointillist technique.
I like having little reminders like this about the importance that textiles play in our daily lives. If you find a fabric that makes you feel happy and energised - maybe a particular colour or pattern has that special effect on you - have a think about the pieces in your home and which ones could use an update. Curtains, duvet covers, and tables cloths, for example, done in your favourite treatments, could really lift your space and your mood, and you can have that joyful feeling every day in a way that's personal to you.