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Delicate designs, colours and fabrics. We could browse through the Instagram account of a good fabric shop for hours.
French Inspired Textiles. Our love of print and pretty fabrics began in the French markets. Stalls selling floral quilts, linen tablecloths and delicate lace captured our imaginations. It is rare to this day that we would leave at the end of the summer without a new piece that we had fallen in love with.
Kate Forman runs an extremely successful textile business and is our latest Instagram account crush. Kate comes from a background in Antiques and Interior Design. Using this experience and knowledge of vintage textiles she started a collection of French inspired nineteenth century designs which quickly became her signature look. And it is this French inspiration so clear in her work that draws us in. Letting us bring a piece of French style to our homes.
For those looking for something more modern her collection also includes a mix of global/ethnic influenced designs, creating the informal atmosphere and eclectic chic her style has become known for. But it is the classic pieces like those in this post that we are drawn to.
You may spot some of Kate’s work in top boutique hotels such as Kit Kemp’s Firmdale Hotels, Soho House Oxfordshire, The Pig, Dorset and Hound Lodge, Goodwood. Quite impressive we would say!
It maybe a while until we are wandering around a quaint French market again. But shops like Kate’s with her love of delicate designs and pastel shades help to fill that void.
Now what shall we buy next!!!
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