The other day I visited the well-known fabric and wallapaper brand, Blithfield, whose varied and calming designs are now housed in the Lewis & Wood showroom, London.

There is such a delectable choice of more-ish designs, that I found it hard to focus on a particular range – they really are all gorgeous. And really really versatile. But I soon found my ‘zone’. From previous posts, you may see a pattern to my schemes and palettes: I seem to always hone in on soft, earthy tones but, ever keen on a bit of playful juxtaposition, the geometric patterns of Blithfield & Co’s Colebrook, Bellport and Pomeroy designs, took my fancy.

Geometrics in art is nothing new: the Aztecs were at it centuries ago and as for Europe, well the continent is stuffed full of prehistoric cave paintings in geometric designs from the Iberian peninsula to the Urals. But I like to see how basic shapes and forms are woven and printed into beautiful designs for us to have in our caves. I mean homes.

Soft colours mixed with ‘modern’ designs, you can’t really go wrong.


I was very anti blue a few years ago. WHY?! Something to do with being a student, explored here in a post ( I am SO over that now and love the freshness and depth that darker shades of blue bring.