I get so very excited when visiting Decorex as the highlight of the show is definitely the unveiling of the new designs from the Mistress of Surprises, aka Jo Bound for Boeme. Undoubtably my favourite fabric house as it is such a delight to work with, not just because the designs are so breathtaking but because the subtle use of so many colours within each design make them an easy option for an interior designer as they really can fit into most colour schemes.
Last year’s offerings leant more towards the abstract and nicely blended with all the ones before, but this season sees a turn again towards some large florals, always my favourite, but less traditional than before, reminiscent of an overflowing country garden at the end of summer. The first one featured here is Megan Blossom, a peachy affair whose life began as a painting of Peach Blossoms for her daughter Megans’s birthday, who I am told has a penchant for peaches, even calling her rather wonderful food blog Hey Peach
It will probably end up being my favourite this year, though I am very drawn towards Saint Martha, particularily in the Cyprus colour-way, first, although the Berry shade is also quite a showstopper. It’s a huge panel on iridescent velvet and looks fabulous as a blind or just framed as piece or art.
Wild Orchid is a close second in the Fave stakes, probably more usable for me as it fits into more modern interior decor schemes than the old fashioned girl that is Megan Blossom. Fabulously colourful, I can see myself having a lot of fun with this one!
No less sensational is Aria, shown here on the sofa in Neptune, with the clever addition of the less patterned Largo as the curtain. I’m not usually a fan of the abstract, but Jo’s designs are so cheerful yet gentle and the colours so sublime that I find myself coming back to them again and again – and they work wonderfully with plain velvets, my favourite of all textures.
I AM A STOCKIST FOR ALL BOEME FABRICS AND WALLPAPERS.