My latest foray into madcap interiors is to introduce some cushions from exciting new brother and sister team that make up SANTORUS. I can think of all kinds of adjectives to describe their style – hedonistic, flamboyant, exotic, whimsical, enchanting, luscious, exciting, sumptuous, indulgent, surrealist. Probably many more…….
But the best thing is just to look at the images and see for yourself, they speak volumes and if nothing else make you realise this is not a brand for the faint hearted. So, unzip your sense of adventure and head on in for a tumultuous ride through a world of fantasy, courtesy of the wonderful Santorus.
First up are scarves, then wallpapers and lastly cushions.
In their words:-
“Our rare Indian/Italian heritage together with a London upbringing is a major influence in the creative process. We combine the exotic, enchanting and colourful nature of the East with the grand craftsmanship, style and attention to detail that Italy is known for. Then the bold London edge ties everything together with a wink of surrealist humour.
Rather than being led by fashion or trends, we are inspired by beautiful imagery and labyrinthine stories, both old and new. We love to tell stories through our collections, to excite and inspire people’s imaginations.”
And that they do. Before even seeing the designs one is bowled over by the superabundant display of colour – sunburst oranges, zesty acid greens and sumptuous violets. Unashamedly opulent, subtle is not a word used to describe Santorus! Their collections are designed to play with the mind a little bit, as in where reality stops and madness begins.
I have the velvet cushions in stock now and soon will have samples of the wallpapers and fabrics. Click here for more information.