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‘IMPERIAL TRELLIS’ Wallpaper Splashback for your Kitchen

We received a lovely email from a customer in Dubbo, NSW, saying how much they absolutely love their Schumacher ‘Kelly Wearstler’ IMPERIAL TRELLIS  wallpaper splashback. The colour is ‘Charcoal’ – SKU5003361 and we agree it looks very striking with the charcoal cabinets. We recommended installing the wallpaper in the usual manner, and then covering and sealing with toughened glass, as you would a normal glass splashback. Yes! it is a very expensive wallpaper, but, it looks just amazing – thankyou for sharing your photo with us Rachel.

Schumacher IMPERIAL TRELLIS/Charcoal wallpaper as a splashback

You can see all of the beautiful colourways of IMPERIAL TRELLIS wallpaper and co-ordinating fabrics in our online shop.

CLICK HERE to see the IMPERIAL TRELLIS – wallpaper



Well, it has happened at last! After the dilemma of trying to choose a new fabric to recover our old king-size bedhead, coupled with instructions from the M.O.T.H. to ‘keep the green wall’, it is now installed. As you could imagine, I am exposed to every conceivable option on the planet, so when it comes to updating anything in our home, it takes a while to settle on ‘the one’ …..

The bedhead floral fabric look is slightly Retro (in fact I am sure I saw a similar floral on Darren & Samantha’s couch on a re-run of ‘Bewitched’ yesterday), but coupled with the sophisticated statement of a velvet trellis design, I think it works. I also had made, a new valance for the base of the bed, in a very dark olive/charcoal heavy linen skirt style – with inverted box-pleats in the centre of the sides and at the base corners, it’s really smart! And thinking I might need to add a couple of little cushions in a similar colour with some exotic trim!!! (and yes, the M.O.T.H. rolled his eyes at that comment…. more cushions?)

And the prize went to Schumacher HOT HOUSE FLOWERS Col. Verdance for the bedhead, and IMPERIAL TRELLIS VELVET Col. Chartreuse for the large pillows. Phew….. it was a tough decision, but we are completely over the moon and thrilled with the fresh new look.

A Happy Homemaker…… Alison x

‘KALLIANTHI’ by Harlequin

Clarissa Hulse is a bright star in the British textile world, uncompromising in her passion to deliver the ultimate combination of colour, print and texture. Her name has become synonymous with beautiful and luxurious home accessories, wallpapers and fabrics. Clarissa has teamed up with Harlequin to produce KALLIANTHI, a breathtaking collection of fabrics and wallpapers with a botanical theme, which encompasses her trademark style and distinctive handwriting.

PricesFABRIC from $75-$195/metre WALLPAPER from $98-$158/roll

For more information please EMAIL us.

You can see the entire KALLIANTHI collection in our online shop:-



IMPERIAL TRELLIS VELVET – new from F. Schumacher


F. Schumacher expands the palette this season with their new collection of velvets and wovens. Plush cut velvets, finely detailed embroideries, luxurious silks and chunky cotton weaves are combined in saturated hues and sophisticated neutrals inspired by fashion and derived from exotic textiles. These multipurpose fabrics layer beautifully with many of Schumacher’s statement designs to create vibrant interiors.

One of the shining stars of the collection is an upholstery weight velvet version of the iconic ‘Imperial Trellis’ design by Kelly Wearstler.

IMPERIAL TRELLIS VELVET (seen right in colour Noir) will have Kelly Wearstler fans jumping for joy!

Click Here to see the ‘CHROMA Collection’ in our online shop

Chivasso BLACKBIRD Sheer – fun & whimsical!

In Sept/Oct ’11 Vogue Living, Caecilia Potter’s style is an absolute standout of eclecticism done beautifully and right!

In her historic inner Melbourne home she uses Chivasso BLACKBIRD sheer curtains for a filtered light effect, and it is a perfect whimsical backdrop to this interesting dining room. Note the mismatching of the elaborate and ornate, juxtaposition with the simple lines of the more contemporary.

BLACKBIRD is part of the SERENITY collection from Chivasso. Create a sense of calm and balance with Serenity’s fabrics and wallcoverings. Their focus on neutral colours, natural fibres and woven textures lend a relaxed but contemporary feel to any interior.


For more information or to purchase please EMAIL us.

Price: Approximately $340/m

(144cm wide; 100% polyester)

IMPERIAL TRELLIS by Kelly Wearstler – from Schumacher

Kelly Wearstler IMPERIAL TRELLIS wallpaper (SKU2707212 Trelliage)

IMPERIAL TRELLIS is one of Schumacher’s most famous designs, done in collaboration with Kelly Wearstler. This iconic wallpaper is printed in matt, metallic and exquisite gloss lacquer finishes. The classic pattern is also available printed on linen in Kelly Wearstler’s signature colorways: Parchment/Midnight, Natural/Coffee, Citrine/Ivory, and Treillage /Ivory.

We stock IMPERIAL TRELLIS Fabric & Wallpaper in our shop.




‘PIPPIN’ Collection – a bold look from Villa Nova

The ‘PIPPIN’ Collection from Villa Nova, includes bold contemporary prints, strongly drawn and simply styled, featuring striking florals and an abstract stripe. These prints are complemented by an embroidered sprig on crisp linen and a textured plain. Designs include PIPPIN, PIPPIN STRIPE, APALA, FLORI & LOURES.

Prices: from $122/m

For more information please EMAIL us.

“50s FABRICS” – New! from Sanderson

Following the success of retro design Dandelion Clocks and the enthusiastic response to Sanderson’s 50s designs displayed at the exhibition ‘Very Sanderson: 150 years of English Decoration’ at the Fashion & Textile Museum, London in 2010, this spring seems the ideal time to showcase designs from this innovative decade. The result is a bold and iconic collection of prints, wallpapers, embroideries, weaves and velvets. The Sanderson 50s collection combines original 1950s designs from the Sanderson archive with patterns from contemporary artists who have taken inspiration from this era.

Fabrics: from $85/m + 10%gst

Wallpapers: from $85/roll + 10%gst

For more information or to purchase 50’s FABRICS & 50’s WALLPAPERS

‘TRINA TURK’ Indoor/Outdoor Collection 2 is here – from Schumacher!

Trina’s second collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics features beautiful and durable prints and wovens that reflect the fashion designer’s love of vintage apparel, pattern and vivid colour. New woven fabrics are made using Sunbrella® branded solution dyed outdoor acrylic yarns in matelassé and luxurious multihued qualities, washed for an extra soft and supple hand. Prints in this collection feature highly durable outdoor pigments on acrylic grounds in twill and canvas weaves. From modern and sophisticated patterns to subtle texture and fashion-derived colour palettes Trina Turk’s latest collection is perfect for a range of interior and exterior spaces. Designs in the collection include: ZIG ZAG WEAVE, AMAZING MAZE, BEAUTY BARK PRINT, CARMEL COASTLINE PRINT,KALAHEO PRINT, LOOP DO LOOP, LOUS NUI PRINT, SOLEIL L.A. PRINT & TANGIER FRAME PRINT.

PRINTS:- $114-$132/m + 10%gst

WEAVES:- $208-252/m + 10%gst

For more information about TRINA TURK INDOOR/OUTDOOR COLLECTION 2 click here 


‘MAHARANI’ Collection – New from Osborne & Little (Sept 2010)

Chair: BALYAN F6113/01 Blind: SUSA F6112/01



Osborne & Little present their newest collection of September 2010.

 The ‘MAHARANI’ Collection is a fresh selection of cotton/linen fabrics with a selection of fresh colourways in each of 4 designs.

 MAHARANI: $147/m

BABUR & SUSA: $150/m

BAYLAN: $137/m



For more information about the MAHARANI COLLECTION click here
O&L BALYAN F6113-02
O&L BABUR F6111-03

‘DU BARRY’ & ‘DU BARRY STRIPE’ by Osborne & Little – a stripe and a trellis!

DU BARRY & DU BARRY STRIPE from Osborne & Little

DU BARRY & DU BARRY STRIPE by Osborne & Little. The Du Barry Velvets collection include two elegant velvet fabrics featuring plain coloured patterns of stripe or trellis, which are in pronounced relief on a natural linen ground. Both patterns also feature as co-ordinating wallpapers in the collection O&L POMPADOUR WALLPAPERS’ Collection.

DU BARRY Fabric Price: $274/m (149cm wide; 38cm repeat)

DU BARRY STRIPE Fabric Price: $273/m (149cm wide; 38cm repeat)

Du Barry & Du Barry Stripe Wallpaper: $160/roll (10mx52cm)


O&L DU BARRY cushions (left Col.05 & right Col.01)

For more information about Osborne & Little ‘DU BARRY’ fabric click here

For more information about Osborne & Little  ‘DU BARRY’ wallpaper click here

Trina Turk ‘PEACOCK PRINT’ – Indoor/Outdoor fabric by Schumacher


Trina Turk PEACOCK/Pool by Schumacher
Trina Turk PEACOCK/Pool by Schumacher

Inspired by an ikat or warp printed woven design, this colourful and dramatic Schumacher print called PEACOCK PRINT, is one of the statement patterns in Trina Turk’s collection, adding an exotic note. Printed on a twill ground, this bold flamestitch style print lends itself to a variety of applications, from upholstered chairs to dramatic curtains and cushions, both indoors and out. It comes in 3 colourways. 

Price: $135/m 

Note:  Indoor/Outdoor fabric 

For more information please go to our SHOP

Trina Turk PEACOCK PRINT-Punch by Schumacher
Trina Turk PEACOCK PRINT-Driftwood by Schumacher
Trina Turke PEACOCK PRINT-Pool by Schumacher



Chair: Schumacher CHIANG MAI DRAGON/Alabaster

SCHUMACHER are reputed for the most famous of all Chinoiserie Linen fabrics –  CHIANG MAI DRAGON.

This knock-out charachter fabric features beautifully on p.169 of Vogue Living Sept/Oct 2010 edition, in an article on a fabulous project by Melbourne Interior Designer, Andrew Parr. The colours are clear and sharp on a printed upholstery weight linen – there are 4 colourways.

Price: $267/m

For more information about CHIANG MAI DRAGON from Schumacher CLASSIC collection click here

‘WHAT A HOOT’ – Fun Childrens collection from Harlequin

What A Hoot

Brimming with joy and bursting with happiness, What-A-Hoot embraces every child’s dreams. Presented in a glorious palette of scrumptious colours, the humorous collection enjoys a universal appeal which will make both children and adults smile with delight.

Wallpapers: $83/roll

Fabrics: $83/m (up to $146 for appliqued & embellished)

For more information please EMAIL us.


‘SWEET BAY’ by Sanderson

A Magnolia Tree in Full Bloom with fabulous blossoms on  a gently undulating stem has been printed to capture the rich watercolour tonality of  botanical paintings. SWEET BAY from the PARCHMENT FLOWERS COLLECTION by Sanderson is available in four classic colour combinations on softly glazed cotton. For more information about SWEET BAY and PARCHMENT FLOWERS COLLECTION click here – Price: $93/m   

Sanderson ‘ETCHINGS & ROSES’ …. old design is new again

ETCHINGS & ROSES Col. Empire Yellow

Three rare and beautifully engraved prints from Mulhouse have been faithfully reproduced in this simple but effective design ETCHINGS & ROSES, which is part of Sanderson‘s popular Parchment Flowers collection. The addition of coloured backgrounds give this design a very contemporary feel in spite of its antique origins. It is printed on linen union in five colourways. $116/m

For more information about ETCHINGS & ROSES and the PARCHEMENT FLOWERS COLLECTION click here

Sanderson ‘DANDELION CLOCKS’ – Popular 50’s Retro

DANDELION CLOCKS Col. ChaffinchDANDELION CLOCKS is a fun and funky 50’s retro design. It was originally included in Sanderson’s OPTIONS 10 Collection, but after receiving a huge response internationally, has been the key fabric to inspire the 50s FABRICS  & 50s WALLPAPERS COLLECTIONS released in Febuary 2011. Stylised dandelion heads with seeds radiating from a central point are printed in SIX off-beat colour combinations. Suitable for curtains & upholstery 94% Cotton 6% Nylon.



Sanderson ‘SAMARKAND’ – Ottoman Weaves

This bold, beautiful collection of Ottoman weaves displays a vibrancy and exuberance reflective of old nomadic textiles from the Turkish and Ottoman regions. The three designs are based on textiles produced in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries for wall hangings, ‘Bohcas’ (meaning ‘wrappers’) and bed covers. Coloured in combinations of rich, traditionally used natural dyes and contemporary, trend-led hues, each is suitable for general domestic upholstery and curtains.

For more information about SAMARKAND click here


Curtain: KAZAK/Ebony Stone $170/m

Sofa: KAYSERI/Ebony Stone $170/m

Cushion: SAMARKAND/Turmeric Ebony $170/m

Sanderson ‘TREE POPPY’ – Bold Deco Floral

 TREE POPPY Col. Red/Plum

The 1920s Eton Rural design ‘Tree Poppy’ with its Art Deco style, would have been considered extremely contemporary when first produced and that modern quality has been enhanced in the design today.


For more information about TREE POPPY and the VINTAGE COLLECTION click here