Interior Trends: Spring/Summer 2020 Fabric Collection
Our new Spring/Summer 2020 Fabric Collection celebrates idyllic pursuits through an uplifting prism of pastels and sustainable textures
It started with a trip to Stockholm for the Arlo & Jacob design team to feel inspired by the green beauty and elegant innovation of the city's design community. Amongst the joyous Josef Frank prints on display, they also discovered that an abundance of Japandi colour was in full force. Then the lockdown erupted and our love affair with the English countryside was in full blossom as we longed for idyllic escapes.
Our Spring/Summer 2020 fabric collection captures this blending of rustic textures and prairie hues, all indicating a re-framing of sustainability. Championing the tactical luxury of natural fabrics, our timely, curated range intertwines the serene beauty of Japanese and Swedish hues with English ruralism to create a sophisticated peacefulness.
English Countryside meets Scandi earthiness
"It started with the Swedish trip where we discovered the colour palette of pastels pink, green and neutrals," says Laura Barnard, Product Manager for Arlo & Jacob. "Then we took that inspiration and merged it with elements of the English countryside."
The result was a Spring/Summer collection that showcases gentle, reassuring colours and timeless neutral tones. "The collection revolves around a neutral colourway and such elegant, natural tones as True Linen Whiskey and Brushed Cotton Linen Mix, Khaki," explained Elise Fitzsimons, Arlo & Jacob's Design Consultant. "This is balanced by pastels such as True Linen, Duck Egg and Linen Blend, Clay Pink, and how these all work together."
Wildflower meadows captured our imaginations
During the lockdown, the promise of greener pastures and wildflower meadows captured our imaginations. The Spring/Summer collection is a harmonious celebration of slow living and return to nature. The choice in fabrics and hue reflects this with Cotton Velvet in Burnt Umber, Linen Blend in Clay Pink, Brushed Cotton Linen Mix in Khaki, Belgian Linen in Flax, and True Linen in Whisky as seen on our Henry. These are balanced by True Linen in Duck Egg, Jenson Stripe in Chalk and Prato Robust in Smoky Quartz.
A harmonious celebration of slow living and return to nature
It's the harmonious blending of vibrant Japanese hues, the rustic textures of Nordic design, and halcyon English countryside that gives the collection a warmth and depth.
"The pastel colour tones and soft neutrals mix Scandi style together with English countryside comfort," says Elise. A sense of enduring tenderness prevails over the collection that feels both timeless and fresh. "It works well the colour palette because it's very transitional and it's not so rigid and formulaic," shares Laura. "English furniture doesn't age if you get it right, and you can have it for years, and with this colour palette it does transcend seasonally and so feels beautiful now, but also forever."