Trendboard 2016- Abstract Focus

Throughout this month Design Insider will be featuring a variety of ‘Patterns and Textures’ trendboards focusing around 5 different themes; Abstract, Geometric, Repeating, Soft and Metallic. The images featured in the trendboards are from collections and custom designs from BCFA members.

This week, we start off with the theme ‘Abstract’, featuring some distinctive and creative collections…

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kai6This image featured on the trendboard is from the fabulous JAPURA collection from KAI Fabrics. Inspired by animal skins, abstract elements, textures and natural forms.  This stunning fabric collection features delicate animal inspired jacquards, luxurious embossed leaves and beautifully distressed dog-tooth velvets.

Infused with tones of gold, copper and silver these stunning fabrics encompass a feeling of luxury with subtle elements of distressed textures and natural forms.

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Distressed and abstract digital trompe l’oeil effects, crackles and peeling paint along with structured textured weaves along with the textured abstract painterly effects.

There are still lots of greys, silvers, minks and warm greys with plum tones Chartreuse, warmer rose golds and coppers layering metallic together.

Contact Wilton Carpets




stark and missoni 4

The MISSONI collection completely sets itself apart and adds a daringly bold variation on STARK’s product offering.

Bright contrasts and intricate patterns, the custom made rugs come in a variety of textures, construction and fibres, including fine wool, wool and silk, and pure delicate silk.

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With the continued trend for bringing the outdoors still hot in 2016, we think a lot of interiors will be heavily influenced by nature”.

Loomah’s VISTA COLLECTION is influenced by urban and rural landscapes with inspiration taken from the colours and patterns created by our surroundings.

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Dining RooUlsterm“The talents of our designers and the unique abilities of PSYLO™ have combined to make Ulster Carpets the market leader when it comes to supplying bespoke woven axminster to the contract market”.

With the freedom to choose a superior number of colours over and above the industry standard, with no need for a repeating pattern, there are endless possibilities with a bespoke Ulster carpet.

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About Nadia Hussain

Nadia is the Marketing and Events Manager for the BCFA. She has an eye for detail and is always on the look-out for new and funky trends in the industry. If you would like to appear in the Design Insider Live please do send over an email to
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