Amazing, really, when you think of what people could do….and what they tend to do in reality. Take stairs. A nice bit of beige loop, will do. Well, yes it probably will.

But take the time to imagine the transformative effects of Roger Oates’ delicious new Masai design. Imagine, imagine…just imagine.


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Passionforforpattern hero, Kelly Hoppen will be taking about her life, work and design philosophy at an unmissable Homes & Gardens Designer Event at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour on 26 September, followed by lunch at the showroom iconic furniture designer Smallbone of Devizes where she’ll unveil the new Smallbone Kelly Hoppen Collection. Tickets to the event and the lunch cost £30 (or £50 for a pair) but early booking is advisable as the guests are limited to 50. Call 020 7589 5998 to book or e-mail

Half of Manhattan have. There are endless options including plenty of David Hicks inspired loveliness. Visit Meeblemail for inspiration. Catch up…


…preferably this one shot recently by the Rug Company on location somewhere hot.

BTW, its a cotton dhurrie from its fabulous Studio Collection. Oooh a little graphic pattern goes a long, long way

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Want to spot a fellow patternista on the sun lounger this summer? One of the exquisite patterned covers from  Penguin’s English Library series is a good clue. Call us shallow but we do judge a book by its cover. How else would you?

Happy holidays…

Coming soon….this  sublime new Box Hill design from Sanderson’s Autumn/Winter collection. Swooooon. As if all this sun wasn’t enough..



At passionfopattern we’ve been pondering this burning question for some days now (that’s what we do, someone has to). Then this morning we saw this among the new images on the  dalani site and not only do we think that it is…we hope it is, too.

So there’s no confusion bottle green is NOT any of the following: grassy green, bluey green or turqoisey green. It is the vibrant, almost translucent colour of green bottles. Check the re-cycling bin if you are under any doubt.


Snivelly? These are what us hardened patternistas are blowing into this summer. They’re from the much-loved Thornback & Peel. Love them? You should see the christmas cards. But you’ll have to wait…all good things come to those who do.  

Happy weekend everyone from everyone at passionforpattern.

There’s an extra – and, one has to presume, final – 10% off some of the accessories on the Designers Guild website. This cushion is now £15.60, down from £39. Heaven on toast…


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