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…when you can achieve an almost fathomless sense of depth with wallpaper? It’s the latest design from Barneby Gates, the ingenious young design duo bringing something new and beautiful to the world of wallpaper.





Others might have thought of the idea but only Karim Rashid would actually have created a rug emblazoned with his finger print. It’s one of the deeply funky designs that he has done for Bo Concept. Oh the fun of it all…

Weavers and printers sometimes jump through all sorts of torturous technical hoops to achieve beautiful fabrics. Yet are times when the simplest pattern, beautifully executed on wonderful linen can speak so much more eloquently than something tricksy. What more could you want? Drool further at Penny Morrison’s deeply inspiring website.

No, no, this isn’t a plug for Homes & Gardens, the magazine that kindly lets me write this blog in my contracted working hours. It’s a plug for an event that Stephen Woodhams, the man whose home is featured on our new cover is taking part in at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour on 14 March. Stephen and uber interior designer Joanna Wood will be talking about creating the perfect indoor/outdoor space at 11.30 on the public day of London Design Week, the fabric and wallpaper-fest at which over 500 brands launch new designs. The event lasts an hour and all guests will receive a free seasonal plant from Stephen, a 10% discount from Joanna, and a lovely spanking new April issue from us. Tickets are just £10 to passionforpattern visitors and are selling fast. Call 020 7352 1900 now or visit the Homes & Gardens website. Or if you can’t make it, buy the issue! OK, so it was a plug, after all.



Francis Ford Coppola’s new hotel, Palazzo Margherita, opens today and passionforpattern asks for a few quiet moments of contemplation to consider the following questions. Is it the world’s most beautiful hotel? Will it launch a slew of design trends? Will images such as this precipitate a fashion for patterned floors? When is the next Ryanair Flight to Bari? If you think this room is beautiful, drool over the other breathtaking images on its site. Seeing is believing.

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patterned fabrics from the Homes & Gardens collection



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