Hot on the heels of her sublime new flooring for Harvey Maria, passionforpattern heroine Neisha Crosland is spreading her brilliance (rather than just her name) far and wide, most recently with these new ceramic tile for ultra uber flooring brand De Ferranti. It doesn’t cost anything to look. 



Bennison, the iconic London fabric house famous for its larger-than-life chintzy statements has added this Aztec design to its repertoire. Yes, OH so expensive. But OH so worth it. And just a little would go a very long way.

A new splodgy fabric to drool over. Conceptual art? Well, yes, in a way …if you want it to be ((can’t anything be?). But it also happens to be a fabric…and pretty jaw dropping, saliva-stimulating, endorphin-pumping it is too, in our oh so humble estimation.  And that, dear readers, is what the best pattern is all about. It’s called Big Cat from Zimmer+Rohde.

Sermon over.


…a giant leap for wallpaper

The wizzy wallpaperdirect website, will help you visualise how a design will look in various scenarios, however unlikely. Endless hours of fun for all the family. Perfect if, like us, you have no imagination. And the paper is perfect if you have tom boy daughters…

Beautiful, unexpected oooooh so cleverly coloured….and all the better for being patterned. They’re for Axminster and we love them to bits.

Now tell us you want floorboards…

Pets Pyjamas, an unmissable new website for all things furry and four legged is a great new source of advice, merchandise and mirth…including these fabulously hilarious (and colour-wise, COMPLETELY on trend) cushions. Immerse yourself at its utterly consuming new site.  You so know you want to….

Sofa, chairs, bean bags, deck chairs, all made out of sailcloth. Cool? As chilly as a northwesterly blowing over the beach at Rock, darling. British, posh and re-assuringly expensive…..Passionforpattern is in love. Check it it out here

So you thought toile de jouy was a nice safe option for the spare bedroom? As Katrin Cargill discovered when she put together this scheme for the August issue of Homes & Gardens (out next week), it can look pretty hallucinogenic. Go on…tell us you still want a white bathroom.

At passionforpattern, we have remained silent for far too long on the subject of grey….and now the time has come to be brave and stand by our aesthetic convictions. While we hate to spoil the fun, we have come to the conclusion that grey has had its day. We know, we know, we KNOW all the attractions. We know that that it is a quick and easy way to seem like a knowing urban sophisticate, a member of some counter intuitive aesthetic inner circle. But the colour that has now become as ubiquitous as beige a decade ago has a fundamental flaw –  the fact is that British-based readers of this blog live in the northern hemisphere where we have quite enough grey anyway; skies, sea, skin (even, you may have noticed recently, in the height of summer).  We need neutrals with warmth. And it’s called stone. It is grey with with a bit of red (or is it green?). As opposed to beige which is grey with a bit of yellow. It’s a subtle difference, we know. But it’s important. Please don’t hate us. If you look deep inside your souls, you know it’s true.

Modern day merchant adventurer Simon Collins has re-traced the steps of his ancestors to create the Cinnamon Wardrobe, a fascinating collection of lifestyle products he has sourced from southern India. Interiors accessories include this deeply chic, astonishingly good value, patterned cube….

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patterned fabrics from the Homes & Gardens collection



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