Shake off those Winter blues

Jul 3, 2017 | Anoushka's Blog, Interior design and decoration

No…it’s not just you, it’s freezing! Well, by Sydney standards it is! But whilst the temperature might be close to freezing this time of year, the hot news in the local design world is a brand-new season of fabrics with the highly anticipated release of Warwick Fabrics new collections. So, thanks to my friends from Warwick, here’s a summary of the collections, and some of the inspiration behind them.

In Warwick’s own words, “be inspired by the playful prints, Batik weaves, tactile textures, painterly designs and captivating colours of our new collections! With such a wide range of contemporary and traditional aesthetics on offer, there is something to suit everyone’s sense of style”


A bold collection that offers a captivating fusion of traditional and contemporary. Mix and match with a selection of carefully curated designs, from a classic Rococo Era inspired damask and ethnic Batik to zig zag geometrics and chunky textured plains. Boasting a beautiful vintage aesthetic that will add charm and personality to modern interiors, TOSCANO’s contemporary colour palette and transitional designs exhibit effortless style with a unique urban twist, while a thick tactile finish will bring a relaxed mood that is perfect for rustic and textured upholstery.


NOLAN is a colourful and retro collection, inspired by retro fashion and textiles. It offers a refreshing aesthetic with a distinctive fusion of texture and pattern. This contemporary collection features striking designs in which stripes, diamonds and circles come together for a diverse mix and match experience. Made in Australia, NOLAN’s vivid design style is available in a kaleidoscope of colours, making it the perfect collection for tailored sofas and textured scatter cushions. NOLAN will bring creativity and flair to modern interiors seeking casual but stylised comfort.


Inspired by, “the shape and movement of traditional Batik textiles”, BIANCA’s modern watercolour effect offers a contemporary twist on classic design style. With a charming aesthetic that is eclectic and unique, BIANCA is an Australian made sophisticated collection. Featuring dry woven textures and a selection of painterly designs, this multi-tonal collection is fresh and modern with a heritage feel, making it the perfect fabric for transitional interiors. Whether it’s feature pieces (like sofas and bedheads) or subtle accents (on scatter cushions and armchairs), BIANCA’s designs pair well with natural tones and wooden accessories.


Gorgeous watercolour prints are the key feature of this collection, in which unique design styles meet striking contemporary colours. EUPHORIA offers distinctive fabrics with an artistic mood that is relaxed, casual yet effortlessly urban, with abstract florals and organic geometric patterns. This collection is the perfect fabric for flowing drapes, furniture and bold accents on lampshades, cushions and ottomans.


Drawing inspiration from Africa and India textured rugs, baskets and textile; ORTEGA uses multicultural design with striking herringbone geometrics and organic hexagon patterns. Lending itself to the ever-popular tribal trend, ORTEGA brings a vibrancy to any space without compromising on quality. Protected by, HALO¸ these fabrics are also highly durable and easy to clean. Whether it’s a bold feature piece or a quirky collection of mix and match cushions, ORTEGA’s plush textures, designs and diverse earthy colour palette will create a modern statement with distinctive tribal flair.


From the bold geometrics of ORTEGA and NOLAN to the transitional designs of TOSCANO and EUPHORIA, these new fabrics can give your home / space a design edge. To find out how to use these Fabrics in your home, contact Smart Space Interiors today.

NOTE: Images used under Fair Use, and were sourced from a variety of online sources and personal archives. The above commentary is a personal view and not commercial in nature.

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