Posted By sarah
26 October 2016

Textile Talk 2016
Top Picks and Trends

Being a textile agent has some pretty cool perks … working with our inspiring Canberra design industry; being involved with the CIT students, talking interiors with our future designers and seeing all of their incredible creativity first-hand; and, of course, having a hand in fun, soft-furnishing displays in our Canberra showroom, just to name a few. One of our faves is witnessing hot-off- the-press, new release products and trends that are hitting the interior design market across a number of the textile brands.

On Monday, we presented the new collections from Unique Fabrics, and what a fabulous afternoon it was. Thanks to everyone who came along! With this being our final showing as we see 2016 winding up (can you believe it’s nearly Christmas!?), we wanted to review some of our top textile picks and trends that we are seeing come through.


We absolutely love to witness the move back to beautiful hand-design and craftsmanship in textiles. We have been seeing this more and more over the last couple of years and are in love with the visual effect created and the natural, organic appeal of the base cloths.


The Celeste Collection is composed of on-trend geometrics and free-flowing patterns. Here is one of my personal faves, Crystalline. Love the minimalist simplicity yet bold and punchy overall effect.


Velvet is back! This heavy-weight velvet released this year, brings with it an incredible contemporary colour palette. We see soft hues of blush and greys, teamed with the ever-popular mustard. This fabric is perfect for any upholstery job, but with 200,000 martindales make sure you think of it for you next commercial project; it is lush.

The beautiful BROOK PERDIGON design Ituri Field in Rust

This colour in particular works in fabulously with the revival of terracotta, which is playing a trend-setting role in our 2016 interior palettes. Brooks designs are created from hand-drawn geometrics, they celebrate various cultures and several aspects of art history.

Textiles start with a painted sketch, block print, or hand-cut silk screen, and end in a hand-screened fabric on Belgian linen. Just stunning!

Photo from @belljarinteriors