The Next Big Thing: Organic Layers

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  • These serene designs are inspired by naturally formed, linear patterns

    Give walls a subtle sunset effect with a watercolour wall panel. Gryning wall panel (H270cm x W45cm), £242 for five panels, Carl collection, Sandberg range, Wallpaperdirect


    The natural elements are the story behind the latest trend for soothing pattern, with designers citing the disordered layers seen in clouds, seascapes and landscapes, as well as agate and precious stones as their inspiration. The result is flowing and organic linear patterns in watery ombre and marble effects.
    Colour palettes vary from the cool, pastel tones of icy landscapes to the deep hues of dusky sunsets, with rose quartz, pale amethyst and earthy ochre all playing a part.

    Earth mural, £72, Eco range, Wallpaperdirect

    Reflective style

    Mirroring light on the water, Tidal rug, £580 per sqm, David Rockwell range, The Rug Company

    Fabrics and wallpapers

    This fluid theme lends itself beautifully to ethereal fabrics and wallpapers.

    Bluebellgray’s recent collection, Impressionist, takes its inspiration from Iceland’s landscape and uses the signature watercolour style to create lovely cloud-like layering.

    Icy Tones

    Iceland-inspired watercolour printImpressionist lampshade, £70, Bluebellgray

    Casadeco’s Innocence collection includes the cloud-print wallpaper Nuage and the misty layered Crepescule wall panel.

    Innocence Panoramiques Crepuscule, £200.20 (H2.8m x W2m), Casadeco range, Select Wallpaper

    Fabric brand Boeme has played with painting techniques to create the Strata fabric collection and Tide cushion covers

    Low tide

    Abstract layers of sea and sky, Dusk Tide velvet cushion, £70, Boeme

    The Akaishi collection, new from Zoffany, features designs that reflect Japan’s stunning scenery

    Sansui wallpaper, £90 per m, Zoffany range, Jane Clayton

    Marbled mix

    Agate print multi, £30, Art of the Loom

    Up in the clouds

    Embrace the elements Cielo wallpaper panel in Jade, £213 for four panels, Designers Guild

    Artisan accessories

    We spotted ceramicist Olivia McGill at craft and home fair Top Drawer earlier this year – she experiments with coloured glazes and oxides to create fluid, overlapping layers…

    Earthy hues

    Glazed by hand for a unique finish Blue and brown mug, £30, Olivia McGill Pottery range, Etsy

    …as does Reiko Kaneko in her Studio Glaze collection

    Blurred lines

    Reactive glazes create layers, Landscape jug in green, from 19, Reiko Kaneko

    The glass pieces in Voyage Maison’s Elemental range are created using a mix of coloured glass and metals, resulting in swirling layers of matt and gloss finishes on lamps and vases.

    Frosted finish

    Precious gem tones, Sabriel vase in Moonstone, £39.99 each, Voyage Maison range, Turnball & Thomas

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