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Inspired by Dulux and The Block NZ

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The Block NZ is back and we are already hooked! For those of you that missed last night’s episode, each team was allocated a Dulux 2014 Colour Trend to represent in a room reveal challenge. Inspired by the colour trends, we have been looking through our fabric collection this morning to give you our pick of fabrics for each style.


According to Dulux, Digital Nomads are inspired by colourful destinations such as India, Africa and Morocco. They combine colour and vibrant pattern to create an exotic, eclectic interior. Our pick of fabric for this style is Clarke and Clarke’s Nomad collection. Inspired by the distinctive style of Ancient Persian tribes, Nomad combines intricate patterns with bold, unexpected colours.


Dulux defines Precious Elementals as those who respect and revere the earth’s natural resources, elements and geometric forms. They embrace mineral colours and raw finishes for an industrial, New York loft style. When choosing fabrics for your Precious Elemental interior, Hemptech’s range of linens are the perfect texture and colour for this natural look.


Romantic Spirits are inspired by decorative periods of history. They embrace moody colours, lush fabrics and simple embellishments to create a glamourous and lavish interior. Our fabric choice for this style is Louis Alexander’s range of beautiful sheers. The gorgeous soft waves of the fabric, adds a simple but elegant look to a romantic interior.


Finally, a Dulux Retro Visionary is influenced by the styles of the late 20th century, when digital culture was first emerging and still being shaped by icons of the 50s. They are quirky, colourful and energetic. The obvious choice of fabric is Unique Fabric’s Pop Art Collection - a funky range of fabrics that captures the retro decade perfectly. Colour blocking is a key element of retro design though, so any bright, bold fabric will fit right in!


Pop into our showroom next time you are passing or visit our Facebook page, ‘The Art of Curtains’, to view swatches of all the fabrics mentioned above.