Julia Neslon-Elgar of Nelson Design UK.

Fresh, floaty floral are big this Summer. They reflect those lazy hazy days of summers gone by but colours are compellingly new and contemporary. The Saphira Collection from Romo represents this trend perfectly with prints that look like watercolour paintings – even showing delicate brush strokes on some of the designs. 

Asian influences are very much at the forefront. Designers Guild takes us on another far-reaching journey influenced by Chinese landscape painting, calligraphy and classic gardens with The Shangahi collection. Florals and fusions of colour with cascading stripes intertwine to encourage you to pause for reflection along your path through tranquil gardens of bamboo, riverbanks and temple steps.

Colours in these popular SS15 trends range from pure confirmation whites, icy lilacs and marine blues with kisses of magenta and coral pinks. Try Little Greene Paint Company Milk Thistle 187 or Designers Guild Lilac Bud 140 for some icy elegance.  For those marine blues look for Designers Guild Cobalt 50 and Bayswater Blue 61. My favourite whites are Little Greene French Grey Pale 162 and Designers Guild Chalk 4 – great backdrops for all the colours in these SS15 collections.

Stripes and geometrics are still going strong this SS15 – this trend is not going anywhere! Designers Guild and Romo both have wonderful new collections of Stripes. Romo Kitson, a versatile weave collection made up of classic cotton stripes and contemporary geometric designs. The collection includes a combination of pinstripes and block stripes as well as small-scale geometrics in an array of refined and vivacious tones, adding a modern twist to timeless designs. Designers Guild offer a more relaxed collection of crisp clean whites to natural raw linen tones to offer you a variety of sophisticated finishes of varying stripes.

Wallpapers continue to go from strength to strength. Cole & Son’s new Spring Collection is called Whimsical. It’s pure nostalgia and wonderfully enchanting. The Collection was inspired by classic childhood stories and fairy tales of youth. Our favourite is the re-colouring of an old favourite called Woods featuring a forest of silver birch trees – absolutely, well, whismical! 

As shown in photo Designers Guild Shanghai Garden Fabrics From £55.00 per metre, Wallpapers from £79.00 per roll