Fashion houses and home ware have been intertwining for a good while now. Recently, there has been Henry Holland for Habitat, Matthew Williamson for Debenhams Home & Osbourne & Little, plus Paul Smith for Anglepoise. Now, high street fashion retailer Monsoon has teamed up with furniture retailer Multiyork for a selection of new fabric designs. This is actually the third time the two brands have collaborated together, meaning there is quite a catalogue of Monsoon’s signature fashion prints available as an upholstery fabric which can be used on a wide range of Multiyork sofas, footstools, furniture and armchairs. The collection for 2017 sees six new designs and up to forty-two colourways, with the main focus on soft hues of honey, duck egg blue and pink, to deeper shades of navy, charcoal and lavender.
If you are a fan of Monsoon clothing, you'll love the fabric range with Multiyork. Just like the clothing, the fabric is pattern-heavy with lots of motifs and big and bold floral prints. However, if a sofa covered in a bold pattern does not appeal, do not worry as you can dip your toe into the collection with the range of scatter cushions that accompany these new designs. And who doesn't love a new cushion? I find swapping out my existing cushions for a whole new batch is one of the simplest and easiest ways to give my decor a complete refresh and a whole new look, without any effort.
When Multiyork contacted me about their new collection with Monsoon, there were a couple of scatter cushions that I just knew would work so well in my blue living room. The eclectic, bold, 60's style marbled print of 'Loreto' in charcoal colourway would compliment both the warm blue walls and neutral grey sofa and armchair.
While the multicoloured spotty chevron pattern of the 'Colby' print in Raspberry was the perfect mix of blue and pink to fit in with the already blue and pink accessories scheme that I've got going on in here.
Multiyork were kind enough to send these two scatter cushions over to me to try - so here they are in the blue room! They look so nice, don't you think?
Along with the cushions, Multiyork also sent over some fabric samples from the entire Monsoon x Multiyork collection, so here are some of my favourite prints and colourways, along with the paint colours that I think they would compliment...
Blue is one of my favourite colours to use within interiors, and blue as a trend in the home does not appear to be going away. From the cobalt blues we saw in home ware for spring and summer, to the darker, navy colours appearing for Autumn and Winter. It is therefore no surprise that a lot of the fabrics from the Monsoon x Multiyork collection that I loved were blue! 'Calista' in Mauve (top centre) is such a gorgeous 60's inspired print, while the more electric navy blue of 'Dotty' in Denim (bottom right) feels more modern in style. 'Alivia' in Duck Egg (above left) is such a nice print to use on a larger piece of furniture, such as this Multiyork Greenwich sofa, below:
I loved the 'Dotty' print, but I mostly liked it in the more neutral / gold colourways. The print is contemporary, without being too much of a statement. I'd have this fabric in a home that is quite neutral with lots of white to add focus and interest, without being overpowering.
Pastel colours in the home are having a complete resurgence, with 'colour of the moment' pink not going anywhere, and peach tipped as the next big colour in interior trends. These pretty pinks featured in the prints of 'Lennox', 'Dotty' and 'Colby' should be used to complement walls and decor painted in light pink, or whites with pink undertones. For a pink fabric that makes a punch, try the 'Loreto' fabric in Cobalt on Multiyorks Venice armchair.
What do you think to the Monsoon for Multiyork collection? Do you prefer the bold 60's prints, or the more dainty dots? Let me know in the comments section below!
* This post is in association with Multiyork - but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I would never have products in my home that I don't love, nor try and convince you otherwise.