As you know by now, exploring different countries is something I really enjoy either when travelling on business or just for pleasure. I love immersing myself into local culture, finding those little markets and hidden bazaars. I’ve recently returned from Palma the capital of Mallorca and it’s a fantastic place to visit even just for a weekend!
Palma is so easy to navigate on foot as it’s laid out in straight avenues. There’s lots to see while wandering around including La Seu Cathedral which is surrounded by stunning palm trees. There’s plenty of fabulous cafés and bars to choose from serving tempting little plates of delicious tapas. If you go you have to try the typical Mallorcan breakfast consisting of Ensaimadas - (soft flaky pastries which are a speciality) filled wth cream, chocolate custard or eat just plain, simply delicious!
I did look out some fabrics while I was there (of course) and found an amazing lifestyle shop called Rialto Living. Inside there’s a Moroccan style room filled to the brim with exotic and timeless rugs and kilims expertly sourced from around the world.
One of our latest wallpaper collections is called Discovery which is inspired by all things exotic. It’s a fabulously flamboyant collection and here are a few of my favourites… for now!
We've been off on our travels again this time to China to visit the Home Furnishing Expo in Shenzhen. We had a fascinating time meeting different suppliers from around the world and catching up with old friends in the business. It's a vast exhibition arena with hundreds of international exhibitors. It's an exciting space for browsing and picking out new trends for the 2018/19 season and also seeing the influence British design has on the international design market.
We also experienced some amazing authentic food. My favourite had to be Lanzhou Lamian (Lanzhou Hand-pulled Noodles) Perfectly smooth, slurp-worthy rice noodles bathed in a broth with meat and sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley. A memorable trip to a truly captivating country.
Here's some beautiful Chinese inspired wallpapers from our collections. Watch this space for my predictions for the new designs to be trending soon.
Wallpapers are as follows: