Sian Elin fabric and wallpaper plus my project

Sian Elin fabric

Not always I was keen on bold colours and graphics. And, even though I love using them now, I wasn’t very confident having them in my first home. My first apartment, which I completely gutted and remodelled at the age of 20, was very classic. I was always more mature for my age and so I had marbled calacatta polished tiles through out with heavy French cherry wooden desk, Chesterfield sofa and antique¬†footstool¬†which I got¬†covered in heavy kelly green linen. The colour scheme was very plain with white walls, green and little bit of ruby red here and there. The only pattern I had in the space was in form of an antique Persian style rug.

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Now fast forward almost two decades and I’m like a different person. ¬†So what changed? How did I get from being total colour and pattern adverse to a dedicated fan? One: I had my two girls. Two: while living in Germany and moving across the Continent for 5 years I absorbed different cultures and widen my knowledge. Three: being diagnosed with a life long condition which resulted in me going blind in one eye. All of these events contributed to change my attitude to colour and pattern.

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Rather than being scared of it, I embraced it. I wear it, I surround myself with it, I live¬†with it.¬†So when I¬†came across Sian’s work my heart skipped the beat. Her designs make me very happy. I feel like even if I have a bad day I get immediately uplifted. Her choice of colours and how she combines them in her patterns is very unique.

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I think the colours are very appealing and modern. I see using them in girl’s bedroom, home office or guest room. The pattern itself is bang on trend in interiors and fashion as well. The one of the right¬†reminds little bit of Valentino SS15 collection, don’t you think?

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I’m planning to upgrade N.B. bedroom from preteen to teen¬†where I’m considering using the Inlay curtain fabric (on the cover photo above). If everything goes to plan¬†it’s going to be a colour explosion, full of her happy personality. These are her favourite colours she chose.

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And¬†the patterns and textures we’re currently considering..with resources below.

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Sources: rugs / art / pendant / cushion fabric / window treatment fabric / table lamp / pouff

If you want to see the full collection of Sian Elin fabrics and wallpaper, please visit her website here. I’m sure you’ll be inspired. As I said, great for anyone who wants to be individual and express their bold personality.

Karolina Barnes Studio

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