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Let’s hear it for linen.

In 2021, all the main interior design trends can be summed up by one keyword, Nature. Never have we sought to blur the lines between outside and inside our homes more with nature inspired styles, earth toned colours and natural materials all proving more popular that ever before as interior must-haves. With more time spent in our homes over the past year it is perhaps unsurprising that we are thinking about how we use them and the materials we use in them. Linen has always been a popular material for home furnishings. It’s one of those fabrics that never seems to go out of style, quite possibly because of its many unique benefits but in 2021 its popularity has rocketed becoming an interiors trend that’s unquestionably here to stay. But what makes linen so desirable? Fundamentally, it is a 100% natural material of the highest quality; long lasting, versatile and sustainable making it a perfect choice for the conscious householder. Here at Cocobolo Furnishings we love linen too, made into curtains it drapes beautifully or used for scatter cushions, the crisp, clean appeal whether you choose a dyed fabric or the natural linen colour evokes feelings of both comfort and timelessness. Perfect as we transition into the warmer months of summer thanks to its light and airy properties, linen makes a room appear brighter whilst still offering privacy, ideal for the inside-outside living we crave. However, the magical element of linen is that it also comes into its own in the winter months as it provides valuable insulation when the temperature outside drops. Truly a timeless fabric suitable all year round!

This month, at Cocobolo we are showcasing a stunning James Hare fabric from the new Gardyne collection. Combining luxury linen with exquisite embroidery and cord, Meander really is an impressive fabric and one that is proving very popular in residences both modern and traditional due to its luxurious, timeless quality. By blending decadent stitch with rich corded details to create raised texture, the fabric takes on a richness unseen in other more frequently used linens. Meander comes in two tones ivory and natural and displays an extravagant trellis design that flows seamlessly and effortlessly over the natural linen base. When paired in a scheme with wood or rattan tones it has is very calming effect upon the senses, creating a laid back but sophisticated scheme.


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