06/28/2012 // 14 comments

A Colourful Swedish Fabric Collection

Vanessa Arbuthnott’s Swedish collection draws inspiration from some of the iconic British designers of the 1950’s – but with a subtle Scandinavian twist. The four new designs depict stylised birds and foliage in new Gustavian shades such as Dove and Dusky Pink and some bright contemporary colours, Pumpkin and Sweet Pea with a spot and a striped design as co-ordinates. The Pretty Maids fabric in Duck Egg, Pumpkin and Winter colourway is hands down my favourite, but Stockholm Stripe in Sweet Pea and Winter is a close second. Congratulations to Vanessa on her 10th fabric collection: one full of wonderful colour and pattern. A big thumbs up from Mr. Bazaar!
// Vanessa Arbuthnott

Janae @ Bring-Joy

28 / 28 / 2012

I love the kitchen & dining room–the wood, white, & cheery colors. I'm a recent convert to Swedish style.

Pinecone Camp

29 / 29 / 2012

Truly happy fabrics! I love that kitchen bench.

Carla Coulson

29 / 29 / 2012

The Swedish are just naturals with all things design! Beautiful collection I love the vintage car overflowing with fabrics.
Have a fun weekend Will
Carla x

Allison Egan

29 / 29 / 2012

Just beautiful! I especially love the dusty, soft tone to the colors – lively but still a bit subtle. The green sofa is fantastic!
xo Allison


29 / 29 / 2012

i like the orange colour mix, beautiful. Happy weekend

Katja/ Neovia house blog

29 / 29 / 2012

Oh, wonderful colours and patterns, so beautifully coordinated!

{Hi Sugarplum!}

29 / 29 / 2012

Love all those colors and patterns, especially the pillows with contrasting piping. The first image is so reassuring to me…I recently hung bright pink drapes in my Breakfast Room and am having second thoughts…no longer!


29 / 29 / 2012

A big thumbs up from me too! Such great colours and I love the vintage car. Would be so fun to have a car like that.


29 / 29 / 2012

I love it all !!!

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair

29 / 29 / 2012

Love the orange and grey together! xx

Casa Très Chic

30 / 30 / 2012

All these wonderful bright colors make a happy home.
Beautiful post, as usual.

Beautiful, beautiful, beaultiful! I want a house equal. :)


01 / 1 / 2012

Hello MR!! You totally nailed it this time! Polka dot and birds … two of my absolutely obsessions. My pick is the duck egg for Pretty Maids and mossy green for the birdie. LOVE that sofa!

Have a fab weekend!

Birch + Bird

06 / 6 / 2012

Gorgeous! Love all of the patterns and colours, especially those grey curtains paired with the green couch! Thanks for sharing :)