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


  • Reply Janae @ Bring-Joy June 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm

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

  • Reply Pinecone Camp June 29, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Truly happy fabrics! I love that kitchen bench.

  • Reply Carla Coulson June 29, 2012 at 7:36 am

    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

  • Reply Allison Egan June 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

    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

  • Reply wunderkammer June 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    i like the orange colour mix, beautiful. Happy weekend

  • Reply Katja/ Neovia house blog June 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Oh, wonderful colours and patterns, so beautifully coordinated!

  • Reply {Hi Sugarplum!} June 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    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!

  • Reply mikky June 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kathi June 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I love it all !!!

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair June 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Love the orange and grey together! xx

  • Reply Casa TrΓ¨s Chic June 30, 2012 at 12:30 am

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

  • Reply Fernanda - Trilhas Culturais July 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beaultiful! I want a house equal. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tim July 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    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!

  • Reply Birch + Bird July 6, 2012 at 7:24 am

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

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