One of the many prominent designers showcasing their new collection with British brand Harlequin studio is Clarissa Hulse. After graduating in textiles from Brighton Art College in the 1990s, Clarissa moved to London to work as a freelance textile designer before opening her own studio with her successful scarf business. This evolved into designs for home accessories, and for the last 10 years she has been building up this business to be one of the most successful and respected textile brands in the UK.
Clarissa has been described as being uncompromising in her passion for delivering the ultimate combination of colour, print and fabrics. She produces beautiful and luxurious home accessories, wallpapers and fabrics. Her latest line, Lilaea, in collaboration with Harlequin, is both vibrant and contemporary. The designs are botanical and bold and are available in numerous colourways. Flix has tessellating, eye-catching ferns on a natural cotton-mix, while Espinillo Velvet’s acacia leaves are rich and decedent on velvet fabric. This variety of fabrics, patterns and colourways brings an interesting contrast of textures when used for both curtains, and as colour accent cushions.
This collection also features two delicate designs in neutral tones; Heart Vine, a sophisticated fabric with a vine of intricate heart-shaped leaves, and Seriphium, a beautiful organic flora design. Neutral fabrics and wallpapers in these classically elegant prints will complement the bolder designs in this contemporary collection.
This collection also features two patterns that create a statement. Kismet, which is screen-printed by hand, is available in two dramatic colour ways; bright, vibrant Canvas/Fluoro/Brights, and earthy, dramatic Sepia/Citrus/Ocean. The overlapping of botanical designs from the other prints within the collection creates a spectacular showcase of quintessential Clarissa Hulse design. The final design within the collection is Meadow Grass. This beautifully silhouetted design of layered Wiltshire meadow grasses is available in four colourways. The layering effect is particularly beautiful in this fabric, as when it is hung as curtains, the grasses look as if they are elegantly swaying.
For more interior design and curtain design inspiration from the Harlequin range, contact Cheshire Curtains and Interiors for expert design advice.