Fall 2016 Home Décor Trends Part One: Asian Influence

Among the many patterns and colours that are presented to us, we start to see trends emerging for home décor. They are not always new, but they are often interpreted in new and fresh ways. This is especially true of the trend of fabrics featuring Asian inspired motifs. Whether inspired by traditional artwork or ceramics, the fabrics have a fresh appeal.

These charming screen printed fabrics are by Dwell Studio for Robert Allen @Home.  The print on the left is on a 100% cotton barkcloth giving it a mid-century feel.  The artwork and the grey mixed with aqua, amber and russet also add to its vintage appeal.  The print on the right is pure whimsy.  This classic cloud motif on 1005 cotton fine canvas looks fresh in pale aqua and a distinct washed denim colour.  Each of these would make playful toss cushions or striking drapery panels.


These two fabrics speak to the glazed ceramic trend. The first is a rich brocade in a classic tile arrangement featuring many traditional Asian motifs in rich indigo shades. The second is screen-printed on 100% cotton fine canvas. The floral and scroll-work motifs are very familiar, but the addition of grey in the leaves keeps it in step with today’s modern aesthetic.


These beautiful brocades in a rich smoky green and deep indigo evoke delicate grasses or traditional bamboo. The subtle pattern makes it ideal to upholster a chair, an ottoman or an eye-catching headboard.

Watch for these fabrics coming soon to your local Fabricana Home!


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