Faux Fabrics and Wallpapers All the Fashion for Autumn 2012

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    Eco-friendly faux fabrics and wallpapers featuring leather, suede, sea grasses, wild animal hides and reptile skins are expected be a popular choice this autumn with many new collections now available from Fabrics & Papers, the online retailer of designer curtain and upholstery fabrics and wallpaper.Faux fabrics and wallpapers are ideal for creating a distinctive look in a range of colours but where the actual material is unsuitable or cost-prohibitive.

    The fusion of design and function in Thibaut’s Texture Resource collections, available online at Fabricsandpapers.com, deliver eco-inspired materials that allow for a versatile collection of wallpapers.

    From supple leathers to touchable raffias and sisals in a bold assortment of colours from earth-toned neutrals through to dynamic metallic, Thibaut’s diverse and sophisticated style always endures. The designs are pleasing to the eye and delightfully tactile with added benefit of high durability. Other highlights include rich alligator skins and burnished leather wallpapers. These tough yet touchable wallpapers are perfect for any room in the home as well as commercial environments such as shops, hotels, bars and night clubs.

    Osborne and Little, also available at Fabricsandpapers.com, features the iconic Komodo collection of contemporary wallpaper designs all printed on a durable non-woven base takes its main inspiration from the coats andskins of wild animals.

    Osborne and Little also offers Sellier, a faux leather fabrics for upholstery which evokes the craftsmanship of a master saddler (Sellier is the French word for saddler). The 31 colourways include eleven with an unusual metallic finish.

    Lyceum is a glossy patent faux leather upholstery fabric inspired by the glamorous theatrical world of the West End in the 1930’s, with a craquelure appearance; it has an excellent Martindale abrasion of 100,000.

    Finally there is a collection of wonderful Sabi velvets. Four beautiful velvets named after African game reserves, embossed to resemble animal skins and coats.

    By exploring www.fabricsandpapers.com, customers can create their own schemes and request wallpaper samples from over 6,000 carefully selected wallpapers and fabrics. A dedicated design team is on hand at the end of a telephone line (01273 495500) to discuss customers’ individual requirements and offer help and advice.

    Daniel Fountain / 10.10.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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