Tessa Jones in Travel — 23.07.2020
As we all know, this summer is all about embracing staycations. But while we soak up the sun in parks and our back gardens, our list of dream travel destinations continues to grow. At Andrew Martin we are endlessly inspired by the romance of travel and the joy of discovering the undiscovered. So, this summer we have been relying on some of our favourite fabric collections to whisk us off to distant lands and exotic climates, whilst we put the real deal to the top of our travel bucket list. Keep reading to join us on a virtual vacation across the globe from the Italian Riviera to ancient Mayan ruins, and hopefully you'll find some inspiration for your own wanderlust destinations.
Photo: Portofino Harbour
Photo: Delphini Cinnamon fabric
If you're daydreaming of somewhere more lively then take a journey to the fantastical streets of Mexico with our Hacienda collection. Travel through this vibrant country with energetic prints such as Tiki Tiki or Maya, where a plethora of animals and plants dance together in a palette of hot, vibrant shades. Or explore the stone steps of ancient Mayan ruins, echoed in the elaborate geometric design of Cruz, against a background of lush lime green or vivid fuchsia. Available across fabrics, wallpaper and cushions whether you choose hot pink Maya Paradiso, or the neutral tones of Otomi Dove, these prints bring home a sense of Mexico's energy and vivacity for life.
Photo: Chairs upholstered in Cruz Cactus
Photo: Queztal Bird
For those more adventurous, Hindu Kush is an expansive collection taking you on an expedition across continents. From the snow-capped Caucasus mountains to sprawling river valleys in the heart of Pakistan and northern India. This wild and varied landscape is reflected in the haphazard lines and textured stripes of prints like Elbrus and Indus. In lush, warm tones these designs are perfect for bringing warmth and a relaxed feel to your interiors. Further exploration reveals designs like Oxus and Babylon, meandering prints that take inspiration from fabrics woven by the rural communities that live along our route. These intricate designs are an amalgamation of Tibetan, Indian and Afghan influences, reflective of the rich tapestry of culture and geography that this landscape holds.
For our final destination we journey further East travelling through the ever mysterious and magical land of India. Jumbo and Bolo's iconic elephant motif appears in soft, muted colourways which evoke India's dusty, sun drenched landscape, transporting a sense of the country's whirling romance across the globe and into your living room. Journeying further towards the equator and into the humid jungles of Indonesia we discover classic geometric designs like Togo. This simple two-tone print takes inspiration from the traditional ikat fabrics that in the 19th century were typically associated with luxury and status but have been modernised with pale versatile colourways, with a splash of vibrant pink to remind us of it's tropical heritage.
Photo: Headboard in Kondo Powder, with Bolo Powder, Bolo Plaster, Togo Powder and Jumbo Scatter cushions, plus Togo Pink and Kongo Powder Bolster Cushions
Photo: Indian Elephant