Mad about Folk!

Just when we’d all turned ourselves into 1950s housewives as we embraced Vintage in all its forms from making cupcakes to stringing up bunting like our lives depended on it another trend has slowly started to creep in.

You may have noticed it here and there – gradually making an appearance in cushions or the odd lampshade. You’ve probably thought to yourself that is the next level of vintage in a more colourful form. Well I’m here to tell you it’s not, I now herald the arrival of folk, yes you read it correctly – folk!.

To all you Anne Sloaners…drop your wax now and grab a stencil kit because it’s time to add folk floral designs to that old bench or side table. Think brightly coloured patterns with tight floral leaf designs and heart shapes with a touch of aztec here and there. Think of the blankets used by the American Indians, the headscarves and long patterned skirts worn by country women in Eastern Europe. But beware this is a trend to embrace in small doses and subtle touches or your interior will look like the inside of an old fortune teller's gypsy caravan. The trick is to accent with it and to work it against contrasting colours or neutral shades.

Here’s a little inspo to get you thinking! Enjoy XoX

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