Design Centre Stories

New Exotic

The Orient is a powerful force in design right now. Patterns are being updated in vibrant shades, stylized or magnified. Furniture is chic and pared-back – a minimal partner for jewel-coloured fabrics.

Why I love…New Exotic


‘For me what make this trend so special is colour – vivid tones of amethyst, anis green, turquoise, lime green, orange and pink. Colours are life and bring happiness. It’s also about being really audacious, and mixing lots of exotic prints and shades in one room is what the new Manuel Canovas collection is all about’

Ariane Dalle, design director for Manuel Canovas
Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler

NewExoticClockwise top left:

‘Cirrus Clouds’ wallcovering (SCH5006060) by Celerie Kemble for Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon
‘Clayfield’ fabric by Stroheim at Alton-Brooke
‘Eden’ fabric (7562/01) by Black Edition at Romo
‘Bromonte Reverse’ fabric by Quadrille at Tissus D’Hélene

NewExotic3‘Hyde Park’ chandelier (CL100) at Bella Figura
‘Montrose’ console table (AD598) at Davidson

NewExotic4Clockwise, top left:

‘Sateen Club’ wallcovering (5669) by Phillip Jeffries at Jason D’Souza
‘Cocktail Hour’ fabric (32106) at Kravet
‘Madama Butterfly’ fabric (3005/09) by Rubelli at Rubelli/Donghia
‘Voyage en Chine’ fabric by Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler

New( exotic5Clockwise from top left:

‘Ino’ bar cabinet (60015) by Giorgetti at Interior Supply
‘Quattro’ side table at Baker
‘Kazo’ vases by Kenzo Maison at interior Supply

NewExotic6Bespoke lampshades at Besselink & Jones