Well, well well, do you think we might be taking a deep perhaps reluctant breath and saying farewell to the single colour, plains fabric trend that's been covering furniture in recent times ?
Patterned fabrics are not for everyone but if you stick to a simple colour palette to keep a sense of uniformity then you are free to mix and match designs as much as you like.
I'm quite excited about this new trend forcing it's way into our interiors - tartan checks, jacquards, paisley prints, stripes, motifs in rich and cosy wools, linens and velvets. Possibly because Winter's approaching, as these patterns for me imply curling up under a thick knitted throw in front of a warm fire in a log cabin in the wilds, sitting it out through the long dark nights and inclement weather.
I've been yearning for a new sofa for a while now, perhaps it's time to be brave. See, my first sofa purchase was a beautiful chesterfield style, dark red muted paisley print button back which I eventually got fed up of and sold on ebay. All it needed was a reupholster and I'll admit now that it was a big mistake to let it go. Our tastes change, but how foolish.
I'd be really happy with any of these examples. With their nod to nostalgia, quality and tradition with a contemporary twist, I think there's something here to suit everyone's taste. So, would you love to lounge on a plaid or two or are you happy sticking to a simpler design ?