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SCANDINAVIAN INSPIRED INTERIORS 2017 may be the year for grey interiors and metallic accessories but another key trend is Scandi inspired homeware. Scandinavian design is a term used to represent a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the 1950s in the five Nordic countries of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. What’s more, its popularity in the UK appears to have been growing from month to month. Interiors contain neutral elements and bold colour, focusing on the basics of line, shape and form. Finding a design you like is easy, yet knowing where to start can be a mine field – however we’ve found just the place. KAI features inspirational designs, creating a totally different ‘lifestyle’ look, which will add infinite style to your home and they have a number of different ranges, which are perfect for this trend. Design manager, Laura Spencer comments, “We wanted to create individual style with contemporary, sophisticated designs for all areas of the home.” One collection, entitled Kendi combines Scandinavian influences with contemporary design and comprises three embroideries, a stunning spray dyed stripe and versatile woven coordinates. Rustic charm and muted tones give Kendi a sophisticated feel and complement its naturally inherent matt qualities. Available in four inspiring colour ways, this collection is a perfect way to update and enhance your home. Alternatively, choose Oslo - a beautiful embossed velvet in 2 contrasting designs. Oslo comprises of Nora, a subtle geometric spot and Tolga a distressed stripe. With an exceptionally soft, peach-skin finish, this upholstery fabric will add character and charm to your furniture. Inspired by contemporary twists on Scandinavian imagery, the Malmo collection combines structure with beautiful stitching to create a colourful and exciting new range. A smooth matt embossed velvet offers an upholstery option to complement the embroidered designs, which include a simple multi-coloured stitched stripe and a graduated appliquéd geometric trellis. Infuse some colour with the elaborate floral trail or a stylised floral, picked out with appliquéd satin. Available in 4 sophisticated shades that include mango, topaz, mimosa and damson, your home can be bang on trend with KAI Fabrics this May. Any of these fabrics work perfectly with copper accessories, which is this seasons hottest metal as well as wooden chairs and tables – a timeless furniture piece. Finish off your room with some foliage in the form of an easy to care for cactus. Scandi décor can often centre on black and white so these collections brighten up your choices and will look great in any home, whatever the season. All collections are produced by KAI and available from leading retailers throughout the UK. For stockists information and details head to www.kaifabrics.com n


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