The Italian Riviera is the inspiration for Osborne & Little's new collection of printed, woven and embroidered fabrics with matching wallpapers in which the typical colours of the region predominate: bright yellow, raspberry pink, warm on trend terracotta; fresh aquamarine and deep azure.
Celebrating 50 years - Osborne and Little take on a tour of Italy.
Let’s take a detailed look through some of our favourite designs in the new Manarola collection, named after one of the five villages on the coastline of Liguria in north-west Italy which comprise the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Portovenere – this village scene is typical of Liguria; a tumble of painted houses, interspersed with palm trees, facing out to sea with shuttered windows and terracotta tiled roofs.
Palmaria an elegant composition of palm trees inspired by an island in the Ligurian Sea. We love this design so much we currently have the wallpaper up in our Brighton shop window.
We really like Bussana which is a triangular motif embroidered in viscose on linen ground and reminds us of colourful sails. Bussana is a village near the French border of Liguria, home to a community of artists.
Then there is Laghetto – a painterly underwater composition of fish and plant life printed on pure linen. The name means a small lake in Italian.
And lastly we loved Cervo, named after an ancient hill town in Liguria – ornate tile motifs embroidered in viscose on a cotton and linen base.
See the full fabric and wallpaper collection here.