Wilton Carpets Commercial has become one of the foremost suppliers of carpet for the hospitality industry, with its standard offer and bespoke design service delivering a blend of style, performance and value. Responsible for many of the manufacturer’s striking creations, design manager, Julie Robertson, explores the current paisley trend.
A dominant force in pattern on the catwalk, paisley is back in fashion – and not just in haute couture, but in interiors too. Today’s paisley creates an elegant statement reflective of the 17th-century cashmere shawls and the true vintage paisleys based on the beautiful, curling jewel-embellished floral motifs of Eastern origin.
Beautifully-drawn paisley designs are created with an all-over effect. They can be used as a classical-inspired style, or as a modern take with subtle contemporary shades, creating a fresh twist on a true classic of design. Thanks to the fluid, curling and swirling organic forms, they can be used in a wide variety of locations – in public spaces and bedrooms alike – working equally well in both large and small spaces.
Current uses are for large scale with lots of detail, or a more simplistic treatment with fresh palettes, avoiding the heavy colour schemes associated with traditional paisley designs. Either way, the end result is much the same – a clean and contemporary look ideal for today’s interiors.
In design terms, paisley has never really disappeared, remaining a constant within pattern books and always finding a way to stay in fashion. An iconic and versatile design in any scheme, paisley reflects a beautiful classical style that now reflects high-fashion trends with a timeless beauty.