The Birds and the Bees, and Hedgehogs too...

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Spring has sprung!

I don't know if its my age, but for the last couple of years, I am really beginning to take notice of the birds in my garden. I have become 'slightly obsessed' according to my teenagers, always making sure there is plenty of bird food on the table and watching (when i can!) which bird makes a guest appearance.  To be honest with you, it's any kind of creature that comes into the garden, from butterflies and bees to the occasional hedgehog.  I am becoming more appreciative and aware how much nature means to me.

A bit of nature in the home

So it got me thinking about the wonderful array of fabrics and wallpapers that depict nature at the moment. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by them at work, and when i am working at home, i am constantly coming across them in magazines.  A lot of these fabrics can be timeless and they need not be restricted to country cottages! 


My Favourites

Here are some of my favourite bird/nature inspired fabrics .From the contemporary to the more traditional in a range of fabulous colours and textures.  All these designs are available as wallpaper too.

How cute is this fabric from Sanderson's Woodland Walk collection. I've had clients use this in their living rooms and one wanted it in her bedroom!

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This bird print is from the new Scion collection Noukku.  Its a simple contemporary design that would look stunning in a child's bedroom or playroom.

This beautiful butterfly voile design  would be perfect for a bedroom.

This beautiful butterfly voile design  would be perfect for a bedroom.

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I think this is what everyone would like to see in their garden.  Another pretty design from Sanderson's woodland walk.

Sally McDaid