This season, we celebrate the legacy of Florence Broadhurst with a selection of her iconic designs. Asian-inspired geometrics and florals feature heavily, referencing the many happy years Florence spent performing in the region. The scale is daring and emphasises the multiple patterns at play.
Chelsea Spice redefines the quintessential floral. Like Florence herself, it is big, bold, colourful and demands attention. This beautiful bedtime story is an amalgam of multiple Florence Broadhurst patterns, strongly influenced by Japonisme.
The ground is printed with a subtle depiction of Bamboo Twig, then overprinted with Chelsea, a fluid, dynamic pattern of long-petalled chrysanthemums. Kabuki on the reverse heightens the Oriental appeal and creates a clever interplay of patterns. The warm-hued palette is softened with hits of blue for visual balance while the liberal use of white keeps the look fresh. Self-flanged edges are piped in gold.
Bolster this story and create multiple styling options with Chelsea’s softly quilted and reversible European pillowcases and square cushion. To complete the look, we layered in a mix of accessories including the textured matelasse of Chinese Key White and the softly quilted velvet of Antique Lattice Blush.
FLORAL TRELLIS BLUSH
Floral Trellis is a highly stylised floral steeped in Orientalism. It employs two of Florence’s favourite themes – geometrics and flowers, in a balance of freestyle and structure. A background of geometric trellis is overprinted with blush coloured flowers and contrasting green leaves, all contours outlined in gold for rich definition. The cover reverses to the pictorial Waterfall Garden in a warm palette of blush and white. Self-flanged edges are piped in gold.
One of the best things about Floral Trellis is the fact that it’s quilted. This gives you extra warmth in winter and by simply removing the inner quilt, it turns into a coverlet – perfect for those in-between seasons.
Heighten the look with Floral Trellis’ quilted and reversible European pillowcases and square cushion, then add a textured accent from Chinese Key White and Antique Lattice Blush accessories to complete the story.
Oriental inspired geometrics are an integral feature of the Florence Broadhurst archive. Pagoda Linen transforms simple lines into a dramatic statement, the daring scale bringing pattern and geometric order to the forefront. The bold pattern repeat is tempered by the subtle and inviting palette of linen and white. Piped edges in white frame the look.
Simple textured accessories, including Chinese Key White and Thai Cane Natural, work with Pagoda’s own European pillowcases and decorator cushion to create layers of luxurious comfort.
Like Pagoda, Steps Navy is a celebration of Florence’s love of Asian-inspired geometrics. The orderly and balanced nature of the composition brings a sense of calm and symmetry to the bedroom. The classic navy and white palette is softened by linen coloured outlines, complemented by the plain linen reverse. Self-flanged edges give a tailored finish.
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