Table: an excursion into nature

Part 6: Heimtextil’s novelties

What’s in bloom? Botanics are once again the most important source of inspiration for season-oriented table decoration. Designers have picked spring flowers and forget-me-nots from the garden and put them on tablecloths, runners, cushions and accessories – all over on the tablecloth and as a targeted accent on the runners.

Oleander blossoms look summery and thick jumbles of ivy are perfect whatever the season. The depictions are either naturalistic or look as though they have been dotted on by hand with a carefree stroke of the brush.

Striking prints continue to be essential on table linen, but need a calmer counterpart. This role is taken up by jacquards with subtle graphic patterns or gentle tone-in-tone feather and butterfly motifs, versatile plain rep weaves in a wide-ranging colour palette and casual pre-washed fabrics.

The colours showcase the spring-like pastel spectrum, from ice blue and violet, mint, light may green to rose quartz and primrose yellow. Pink, fuchsia, orange and turquoise send strong colour signals. But it’s not all colourful and eye-catching: simple stripes that alternate between transparent and opaque and geometric shapes that are comprised of fine highlights exude a discreet courtliness.

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