Discover the inspiration behind our striking new design with our Kailani design story
A statement design from our Anthozoa range of fabrics and wallpapers, Kailani can be interpreted as a range of snowy mountains or a paradise sea scape. This Edit follows the journey of this stunning design and will give you an insight into the story of Kailani, from the initial inspiration to the finished article on shoot.
THE DESIGNER Where it all begins
Our very talented designer, Louise, has been creating beautiful Harlequin collections for over five years now, and Anthozoa has certainly not disappointed.
Vivacious and energetic, the collection is bursting with glamorous botanicals, exotic sea plants, inky landscapes and corals. With a selection of fashion-led fabrics and wallpapers, Anthozoa will certainly allow you to create a statement in your home.
Louise found inspiration for the design from taking strolls through the mountainous regions of Wales, and researching rock and land formations by the sea. Exploring different Far Eastern printing techniques, such as tie-dye and discharge printing allowed the design to gain an authentic feel too.
The true artistry of this Kailani design is that it lets your imagination decide on exactly what it means to you.
It's in the detail
When Louise started painting this design, it was the talk of the office! Hand painted to the actual scale of the wall panel, it was amazing to see the enormous piece of artwork evolve over time.
The artwork was painted onto a special paper meaning that Louise had control over the movement of the ink. She layered tonal inks in a complementary colour palette inspired by organic land formations to give the design fluidity and movement. She then layered gouache onto the artwork with an extremley small paint brush and a very delicate hand, resulting in a brushed line effect.
This powerful design certainly embraces the emerging vogue for ‘wall art’ and this piece of art is one we will cherish.
With the collection focusing on landscapes and sea plants, we set off to the idyllic location of Mallorca for our photo shoot.
A coastal inspired collection requires a coastal location, and the picturesque village of Genova perfectly complemented the Kailani design and as you can see, the end product speaks for itself.