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  1. Emeralds For Ever....

    Emeralds For Ever....
    One of the most powerful things I saw last year was the "A Bigger Picture" Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy.  Maybe it was his lush colourful depictions of the Yorkshire landscape that led Pantone to name Emerald the colour of the year for 2013... I thought I'd post up some of our favourite green inspiration, alongside Korla's extensive Emerald collection.  First...
  2. How time flies...

    How time flies...
      It's pretty hard to imagine it's been just over a year since our official launch party. And seeing as I've left almost all the blogging to Jane, I thought a year on I should probably get to typing.  At the end of last March we gathered friends, family and some local media to have a look at this experiment...
  3. Rub Count Results...Hello Hotels?

    Rub Count Results...Hello Hotels?
    We've just got our rub count results in....and the news was good. Our fabrics are so hardy, so high quality, so brilliantly soft but strong that we can even sell them for commercial use. We're thrilled (even though we knew it all along). I am shivering in London's arctic Easter temperatures (I am rue-ing the day I moaned about Singapore's...
  4. Korla in Andrew Martin's Latest Book

    Korla in Andrew Martin's Latest Book
    You can imagine our excitement when we heard that our Korla prints were in Andrew Martin's latest book 'Interior Design Review Volume 16'!  For those of you who aren't familiar with this must have book 'The Times' referred to it as 'The Bible of Interior Design'. It's jam packed with beautiful images from the world's greatest designers and their best work...
  5. Tantalising Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless

    Tantalising Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless
    I came across this town house on suzyhoodless.com and immediately wanted to move in. What I especially liked was the mixing of prints and colours, with a touch of strong retro pieces (check out the white arm chair in the sitting room!) I'm loving the green and pink in the living area. With this colour pallete, flowers and plants are the perfect accessory...
  6. Tulip Fields

    Tulip Fields
    Beautiful and tactile, I can't stop looking at these images of tulip fields in the Netherlands posted by blog thisiscolossal.  Of course, in this year of Korla loving Orange,  we focused in on this one. French photographer, Normann Szkop flew over the tulip fields in Anna Paulowna, a town in Northern Holland, in a Cesna with pilot Claython Pender to...
  7. Fabric. Furniture. Fun.

    Fabric. Furniture. Fun.
    It's been a year since we started chatting to the mad and wonderful Angie at Fred Lives Here (for previous blog posts see here) about covering her mid century modern furniture in Korla fabric.  A year of fun.  The chairs are all classics - 1950s & 60s chair design that has stood the test of time and are still as...
  8. Korla is a dog's best friend

    Korla is a dog's best friend
    Working with animals....We did a photo shoot for our favourite interiors mag yesterday. It comes out in April but I'm not sure I can wait that long to see the shots.  Once again, Arnie the Korla dog, was working it for the camera. Posing on his favourite Korla prints and refusing to move out of shot for most of the...
  9. N8 Nice.

    N8 Nice.
    Once upon a time there was a stylish girl from Ireland, who moved to Hong Kong, then to Singapore, and now to London.  Along the way she discovered Korla, and has made her new home in Crouch End a feast of lightness, fresh colour and interesting layered accesories. These Grand Bhutan Lattice Korla curtains in Angel Blue look fabulous mixed...
  10. Persimmon Cubes

    Persimmon Cubes
    There is something so retro but so modern about a Cubes pattern.  We love the dramatic Green, moorish Blues and Regal Purple cubes designs in our collection but the steel colourway is the easy go-to for giving your room a bit of geometric pzazz while maintaining a calm monochrome palette. It looks great livened up with a pop of colour...