Written By Kerryn Egel
Have you heard the news? Everything old is new again…again. Yes, that’s right, the stuff you remember from your childhood, the fashion from those awkward teen years. Remember the bold floral prints, fabulous paisley and the fun striped wall murals from the 70s? Well guess what, it’s all become popular again! The best part of all this is that it has inspired me to create a fun new collection of prints.
I created Nostalgic from the memories of my childhood, when florals were abundant, wallpapers were colourful, curtains were often covered with geometric patterns, and indoor plants were in every home. I have always loved intricate patterns (especially paisley) and can recall studying the details in our loungeroom carpet design which was covered in large spots with swirly outlines. I grew up in the 70s and 80s when florals were popular and in my early years my bedroom walls were covered in pretty pink, orange and purple flowers with sprays of green foliage. I have fond memories of staring at that wallpaper before falling asleep. I also remember many craft projects in primary school. We made decorations with two pop sticks formed in a cross and held together by winding colourful strands of yarn around the sticks and Nostalgic Squares was inspired by this craft. Nostalgic Flowers is a representation of the bedsheets from that era and Nostalgic Stripes is reminiscent of a skivvy I used to wear. This collection is rather special to me as it has taken me back to a time when life was simple, kids played outside on the streets and covid didn’t exist. I sometimes dream of going back there and the only thing that comes close to making it a reality is decorating my home with this collection which is available now from The Textile District in four different colourways and on your choice of substrates.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do remember as special from your young days? Did you love staring at patterns in carpets too?
That’s all for now.