Bluebells are blossoming across Surrey and Sussex, carpeting our woodlands in a magical sea of iridescent blue. With the recent sunshine they are due to be in peak condition as we head into next week. You don't have to go far from the Figura showroom in Chiddingfold to see them in the woods approaching Dunsfold. These pictures were taken by a friend this morning at Ranmore Common.
Bluebells are one of natures highlights when it comes to colour and many designers use their delicate flowers to influence their collections.
This beautiful fabric by William Morris called Bluebell originally known as Columbine was based on a collection of Rhenish 15th century printed linens that Morris first admired in the South Kensington Museum. An elegant symmetrical design printed with a subtle shading to reproduce the aged patina found in some of Morris original fabrics today.
Nina Campbell's Auborn collection is a delicate and demure wallpaper with little bunches of bluebells on painted wood, in the vintage Gustavian style.