Inspiration From Nature
It can sometimes feel like nothing new is left to be designed; somewhere, someone has done it before. Textile designers have a true challenge to create new and refreshing patterns. Finding inspiration can come from some of the most unexpected places, but a constant source with endless potential is to look in nature.
Biophilic design is our deep connection to nature that is reflected in our choices of fabrics and home decor. We are attracted by natural colors and shapes since we associated them with tranquillity and beauty. Incorporating them into our home makes us feel more connected to the world around us. After all, we are a part of nature too!
All around us are beautiful shapes, tiny details, and intricate patterns that renew and transform over time. Artists study them just by taking a walk, seeing photographs, and reading art books that inevitably lead to new ideas and bold designs.
The finished textile can be anything from romantic to edgy, it’s all a matter of interpretation and style.
Connection With Different Cultures
People are social beings. We need to connect with others to feel part of a whole. We also need to learn more about other cultures, to discover new places, and to meet new people.
Textiles are more than just things we use, they’re very important cultural items that have always occupied a central role in our history. During the Age of Discovery (the time when maritime routes discovered by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries), there was a boom of the fascination for new textiles from exotic places and it persists today.
We love to discover the feels of faraway fabrics and to take in the designs from the imaginations of those we’ve never met. In a way, it is our first contact with other worlds and it allows us to have a totem that can transport us there with just its presence. Great textile design makes us feel connected and inspired all at once.
Reinvention Of The Basics
When it comes to textiles, neutral and basic colors are always popular but new ways to reinvent them can be found. Limitations are some of the greatest keys to creativity.
The limited color palette means the key is to play with the shapes, small details, and colors to achieve the most beautiful tones.
A duvet cover in neutral tones can be so captivating as a bold pattern, depending on the overall interior design choices.
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Amalia Home Collection is a fourth-generation family business and it’s a culmination of almost 100 years of experience and heritage in the textile industry.
Our luxury bedding collections are made in Portugal and inspired by Portuguese culture and its beautiful landscapes.
Amalia Home Collection own age of discovery spans from nearly a century of knowledge continually producing high-quality bed linen. Our products are Egyptian Cotton™ certified. Please visit our USA online store to see more options and contact us if you’re a retailer.