Lay back and think of luxurious fabrics, tantalising textures and hypnotising patterns, and the sumptuous interior spaces crafted by Australian designer Greg Natale might spring to mind. Now, there’s even more to dream about as the ever-prolific Greg and his Sydney-based team deliver a new range of patterned fabrics, created in collaboration with much-loved textile house Elliott Clarke. Founded in 1993, the providor of fine fabrics and wallpapers has grown to become one of Australia’s top destinations for interior decorators.
Promising to deliver “old-world inspiration” through “new-world innovation”, the Greg Natale fabric collection for Elliott Clarke, titled Greco-Roman, is mostly inspired by classical architecture, recast through a contemporary lens. “These beautiful designs will add an opulent layer of colour, pattern and texture to any room,” insists Greg, who has long admired the textiles made available from Elliott Clarke, many of which have appeared in his hefty catalogue of interior spaces crafted over a 21-year (and counting) career.
Greco-Roman fabric collection by Greg Natale for Elliott Clarke
Seven different but individually spellbinding designs feature in the new collection, satisfying the search for something graphic and stylised at one end of the scale, or something more soft and subtle at the other. Geometric lines appear in the repeated arches of the Palazzo print, the intricate squares of Hellenica and the cascading steps and columns of Scala – all motifs frequently employed by Greg. Organic forms define the marble-like swirls of Marmaro and painterly brushstrokes of Impasto, while the Gesso and Cemento designs reveal a softer, more textural effect.
“The opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading interior designers on an all-new fabric collection has been both exciting and a privilege,” says Luke Warwick, director of Elliott Clarke. “Greg’s knowledge and experience in the use of pattern, colour and texture were instrumental in creating this modern and sophisticated new range.” Available in a broad spectrum of colours, including navy, blush, mustard, merlot, black and chalk, the fabrics are primed for use, Greg suggests, on casual cushions and upholstered furniture pieces, delivering a familiar yet revitalised aesthetic to contemporary interiors.
The opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading interior designers on an all-new fabric collection has been both exciting and a privilege.
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