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Serenity Fabric & Wallpaper offer

SPRING OFFER EXTENDED!
In February, we gave you the exciting news that we had reduced the retail price of our Serenity fabric.
Today we have more exciting news! Due to the popularity of the offer, we have decided to extend the offer indefinitely. Therefore the RRP of £29.00  (inc VAT) will remain until further notice.
The good news doesn’t stop there- we have also amended the offer to now include our beautiful Serenity wallpaper collection.
The new reduced RRP of the Metallic paper (Theoropoda, Lily & Lily Batik) is now £59.00 (inc VAT), and the non-metallic (Decking & Ticking stripe) is £57.00 (inc VAT)
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 All designs and colourways are part of the offer – including the Pantone colour(s) of the year Pink & Sky which have received some brilliant press coverage over that past few months.
We hold all of the designs in stock and can be aim for same day dispatch so browse the collection and place any orders asap- when its gone the offer will end!
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Spring Pastel Interior Trends, 2016

With London Fashion Week coming to a close a couple of weeks ago, now is a really good time to have a look at trends that are being duplicated in fashion and in the world of interior design. The interior design community often looks at the current fashion trends and styles and often draws inspiration from the different colour pallets being used during the event.

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With spring on the horizon, the trend for pastel shades was very fitting at this years Fashion week and it is a trend that is very strongly being mirrored in the world of interiors. This may be due to Pantone announcing that Rose Quartz and Sky were its colours of 2016. The 2 shades have gained an almost instant popularity as a result. Pink, in particular has gained great credibility- it is no longer banished to a babies nursery or little girls ‘princess’ bedrooms, but is now being used along side the ever popular grey in living areas to create contrast, and give it a more ‘grown up’ look.

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Barker & Barkers designer, Janet Dixon notes that ‘Using a pale grey as the dominant colour, the addition of an understated bright yellow will create a focal point within the interior. Mixing different patterns using a soft palette can create a vibrant feel without making an interior feel chaotic.’

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Pastel shades work perfectly with another interior trend on SS16 with is the use of metallics. Whether is with accessories or textiles, shades of silver, copper and gold are being widely used to co-ordinate a pastel colour scheme. Pink and copper, blue with silver, mint with bronze are being paired together more and more – a quick Pinterest search brings up hundreds of results already!

Pastel shades are often complemented by darker shades were widely used on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Purple proved a very popular colour and this can easily be replicated in the home. Try using soft pastel shades of pink or lilac along side a deep aubergine purple with metallic accents. It is important to remember to keep the bold colours minimal- you don’t want to overuse it and drown out the accent lighter shades altogether. Such as the case with clothes and fashion, layering can also be used in the home. Try using the lighter pastel shades in patterned cushions and curtains, co-ordinated with metallic light fittings and keep the dark statement colour to one wall.

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Source: Designers Guild, Alexandra, Amethyst

 

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Spring Serenity Offer!

**SPRING OFFER**
We have some exciting news for our loyal stockists!
For a limited time only, Barker & Barker are offering their ‘Serenity’ Checks and Stripes fabric collection at the discounted retail price of only
£29.00 inc VAT
All designs and colourways are part of the offer – including the Pantone colour(s) of the year Pink & Sky which have received some brilliant press coverage over that past few months.
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*Featured in March 2016 issue of Real Homes Magazine, Serenity Decking Stripe Sky & Pink, and Checks in Sky & Pink
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POPPY tennis Sky & Mint garden

To take advantage of this offer, contact the office today on 01223 733730, or email enquiries@barkerandbarker.co.uk to place your order – depending on stock levels, most orders can be sent out the same working day.

We can also arrange for our rep to visit you to show you the full collection if you are yet to see the designs.

*Offer expires Monday 31st May 2016

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Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living, March 2016

The focus on the Pantone colours of the year continues, this time in Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine.

The magazine features items in the calming but contrasting shades and Barker & Barker’s Serenity Checks and Stripes fabric in Sky and Pink feature heavily again in the article. The pink and blue trend looks like its here to stay well into 2016!

 

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Spring / Easter Floral Workshop, March 21st 2016, 11.00am

Following the success of our Christmas Wreath workshops last December, Claire from Waterbaby Flowers (http://www.waterbabyflowers.com) is returning to our Hertfordshire / Cambridgeshire showroom on Monday 21st March at 11.00am to run a special Spring wreath / table arrangement workshop.

Claire will bring her expertise as well as  everything you will need to create your very own moss based arrangement with beautiful seasonal flowers and Easter themed accessories.

Places cost £45 per person and includes a light lunch and refreshments and of course your finished arrangement.

Places are limited so to book your place visit the booking page of Claire’s website http://waterbabyflowers.com/rapidcart/

Alternatively, contact us in the Barker & Barker office on 01223 733730 and we will be take your booking over the phone.

From a new colour palette to inspire you to glamourous burnished metals, this season’s new interiors trends will give an elegant feel to your home. Add in botanical prints and a dash of floral décor for schemes that are naturally stylish.   With a new season comes a desire for renewal, not least when it…

Angelina Casa, Interiors Trend Report 2016

The beginning of a new year always prompts the interiors industry to predict forth coming trends, and 2016 was no exception!

The high street is already awash with different shades of pink as a result of Pantone’s announcement in December 2015, and many writers are noting that Barker & Barkers Serenity Fabric and Wallpaper collection tick all of the current trend boxes.

Chief designer Janet Dixon at Barker & Barker also gives some of her interior design tips and notes the most important thing to remember is ‘Trends come and go, so choosing something that you really love is important or you may end up with an expensive mistake in your home!’

Read the whole article here- https://angelinascasa.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/out-with-the-old-interiors-trends-report-2016/