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Serenity Fabric & Wallpaper offer

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)
Theropoda grey Wallpaper LifestyleTicking stripe poppy-mint 1 Wallpaper Lifestyle
Lily sky Wallpaper LifestyleTicking stripe poppy-mint 2 Wallpaper Lifestyle Lily batik sky Wallpaper Lifestyle
 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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Luxar Porcelain

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.



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.



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.’

Grey chair

Source: Barker & Barker, Serenity Collection

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.


Source: Designers Guild, Alexandra, Amethyst



Spring Serenity 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.
*Featured in March 2016 issue of Real Homes Magazine, Serenity Decking Stripe Sky & Pink, and Checks in Sky & Pink
Grey chair
POPPY tennis Sky & Mint garden

To take advantage of this offer, contact the office today on 01223 733730, or email 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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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-


The Cambridge Edition, Feb 2016

With Pantone announcing their colours for 2016 as Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue late last year, many of the spring editions focus on the soft pastel shades. Barker & Barker’s Serenity collection of checks and stripes feature the 2 colours and is therefore featured heavily in many editions for spring 2016.

The Cambridge edition has a wonderful piece giving lots of details and tips on how to use the 2 colours in the home, whether it is with accessories or statement pieces.  They feature our Serenity Fabrics Pink & Sky striped fabric along side the calm room set image featuring the fabric as curtains, cushions and light upholstery on the miniature sofa.

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Home Focus, Jan / Feb 2016

Although it is still very much winter time, the world of interior design is already looking forward to spring and the soft pastel colours that are often associated with the season.

Home Focus have looked at the ‘Winter Pastels’ that can be used to inject the freshness of spring during the last cold and dreary weeks of winter, paying particular attention to our Serenity Check & Striped fabrics in Sky & Pink, noting that they can add a pop of colour on soft furnishings in the home.

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Cambridge Magazine, January 2016

Following Pantone’s announcement late last year, Cambridge Magazine are highlighting how to use the 2 colours (Quartz and Sky) in the home. Firstly, looking at quartz. Weather it is a subtle hint using accessories, or full on pink walls and curtains, its certain the beautiful shade of pink is going nowhere soon! Our Serenity checks and stripes fabric in Pink with co-ordinating Serenity Theoropda Wallpaper looks stunning in any bedroom. Also, continuing the ‘ombre’ trend, is our Dierama Luxor fabric in Porcelain, which looks would create a statement in any home.

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Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms, January 2016

We were luckily enough to be featured three times in Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms January edition.

Our Pink Serenity bedroom scene was featured in the Bedroom focus section of the magazine, noting that our Serenity has real versatility due to the way the fabrics and wallpapers co-ordinate. The collection has been designed so that a number of fabrics and wallpapers can be used together to create fun and interesting decor schemes in all rooms- not only bedrooms. Pink is also a very on trend colour this year too (see Pantone colour of the year!) and is already proving to be the more popular colour of the collection.


Angelinas Casa A/W Trends 2015

Janet spoke to Angelias Casa Blog recently about the Hexagonal Trend that has become popular this season, and notes that ‘Hexagonal Designs have been used for decorative items for thousands of years and are about to make a comeback incorporating bright bold colours.’ Barker & Barkers Wallpaper Theoropda in Pink and Fabric Amelia in Lime taken from our Premier collection fit beautifully within this trend and the blog notes that ‘The Polygon ‘hive’ style feels modern yet organic, giving a timeless feel.’