5 Australian brands making beautiful table linen
Table linen is making a bright and beautiful comeback, if Australian design is any indication. Naked tables are out, and fully-dressed tabletops are in. If you want to adorn your table with beautiful table cloths, here are my top five picks from Australian design brands.
An independent textile studio in Melbourne, Charlie & Fenton‘s signature look is a “blend of bright
angular geometric patterns, off-kilter painterly watercolours and the occasional unexpected psychedelic triumph!”. If that doesn’t spark your interest, check out the beautiful inky designs below, hand-painted and digitally-printed on to Belgian linen.
One of Australia’s biggest independent textile brands, Bonnie and Neil’s vibrant hand-crafted designs and Australiana themes have earned them a strong local following. Their latest table linen collection, Forest, features a stunning flowering gum in a delicate yet bold mix of soft and rosey pinks, with a stunning gold banksia print on napkins.
A Brisbane-based textiles studio by Angela Richardson, Aqua Door‘s designs are first hand-drawn and then screen-printed using non-toxic water. Latest pieces include a beautiful Broderie Anglaise design, printed in white ink on natural linen; and a striking Algarve design printed on Indigo linen. The small print runs mean you won’t catch your hand-printed linen napkins on your neighbour’s table… unless they “borrowed” them!
If you thought Kip & Co was all about bright and beautiful bed linen, consider their bold new venture into tableware. Their latest Autumn/Winter 2017 collection features three wildly different designs – from a delicate spray-painterly blush to a vibrant splash of salad fillings. Printed on pure woven French flax linen, the tablecloths are pre-washed to give a “relaxed look and feel like an old friend”.
The brainchild of sisters-in-law Kate Pascoe and Kate Pascoe Squires, Kate & Kate is a Melbourne-based textiles brand. For its most recent collection, Kate & Kate collaborated with Sydney interior design studio Arent & Pyke. The result? A stunning range of textiles titled ‘Carnival’, which showcases Kate & Kate’s trademark clean lines and love for both colour and monochrome. The ‘Festive Twist’ tablecloth features an organic hand-drawn element, and is available in a soft blush and ebony.