Editor's Picks

Lovely Nordic patterns with floral romance

Published: 02/11/2021

As you might already know, the three pattern concepts are the base for our collection of ready-made patterns. As the concepts change once a year to follow the most recent interior design trends, it is good to take a closer look at them one at a time. This time we will take a look at the lovely Nordic patterns with floral romance, and the way how the designers interpret this concept. This helps you to estimate the outcome when working with our designers to add lovely or romantic or floral patterns in Scandinavian style into your home textile collection.

This concept is called ‘Vintage Treasure’, and the design brief has been as follows:

“The fascinating world of flea markets and antique stores are the inspiration of Vintage Treasure. Eclectic styles and soft colors with cute animals and the full blossom of the flower market are in front of you. Come treasure hunting, you’ll never know what rarities you are going to find.”

As for the colors, 20 trendy colors were defined for this concept, so that each pattern would have three different color versions. In the outcome, it was essential to create some lovely rarities.

A selection of lovely patterns in romantic floral style

The first pattern is Anna Kuukka’s ‘Kitty Cat’. Sometimes, when dusk falls, she gets unexpected visitors in her garden. These playful creatures create a flowy surface that is suitable for both fashion and interior products alike.

‘Leafy’ pattern is a subtle pattern with painted leaves. It suites perfect for wallpaper as well as bedding. The designer Tiina Taivainen often gets inspired by techniques. A supposedly irrelevant line or sketch may be the starting point for a new pattern. The initial idea of the ‘Leafy’ pattern came when she was doing random sketching with marker pens.

Designer Tanja Kallio’s ‘Pientare’ pattern tells a story of what happens in and around the forest in Spring. It is full of color, but yet very soft. You can see Spring flowers, ferns, and blackbirds jumping here and there. This two-way pattern has a real vintage atmosphere.

Also, the fourth pattern is designed by Tanja Kallio. The ‘Puro’ (eng. brook) is an abstract pattern with a feeling of a natural texture. It is inspired by the Spring and wild and glistening forest brook. It is the sound of the early summer in Finland.

The pattern ‘Penelope’ is perfect for this mood. It is designed by Noora Hattunen and it was inspired by a late summer evening, after the long isolation. Noora spent a tea party in her friend’s garden. It was a beautiful summer evening, the sunset colored everything orange. The table was covered with beautiful old porcelain cups, each with a different pattern.

The last pattern this time is Anna Kuukka’s ‘Flowerfield’.  The pattern has vintage colors but a modern interpretation of flowers, based on the hand-drawn illustration. This design is great for that effortlessly romantic feeling without the look being overly sweet.

Editor’s Picks are curated patterns designed by Finland-based textile and surface designers. The editor chooses a theme, makes a search in our digital pattern library, picks some of the best matches to the theme, and presents the patterns for you. These patterns are available for licensing in various product groups and markets. Get in touch for more information!