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High Summer Edit – Porter and Brawn

High Summer Edit

High Summer Edit

We’re currently preparing for an event that we are styling this week – the hugely popular Fashion Reboot with Southwood Social Hub.  We don’t often get the time to do projects like this but when we do we make the most of it.  Styling and art direction really gets the creative juices flowing and we really enjoy getting our hands on products and seeing instant reactions from visitors.

The theme for the event this Friday is Fiesta Fun – we are hoping the weather will behave and the guests will be feeling the summer vibes.   If you haven’t yet got your ticket you can head here

We’ve been pulling together some props from our studio and looking around for some new hits of colour and on our travels, we’ve seen some great new high summer product from across the market.  It would be selfish not to share so we hope you enjoy this little edit.

This season there is a variety of tropical prints including fruits, palm leaves, and the return of icons such as the cactus, flamingo and pineapple. Colours are braver and more clashing which has really changed the pace of things and added that new level of excitement that this look was in need of.  Detailed florals have been applied across a variety of textiles and combined with some stylish two-tone co-ordinate prints and lots of confident block colour.


Graham & Green cactus salt and pepper mills
World art print from Berylune
Maisons Du Monder rattan mirror
Melamine fruit plates
H&M patterned bath towels
Anthropologie salad servers

We love the combination of peachy pinks and greens that have appeared as well as the unexpected pops of colour that mix up what can sometimes be quite a repetitive palette.  Patterns often have a hand-painted feel or take on a more modern, stylised direction. References to Havana and Cuban Inspired designs are the focus for many retailers and this seems to be a hit with consumers, who like us are wishing they were there in person.

Graham and Green garland
Kitch Kitchen bird vase from Aria
Zara geometric jug
Kitty McCall Tropicalia cushion

We couldn’t do a high summer edit full of brave and interesting patterns without mentioning Kitty McCall whose designs are a must for a colour confident interior. We love the print composition of this Tropicalia design.

So what high summer buys have inspired you?  Do share! x


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