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Magazine Roundup

we summarise the key trends for April 2015

Sarah Quilliam by Sarah Quilliam

Here at Hillarys, we like to stay ahead of all the hottest interior styles. So naturally, we’re avid readers of home interest magazines and eagerly await our subscriptions. When they’re delivered, the cellophane wrappers are whipped off faster than you can say “breath-taking blinds”!

We’re sharing types too though. So if you don’t have the time - or budget - to read all of the titles you’d like to, each month we’ll be summarising a few selected highlights from our browsing sessions.

Traditionally, April editions are bumper issues because many people indulge in a spot of decorating over the long Easter weekend. Although Good Friday and Easter Monday fall relatively early this year, we have the May bank holidays on the horizon as well.


In our MFourarch roundup, we saw that new season prints - including fabulous florals - were starting to make an appearance. And the theme was continued this month, with a nine page spread in LivingEtc about wonderful wildflowers.


Of course, we can’t get enough of bold blooms at Hillarys HQ. In our latest Style Guide, we explore the trend for pretty watercolour patterns. This Aquarelle Mulberry design from our new Roman blinds and curtains range is a lovely option.

Aquarelle-Mulberry-Roman-blind View Roman blinds

And if flowers aren’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of natural-inspired alternatives to choose from. Breath-taking botanicals are everywhere at the moment. In Ideal Home, these included beautiful butterfly and bird motifs.


Fresh spring greens are also popular right now. In their ‘Stylist’s Notebook’ feature, the team at Period Homes & Interiors picked out a selection of gorgeous green furnishings and accessories to bring the outdoors in.


The fashion for bird watching has been around for a while, but it’s showing no signs of disappearing. If you’d like to give your surroundings the ‘twit-twoo’ factor, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite fabrics to charm the birds from the trees.

Bird-Parade-Gold-Curtains View Curtains

We’re completely on board with this look too. In our previous Style Guide, we observed that olive greens had made a splash on the catwalks, but also work well in interiors. These Almeria Grass Roller blinds are a great example.

Almeria Grass Green Roller blind in the conservatory View Roller blinds

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