Inspiration from South America

armchair in south american multi coloured weave

With all eyes turning to Rio this summer it’s no surprise that a little South American flavour is creeping into the shops. Marks and Spencer is no exception. They have side-stepped the carnival atmosphere of Brazil, the Amazonian jungle inspired prints, and the Frida Kahlo portraits of Mexico (yes, alright I know Mexico is in Central America). Instead they have taken a much more considered approach from the land of the Incas. Yes, the patterns are bold and colourful, with aztec prints, weaves and cross-stitch aplenty. But they have kept their armchairs, rugs and cushions to a limited palette. Colours are muddier. Paired with plain fabrics, the spicier ingredients sing out. They have room to breathe.

home decor inspired by south america

Jolie Chair in Multicoloured Weave, £449, Authentic Weave Cushion £12, Verona Floor Lamp, £469, Harper Footstool in Mantaro Multi, £279, Peru Kilim £139, Chevron Embroidered Cushion, £17.50, Peruvian Cross Stitch Print Cushion £35, Peruvian Birds Cushion £19.50

armchair in south american multi coloured weave

Jolie Chair in Multicoloured Weave, £449, Peru Kilim £139,

marksandspencer_summer 2016_cross-stitch peruvian cushions

Peruvian Cross Stitch Print Cushion, £35, Peruvian Birds Cushion, £19.50

A lesson for us all.

Just add cacti.

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12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Paul Cooper

    April 24, 2016

    I really love the brick effect on the wall, works really well with the pattern on the chair! Some great ideas here.

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      deardesigner

      April 25, 2016

      Glad you like it Paul.

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    Geraldine

    March 26, 2016

    The chair is lovely. Bright and vibrant.

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      deardesigner

      March 28, 2016

      Isn’t it just G. x

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    Arianna Trapani

    March 25, 2016

    Gorgeous collection hun… I think it is very you 😉 x

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      deardesigner

      March 28, 2016

      I’ll take that as a compliment hun x

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    Antonia Ludden

    March 23, 2016

    Ooh yes, I like that very much. Just enough colour and pattern for me and it gives off a nice and relaxed, informal feel. Thanks for sharing!

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      deardesigner

      March 28, 2016

      It’s lovely isn’t it Antonia x

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    karen - making spaces

    March 23, 2016

    I do love a touch of Ikat and rug layering. Definitely appreciating that chair too!

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      deardesigner

      March 28, 2016

      Glad you like it Karen 🙂

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    Molly

    March 23, 2016

    I like this approach, and loving the rugs! Marks and Spencer are doing really well at the moment in interpreting the new trends, good on em 🙂

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      deardesigner

      March 23, 2016

      They know how to take a good photo too Molly 🙂

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