Metropolitan cities like London and Paris have had a global appeal for centuries, thanks to their mesmerising combination of great architecture and inspiring artists. Europe does, however, hold so much more cultural and ancient cities that have inspired writers, songwriters and designers everywhere. Another one they inspired, is Symphony Mills. In this blogpost, we’re talking you on a trip through their fabrics that were inspired by European cities and countries.
A French Mediterranean island, that calls for a mix of sophistication and breeziness. With Corsica, Symphony Mills translated the island vibes in a collection of multi-coloured fabrics with deep, subdued colours.
Tu l’aimes? Check out Corsica here.
A sturdy region asks for a sturdy fabric. This brushed cotton look has everything you’d expect of one of Scotland’s biggest cities: a hint of roughness, a touch of refinery and a colour palette that, if it were presented on a plate, you’d sink your teeth right into.
Discover the Glasgow fabric range here.
We bet you’ve heard about Oxford as a beacon of knowledge and intelligence. And as one of the many magical Harry Potter sceneries for the films, of course, but let’s not get into that.
Oxford is class. Full stop. This weathered, vintage-looking velvet brings exactly that to the table. Discover Oxford in its 35 different colours right here.
Another dip in Italian inspiration for Sorrento. Located in the ‘toe’ of Italia’s ‘booth’, this town is a popular one among tourists visiting the Amalfi coast. The perfect fit, Symphony Mills thought, for a current fabric hit that’s popular among interior lovers worldwide: corduroy.
With corduroy, Symphony Mills joins all the lushness from velvet with the fascinating elements of relief. The cords in Sorrento’s eye-catching pattern make any interior piece stand out from the crowd. Get Sorrento in one of its vivid colours or earth tones here.
Scandinavia to the max. Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital and beams with everything nordic: style, minimalism and intelligence. Plus, most importantly, some decent protection for the cold during winter.
Mixed together, that culminates in Symphony Mills’ Copenhagen. This teddy-coat-like fabric, already hot and happening in fashion for a year or two, has now landed a new purpose in interior design. And yes, it is definitely as soft as it looks.
Check out Copenhagen now.
If we’d have to define the Italians in just one word, ‘fashionable’ would be the one. Wherever they go, even if it’s just a ten-minute grocery shopping trip, Italians are known for their elegant appearance. The exact kind of image you’d want for a delicate linen-look fabric, right?
Siena radiates Italian refinement. Symphony Mills combined the typical timeless, chalky linen colours with an array of deep and vibrant hues typical for Italian coastal villages, for that extra attractive look.
Discover Siena here.
Madrid knows how things are done. A city to many national and foreign students, Spain’s capital is buzzing with novelties year-round. The secret for Symphony Mills Madrid fabric? Staying basic to work as an almost blank canvas, to fit any eclectic interior style for colourful individuals.
Meet Madrid here.
Ever watched a tv series or film that has bright blue seas and soft-coloured rock formations in it? Big chance it was shot in Malta. A beloved place for film and tv makers, Malta is a true feast for the eye.
Inspired by the natural Maltese colours, Symphony Mills’ Malta fabric is particularly remarkable for its printed structure on top of the base layer. Browse Malta here.
How else to end than with a last splash of Italy? By far the biggest inspiration for the Symphony Mills collection, Italy just can’t have enough villages and cities to be mesmerised by. The Italian Aosta valley is one to end on a high note and strikes us most because of its postcard view.
Taken from that view are the more than 45 colours in the Aosta range. Discover them here.