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Here are four great ways to give your home autumn glow and glamour, mix & match.

The new moods are warm and wild with a passion for pattern from the natural world. Explore a few of the latest looks from flora and fauna to fantastical beasties and beyond. The on-trend message for this season is loud and clear, don’t be afraid to experiment.

How to do the Autumn Remix

It’s all in the remix. This season our interiors are touched with a sense of make-believe. Create your own wonderland and mix and match pattern and don’t be scared to break the rules.

Alternative Flooring’s Quirky B Button by Margo Selby

Here Quirky B Button Black, a playful graphic pattern by Margo Selby is marvelously mismatched with Palmeral and Artemis leafy and flowery prints by House of Hackney, a brand that plays on traditional English design.

‘Rooms with History’ by Ashley Hicks

A new book ‘Rooms with History’ by Ashley Hicks – our first Quirky collaborator, is a celebration of maximalist rooms. His manifesto of how to mix the past with the present is shown in colourful rooms that have inspired him. A souvenir album of his creative journey and true pattern book for the twenty-first century.

Where the Wild Things are

Animal prints are game-changers in the home as well as on the catwalk. Quirky B has new Leopard and Snake patterns for carpets. These are wonderfully wild and surprisingly easy to use as a statement floor. They can be classified as a neutral as the palette for the most part is a mix of naturals, browns, grey and blues.

Alternative Flooring’s Quirky B Snake Mamba

Alternative Flooring’s Quirky B Leopard Java

Why homes need Natural History

Creatures are set free with fantastic beasts and flamboyant birds setting the trend for wildlife indoors. Inspiration is found in amazing colours of nature and natural-history books.

Alternative collaborators Divine Savages partner the Natural History Museum launching its first ever wallpaper range. Featuring a plethora of prehistoric beasts as well as botanicals, it also reflects a recurring rend this season of reworking tradition.

Extinctopia ‘Peppermint’ Divine Savages x Natural History Museum

Hierarchy ‘Blush’ Divine Savages x Natural History Museum

‘Working with London’s iconic Natural History Museum for this new collection has been an incredible journey through time, and a personal dream come true. Indulging our passion for nature, and our younger selves’ obsession with Indiana Jones, we’ve been raiding the vast archives and vaults for inspiration on five new designs that we hope helps to inspire a love for the natural world,’ explain Jamie Watkins and Tom Kennedy, founders of Divine Savages.

Why the textile trend is here to stay

Finally, textiles are everywhere which is the best news ever. Curtains and carpet are back big time and work beautifully together for a softly luxurious home and for those with a passion for pattern.

Autumn is the perfect season for this comfort coupling.

Alternative Flooring’s Quirky B Felix Raison with Liberty Fabrics

Find more flooring and interior design inspiration on our Alternative blog.


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