I have a huge love for travel and whenever there is the possibility to visit somewhere new I am on it! If you don't already know, my travel destinations often form the basis of my wallpaper collections. If you are looking for some holiday inspiration this summer 2017 below are our top five spots to visit. However, fear not, if you wont be jetting of this summer, bring a bit of pattern paradise to your interiors with our worldly wallpaper selection.
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind for a maximum of seven days. I like a mixture of adventure and sunbathing so seven days is enough before I head of to my next destination. The Mix 'n' Match 15 wallpaper collection introduces two patterns, Tropic and Monochrome, two rolls of assorted pattern with no single repeat. Inspired by under the sea and applying our pretty geometric interpretation, Tropic draws upon the brights of sea life surfaces experimenting with an ombre effect colour balance. Monochrome is a black and white contrast of the same patterns adding a bold statement wallpaper to our existing collections.
This is one of my favourite places to buy interior accessories for my home. There is so much pattern, colour and vibrance to capture across this city. I had to translate my surface pattern love for this place onto paper, you can buy some our favourite designs from the KG Basics 2016 range. Shop Medina Red and Jazz Vintage!
In June 2016 I travelled to Cuba visiting the sites of Havana Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Varadero. The rustic charms of Havana still remain and I wanted to capture the old history before it all changes. Trinidad is a magical place full of bright colour around every street corner with snippets of broken tiles, decaying man made surfaces with contrasting patterns. Cuba is surface designer's dream as there is so much to see and record through drawing and photography.
The Mix ‘n’ Match 17 wallpaper collection introduces three new patterns, Havana, Obrapia and Trinidad. I took so many interesting photos in Cuba and we wanted to include these within the final collection. Combining photography and Illustrator I designed three new wallpaper patterns which reflect the imperfect beauty of Cuba. Below is Oprabia and Trinidad.
Being Indian, it was great to finally travel India and introduce my heritage and culture into this collection. Taj and Pink City make up the India 14 collection. I took in the sights of the beautiful Taj Mahal and Jaipur, in which I fell in love with the bright colours and soft and curvaceous lines of the architecture. The colours of the collection play with a striking rich traditional Indian red offset with muted pastel hues.
High - end and glamourous springs to mind when I think Dubai. It's a perfect break with scorching temperatures, hot sands and hot sea's. I always stop over in Jumeirah for a few days when traveling long - haul indulging in some luxury! I had to create a collection that incorporates the glam of Dubai with some KG pattern style.
Jewel, Ash and Sombre make up the Mix n Match 13 collection. Drawing influences from Arabian architecture, dark nights and nature, 13 captures snippets of an opulent colour palette represented through a rich aubergine and teal. Below is Jewel and Sombre Wallpaper.