INSPIRATION: Behind the Strangford Lough Design

This joyful geometric print joins the Lough Cuan Collection and was launched in August 2018. It is currently available in one colourway to compliment the range of designs in the collection. It is a geometric print inspired by the eddies and ripples of Strangford Lough, and the colours of the reflected sunset sky.

This print is available as cosmetic bags, linen plant pot covers, cushions, and fabric by the metre (for your own upholstery projects).

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This print was designed to coordinate with the other prints in the range, and allow you to create a layered, personal look to your home.
— April Mawhinney-Wells, April Mawhinney Design Studio
 (c) copyright Tom Chase.

(c) copyright Tom Chase.

 (c) copyright Tom Chase

(c) copyright Tom Chase

INSPIRATION

Meaning behind the name Strangford Lough

  •  Strangford comes from the from Old Norse meaning 'strong fjord'.

Strangford Lough is in County Down, Northern Ireland and is the largest inlet of water in the UK - with only one narrow sea inlet filling the Lough (between the villages of Strangford and Portaferry) it is renowned for its extremely fast flowing dangerous tidal currents. There is a ferry service which connects the villages of Strangford (on the mainland) and Portaferry (on the Ards Peninsula) which takes cars and foot passengers. The crossing only takes 8 minutes, but eliminates a car journey of around 75 minutes to drive around!

Inspiration for this pattern was taken from a trip on the ferry whilst April observed the ripples and eddies in the Lough, and the reflections of the sky and landscape on the water's surface. The colour palette was inspired by current décor trends and the sumptuousness of Linwood's velvet collections.

This print is designed to sit within a contemporary joyful room with lots of life and colour. We wanted to reflect the personality of a homeowner; someone who loves contemporary design, and isn't afraid of colour. We say 'Banish the Beige'! 

April Mawhinney Design Studio | New fabric Collection | Home Decor | Linen Fabric | UK Printed fabric | Upholstery fabric | Giftwares | Strangford Lough Inspiration
April Mawhinney Design Studio | New fabric Collection | Home Decor | Linen Fabric | UK Printed fabric | Upholstery fabric | Giftwares | Strangford Lough Inspiration
April Mawhinney Design Studio | New fabric Collection | Home Decor | Linen Fabric | UK Printed fabric | Upholstery fabric | Giftwares | Strangford Lough Inspiration
April Mawhinney Design Studio | New fabric Collection | Home Decor | Linen Fabric | UK Printed fabric | Upholstery fabric | Giftwares | Strangford Lough Inspiration
April Mawhinney Design Studio | New fabric Collection | Home Decor | Linen Fabric | UK Printed fabric | Upholstery fabric | Giftwares | Strangford Lough Inspiration
April Mawhinney Design Studio | New fabric Collection | Home Decor | Linen Fabric | UK Printed fabric | Upholstery fabric | Giftwares | Strangford Lough Inspiration
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