Textiles Inspired by Nature

Belgian textile designer Renilde de Peuter has built up a reputation for creating beautiful homeware pieces including crochet and knitted works and colourful mobiles. She showcases her creations on her blog At Swim-Two-Birds, which is named after Flann O’Brien’s novel. Her most recent works are smyrna seat pads, which are made out of scraps of fabrics in colours that are often directly inspired by nature. The cushions themselves are beautiful, but so too is the collection of inspirations that Renilde shares with her followers. Join us for a float through her soothing world…

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All photos by Renilde de Peuter, view in full at her flickr site

Find Renilde’s work available to buy online at Atelier Solarshop.


Jill Macnair


Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.

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