The Aquafleur collection from Mind The Gap has just dropped in SA and we’re blooming excited. This Transylvanian textile house, which does rich, eclectic and boho like no other, produces a range of fabrics and wallpapers which capture the imagination.
True to the brand’s romantic inclinations, it’s a bouquet of vintage-inspired florals that sets the tone for Aquafleur. Rather than the bold Dutch Golden Era-inspired florals that have dominated much of the past season, Aquafleur is light and summery, with a finer graphic which cues halcyon tea parties that go on until dusk, lawn bowls with Pimm’s in hand and summer soirees with cucumber-spiked G&Ts, all of which couldn’t be better suited to our South African climate and the upcoming holidays.
Here, a collection of poppies, geraniums, foxgloves and cow parsley, among others, lend an English hedgerow feel and their single-stem arrangement is reminiscent of a botanist’s archive of pressings.
The collection has been released in three colourways: aquafleur, with a classic clotted-cream coloured background; aquamarine, a duck-egg blue background and anthracite, a moody and atmospheric black version, which makes the flowers pop.
We think this would be an excellent print to pair with blonde woods for a bright, Scandi-cool aesthetic, as well as with Crittall-style steel windows and a couple of lush potted plants for a Victorian conservatory look.
Our favourite colourway, the dark, brooding Anthracite would make a magical pairing with gold and brass notes and would do well in a library or study.
Looking for more floral inspo? Their lush Florilegium collection is bursting with oversized Asian blooms, such as chrysanthemums and magnolias.
Mind the Gap is stocked locally through Black Fabrics.