Boras + Hanna Werning (Sweden)

There is so much that you can do with textiles to breathe life into a tired space. Aren't these fresh lively textiles from for Stockholm-based Boras just super? For Autumn 2006, Swedish designer Hanna Werning created textile patterns Paisleypark and Fjaderlov, classic patterns with a twist for a more modern edge. Paisleypark has a distinct Scandinavian feel to it, don't you think? Hanna was inspired by old Anglo-Saxon paisley prints and combined them with Asian elements and a faint art deco touch. Fjaderlov showcases bold graphic patterns based on leaves, which is my favorite of the two latest textiles from Hanna.

TIP: Boras also carries her Djurtradgard textiles too (shown below).

If you'd like to learn more about Hanna, you can snoop around her website here. I picked up several of her postcards at Wohnwaren in Hannover today (they carry her gift wrap, too). If you're a local, don't miss Wohnwaren, this shop is awesome!

(images from boras and hanna werning)