Famed most recently for her stunning and original makeover of Halcyon House (the most Instagrammed and pinned hotel in Australia last year btw!), Anna Spiro has just launched her first textile collection, in collaboration with her brother Sam, and it’s inspired by the lush landscapes of Hawaii.
Titled ‘Lanikai,’ the spring ’15 range is inspired by the designer’s frequent trips to the tropical destination with her family. “It is a place my entire family feels a great connection to and I think that some of my happiest days have been spent there resting, living a beautiful life,” says Anna of the range that features exotic fabrics names such as Marigold, Paniola, Kaka Duck and Kahuna. “This collection of fabrics reflects our love for the place – the kindness and warmth of the people there and the sublime summers by the beach. It has a sort of Aloha spiritedness to it,” says Anna.
And while traditional Hawaiian prints don’t instantly scream style, this collection is a sophisticated outing that blends dots with whimsical florals and decorative stripes in a muted, retro palette of mango, cherry and navy. The fabrics are perfect for recreating Anna’s trademark bohemian, layered, mix-and-match aesthetic in your home and will work across curtains, cushions, upholstery and lampshades too.
Made in Australia, in an attempt to aid the diminishing Australian textile industry , the hard-wearing fabrics are also screen printed by hand. “I’m a stickler for quality and we want to celebrate that we’ve made the fabrics here and used the best artisans possible. We feel great pride in the fact that our customers will be buying a product that’s homegrown,” says Anna.
Anna Spiro Textiles are available from select retailers across Australia and the USA but you can also shop online.