Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A Great British Celebration...

Everyone at Artistic Britain sends their congratulations to the Royal Family on their wonderful news. 

Star Finds...

Take a look at our Five 'Star Finds' themed around 'Heritage'

Remember to visit us at Artistic Britain and be inspired by our wonderful British Artists!

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Spot of Heritage

With the arrival of the Royal baby we predict the arrival of lots of British inspired trends.

There is lots of inspiration here for you, so grab your bunting and bowler hats and lets celebrate all things British. Introducing our 'Heritage Trend' -

Our very own Susie Grindey 
paints some beautiful scenes from around our country!

Brighten up your front door with
this Union Jack doormat from Sainsbury's

Check out this Picnic Hamper @ John Lewis 
Perfect for the glorious British Summer weather we have been enjoying the last couple of weeks...
The Great British Seaside...
Everyone loves the sunshine and the seaside!  Wall art inspired by these themes are becoming ever more popular.

This piece by Claire Henley brings a classic seaside scene to your walls...

We love the classic sayings and this 
heart decoration from www.notonthehighstreet.com is certainly a must have!

Royal Baby News...

The news of the Royal baby is on his/her way has sparked lots of excitement in the Artistic Britain studio this morning!
"Are Prince William and Kate having a boy or a girl?" is the big British question that everyone wants to know the answer to, well today could be the day where we all find out! Here's what we think in the office...
Kate has been known for her fabulous trend setting outfits and she has filled everyone with awe throughout her pregnancy looking utterly glamorous and becoming the envy of all around!


Everyone at Artistic Britain sends their best wishes to the Royal Family and looks forward to the safe arrival of the Royal Prince or Princess! 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Home and Gift show 2013

Not only did yesterday bring great weather but great inspiration, from Harrogate's Home and Gift show!
The day was spent searching for the latest trends for spring summer 13' where we gathered some great design ideas for our collection to keep us fresh and up to date!

'Shabby Chic' is still on the cards for summer 13 with emphasis on Parisian scenes, birds and sketchy line  drawings all within a soft neutral colour palette so lots of creams, browns and beiges.

We found that Geometric repeats are having an art deco twist- very 'Gatsby' inspired... with angular and stylised patterns sitting amoungst 1930's style type.

Talking of type there was alot of great typographic art-definately a key trend for this year so look out for lots of 'wordy canvas'
check out a few of our favourites:

we came across some great nautical inspired quotes printed on distressed wood to give in that rustic seaside look...

Overall it was a great day and we all came away with lots of fresh and exciting ideas!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Trend Spot - Shabby Chic

Have a look at the Shabby Chic Trend which is inspiring interior textile design on the high street. 
The parisian feel is strikingly hot at the moment and can be spotted everywhere! Keep your eye out for vintage postcards and botanical scenes as this style of canvas would look beautiful in your living room!

Its that time of year again....

Its summer (finally!) and that doesn't just mean jetting off into the sunshine but it's a really exciting time of the year for students all around the country.  The newest designers, artists and makers graduate from their university! We went to New Designers in London to meet this year's fantastic crop of fresh talented designers!