Our new Fife Yacht collection inspiration came from working on the interior for Due West. The Due West house was designed by architects CameronWebster. It is a stunning house that has been cut into the rocks, looking out to sea, on the West Coast of Scotland. The house has recently been awarded a RIAS award. You can read more about the project in this piece by Architecture Today.
Due West House by CameronWebster Architects:
It is a stunning private house set in a cleft between rocks on the top of a cliff with stunning views towards the Western Isles. This “upside down” layout provides the main living area with views whilst catching light through a clerestory window to the south. The bedrooms downstairs occupy a private, intimate connection with a sunny, planted courtyard and contrasting wide views towards the sea.
New Fife Yacht Collection Inspiration
We have then added simple geometric patterns throughout the house to compliment the architecture. The designs used are Zip and Drift for the curtains. The bedrooms have used Drift Sand, Zip Feather Grey and Zip Nightshade. In the main bathroom we laminated Drift Nightshade to make the roller blinds. Then when it came to the upstairs bathroom the client wanted to have a nautical feel to the room. We couldn’t find any boat wallpapers that made sense to a true sailor. The thoughts evolved and we eventually took the owners boat blueprints and created this bespoke wallpaper. They own a Fife yacht and this was the start of our new collection we launched last week in London.
Fife Collection created from the archive drawings.
Our new fabric and wallpaper collection was created from the exclusive archive drawings of the original Fife Yachts. We selected three of our favourite boat design drawings known as Altair, Kentra and Lucky Girl to create these stunning new repeating patterns. These classic designs will bring a nautical feel into a home interior in a simple colour palette of blues, whites and greys.
The Fife Yachts were designed and built in Scotland by William Fife OBE (June 1857 – August 1944) at the Fairlie Yard in North Ayrshire Scotland, between 1890 to the late 1930’s. He was one of the premier yacht designers of the day and in his time he designed around 550 boats of which around one third of Fife yachts still exist today. He also designed two America’s cup yachts for Sir Thomas Lipton, grocery stores and Lipton teas – Shamrock 1 (1899) and Shamrock 111 (1903).
William Fife believed that the secret of a great yacht is that it should be both “fast and bonnie” and he was renowned for his beautiful designs due to his attention to detail and artistic eye for a line or curve. As a result, The Fife Yachts are all classically beautiful and elegant and attract admiring glances where ever they go.
Natasha Marshall Limited, are therefore excited and delighted to reveal that they have secured an exclusive licence to use the Fife Yacht Blueprint Drawings as their inspiration for their new collection.
Scottish Interiors #LDF17 in London
We launched the collection last week at the Scottish Interiors LDF event in Scotland House, London. The event was a showcase of the freshest interior and textiles in Scotland. It was a special event for global interior designers, architects, influencers and trend setters during London Design Week.
Textiles Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise hosted the two-day buyer event at the brand new venue Scotland House in London. The two-day event consisted of scheduled one-to-one buyer meetings and a static showcase display of selected Scottish companies, including Natasha Marshall. We are looking forward to exploring how to take this group all around the world, to promote what wonderful products are designed and manufactured in Scotland.
Scotland House is centrally located in the heart of the city, enjoying a prominent position on the banks of the River Thames. The nearest underground station is Blackfriars.
This event was organised by GenuinePR who also promote Scottish Textiles through their brand Scotland RE:Designed.
If you would like samples of our new Fife collection please do get in touch with us or your nearest stockist. The new range will be added to the website very soon. We can’t wait to see photos of interiors using the mix of our Natasha Marshall patterns. As pattern and colour creates a happy home.