Introducing our newest print for autumn
Embrace the changing of the seasons with our latest print, a quintessentially English design that recreates the beauty of espaliered Pear trees.
Designing the print
This darkly shaded two-colour illustration is something of a departure from our usual colour palette. We experimented with mixing the inks to create deeper tones of mustard yellow and golden brown which lends the design a slightly Victorian, gothic feel.
The print works well as an accent colour in the dining room and kitchen and would complement the current trend for rich teals, intense blues, anthracite greys and dark wood interiors. (For inspiration take a look at our Pear-inspired mood board on Pinterest).
More than the humble apple, pears have always been regarded as a particular delicacy. The Romans attributed aphrodisiacal qualities to the fruit. Even English food writer and great apple enthusiast Edward Ashdown Bunyard (1878–1939) had to admit: “It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.”
Appearing as it does in the English carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, the gilded pear has become a festive symbol. It makes a wonderful alternative for your Christmas decor. We very much designed this print to take you from autumn days into your seasonal festivities. We think it would look wonderful as a centrepiece to your Christmas feasts.
Shop the new Pear collection here.