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Unwrapped Spring Prints


You may recall Mandi Garbman's range of Unwrapped cushions that we featured previously, which we loved for their nostalgic feel. We recently caught up with the Cape Town-based designer and illustrator, who has been hard at work expanding her lovely collection to include a wider selection of fabric designs - and most recently - wallpapers. We think her new designs are just perfect for Spring with the focus on floral motifs and other outdoor influences. When asked what motivated the graphic prints, Mandi says, 'My love for South African landscape and nature, its whimsical creatures such as the squirrel, and the weekend road trips with my family into the country inspired the Rickety House and Pomegranate delight designs.' This country theme has been referenced in her other wallpaper designs, however, with more of an emphasis on straighter lines and bolder, contrasting colours (for example, her Crystal Bloom wallpaper in Blue Lemonade). 'This design looks amazing on a wall or on soft furnishings around your living space', she adds. All Unwrapped fabrics are made using a beautiful cotton and linen blend. The wallpaper is available in both permanent and self-adhesive options and has a luxurious velvet and material finish. Her current obsession, yet to be released, is a lighting range which we're sure will be as memorable as the rest of her range. Mandi also custom designs pieces for clients, which can be produced at an hourly rate or flat fee. To see her full collection visit unwrapped.co.za, 'like' the Unwrapped Facebook page or follow her on Twitter @Unwrapped1. Prices are as follows: Rickety House - Textile: R480 per running metre; Wallpaper:  R580 per metre (60cm by 1 metre) or R1 650 for a 60cm x 3 metre roll. Crystal Bloom - Textile: R420 per running metre; Wallpaper: R550 per metre (60cm by 1 metre) or R1 650 for a 60cm x 3 metre roll. Pomegranate Delight - Textile: R480 per per running metre (1,5 metres wide x 1 metre high); Wallpaper: R550 per metre (60cm by 1 metre) or R1 650 for a 60cm x 3 metre roll. Mr. Squirrel - Textile: R410 per running metre (1,5 metres wide x 1 metre high); Wallpaper: R550 per metre (60cm by 1 metre) or R1 650 for a 60cm x 3 metre roll.