It is back to the basics in 2017 with inspiration drawn from our everyday lives and elements from nature and our surroundings. 

U&G Fabrics has searched the globe and put together the latest trends to beautify each client’s home in 2017, with velvets and prints at the forefront of many U&G collections as globally it is trending in 2017.

The Graphic Imprints collection used on these modern contemporary sofas and occasional chairs shows us how simple designs can be used to elevate graphical prints.  The graphical prints that the design team selected are inspired by city life and stone elements.

The scatter cushions are made up in the Mirabell collection which, like the latest European trends, draws inspiration mostly from nature and is rich colouring in the prints giving a warm luxurious look.

Bold accessories in rich colours like these by Cougar Imports finish of the whole look in combination with simple yet elegant structured tables and over sized mirrors like these available at Wunders.  Lighting always creates a ambiance in any space. Lumiart Lighting takes it to the next level by making the lighting become a piece of art.

Sofa by Impakt Upholstered Furniture | Fabric- Bouquet in orange
U&G Fabrics will be launching an exclusive range of scatter cushions in 2017 | Cushion fabric – Baldini in green
Occasional chair by Impakt Upholstered Furniture | Fabric – Pixel Colour Multi from the Graphic Imprints collection.
Fabric swatch inspiration

Text by Divan Stewart, Visual Merchandising Manager of U&G Fabrics

Photography by Charl Greeff

 U&G Fabrics strive to make beautiful spaces for clients to live, play and work in. Ask for U&G fabrics by name.


From modest beginnings back in 1980 as a family-owned fabric store in Durban, U&G FABRICS has grown into a fabric and décor brand with a national presence with showrooms in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Tygervalley, Wynberg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein. U&G FABRICS passion is sourcing and supplying stylish, luxurious decorative fabrics and trimmings – their trend experts travel the world to remain on the cutting edge of contemporary global textile designs, and their distinctive portfolio of fabric collections is the result of intensive research into international décor trends.

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