Design trends: celebrating Chinese year of the snake

Snakes are bang on trend for spring — with the Chinese Year of the Snake starting on February 10. The slithery reptile has made its way into the spring's home trends, decorating walls, kitchenware and accessories
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Snakes are bang on trend for spring — with the Chinese Year of the Snake starting on February 10.

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1. Snake wall panel
Snake wall panel by Albertus Seba (18th-century Dutch pharmacist, zoologist and collector), custom-printed on to birch plywood panels (with grain showing through) from the Natural History Collection at Surface View. From £145 for 50 x 50cm panel — call 0118 922 1327 (
2. Linen print cushion
Lelievre Marlon linen print cushion in the pattern of a Boidae non-venomous snake, with a pearlised finish. Available in three natural colours. A 40 x 40cm cushion is £53, or the fabric is £114 a metre at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Call 020 7352 4798 (
3. Porcelain snake platter
Porcelain snake platter (£29) and storage jar (£24.95), from Dwell, with seven London stores — in W1, SW17, NW2, W12, E20 and in Richmond and Kingston. Call 0845 675 9090 (
4. Cushion in Komodo fabric
Jean Paul Gaultier Sagesse cushion in Komodo fabric with leather piping, 48 cm by 35cm, available in choice of four colours — graphite (shown), beige, laque and nuit, £76. At Lelievre — call 020 7352 4798 (
5. Serpent mirro
Finished in 23.5-carat pure gold, this English Georgian twin serpent convex mirror is from the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, SW10. Call 020 7351 4433 (
6. Python wallcovering
New at Liberty is this Python wallcovering by Casamance. The paper-backed vinyl is £79 a roll, (70cm wide x 10mm), and comes in purple, grey, brown or silver. Call 020 7734 1234 (
7. Snake napkin ring
Platinum-plated snake napkin ring with crystals by L'Objet, £135 for a set of four. Call 01376 321100 (

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