#TrendAlert The Bug Report: Create a flutter in your decor compositions as invertebrates inspire prints and patterns

JUL 16, 2020 | By Sonia Dutt and Sakshi Rai
The Flutter, designed by Michelle Poonawalla for Inkiostro Bianco
Portraits from Raku Inoue's Natura Insects collection
With the prolonged summer spell finally coming to an end, we aren’t the only ones enjoying the ravishing monsoon that’s cleansing and enriching the earth. Also heaving a sigh of relief, and venturing out of their sanctums to witness this rampant spectacle are many rare and exquisite species of insects.

Their unusual yet striking forms, vibrant hues, fascinating camouflages and textured skins have long been an inspiration for statement decor accessories. From bespoke wallcoverings to artsy tableware, here’s our guide to wing it with top selections of home accents that we’d love to infest our interiors with. Style and Trend Prediction by Sonia Dutt

Accessories by Good Earth, Maya Toys and Moon River, among others

Inkiostro Bianco x Michelle Poonawalla
The Italian design label collaborated with the ace businesswoman for its Goldenwall 2020 luxury wallpapers collection. One of these is named Flutter (see the scroll above) for it features Poonawalla’s signature butterfly motif as a recurring silhouette across gold leaf and pink gold, creating a wall covering with a subtle sheen. Websites:;

Micucci Interiors x Micuit Ilustracion

Insect Collection by Micuit Ilustracion for Micucci Interiors

This Insect Collection by the Spanish studio for UK based decor brand Micucci Interiors is a bespoke range of porcelain tableware. Comprising handcrafted and hand painted plates, bowls, jugs and bottles with elegant gold detailing around the rim, each piece in the series is truly one of a kind. Website:;

Raku Inoue
The Montreal based artist is known for his surreal Natura Insects collection (see scroll above)—a series of unique floral arrangements taking the form of different arthropods, including various types of beetles, moths and mantes. These bespoke, extremely detailed compositions are crafted using naturally sourced materials like flowers, leaves and twigs. Website:


Tea plates from Nicobar’s Zanzibar collection

Borrowing quirky tropical prints and bug motifs from African landscapes, this bold yet playful set of four tea plates is part of Nicobar’s Zanzibar collection. We love how this stoneware series is the ideal serveware for tidbits in this season. Website:

Sanjyt Syngh

You Complete Me artwork by Sanjyt Syngh

Titled You Complete Me, this attractive artwork by the New Delhi based interior designer showcases a solitary pest over a dramatic dual toned, hexagonal backdrop. The conceptual creation is made on museum quality canvas and archival paper with a metal frame to bring visual drama to any space. Website: