Spring is nature’s time of renewal. Bright colours emerge from under cooler tones of winter, there’s a shedding of baggage, aptly known as the spring-clean, and we think of sprucing up both our wardrobe and our homes. The word that encapsulates this seasons interior design is “liberation”. People are opting for exotic fabrics, bright colours, and luxurious textures. Maureen Schomaker, owner of Patina Interior Design, takes us on a whirlwind tour of the latest international trends without even leaving her store in Whistler’s Function Junction.