Thursday, April 29, 2010


I was cleaning out some files from my Uni days at home last night and came across a file for Soft Furnishings. It contained lots of images I collected while studying and below are some favourites relating to Passementerie (the fancy name for trims). Hope you like them.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art by Annechovie

I recently purchased some fab chair prints on Etsy from Annechovie, which I had seen featured on several design blogs. Anne's work has also appeared in movies, most recently in "It's complicated" with Meryl Streep, great company indeed. Here are some images of the prints framed and hanging in my shop.

Please check out Anne's work on her blog and her Etsy store

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In the window

I just changed over the window display to showcase some great fabrics from a couple of years ago. The french style chair is covered in Osborne & Little Stanza, with a beautiful Liberty cushion with woven fans and great beaded trim detail. The drop is Nina Campbell Perroquets, which I love, its pretty and very feminine.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lest we forget

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crown Metropol Hotel

The Crown Metropol Hotel has just opened and here are some images of the rooms. Great use of the cushions from Margo Selby which I have feature previoulsy on my blog.

The hotel also includes the new Gordon Ramsey restaurant, Maze. The interior looks interesting and I love the light fittings.....time will tell what the food is like.

Images courtesy of the Age online

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fern fabrics

I was watching a show on the Lifestyle channel (according to my husband, thats all I watch) and I saw a designer using a fern fabric. An english classic and here are some images of it in use....

Not sure I could live in a room covered in ferns but I love the chairs.....

Friday, April 16, 2010


While on the subject of rejuvenating your existing furniture pieces, here is another image from Lonny. The sofa belongs to Laura Day - Laura Day Living and she upholstered the back of the sofa in a stunning (one of my favourites) Manuel Canovas Chinoiserie fabric. I love it....

Laura Day Living:
images from Lonny magazine

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I came across this ad in the latest Lonny magazine and I thought it was great.
Its an advertisement for - an American based company that offers a recovery / re-upholstery service. Their motto is "reuse and reinvent” and I agree wholeheartedly


Friday, April 9, 2010

Designers Guild - New Collection

Have just seen the new Designers Guild collection - Pavillion. Some great designs and a much more muted palette than is often used by Tricia Guild. Below are some of the fabrics:

For more images and details, check out the Designers Guild website:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Imperial Trellis

Imperial Trellis, designer by Kelly Wearstler, has quickly become one of the most well known and used designs I have seen in along time. From the original fabric and wallaper, the design has now inspired stationary and great are some images of the fab design.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Colours - Duck Egg

One of my favorite calming colours. A watery dreamy grey blue with a slight green tinge. Combine with browns from milk chocolate to dark chocolate and cream

- With ivory, dark chocolate and a pop of cherry red

- With charcoal grey and dark plummy red

- With dark navy blue, white

- With dark greyed green and terracotta

- With cream and a pop of orange

- With cream, mid pink and touches of milk chocolate

- The cooler metals such as pewter, stainless steel and silver, zinc

Works in traditional and contemporary interiors.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dressing Rooms

Looking forward to the day I can design myself the perfect dressing room - two thirds for me and the other third for my husband....if he is lucky. Here are some images I have collected of dressing rooms to inspire.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Wishes

Wishing you a happy Easter. Time to spend with your family and friends. Safe travels and lots of chocolate.....
Enjoy the break