Friday, June 29, 2012

OMG...where has the week gone

I have had a crazy week, meetings new clients, fabric selections and bathroom renovation check measures and the delivery and installation of some jobs nearing completion. I only just noticed its been a week since I posted.....

Sneak peak at one of the amazing curtains installed.

Took my nieces (2 of them anyway) to Lady Gaga last night, lots of people dressed up, lots of screaming and dancing but a fun night. I'm also taking them to Comic Con, yes a comic convention, I never thought I would be going but I never expected them to want too...... Can't wait to see what its like, I'm sure I'll have some photo's to share after the weekend.
Who know's what next week will have instore.....

Sunday, I think feet up and reading in front of the open fire is all I want to do

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Work in progress

Sneak peak at some work in progress. Can't wait to see these finished chairs with this amazing embroidery and a geometric on the back........ I'll post the finished chairs I promise.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I love the juxtaposition of this classic staircase and wallpaper, with a contemporary light feature. FUN.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Flower cascade

Love this image of the Jo Malone store in London. The floral window display appears to spill out into the pavement. Very clever VM.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tiled beauty

Love this tiled powder room. Great mirror and sconces, and a  punch of colour with the flowers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Busy Week

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, plenty on the go - bathroom renovations, scheme development for cafe and lots of other bits and pieces.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New fabric snapshot

Here are some new fabrics that caught my attention last week - new releases from Duralee, Warwick and Soliel Bleu.

Love these combinations of blue and chartreuse, coming through in collections be three difference fabric houses.

Pinks, chartreuse and kelly green combinations in contemporary florals with geometrics and damasks.

Wild prints - birds and baskets.....

Great embriodered floral and stripes on linen.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Plat du jour

What's not to love about a plate collection. Here are two great examples of how this can work in today's interiors. Love the trellis wallpaper featured in the second image, one of my favourites when the room overlooks the garden.

Enjoy the long weekend!!!

Kris xx

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Alhambra Collections

Along with the kids collection, I mentioned yesterday, Alhambra also released a collection of 4 books - Timeless, Sacha, Kimu and Sensai.
These collections are very innovative and there are many digital prints, but Alhambra have managed to bring great depth to the printing, creating textures, with in the prints, making the fabrics look like weaves.
Here are a couple of the designs:

Check out the full collections here

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Alhambra, a wonderful Spanish fabric house, this week launched their new Kids collection and its a good one. Designs that cover all ages - using motifs like boats, little houses, numbers, flowers and classic stripes and dots. There are some great patchwork and quilted fabrics and embroideries, that are cosy and comforting.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vacation with Mokum

The lastest Mokum collection "Vacation" has a holsiday spirit with fun patterns and textured plains in sunkissed colours. The stand out design is Hibiscus (floral cushion) which is a great linen cloth , printed with stylised hibiscus flowers and finished off with hand embriodery.

Latest fabrics are availabe from A Blind Pash and the full range of colours and designs can be found here

Friday, June 1, 2012

Linwood - latest collection

Just saw the latest Linwood collection from the UK. Its a collection of antiqued, timeworn floral prints on cotton velvet and linen union float alongside rich silk damasks, lace and embroidery for an eclectic, vintage feel with a knocked-back romantic aesthetic.

Inspired by original vintage fabrics from the 19th Century, these rich designs have been recreated using modern printing techniques to capture the confidence and optimism of the Fin de Siecle period.

Fin de si├Ęcleis French for "end of the century. The term sometimes encompasses both the closing and onset of an era, as it was felt to be a period of degeneration, but at the same time a period of hope for a new beginning.

Images : Linwood