Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Timorous Beasties butterflies luxury fabric

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Luxury designer butterfly linen fabric

Butterflies fabric

We’re rather entranced by the Timorous Beasties butterflies design fabric.

Having spent some time recently in a butterfly house, with the most exotic colours and designs of butterflies, the butterflies on this fabric look amazingly realistic.

The colours stand out wonderfully and, even though there’s an enormous amount of detail on the background, with stems and branches weaving around, the butterflies don’t detract from this at all.  We love the different butterfly sizes and colours, and the tiny ones that you almost miss.

Designer screen room divider made of fabric

Butterfly fabric screen

The fabric is lovely and looks brilliant used on this fabric covered screen.

Sadly it’s not cheap – it will set you back £120 per metre (ouch!), but for a very special project or treasured cushion, it would be ideal.

The butterflies printed linen fabric is available from Timorous Beasties.

Golden butterflies cushion from More Vibrant

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Handmade vibrant cushion

Colourful cushion

Fresh, uplifting and colourful sums up this cushion very well, we think.

Golden butterflies are depicted flitting between bright fuschia branches, on a background of turquoise blue.

Definitely uplifting and a great splash of colour for a chair or bed, the cushion cover is made from 100% cotton canvas and is finished off with decorative natural wood buttons.

The golden butterflies cushion is a snip at only £12.99 from More Vibrant.

Miss Print Saplings wallpaper design

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Miss Print contemporary wall coverings MissPrint contemporary wall covering

Miss Print specialises in producing contemporary wall coverings, fabrics and other interior products and one of the designs we’re particularly fond is Saplings.

Their designs are hand drawn and take influence from nature, and that’s especially the case with Saplings, which is a characteristic leaf stem design.

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The Saplings wallpaper is available in a choice of six different colours and it’s amazing how different each one of them looks – the deep turquoise blue and gold stem design is great for creating a bold, statement wall, whereas the sunflower yellow and white is quite retro in style. The pink and white wallpaper design has a playful feel to it and the metallic gold on white helps add a reflective and glam look to a room.

Whilst some of the papers are matt, others have a metallic or pearlescent finish, which helps add shine, texture and and interest to the wall.

Heal’s has the Saplings wallpaper range available, plus other MissPrint designs.

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If you love the design, then there are also matching drum lampshades available too, in a classic slate grey or a uplifting sunflower yellow, both made from silk.

HAM bouncing rabbit and scooting pig tea towels

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
British design animal tea towels

Animal tea towels

Add a bit of fun into doing the dishes, with these animal inspired tea towels!

Choose from a springtime bouncing rabbit or a scooting pig – both of these fun designs are created by HAM. The 100% cotton tea towels are handmade in Britain and the designs are screenprinted on in a bold black on white.

The animal tea towels are both made by HAM and cost £9 each.

Pink flamingo cushion by Lucy Gilchrist

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Contemporary textile designer Handmade contemporary flamingo cushion

British contemporary designer, Lucy Gilchrist, has captured the charm of pink flamingos in this handmade cushion.

The cushion features a hand printed design on the front and a high quality coordinated fabric on the back (the backing fabrics vary, as do the finishing touches, which are either a bow or buttons) and the inside is filled with a duck feather pad.

It’s a great design and a lovely cushion to own. You can buy the flamingo cushion direct from Lucy for £30, or from Retro Roost.

The same flamingo design is also available as a jaunty print.

If you’ve got a soft spot for pink flamingos, then check out the table we featured previously!

Glove chair by Conran

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Contemporary designer chair by Terrence Conran

Conran glove chair

If you’re going to spend a sizeable sum on a piece of designer furniture, that you want to last long into the future, then it’s beneficial if you can also customise your purchase to meet your needs.

The glove chair by Conran is a classic example of an occasional chair that is both stylish and practical. Designed by Terrence Conran, the chair is made from a moulded fibreglass shell which is upholstered on the front. It sits on a spun steel base and has swivel and tilt mechanisms for the ultimate in comfort.

Whilst many stores sell the glove chair in standard finishes, at Darlings for Chelsea, you can customise your glove chair purchase a bit more by choosing from a wide range of fabric choices. There are patterned and plain fabrics in a rainbow of colours, but bespoke options are also available if you can’t quite find your perfect fabric.

Find out more details at Darlings of Chelsea.

Kitty McCall: Among The Trees cushion

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Contemporary cushion for a modern home

Contemporary cushion

Cushions are one of the easiest ways of updating the look of a sofa, chair or bed and we’re constantly on the lookout for new designs.

This cushion design – Among The Trees – from textiles company Kitty McCall (run by London-based print designer, Catherine Nice) is buzzing with colour and energy. It has a fresh and contemporary feel to it and is unlike any other cushion design we’ve featured before.

The printed design is, “inspired by layered patterning created while drawing with no fixed starting point or end,” and each cushion is unique.

At £69, Among the Trees is not a cheap cushion, but it is unusual and there’s plenty of depth and interest to keep drawing your eyes back to it.

Suzani fabric upholstered chair from Graham and Green

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Graham and Green fabric chair

Bold statement chair

This 1950s style Suzani fabric upholstered chair has been causing a bit of a stir in the interiors world recently.

The chair has an iconic design shape and is finished in a very bold and colourful fabric, which creates quite a statement in a room.

The 50s Suzani fabric chair is sold by Graham and Green and costs £495.

For the ultimate comfort, allowing you to put your feet up and relax in the chair, a matching round Suzani print footstool is available too.

Sanderson Perpetua cushion from John Lewis

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Perpetua cushion designed by Sanderson

1950s inspired design

Like their popular Dandelion Clocks range of soft furnishings and homeware products, the Perpetua design is another of Sanderson’s prints that is influenced by retro 1950s designs.

The inspiration for Perpetua came from a design found in the Sanderson archive, originally produced in 1953. It’s evolved into a simple but effective design that features stylised shapes representing flowerheads and solid and dotted lines forming stems.

The design and style successfully achieves a modern and contemporary look and works very well in interior design today.

The Perpetua cushion is available in two colourways from John Lewis, including this lovely purple cassis colour.

The Sanderson Perpetua cushion is priced at £35 and comes filled with a feather pad.

Mini Moderns canvas bags

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Mini Moderns C60 design cushionTown canvas bag and wallpaper by Mini ModernsChair design fabric canvas bag by Mini Moderns

Bags are not part of our normal remit, but we couldn’t help falling for these canvas bags by Mini Moderns, not least as they feature some of the fab designs we’ve seen before on cushions and wallpaper.

The C-60 cassette tape design looked great on the cushion we blogged about previously, but it looks great on the bag too. Likewise, the Sitting Comfortably? chair design has featured on a cotton drill cushion, and the Town Canvas on wallpaper.  It just goes to show how versatile some designs can be.

The Mini Moderns canvas bags cost £15 each and are available in a choice of designs, including C-60, Town Canvas and Sitting Comfortably?

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