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Amanpuri

By | 2017-11-27T13:18:34+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Although it’s not a new design, we quite like Sanderson’s ‘Amanpuri’ from the ‘Country Linens’ Collection. It has some striking colourways - https://www.sanderson-uk.com/. The bold design makes a strong statement. We’ve used it several times – it looks great on this sofa we re-covered. Although it adds to the fabric required, the matching through the [...]

Piping

By | 2016-10-17T16:38:29+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Deciding on the ‘piping’ for a piece of upholstery – whether self-piping, complimentary or contrasting -  can make a world of difference to the finished product. The strong contrasting piping on one of our nursing chairs really works well with William Morris’s ‘Fruit’. Whereas, the green hide piping on our large (in every sense) sofa [...]

Upholstery Nails

By | 2017-11-27T13:18:34+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Large domed upholstery nails can create a striking effect with the right fabric. L19 (2 cm) nickel plated nails work really well with the purple slub velvet on this featured chaise, http://crescentupholstery.co.uk/product/deep-buttoned-chaise/. They can be used decoratively – as around the bottom edge, or functionally – as around the outside back. Multi-coloured ‘glass’ nails are [...]

GP & J Baker Barcelona Multi

By | 2016-10-06T08:03:35+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Digitally printed velvets are quite popular at the moment – but do they come any more ‘show-stopping’ than GP & J Baker’s Barcelona Multi colourway? This Viscose and Cotton fabric, which has a’ Severe Contract’ Upholstery Grade, and has a Suggested Selling Price of £129 per metre, is absolutely stunning. We love bold patterns – [...]

William Morris Thistle Linen

By | 2016-09-30T10:16:28+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For over 30 years we’ve been using William Morris fabrics and can’t think of one that hasn’t been a pleasure to work with. One of our favourite’s has got to be ‘Thistle’ – designed in 1897 by J.H. Dearle, originally as a block printed wallpaper and adapted to be printed on pre-dyed linen in striking [...]