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Kilims

By | 2016-11-28T21:31:34+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Kilims look great on winged armchairs. We were supplied, by the same customer over a period of time, with several very old original Turkish kilims and tasked with producing three new chairs – one of which was to be extra wide. The thick kilims were tough to work with – but the end results were [...]

Footstools

By | 2016-11-14T16:14:17+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tapered solid wood legs give a pleasing and stylish look to footstools – regardless of stool shape. Round, lozenge, rectangular – they work. Turned from solid beech hardwood, they can be coloured with several wood stains – or supplied to you ‘in the white’ and painted to your chosen colour. Bespoke sizes can be supplied, [...]

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 – [...]