Tropical is topical! In the trade and national press this week I’ve seen articles on how fashionable ‘tropical’ designs are – on furniture, wallpaper and clothing. Crescent Upholstery can offer some fabulous tropical fabrics on chairs, stools and cushions. Elanbach’s digital Cockatoo Velvet is a stunning fabric – and would look great on a winged chair, if you’re brave enough. E mail,, for a quote. But a scatter cushion in this beautiful fabric, with a complimentary plain fabric on the reverse, would be within everyone’s budget. See it at

Sanderson’s ‘Rainforest’ has been available for sometime. The ‘Multi’ colourway, with the contrasting black and orange, makes a fantastic feature cube stool – – and you could always add some cushions,  .

And ‘Copacabana’ – – conjures up tropical just in saying it, but hopefully not visions of Barry Manilow!