Decided to use some of my spare fabric to make these cushions...the mix of different fabrics was really fun to put together, working out which would work together...
Loving the rough rawness of this linen...just what I'm looking for to adorn our hallway!
Loving my newly made oval shades. They're the first oval shades I've attempted and I'm really pleased with them. the papers beautifully mottled and works really well both lit and unlit
i have lots of ideas for other lampshades so watch this space...
A lovely customer recently lost her dad and wanted something made out of his coat as a keepsake. We decided on a pair of cushions with the Selfridges great quality tweed on the front and some other nostalgic fabric for the reverse.
We set the cushions off with a Hallis Hudson trim - Opus Ruche gold http://www.halliswebshop.com/hh_esa/esa/ItemDetails.jsp?@where.ItemID@EQ=2947R%2F05&sessionkey=KYJK-8JS3-2NRG-CSUI-RGKA-P6QP-UQQS-JUTY
On these oblong cushions we used the same fabric on one side and rescued a pair of orange velvet cushions that had been part of her family home and again had huge sentimental value.
we trimmed them with Hallis Hudson Jazz Orange/linen Pom pom
Just finishing off a pair of triple pleat blue velvet curtains with covered button detail
Very long 238cm drop, 3 widths each curtain...really heavy! But nearly ready to hang.
Roman blind in a duck egg blue John Lewis fabric
Fun and funky orange giraffe like fabric by Robert Allen it's called 'Rocky Way Tangerine'
Still get excited to see my label...🤓
So, having done a one day course with Jane Warren @The Lampshade Loft, here is my first ever shade. I'm going to do a range for sale so watch this space.
This shade is in a simple grey linen, with a bespoke trimming top and bottom. Mother of Pearl buttons from John Lewis.
Valentina, 140cm, 75cm rpt,
Marquesa & Alice
Simply Stonewash 100% linen
Artwork for my new cushion labels...folded in the middle, Union Jack on one side and new logo on the other. Can't wait to use them!
Just love the detail on this antique curtain!
Two piped cushions in Casamance Parme grey with lovely button detail.
We found an old chair on ebay which needed a little TLC.....
I chose a lovely yellow damask silk from 'Robert Allen' called 'Jonquil Vines'. The original seat pad was past saving so it was replaced and Upholstered by my upholsterer of choice 'Norman Yates'. He did a lovely job! It is now sitting pretty and looks fab against the grey panelling.
Melissa and her family live in a beatiful cottage in Compton with loads of character and style. I made Roman Blinds for the office, curtains for the study and a matching pair of softly puddling curtains for the bedroom.
Goblet Headed Curtains with shell button detail and duck egg blue Pom Pom trim on leading edge.
In the office we used 'Emily Bond' Artichoke in grey
Study Curtains in 'Robert Allen' Jayden Smith linen
Triple pleat headed grey linen curtains
Having a Sunday off sewing to do a bit of painting. Using Annie Sloane Paris Grey chalk paint on a large French antique mirror picked up at Sunbury Market www.sunburyantiques.com. The mirror is very heavy and we have used a Z Hanger from www.picturehangers.co.uk to fix to a dry wall.
My customer, who on this occasion was also my cousin, wanted a light and airy contemporary feel for her window dressings.
This picture shows the family room where we chose a simple plain sheer, with Silent Gliss wave heading and puddling on the floor.
In the lounge, again we used the same Silent Gliss track with a subtly patterned sheer keeping it simple to show of the delicate detail of the cornice above and lovely taste in furnishings.
Three long drop lights just fitted over the dinning table. The shades are slightly rippled so they give off a lovely dappled pattern.
Large 80cm diameter crystal ball chandler from Meclocks Henley installed in the lounge. The Roman blind is Brian Yates - Topkapi fabric. I made an arch top pelmet effect on top of the blind to accentuate the arch top window.