Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Zoffany Range

The new Zoffany range of wallpaper and fabrics have arrived this week.  They are stunningly elegant, so much so that two client’s have already ordered wallpaper and fabrics for curtains and sofas.  Soft muted palettes of taupe, duck egg, aubergines and blues.  There is a wonderful ikat design in faded pastels just perfect to give the latest catwalk trend to a traditional design.

New rolls of fabric arriving into the studio, the ikat design, a silk, and a geometric print in linen.

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Spark wallpaper in a study

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New weave fabric, soft muted taupe in the latest chunky textures.

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 Tile effect wallpaper in Lustre saphire

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Soft metallic finish to fabrics for an opulent look.

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Tile effect wallpaper in taupe/gold

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All Zoffany fabrics available at the studio

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All Zoffany fabrics and wallpapers.

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Beautiful wallpapers…

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Spring Flowers

It’s still cold outside, but at least there’s a little sign of Spring, the Snowdrops are appearing, and the sunshine is highlighting areas that need a little attention in our home, I’m sure a few of you are the same.  It’s time for painting with our Zoffany and Farrow and Ball range, F & B is traditionally an archival pallette perfect for period looks and we tend to us Zoffany’s hues with our contemporary schemes.  The latest wallpapers for Zoffany will be shown in next weeks blog they’re stunning.  Or why not just freshing up the decor with new cushions and accessories.  I love the vibrancy of spring flowers and it’s carried through in designs for wallpaper and fabric in a lot of new ranges this year.  Some pictures to get us in the mood.

 

A welcome sight – vibrant spring flowers (David Fuller Photo)

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The catwalk using floral design

 

 

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Designers Guild new range available at the studio

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All fabrics available at studio.  A great example of mixing ikat, floral and stripes

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A beautiful old french armchair covered in floral fabric, also available from studio.

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Floral doesn’t have to be traditional, this is for those of you who like the eclectic look.  All fabric and paint available at studio.

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Not a weed insight – but please don’t look to close.

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We dug up a clump of snowdrops and potted them into old terracotta pots, pushing some moss around to cover the soil.

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Ralph Lauren fabric available from the studio

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Fornasetti

Piero Fornasetti, the artist who created whimsical and decorative objects from plates to bureaus.  His fun and exquisite objects, now found at auction houses at dizzy prices, can now be enjoyed yet again.

His son Barnaba, using images from his father’s archives, has in collaboration with Cole & Son, created a new range of wallpaper, now available at our studio, to put a little bit of Fornasetti in all our homes.

Here are some images of the wallpaper, it’s fun and makes a statement, perfect for a study or dining room.  Great too, for the downstairs clockroom, where you want a little quirkiness.

We love the hip design shop in Paris, L’Eclaireur, especially the store on Rue Boissy d’Anglas, just beside Buddhabar.  Their windows, in January, were celebrating the new Fornasetti wallpaper.  They had cut the motifs out of the new Nicchie wallpaper and framed them, very effective, and just typical of the original collage of frames that Piero had in his Villa in Milan.  The restaurant walls have been commissioned to empathise Fornasetti too.

Barnaba’s villa in Milan, with the new Nuvolette wallpaper, available at our studio.

 

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The Mediterran wallpaper in the hallway

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Fornasetti’s quirky collage of mirrors, and his iconic face ceramics and furniture in Barnaba’s home.

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L’eclaireur’s window display with the cut-out wallpaper from the Nicchie range framed.

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The Nicchie wallpaper they cut out

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L’eclaireur’s restaurant

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Macchine wallpaper on top  and Balaustra Wallpaper on bottom below rail, in a study

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Promenade wallpaper perfect for a hall or cloakroom

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Pennini wallpaper perfect for a study

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Fornasetti malachite wallpaper in jade for the downstairs cloakroom…

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Ex Libris wallpaper also Fornasetti available at the studio

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Red Hot for St Valentine

Are we ready to embrace all things red this week?  A few favourite pics to put you in the mood for St Valentine’s day.

We love a pop of red in any room’s colour scheme, it’s vibrant and fun, and very romantic.

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A little pop of Red in this monochrome bedroom

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IMG_1597Two Mute Swans on Clea Lakes near Killinchy.  Swan’s mate for life, so I thought it was appropriate.

IMG_2007One of those rainy days in Paris when we came across this bistro with it’s red hot seating and cashmere blankets

on the Rue de St Honore, with perfect espresso and cognac.

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tumblr_m5m3yzT2PQ1rs96teo1_500A little pop of Louboutin, never goes wrong.

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Taupe, Red, Cream and Black a perfect combination.

Too cute….