Monthly Archives: May 2013

Summer Days

Summer days conjure up visions of blue and white, traditional summer colours, but perfect for those sunny rooms or outside seating areas in our outside room.  The colour scheme transports you automatically into a holiday mood. Here are some images to inspire us…


The sheer fabric and ticking keeps this look airy and cool.  All fabric available from our showroom.

ralph lauren home la plage 4

2013 Catwalk Spring/Summer from Roberto Cavalli, using the traditional look of blue and white – timeless.


A Villa in Mykonos, our favourite island, famous for it’s blue and white colour schemes.


The table setting in Ralph Lauren’s restaurant in Paris.  All fabric, on cushions, available at our showroom.


A cool colour palette for a quiet corner.  Cushions available at our showroom.


A Masterbedroom with fabric and wallpaper available from our showroom.

Ralph Lauren Fabric

The lounge area at JK Place Hotel in Capri.



It’s that time of the year again.  The pleasant surprise of a summer’s day, between rainy days, blink and you’ll miss it, so be ready.  At home we have the outdoor seating, cushions, dining area, all prepared for instant al fresco.  We love impromptu lunches on a Sunday, the sun’s out, and we ring round friends to see who available to pop down in their sunhat and sandals.  To get your lawn ready with outdoor seating, weather proof fabric for cushions and seating pads, lanterns for candles etc come to our studio.  Some pictures for inspiration meanwhile.

Great opportunity to use vibrant colours, that you may not have the nerve for indoors.  Fabulous!



Available outdoor furniture from our studio.

Provence Wicker Seating


Gaston y Daniela outdoor fabric



Party Table



Pull out rugs from indoors and scatter cushions – Voila!

rugs and cushions


The dining table, at home I use our Portofino candle on the table, the citrus aroma keeps the insects away,

with the help of supermarket pots of basil in little wicker baskets.

Table Setting

Dining Table and Chairs available at our studio for alfresco or conservatory.

wicker dining

All else fails pull out the dining table and chairs from inside and instantly your ready for outside entertainment

outside dining


Outdoor furniture dressed with outdoor fabric on the pads



Sunny Terrace just for two


My quiet corner to read a book


Sitting Pretty

Wonderful range of sofas available at the showroom to revamp your living areas.  Sumptuous seating in linens, cashmere blends and off-course any fabric of your choice in our bespoke range.  Prices range from £999, here are a few designs to give you a glimpse of the range. For more information call 0044 (0) 28 9066 9069.


Grey cashmere blend corner sofa


Corner Grey sofa


Off white Linen piped with navy, 3 seater sofa

White and Navy piped 3 seater

Slip-off Linen cover 2 seater

Linen slip cover 2 seater

Taupe linen square 3 seater sofa

Linen square 3 seater

Curved back linen 3 seater sofa

Linen Curved Back 3 seater

Linen, button backed, 3 seater sofa

Linen Button Backed 3 seater

Black Linen, chrome studding, roll back buttoned 3 seater

Black Linen 3 seater

Chateau sofa, 3 seater

Chateau sofa


A Diner Party at our Cottage


Last Saturday was spent getting our cottage ready for a diner party and I thought you might enjoy seeing how we do it.   It’s important that our friends feel we have made an effort, our matra is “the effort you go to with your diner party shows how much you care for their friendship and company” so first things first.  The flowers, Ian says I can spend more than Elton John on flowers, but this time most of them were brought in from the Garden, the candles are set up, to light seconds before the guests arrive; candelabras, votives and our own scented candles – as many as possible it makes the rooms glamorous and romantic. Next the music a mix of old and new from Diane Krall, Nina Simone and a mix from Stephane Pompognac.  Then the drinks, nibbles all to be enjoyed before dining.

A big bunch of Forsythia, for the first arrangement, gathered in a copper urn, that we bought in a local antique shop.



The Forsythia, in the Copper, flanked with bronze lion lamps available from our showroom.


A couple of wraps of Grand Prix roses, one of my favourites, from the flower market.


All a little chaotic still, but we’re getting there.  Malachite pots ready for the roses, and sets of mercury votives for candles.  Table cloth, made from Mulberry Red and Gold Damask fabric, available at our showroom.


I kept the roses low and simple so each guest could easily talk to each other over the arrangement and picked our

green wine glasses to compliment the malachite vases.


Our Candelabras, found in Paris, give great ambiance to the dining room with an overscaled bunch of scented Sarcococca from the garden.


Guests about to arrive.  Champagne on ice in our large silver wine cooler available at the showroom.


Drinks set up for the men, who prefer a real drink, as they call it.  Drinks table also available at our showroom.


Now they curl up by the fire.  Sofa covered in the new Keats fabric available from the showroom.


Votives at every possible spot to create a cosy atmosphere.


More of the Grand Prix roses, lamp available from the showroom.


The Dining Room ready for the guests.


Horse and Hound fabric, available from our showroom, for the dining room curtains.


I even put votives in the armoire for a little extra flicker.