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Live from Paris


Soon to be on a buying trip at the Maison Objet and with galleries and antique suppliers in Paris. To give you a behind the scene view I will be posting photos of what we’re up to, show you the latest trends for 2015 live from Paris, follow it on our Facebook or twitter page.


Marsala the Colour of 2015

Marsala is the new colour for 2015. It’s an atmospheric hue; giving a room an immediate warm moody look with its deep and woody undertones. Can be used in either a contemporary or traditional design. A great accent colour to add to the rooms currently in vogue, of greys and oatmeal, with marsala cushions, rugs or fabrics. If your using it on your walls, keep in mind the best rooms to use a dark colour are the north facing or generally rooms that are naturally dark, it creates warmth, atmosphere and a bit of romance.

Marsala walls, in gloss, to reflect light.  It gives the impression the room is actually bigger.  Paint available from our showroom.




Textured wallpaper in Marsala, available from our showroom.



Perfect colour to give a bit of punctuation in an Oatmeal based design.



Marsala used in fabrics for a traditional design.



Pebble Grey and Marsala another perfect combination.




Marsala a perfect base to add jewel colours, such as these range of wall coverings and fabrics from Elitis at our Showroom.

elitis cushions

Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

A Sunday morning at the Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is a treasure trove of antiques and modern art, perfect pieces to bring back for the showroom and add a little personality to our client’s designs.  Here are some photos from previous buying trips and some of the items purchased that are in our current window display.


Great reference book from Assouline.















First seen in Paris our pair of beautiful dogs Guarding the Showroom Window.




Current Showroom Window


Happy Christmas

To all our family, friends and clients, have a Wonderful Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2015.


Classic Christmas Candle

The one and only original candle is in it’s 10th Christmas and as popular as ever. The magic of our classic candle, is the strength of fragrance oil we use. The wonderful aromas, of cinnamon, honeysuckle, nutmeg, citrus zest and peppercorns, instantly transforms any room to a Christmassy feel. Perfect for Christmas gifts.


The Power of Fragrance in Interiors


Scent styling, in each of our designs, is our lasting final detail for our client’s rooms. We all know that smell has the ability to instantly transform a space, evoking the senses and creating a memory, all enhancing the experience. When clients arrive home their favourite scent, our signature fragrance, creates an instantaneous feeling of familiarity, or a welcome home. Our scented candle, room spray and taper, is a blend of honeysuckle, citrus zest, peppercorns and cinnamon, just perfect, and wonderful to layer with our other ranges of Juniper and Spruce or Oud and Log fire.

Scent Hampers gifted in a black silk box all wrapped up for below the Christmas Tree…


One of the areas in the showroom scented with our signature candle in a beautiful moorish hurricane.






Christmas Tipple

Christmas is the perfect time to replenish the drinks cabinet with bar accessories.  At Ian Thompson’s we have a beautiful choice of wine and champagne coolers, ice-buckets, decanters and glasses, even the armoiré to display everything and very handy to serve from when entertaining.  Great idea for presents for the friend that has everything…


Stag wine cooler available at Ian Thompson Interior Design.

stag cooler




Crystal Wine Cooler.  Available at Ian Thompson Interior Design.

crystal ice cooler



Butler Tray Drinks Table, available at Ian Thompson Interior Design.




Drink’s armoiré available at Ian Thompson Interior Design.






The House of Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg is bringing her legendary fashion print for our home.  The iconic designer’s signature prints, such as spotted cat and funky zebra, are available at our showroom.  The collection has a strong foundation of black and white with pops of colour, geometric and abstract prints for an eclectic blend designed to be mixed and matched.   The collection also includes custom designed trimmings to accent the fabrics with an exotic edge true to von Furstenbuerg’s style.  All available at our showroom.


Signature animal prints with pops of colour

DVF mood Board


spotted cat, available in trimmings too for that extra detail.



Unusual trimmings, beautiful.

DVF trimmings


von Furstenberg’s blue palette.



The monochrome look too.




Pumpkin Orange


On cold days, a pop of colour in a neutral room, gives cosiness. Burnt orange is one of our favourites, great with neutrals or pale and charcoal greys. If you need a little warmth added to your rooms look at our range of beautiful fabrics for cushions, and soft furnishings. Orange hues of soft saffron or Veuve Clicquot orange to deep russets, all create a warm vivacious room. As usual I have some compilations for inspiration.


A neutral room with a pop of burnt orange




Beautiful range of fabrics available at the showroom.




An example of a softer saffron colour


Cushions in stock at the showroom.





Hermes Orange… fabric available at the showroom.


Destination Christmas


Our team worked long hours on Monday to create our Christmas Window.  The backdrop wall was sourced, to set the scene, from the Dracula Film set, then layered with one of our fire surrounds, and accessorised.  Each week we will be adding to it, so watch this space.




















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