Thursday, 8 September 2016

Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics & Wallpapers

We are pleased to tell you about a new textile designer to our extensive fabric library collection Vanessa Arbuthnott.


We just love her designs, they are so fresh and in lovely colour palettes on natural fabrics.





Vanessa started her business on her kitchen table 14 years ago! After some favourable coverage in Country Living magazine and the Saturday Telegraph followed by a Country Living fair, business took off and Vanessa never looked back. 


She has swiftly become one of the most exciting names to follow when you buy designer fabric.


The Cotswold countryside is the setting for her life and hugely influences the look of her fabrics.


There are currently fourteen collections: Wovens, Bohemian, Swedish, Plains, Hand Printed, Meadow, Earth, Cockerel, Wildflower, Seaside, Garden, Woodland, Sky and the wall collections. 






Gentle colours are her signature which include teal, pigeon, buttercup, spinach, limestone, reindeer, clay, damson, duck egg, stone, raspberry, mushroom, cornflower, cool, straw and lettuce and many more.





She only uses certified organic cotton which is combined with eco-friendly flax, to create their unique linen union which she uses for all her fabrics - printed and plains


This is because non organic cotton is the worlds dirtiest crop to grow, because it relies on the heavy use of pesticides which are hazardous to humans and animals. 





Here is a lovely little video with Vanessa talking about what inspires her and her gorgeous designs.





So we hope to see you in store soon where you can browse these gorgeous collections and more.







Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Before & After Holiday Cottage Renovation

We have just completed the renovation of a holiday cottage that Sarah Clark and the team at Interiors at Nine to Eleven have been project managing and designing.

Here are some before and after photographs of the process...

The Lounge...

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In the details...


A re-covered and re-painted rocking chair gives it a new lease of life.

Painted window seat and new seat cushion bring colour and warmth.

Curtain details

Wall Lights 

Little writing nook with bespoke seat cushion to match the scheme

New fireplace

 Bespoke footstools and re-covered sofa and chairs to match in give it a cosy cottage feel.

 Dining Room...

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In the details...

Fresh curtains, cushions and window seat

 Painted paneling gives a lovely feel to the dining room and painting it has brought more light into the room.

Wall lights that match in with the ceiling lights give a warm glow.

Twin Bedroom...

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In the details...

Bespoke lampshade to match in with the scheme.

 Pretty bedroom curtains

Bespoke headboards and cushions. Set off with a reading light above.

Existing dressing table with updated seat cushion and lamp


Master Bedroom...

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 In the details...

 New bespoke headboard, cushions and bed throw as well as up-cycled and painted side tables.


 Pretty curtain fabric adds a softness to the room.

New bedroom furniture gives it a lift

Kitchen...

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Remember, our team can do this sort of thing for you and your home. No job too big or small.
Contact us for details on our interior design and project managing service.