Velvet sofas

Velvets are one of the biggest trends in upholstery. As the nights get longer and colder, the trend for velvet is driven by sought-after attributes like its warmth. But how do velvet sofas really fare in a busy home environment? From super soft matt velvets to more hard-wearing stain resistant velvets, our carefully curated fabric collections can offer the solution to the family vs style conundrum. The Wishford sofa in House Velvet Petal, from £1,125 To inject some vintage style into your furniture, try our Stain Resistant Vintage Velvet fabrics. These have rich, romantic shades with a ‘lived-in and loved’ feel. For an even more luxurious touch, our Mohair Velvet fabrics are super-soft with earthy tones. The Ashwell chaise storage sofa or sofa bed in Mohair Velvet Fiord, from £2,790 or £3,070 For a soft, modern aesthetic, a House Velvet in a lighter shade like Fossil complements Art Deco or...

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Blue, beige & Yellow: How To Decorate In Beach Colours

Just Beachy: how to decorate in sun,...

Decorating in sun, sea and sand colours (of beige, blue and yellow) helps to inject that same feeling of being on holiday, into your home. There's nothing quite like being by the seaside and for many Brits a house sea adjacent is top of their "one day" wish list. But, if living by the beach is out of the question, why not bring the beach to you instead? So if you want life to be a beach year-round, beige, blue and yellow interiors are the way forward. Here's how to pull off beach chic in your home:  Choose the right blue There are an abundance of blue hues to choose from so getting the right shade of blue is priority one when decorating in beach colours. You want to capture the feel on a blue-sky day. So avoid anything dark or cool, such as cobalt, midnight blue or navy. Stick...

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Staycation Style: hotel inspired updates to try...

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel a picture says a thousand words. And most of us will plump for a room that aligns with our own ideas about interior design. Even sacrificing a prime location for the sake of style. And who can blame us? With the average UK worker accruing just 3-4 weeks holiday per year, our hotel dwelling days are truly numbered. So the pressure's on to get the choice right. Plus, those Instagram feeds need to be filled. And nothing is more satisfying then posting a picture of a beautiful hotel with the caption "my home for the next seven days…" But, what if you didn't have to wait until holiday to have a bedroom that's the envy of everyone? Hotel style is about taking the ordinary and amplifying it. As well as bringing in little luxuries that make life more magical. Here's 5 easy...

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Clever colour pairings to brighten up a...

We believe in investing in quality pieces of furniture that can stand the test of time. So opting for a neutral colour sofa makes perfect sense. After all, neutral tones never date, age or go out of style. And it seems many modern UK homeowners agree, as our grey toned fabrics, as well as some of our softer blues and greens are some of our most frequently ordered styles. But, neutral furniture doesn't have to blend into the background. In fact, sofas in subdued shades are the perfect blank canvas to inject your own personal style stamp. "Punches of colour keep a room feeling youthful and engaging" - Christina Murphy, Interior Designer So stop thinking of neutral as boring, and start seeing the endless possibilities that exist when you plump for furniture in subtler shades!  With these 3 colour combinations, perfect for brightening up a neutrally upholstered sofa. Blue & Gold...

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8 fabrics for creating a botanical feel

Introducing leafy greens and fresh florals to your interiors is the perfect way to make your living space feel connected to the outdoors. Not only are plants perfect for adding a colour accent, they actually help to make your home a happier place to live too by cleansing the air of toxins and increasing oxygen. But if tending to plants isn’t your strong point, creating a botanical feel through your fabric choices is the perfect way to bring the outside in. And, in our 130 different fabrics, we have the perfect shades to allow you to do just that. From gorgeous foliage inspired greens, to pretty petal hues. So, if you want a home that's a fresh as a summer garden, these 8 fabrics will help you achieve it. Linen Cotton Pistachio This beautifully soft feeling fabric is perfect for bringing a sense of nature into your home. A blend...

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How to keep your interiors fresh

There's such an immense sense of satisfaction when you finish decorating a room in your home. Finally, you can put the DIY, paintbrushes, and fabric swatches to bed. And just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour and your shiny new interiors. But, as any renter or homeowner knows, keeping your interiors as fresh as the day you decorated isn't always easy. Especially on top of all the other things you have to contend with day to day. Like most things in life your home needs a little nurturing to stay at its best. So here are a few tips that will keep your interiors feeling fresh and looking fab. Protect your furniture fabrics Upholstered furniture can look tired or show signs of age if you don't look after the fabric. And if these items lose their shine, everything else gets dragged down along with them. Choosing  fabrics...

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