Want to try something creative in a beautiful and inspiring setting? Why not sign up to one of the many workshops that Vanessa Arbuthnott are offering this year, you’ll find opportunities to try fabric printing, pottery and painting all on her website www.vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk/classes-and-workshops. Sign up to the newsletter to be kept up to date with all of the wonderful creativity!
Took my children to see the Paddington Bear Movie over the holidays and was instantly reminded of the Paddington Bear wallpaper and fabric collection from Jane Churchill, it was launched a few years ago now but I still love it. The ‘Small Paddington’ wallpaper remains my favourite
Just a quick one today as my diary is full of requests and to do lists for clients who would like me to complete rooms before Christmas. Liven up a family room or children’s sitting room with an oversized floor cushion, low boxed ottoman or bean bag in this bold embroidered linen from Voyage. It’s called Lateef and it’s taken from the Mazurka collection.
Inspired by this week’s campaign for wool, the spotlight is on fabrics from the Sartorial Wool collection by Clarke and Clarke, not a new collection but a timeless classic. Taking inspiration from London’s Savile Row the collection contains checks, pinstripes, dogtooth and plain flannel fabrics. Exquisite, soft, durable and inherently flame retardant suitable for all interior projects.
A rich, luxurious and sophisticated cotton velvet called Palais, in a spicy orange colour way from Clarke and Clarke’s Salon collection is this week’s chosen fabric. It’s suitable for upholstery or window treatments and is washable too. This fabric will really make a room come to life, team it with olive and blackberry shades for really seasonal styling. Get in touch for further information, price per meter is £49.00.
Whilst I am enjoying the lovely Indian Summer that we are having at the moment, I cant help but notice the golden leaves that are starting to fall and be reminded that Autumn is on its way. My favourite season, crisp sunny days and a great excuse to cosy up, add some textures and layers to our rooms. This week’s fabric is a gorgeous wool tweed from Susie Watson, yes I have chosen the pink one but it does come in 3 other colours as well! Perfect for upholstering an old chair or cheer up a tired sofa by using it as throw.
Yes its back, come on I know you have all missed it … Now that son number 2 has settled into his full afternoon at nursery some order as returned to Winsper Design HQ; so One Fabric Friday is back with quite frankly a showstopper of a fabric. Here is my very own hand printed linen! Over the summer I had the opportunity to go along to Vanessa Arbuthnott’s beautiful home in the Cotswold’s and learn how to potato, lino and screen print my own fabric. This design was created from a lino tile that I made, working from the centre outwards I repeated the pattern. Printing with a pink fabric dye from Vanessa’s factory stock onto a plain white linen square. The pink was perfect to go in my bedroom as you can see. It was mind blowingly inspiring and just bliss to spend the day at the Tallet with a group of like-minded people (yes one man even!) in the sun designing and creating fabrics. The chickens roamed free in the garden and we all hung our designs on the washing line in the sun to dry. If you like the sound of this you can book onto the art classes directly from her website: