• Posts Tagged ‘textures’

    Country room: cosy bedroom

    by  • 23/09/2013 • Living, Shopping • 3 Comments

    With days and nights cooling down, it’s time to think about cosying up to combat the shivers. Take some tips from this gorgeous beamed country bedroom with its modern take on cottage style as it sets the scene nicely for the evenings drawing in.

    There’s something instantly warming about berry shades and cosiness is brought to this statement wall and window treatment with a floral scroll design in a pretty cranberry shade from Laura Ashley.

    A neutral wing armchair adds a period touch to the scheme and is the perfect place to perch, especially when it’s comfied up with a plumped-up wool check cushion.

    Finally, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed by layering up thick knit textured blankets to provide the ultimate in cosy bedding. No more waking up in the night feeling the cold!

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    Southwold chair, £950; Parker blanket, £75; Elsham blanket, £120; Cranbourne cushion, £42; Sheringham natural rug, £175; Cranberry Ironwork wallpaper, £30 a roll, and fabric, £25 a metre; all Laura Ashley

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    Woolly delights by Sally Nencini

    by  • 23/11/2012 • Shopping • 0 Comments

    As our thoughts turn to all things woolly for staying cosy indoors, on my shopping radar this week is Sally Nencini – a designer and maker of knitted cushions, blankets and toys. All made here in the UK using the softest lambswool, they are the perfect snuggly addition every country home needs for this time of year.

    With a background in fashion design her love for textiles, hand-worked crafts and surface pattern has evolved into this fabulous collection of tactile homewares. Having also trained as an upholsterer, Sally offers a bespoke service of hand embroidering beautiful designs onto the cushions and fabrics of vintage furniture ­– to create unique, functional works of art.

    Woolly delights by Sally Nencini.

    Woolly delights, Cushions from £40; Fairisle Dolly, £36; Blankets & Upholstery, Price on application, all by Sally Nencini.

     

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    Magical Moroccan-style bedroom

    by  • 21/02/2012 • Living • 1 Comment

    I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours curled up on this bed with a good book or magazine. I love the mix of different colours and textures used in this stylish bedroom look by Oka. The subtle cream on white embroidered fabric used as drapes is the perfect contrast to the ethnic style throw on the bed. All that you would need is some refreshing fresh mint tea served in a Moroccan tea glass to feel right at home. Now back to reality…

    Single divan bed with drawers, £799. Upholstered headboard, £295. Off-white plain linen headboard slip cover, £95. Gunnebo bedside table, £265. Elephant lamp, £220. Cream card rectangular shade, £66. Roslin throw, £290. Urla rug, £725, all Oka. Similar drape fabric can also be found at Oka.

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