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Interiors are so important, they change the way we think and feel and that’s why I work hard to design comfortable interiors that stand the test of time.  Choosing furniture, lighting and soft furnishings that are not only a delight to the eye but also beautifully made.  Dealing in antique, modern and contemporary furniture - pieces of real quality to complete or transform an interior.

I want to share some of our moments……..

Magnificent half tester bed...

half tester bed Suffolk

This magnificent half tester bed was bespoke made for clients in their beautiful, Suffolk, mansion house. The yellow Moire silk fabric was applied to the mouldings by traditional methods and the curtains were bound in a commissioned, hand-made, braid. The assembly of this bed was a major task with fixings being required for the very heavy canopy in the ceiling rafters. The end result speaks volumes for the wonderful team of craftspeople we work with.

Getting the lighting right is critical to a scheme...

At Design Centre Chelsea Harbour recently I captured this lovely selection of lighting at Porta Romana, focusing on the amazing Orbit ceiling light with milky glass domes placed at the end of every brass branch. These spheres of luminosity appear like pearls on an exquisite framework.
Getting the lighting right is critical to a scheme and it’s worth spending time considering how important the magical power of light plays in one’s home.

Our Newbourne fabric range is launched!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new fabric collection in a palette of muted shades.

The Newbourne linen fabric collection is a 100% light linen and woven with top quality yarns providing a natural looking fabric and is suitable for curtains.

It is available in: Duck Egg, Sky, Light Grey, Putty, Denim, Navy, Dusky Pink, Claret, Mocha and Slate.

Rosemary said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be launching our very first product and I am very excited by this range which brings in some colours which have been instrumental in some of the schemes we have implemented in historic homes across the region.

“The selection includes 10 pale colours that won’t overwhelm a room and will subtly inject colour with a natural and classic feel. 

“My style is a mixture of classic English interjected with some contemporary twists. I am generally not swayed by trends or fashions but chose things I like or which complement a room or tie in with a room’s existing aesthetics.”

Edwardian oak chairs

These pair of Edwardian oak ‘wavy line’ ladder-back elbow chairs were bought to us by regular clients, whose two-seater of the same period we had previously re-upholstered, by Total Refurb, with John Boyd Textiles Noriker light grey horse hair. This time they asked us to not only re-upholster the two chairs but to bring the rather tired looking frames back to life too. Our French polisher stripped and waxed the lovely wood bringing the chairs a new lease of life. We commissioned Claire Hedges, of Traditional Passementerie, to make the braid fixed in place with nailing.

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