50 years of Osborne & Little

Congratulations to Osborne & Little on 50 years of bold wallpaper and fabric design. According to CEO and founder Sir Peter Osborne, back in 1968 there was …’no designer wallpaper – just a lot of awful, porridge-coloured stuff’. Continue reading

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What’s new…

Check out some of the fabulous new fabrics gracing the showrooms of the world’s best fabric houses this summer, and available from us. Prices on request, call 01865 865682… Continue reading

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh & 78 Derngate

If you like Art Nouveau and are a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the centenary exhibition at the only house he designed in England, 78 Derngate, Northampton, runs until 29th April and is well worth a visit. Continue reading

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A Room with a View

If like me you’re already getting nostalgic for the long, bright days of summer and outdoor living, make sure you optimise the view of your outside space so that you can enjoy it to the full from inside once the autumnal chill kicks in. Continue reading

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Happy 150th birthday James Hare!

A heart warming story of milling folk…the James Hare story is all about the enterprising British spirit, and the success of one small family business founded on ‘upright dealing’, ‘honest value’ and ‘full satisfaction’. A business which has grown to become Britain’s leading silk specialist, producing luxury textiles for the demanding world of fashion and interiors worldwide. Read the story for yourself, including extracts from employees from the 1800’s: http://www.james-hare.com/history-james-hare.php 

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All that glitters is not bling…

If designer fabric and bespoke furnishings are the haute-couture of interiors, then lighting is definitely the jewellery. When well thought-through and correctly placed, the use of statement pieces will give a room the wow factor and never more so than at Christmas… Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton at Colefax & Fowler

How about this for an insight into the elite design world of the twentieth century?…

The life of celebrated photographer and award-winning theatre, interior and costume designer, Sir Cecil Beaton, is captured in a new free exhibition at Colefax & Fowler’s famous showroom, 39 Brook Street, from 18th November – 5th December. Andrew Ginger, with his company Beaudesert, has collaborated with Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler to create ‘BEATON at BROOK STREET’ at their historic Mayfair premises. Continue reading

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Recent projects from The English Wardrobe Company

 

 

Featured this month are some new projects we have collaborated on with The English Wardrobe Company…

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Just a drama queen at heart!..

How similar interior design ought to be to theatre! Always on a mission to introduce novel and often shocking ideas to shake up the status quo… either using brash, bold overstatement or subtle, nuanced, ‘work it out for yourself’ language. Continue reading

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Summertime, and the living is easy…

The fantastic early May bank holiday weather has well and truly put me in the mood for summer, and I wanted to share some summery finds by way of inspiration for fresh and relaxed interiors… Continue reading

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