I can resist everything except Temple Station

Have you ever sat on the tube looking at the seat opposite and thought to yourself "I need that in my life?" Nope, me neither - yet Kirkby Design have collaborated with Transport For London to recreate five of their traditional geometric patterns into furnishing fabrics for the home. This collection has been out for a few months now and when I first saw this in the Romo showroom last year I admit, I dismissed it as a gimmick, so was certainly surprised to see it turn up in the workshop this week. An interior designer who we regularly work for had shown it to a client who instantly fell in love and they ended up building an entire scheme around it. We are using "Marylebone" in Lime for piped scatter cushions on a grey Minotti corner sofa which, despite my initial reservations about the fabric, I know will look great in this particular setting.
Kirby's take on these iconic designs are printed onto a much softer, more luxurious velvet than the traditional spiky moquette favoured by TFL and most of the colourways are far more usable so it is growing on me but ultimately I'm still not convinced. They are, however, ideal if you have incontinent family members as their ability to hide stains is unrivalled.

 

 

Design Week 2014 Chelsea Harbour

It's Design Week in London Town and once again the Harbour is a hive of activity with the showrooms launching their latest collections as well as lectures from industry professionals, workshops and of course, copious amounts Champagne being consumed. More on the new collections later but for me the highlight this year was getting my copy of Nina Campbell's latest book "Interiors" signed by the lady herself.

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Our new website

As one of London's leading curtain makers we felt we needed a swanky new website to show off some of our recent work.

We hope you find the new site easy to use and welcome your feedback.

To go with the website is our new blog by Daisy Perkins who will be sharing her views on some of the latest news and fabric collections from the world of interiors.