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#SaveYourFave – Before and After!

We recently announced on Twitter that Mrs J Napier is the lucky winner of our SaveYourFave competition, and which worn out chair came out on top of our poll. 

Freya – the pretty but tired floral armchair was the outright winner and was set for a complete make-over…

Before

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The arms and padding were worn away and torn; the areas that experience the most use such as the seat had become discoloured and ripped.

Reupholstery Process

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The old fabric is carefully removed and any damaged padding is replaced

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Fabric

The fresh new Luxury Hopsack fabric which Mrs Napier chose to match her décor is expertly upholstered onto the chair making sure to keep any of the detailing.

After

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What a transformation! We think the Sand colour of this Luxury Hopsack fabric looks great in nautical styled décor.

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Current Trend: Contemporary Prints

Contemporary fabrics and prints are great if you want a change from florals or simple plains, and will work across many styles, such as sleek and minimal or bold and eclectic. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration take a look at what we think are some of the best ways in corporate a contemporary print in your home…

Bright & Bold

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We’ve completely fallen for this bold new addition to the Prestige Collection.  This contemporary design called ‘Amari’ features a trellis leaf like pattern with splashes of colour and a deep charcoal trim. We’ve reupholstered this fabric onto a chair with light wooden features to give a slight retro feel.  This fabric is perfect if you’re looking to give one piece of furniture in the room some wow factor!

Muted & Understated

 Current Trends

By choosing contemporary patterns in one or two shades like these above, you can easily modernise a look without running the risk of clashing with other designs.  More neutral colour schemes such as this dusky Grey look great when teamed with bolder flashes colour, like the sunshine yellow scatter cushions and accessories.

 

Stunning Stripes

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Stripes are one of the easiest ways to create a contemporary look, and they co-ordinate with most other styles such as florals or graphic prints.  To keep the look interesting choose stripes with various widths and colours such as our Mitra fabric in Berry colourway. 

If you would like any advice on creating a new look in your home speak to one of local Home Consultants who will guide you through our huge range of furniture fabrics all in the comfort of your home and at no cost.

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5 imaginative Pinterest finds!

We’ve scoured Pinterest for some of the most unique and different furniture designs we could find…

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These chunky knit designs will create a very plush stool to sit on.  We love the bight primary colours contrasted with simple wooden legs in a natural finish.

 

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This organic shaped wire creates a very pretty base for this table, making it the centre piece of any dining room.

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These wooden semi-circular seats look very comfortable, although we can’t help thinking they might not the easiest to get up from!

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This vanity area is a great way to use an old bike that would otherwise go to the tip.  The monochrome colour scheme, soft lighting, flowers and artwork gives this look a slight Parisian theme.

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This chair seat is made up from fine pieces of wire which gives the illusion of no seat or back

From looking at sites such as Pinterest it’s easy to get your creativity flowing and hopefully inspire you to look for other interesting and unique furniture designs!

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Tropical Brights

From parrots to palm trees this trend is sure to brighten up your home!

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This palm tree wallpaper creates a strong style statement when teamed with accessories in co-ordinating colours and a mix of wood finishes.  These Eames inspired Eiffel DSW chairs shown here in Blue are one of the must have pieces for the year and work with almost any trend.

 

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This wall mural is more toned down than some of the tropical style wallpapers we’ve seen.  This look is kept very natural with the rustic style table and chairs and plants.

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Scatter cushions are great if you don’t want to redo your whole room, and are easily changeable when you want to update the look.  We love this deep blue cushion with bright bold parrot and floral motif.

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Ok, so pineapple ornaments may be a throwback to the seventies, but this is a much more sophisticated way to incorporate the trend.  You can find accessories like these in block colours quite easily but if you would like to add your own touch why not spray paint the bottom and fade upwards like the one above.

This trend is all about being daring with colour and patterns so can be a little daunting for most.  We would suggest keeping these bold prints and colours to cushions, throws, artwork, and accessories in order to match to your upholstery.  If you would like any help with updating any fabrics in your home, a Plumbs Home Consultant will be able to advise on the best options for you, all in the comfort of your own home and for free.

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