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Pet Palaces & Pampered Pooches

Just like family and friends, our pets are a very important part of our lives.  We nurture them from babies into loving and loyal companions, so it’s no surprise that many of us wish to spoil our furry friends as much as we can.

Pampered or not, every pet needs a comfortable place to sit and sleep, and so the market for personalised and extravagant beds pet has grown.  Think diamanté, designer fabrics and out the box designs…

Pink Bed 

The bright fuchsia fabric gives this doggy day bed a fun and feminine feel.  The bolster cushions with contrast piping add a touch of sophistication and comfort.

 Four Poster

Bold lime green and aubergine colours create a real statement with this four-poster cat bed.  This design can be recreated by simply turning an old side table upside down and adding a piece of upholstered foam to the centre.  Turning the draw upside down means you can store any toys out of view.

Chevron Dog Bed 

Grey velvet and chevron pattern gives this pet sofa a modern and luxurious look. This simple style and classic shape of this piece of furniture means it won’t stick out next to most suites.  By using scatter cushions on the sofa in a matching fabric, you can really co-ordinate the whole look.

 Cat Macaroon

This fuzzy ‘cat bun’ is great fun and any cat is sure to enjoy sleeping the hours away in this warm and cosy design.  Felines love to snuggle and burrow so the cocoon shape of this bed makes it also great for play.

  Cat Suitcase Beds

This upcycling project is a great way of reusing old suitcases.  However, if your DIY skills aren’t great we’d suggest not stacking the beds on top of each other!

When we think about how much time we spend carefully choosing wallpapers, fabrics and furniture for our homes, it’s understandable that many people also want their pets’ furniture to match their individual tastes.  Your pet may not notice that the pink piping on its bed matches the scatter cushions on your sofa, but if it’s comfortable that’s all that matters.

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Best bits from the Ideal Home Show London

The Ideal Home Show London has finished for another year so now is the perfect time to look over the highlights from the new venue – Olympia, London.

Indigo & Earth Living Room

This blue colour scheme is anything but cold, especially when teamed with the contemporary wood burner and plush metallic accessories.  Although there is quite a large sofa and a lot of furniture in this room, the use of glass and mirrors make this living room feel much more spacious. 

Blue Room 

Slate & Leaf Dining Room

Botanicals are an interior trend that’s set to stay! The vivid Green and Yellows in this room look great against the dark charcoal walls.  The addition of white chairs and light pendant helps freshen and balance the overall look. Although the overall feel of this dining room is quite moody, the accessories and styling help take our minds straight to Spring/Summer.

Botanical Room 

Copper & Clay Bedroom

The Copper Blush walls in this bedroom are a huge trend for 2015.  This colour and two-tone paint effect really plays on the Mediterranean feel of this trend.  This design has also incorporated another big trend this season.  Bold geometric prints in a mix of styles and sizes help add splashes of extra colour to this bedroom.

Copper Room

We loved how eye-catching this stand was from www.Turkisde-light.com. The dizzying display of colours, patterns and lights looked great against the black back drop. Turkish Lamps

And of course the telephone box sofa on the Plumbs stand!  We loved speaking to all who stopped by, and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did.  We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Telephone Box Sofa 

Why not take a look at our upcoming events to see where we are next…

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New Spring Curtain launch for 2015

Plumbs are launching 22 brand new curtain and blind fabrics for Spring 2015.  These new designs will join our already vast range of over 800 fabrics, and will be available in a huge range of styles including; stripes, florals, checks, and plains to suit both contemporary and traditional tastes.

 

Our Ashbourne – Teal curtains feature a modern small foliage design on a neutral base, which is perfect for the Spring/Summer months.  We’ve co-ordinated this design with our beautifully textured Mezzo blind.

AHB TEA P1 

Talisker - Azure is a beautiful check. This fabric can be made into both curtains and blinds and in a choice of 7 different colourways, including softer hues such as ‘Natural and ‘Duck Egg’.

TLK AZR P1 

Our Maypole curtain in Rouge colourway features a simple yet elegant trellis design that would work well in modern or traditional interiors.  We’ve added a statement blind (Plush – Fuchsia) to really bring out the Rouge detail in the curtains.

MYP ROU P2 

Our bold Lottie curtains in Teal colourway really add some wow factor to this window dressing.  This fabric features a slightly textured floral design on a plain coloured base.  Our brand new voile fabric - Anais in Marble helps soften the Teal and add extra privacy to the window.

 LTI TEA P3

This is just a snippet of the possible 125 options available in our Spring fabric launch.  To see more simply request a visit from your local home consultant, who can show you large fabric samples in the comfort of your own home.

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Valentine's Day Inspired Interiors

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d take a look at some of the most romantic interiors to get you in the spirits.

Valentines interiors don’t have to be all pink and hearts; we love the soft muted colour palette of this living room.  Candles, faux fur throws and soft lighting have been incorporated to add a sense of warmth and cosiness to the overall look.

Valentine 1 

The soft pastel shades used in this colour scheme add a touch of Parisian chic to this home.  The dramatic shimmering chandelier adds a focal point to the room and co-ordinates beautifully with the iridescent sheen of the leather.

Valentine 2 

This look is more English country Garden with touches of romance.  The use of bright Pink flowers really stands out against the white walls and furnishings.  A mix of candles adds softness to the look.

 Valentine 3

 

Accessories are the easiest way to add a sense of romance to your home, and by searching a little harder on the high street you can find pieces that are stylish enough to work all year round. 

Valentines Day

If you would like any help creating an interior to fall for then why not contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation.

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