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Marvellous Mulberry

The beginning of September signals the change of season and wills us to create a cosier environment to come home to.

Deep rich Purples, bright Plum tones and paler Mauve hues can create a warm yet sophisticated look and are on trend for the season.  Think sumptuous woven fabrics, fresh flowers and white accessories to offset these opulent colours.

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These Ashbee and Brydcliffe fabrics are new to the Plumbs Prestige range.  The Mulberry colourway is enhanced with Aubergine scatter cushions and timeless Gold accessories.

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These bright and bold dining chairs brighten up this neutral kitchen, and make an unusual match for this natural wood table.  The understated accessories and minimal colour used allow these chairs to really stand out against the white washed walls.

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The Plum Purple tone of this sofa paired with silver accessories makes for a sophisticated look. By using a large mirror the room appears bigger and adds a touch of glamour!

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This look contrasts a feminine rosette quilt with industrial bed frame and black board wall to create a striking look.  By adding luxurious fabrics in deep Aubergine colours the look has been softened and become much more liveable.

Purple is one of those colours that evokes a sense of royalty and elegance yet often gets assigned to the bedroom.  Hopefully by looking at the way these different shades are used, it will inspire you to think outside the box when redecorating.   If you would like any help choosing a new colour for your furniture, request a free home visit from one of our expert Plumbs consultants.

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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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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.

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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

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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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