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Share your best reupholstery work with Plumbs

At Plumbs we’re always interested to see the work of talented amateur reupholsterers –and now we’d like to showcase some of your best work in a competition.

To enter simply create a new Pinterest board and name it #PlumbsBeforeAndAfter - upload at least two images, a before and after shot of your chosen piece, and more if you have them.

Here's our example Pinterest board..

It can be an old chair you’ve decided needs a new lease of life or a sofa you’ve saved from the scrapheap.

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Just tweet us a link to your board @Plumbs on Twitter or add it to the comments section below. We’ll gather in all the entries, and Steve our Master Craftsman will judge them, selecting an overall winner.

An upholsterer for over 33 years, Steve is highly skilled with a huge passion for his work. He comes from a long line of reupholsterers, both his father and grandfather worked in the reupholstery industry. If you’d like to get the seal of approval from Steve, take 5 minutes and enter our competition today!

 Steve Upholsterer

What’s in it for you?

Good question! The winning entry will receive their choice of 4 throw cushions in any fabric from the Plumbs range, ideally for them to use with their freshly reupholstered chair or sofa. They’ll also feature in a follow up article on our site showcasing the winning piece of furniture and the winning reupholsterer! Last date for entries is 9th May 2014.

 

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Beautiful Botanicals

Like all areas of design, trends eventually come back around and the Botanicals trend has come back bigger and stronger than ever.  Pretty flowers and plants, incorporated with butterflies and birds are set to take over our walls and accessories this spring and summer, to give a welcome break from masculine looks that have dominated interior design over the winter months. 

There is a variety of ways to achieve this look, such as wallpaper, art, plants, and accessories so this look is perfect for everyone. 

Plants & Flowers

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This look is a restrained and subtle take on the trend, using only a few green plants and moss green bottles and vases.  The distressed mini step ladder makes an interesting side table and matches the flaking walls perfectly.  These aspects have been contrasted beautifully with a simple Aubergine coloured chair and pretty scatter cushions.

 

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The mix of pretty botanical wallpaper and industrial edged furniture adds a modern twist and stops this style looking too chintzy.

Birds

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The days of flying ducks on walls may have gone but birds are defiantly still around to stay.  You’ll find them on walls, curtains, and scatters in bold summer hues and patterns.

Butterflies

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Butterflies have been around in interior design for some time now, with many designers using motifs in prints and wallpaper, even well-known artists such as Damien Hurst have been known to use these pretty insects in their work. The strong turquoise and bold blue colours of these butterflies would work well on muted walls, or you could try a bright wallpaper to create a striking feature wall.

Retro

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This bold take on the botanicals trend is much more retro.  The measuring beaker used as a vase takes the trend a step further whilst adding a light-hearted twist to the overall look.  These bold clashing colours and patterns may not be for everyone but they certainly make a statement.

Elegant

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A full on yet sophisticated take on the trend using shades of green and dark woods.

 Tropical

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This look has taken the bold yellows, reds and greens, typical of the botanical trend but contrasted them with lots of deep purples and mauves.  Although quite dark, this look still has that distinct tropical look of the botanicals trend.

Whether you’re looking to create a look that’s retro inspired or pretty and floral, the botanicals trend can work perfectly for you, why not start by adding a few scatters or bold artwork to refresh your home

If you would like give your furniture an update with reupholstery or loose covers, in designs including like this trend, contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation.

 

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Go Graphic with Geometrics

Geometric patterns are one of the most versatile and biggest trends this year.  You can create a range of different looks from modern to retro, depending on the scale of the pattern and the colours used within your look.  We thought we’d take a look at some of the best patterns out there and how to co-ordinate them into your home.

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Two of our newest fabrics, these beautiful geometric prints, by Linwood have given this trend a distinctively retro feel.  These fabrics work especially well on 60’s and 70’s inspired furniture, but can also be contrasted with a few interesting modern accessories to keep this look up-to- date.

Grey Wallpaper

This cool grey wallpaper is a modern take on the geometrics trend. The angular pattern works well when contrasted with natural woods, and contemporary chrome accessories.

Indian 

The soft earthy browns and teal greens of these prints gives the geometric pattern an Indian influence.  This timeless fabric would look great teamed with metallic accessories and splashes of reds and oranges to really carry the Indian theme through.

Bedspread 

The busy and colourful geometric print of this bed spread contrasts beautifully with the cold, white brick walls.  The miss match of prints on the scatter cushions adds a slight Aztec feel to this look, and the bold reds, yellows, and oranges also makes this fabric perfect for Spring/Summer.

 Bold Chair

This chair has been reupholstered in a handmade vintage fabric in a geometric print in vivid colours.  This bold one of a kind chair would make a great statement piece in a neutral and contemporary room.

Mirror 

If bold prints aren’t your thing, then how about a geometric piece of furniture or an angulated accessory?  This stunning mirror would work in most decors and will bounce light around a room beautifully.

This trend is something everyone can work with in their home, whether you want to cover a whole wall in a strong and colourful pattern, or use a few scatter cushions to brighten up a piece of tired furniture.

If you would help incorporating prints into your home, through reupholstery or loose covers contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation from one of our expert Home Consultants.

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