Used throughout history in sculpture and friezes due to its malleable, decorative properties, Terracotta has been a popular material for everyone from Ancient Greek figurine carvers, to Victorian tile merchants. The colour evokes Mediterranean cafes, amphora and stucco; a warm, peaceful hue which is perfect for both summer and autumn.
This beautiful sofa fabric, known as Maddison Trellis, is a soft, earthy terracotta, with a subtle pattern reminiscent of tiles. These exquisite decra loose covers are easy to care for (and machine washable!) as well as being neatly tailored specifically for your furniture. Accessorise with soft white cushions – and why not re-upholster your ottoman to match?
Terracotta (the earthenware, not the colour) is most often used in plant pots, to give crimson, gold or saffron coloured flowers a home, and a hint of Mediterranean charm. The planters are designed to be chic, but in an unassuming, unpretentious way. They showcase so-called wildflowers particularly well, as well as trailing plants and fragrant herbs such as thyme (originally cultivated in the Mediterranean area).
These elegant Terracotta curtains feature a raised floral pattern, in a breathable, cotton rich fabric. They are made to measure, with blind hems, mitred corners and weighted skirts to ensure a perfect drape. Why not pair these opulent drapes with a mosaic side table, an inlaid lamp and a set of intricately carved bowls, for a taste of Marrakech under the blue grey skies of Britain.
Sleep can be difficult in warmer weather. These terracotta roman blinds, in an elegant stripe, will help keep the glare and the early morning sun out of your eyes. They can stand alone, or be paired with matching or contrasting curtains. These chic shades will keep insomnia at bay and keep you both happy and cool.
Suitable for interior or exterior use (and would be lovely in a summer house) these hanging lights incorporate both candle lanterns and traditional light bulbs. The delicate carvings in the terracotta provide an enchanting juxtaposition to the 'heaviness' of terracotta as a sculpting material, making them a delightful living room accessory this summer.
If you want to incorporate more terracotta into your home, contact Plumbs today for a free no obligation home visit, and get made to measure curtains, roman blinds or loose covers today!
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