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London Fashion Week

It’s never too early to look ahead when it comes to London Fashion Week, so we thought we’d take a look at what colour trends have been on the catwalk for next Spring/Summer, to help you co-ordinate your home with your wardrobe.

Emilia Wickstead’s Spring/Summer looks for 2014 were all about block colour in blues, yellows and pastel pinks, only broken up with a few striped pieces.  Designs were simple, feminine and elegant which meant the real focus was on the beautiful shades of colour.  Plain coloured fabrics look great in the home too, especially on sofas to showcase good simple design.  Our Maddison fabric in Cornflower is the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your living room and can also be placed with bold throws and cushions for a complementary look.

London Fashion Week

Emilia Wickstead


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Temperley London showcased pinks, plums and reds for their show, in floor length embelished skirts and dresses. "It’s about complete romance; a Sicilian dream; a tropical mood in a Mediterranean environment” says Alice Temperley ( This femine and romantic look can be achieved using our Elite fabric in Crocus designed by Wilmans.  Complete the look with clashing textures or by using floral and striped cushions together for a contrasting look.



London Fashion Week
Temperley London







A fresh, clean breeze is sweeping aside all the fuss and frills for next spring”, says fashion writer Alison Lynch (Metro Blog), and that’s definitely clear to see when you look at Emilia Wickstead’s clean cut shapes and vibrant yellow and green shades.  These colours will work perfectly next season, with block colour outfits or our simple Panama Loose Covers (shown in Lime) being dressed up or down with accessories to keep up with current trends.



London Fashion Week
Emilia Wickstead



Loose Covers



Bora Aksu uses handmade Turkish textiles with crocheted pieces and sheer panels in his collection.  He mainly used soft colours such as pale blues but also included this showstopping colour on a floor length gown.  You can make an impression in your home with similar bold tones, using our Perdita fabric in Scarlett.  Teamed with neutral walls and splashes of red accessories, this look definitely has that wow factor.


London Fashion Week
Bora Aksu



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5 Tasteful Terracotta Trappings

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.

Terracotta Loose Covers


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 Plant Pots

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).

Terracotta Curtains

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.

Terracotta Blinds

Elegant Stripe Soft Terracotta

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.

Hanging Terracotta Lamps

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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July's Top Five Special Offers

Thanks to the recession, we're all looking for a good deal, but that doesn't have to mean sacrificing your sense of style. There are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself and your home looking its best. Here at Plumbs, we're glad to help out, with new special offers every month. We're offering fantastic deals on half price curtains, loose covers, blinds and re-upholstery, and here are July's top five specials.

1)     50% off Suite Covers in 'Catherine's Garden' + £50 in FREE Accessories!

Bring a fresh bouquet of flowers into your home with these gorgeous 'Catherine's Garden' suite covers, now 50% off and coupled with £50 worth of FREE accessories. These half price suite covers can be applied to any kind of furniture and are fully machine washable. Show here in the Ruby colour-way, you can also have matching curtains made up for a fully co-ordinated look.

2)     50% off 'Gemma' Curtains

These curtains in 'Gemma' are now at half price, and are available in 15 colours. 'Gemma' is a versatile, unadorned design that is perfect for either a minimalist home, or combined with other colours and patterns for a more eclectic look. Shown he re in a rich turquoise, in a pencil pleat. Simply contact a Plumbs consultant today for a free, no obligation quote.

3)     3 for 2 Re-Upholstery with 'Mayfair Stripe'

Have 2 pieces of furniture reupholstered in 'Mayfair Stripe' fabric and get a third item reupholstered FREE! Pictured here in a classic duck egg blue, this beautiful, bold stripe is available in six colours, including an antique gold hue.  The price of re-upholstery will depend on your furniture - with the cheapest item re-upholstered for free.

4)     30% off Roman Blinds in 'Woodland'

These beautiful roman blinds in the attractive 'Woodland' fabric are 30% off and come in five exquisite colour-ways and are the perfect window dressing. Why not match them with a pair of 'Gemma' curtains (at 50% off)? Turquoise and pink make a beautiful combination, especially for a fresh, colourful lounge or pretty bedroom. There are matching accessories available in this fabric, so why not decorate your window seat with co-ordinating scatter cushions?

5)     40% off 'Mandalay' Sofa Covers + £50 Free Accessories!

We're offering 40% off 'Mandalay' sofa covers, along with £50 worth of FREE accessories! The fabric pictured is an especial favourite; a rich, creamy ivory, woven with an intricate gold edged design. There are another thirteen colours available, all luxurious, opulent colours; champagne, burgundy, midnight blue. The fabric is an easy to care for 'superweave', fully washable and designed not to shrink or crease.

If you want to take advantage of any of our amazing special offers, just get in touch today for a free no obligation quote, and give your home a fresh new look for less!


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