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On Trend with Tartan

From Westwood's sharp punk cuts to Chanel's timeless elegance, Tartan has become a fashionable pattern long associated with riding jackets, kilts and autumn style.  You can capture this enduring trend for your home with fabric, prints and hangings.

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Tartan is perfect for making a real impression in the autumn and winter months.  The pattern conjures images of breezy Highland scenes and blazing fire places. This high quality, majestic Balmoral Red re-upholstery fabric is a real winner, particularly when re-upholstered to sturdy, traditional furniture. To complete the look we’ve reupholstered a foot stool in a simple red fabric, to pick out the tones of the Tartan fabric.

 

Tartan Wallpaper

A bold choice which often finds favour in country homes and Highland manors, tartan wallpaper can lend a regal air to the most ordinary of rooms. It works best paired with dark, antique furniture, deep red carpets and a bold personality. If you choose to use the plaid pattern in your dining room, you should favour crisp white tablecloths, dark bronze sculptures and a set of dining chair covers in either red or deep gold.

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Another option is to pep up a plainer room with tartan accessories; a set of throw pillows in Heather Skye, or a stack of vintage blankets, paired with a matching pouffe or even a plaid beanbag for the kids. Candles, coat racks and teapots can all be purchased in traditional tartan patterns, or in contemporary reinterpretations by designers who love to subvert existing motifs and make them edgy again.

If you want to ensure your home is on trend with tartan, contact Plumbs today for a free, no obligation quote for loose covers made from our fabulous plaid re-upholstery fabrics.

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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.


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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 (Vogue.co.uk). 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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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Be Inspired by… The Secret Garden

The classic children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett has been a source of inspiration to children (and gardeners!) since its publication in 1911. The motif of a secret, secluded and private garden, where people are transformed and made happier, is an appealing one. The garden itself could have been labelled an experiment in wilderness gardening; bulbs, wildflowers and trees rejuvenate with a small amount of (non-invasive) human interest. You may not have outdoor space that can be sculpted into a miniature garden of Eden, but you can create a private nook that is just for you.

The Indoor Garden


This is a phenomenon popularised by the space-conscious Japanese, which has been taken up by city bound dwellers who wish to go beyond the usual house plants and herbs, with climbing plants, indoor planters filled with earth and hedges or flowers and some even with water features. A conservatory is often the best place to start if you want to reference this trend, due to the natural light and warmth they are privy to. To get that authentic, 'Secret Garden' look, grow winding, wild pink roses around an indoor arbour.

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Our attractive 'Secret Garden' loose covers feature the trailing flowers and wild beauty that characterised the novel so well, and are fully washable if you want to use them in your conservatory space with indoor garden. This romantic floral can be highlighted to stunning effect as part of a window seat reading nook, and can be matched with curtains in the same fabric.

The Garden Table


An essential ingredient in the romantic, Victorian style idyll is a lacework iron table, either a vintage piece or a good reproduction, to use as a repository for books and drinks. It will complement the fabric of your sofa and the lush roses climbing around your indoor arbour, and the pattern of the metal is distinctive without being obtrusive.

If you want to create your own secret garden, contact Plumbs today for a free, no obligation home visit, or else browse our vast selection of re-upholstery fabrics for a new look today!

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5 Shortcuts for Beautiful Sofas

In this increasingly busy world, we're all looking for ways to save money, time and effort. After all, why spend hours hand scrubbing stained upholstery when you could be playing with your grandchildren? Or tolerate a shabby (not chic) sofa because buying new is a chancy business, thanks to big box stores selling cheap veneer copies of classic styles; which are not a patch on the sturdy quality of your treasured Parker Knoll settee.

1) Fitted Sofa Covers



Fitted sofa covers are a great way to update your settee, at a fraction of the cost of a new suite. We can make them to measure following a free home visit to assess your requirements. The covers will be delivered – and fitted if you need us to – and voila, a sofa that looks brand new!

2) Re-Upholstery



Re-upholstery is an earth friendly way to 'recycle' a beloved old piece of furniture. After all, some pieces have such sentimental value that they are impossible to replace; but you still don't want your favourite soft furnishings looking down at heel.

3) A Knitted Throw





Knitted throws are a great – and particularly affordable - way to add texture and warmth to a sofa. They can hide a multitude of sins, and can be woven in a wide range of designs and colours. They are a perfect DIY project, or can be bought from artisans who specialise in handmade crafts.

4) Cushion Covers




Rattan furniture is a popular choice, particularly for garden rooms and conservatories. However infrequent use and sun exposure can lead to either bleaching or darkening of the fabric. You can easily revamp your conservatory furniture with fresh cushion covers, and make it look beautiful again.

5) Fresh Trimmings





Trimmings can make a drab piece come alive again. These can range from piping in a contrasting colour, to co-ordinating braid around the back. Or you could choose from our range of valances, which include pleated, tasselled and skirted options.

Take advantage of these easy shortcuts to a more beautiful sofa by contacting Plumbs today for a free, no obligation home visit, or else browse our vast selection of upholstery fabrics for a new look today!

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