Chelsea Flower show is always a great place to see what’s trending in gardens and get lots of inspiration for you home, and this year was certainly no exception. The show gardens were as stunning as ever, with some pretty key trends that are a great starting place to get you thinking about design in your home and garden this summer.
The big news this year was topiary. The sublime topiary balls in the Telegraph Garden really showcased how topiary can be used to such great effect in your garden.
Why not keep this trend working into your conservatory by using some of our Topiary fabric? With its sweet little tree motif, it’s perfect for using as a great transition fabric for garden rooms and conservatories where you want to move smoothly from indoor style to outdoors.
Back in September of last year, Matthew Morris from House & Garden magazine contacted us to see whether we could help him with a project they were working on, to be published in the February 2014 issue. As usual, we love to work with the magazines so we jumped right in.
His brief was to produce an innovative way of showcasing graphic style and he was keen to use our forged iron poles as part of his design. When we got his plans through it certainly peaked our curiosity – we just couldn’t imagine how it was all going to look!
Our craftsmen set to work producing 20mm forged iron poles that each had one or two bends in them as per his drawings. Interestingly creating his design was very similar to techniques we use to create our bespoke bay window poles so were off to a good start. Once the poles had been worked into shape they were hand finished in the desired colour.
Come February we were eager to see how the shoot turned out. The feature, titled ‘On The Tiles’ was a set of images displaying ‘pared-back schemes using coloured tiles in bold, graphic ways.’ We think the final image is fantastic and a credit to Matthew’s imagination and flair. We certainly never thought we’d see our curtain poles looking like this…
Did you know that we can create one off pieces for your home too? If you are interested in us making a design for you why not contact our dedicated bespoke team by emailing email@example.com or call us on 01473 826978 to find out more about our bespoke design service.
When the owner of Le Manoir des Impressionnistes contacted us via our Facebook page, we couldn’t resist taking a little peak at their website. There we found some wonderful images and were thrilled to spot some Jim Lawrence products amongst the decor. This hotel is located in a beautiful area of Northwestern France, near the old port of Honfleur, and we just had to share some of the images with you.
The perfect compliment to any colour scheme, our new clay paint finish fits into an array of homes, from the chic retro apartment to a modern country home. Neutral most certainly does not have to be boring and we have proved this with the most recent addition to the JL family. Here’s a preview of some of our classic products in our newest finish:
When the show contacted us about the baskets they said they would be used as a great storage idea – but we still don’t know what they will be storing ! We can’t wait to watch today’s episode at 2pm where apparently Peter Andre teams up with interior designer Linda Barker to spring a pleasant surprise on grandfather Ronald Jones from St Helens, Merseyside, designing him a gentlemen’s club in his own lounge… which sounds intriguing?!
However they end up being used there’s no doubt these gorgeous rattan baskets are just a fantastic storage solution full of period charm …
We have some very exciting news to share with you all and we can’t wait to tell you more! Last night, Cassie and I went off to the big city for the House Beautiful Awards Ceremony at the Science Museum. We had been nominated for an award in the ‘Best Lighting Category.’
We were greeted with drinks and canapes and mingled amongst the other guests. It was a star-studded event and we even spotted Alan Titchmarsh talking to Mary Berry.
We were then directed through to the theatre where the awards were going to be given. We eagerly awaited for our category to come up. There were some fantastic winners in some of the other categories. Our particular favourites were Thornback and Peel who won the ‘Best Furniture’ Award with their collaboration with Sofa.com. We also loved the winners of the ‘Best Fabric’ category: Wabi Sabi with their 2013 collection.
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