On this page I have selected some of my favourite images and arranged them by room, themes and trends which I hope will help inspire and guide you.
Here are some of my ideas for developing your style:
- Take a pile of magazines and tear out pages of kitchens, sitting rooms, bedrooms and so on that you like. I did this and found that common themes kept coming up, and that I liked painted floors but not exposed brown beams.
- Try out new colours before you commit. In my kitchen, I hung bits of fabric on the walls or on furniture and painted squares of colour next to them and then lived with them for a while.
- Three colours generally work better in a room than two. The third shade makes it more interesting and less 'teamed up' - you can bring in extra colour in carpets, a painting, curtains or even books. It can be small touches.
If you are still unsure, do feel free to email my helpful team with images of your room or house and we will do our best to help. Alternatively, please pop into my showroom and we can guide you through colour schemes, fabrics and furnishings.
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Room Inspiration: The Bedroom
The bedroom is one of the rooms we spend most of our time in but can be tricky to design due to large furniture items such as beds and wardrobes that we inevitably have to work around. Whether you like calm and restful or bright and bold, practical design can be beautiful! Accessorize your bed with gorgeous cushions and quilts, adding a covered headboard will complete your cosy look. A dark colour on the walls will add an intimate feel whereas keeping things light will give you a lovely, airy feel. Add some statement lighting and some fresh flowers to really complete your look.
Room Inspiration: The Kitchen
A Kitchen shouldn't just be just practical, it is a casual, fun and social space in the centre of the home. A large table makes a great focal point as well as a practical workspace - add a table cloth, napkins and some beautiful pottery to make it really homely.
Room Inspiration: The Sitting Room
The Sitting room is a treasured space, often setting the style for the rest of your home. It is probably the area we spend most of our time in and so is a great place to start when planning a home make over.
Room Inspiration: The Study
Try co-ordinating chairs, blinds and curtains with homemade accessories like box files and baskets for a special touch...
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We are always delighted when our customers share their finished projects with us!
English country style emphasizes coziness and our relationship with nature. Think simple and rustic with classic, comfortable pieces of furniture. Florals, checks and spots all work well.
Style: By the Sea
You don't have to live by the sea to bring some coastal style into your home. For a more Scandi style, choose some subtle accessories (seaside themed prints or pottery) and washed out linens give to a relaxed nautical feel to a room, shades of blue work well against pale floors and walls. For something more traditional, use stripes for your furniture and some painted panels will finish the look.
Room Inspiration: The Bathroom
Enjoy incorporating a range of designs in your bathroom for a relaxing, harmonious feel..
Be creative and add an injection of colour to your outdoor living spaces!
Room Inspiration: Wall Coverings
Wall Coverings are a wonderfully strong invention, made from a fabric and paper mix that add impact to any room in the house!
Home Projects Competition - 2020
This is a very special addition to our Inspiration Page due to an initiative we launched with so many people at home as a direct result of Covid-19.
We noticed many people re-visiting their old hobbies, using their time at home to be creative in various forms. Vanessa decided to celebrate and encourage more of the same by launching her very successful 'Home Projects Competition' with a chance for the lucky winners to win a voucher to the value of £100!
With well over 100 entries featuring a plethora of wonderful and diverse projects all in Vanessa's fabrics, ranging from sun hats to reupholstered family heirlooms and even door stops in the form of sausage dogs, we decided to dedicate this section of our Inspirational Photography area to them.
It was incredibly heart warming to hear the stories which accompanied the entries and also see the joy the creative process evoked in both the entrants and in those inspired by them.
Well done to everyone who took part. You are all deserving winners in your own right.
Home Projects Competition - 2021
After an inspiring response to our Home Projects competition last year, we decided to launch another for anyone that missed out! This time, we applied specific categories that people could submit their projects too, which were: Best dressed window, Best upholstery, room transformation, under 18's, wallpaper and what provided to be our most popular category, Miscellaneous! We've been so heart warmed by the fantastic response to this competition, so thank you from all of us to everyone that entered!
You can see all of the entrants, winners and their stories by clicking here to view our Instagram page.