Tuesday, 28 February 2012

More DG Unlimited

Designers Guild have produced a great usable collection of polyester/cotton stripes that are spot on for our severe Australian conditions. 
Fleuve brings us designs that are usually reserved for silks and silk rich fabrics which are stunning, but aren't always practical here. These vibrant taffetas and sheers will add some dash and glamour to any room.

Image from Designers Guild

Image from Designers Guild

Image from Designers Guild

With colours ranging from Heather to Fuchsia, Lemongrass to Lime, Pebble to Ecru and Lapis to Celadon there is something for every taste. We're looking forward to splashing this collection about!

To see more of the range come into our showroom or visit www.designersguild.com

Designers Guild Unlimited

We have just started to receive the latest collections from Designers Guild. 
Below are some images of their new Unlimited range - Havana. A spirited collection of printed cottons.

Image from Designers Guild
Image from Designers Guild
Image from Designers Guild
The blues are vibrant as well as moody like the Corales design in Indigo. The base cloth is wonderfully heavy and ideal for upholstery. I'd love to see this on a sofa with lots of natural textures like seagrass and water Hyacinth. Perfect for our coastal location

The neutrals are fabulous too, ranging from subtle beiges through to rich tobacco's. We're looking forward to working with these great fabrics from one of our favourite suppliers.

To see more of the range come into our showroom or visit www.designersguild.com

Friday, 17 February 2012

Spacecraft artworks

We love Stewart Russell's ever changing offerings from his Spacecraft studio. Here are 3 samples of his latest backing cloth artworks. 
We love Stewart's bold use of colour and the graphic detail achieved. Of course he doesn't know how each piece will look when finished as these artworks are the result of months of other products being screen printed on top. When the backing cloths appear to be 'full' they are carefully removed and framed. 
Each artwork is signed and dated showing when the artwork started as a backing cloth & finally graduated as a work of art.

images from Spacecraft Australia
This is the latest design from the Botanical series called Pale Gum. This range is designed with a little more certainty in the outcome although each piece is definitely individual. A beautiful addition to the collection.

Spacecraft artworks are available in various sizes and can be purchased from Preston Hunter Interiors. See more of Stewart's art at www.spacecraftaustralia.com

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

New colours

We have just received the new fan deck from Porter's Paints. Their colour collection for 2012 - 60 new colours including inspirational new colours and some fresh variations on old favourites. The new colours we are partial to are........

Wood Smoke




Bachiotto Grey


All images from Porter's Paints

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Online magazine - found another one!

image from est
Found another online magazine last night whilst surfing the web....... Love this one - Global living with an Australian twist! Click here discover est....... Happy reading!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Anthology online

image from anthology
Spent a bit of time today on the worldwide web........ found another online magazine that is a good read. Launched in 2010, each issue is conceived as a collection of stories, all centered around a theme. Head to www.anthologymag.com

Enjoy reading!

image from anthology

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cheery Bedrooms

Here are some recent shots of bedrooms we completed for lovely clients 
just before Christmas for visiting grandsons.

The brief for this room was BLUE. The splash of lime picked out from 
the bedhead fabric gives the room energy.

This room was already painted so we worked with the dark taupe and went for a more 
restful scheme - probably helpful for young boisterous boys at bedtime too.