Just a quick one about the joys of recycling, upcycling, reupholstering.
The hound had spied and coveted a beautiful footstool from the genius that is House of Hackney, but unfortunately the hound’s budget could not stretch to such a purchase. Not to be thwarted, I set out on a quest to find my perfect Victorian stool that I could cover myself in the gorgeous, vivid, velvet pink of House of Hackney’s signature print Hackney Empire. Rather conveniently they sell this by the metre on their website or in their shop. www.houseofhackney.com
I found the perfect stool, a Victorian, extended, dark wood number on ebay and hey presto, a stool was born, or reborn. I find some of the best places to hunt for furniture projects are ebay, auction houses, charity shops and boot fairs.
Just for inspirational here are some other fabrics that I have my eye on for future projects. These are produced by the very talented British design house Andrew Martin, of trompe d’oeil wallpaper fame. Andrew Martin, like all my favourite designers, manages to combine traditional, modern, quirky and opulent. The designs are both elegant and eclectic, much like the hound! www.andrewmartin.co.uk