It is sometimes difficult to imagine how bold printed textiles will work in a given application – as curtains, blinds or covers. A local customer has recently made some inspired choices and kindly allowed me to photograph them in situ this morning. Here are just a couple of uses of larger prints that have been really successful and fit very well in their surrroundings. The Peacock by Agnes Wimborne was designed in the late 1970’s and is 100% linen, printed in two colourways, green or berry – both with a lovely soft, slightly faded tone.
Above, full length, triple pleated curtains were made in our sewing room. The curtain system was specially adapted to cope with a 17th century farmhouse, variously updated according to subsequent building fashions.
We knew that Birdgarden, by Mark Hearld, worked well for curtains and blinds – having made a curtain for display in the showroom. But have a look at this sofa covered in birdgarden, (natural) which is 100% linen fabric. The print is surprisingly easy on the eye and gives a nice informal look.
Above: “Birdgarden Sofa”, loosecover on a Compact Eleanor (2m long) sofa and cushions (x6) requires 19m of fabric.