Bouteville Blues

We managed to take the boys out of school a couple of weekends ago to have a mini break, before our B&B season kicks off, the OH hadn’t been since Summer ’09 & the boys & myself since Summer ’10, terrible that we hadn’t had a family holiday together for so long!

We only had three nights, but it was worth it, familiar things around us, the village never changes, only the castle opposite our house that’s being slowly renovated, favourite restaurants & places to visit.

We’re hoping it’s not too long before we can go back & to help with our Bouteville Blues, I’ve dug out some pics we’ve taken over the years to take a peek at when we need to.

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My first commission

I was very fortunate to work with Pickwell Manor, for my first commission, they have been transforming Pickwell over the past three years and had been working on the Bliss Apartment, from December to a very tight deadline to be ready for their first 2011 wedding in March.

I had eight rooms to complete with Roman Blinds & Curtains, within two months, I’m pleased to say I met their deadline and here are a few images of the work I did for them.

A big thank you to Susie, Steve, Tracy & Richard, for giving me the opportunity, at the start of my business, to set up a great showcase. I’m sure you’ll agree, Pickwell looks a wonderful place to stay or have your wedding.

The May Chair

I have recently discovered Kelly Swallow, who creates unique patchwork designs on individually sourced vintage pieces, you can find plenty more images of her work on her website & follow her on twitter

This is her latest chair ‘The May Chair’, a grand scrolling wing back, on Queen Anne legs, full of contrasts and character in vintage and modern fabrics – a splendid mix of textures and colours from Designers Guild, Kenzo, Zoffany, Harlequinn, Andrew Martin and G P & J Baker.

Just beautiful, I hope you like it as much as I do!

Thank you Kelly for letting me show these pictures of your new creation.