Trunks

I bought these trunks recently with the intention of painting them in white or grey

trunks, vintage trunks,

as I’ve been inspired by these


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and this

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these aren’t painted but I hope you’re getting the idea!
suitcase nightstand
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So now all I need to do is find out what paint to use on them, all suggestions are welcome.

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A designer comes to stay…

It’s not very often you have someone walk into your garden & say ‘I designed that table & bench’, on further interrogation investigation, we discovered our new B&B guest, James Harrison, is part of an amazing furniture design company www.jamesuk.com

A little bit about James UK

James UK is an award winning, contemporary British furniture brand launched by James Harrison
and James Kinmond in 2006.
They produce unique, high end design led furniture and interior products with a distinctive focus on premium hardwoods and stunning upholstery. They are a truly British company, all products are handmade in the UK by a network of expert manufacturers, utilising traditional techniques, modern technology and years of experience. Keeping their production British means they can maintain their uncompromising approach to quality as well as offering their customers total flexibility in their choice of fabrics and finish.

Having a small but dedicated team managing every project allows them to offer a personal approach for each client, ensuring that their exacting standards are delivered at every
stage of each project.

James UK make a conscious effort to responsibly source materials and support the British manufacturing industry in order to minimise their impact on the environment.

It’s hard to say which piece is my favourite, however, these are on the top of my wish list!




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.