Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Arbuthnott’

Easter excitement has hit the Angel and Blume office and we have gone a little bit chicken and egg mad but with an eye on trying to keep our good taste on track, we have found things that we would genuinely want to keep in our homes after the Easter celebrations (and the chocolate) are finished.

Sophie Allport chinaware

This delightful range of fine bone china from Sophie Allport features hilarious little Speckled Maran hens

Red Lilly egg holder

Lovely ivory metal egg holders from Red Lilly – perfect for all your eggs, chocolate or otherwise.

Vanessa Arbuthnott Cockerel fabric

Brilliant designer Vanessa Arbuthnott’s first fabric collection was the Cockerel Collection which looks as good today as it did when it launched.

Dibor hen basket

Bring a little bit of French country living into your kitchen with this charming egg holder made from chicken wire, of course. www.dibor.co.uk

The Easter Home chicken jug

Lovely little chicken jug which is perfect for flowers from The Easter Home at Not on the High Street

The white company wooden egg tray

Perfect for more contemporary interiors, this smart egg tray from The White Company is made from a lovely grainy ash wood.

Wendy Bray Campine fabric and wallpaper

The most gorgeous Campine design from Wendy Bray is produced as wallpaper and fabric by the Warner Textile Archive

Wishing you all a very happy and restful Easter break


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Gail Abbott has written many wonderful interiors books over the years and her latest in collaboration with Vanessa Arbuthnott is an absolute winner. The Home-Sewn Home is a collection of 50 step-by-step soft furnishings projects and each project is photographed showing the make in Vanessa Arbuthnott’s delightful fabrics. This is a really beautiful book and would make the perfect Christmas present for all domestic divas. Just a few of the many gorgeous photographs from the book are below.

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The very talented fabric designer, Vanessa Arbuthnott, has just launched her most recent collection and whilst the essence of the collection is drawn from Swedish inspiration, it offers more than a nod to British fabric design of the 1950s. There are just four designs in the collection with some new vibrant additions to a generally tried, tested and gorgeous colour palette and I personally think it is an absolute winner. In fact I am so confident about this collection, I am telling everyone about it before my fabric samples have even arrived! Have a look for yourselves and I challenge you to not be charmed by this beautiful range of fabrics.


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