Osborne & Little, Mood Boards & A Piece of Editorial

After a fantastic weekend break away, I arrived back to lots of exciting post to open, including fabric and wallpaper samples that I had ordered up for various projects, and also these lovely brochures showcasing the new Osborne and Little Collections for this spring. Perfect way to ease back into a working week.

Part of our process of putting together a room design for a client involves creating a design board, which pulls together any chosen fabrics, paint colours, furniture, lighting, accessories and layout. Here are some boards for a client’s bedroom – the scheme is really playful, with lots of jewel coloured embroideries on linen, all to be set against an inky blue wall and highlighted with turquoise glass lamps and painted chest of drawers.

This board is for the guest bedroom, and includes lots of fabrics that will be cushions, used to dress a day bed, set against a beautiful embroidered headboard and soft floating voiles to the windows.

The boards were completed a few weeks ago, and on Friday some of the finished cushions arrived – Don’t they look stunning together? Once the final cushions arrive, we’ll be stuffing them with feather pads and delivering to the client. Watch this space for more photos.

Whilst out sourcing products this week, I came across this outdoor living display in John Lewis. Thank fully the weather is warming up, and I’m really looking forward to getting in the garden and entertaining in our outside space. Hurricane lanterns and glass jars are perfect to keep your candles alight, and to create a glowing space outdoors. Adding softness by way of cushions and blankets really helps to turn your garden into an extension of your home.

Whilst browsing through Homes & Gardens this week, I came across this image, which particularly caught my eye. I love the traditional style bureau and chair, paired with the oversized floral print from Designers Guild. The space has a sophisticated feel, with a young and fresh feel, giving an updated twist to a typical ‘country’ look.

I also came across these editorial pieces this week that featured in a magazine last year. The main article in this image below is about my background in textile design, and features images from my sketchbook pieces of fabric that I designed and wove by hand, using yearns I dyed myself. This part of my degree taught me so much about how to use colour and texture, and how to create balance in a design.  You can read more about my time spent weaving in a blog post, and I’ve also updated the press section on the website – have a look here.

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂