Brighten Up Your Neutral Lounge

Spring is obviously the season for cushions!! Which I love because I am a little bit crazy about cushions! It seems a very small detail but if you take care of the small details the overall result is really taken up a gear.

I recently went to a beautiful house that had a very neutral lounge which the client was bored of. She was bored of the brown leather sofas and beige curtains. However both were in good condition, expensive and seemed a waste to replace. The current cushions were a mix of brown leather and beige. I threw them on the floor! Cleared the sofa of them all!

Then I put one patterned bright pink cushion on the sofa! The sofa was saved! 2 pink fabrics made into 8 cushions, 2 pink tiebacks and suddenly we have a lounge that oozes flamboyance and colour!


About Author

Sophie

Every day I feel so fortunate that I can bring together my passion for design and quality craftsmanship to create beautiful homes for our customers with our bespoke curtains, blinds and accessories.

During my childhood, I spent every spare moment endlessly redecorating and reorganising my bedroom, and I thrived in the creative subjects at school! Art, Drama and Textiles became my passions. I went on to do a National Diploma in Interior Design before setting my sights on interior design for the residential market.

Fabrics are a real passion and so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my own curtains, I quickly progressed with client orders and making for other designers.

After having my second daughter, I realised my real passion was not just for the actual sewing, but the design. The product knowledge of which pole will fit where, the fabric colours, designs and textures and putting it all together.

Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the greatest creators that painted before them. Since 2012, I have been lucky enough to have had a front row seat in homes all over Surrey - big houses, small houses, flats, bungalows and mansions! I have gained so much experience from every window I’ve hung a blind at, to every sofa I’ve designed a cushion for. But I have had some help along the way.

The suppliers we use are at the very edge of the manufacturing world. Emma Shipley’s fabric ranges have enabled me to bring colour, life and fantasy to my clients bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range have given me the slick, hard, ringless poles that I can bring to my clients contemporary and crisp looking new builds.

The history of fabric design is repeated from all different eras that I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel particularly fortunate to add all of this magic to your home, making your home feel special, beautiful and above all, the space that you love.