Jenny writes: Decorex 2016

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Jenny Blanc

Decorex is one of my favourite events in the autumn trade show calendar and one that I look forward to with much anticipation. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with some of my favourite designers and see their new collections first hand – nothing beats touching and feeling a product and as a designer, it’s very important to see fabrics, wallcoverings and furniture on a large scale. There were some stunning offerings this year from some of our longstanding suppliers including Baker & Gray, Tamerisk, Robert Langford and Heathfield & Co. but I was also surprised to discover so many exciting new brands – many of whom we will be welcoming to our West London and Barbados showrooms over the coming weeks!

Today I would like to share a few of the things that caught my eye this year. Below you’ll find stunning fabrics, contemporary lighting to spark the imagination and one or two exciting new products which are the perfect finishing touch to give your home a little lift this autumn and are coming soon to the UK showroom! I hope you enjoy – Jenny

Fabrics and Wallcoverings…

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Finishing Touches…

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Tropical Cushions to Brighten Your Day

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1) £65 / BDD $290 45 cm x 45 cm approx. 2) £65 / BDD $495 50 cm x 50 cm approx. 3) £65 / BDD $290 45 cm x 45 cm approx. 4) £65 / BDD $290 45 cm x 45 cm approx. 5) £65 / BDD $290 45 cm x 45 cm approx. 6) £55 / BDD $185 43 cm x 28 cm approx.

These fabulous, tropically inspired cushions are unique to Jenny Blanc and coming soon to our West London showroom! Also available in Barbados, the cushions feature contrasting plain fabric on the reverse side with matching piping so mix and match beautifully. Perfect for adding a touch of the tropics to your home wherever you are!

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Let us take the hard work out of redecorating…

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…with the Jenny Blanc Just Rooms service! For those in the UK who have spent your summer holidays dreaming about redecorating or refreshing a room in your home, now is the time to turn that dream into a reality – especially if you’re planning on having it ready by a certain date in December!

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The Just Rooms design solution is a pared down interior design service which allows you to take advantage of our 20 years of design expertise, access to the best furniture and home accessories ranges from around the world, extensive fabric library and a complete installation service to redecorate your home one room at a time.

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Visit our showroom in Teddington, West London, for an informal chat with Chrissie Marshall or Emma Blanc about your ideas for making a change. We’ll then visit your home and discuss your requirements in more detail before presenting you with a proposal and estimated budget.

The exciting design process then begins – we take away all the hard work as we create schemes for your consideration, working with you to finalise your new room!

This service not only helps you achieve a much more professional look but avoids costly mistakes as our expert team will ensure you get it right first time.

If you have a difficult space or have decorating regrets then we can work with you to solve the problem. We are often asked to incorporate clients existing furniture or to recover a piece that’s tired or outdated making the service completely flexible.

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The Just Rooms Service includes the following:

  • A room design created with expertise and knowledge.
  • Beautiful curtains, blinds, soft furnishings and upholstery.
  • Furniture – both indoor and outdoor sourced from all over the world.
  • An extensive array of indoor and outdoor fabrics.
  • A library of wallpapers and textured wall coverings both classic and contemporary.
  • Carpets, rugs and kilims to suit your style.
  • A uniquely curated selection of decorative lighting and mirrors.

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The Jenny Blanc range of furniture, available exclusively from the UK showroom, is always popular with our Just Rooms clients – especially our sofas! Each sofa is hand made to our design in the UK using fabric of your choice. Order by mid-October for delivery before Christmas with 20% off all sofas and furniture ordered during September.

We look forward to welcoming you to our West London showroom – find us at 59 High Street, Teddington, West London, TW11 8HA. The showroom is open Tuesday – Friday 9am-6pm and 9am-5pm on Saturdays and can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0) 208 943 4144 or by email at

Jenny Writes: Thrilled to be featured in The English Home magazine again…

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The English Home is one of my favourite magazines and one that I really look forward to reading each month. It’s a perfect balance between seasonal inspiration and in-depth articles that I find tremendously enjoyable so I was so pleased to be featured in the August issue alongside Jane Churchill, Katharine Pooley, Joanna Wood and Nicky Haslam in an article all about the importance of details in the home.

Here’s a peek at my contribution – you can read the full article over on our website here.

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‘’Paying attention to the details can make the difference between a room which is simply nice and a room that takes your breath away. The word ‘detail’ encompasses so much – whether it’s hardware for doors or cabinetry, a beaded trim on cushions or soft furnishings, or simply the clever and thoughtful juxtaposition of colours and textures – it can be difficult to know where to start. For me, the function of a room is the natural starting point. In a grand, traditional house we added more glitter to an already glittering dining room in the form of a gorgeous crystal trim along the leading edge of the silk curtains (pictured above). These were further enhanced by a beautifully carved and gilded bespoke decorative pelmet.’’

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‘’In the project above we maintained a monochromatic scheme to complement the floor and intensify the drama. The large circular holdbacks [above right] provide an eye-catching contrast to the vertically striped fabric.’’

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‘’We love to introduce beautiful hardware to bespoke pieces of furniture old and new. These mickel-and-horn handles [right] look perfect against this walnut-and-leather bespoke desk in a chic London bachelor flat. For those looking to elevate an existing piece of furniture, changing the handles is the quickest way to a total transformation. Look for unusual materials that echo the shapes and textures in the rest of the room.’’

Tropical Inspiration…

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This week we have three beautiful printed fabrics to share – each taken from schemes for tropical homes that we are currently working on. The fabric above is ‘Miami’ by Pierre Frey and is the perfect choice for a traditional and elegant Caribbean property. The exotic flowers and leaves are depicted in vibrant shades of green, orange and violet adding a feeling of tropical heat and vitality. This fabric pairs perfectly with traditional dark mahogany furniture which helps ground the scheme in sophisticated, earthy tones.

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‘Salina’ by Manuel Canovas (pictured above) has a much more contemporary feel with painterly fish shown here in shades of blue and purple. Pairing the fabric with woodwork in a pale pine finish adds to the contemporary mood and keeps the whole scheme light and fresh.

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‘Barbary Toile’ by Nina Campbell has an undeniably traditional feel but by bringing in more contemporary elements, like white wicker furniture and textured fabrics in the same coral colour, we have created a scheme with depth and interest – perfect for a more transitional property.

All fabrics pictured are suitable for use in tropical climates – for more information or to place an order please call + 44 (0)20 8943 4144.

The Classics Collection by Colefax & Fowler

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We have been using Colefax and Fowler’s fabrics, wallpapers and trimmings in our design projects and at the UK showroom since we first opened our doors 20 years ago and they are as popular now as ever before. Today we’re very excited to share our favourite designs from the new ‘classics’ collection which epitomise elegant but relaxed English style. All the fabrics pictured below are available to order from our UK showroom – call us on +44 (0)20 8943 3133 or better still, pop in to see us at 59 High Street, Teddington, London, TW11 8HA and let us show them to you in person and take advantage of the expert advice of our Just Rooms service.

The enduring beauty of these designs, exclusive to Colefax and Fowler, lies in the draughtsmanship of the exquisitely drawn patterns, the quality of the printing and Colefax’s unique colour palette; often offbeat, but always sophisticated, with shades of crushed raspberry, pale greens or faded greyish-blues. The resulting colours are subtle and easy to live with – ideal for contemporary interiors as well as still blending with the style of yesteryear, and encapsulating the restrained elegance forever associated with Colefax and Fowler.

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With special thanks to Colefax and Fowler for providing the images for today’s post