It’s an exciting time of the year for the showroom team as the Christmas stock is arriving daily and is under wraps until the showroom takes on its Christmas look directly after Bonfire Night. The window design is always eagerly awaited with all our regular customers and clients already asking what the theme is going to be. As always, our lips are sealed!
With the interior shows all over, the showroom is showcasing favourite pieces from the new collections. A beautifully stylish area where you can flick through fabric books to your heart’s content features stunning furniture designs created in France. There are many French companies we love to champion in the showroom and for some customers, Nobilis might not be a name they are familiar with. For the design team Nobilis represents high end quality with understated designs which have a beautifully feminine edge to them. Nobilis fabrics have always played a major part in our design work and now their furniture collection is set to be just as desirable.
The curvaceous Athena 2-seater sofa is a real statement piece – the sort of style which works beautifully in a bay window or a bedroom. Everything about this piece is refined, from the tapered wood legs to the self piping which defines the shape. It’s covered in fine boucle adding a subtle texture to a scheme.
The elegant chair sitting opposite, Fauteuil Sevres, is imposing yet compact. This design would work well in pairs opposite a sofa, would suit a corner scenario well or, as with the sofa, would be perfect for bedroom concepts. The smart frame can be chosen from a variety of wood shades. It’s covered in a particularly stunning Nobilis velvet to add sophisticated glamour to a scheme and the large plush velvet cushion adds a supportive, luxurious look.
And the third piece completing the setting is an oval Montplaiser footstool with fabulously deep buttoning. The beautiful shape defines the design.There are plenty of square and oblong footstools in collections this season, but this is something rather special and softens a grouping of chairs and sofas.
These statement pieces are sitting very comfortably on one of the new rug designs Nobilis has launched this season. This velvet collection includes subtle stripes such as this one, Rio, together with plain and more sculptured designs. The designs are hand tufted onto a cotton weave fabric which is first printed with the chosen design. Then the velvet thread is inserted into the cloth using a ‘gun’ technique. The finished surface is either sheared for a velvet effect or left as a looped boucle.
Other gorgeous new ideas in the showroom include these hand embroidered linen cushions inspired by the flora and fauna of Africa. These are timeless classics and so delicate in colouring.
There’s nothing like an inspiring coffee table book when you’re planning a new look for your home. Veranda has to be one of the design team’s all-time favourite magazines. Published in America, it is committed to showing luxury living and the finest looks in interiors -it features the most fabulous homes, many from the most select areas in America. These books, just in, are a compilation of some of the most breathtaking features. This is a very special gift for anyone who loves interiors.