The end of summer is always an exciting time at our Teddington showroom as thoughts turn towards the autumn collections and the new fabrics, wallpaper and furniture they will bring. In order to make space for these highly anticipated arrivals we hold a wonderful sale which is the perfect time for customers to take advantage of fantastic reductions across our complete range of items including small gifts, beautiful objet for the home, furniture, art and mirrors.
This week Teddington Showroom Director Chrissie Cocks gives us a taste of what to expect from the summer sale and picks out a few of her favourites from our enormous range of furnishings, fabric and accessories for the home. – Jenny
Regular visitors to our Teddington showroom will already be familiar with the wonderful fabric pictured above which featured in our window display this summer. Designed by luxury French fabric house Pierre Frey this print is called ‘Kagura’ and features an abstract take on traditional Japanese Noh theatre masks in a bold, fresh colourway. This print is part of Pierre Frey’s new collection named ‘Origines’ which is inspired by the art of the people indigenous to the antipodes of Europe. Comprising embroideries, prints and jacquards in earthy shades of ochre, red, brown and beige with accents of coral and blue. This particular print is definitely one to watch for the coming season and will be featured at luxury design exhibition Decorex in September 2015. The piece of fabric currently on display measures 135cm by 275cm and is now reduced from £570 to £350 making it a fantastic, one off opportunity to pick up this particular print!
The fabrics in Pierre Frey’s Origines collection all work wonderfully well together because of the harmonious colour palette that runs through the entire range. The cushion pictured above has been popular with Showroom customers throughout the summer who have also been snapping up the matching pouffs! The print featured above is called Oceanie and depicts concentric circles embroidered onto cotton satin in shades of ochre, yellow and white. This design is inspired by the stunning rock formations called Liesegang Rings in Australia’s Bouddi National Park, where over time the landscape has been worn away by the elements to reveal rings of colour created by layers of rock and oar. This stunning natural phenomenon has been captured perfectly in this beautiful design. These cushions are the perfect way to add a little dash of sunshine to your existing scheme and at nearly 50% off are wonderful value too! Why not visit the showroom to see the full range of cushions (currently reduced from £105 to £60) and pouffes (starting from just £50) available from this fantastic fabric range.
Our sales really are wonderful value and a good opportunity to purchase gifts for a summer wedding, Birthday or Anniversary and of course for the early birds amongst us to stock up on stocking fillers! I absolutely love this vibrant stationary range by Christian Lacroix which includes beautiful glass paper weights and note books featuring the designer’s iconic Butterfly Parade and Glam’azonia prints (pictured below). I also love these ‘Bijoux’ notelets (pictured below) which are the perfect thing to have tucked away for when only a hand written ‘thank you’ or invitation will do!
Alongside beautiful stationary, room fragrance is another of life’s little luxuries that really helps to elevate a living space and impart a feeling of elegance, helping one feel truly at home. These three scents (pictured below) by premium Parisian perfume house D’Orsay were handpicked by Jenny for the Teddington showroom because of the timeless elegance of these fragrances which are uplifting, yet subtle. Evoking the feeling of a Scandinavian forest, Bois de Coton comprises three woody notes – white cedar, dry ok and almond wood mellowed with iris butter, white flax and soft musk making it a refreshing and calming fragrance for bathrooms. Feuilles de Thé Epicé, rich with full bodied scents of tea, bergamot, cinnamon and clove, is comforting and warming – I like to use this fragrance in my living room to help it feel cosy, particularly as the season starts to shift and we move towards the cooler months. The notes of verbena in Fleur De Tilleul make this fragrance both refreshing and calming. I like to keep a candle in this wonderful fragrance by the bedside to impart its delicate aroma even when unlit. All three room sprays are currently reduced from £46 to £32 for 100ml. A limited number of matching candles are also available reduced from £43 to £30 while stocks last.
The exquisite shell trinket dish and sea turtle candle holder pictured below are two unique objet which would make wonderful gifts for a special celebration. The shell dish is very large making it the perfect place to keep necklaces, rings and brooches safe. The natural beauty of the shell has been enhanced with silver in a contemporary, geometric pattern making this a really unique piece. This lovely sea turtle is made from solid white bronze which is one of my favourite materials at the moment as the colour of this beautiful metal has so much depth. This particular piece is the perfect size for a dinner candle and would work well as part of a table setting or on a bedside table.
As well as providing a haven of objet and luxurious gifts, our Teddington Showroom is also the hub of our complete interior design service and we always have a range of unique furniture on display. The sale is the perfect opportunity to acquire ex-display items that are ready for immediate collection. This Monet sofa and foot stool is a Jenny Blanc exclusive design featuring elegantly curved arm rests and a back that reclines at just the right angle for reading; all upholstered in a bold, contemporary fabric. The matching footrest is lovely and high – perfect for taking the weight off at the end of the day. One of my favourite tricks is to place a large tray on top of a footrest like this for an instant coffee table!
This beautifully carved wood mirror in a subtly distressed finish (pictured above) is wonderful value, reduced from £1,555 to £850. This is one of my favourite pieces because it’s large enough to hold its own in grand hallways or above fireplaces but because of the painted finish, the frame itself still feels delicate and light making it a natural fit for a traditional or more contemporary scheme.
The Jenny Blanc Teddington Showroom is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm. The summer sale will run until the end of August 2015. If you have any questions about anything you have seen featured on the Jenny Blanc blog please don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 8943 4144 or better still, pay us a visit and let us help you pick the perfect gift of find a piece of furniture that you’ll treasure!