Available on Furnishings-Direct are a wide range of canvasses, perfect for decorating your walls. Here are a few highlights from our range. All our canvasses are printed to a very high standard, offering stylish subjects, and clear quality.
Reggie Yates, the actor, presenter, DJ and, now, photographer. Through his work, he has had backstage access to festival performances by some of the most fascinating artists of the 21st Century. On furnishings-direct we stock his range, featuring artists such as Lady Gaga and Bombay Bicycle Club.
A completely different range is that of Monsoon - their prints are based on more oriental themes, creating prints like the Lhasa Lotus and Kyoto Cherry Blossom.
Barbara Hulanicki, the NYC based designer, has been covered biographically here before. Her range of prints have a 60s/70s feel with modern twsits.
By Joe On September 27, 2011 No Comments
The use of a form of Flock Wallpaper can be traced back to circa 1000 BCE, when the Chinese bonded natural fibers to fabrics using resin glue; in medieval Germany fiber dust was strewn onto walls coated with adhesive; In the court of Louis XIV of France, flocked wallpapers were the height of fashion. A couple of hundered years later, Flock Wallpaper has been making a resurgence.
Flocking is the application of fine particles to adhesive coated surfaces. Nowadays, this is usually done by the application of a high-voltage electric field. In a Flocking Machine the “flock” is given a negative charge whilst the substrate is earthed. Flock material flies vertically onto the substrate attaching to previously applied glue. A number of different substrates can be Flocked including; textiles, fabric, woven fabric, paper, PVC, sponge, toys, automotive plastic.
The majority of flocking done worldwide uses finely cut natural or synthetic fibers. A flocked finish imparts a decorative and/or functional characteristic to the surface. The variety of materials that are applied to numerous surfaces through different flocking methods create a wide range of end products. The flocking process is used on items ranging from retail consumer goods to products with high technology military applications – notably wallpaper in our case.
On www.furnishings-direct.co.uk , we offer a wide range of Flock Wallpapers in various colours and patters, such as this gorgeous Superfresco Elizabeth paper in black and white with a classic damask design and large scale pattern, or this Vintage Flock Wallpaper in white by Kelly Hoppen, a classic design with a modern twist, inspired by the decortation of Buckingham Palace.
By Joe On September 20, 2011 No Comments
Twiggy’s face is iconic. Finding her fame as a model in the early part of the 60′s, she progressed onwards and upwards as a model, an actress and a singer. More recently, she is perhaps best known for her work as a model for M&S fashion. Unknown to many,however, she has also designed a range of bedding available now on www.furnishings-direct.co.uk .
The range offers soft, light colour pallettes combined with more traditional construction – patterns, prints, detailing abound.
For example, this silver throw is indicative of the design: a soft, non-intrusive colour, perfect for modern rooms with modern designs, yet with diamond detailing, giving the throw interest. Or this Alisa Silver Oxford pillowcase, again offered in silver and grey, with subtle flower prints.
Twiggy’s range is definitely modern, yet the retain interest and features as opposed to some of the more stark features of modern minimalism.
By David C On August 25, 2011 No Comments
Hoppen is a naturalised-British, though born in South Africa, award winning designer. Having begun her prolific career at the age of 17, designing a restaurant for Gary Rhodes, Hoppen went on to design the apartments of the rich and famous.
Since then, Kelly has expanded her business and influence through the creation of the Kelly Hoppen Design School and opening Kelly Hoppen Interiors, an interior design company that turns over around £20 million per year.
Of this philosophy she has said, “I absolutely believe that people should wake up in neutrals and go to sleep in neutrals. I know if I stay in a hotel and it is all florals I feel nauseous.” Thus, more eccentric and outre styles should be, in Kelly’s opinion, reserved for more multi-purpose rooms. Regardless, we’re sure you’ll find a style to suit your room - be it this vintage flock paper in imperial purple, inspired by Kelly’s trip to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE, or this highlighted linear option – on www.furnishings-direct.co.uk
By David C On August 11, 2011 No Comments
Bringing the outdoors into your house is a growing trend in interior design, but how should one achieve this without making your living room look like a greenhouse? Here we share some tips from across the internet:
Smell: The most noticeable difference between indoors and out can be the smell. Try bringing in sented pine cones or fir and cedar incense sticks.
Wallpapers: Try digitial image wallpapers to bring a view inside or for a classier, more subtle look try wallpapers like this Mode Enchant Blonde with tree prints.
Floors: stone and wood floorings (or even walls) are a great way of bringing a natural feel into the home.
Touch: Texture really brings a room to life. Try wooden or stone features in your room.
Lighting: Floor lamps such as these rattan ones bring both light and texture with a natural feel.
Art: try realistic, fresh paintings or photos on canvase like this one (all with a natural theme of course).
So that’s six easy tips for bringing this trend into your home without a real plant in sight! Easy.