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6 Mar 2017

Following on from my previous blog post: French Louis XV Fauteuil Renovation Project, in this post I will cover the upholstery process - breaking it down into stages, so you can see how the process develops. To kick-off any upholstery project, first you need to make su...

3 Mar 2017

You may recall I purchased a pair of French 17th century classic Louis XV fauteuils (or to you and I, open sided armchairs) a while back as an upholstery project.

3 Feb 2017

The colour navy has seen somewhat of a fashionable revival over the last six months or so.

24 Jan 2017

If you have started following my blog or indeed, my website, you will no doubt have come to realise that I am a lover of all things old, antique, vintage, call it what you will. Over the years I have spent a lot of my hard earned cash on pieces of furniture that have...

23 Dec 2016

With Christmas just a few days away, I decided it was time to revert some attention to a couple of my own interiors projects that have been on my 'to-do' list for quite some time, but I've just never got around to doing. When we moved into our beautiful Co...

21 Nov 2016

I purchased this elegant Edwardian chest of drawers / vanity dressing table chiffonier with oval swinging mirror, a few months ago now and thought it would look stunning painted. The piece was solid mahogany and consisted of three large drawers with the original handl...

3 Nov 2016

I often travel the length and breadth of the South West of England seeking out perfect furniture finds to refinish or renovate. Last week was no different when I paid a trip to Truro - Cornwall and the UK's most South Westley city, and a place where I’ve had many succ...

15 Oct 2016

You may recall in an earlier post that I said we were in the process of slowly refurbishing our lovely but rather tired Cornish barn conversion. 

This time round we’ve decided to pace ourselves rather than rush in all paint brushes blazing.  My approach to design has me...

6 Oct 2016

I love that all things vintage is going through a bit of revival at the moment.  There’s so many vintage fairs, flea markets and shops in the South West, it’s hard to know where to start.  What a problem to have I hear you say.  Yes, it’s a hard life sometimes....

22 Sep 2016

The weather in Cornwall has been stunning these past few months, even as we draw towards the end of summer to Autumn, and there’s nothing more rewarding than sitting outside my workshop on a beautiful day listening to the sound of the birds tweeting, the waves crashing...

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