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Fifty Shades of Grey

James HareJames HareIf you are looking for fifty (or more) shades of grey, nobody does it better than James Hare.  The UK’s leading silk specialist offers a wealth of plain and decorative collections, with weaves including dupions, matkas and heavyweight satins.

Classic or contemporary, James Hare’s greys are the essence of sophistication, in a palette ranging from greiges through doves and silvers to warm nickel shades.  Use them as neutral backdrops for fashion’s acid brights or layer different greys together for pure Hollywood glamour.

Whether you are creating an urban boudoir or a rural idyll, James Hare fabrics are ideal for curtains, blinds, bedheads, lampshades and wallcoverings. Shown here, are a selection of fabrics from James Hare’s Westbury Silks Collection: the Swedish blind is in Trailing Tree Silk in ‘French Grey’ with cushions in Silk Circles in ‘Gosling’, Trailing Tree Linen in ‘Gosling’ and Trailing Tree Silk in ‘Mistletoe’.

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Drama in the bedroom

And So To BedCould this be the ultimate bed?  Simple, but oh so incredibly dramatic. Perfectly at home in both traditional and contemporary interiors.  A glamorous bed which appeals equally to men’s love of sleek styling and women’s love of pure luxury.

Inspired by a 1920’s Art Deco original, And So To Bed’s Sage bedstead is a classic design, available in both polished brass and the sensational nickel finish shown here.  It comes in four sizes ranging from standard double to superking.

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New… The Argento Kitchen

Underwood FurnitureThe new Argento kitchen sees Underwood melding the warmth and character of a hand built wooden kitchen with the high function of modern concept furniture.

The design brings together best elements from both types of kitchen: Linear forms with tactile finishes, super-efficient zoning, extra-wide deep drawers for pans and crockery, dedicated storage and solid, natural materials which stand the test of time.  Everything is both luxuriously sized and aesthetically refined.  Signature materials include lustrous American Black Walnut, European Oak and hand-painted cabinetry finished with Underwood’s distinctive handmade stainless steel handles with a mirror polish finish.

Visually, Argento succeeds as both townhouse chic and sophisticated country kitchen.  As with all Underwood furniture, each kitchen is designed, built and finished to order, responding in every last detail to the client’s brief and to the setting.

underwood furnitureThe kitchen shown here has been hand-painted in a palette ranging from rich gunmetal to soft, pale grey. Highly polished Cosmic Black granite tops echo these tones and bring another reflective surface into a mix which includes mirror, stainless steel and chrome.  Solid Walnut gives a warm counterpoint to the cool greys.

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New design from New House Textiles…’Always warm the pot’

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The British illustrator Charlotte Farmer is known for her quirky, fun designs and her delight in everyday things.  Commissioned by New House Textiles, this charming new tea towel design features her evocative collection of teapots. Lovingly drawn in all their different shapes and sizes, they celebrate the home comforts of tea time.

The design is screen printed onto a generously sized (48cm x 78cm) linen/cotton tea towel. Priced at  £11.95 each.

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James Hare launch three new Silk Collections

James HareJames Hare, the UK’s leading silk specialist, launch three new collections, exploring new colour themes and contemporary decorative concepts. They will all be launched at Decorex 2012.

Perfectly in tune with today’s interiors, James Hare always offers the widest choice of plain, patterned and embroidered silks for uses including curtains, headboards, cushions, lampshades and wallcoverings.  Competitive pricing is another hallmark of the James Hare collections making their luxury fabrics accessible and affordable.

Picture shows a selection of the three new collections: ‘Shagreen Silk’, ‘Soho Silk’ and ‘Halkin Silks’.

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The Bahia Bath

Alternative Bathroom CompanyNew from Alternative Bathroom Company is the Bahia Bath.  Designed by the Italian architect Oriano Favarretto, its sculptural form combines sweeping curves with a rectilinear top which is sized to order.

Cast in solid Cristalplant, Bahia’s natural stone finish is ultra-smooth and velvety to the touch.  Durable, easy to clean and 100% recyclable, it is as practical as it is beautiful.  It’s generously sized too … for ultra-luxurious bathing.  All in all, the perfect contemporary design statement.

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