Thursday, 18 December 2014

Before & After: Deep Buttoned Velvet Sofa

Here are the results from our latest 'before and after' endeavor - this tired, terracotta sofa has been transformed into an aqua delight, upholstered in Mokum 'Vintage' colour peacock. Absolutely stunning! We hope the client likes it too...!



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

For Sale - Vintage Amber Glass Lamp

We have a real gem for you from our collection of stored goodies - this divine mid-century glass amber lamp base, in working order - is reluctantly going up for sale! First in first serve, we will let this baby go for $250. Contact us via email or phone to secure it today...

Wallpaper Wednesday: 'Jaipur' Collection by Zoffany

Take a look at the breathtaking collection of wallpapers from Zoffany called 'Jaipur'. Such a lovely blend of Indian imagery and inspiration with traditional undertones - at first glance it is a subtle blend of designs and patterns, then on closer inspection the intricate detail and careful colour combinations used prove to be brilliantly considered and make for a very refreshing direction to be seeing in today's wallpaper market.

Speak to us today for more information!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Deep Buttons and Velvet

One of our clients is having their recently inherited deep buttoned sofa re-upholstered in a delicious aqua velvet - we are dying to see the result (and share it with you!) but in the meantime we are drooling over two of the latest sofa releases from one of our suppliers, Kovacs.

These Christchurch made pieces are of the highest quality, and the classic style of the 'Grace' and 'Maverick' sofas will last you many, many years.

Go on, be bold with your choice of colour, and you just cannot go past a classic velvet finish... speak to us today for more information, you won't be disappointed!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Feature Fabric Friday: 'Bohemian Romance' by Mulberry Home

On Wednesday we were treated to a peek at the latest Mulberry Home fabric collection called Bohemian Romance. There are very few words that can describe just how sumptuous and divine this collection is; it includes velvet tartans, soft wools, herringbone, paisleys and Persian designs, pheasant prints and classic weaves. Think country lodge, study, man cave, library... the beautiful images speak for themselves!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Projekt Kuchnia - Poland

There's a new foodie's destination delight in Poland called Projekt Kuchnia and I am loving the sweet interior of their store, designed by Kasia Orwat.

The graphic black and white wall decal is particularly fantastic - set off with pops of aqua, pastel and sherbet tones. The design detail that pulls the whole look together is the contrast border around all of the cabinetry edging. So simple, but so effective - this store is light, bright, and totally inviting... shame we live on the opposite side of the world, I'd love to visit!

As important as it is to look locally for design inspiration, keeping an eye on design from around the globe also helps to keep your ideas fresh, and wee finds like this definitely help me do just that!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wall Decal Wednesday: Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper is a range of fabulous re-useable/stickable/loveable wallpaper designed, developed and made in the USA. 

It comes in a whole host of versatile designs covering all bases including simple basics like checks, stripes and dots through to heavenly flora and fauna, geometrics, and even a chalkboard surface! All designs come in panels 2 feet by 4 feet. Perfect for small nooks, above desks, behind a glass splashback... get creative!

The recent wave of popularity that removable wall decals are currently receiving shows no sign of stalling, with more and more product appearing, the time to get amongst it is now! 

Here a few of our favourites from the Chasing Paper range...

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Gift Vouchers - The Festive Season Solution

If you're stuck for Christmas gifts this year keep in mind that we have gift vouchers available! Valid for twelve months, the vouchers can be made out for any amount you desire, and be used for any of esdesign's services; from consultancy to fabric, from cushion making to upholstery and lampshade making ... perfect for that hard-to-buy-for interior design loving family member or friend!

Monday, 8 December 2014

In the Studio - Cushions Galore

We have a number of client jobs winding up just prior to Christmas - these include both re-upholstery work and the custom manufacture of sofas and chairs, so of course we need cushions to go with them!

Here are three lots of client cushions waiting in the wings until we get the nod that the sofas are on their way.
One of the best parts of my job is seeing all these individual elements come together. These cushions are great as they are, but you don't get the full effect of the selection of fabrics and just how well they work together until you see them in situ. Just one of many things to look forward to in the next few weeks!

Holler out for more info if you spot a fabric you like!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Cushions by Lisa Lapointe

Sydney based pencil artist Lisa Lapointe has created a gorgeous range of bright, geometric textile prints for Sparkk's latest range of cushions.

'...Lisa Lapointe looks deep within herself and draws upon her own inner psyche, which she sees as a vibrantly colored geometric world. She translates this world into a totally original prismatic language resulting in powerful transcendental like imagery – chaotic yet serene. The act of drafting itself becomes a form of meditation. Hours of hand coloring large-scale works in turn becomes a spiritual practice...'

These cushions are deliciously summery, quirky, and with a subtle retro feel that really floats my boat. Check them out and order them here!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Warwick Fabrics - 'Margarita' Collection

Enjoy the fruity, tropical tones of the latest fabric collection from Warwick aptly named 'Margarita'.
It's a really usable mix of textured plains, stripes and weaves - perfect for lounge, living and family zones.
Speak to us today to find out more!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Richard Pointon Rugs

One of the least known treasure troves in Wellington is Richard Pointon rugs in Petone. He is our 'go-to' supplier for the highest quality rugs that Richard himself hand sources from around the globe. We are like kids in a candy store whenever we visit his showroom, and earlier this week was no exception. Here are Eleanor and Katie carefully filtering through the hundreds of options to find the perfect rug for a client's entryway.

Richard can tell you the story behind each and every rug available; from the country of origin, history of the design, age, and often about the weavers themselves. Fascinating stuff, it beats a cheap and nasty 'rug liquidation sale' any day!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Ship Load of Sheep

We've had an influx of ceramic sheep this morning, all about to jump on the courier over to Wharekauhau Lodge in the Wairarapa. They are sold off in wee flocks to various international guests - so neat to think of them now scattered around the globe after precarious travels home in their owners suitcases!

All made with love by a kiwi ceramicist in Putaruru!

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