Monday, 1 September 2014

Honey Skins from Wanaka Living

Our favourite supplier of all things fluffy - Wanaka Living - has just introduced a new colour to their great range of sheepskins; a yummy warm honey tone. They come in four sizes and two different wool lengths, and start at $140 each. For more info on these or their other great product such as the 'shaggy bags', cushions and rugs - speak to us today!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

For the Love of Velvet

We've recently finished some refurbishment work for the lovely team at Haylo - Skin & Body in Miramar, which included swathes of curtaining in the treatment rooms out of this divine velvet called 'Zegna'. It's ultimately an upholstery fabric but works fabulously as a luscious, thick drapery fabric!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Do the Banana Leaf

I mentioned on Facebook on Friday the HUGE interiors trend appearing at the moment for all things banana leaf! It's a bit of a tricky one to know how to incorporate this design into your home without making your guests feel like they've gone bush, so check out these images below for a bit of clever inspiration... a top tip: these types of pattern often work in very small amounts like a cushion or two, or used all over but in the smallest rooms of the house - like the loo!

Via Coco + Kelley
Via Sarah Sarna
Via Tim Ticks
Via Fashion Squad
Via The English Room
Via Interior Design Article
Via Designmade

Friday, 22 August 2014

Feature Fabric Friday: Vintage 'Hemisphere' Wools by Hemptech

Helllooooo glorious vintage inspired linen wool mixes from kiwi company Hemptech!
We are all about this great new range of upholstery fabrics whose swatches arrived to us on the courier this morning. They have a great vintage feel and a colour palette of subtle neutrals through to a poppin' great orange and turquoise. Speak to us today about getting your retro on!


Images via Hemptech

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wallpaper Wednesday - Delights from Lazybones

Check out these amazing wallpapers from Australian company, Lazybones. Inspired by the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne and the work of artist Euphemia Henderson, this collection is sure to warm the hearts of you botanical lovers out there!

Images via Lazybones

Friday, 15 August 2014

Feature Fabric Friday - 'Lulu' by Harlequin

This would have to be one of our most popular fabrics at the moment (though it also comes in a wallpaper!) - the playful, colourful design of 'Lulu' by Harlequin from the Jardin Boheme Collection.

 It comes in four gorgeous colourways and is a wonderfully versatile print - so far we've made master bedroom curtains, lounge cushions and a teenagers upholstered headboard from it...we also have it in drops and cushions in the studio and it gets many a great comment, so swing on by if you'd like to see it in the flesh... trust me the images below don't do it justice!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

More from the Studio...

Wow it's been a busy week in the esdesign studio - Katie has headed off home to the UK for a wee holiday so Eleanor and I are on the go go go!

Today I thought we'd share a few extra photos that we took of our new studio space to coincide with our opening last week - some of you who couldn't make it in have asked to see some pictures so here's a few more. Enjoy!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Fabulous Friday Felt Work

British artist Lucy Sparrow has taken a run down, empty store in east London and created a light, bright, colourful cornerstore filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies... FELT goodies that is!

Lucy has hand crafted every single item in the shop, including the cash register! Magazines, candy, beer... you name it, it's felt! The wee 'art installation' is open til the end of August. Our lovely Katie is currently on that side of the world, maybe we should send her in to check it out!?

Found via the Jealous Curator

Thursday, 7 August 2014

More from the James Dunlop 'Life' Collection

We've borrowed this image from We Love Fabric; such a creative showcase of the James Dunlop 'Life' collection that we blogged about a couple of weeks ago. Yep, still fabulous!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wallpaper Wednesday: 'Blossom' by Mr Perswall

We're currently doing a bit of work on a fun commercial project that we originally designed the interiors for ten years ago!

One of the items we're looking to spec is new wallpaper for the entry and stairwell - what do you think of this amazing wallpaper called 'Blossom' by Mr Perswall? We think it's a definite contender, so watch this space to see what we end up choosing!

A Schematic in the Works

I spy a fun wee fabric scheme coming together on the sampling table this morning on my arrival to work...

We have 'Inventa' citron, 'Entice' cerulean, 'Kato' mandarin and the beautiful botanical design 'Caspia' by Harlequin. Divine!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Monday Inspiration - A Wall of Art

Here's a little inspiration for your Monday morning - a gorgeous interior shot of the Lake Room in the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas. What an amazing blanket of bird prints across the wall, creating an amazing canvas to pull other interior colours from!

Image via Lonny

Friday, 1 August 2014

So... What Is It That We Do?

One thing that was very apparent at our studio opening earlier this week was that so many of you didn't realise just how many services we offer!

Yes, we are experts in curtaining and upholstery, but there are also many other strings to our bow, including full custom lampshade making, kitchen, bathroom and laundry design work including CAD drawings and council liaison, styling work and much more - just check out the list below!

If you have any questions as to just how we can help you, contact us today!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Jan Tait - winner of our prize draw last night, hooray! Jan, $250 is yours to put towards consultancy, cushion making, upholstery or curtain making... it's your choice. Enjoy!

Thread Design - Bed Linen

Today we're sharing some great images from one of our favourite kiwi bed linen design companies, Thread Design.

I interviewed these ladies early on in their bed linen venture about ten years ago for a business paper I was completing at design school. They were so unbelievably kind and generous and patient with me and all of my many questions! We've had contact with them again recently through esdesign and they are still as down to earth as ever.

Their bed linens are of a great quality and level of craftsmanship - with a range of colourful, contemporary designs through to more soft, muted palletes for a more classic look. Mix and match to your heart's desire!

Head over here to peruse their latest collections and find out more about how you can get some of this great kiwi designed product onto your bed!

All images via

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