I’m already hoovering up leaves that have blown into the shop – Autumn is here once more which always brings a torrent of work and I start getting asked to make door curtains again!
We’ve been involved with lots of great projects over the last couple of months – including curtaining and blinds for a beautiful new apartment in Strathmore house in Poundbury which has been in the press recently having been designed by Prince Charles to have the appearance of a miniature Buckingham Palace. It’s an extremely impressive building to say the least!
One job we particularly enjoyed included a pair of interlined Roman blinds and a matching lampshade in a beautiful Cabbages and Roses fabric. A collection of delicate floral designs all printed on linen – this fabric really suits older properties and the designs all incorporate a very delicate colour palette of muted greys, pinks, blues and purples perfect for bedrooms and sitting rooms. Price per metre starts at £47.
July just flew by! It’s 1st August already but here’s a round up of what we were busy doing in July.
Sophie Rose Soft Furnishings packed up the shop (Gosh, we’ve got a lot of stock!) and attended both the Stoke Abbott Street Fair and Forde Abbey Summer Fair – both days a great success for everyone involved. The weather could not have been more perfect for Stoke Abbott and although we got off to a bit of a drizzly start at Forde Abbey, by the afternoon it was a scorcher!
We have added yet another beautiful British fabric collection to our library – Emily Burningham. A stunning range of distinctive linen fabrics designed and printed in England. Very special fabrics and a wonderful array of pattern and colour.
We had this gorgeous chair recovered for a customer in a Voyage Fabric (Simba – Citrus). Have a look at our upholstery page to see before pictures – quite a transformation!
We are in the middle of a complete house refurb at the moment; from curtain poles, to roller blinds, curtains, lampshades and cushions. The project is due middle August – when we’ll take final photographs to show all of our fabrics and soft furnishings working together in situ – looking forward to seeing the end result!
We have had another busy month working with lots more beautiful fabrics. Roman blinds have been our most popular request this month – always a practical and economical yet stylish alternative to curtains. We have also booked our stall for the first time at Stoke Abbott Street Fair on 16th July from 2pm. We will be taking with us a variety of stock and a taster of the fabrics we sell – we hope to see some of you their. It’s a great afternoon out for family – have a look at their Facebook page: STOKE ABBOTT STREET FAIR
One of our favourite jobs this month: A pair of large lampshades made in a stunning velvet by Voyage from their Myanmar Collection, complete with orange pom-pom trim. They looked amazing!
After our visit to April Interiors held at Cheltenham Racecourse at the end of last month, we are thrilled to have become stockists of Blendworth fabrics and Byron&Byron Curtain Poles. We have also become stockists of Elanbach fabrics who offer a wonderful range of printed linens full of colour and quirky designs.
Another month of interesting projects and beautiful fabrics… We are currently working with a variety of Charlotte Gaisford fabrics which are being used to furnish the most gorgeous caravan for a local ‘glamping site’ – photographs to follow soon!
Susie Watson has definitely taken the designer of the month award in our studio, with over 50m ordered already for various projects – a really lovely classic collection of printed, plain and striped linens. Great quality and many fabrics available in double width up to 300cm wide. Our studio has the full collection on display, so pop in and have a look.
And finally, on the 25th April we are off to April Interiors at Cheltenham Racecourse to find lots of great new fabrics and interior inspiration. We cannot wait!
The first week of March has been all about Roman blinds. A popular choice in functional areas; kitchens, utility rooms etc. They are both a practical and an economical choice. All of our blinds are hand sewn and interlined fitted to chain driven cassette head rails which are extremely easy to fit and operate when compared to corded version. Can be fitted inside or outside of the window recess and can be blackout lined for use in bedrooms and nurseries.
We have had a super busy month refurbishing holiday cottages, pubs and even a Shepherds hut! We have also starting working with three amazingly talented designers with all their fabulous fabrics designed and printed in the UK. Charlotte Gaisford, Bon Maison and Abigail Borg offer the most wonderful collection of fabrics from the traditional to all out quirky neon – links to their websites on our home page. Our shop is now fully stocked with GraceMary chalkpaints (made in Dorset and Somerset) – a lovely range of non-toxic chalk based paints in 26 charming colours.
As we have now expanded across two studio’s our retail space has doubled and we are continuously adding to the range of home accessories we offer – well worth a visit if you’re looking for something unique and a little different. Bohemian brights meet country living!
Happy New Year!
After our Christmas break, where I managed to get some curtains made for my own house, we are back in the studio. Lots of new projects are already coming in. Keep an eye on our Facebook page (accessible through our homepage) as we have lots of lovely new stock arriving throughout January to brighten up these miserable winter days!
Nearly Christmas again and the studio is at full capacity finishing customer’s orders before our Christmas break. We have been working on some beautiful fabrics over the last six weeks – the photographs below show some of our favourites.
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS: We will be working up to and including Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January.
Our busiest month yet! The workroom is fit to burst with new fabrics, soft furnishings projects and home accessories. We are very pleased to have become stockists of Susie Watson Designs and Robert Allen. So many new samples have arrived and here is a picture of our absolute favourite. A stunning velvet from Voyage Decoration…
Although another Summer has gone, Autumn offers us some of the most stunning colours for interior inspiration. Lots of new stock and many new fabric designs are on their way to us and orders for interlined curtains and blinds double. Here are a few photographs of what we have been working on….We have just started working with Titley and Marr who offer some beautiful traditional designs as well as a collection of colourful Ikat inspired fabrics.
Melplash Show 27th August 2015
We had a fantastic day at Melplash show speaking to lots of existing customers and meeting many new ones. We created a little corner of interior delights, showcasing our fabrics, lampshades, cushions and wide variety of home accessories.
Lot of lovely new mix and match stamp pottery just in starting at £5.99. We are also now displaying some very pretty Porter Stone and Fryetts fabric. Great quality and reasonably priced.
June 2015 – Lampshades and Throws
Sophie Rose Soft Furnishings now stock a beautiful collection of throws and lampshades. We have a selection of beautiful drum lampshades in our studio starting from £22.00. Lampshades can also be made to order.
Sophie Rose Soft Furnishings has already been super busy this month. A job recently completed comprised of two pairs of pencil pleat lined curtains and a matching single door curtain. The beautiful light linen fabric with floral design replaced existing curtains which were very dark in comparison. The new curtains lightened the whole room creating a much brighter living space.
If you want to discuss something with Sophie specifically please email or call to make an appointment as we very occasionally have to shut the studio to go out and about on home visits.
Now stocking Voyage and Ada and Ina Linens.
Our new shop and workroom at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre. It may be small but it will be crammed full of beautiful home accessories, fabrics and cushions. Sophie Rose Soft Furnishings will be open from the end of March, just in time for the Easter holidays…
Some pictures from a project completed a couple of months ago.
Bedroom curtains in a beautiful silk with triple pleat heading.
Happy New Year
Lots of projects coming up over the next few months and later this month I will be attending a two day course in Hampshire learning how to make lampshades and a variety of pelmets. Very excited to be able to offer coordinating light shades in the future! A brilliant way to use remnants left over from previous curtaining projects and a perfect way to revive a favourite lamp base.
Renovated Farmhouse, Stoke Abbott.
Triple pleat silk curtaining for newly completed renovation. 4 pairs of bedroom curtains to frame the stunning views over the Marshwood vale countryside. Photos to follow…