Nina Campbell really is a genius... was at a client's house this morning discussing curtains/blinds & had hundreds of swatches & only Nina
would do! LOVE her virtuoso, joyful, yet still restrained use of colour... it LIFTS your mood! My favourite ever fabric design? Paradiso! It's a heavily embroidered
bird of paradise / foliage pattern where the light filters through & brings it to life - almost 3D!
LIVELUXE's favourite brand right now? the Timorous Beasties! As well as a truly fabulous name, they are doing a delicate toile-de-jouy (except with scenes from New York's gangland), birds, bugs & beasts, and an amazing flock-like pattern (as beloved of '70's Indian restaurants) based on the Rorschach test (the one where you are meant to see freudian patterns in splotches of ink). There's no end to the talent here! This week, LIVELUXE loves http://www.timorousbeasties.com/
The show-stopper from LIVELUXE's visit to Top Drawer this week was Jan Constantine's incredible, heart-stopping China Blue Collection of
cushions... Not usually a Jan Constantine fan, I couldn't help having a "moment" over these beautiful pieces - all delicate open-work white lace against a cornflower
blue background (think blue-&-white china).
Now available to pre-order from LIVELUXE!
The current big black & white graphic stripe trend in fashion made me recall how completely fabulous TIMNEY FOWLER were in their '80's heyday!
They were known for their black & white stripes wallpaper & fabric.. and now they are BACK! Good design may appear simple but it lasts for ever!!!
There's a sensation being caused (think mild palpitations, hot flushes & heart-attacks) by Coach House's new range of sofas. In cream linen or conker leather, they are deep-buttoned ALL over, back, front & sides. True love! ♥
A wonderful, funky, exciting stand at Interiors last week: "Out of the Dark" is based in High Wycombe, the once epicentre of British furniture
manufacturing. This amazing charity trains up disadvantaged young people to steer them away from crime, and they recycle furniture with a wit & wisdom that makes it truly covetable.
This is what they say:
"By salvaging iconic pieces of furniture we are not only lessening the amount of CO2 emissions and amount of rubbish in landfill sites, we are giving the furniture a new lease of life that will extend the history for new generations to savour."
Liveluxe loves Out of the Dark!
Liveluxe loves Lee Broom! Designer Of The Year last year, he's an inspirational genius who designs with wit & elegance... Perhaps you've
seen his much-vaunted "Decanter" chandelier, but now we are coveting these cut-crystal lightbulbs!
Exciting news! Liveluxe is launching it's own range of
fabulous CUSHIONS! Think tweeds, tassles & quirky colours! It's coming SOON to a sofa near you!!! :)
Woooh hold on to your hats, the wonderful PIP Studio have given us a sneak preview of their fabulous new range!
We LOVE PIP STUDIO!!!
Liveluxe is in love again... this time with Voyage Wall Art... taking wallpaper to new heights of loveliness! Mmmmm
have a look at this but make sure there's a comfy (deep-buttoned if possible) chair nearby to swoon on first! Ready?
A good friend of Liveluxe has been bending my ear about a company that "up-cycles" vintage china plates, but I wasn't prepared for the
genius that is Melodyrose. She puts beautiful, eclectic images onto old plates & re-fires them in her kiln. They are amazing, quirky, fun & fab - and Liveluxe loves it! You
can buy them through Liveluxe or see them at
Liveluxe is ecstatic to announce that the very lovely people at Warwick Fabrics have asked us to be their local supplier of their fabulous, very high-quality fabrics! Although they have been in business for over 30 years, they are a trade secret as they keep their prices low by not advertising or promoting, so they are excellent value too! Specialising in linens, velvets, funky huge scale florals, trendy tweedy checks & stripes, we can bring their exciting fabric books to you for an in-home consultation, or find them on their website:
So happy to announce that
Voyage have asked Liveluxe to supply our clients! They do the most astonishing double-width wallpaper and linen or oilcloth fabric with country vignettes of ducks, frogs, fish, dogs... also opulant
diamante-encrusted silks, lacy sheers, very affordable linens & slubby velvets in every colour imaginable... so yummy... And now, exquisite furniture, lighting
Liveluxe will pop over & show you the sample books for your up-coming projects! They are BURSTING with great ideas!
Liveluxe is so pleased to announce their new range of fantastically cool upholstered furniture! Beautiful and unusual chairs & sofas, upholstered in pure linen mangle cloth imported from Germany - heaven! Call us for a chat about your requirements - our furniture is surprisingly inexpensive as we miss out the middle man. Have a peep at the photos on the gallery page of the Liveluxe site!
Our new Highland Tweed fabrics book has arrived! Babysoft Merino wool tweeds (much
softer than scratchy Harris tweed & just as resilient) in funky checks, houndstooth, stripes, plains & paisleys... utterly delicious & so NOW!!! Combining pastels with brights, they are
irresistable, rowwwwllll...! Oh, and Liveluxe are the EXCLUSIVE local supplier! Yay! Trixy x
Watch out for our advert in the Wendover News!
Perfection. That's how we roll!
books are here! Anyone want to see the BEST in wallpaper art (double-width things of beauty) - get in touch with Liveluxe! PLUS, the cutest & cleverest kids designs ever (without being cringily
sweet) are my favourite! Matching fabrics also available! No-obligation in-home consultations - call us now! Trixy x
"Interiors" trade show today in London... interesting but very pared down! Chuck out the chintz & look out for beautiful surface finishes! Graphic tiles, cool finishes on wood flooring, ethereal rugs... LED lighting is now a serious contender, used by top museums to protect their priceless works of art... and environmentally friendly! The look now is totally clutter-free, with ONE to-die-for piece, and all the clever stuff going on subtly in the background! This is all about not-flaunting it, it's recession-chic & Liveluxe is lovin' it!!! Trixy x
Deliciously cute... and amazingly good value! Trixy x
NEWSFLASH!!! OPEN WEEKEND AT THE HOME AND STUDIOS OF VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT:
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – 9.30am-5.30pm at The Tallet GL7 5ET (Cotswolds)
Discounts, poetry readings, art exhibition - don't miss it! Trixy x
Wow the most amazing interior design is the most simple: For Summer inspiration have a peep at the BRAND NEW Pacha Destino hotel... the suites have private pools & are DELICIOUS! http://destinoibiza.com/rooms/suites/
Going to the VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT fabric sale, poetry
performance, art exhibition this coming Sunday! Booked a place on her 12.30 talk with Kathy Andon... anyone want to join me for this SPECIAL day, please inbox me! Trixy x
Liveluxe LOVES the beautiful
Troika office - modern office design at it's absolute best!
inspired by creative force that is Vanessa Arbuthnot! Liveluxe visited this fabric designer's beautiful home in the Cotswolds, to find an artist's commune. Not only does she have 4 (yes 4!) kids, but
she mentors young artists who live with her for a few weeks at a time, plus she gives her home, talent & time over to recovering addicts & youngsters with
problems... She is the real deal, influenced by no-one, living an down-to-earth, yet incredibly aspirational life that is all about nurturing creativity. Yet despite her extraordinary talents,
ferociously hard work, & generosity of spirit, she genuinely blames it all on "good luck". A very special lady indeed... have a look at her website, all shots taken in her own home, yum!
NEED IT NOW!!! Liveluxe is totally over-bowled by this DELICIOUS wallpaper... a small mortgage is sure to be required, but you
can be sure that this wallpaper will last FOREVER! If you need to sell your Granny to get a piece, DO IT!! Liveluxe has rarely been so in love... ♥ Trixy
This motel out-does even my love of colour & craziness! Liveluxe loves a bit of bonkers!
The September trade shows are coming up SOON!! Can't wait to see all the fresh, new & exciting ideas from the world's most talented designers! Liveluxe will be reporting back with the latest, most of whom will be available through this FB page or Liveluxe.co.uk! I love my job! x
Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS : Develop your skills with the 'Introduction to simple printing skills' on Sunday 22nd September and 29th September.
Including lino printing and screen printing (with paper stencils), only £40 for the day, plus £5 for materials.
Contact 01285 831437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dreamt of the most beautiful writing desk last night - it was an old one I wanted to paint up & make beautiful once more... would love to find it in real life!
Liveluxe has just quoted for re-painting a lovely little kitchen for a local lady... I suggested Annie Sloan Paris Grey with Duck Egg blue. Will post up before & afters if I get the
Great news! The gorgeous Susie Watson has joined the eclectic ranks of Liveluxe suppliers! Beautiful ticking fabrics, awesome embroidered linens... a feast of
perfect prettiness! Have a look - all available through Liveluxe!
Liveluxe announces the launch of it's very own candle range! Zesty orange & fresh lime, softened with a hint of gentle ylang ylang... all served up in aged clay pots... put these at the top of your wish list! Available from September through Liveluxe - photos to follow!
Liveluxe has been entrusted with some lovely painting jobs this week! Firstly, we
are livening up a local lady's kitchen, which is currently a very dark orange pine... it's going to be Annie Sloan Grey with Duck Egg accents. Secondly, we are doing a beautiful hand-painted mural
for another local lady's loo, inspired by De Gournay's incredible Chinoiserie designs! Have a look!
Liveluxe are happy to have been asked to work with the reigning fashion queen of Wendover, helping her to design the interiors of her stunning new home! It's great to work with such a stylish person
Watch out for some BIG news coming from Liveluxe shortly! :)http://www.indiajane.com/
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