The Perfect Autumn Rug

 The Perfect Autumn Rug

This unique rug is made from recycled suede leather cut into the shape of oak leaves.
It is a fabulous assault on the senses resembling so closely a pile of autumn leaves.

 We first saw this collection in Paris at the Maison En Object back in September, where the manufacturing company won the Red Dot Award for its high quality and innovative designs.

The rug forms part of a collection which has been inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us. And in keeping with that ethos, no chemicals or finishing products are used in the manufacturing process creating an eco-responcible recycled product !

A sample of this rug and other collections from the same manufacturer can be viewed at our Kettle Design studio.   

Naturally Stunning

 This week we would like to introduce to you the exquisite new Boracay Collection from Arte.

 The wallcoverings within the collection are made from natural plant fibres using an environmentally friendly manufacturing process to meet the strictest environmental standards. 

 Since Arte was founded in 1981 it has been known for its  wallcoverings, this new collection is a wonderful departure ranging from iridescent colours to natural hues…. the banana leaf wallpaper shown above and water hyacinth leaves shown below are two particular favourites, the collection is available to view in our studio.


Carl Robinson

 We are delighted to welcome the ‘Carl Robinson’ brand to our growing collection of high end partners with whom we work.

This exciting range of wallpapers and fabrics will be in our Heswall studio in the next few weeks.

Below are some of the wonderful creations contained within the collections.

 ’ Blenheim’ wallpaper at £ 112.00 per roll

'Clifford ‘ wallpaper 

 ‘Arnot’ wallpaper

 Carl Robinson was born to a prominent designer in England, and his father's father was a noted designer as well.

Robinson started his career working for his father then worked at Burlington Wallcoverings and also Graham & Brown in England. By 2000, he was serving as a consultant for Wallquest, Inc., one of the world's most innovative wallpaper manufacturers, whose brands include Pelican Prints, Fairwinds Studios, Sandpiper Studios and Printers Guild Productions. Finally, in 2003, Robinson joined the Wallquest team on a full-time basis and today is the company's Design Director.

"I love what I do," Robinson says. "From a business perspective, the most satisfying thing is when you know you've got orders. It means people are interested in what you've created, that they're excited about it. And when you walk onto the shop floor and there are large rolls there, rolls with patterns you designed, and lots of them, you feel like you've created something special. You want people to appreciate and enjoy what you do; that's ultimately what it's all about."

 Robinson lives with his wife, Melissa, and their son Harry in Pennsylvania. Robinson laughs when asked how proud and pleased he'd be if Harry someday elects to follow in the family tradition. "I'd be very interested in seeing that happen if that's what Harry wants," Robinson says. "I think I have a great job. If he picks it up from me or if it's really in his blood, I'd be thrilled."

 Carl Robinson

Louise Bourgoin

 Louise Bourgoin for Pierre Frey

This dramatic fresh new collection designed by French Actress Louise Bourgoin.
The collection is entirely black and white and comprises of three prints on linen, one cotton voile, and a wallpaper, with co-ordinating rugs and ceramic plates. 

With Louise’s focus on her acting career, her love for drawing was put on hold but never extinguished. She was known for sketching her fellow actors and giving them away as gifts to those around her. 


However, fate intervened when a neighbour introduced her to Patrick Frey. He was immediately taken by the fluid, unapologetic lines of her pen & ink drawings and offered to feature them for the Maison Pierre Frey.



Over the next couple of weeks our favourite things are revolving around the Decorex International Design Week which was held on the 21st – 24th September 2014.

One of the designers we are excited about is Zoffany. Zoffany is a luxury brand with elegance and heritage at its core, offering products of the highest quality. 

We are looking forward to their exclusive release of their new collections as they continue to create beautiful designs for both contemporary and period interiors. 

We loved their spring designs, in particular their ‘’Woodville’’ collection of breathtakingly beautiful florals. We look forward to what they will bring out for the autumn. 

 Zoffany is available at Kettle Design.