I had some time last week to spend a day with a designer friend visiting supplier showrooms. I always find these trips super inspiring as they feed me ideas for my next designs.
I’d been working with a local supplier Twist Lifestyle who makes upholstered furniture for the trade market. They’ve never had a showroom until recently so I’ve always worked by providing a brief for what I wanted, including fabrics, furniture styles and dimensions. From occasional chairs, bed stools, ottomans through to bedheads and bases and sofa’s – these guys make it all.
It was fantastic seeing actual samples in the showroom of pieces that were possible. The bedheads were beautiful, from traditional through to contemporary and some wow pieces with fabrics that had been designed by a local artist. It’s crazy what’s possible these days with laser printing onto fabrics.
I was really impressed with the pieces pictured below. Particularly the floral and zebra bedheads and ottoman. These would be fabulous in the right space such as a teenage bedroom. I also liked the banquette seat with the two fabric detailing, this can be a real space saver around a dining table. My favourite though was the large deep sofa in a beautiful heavy woven fabric. It was super comfortable and so on trend in terms of it’s design.
I’m looking forward to incorporating all of these pieces into my designs. If anything has caught your eye, or for a chat about a design for your home please contact me on [email protected].