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Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself

Some days it is a treat to discover new pieces – some of them mixed with more established favourites, and some holding their own because they are just so darn sexy.  Imagine sinking into one of these Timothy Oulton sofas from Dawson & Co.

Interior Designer, Fiona Small from Sienna Design

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Colour Inspiration From Kawakawa Leaves

Colour Inspiration From Kawakawa Leaves

We are surrounded by inspiration, so when developing paint colours, and creating colour schemes, I am always on the look out for new combinations of saturations and tones. The colours of these dried Kawakawa leaves are rich in indigo, soft green, walnut brown, and blushed taupe. It’s one of my favourite teas for a revitalising tonic too.  I loved the synchronicity at the launch today of new furniture and furnishings in similar colours.

BTW note no ‘chopped’ cushion in sight !!  Stop it with the chopping people.

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Raglan – Tony Sly Pottery and Rivet

Raglan – Tony Sly Pottery and Rivet

I am working on a new house in Raglan at the moment – I will show you when it is finished, what a stunning location. My client took me to Tony Sly Pottery and Rivet, my new faves.

 

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Sourcing New Furniture & Rugs

Sourcing New Furniture & Rugs

As Interior Designers we have access to trade only furniture.  Sienna Design passes on some discount, which varies depending on the store, and the job.  We also charge an hourly rate for sourcing these products.  The feedback from our clients for this service is very positive, as it saves them both valuable time and money, as well as receiving the benefit of our knowledge, which we continue to update, via product launches, and research.

Sourcing Furniture

Sourcing Furniture

An inspirational day today sourcing furniture.

 

WRW & Co Furniture

WRW & Co Furniture

Exhibiting at The Allpress Gallery at the moment are these unique, beautifully crafted pieces of furniture, using recycled aged timber.

“I make, not manufacture – crafting each piece to have integrity, simplicity and strength with a fresh contemporary aesthetic. It’s locally made furniture – minimal in its complexity, focussed on quality, form and function.” William Worsp, WRW & Co, Raglan.

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Finding the Perfect Fabric

The brief from my clients was to find the perfect fabric for these revitalised chairs.  The chairs had evolved from dark varnished wood to this gorgeous french country look.  Their new home was to be in a rural setting; the fabric needed to be invincible, to withstand children, their feet, their food, and of course the odd splash of red wine.   Above all they needed to look fabulous.   After visiting many fabric houses I found this outdoor fabric from Westbury in Parnell.  As well as being able to withstand a fair amount of cleaning, the fabric looks fantastic – a perfect blend of French and New Zealand country.

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Westbury is a trade only fabric house, so please do give me a call if you need help and inspiration with sourcing fabric for your upholstering of furniture, or curtains.  As a Designer I have access to quality fabric houses, and their fabric ranges, so please do not hesitate if you need assistance.