A bit of history about the Designers that we use!
Started in 1970 by Tricia Guild, it offers a creative outlet for her fabulous print and textile designs. Trisha’s inspiration is gleaned from her worldwide travels and cultural textiles; her designs use bold colours and patterns which she grounds with black and white. Designers Guild are the UK stockists for William Yeoward, Ralph Lauren and Christian LacroixWe use DG fabric and wallpapers constantly throughout our designs as they offer such a vast amount of choice. We love their vibrancy of colour and uniqueness of pattern.
Robert Mould started Romo in 1902 as a furniture manufacturer and upholsterer business. By the 1930’s the company had evolved until the supply of fabrics to the soft furnishing industry became its main focus. By the 1980’s they had an in-house design team and took a more creative approach to their products. The Romo Group comprises of 6 design houses: Romo, Black Edition, Villa Nova, Mark Alexander, Kirkby Design and Zinc.The versatility of the Romo brands enable us to use their fabrics and wallpapers in almost all our schemes, from subtle linens and opulent cut velvets, to beaded wallpapers.
Osborne and Little
Peter Osborne and Anthony Little started the company in the 1960’s and had instant success with their first hand printed wallpaper collection. The company has gone from strength to strength, always being right on trend. They are the main distributers of Nina Campbell and Parisian studio, Lorca. In 2013, they collaborated with fashion designer Matthew Williamson for their Autumn/Winter collection.Osborne and Little wallpapers are some of the most exciting and innovative out there, we love to use them – look out for more examples of where!
Launching its first collection in 2000, the French brand brought something different to the soft furnishing market. Taking inspiration and direction from the love of beauty, their textiles offer unusual combinations of colour, pattern and texture.
With their aim of making peoples lives more beautiful, Brothers Sigmund, Gabriel and Herrmann Hesslein started S.A Hesslein Co in Nuremburg in 1841. B y 1900 they were importing Parisian silk, Persian rugs. The war took its toll, but by 1975 the company, now SAHCO had opened its first subsidiary in France. With its philosophy: Fascination, Innovation and Quality, Sahco doesn’t follow trends, it sets them!
Cole & Son
Founded in 1875 by John Perry, Cole & Son was one of the pioneers of hand block printing and responsible for the revival of flocking. The company printed designs for the likes of Sandersons, J C Crace and A W Pugin, and in 1949 developed the first screen print studio enabling them to easily create the wild patterns of the 50’s and 60’s. Today, Cole & Son hold a vast block and print library and have produces wallpapers for Buckingham Palace, The White House and the Houses of Parliament.
Heathfield & Co.
One of the UK’s most well known decorative lighting companies, Heathfield was established in 1977. Their in-house team produce some beautiful designs with the emphases always being on craftsmanship, style and authenticity.
Tom set up his first workshop in Wiltshire in 1995. The simplicity of line and proportion are key to good design and he applies this too each of his creations. Using metal, glass, wood and marble all beautifully formed his occasional furniture is precise and elegant but still functional.
In 1999 Samantha Sandberg launched the company, producing beautiful curtain poles and accessories. Walcot House is 100% design led and the studio is always at the forefront of drapery solutions, experimenting with innovative materials and techniques.