Since setting up Velvet & Dash Interiors, I’ve graduated from working at the kitchen table, to a small bureau in the corner of the sitting room (which caused a very bad back) and finally I’ve managed to turf my husband out of his office and make it mine, all mine! Oh the bliss of being able to spread all my stuff around, I can’t tell you! I’m still working on the decoration, but so far I have dark chocolate brown walls (Farrow and Ball’s London Clay) and Zoffany’s wonderful Verdure fabric by Melissa White for the blinds. The dark brown walls are the perfect backdrop for hanging wallpaper samples against – they really pop – and since it’s a north-facing room with not much sun, going dark just makes it feel so cosy yet at the same time glamorous. The blinds, when down, work as a picture or a tapestry. I just love this fabric.
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Tags: creative space, Farrow and Ball, home office, Interior Design, interiors, Melissa White, working from home, Zoffany
Style mavens Carole King and Arianna Trapani from Heart Home magazine came down to Dorset on a very foggy day to do a feature on our home and the ethos behind Velvet & Dash Interiors. It’s a real honour to be featured in this brilliant online interiors magazine.
Heart Home Magazine
Tags: Arianna Trapani, Carole King, Dear Designer, digital media, digital publishing, Heart Home Magazine, Interior Design, online magazine
Thanks to lovely Faith Eckersall, a fab interiors journalist and great supporter of Velvet & Dash for this lovely article. Dash (the greyhound) took a real shine to her when she came to interview me, she adores stripy dogs and fell instantly in love with his tiger stripes! BW_071213_BW_MAIN_1_018
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