The first five months of this year have been proof that many of my customers are still in love with restful grey interiors.  Each one of these clients chose their own version of the perfect grey in whichever texture or grey tone they preferred.  Some are silvery, some with steel or lilac, aubergine or charcoal undertones.  There are a myriad of grey fabrics to chose from.

Incredibly the human eye is able to distinguish over 50 shades of grey.

Grey is often associated with sophistication, elegance, calm & can be the perfect neutral or accent.   Add a pop of bright colour or pastel shade & it changes the tone of the room.  Add some texture such as luxurious velvet or linen, or add metallics & the scheme is altered completely.

PicMonkey Grey

Don’t hesitate to ask if you would like me to help you find your perfect grey fabric!

How to clean your lampshades

How to clean your lampshades
Pic mrs steed lampshades

Fabric lampshades can pose cleaning challenges depending on their shape & construction but there are tried & tested ways to clean most…

Drum shades can be cleaned using a lint roller or a microfiber cloth.  The lining can be easily vacuumed & wiped with a cloth if necessary.

Fabric lampshades can be carefully vacuumed using the upholstery brush attachment or by covering the crevice tool with tights (to prevent threads being pulled loose).   Alternatively a hairdryer on cool setting can be used.   For fragile lampshades an artists brush can be used; starting at the top, working your way down the shade in long sweeping motions to remove any dust.

For silk shades a ‘Dry magic’ lampshade cleaning sponge can be used. These are reusable & easily found on-line.

Through the window

IMG_6733IMG_6737I have to say Lloydwaters have an exceptionally nice window display at the moment! Lloydwaters is the jewel in Great Dunmow’s crown; a unique & stylish department store which they rightly claim is packed full of “things they love & things you will need”…& currently sporting a gorgeous petrol blue Cademuir roman blind.

This is one of a pair of roman blinds made for the shop display, the reverse colourway will also feature in theĀ  window.


If you’d like your own beautiful Cademuir roman blind or curtains do give me a call;
T: 01371 872697