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Add a little extra

There's been a big resurgence of adding trimmings onto  soft furnishings this season. Adding colour, pattern, texture and interest with trims can lift an interior.


We have always been fans of subtle embellishment with trimmings. They can drastically transform a more everyday item into something that visiting friends will comment on. Samuel & Sons are experts with trimmings, in fact, they focus entirely on them .Whenever we visit Design Centre Chelsea Harbour we are always keen to pop in to their showroom to experience the vast array of tapes & braids, fringes, tassels and cords that work so well - check out their  Dorset Collection too.

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For fans of linens and other natural materials there are some great textures available. If you've been reading our Coastal Design feature and are looking to keep your palette in natural tones these jute and chenille trim from Villa Nova really work well. 


If there's one time when you should be bold in your choice of trimmings it's when you're changing the soft furnishings in a child's bedroom. Bright cheerful colours and textures to stimulate their imagination and creativity. Villa Nova are masters in this area and their picturebook range includes not only great fabrics but rugs, wallpapers and trimmings too. 

If you're looking for colourful trims that are a bit more grown up check out those in the Temperley London x Romo collection here.

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James Hare are another superb textile house , famous for it's silks but increasingly their other fabrics and trims too. Opposite is their Campden collection where they're showing how creative you can be with trimmings. Wide braid is very versatile , inset from the leading edge on curtains (very popular with leading designers in the US and here in the UK too )

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