Furniture Inspiration

There’s nothing like a new season to get us excited about a whole new look for our homes!

If you’re not afraid of colour, how gorgeous are these revamped and reworked painted furniture items?

 

If you’re more about timeless pieces with clean, modern lines, the below images have got our hearts beating a little faster.

 

It’s often difficult to find the perfect piece ready made, in store.  That’s where Fine Finish comes in – bespoke, custom made furniture made to spec.  Yes please and thank you.

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Sea Blues

We’re constantly looking to nature for design and decor inspiration, and what could be more perfect inspiration than the many moods, and hues, of the sea?  Sandy beaches, summer sun and azure seas … perfect inspiration for creating interiors that are brimming with calm and that holiday feeling.

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Natural fibre rugs and carpets from Rebtex. Other images from here and here. 

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Silly Season

Can you believe it’s that time of year already!?  We don’t know about you, but 2018 was go, go, go from 1 January, and we’re looking forward to a few cocktails, parties and a well deserved decompress! 

Whether you’re planning a big get together, or a simple gathering of family and friends, we love the below decor and table ideas. From uncomplicated scatter cushions and a rug on the beach, to a long table with beautiful blooms, we hope you feel inspired to enjoy the silly season!

Natural rugs and carpets via Rebtex; other images via and via.  

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Summer Loving

There’s nothing like a change of season to have us itching to spring clean, revamp and refresh.  We’re currently taking inspiration from summery illustrations and prints, creating mood boards that inspire (from the bright and bold, to sorbet hues, and beauty whites and nudes). Which is your favourite?

Natural fibre carpets and rugs from Rebtex

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Tessa Sonik Fabrics

With over 30 years in the fabric business, Tessa Sonik is the master of not only convincing through design, but also telling stories through fabric. A trendsetter, innovator, and sought-after interiors consultant for both residential and commercial projects, Tessa’s collections are all about heart, and each collection is put together with a real sense of being.

Tessa Sonik

Tessa is a true creative. Growing up in a family immersed in the fashion and textile world has embodied Tessa with a deep sense of not only how to blend the pretty with the functional, but also an intuitive understanding of space and colour, a truly unique ‘eye’.

A collaboration between Casamento and Tessa Sonik Fabrics

“My understanding of fabric has always been far more than just the technical specs, although I do place enormous importance on quality and ensuring a fabric is a match for its environment. I tell stories through fabric, communicating a specific narrative.” Although her collections meet the aesthetic needs of beauty and longevity, more importantly they capture the zeitgeist of the times.

Tessa’s commercial projects match client briefs in terms of specific look, feel and durability. 

Her latest collection, UP Japan, perfectly illustrates not only the brand philosophy, but also Tessa’s desire to move into the artisanal space, and the emphasis on and preoccupation with ‘mindfulness’ in society.

Up-Japan represents Tessa’s move into the artisanal space.

“UP is about giving back, it’s about conscience, and it’s about celebrating the flaws synonymous with the human experience,” explains Tessa. The collection represents the imperfection that comes with being human, the soul, and celebrates the work of human hands in its creation. Existing fabrics have been up-cycled, reused, over-dyed and reworked, while staff has been up-skilled to become artisans of dye and handwork.

“Tessa Sonik the brand has always been about creativity and fun, but equally about important stories, consciousness, and sensitivity to the environment and the world,” says Tessa.

Continuum was inspired by the idea of the eternal and regenerating lifecycle of water.

 

Tessa Sonik’s velvet winter 2018 collection.

 

Tessa’s modern take on tie-dye.

 

Tessa Sonik faux leather collection.

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Tessa Sonik’s UP JAPAN

Tessa Sonik’s latest collection is called ‘UP Japan‘, and is defined by everything ‘up’ – UP-cycle, UP-skill and UP-lift.

The range came about after much contemplation on how to work towards zero waste, and how to create new items from existing items. The brand has always been conscious of environmental issues, both economically and socially, so the question became how to create exceptional quality fabrics that didn’t compromise on current fashion trends.

And so UP Japan was born – a range of exclusive and limited edition print and dyed fabrics that meet the philosophy of UP-cycle, UP-skill and UP-lift.

The intricate printed fabrics are 100% polyester with a velvet feel and have a UV print, meaning that the fabric can be used outdoors.  The linens are hand-dyed, giving a natural look with variations in colour and coverage.

You can view the range over here.

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Spring is in the air

It might be a few weeks too early to start talking about Spring, but we can’t help ourselves! The days are getting longer, the mornings a little lighter and the first signs of glorious Spring blossoms are on their way.

Not only the time of warmer temperatures, Spring also symbolises rejuvenation and newness, and we love bringing that fresh feeling into our homes.  What better time than Spring to reinvent your interiors?  And it doesn’t have to cost you a bomb either!  There’s nothing like a new coast of paint, a reshuffle of furniture, a new scatter cushion or two, or a stunning new rug to put a spring in your step!
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