I recently entered a competition to design a living room using predominantly wool products and accessories. My design concept was based on a Scottish hunting lodge, using moorland colours of greens, oranges and browns with deep purple accents. As I was sourcing for the project, I was spoilt for choice for products to include… and here are some of the ones that I particularly liked.
I had to include some hand- knitted furniture . This trend has appeared in the Design shows for a few years now and being so labour intensive, the products are naturally expensive.
Luckily, more affordable copies have appeared on the High Street.
Wool is a natural fire-retardant material so very suitable for use in lampshade making and there are lots of different styles available.
Wool is no longer scratchy and uncomfortable so perfect for use in seating. It is also suitable for curtains- keep the heading simple, and line with a plain contrasting wool layer for extra warmth and acoustic benefit.
The cushions below are made by Lorna Syson from wool and stinging nettles! They are silky soft and biodegradable “in the right conditions”- whatever these are!
Etsy is a good source of similar affordable handmade cushions and accessories.
And finally, I couldn’t resist these wonderful textile taxidermy heads, made from tweed and wool fabric by Carola van Dyke. She also makes full size versions which are amazingly OTT!
If you would like me to help design your home, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to my website for details of my online interior design service.