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A colourful, manic energy takes us into 2016!

‘Doodle Art for Interiors’ is the new fabric launched by Kirkby: it’s a manic, in-your-face and highly colourful collaboration with designer Jon Burgerman and represents a complete departure from their usual hard-wearing textured weaves, plain wool felts and cottons. Doodle … Continue reading

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What a hoot! Great fabrics for kids at last…..

When a sample of Harlequin’s Jolly Jurassic fabric arrived this morning I just had to look at the rest of the collection. This was a really eye-catching and fresh take on fabrics for kids – fun, colourful and, a little more … Continue reading

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Omega cats!

I was browsing through the Sanderson website the other day – doing one of those wild card hopeful searches for a fabric when I came across Omega Cats – and just had to tell you about it. The design comes in a … Continue reading

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Creating a Moodboard

There are now apps and websites which allow you to compile moodboards online and on the go. Take a snap shot whilst you are out and about and pin it up on your virtual board. Couldn’t be easier! Have a … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on! What it’s like to ‘run’ the business for a week…..

This week our lovely directors Jane and Isabel went off to Marrakesh for a short break and who can blame them? 10 degrees and raining here, 38 and sunny there…. So what’s happening with the business……? Well, it seems that I … Continue reading

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Are you using the Design Club at Chelsea Harbour?

Isabel and I visited Chelsea Harbour Design Centre on Monday. A beautiful sunny Monday morning, until we got stuck in traffic on the Kings Road, but this is envitable – London equals traffic! Anyway we arrived and first stop was the … Continue reading

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Are you a Retailer or a Designer?

In light of the ever increasing threat of internet fabric sales, can interior designers remain competitive on the High St and still provide fabric sales alongside their interior design services? When we started Isabel Ballardie Interiors, obtaining accounts with the … Continue reading

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Mixing it up: this season’s trends

I’m always fascinated by drawing parallels between trends in fashion and interiors. It is never clear to me which one inspires the other. Inevitably,maybe, it is a two way thing – but this season having been to Chelsea’s Design Centre … Continue reading

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Jubilee at Home!

Isabel is getting into the spirit of Her Majesty’s Jubilee year with an addition to her son’s bedroom. Upholstered with her own fair hand, materials sourced from Freelance Fabrics in Farnham, Surrey. Isabel had a section of 15mm mdf cut … Continue reading

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Osborne & Little Spring Sale

Only one week to go to the Osborne & Little Spring Sale!!! LOCATION: Battersea Arts centre, Battersea Town Hall, London, SW11 5TN DATE: Thursday 1st March 10am-8pm, Friday 2nd March 10am-6pm, Saturday 3rd March 10am-4pm Up to 75% off fabric, … Continue reading

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