Interiors - Insider ideas
PUBLISHED: 12:20 10 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:32 20 February 2013
Planning to spruce up your dÃ©cor? Take some inspiration from the region's interior design experts
Trixie Morgan from Unique Interiors in Hereford advises: Using the same carpet throughout your home gives a clean, continuous and harmonious feel. A natural colour with a bit of fleck wont show spills so much and you can individualise each room with different colours on the walls and with fabrics.
If you lay big tiles in small areas, like a kitchen or bathroom, it gives the illusion of space. Mirrors are also a good idea in a small room as they reflect the light. Rather than paint all four walls in the same colour, highlight one wall in a contrasting colour or use wallpaper.
Unique Interiors is a one stop shop where customers can choose from beautifully handcrafted dining and occasional furniture, sumptuous handmade upholstery, flooring, fabrics, lighting, accessories and all the little finishing touches.
Unique Interiors, Three Elms Trading Estate, Hereford 01432 279877 www.uniqueinteriorshereford.co.uk
Pippa Burns has a wealth of experience in interior design and a leading reputation in the fabric industry and she and her team are on hand with expert and professional advice at Simply Stunning Furnitures Fabric Department. Choose from an excellent range of curtain and upholstery fabrics from most of the leading designers. Says Pippa: We will ensure that you find the fabrics to suit your home. We provide a free home consultation and quotation for all your interior design requirements, however large or small your project and a making up service using the best local seamstresses, carefully selected for their long and established reputations. We are able to make curtains, roman blinds and all soft furnishings and offer an upholstery service where our upholsterer covers headboards, footstools, and occasional chairs.
Simply Stunning Furniture, The Park, Wormelow 01981 541144 www.simplystunningfurniture.co.uk
Spoilt for choice
In Hawthorn Designs impressive showroom there are more than 500 pattern books and 10,000 fabrics to choose from. Customers can browse in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, where Jo Mc.Culloch is always on hand to give help and advice where needed. We take time to understand customers and their lifestyle when helping them to choose fabrics, soft furnishings and window treatments, she said. We have our own in-house workroom where quality is our main concern. At each stage of production the curtains are checked to make sure they are to exact requirements. We offer a complete service which starts with either a visit to the showroom or a phone call to book a free home consultation.
The curtains are handmade using traditional techniques and are then fitted by an experienced fitter, with Jo on hand to dress the curtains .
Hawthorn Designs, 8 Broad Street, Bromyard 01885 483851 www.hawthorndesigns.com
So youve decided to change things and you have a good idea of what you want, but would like some help.Fiona Parry-Jones at Fired Earth says: It is always much better to talk ideas through if only to confirm your thoughts.
Our colour consultants will be delighted to share their expertise in-store, or if you prefer, they will visit you at home, for a small fee.
For major transformations for kitchens and bathrooms, Fired Earth offer specialist Home Design Services:, including everything from a home visit to discuss ideas and measure up, to estimates: drawings, mood boards and a sample service.
Adds Fiona: We are currently launching an extensive range of inspiring new products that work both in traditional and contemporary settings. Join us and we will take great pleasure in guiding you through all our products in-store. Viewing all our options is the perfect start to developing an interior in your own inimitable style.
The above services carry a refundable charge.
Fired Earth, 11, King Street, Hereford, 01432 277000 Hereford@firedearth.com
Influences from home and abroad
Get adventurous with ideas from White Hall Fabrics, an innovative interiors shop in Hereford. Owner Coralie Rogers say: We travel the UK and abroad to find the latest designs and recently bought a great range of new fabrics from Lewis and Wood - a traditional English company from the Cotswolds who show tremendous originality with their screen prints and outrageous velvets.
Launched ten years ago White Hall Fabrics quickly became a destination for people who wanted whole house revamps or simply advice on how to dress a window. The company has recently completed three overseas projects and an eight-bedroom hotel renovation project in the centre of Hereford. design and help with choosing the right fabrics, paints, wallpapers and carpets within any budget. We offer free informal advice in the shop or can easily come out to you.
White Hall Fabrics, 36 Owen Street, Hereford 01432 376810 www.whitehallfabrics.co.uk