Weekend Inspiration

I’m feeling all inspired this week by upholstery and furnishing fabrics. So much so, that I’ve been looking at upholstery courses, something I’ve wanted to do for ages. I’ve taught myself the odd bit of basic upholstery, like this Lloyd loom laundry basket and this drop-in seat pad. However, I’d really love to learn how to upholster a whole chair – just imagine the possibilities!

Tia, of A Crafty Alternative, very kindly emailed me this week with feedback on the course she is currently doing at The School of Stuff, in East London, which has got me all excited – thank you very much, Tia! Watch this space on that one…

In the mean time, I’m inspired by two particular collections of upholstery fabrics and dreaming up future projects. I fell in love with Abigail Borg fabrics a few years ago, after my sister gave me a few of Abigail’s cushions. She has since launched a new collection that uses a much more muted palette of colours but still based on her beautiful illustrations of flora and fauna and printed on lovely linen and cotton mix, perfect for upholstery, curtains or soft furnishings.

Abigail Borg fabrics | Apartment Apothecary

Abigail Borg fabrics

I popped into Liberty this week, as I do on a too regular basis, and strayed into the home furnishings department. They launched the Liberty furnishing fabrics a while ago, but actually holding them in my hand and seeing the colours for myself, just makes me want to cover every chair in sight!

Liberty furnishing fabric | Apartment Apothecary

Liberty furnishing fabrics

If you’re not entirely convinced, just take a look at these chairs…

Liberty furnishing fabric | Apartment Apothecary

Liberty furnishing fabric | Apartment Apothecary

Liberty furnishing fabric | Apartment Apothecary

I’ve slipped off into my happy place now. I’ll leave you to get inspired for yourself.

Happy weekend!

Katy x




  1. 21st November 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Oh my. That would such a useful and incredibly dangerous skill to have. I’ve a feeling that I’d start recovering anything that wasn’t moving!

    These chairs are all stunning!

    • katy
      24th November 2014 / 8:32 pm

      Sooooo dangerous! Just imagine!! X

  2. Marne
    21st November 2014 / 2:39 pm

    That’s just pattern heaven right there!

    • katy
      24th November 2014 / 8:32 pm

      Isn’t it just?! All so beautiful x

  3. 21st November 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Oh my Goodness, I would love to attend a sewing course like that! Do keep us updated 🙂 x

    • katy
      24th November 2014 / 8:33 pm

      Will do x

  4. 22nd November 2014 / 9:55 am

    Wow, the most beautifully dressed chairs I think I have ever seen! xx

    • katy
      24th November 2014 / 8:34 pm

      Aren’t they just? I think I’d just look at them rather than use them if they were mine 😉 xx

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