Pool – April Hamilton Designs

Pool – April Hamilton Designs

Another no-fabrics-on-display image 🙁 . This time a great pool setting by April Hamilton. To be practical a pool has to be large, heavy and rectangular which poses significant issues for an interior designer.


Textured Upholstery Fabric On Sofa

Textured Upholstery Fabric On Sofa

Private Lives Interiors (Annabel Hall) in Surrey have completed many fantastic interiors projects. This sofa looks like it’s part of another.

We love the ribbed, textured upholstery (very similar to KOTHEA Twig design) and the great contrasting colours and textures of the cushions.


Middle Eastern Interior Design

Middle Eastern Interior Design

I had this great idea to somehow do something like this for my new dining room. I imagined Moroccan or Middle Eastern colours and textures and a sunken souk eating area. It eventually turned out white and Hempel-esque. Oh well.

Red Silk Velvet Cushions

Red Silk Velvet Cushions

April Hamilton Designs produced this great looking home cinema studio. I remember bringing back a projector from work about 15 years ago, it linked into my laptop and I brought home too one of those pull-down portable screen. 3 of us crammed into a small bedroom watching Finding Nemo (or similar)…how things have changed !! We looove the straightforward colour scheme and, in particular, the red silk velvet cushions and beautifully textured brown upholstery fabric.

KOTHEA supply numerous velvet collections including luxurious Italian Silk Velvet fabric which can readily be used for cushions as well as residential upholstery.

Top 5 Coolest Bar Stool Designs

f you own a pub, restaurant, cafe or bar, you’ll know all about how important it is to portray the right image. Image is, after all, everything in business – so if the design and layout of your establishment doesn’t reflect the type of atmosphere you want to create, you could really be missing a trick.

From coasters to wallpaper and everything in-between, design is everything – and it is important to consider the design of even the most commonplace and essential components of your drinking or dining space if you want to attract customers.

To give you an idea of just how much something as simple as a bar stool can say about your business, and how much they can contribute to its overall style and success; below are 5 of the coolest and most intuitive bar stool designs out there.

 1. Candyland dream


This sort of design is great for a 1950s-inspired diner or cafe, or could be just as suitable in a candy-themed or children’s dining area. Order a cheeseburger, fries and a huge strawberry milkshake, and you’re ready to go!

2. Hell’s Angels’ Heaven


Ordering a Coor’s Light or Budweiser has never been more exciting! If you really want to go the whole hog, take a leaf out of this bar’s book and repurpose something niche and disused that you’re sure will appeal to your clientele.

3. Safari, so-goody

If your place of business has a wildlife or safari theme, or your target demographic is children, then getting a little playful with your café bar stool choices could be a good idea. When sat atop these animal-themed stools, your customers will be transformed into a human-animal hybrid that’s sure to get tongues wagging!

4. Minimalist chic

If unusual material choices and striking, unique designs are more reflective of your pub or club’s branding, then opting for some perhaps non-traditional bar stools which offer more aesthetic benefits than outright comfort would be ideal. These toughened glass stools in particular are the epitome of designer minimalism.

5. To cap it all off…

Get creative with your seating choices and invite customers to sit atop a giant bottlecap at the bar! Or you could choose something more closely related to your particular business’ niche, such as coffee cup lids or even sushi roll shapes. The options are endless, really.