A Chat With Verity du Sautoy – Her Thoughts On Winter Fabrics

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KOTHEA Fabric Picks For A Chilly Winter’s Day
With Verity du Sautoy of KOTHEA.

We love the seasons. All have their beauties and all have touched our senses in memorable ways over the years. Winter is no exception: lower, more balanced light; quietness and chaos with both the shopping and the weather; festive celebrations; the cuddle of a loved one; the hope and expectation of early spring flowers grasping for rare and tiny glimmers of light; and, perhaps, the welcomed warmth of a beautiful fabric.

Some of my best memories are centred on family: a warm fire; a little baby; or a bouncing toddler. Then an old children’s classic on the iPlayer watched on my Mac as it balances precariously on an elegant coffee table. I stroke my children’s hair with one hand and rest my other hand on my sofa. A generous cushion is warm, encapsulating and a bit of fun for the little ones to hide under. The curtains are not yet fully drawn but they smooth the boundary to the cold outside and give us tantalising glimpses of the world beyond – should we venture too close to the sheers that offer the final, soft protection from the elements.

Dominika B Tana Lawn

I work for a fabric company. I love fabric. I can’t pretend that it (fabric) is a be-all and end-all to life and that somehow it will make your life complete. It can’t. But what it clearly can do is complete the sensory experiences in the parts of life that, if you choose, you have control over…the parts of your home. Memories are not just photo-like snapshots in your brain; they are stored, multi-sensory splashes of emotion.

Here are my Winter picks. They are actual ‘picks’ that I’ve recently purchased or are about to purchase.

Take my sofa as an example. My sofa isn’t Continue reading “A Chat With Verity du Sautoy – Her Thoughts On Winter Fabrics”

Chevron 66-501-11 Tundra

Chevron 66-501-11 Tundra by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-11 Tundra, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-19 Oyster

Chevron 66-501-19 Oyster by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-19 Oyster, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-20 Moor

Chevron 66-501-20 Moor by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-20 Moor, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-13 Millet

Chevron 66-501-13 Millet by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-13 Millet, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-21 Broome

Chevron 66-501-21 Broome by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-21 Broome, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-14 Oats

Chevron 66-501-14 Oats by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-14 Oats, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-22 Switch Grass

Chevron 66-501-22 Switch Grass by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-22 Switch Grass, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-15 Wheat

Chevron 66-501-15 Wheat by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-15 Wheat, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Chevron 66-501-17 Woodrush

Chevron 66-501-17 Woodrush by KOTHEA
Chevron 66-501-17 Woodrush, a photo by KOTHEA on Flickr.

We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.

Via Flickr:
We all love wallpaper but surely, just for at least one room, it’s time to move into 2011; or 2012 for that matter. Remember that wallcoverings come in many foms not just paper. KOTHEA are now releasing 7 Raffia Wallcovering Designs each in a range of colourways.

KOTHEA’s ‘Chevron’ design is a classic weave of natural cellulose with an approximate 15cm horizontal pattern repeat. At 106cm wide each standard roll is 36m long with a cut-length service available.