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Crafted items are the new luxury be it woven, knitted or sewn. The focus is on embellishment, a sense of the ‘touchy feely’.


monogram is added to it - think of the hemp sack cloths which are now so coveted. Farmers’ wives used to sew the family initials onto their grain sacks to identify them. These days they sell for good money made into cushions or used for upholstery. Equally beautiful are antique linen sheets with monograms embroidered on them, which can be converted into the most luxurious bedroom blinds or bed canopies. Embroidery used to be a skill handed down from generation to generation, an art form which is not so commonplace now. Hand sewn cushions are a feast for the eyes, placing them on a sofa or an armchair dresses it up instantly whilst adding texture, depth and interest.


If you pay attention to the details in your home, thinking


carefully about the layering of textures and subtle colour graduation, the larger, more obvious issues will fall into place. When you redesign a room, a lot of time is spent making decisions


about the more expensive aspects - be it the kitchen units, the sofa, the bed - and


quite rightly so. But once these choices have been made, it’s the finishing touches, the embellishment that helps make your house into a home.


Maison By Design specialises in the top-end bespoke interior design of private houses and boutique hotels.


The designers take inspiration from their West Country surroundings, where personalised interiors tie in seamlessly with alfresco spaces. Tel: 01647 252 294


www.maisonbydesign.com


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