Just a few of the many times we have featured in the press.
Easy Living Magazine
Beech Leaves Collection
Living Etc Magazine
Hanging Gardens Collection
The new, vibrant spring palette – accents of teal and mimosa set against blush – is the perfect complement to some sharp new furnishings, from wallpaper friezes to flexible screens
Frieze wallpaper Makes a shift away from repeated patterns on wallpaper towards frieze-like effects. Delicate and not overbearing, this pattern extends across the width of the room, creating an illusion of space. An accent of mimosa, a fresh shade for 2007, is provided by the cushions.
Every fashionista knows that, to achieve an outfit with a truly original look, the secret is accessorise, accessorise, accessorise. It's the same for your home
It's no longer enough simply to
select a whole outfit or a complete room setting from the
pages of a glossy magazine; the most stylish wardrobes - and
homes - are filled with a mil of classic, contemporary and
made-to-measure to create a truly personal look.
Offering high fashion dressing for the home, furniture and
interior design consultancy House Couturier specialises in
window treatments, soft furnishings and exclusive bespoke
furniture and accessories, as well as a premium interior design
service for every room in the house.
House Couturier founder Anne Thompson developed a passion for interior design following the single-handed renovation of three of her own homes. A desire to offer a fully bespoke interiors consultancy led her to open the House Couturier showroom on New King's Road in 1994. Offering traditional designs with a contemporary twist, Anne's work includes the homes of several major banking CEOs, as well as the Chanel stores on Bond Street and Sloane Street, the India Tourist Board and Bahamas High Commission.
"The name originated from our belief in the importance of personalising the home. We offer a truly bespoke service, giving our clients the opportunity to choose exactly what they're looking for, from the trimmings on their curtain tie-backs to the colour and pattern of their bedding." "I always found myself clothes shopping with something very particular in mind," says Anne, "I'd spend hours scouring boutiques and my efforts were always in vain. I soon found the same happening in my home; hunting for blinds for unusually-shaped windows, a headboard to match existing wallpaper, a quilt to co-ordinate with my bed linen," House Couturier fast became the ultimate destination for homeowners looking to create truly unique room schemes.
From the kitchen to the bedroom, sitting room, hallway and beyond, House Couturier will create made-to-measure soft furnishings and accessories using sensational fabrics from design houses including Andrew Martin, Colefax & Fowler, Anna French, Lelievre, Kravet, Mulberry and Mary Fox Linion. As experts in creating bespoke blinds and curtains, House Couturier have fitted window treatments in the trickiest windows, from ultra-contemporary conservatories to floor-to-ceiling bays in period homes. Its made-to-measure curtain service offers endless choices, from leather Venetian blinds, roller blinds made up using your own fabric or electrically operated window treatments for seriously sleek hotel chic, with all curtains and drapes hand finished to the highest standard. "Bedrooms are the most intimate rooms in the home, so it's vital yours reflects your personality," says Anne. If you can't find the ideal tones or textures for your boudoir. House Couturier offers a wide range of soft furnishings for the bedroom, including handmade bedspreads and contemporary headboards in leathers, suedes, linens and textured fabrics. Accessorise with a selection of opulent cushions, including House Couturier's exclusively designed hand gilded gaufrage velvet cushions. For the ultimate in made-to-measure home comfort, House Couturier offers a hand sewn quilt service; use your existing fabric to have a quilt made in either four or six ounce wadding or choose from their vast range of satins, silks, velvets and chenilles. For serious nesting, House Couturier can even fit acoustic walling in the fabric of your choice: "Using fabrics on walls dates back to the seventeenth century when fabrics such as silk damask were shipped in from Asia.
Despite the cost, it is currently experiencing
a surge in popularity, perhaps due to the resurgence of interest
in wallpaper, which has given homeowners a new-found confidence
when working with colour and pattern. While
wallpaper can add luxury and drama to room schemes, the effect with fabric-covered walls is ten-fold," explains Anne. The most popular rooms for using fabric as 'walling' are dining rooms, bedrooms, sitting rooms and hallways, to help create a feeling of warmth and intimacy.
If your favourite pair of silk covered chairs is looking the worse for wear and you've hunted high and low for replacement fabric, the House Couturier custom fabric service is the answer. Working with a custom silk specialist, House Couturier can reproduce most upholstery patterns from an archive library of antique designs from all over the world. After careful analysis of the original fabrics, both the structure of the cloth and the colours are created using hand looms or a weaving machine. All types of silks and textures can be recreated, including twill, satin, plain cloth, grosgrain and damask, with colours ranging from antique rose to emerald green.
Of course, it's the final touches that make a house a home, so treat yours to a little haute couture. Select your favourite fabric to be made into a lampshade, or create truly decadent windows with a made-to-order tie-back or rope tassel, using the trimmings, brocade and silks of your choice. Whatever your taste, a visit to House Couturier will ensure that your home is the best-dressed in town.
Open all hours
If you are one of the growing number who are giving up the stress
of the daily commute to work from home, then this "capsule
office" from House Couturier may provide that essential psychological
and physical break between your home and work life. The capsule
when closed is designed to enhance your existing room space. Opened
up, it reveals an office with a circular computer table with options
of interior lighting, convex space for hiding cables. The base
of the capsule has castors so it can be easily moved
into a corner at the end of the working-from-home day.
Priced from £2,495. Call 020-73719255 or visit www.housecouturier.com
for more information.
Relax on this elegant proust kidney sofa
covered in Andrew Martin stripe velvet and Washington fabric, £1,900 excluding 9 metres of fabric from House Couturier. Tel: 020 7371 9255 or visit www.housecouturier.com
Homes and Gardens
...put yourself in the hands of the experts. House Couturier will do the lot, from curtains to upholstery, furniture and lighting
....working with a custom silk specialist, this company can reproduce most upholstery patterns and wall coverings