About a year ago the seed of an idea sprouted between us and fellow South-East London based bedlinen masters Secret Linen Store. We are so proud and happy to let you know that this seed has grown into a luxurious, stylish and colourful tree - our first product launch of bed linen, designed by us and available to you. Whoop!
We have always loved textiles, in fact years ago we used to screen print our own textiles designs by hand before our passion for full interiors took over and our private interior client work grew. We still get giddily excited about the design process, so when we met up in our forest hill coffee house with the lovely Molly from Secret Linen Store to talk collaboration, we jumped at the chance to flex our surface design muscles! The coffee was flowing and so were the ideas.
We've been having to keep it a secret until now as it's been a long development/sampling process, but you can take a look at the whole collection here and get an insight into our process and inspirations for the designs. We've also created some room sets to give you some ideas on how you might style it out in your own space.
Appropriately, we shot the bed linen in our home/studio space, since that was the inspiration for the collection. As we began our renovation of this house we peeled back so many layers of wallpaper and were constantly finding inspirations in hidden cupboards. The house has been our muse and the intention is to create a series of products inspired by and made to go into this house. It's our way of sharing our home with you and more importantly sharing our style with you.
Our Future Victorian collection draws inspiration from the found textures in our design house. Influenced by the period of the property and the keen decorator and previous lifelong owner of the house, Mary. More on Mary later... The collections colour palette of pale blue and soft pink with a luxurious lavender edged grey is classic and fresh (and by the way, it's pure serendipity and a happy coincidence that the Pantone colours of the year happen to be in line with our designs).
We wanted to design bed linen that could fit into your existing interior without screaming in your face, but also, that could inspire a new interior scheme if you are thinking of giving your bedroom a refresh. For us we always design a space with layers and elements that come together to create a very special atmosphere. We can also confirm that they are supremely soft and lovely to sleep in as they are made from the finest cotton, selected carefully by Secret Linen Store, and finely woven into a Jacquard sateen.
In honour of Mary, the first is based on the original textured Anaglypta wallpaper that was on almost every surface of the house when we moved in. We fell in love with its nostalgia and gave it a modern twist by reinventing it as a Jacquard bed linen.
Next came our Barbara Cartland moment, with a pale pink, dare we say peach affair based on the marbled papers we brought back from our honeymoon in Florence. Its subtle organic texture combined with the colour is pure luxury with a contemporary edge.
Lastly is a luxury grey texture that verges on silk and yet was inspired by the rough plaster walls we unearthed after many hours of stripping. Named Moon, as it looked luna once the samples arrived. It's classic, but in a futuristic way, and would sit beautifully in any bedroom scheme.
This collection is a bit of milestone for us and we are so thrilled to share it with you. We hope you love it as much as we do.
A big thanks to the whole team at Secret Linen Store and all suppliers who contributed to the shoot:
Crescent table Lamps – Pooky £165 (shades also available at Pooky)
Jordan and Russell x