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A Pigmented and corrected grain hide that is dyed through and then applied with a darker florenteak top coat. After the furniture has been upholstered we undertake a hand antiquing process which removes areas of the top coat to produce a subtle aged look.
The leather then receives a polishing coat to produce a sealed surface lustre. It can be expected that everyday usage abrasion will accentuate the antique colour change and is an inherent feature of this kind of leather finish. This type of leather has been our best seller on traditional styles for the past thirty years and can be relied upon to stand up to all the rigours of a busy home or commercial environment.
Essential leather is an attractive corrected grain leather with a plain pigmented finish, offering ideal light fastness, stain protection and a soft feel.
This leather is thick, soft and strokeable, with a distinctive finish. Waxy yet semi-matt, it’s been buffed and buffed and buffed to create lots of beautiful, subtle variations in colour and shade with a gorgeously natural surface full of characterful imperfections.
This high quality aniline leather cleverly combines rugged vintage looks, with a gorgeously natural surface full of characterful imperfections. So it looks authentically cracked and worn but feels wonderfully supple and smooth.
An aniline finished leather, tanner to ensure a pleasing distressed finish from new. The final result is a subtle blend of shading which adds depth to the effect of the colour.
A pigmented hide with a soft waxy feel. The pigment has a contrasting mix to produce a distressed appearance and a resilient coating has been applied to help prevent soiling and scratching. A designer style leather with the advantage of hard wearing properties making it suitable for heavy domestic and contract use.
Finished in Italy with state-of-the-art technology and timeless craftsmanship, this collection of semi-aniline leather features an extended milling effect that highlights the peaks of the grain and creates subtle undertones that blend with the topcoat.
With a look of a nubuck leather but the performance of a semi-aniline product this latest range is proving to be a new statement piece. This leather has a remarkable velvety finish and a gentle waxy touch.
A Pigmented Leather that is dyed through and then given a stain resistant top finish. This type of leather is popular with those customers requiring a solid colour which offers a more contemporary look.
The sealed surface easy care finish is hard wearing and suitable for heavy domestic or commercial applications.
This distressed, pull-up leather has been lightly brushed with beeswax to give a pleasant matt, slightly aged appearance.
A high quality grain hide which has been carefullly milled to bring out the natural look of the leather. It is finished with a super soft pigmented topcoat, and has a smooth silky touch.
A natural grain semi-aniline finished hide which has been slightly buffed and milled, ensuring a luxurious soft and supple feel to match the elegant muted colour palette.
The semi-aniline hide is dyed through with a lighter colour shade which then has an application of a darker specialised top surface that has been developed to crack when stretched to reveal an authentic, antique crazed look.
This strokeably soft linen has a brushed finish, so it feels like the slightly furry skin of a fresh peach. But it’s a really practical choice too. Its hardwearing, fibres take busy everyday life in their stride. Choose from all sorts of colours ranging from subtly understated shades to vibrant statement colours.
This is a sumptuous velvet, but it works a little harder than traditional ones do. Unlike standard cotton velvets it marks less. It’s also woven with smart fibres to help make it surprisingly stain-resistant. So it’s a great choice if you love the luxury of velvet but need your sofa to be able to handle the rigours of home life.
What’s “clever” about it? Well, it’s made with a 70% wool blend including smart manmade fibres. So it gives you the wonderful look, feel and breathability of wool, but is much more hardwearing. It’s soft to the touch, remarkably tough and is more affordable than 100% wool fabrics too.
Beautifully uncomplicated with a sophisticated charm and character, this washable velvet is exceptionally soft to the touch.
This is the definitive cotton velvet from the Designers Guild. The finish is wonderfully matt, but with the distinctive lustre that makes velvet so irresistibly glamorous. It also has a beautifully soft, smooth surface, which will subtly mark over time to give you a sofa with its own distinctively vintage character.
An exquisite cotton-linen blend, Linara has a beautiful brushed finish with an exceptionally soft, peach-skin feel that adds a luxurious quality to this versatile plain. Highly acclaimed, Linara offers style and versatility along with practicality and durability.
Tweed never loses its appeal, and there’s no finer tweed than Harris. Every piece of cloth we use has been hand-woven from 100% virgin Cheviot wool on a treadle loom, in the weaver's own home, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It’s a carefully protected process which delivers an extraordinarily strong, soft and beautiful fabric, perfect for all grades of upholstery. Your furniture will come with its own Harris Tweed label – a classic badge of authenticity.
This is 100% pure wool, closely woven in the North of England into a traditional herringbone pattern. The result is a hard-wearing fabric which looks seriously expensive, but actually delivers very affordable value. This Wool Herringbone collection has been selected to co-ordinate with our Wool Plaids – and although it appears a solid colour from a distance, a ‘heather’ effect produces subtle colour variations when seen close-up.
This plaid fabric never fails to deliver a spectacular effect, whether in a traditional or contemporary setting. What’s more, it’s made from 100% pure wool, woven in the North of England – which means it’s naturally warm, soft, breathable and durable. The fabulous patterns are great for mixing up with velvets, plain wools and Harris tweeds.
This textured weave is gorgeously tactile, with a delicate softness and a silky feel. It’s woven in the classic chenille style, so its fibres catch the light in different ways as you walk around the room. Choose from This textured weave is gorgeously tactile, with a delicate softness and a silky feel. It’s woven in the classic chenille style, so its fibres catch the light in different ways as you walk around the room. Choose from a range of sophisticated, understated shades.a range of sophisticated, understated shades.
Here’s a superior fabric which looks and feels gorgeous, but is also designed to stand up to the demands of everyday life. Made from a sturdy blend of 65% cotton and 35% linen, it’s a tightly woven heavyweight with a beautifully soft peach-skin texture. Whitewell is also brushed after dyeing, giving a timeless, slightly distressed effect.