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On Location / Voewood

On Location / Voewood

We are very pleased to be able to share the first part of our new Spring/Summer collection with you.
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The gossamer-like tendrils of our new strié print are picked out in delicate Blossom and softest Cerulean, trailing across napkins, tablecloths and cushions. With a palette of chalky white, natural rattan and wood, Cerulean tablescapes are light, bright and coastal whilst Blossom tables are effortlessly summery with abundant picked flowers, fine glass and painted ceramics.
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Pink Mishran Tablescape
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Pink Mishran Marble Tablecloth

Mishran Marble Tablecloth | Blossom | from £120.00

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Mishran Marble Tablescape
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Blue Marble Mishran Placemat

Mishran Marble Placemat | Cerulean | £14.50 

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On sofas and chairs we combine our staple printed cushions with Limited Edition pieces made from sabra silk kilims, khadi cloth and Indian woven blankets. Colours range from Rose and Coral to Veridian, Cornflower and Seafoam.
The overall look is easy to style and effortlessly eclectic.
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Pink Mishran Sofa

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Blossom Crosshatch Cushion

Mishran Block-print Crosshatch Cushion | Coral | £55.00

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Blue Mishran Bedroom

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Seafoam Embroidered Mishran Cushion

Mishran Embroidered Cushion | Seafoam | £65.00

For this collection we were very lucky to have the opportunity to shoot at the incredible Voewood near Holt. Voewood is an arts & crafts gem hidden amongst woodland on the north norfolk coast. Built in the shape of a butterfly to capture the sun it is a house like no other with interiors to match.

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Voewood

By the time Voewood was bought by rare book dealer Simon Finch in 1998 it was tired and neglected having been used institutionally for many years.
In an unconventional approach to renovation Simon enlisted help from designer friend Annabel Grey who moved in to the house and set to work. Moving from room to room Annabel created mosaic murals and floors and hand-painted curtains and walls. In the dining room curtains are heavily embellished with butterflies stitched with silk, fur and beads while the Patchwork room is covered with painstakingly painted squares decorated with gold and silver leaf.
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Voewood
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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Voewood

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Voewood

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Birdie Fortescue Blog | Voewood

Simon then layered Annabel’s unique rooms with his eclectic collection of furniture, contemporary art and objects picked up on his travels. From the Augustus John drawing in the master bedroom to the telegrams from John Lennon’s drug dealer in Jack’s room, the house is filled with the amusing, the amazing and the unexpected.
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Shooting at Voewood was an absolute joy and truly brought our Spring/Summer collection to life.
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