Parakeet, a Summer sensation

Summer is definitely nearly here and what better way to celebrate this spectacular time of year than introducing a splash of vivid colour to your room!  Parakeet is a design that evokes happiness.  The meticulously hand drawn birds swoop and soar across the 100% linen...

In the Press…Live Ribble Valley

IN THE PRESS... A huge thank you to the team at  LIVE Ribble Valley magazine for the fabulous double page article in your April edition of the magazine!  We can not thank you enough for the brilliantly written and detailed account of the history behind our name and...

Inspiring Design: Kit Kemp

Although our tastes here in the studio have always tended somewhat to the darker side (not that you'd know it with our cheery bluetits, even if they were inspired by a taxidermy installation!), I have always been entranced by the confident and invigorating work of Kit...

Texture: Horsehair from John Boyd

The plain fabric you choose to pair with a dramatic print is just as important as the print itself.  You can't cover a whole room in our Parakeets on natural linen, but a brightly coloured and richly detailed print needs thoughtfulness and care when it comes to...

Ochre: Tarnished Mirrors and Tactile Glass

Ochre is probably best known for its lighting designs - the Arctic Pear and Seed Pebble chandeliers are the two probably best known to me, although the breadth of their creativity is seemingly endless - screens (featured here the other day), chests of drawers, mirrors...

Amazing Upholstered Furniture from Hunter & Rose

I am delighted to share with you some more beautiful pieces from the Hunter & Rose debut collection of upholstered furniture, launched in 2015 from their Kent showroom. The whole collection is available online exclusively from their site, and included a wonderful...

We Love Haus

Haus Love and Haus Love Interiors, a shop and interior design studio in Indianapolis is a gorgeously airy and stylish spot with some of my favourite product designers in evidence - just look at their Serge Mouille lights - and some fantastic projects in their...

The Importance of Bespoke

Something we are asked about a lot is our ability to provide bespoke products, whether it's cushions, colour-matched shades for our fabrics or entirely different base fabrics for our designs. Most interior designers come to us for something different - they don't want...

Bespoke Cushion Collection

Through our sister brand, Natural History, we have been supplying top retailers all over the world, from Liberty to Lane Crawford, with our finely produced linen cushions.  This Spring we will be launching our very own Tradescant & Son cushion collection, a range of...

Hunter & Rose

It's very exciting for us when we see what our fabrics end up doing after we send them out to clients, and we are particularly happy to be working with Hunter & Rose, an interiors shop based in Sevenoaks in Kent, where director Michael Wakeling curates a collection of...

Kristen Buckingham – Los Angeles

We are delighted to announce that we are now represented in southern California by Kristen Buckingham and her lovely team in Los Angeles. Kristen Buckingham's beautiful showroom is brimming with elegant and eclectic design, and we can't wait to see our range exhibited...

Red House Textiles

We are lucky enough to work with some beautiful showrooms around the world, and we'll try to introduce you to as many as we can here, but this week we were lucky enough to supply a wonderful brand new showroom right from the very outset, which meant that we got some...

Inspiring Designers – Marianna Kennedy

3 Fournier Street in Spitalfields houses Marianna Kennedy's calm and atmospheric studio and home, hidden behind a shopfront that almost looks derelict, but for the glimpse of her famous cast resin standard lamps with their bookcloth shades through the squares of...

Tradescant & Son Swatch Books

We got our most recent batch of swatch books in only a couple of weeks ago and we're down to the last few already.  The extra large books were sent to the lovely showrooms who work with us in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Russia, and the standard books go out to...

Home as Showroom: House of Jessica McCormack Diamonds

I won't say that it's a new concept, but I really like the townhouse showroom that some of the most stylish retailers have been employing lately.  I talked about Rose Uniacke's design of Jo Malone's London showroom the other day, and today I want to admire Jessica...

Tennant & Tennant

Tennant and Tennant have been quietly making their presence felt in the last few weeks with their exhibition at Pentreath & Hall.  A collaboration between Isabel and Stella Tennant, the collection informs us that Isabel has been gilding professionally for an...

Interior Designer Focus: Rose Uniacke

I encounter many interior designers every day, and I love looking through their work to see how Tradescant & Son could fit in to their style.  Of all the UK interior designers I have encountered though, the one I come back to over and over again to study her work,...

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

This morning for my birthday I received a copy of The Monocle Guide to Good Business, a guide to running a business that is "respected, happy and agile".  Those of us in the design industry know that even the most successful of us rarely live in a world of exit...