A FEW years ago, my husband and I converted an old house and tried new influences and styles
Jim created an enormous Union Jack collage – a unique montage of our old jeans, a bedspread and some lavish red velvet taken from my wedding dress.
It’s a bit like Marmite – you either love it or hate it!
Jim created some chairs for our lounge which were the envy of our friends so last year we decided to create our own pieces and sell them.
Like many new businesses, we had big dreams combined with little time and money.
We set up a website to showcase our collection. We thought long and hard about our ethos and made the decision to buy British fabrics wherever possible.
We use traditional and ethical upholstery methods (such as our use of horsehair, rather than the typical foam) and we up-cycle as much as we can from charity furniture stores.
We encourage our customers to use luxury linens and indulgent velvets from British designers and tweed weavers, a trend that is hitting the British clothing manufacturing industry too.
Everyone is familiar with great British brands such as Mulberry, Barbour, John Smedley and The Savile Row Company.
There is a great British revival on the High Street right now.
For instance, if you type ‘Made in Britain’ into the search bar on Topshop.com you’ll see a new range of home-grown wardrobe essentials.
The good old days where Made In Britain is a badge of prestige and heritage are back and we’re really excited about that and proud to be part of it.
For more information go to libertyroseinteriors.co.uk.