Head to the latest issue of Bath Life this fortnight for tips from Nick and other garden experts on how to make the most of your garden space this summer!
John was very pleased to be asked recently by Bath Magazine to write an article for their April issue on the changes currently afoot on the interiors scene when it comes to all things colour.
The latest furniture, fabric and lighting designs are featuring a much bolder use of colour and pattern than the more paired down, minimal designs that we have been used to in recent years. So, for a summary of the latest looks and tips to inspire, look no further than this month’s issue!
With the studio and showroom in the very safe hands of Colleen, Fiona and the team, Nick and John headed this month to the warmer climes of Thailand and got to realise their long-held aim of visiting the home of Jim Thompson. As you’d expect from the man who was credited for single-handedly revitalising Thailand’s dying silk industry, the house was an inspiring treasure trove of stunning pieces offset by bold-coloured fabrics.
Sadly, Jim Thompson famously disappeared in a cloud of mystery in the Malaysian Cameron Highlands almost fifty years ago, but his silk company is still going strong and keeping his legacy alive. They are also one of the few luxury textile houses that is committed to a silk manufacturing process that is entirely in house, with their own silk farms, mills and design studio. As big fans of their unique designs we are also home a range of Jim Thompson fabric books right here in Bath, so if ever you after a Far-East fix, do pop in for a browse.
Just before heading Asia-bound, John was one of a handful of the city’s interior experts asked by Bath Life for what’s been catching their eye this season. Head to “Brave New World” in this fortnight’s Bath Life for John’s thoughts!
Last night saw the great and the good turn out for the annual celebration of all things Bath; the Bath Life Awards 2016.
We were pleased enough just to be nominated but were almost rendered speechless on winning the Interiors category, especially when up against such a wonderful bunch of fellow nominees.
Thank you to all our team, our wonderful clients and also Bath Life for their ongoing support from the launch of W&L.
We’re always keen to support local talent so are very pleased to be able to be the first to share Kate Bond’s new fabric swatch book with you.
A local resident of Bath and former student of Bath Spa University, Kate is passionate about using hand-crafted techniques in the creation of her surface patterns. As well as teaching at Prior Park College, Kate has exhibited extensively; most recently at Muse at The Holburne Museum.
Keep an eye out for the new window display arriving soon on Bathwick Hill and featuring a selection of Kate’s stunning designs. Kate’s new website is coming soon at katebond.co.uk
We had the last of our one-on-one mentor sessions for a while this week with winner of our 2015 ShowCase competition, Penny Jeffries.
So we bid a fond au revoir to Penny, who is about to start her travels across various continents. She’ll be visiting printworks and studios throughout her travels, so there’ll be plenty of inspiration for Penny in her future textile design career.
We’ll be keeping in touch with Penny throughout her travels, especially in trying to help her gain some additional internships for her return later this year.
Keep checking in for updates on Penny’s adventures!
John, Colleen, PJ and Martin were up in London last week adding their finishing touches to phase one of the re-design of London-based marketing agency Hot Pot Digital.
The client is really pleased with the results and we can’t wait to get started on phase two.
We’re really pleased to have found out today that we have ben short-listed as finalists in the Interior category for this year’s Bath Life Awards.
The event is on 25th February so please keep your fingers crossed for us on the day!
Woodhouse and Law has just been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz Awards in Design.
The award is awarded annually in Design, Customer Service and Photography. Our portfolio of project images were amongst the most popular with the over 35 million monthly users on Houzz, so we’re very proud to be honoured.
To keep up to date on our latest additions to our portfolio, check out:
It’s been an absolute pleasure mentoring our Bath Spa University graduate Penny Jeffries over the last few months. The winner of our 2015 ShowCase award, Penny has been hard at work developing her skills and portfolio. Most recently, we’ve been able to support Penny exhibit at the Selvedge Winter Fair in Chelsea which hopefully has showcased Penny’s huge talent further.
We wish Penny the very best of luck in her upcoming travels – we are sure they will be hugely inspiring. We’re currently on the case with Penny trying to secure work placements at some design and fabric houses that we think would be able to nuture Penny’s abilities as well – Marrimekko, keep an eye out!