Shades of distinction
These jolly and distinctive candle shades and lampshades are simple and inexpensive additions to a room. Suzie Clayton runs Decorative Accessoriesand chooses designs to co-ordinate with current fabric and decorative trends. The company offers a custom-made service in fabric or card shades, which can be manufactured to suit personal designs or company logos. Prices vary according to size and materials used, and range from £2.15 for the most basic to £18.50 for a hand-decorated antique decoupage. Suzie Clayton exhibited at Living Design London. Tel: 081-892 2300.
Setting the stage is Bandera, a fabric brought to life by art deco figure motifs on a richly-coloured linen background. This design forms part of a new collection by Sahco Hesslein, made up of more than 50 styles in a wide spectrum of colours and designs, from classic to modern. Bandera is priced at £90 per metre, and was shown as part of the new collection at Chelsea Design Week. Tel: 071-352 6168.
Go back to the future with these sci-fi lights designed to catch the eye, available from Christopher Wray's Lighting Emporium. This company offers fittings in all shapes, sizes and styles and were well worth a peek during Chelsea Design Week. The Tallis Suite shown retails at £300.95.Tel: 071-371 0077.
Out of Africa
Bold, bright and larger-than-life strokes mark Paris-born Manuel Canova's brush. At Chelsea Design Week, he showed his latest collection of traditional fabrics in jacquards, stripes and paisleys and introducing a new-look natural range which included African motifs, (shown above) which could be teamed with Togo, a co-ordinating wallpaper. Tel: 071-225 2298