THIS IS WHAT I LOVE - FINDING AMAZING MATERIALS AND REUSING THEM TO CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

In the upstairs hall of No 19 is a shabby sofa which has become a favourite sleeping spot for the animals. It sits quite comfortably at the base of the attic stairs as if it's always been there, but it actually started out very differently.

 

This was one of my first challenges: to make something I'd never attempted before using only materials I had lying around the house - a pile of scrap wood, some old cushions, a pair of vintage curtains and some flea market feet.

 

This is what I love - finding amazing materials and reusing them to create something beautiful. And if they are old, unwanted or discarded, even better!

 

Now, almost all the fabrics I use I get from England and Italy and are vintage and antique materials, factory samples and offcuts, and anything else that catches my eye. If it inspires me and I can give it a new life, I'm happy!

 

With a busy schedule of friends and family constantly visiting, every item From No 19 starts out as something I need or want here for this house and garden. When tried and tested, these items then make their way to our shop so that you too can have something From No 19.