Author archive for Melissa Davies

  • Oct312016
    A William Kent Chair with ornate gilded features taken from the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House

    William Kent – A Palladian Great Britain

    Inspired by nostalgia for Italy and all of the heavily guilded and embellished buildings, Kent’s style became quickly noticeable. In order to hold their own within an elaborately decorated room, Kent’s furniture was stately in both size and proportion and often recognised by the excessive amounts of gilding and figured claws, lion’s feet and Grecian designs.

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    HUMPHRIES WEAVING
  • Sep282016

    Decorex International 2016

    Decorex is internationally renowned for being the event to find the best and most luxurious products in the interiors market. It has a rich heritage and has grown and evolved to stay at the top of the market, exhibiting some of the finest quality craftmanships out there.

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    HUMPHRIES WEAVING
  • Sep052016

    The Devonshire Collection – Chatsworth

    Chatsworth House is home to rich textiles, an historic library with over 17,000 books, furniture of national importance, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman statues, contemporary art, and a marble sculpture gallery.

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    HUMPHRIES WEAVING
  • Aug012016

    Windsor Castle over 1,000 Years

    he textiles in The Green Drawing Room, Crimson Drawing Room, State Dining Room and the White Drawing Room were accurately replicated and woven by The Humphries Weaving Company after the great fire of 1992.

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    HUMPHRIES WEAVING
  • May312016
    A model showing the hierarchy of at Ham House. The darker shades signifying greater importance.

    The Hierarchy of Ham House

    Ham House, just like any other grand house of its time was home to many people, from servant to owner. However, not all areas were accessible to all inhabitants. For example, the Scullery Maid wouldn’t dare set foot in the upstairs of the house. Here we will explore the heirarchy within the house.

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    HUMPHRIES WEAVING
  • Mar212016
    Design Centre Chelsea 2016

    London Design Week 2016

    This week we took a trip down to the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour, where you can admire, touch and request samples of any fabric you could imagine.

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    HUMPHRIES WEAVING