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Welcome Autumn into your home

As this year’s unforgettable summer is drawing to a close and the nip in the air hints at autumnal chillier nights, it might be the time for a subtle décor change to re-introduce warm and cosy fireside evenings. Bring out fur throws, pashminas but consider also recovering your footstool in a soft wool, such as the Montrose Melton range by Isle Mill. A simple recover is a relatively inexpensive way of bringing fireside luxury back into your living space and with the vast range of colours and styles available, you won't have trouble finding a perfect match to compliment your existing furnishings.

Oval blue mid century style footstool in Isle Mill

Isle Mill combines the finest natural fibres with time-honoured techniques, weaving distinctive fabrics, many of which take their inspiration from the natural splendour and breathtaking colours of the surrounding Scottish Highlands. I have enjoyed using fabrics from many of their ranges, from houndstooth to tartans to the pastel shades of the Montrose Melton range such as this elegant oval stool with mid-century style tapering legs. This is a “piped narrow bordered” design shown in “blue tit” and is available to your own bespoke dimensions.

Wool is an ideal upholstery covering as it:

  • is resilient because of its unique coiled structure so can bounce back to its original shape after compression
  • has low thermal conductivity meaning it will remain cool in summer and warm in winter
  • is stain repellent, as the complex structure means spills remain on the surface which then can be wiped off
  • has excellent long-term appearance retention as good wool fabrics tend not to pill, crease or soil easily
  • absorbs water vapour easily in hot humid weather meaning it remains comfortable to sit on without damp building up
  • attracts less dust as it produces less static electricity properties than other fibres
  • wears incredibly well and moulds beautifully round most upholstery shapes
  • provides a comfortable platform for the sitter (Choose good quality woollen and Worsted spun yarns)
  • wool holds deep dyes colours fast

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