We’ll then build your stool to follow your chosen fabric pattern precisely. Rest assured your perfectly tailor-made footstool will be beautifully crafted to meet your most exacting requirements.
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The geometry of certain fabrics provides an exciting opportunity to create a stunning bespoke centrepiece with frame dimensions calculated and the cover carefully sewn to produce a 3-dimensional effect. This requires precisely joining corners to ensure "flow" and is particularly suited to my "Bordered" styles. In addition, elements of the symmetry may also form a "trim" around the base of the stool, delicately framing the upholstery.
The first footstool in the gallery here was created using Joplin by Osborne and Little, where the ombre stripes formed the border and tips of the diamonds formed the trim.
Another company I really love because of their bold original designs and how well these translate into my furniture pieces is Mulberry. I always get very excited when their new collections come out and one of the first oval ottomans I created featured the Dress Circles applique fabric. The circles flow with no break around the circumference of the stool. A mid-century style stool suited the velvet Dress Circles fabrics from the same Festival range and the Bedouin Stripe with its incredible embroidered stripe needed showcasing on a low Moroccan style pouffe with the stripe following the contour of the stool.
Our customer sent us two pieces of mud cloth purchased from The African Shop for which she wanted an interesting design for a bespoke show-wood footstool. Mudcloth, from Mali, is made up of sewn together strips and dyed with mud dye and each piece is totally unique. It is woven and durable enough for a footstool or table stool. Her specified lengthwise measurement, however, was longer than the pieces of mudcloth so we used this to our advantage by mirroring the stripe from the border each end of the dotted top. The stool border was built to the exact depth measurement of the fabric. We even created double piping out of uniform dotty strips. Our customer said, " The Mudcloth company are as thrilled as us".
We were very excited by these mud cloth African fabrics and created another design around two further original pieces of cloth in sand and black.
Legs or show wood can be lavishly carved by skilled British woodcarvers as a bespoke option. Due to the labour intensive nature of bespoke carvings on a made to measure piece, the price will be upon application of a formal design. Alternatively, this Italian carved bench stool which is a stock size measuring 43cm high, 131cm wide and 51cm deep, can be purchased for £875 plus fabric. It is perfect for the end of a French bed or as a stand alone window seat. Here it is pictured in the sumptuous Dragonfly fabric by De le Cuona.
Ottomans Silks commissioned us to produce a range of "ottomans" to showcase their sumptuous silk fabric collection which replicate exactly the original kaftan designs worn by the sultans in Ottoman Empire in the 15ht and 16th Century.
The beautiful motif on this oval stool, Vizier, follows seamlessly and contiuously round the shape and is trimnedin Designer's Guild velvet with individually hammered in studs adorning the lower edge. Ottomans "Pasha", "Agha" and "Hazinedar" were also created around the floral motifs symbolising the Ottoman Empire.
I was really honoured to be asked to create four bench stools for the central cabin of this historic vessel moored at St Katherine's Docks. The beautiful Havengore carried Sir Winston Churchill's body for his state funeral along the Thames in 1965 and it leads the Armistice Day Thames procession every year. My client chose an ivory fabric in a bordered design with piping and double piping in brown Isle Mill wool direct from their Scottish mills.
Designed for a very busy retail outlet in the dog walking paradise of the Surrey Hills, these designer dog beds were built around pretty patterns from fabric designers such as Emily Bond and are topped with my favourite Impala fabric, because of its incredible stain-resistant properties and soft velvety feel. The collection also comprises a variety of unique dog stools with ticking borders, claw and ball legs and other unusual trims, ideal as gifts for dog owners too! This range is constantly being updated due to their popularity, a selection of which are available to buy from my online shop.
These limited edition stools were designed for a large Hampshire retailer. Applique fabric by Voyage was bordered with a check and piped with navy silk velvet to create a striking skateboard stool for a boy's bedroom as part of a co-ordinated range. The girl's handbag stool was trimmed with pretty pink silk double piping.
When Impala fabrics, with their incredible stain repellent properties grabbed our attention, we added to the collection with a duo colourway vibrant design, perfect for a nursery or children's bedroom or play room. This sumptuous velvety fabric is incredible. Tomato ketchup, biro, paint and much more can simply be wiped off with a wet wipe. The Bespoke Footstool Company stocks the Impala fabric range and stools can be made in any design in this amazing fabric.