This is the first ever blog for DeCotesworth. I am truly excited to be putting pen to paper, so to speak, for this passionate vision I have held and shared with my close group for quite some time now. This really is the year for great things to launch themselves into a world that, especially now, needs a lots of inspiration – colour, an excess of charm and, I think, just a little folly. These three – colour, charm and folly are the tenets of DeCotesworth design. I hope you will join me on this exciting journey to challenge the colourless, catalogue look that has taken over the world and left it quite devoid of individuality, soul and, dare I say it, fun. If it’s not going to be fun, let’s not bother.
I plan to show you how you can add some individual style and colour to your personal environment that will make you smile and bring you cheer. We’ll wave the magic DeCotesworth wand in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms to show you how to transform your world into one of Unlimited Inspiration.
Soon you’ll be able to head to our online shop to discover more of the look that will colour in your world. We’ll have vintage treasures such as tiny individual fretwork tables, twirly gold-framed mirrors. There’ll be handworked linen napkins in turquoise and a deep pinky red, table napkins in a Paris pink linen/silk mix, and in a honey coloured and cherry red cotton velvet. We have glorious, desert pink, heavy linen table cloths; kravats made of gorgeous vintage fabrics for gifts for men or women, collections of vintage silver and soon DeCotesworth candles made for us by a very special local business. All this and more. Follow us on instagram as we capture the building of our business in all its sparkling colour.
We are also incredibly excited to be introducing the DeCotesworth Collective which I will detail in the next post. It will be full of rich information and inspiration. If you want to be on the list to be notified of all our upcoming fabulous adventures please do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll keep you updated.
In my part of the world, we are in autumn and I have pulled out vintage furs to tuck into and drape over chairs. I have the greatest respect for these precious, elderly beauties who otherwise would be discarded and forgotten. In the garden I have hundreds of the most glorious seed pods which demonstrate the full range of autumn colours from buttery yellow through to brilliant orange and then to burnt rusty browns. Utterly glorious. I have vases of them everywhere – including the bathroom.
With winter approaching, it’s time to cosy up and pull out hand knitted cushions, fluffy rugs, bouffy eiderdowns and woolly throws. I am about to line my curtains with a woollen batting which I’m told still has lanolin in it. I expect then to be ready for any chill wind that may arrive with the change of seasons. The fire is lit and my children, visiting for the siege, are about to concoct ‘Quarantinis’ before dinner.
To Unlimited Inspiration,