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Decorex 2017

14.09.17

Setting up for #TurnerPocock #HouseandGarden #VIPLounge at #Decorex #SyonPark today. In just two more short days the industry’s finest will have decked out this empty shell of a marquee into a wonderland of #designanddecoration celebrating 40years of this great exhibition. Don’t forget to take a break in what I can assure you is going to […]

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Decorex 2017 VIP Lounge by Turner Pocock

05.08.17

Getting exited about helping the very lovely uber talents Bunny & Emma #TurnerPocock realise their #BahamasBeachBar for the #VIPlounge at #Decorex2017 . Maybe see you in there for a round of #sexonthebeach ?#cushions #seatsquabs #canopy #beachchic ://www.decorex.com/uk/visit/news-and-updates/5-minutes-withturner-pocock

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Stuckwork, Swags & Passementerie

03.07.17

Some great examples of #Stuckwork silk damask pelmet architraves #swags #beddrapes #headboards #tentedceilings #passementerie and so much more in the #grandstyle at #ChatsworthHouse #Derbyshire I could have stayed for hours soaking up the details. Guess I’ll have to go back. #whenmoreismore #gildthelily #handmadeinengland

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The stuff we do at Jon Rhodes Part one.

01.07.17

The first stage of any project is usually a site measure (unless estimating from plans and elevations previously). Here I am in Derbyshire measuring up windows for a lovely new project, summer 2017. I’m looking for overall window sizes, drops and widths, and I’m planning the over-sail measurements above and to each side of windows […]

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The stuff we do at Jon Rhodes Part one

30.06.17

The first stage of any project is usually a site measure (unless estimating from plans and elevations previously). Here I am in Derbyshire measuring up windows for a lovely new project, summer 2017. I’m looking for overall window sizes, drops and widths, and I’m planning the over-sail measurements above and to each side of windows […]

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On the road, France

13.06.17

#TeamJonRhodes just back to base after a lovely installation in #TheLoireValley #curtains #headboards #poles #Beddrapes #cushions #wine

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Kilt headings

02.06.17

Our workrooms have prepared a sample of a kilt headed pelmet which has just arrived on my desk for a new project in Derbyshire. Last time we did this was for a Client with Scottish heritage in NYC in the ’90s. Kind of like it! #everythingoldisnewagain #handmadeinengland #pelmets #godisinthedetail #kilt #labourintensive #scottishdesign #pleats #howmanyknots?

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Pattern cutting inspiration in NYC

21.04.17

Loved viewing these cleverly cut dress drapes in the Drawing room or ‘Fragonard’ room at the Frick residence, 5th Ave, NYC over Easter weekend. The Italian strung effect is in fact created by cleverly placed pleats (in the same style as the outside edges of swags) at the points of the upper passementerie tassel tiebacks, […]

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February Bespoke headboards

22.02.17

Just completed these pairs of and single headboards for twins and king size beds, with wings / deep curved profiles / con caved curved tops and all with cut outs at the base to fit around skirting boards, so guaranteeing a perfect result when we fit them in situ. Think they’re going to look super […]

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Celebrating 30 Years trading with Front covers

11.12.16

Our December celebration front cover is from November (1991 to be precise) for David Hicks International. There is a lovely article inside on what was then billed as the most expensive ever penthouse in London at One Palace Green. This cover includes fabric upon fabric, layer upon layer, skill upon skill, including upholstered walls, headboard […]

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