I N T H E S P O T L I G H T Today we are introducing Christine Humphries, from Silver Bird Furniture, who lives in Warrington in Cheshire with her husband Mark and Pig, their little dog. She has two grown up sons. Although she retired from full time primary school teaching in 2015, she still works occasionally as a supply teacher, and also as a tutor on a 1:1 basis which she really enjoys. However, she is loving the change in direction as she indulges her creative side within her little business, refinishing vintage furniture and making decoupaged slate coasters and wall hangings. The name “Silver Bird” came from a little ornament that sits on one of her first painted pieces at home. Christine tells us that her approach to refinishing furniture is different with every makeover, depending on the age and style of the piece. She really enjoys experimenting with colour and paint effects, sometimes using stencils or decoupage for extra impact. She says: “Sometimes it is the little details that make a piece sing, such as a pop of bright colour when a drawer is pulled open, or some surprise stencilling on the back of a sideboard door. The transformations are often totally breathtaking. I love being part of that process and knowing that I have saved a beautifully crafted piece of furniture from the landfill and given it a new lease of life.” Please take some time to look at Christine’s work, and don’t forget nationwide delivery is available from all our sellers. @silverbirdfurniture
👉🏽 @lighthouse_boston 👈🏽 Gotta love the warmth in this color! The matching bench is killer! #rubiomonocoat Fumed then finished using Oil Plus 2C “Castle Brown.” Go check out the live video we did with @lighthouse_boston and @allandnery!
It is Christmas and in most of our minds we are thinking about the perfect present for that special being or beings in our lives be it human or not. In my family home we always had dogs and every Christmas we thought of their presents too, there were four dogs and one cat, two of which knew it was Christmas and were mad about the presents so much that we had to hide them specially from “Paco” as he would go through all of them and discover, thanks to his extraordinary sense of smell, which ones were a dog present. We tested him several times and he always got it right; the worst part? He did run with the present in his mouth and disappeared under beds or furniture. He knew. But who said we need to limit our thoughts for humans and pets? Our homes should be pampered as well. At the end of the day a beautiful environment excites, inspires and makes us happier so investing on it is something you cannot measure in money or in the thought of whatever you do it needs to give you a return if you sell it in “x or y “ years... If want to read more visit my blog: www.diegocorreainteriordesign.com/exceptional-pieces-for-your-home-perfect-christmas-presents/ #furniture#artpieces#bespokefurniture#interiordesignlondon#furnishing#contemporaryfurniture
🆕 Our stone kitchen has arrived in London! 🇬🇧 Here is the OCO kitchen in Grigio Billiemi Marble displayed in @intervariinterior , bespoke furnishing and kitchen specialist, at Wigmore Street. Being in one of the main arteries of furnishing in Europe is not only a goal for us, but also a start to expand our horizons. 📧 Mail us at email@example.com if you want to touch with your hand the OCO kitchen and discover more of our tailor-made elements. . . . #vaselli#kitchendesign#londondesign#kustomkitchen#interiordesignlondon#bespokefurniture
Loving our new display cocktail chair covered in @blendworthinteriors we can have this chair covered it any one of the thousands of suitable fabrics we have in the studio #cocktailchair#bespokefurniture#hursley_workroom
The past couple of weeks have been extra busy but, my project is trotting along. Shapes imagined in sketches and mind that I produce for the world. It’s great to see all of your creativity. Keep it up as we close out 2018 in a few weeks. #hwoodworks#stool#walnut