For years now, I have hankered after the Bluebell Sofa from sofa.com and now they’ve only gone and bloomin’ collaborated with the talented textile designers at St Jude’s Fabrics – offering even more tantilizing designs to their range.

The project is the first in a new initiative called ‘Design Lab’ which sofa.com launched as a way of supporting and promoting British design. Together they have chosen three different prints in three colourways by well known artists and printers. Mark Hearld is known for his nature inspired lithographic prints and Angie Lewin is the co-founder of St Jude’s Fabrics and creator of the lovely skeletal plantform designs:

st judes, sofa.com, ideal home, upholstery, textiles, print, limited editionLook how well they translate onto upholstery! Available on six different models from sofa.com, these are limited edition pieces and only available from their showroom so if you like what you see, don’t dilly dally! Great chair but there’s room for improvement with the shelving:

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and the wingback chair (below) showcases Angie Lewin‘s fabulous hedgerow design. I love it’s mid-century style, blending in nicely with the sludgy green paint colour and retro enamel lighting…

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st judes, sofa.com, interiors, angie lewin, simon lewin, textiles, printed textiles, upholstery, limited edition, ideal home, homeshoppingspyIt’s all VERY lovely. So VERY comfy and perhaps far too pretty to sit on. – Alice

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I’m on a quest to find the perfect bed. With a slightly dodgy coccyx due to an unfortunate coasteering incident in 2006 and a 6’5″ other half who tends to favour the star-fish sleeping position, it’s crucial for me to find a bed that’s ‘BCB’ – BIG, Comfortable and, of course – Beautiful.

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The first bed she tried was too greeeeeeen (and the shoes were too blue)

While I’m looking for inspiration, I’ll be adding these stunning bedrooms from the confusingly-named Sofa.com to my moodboards. (I suppose sofasandbedsandafewotherbitsandbobs.com doesn’t have quite the same ring to it…)

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The second bed she tried was too small...

I love the oriental look of the bedroom above, but this black upholstered bed is such a simple, smart design, it would work well in hundreds of other schemes if you styled it differently. I do like the contrast between the hot pink fuchsia accessories and the jet black though, and the pretty touches of duck-egg blue and cherry blossom complete the look. And any room that has a stack of books like this gets the thumbs-up!

But the third bed she tried was JUST RIGHT

But the third bed she tried was JUST RIGHT

Mmmm, so pretty, so vintage. So – perfect! It seems my quest is at an end. Now all I need to do is convince the boyfriend that he needs a vintage pink velvet bed in his life…  – Ellie