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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Drum roll, please! Ladies and gentlemen of the blogosphere – the five winning names have been plucked from a (bobble) hat and the lucky people who will each be receiving a copy of Angie Lewin’s beautiful Plants and Places book are… in no particular order: Simon Fox, Emma McCann, Ellen Woodfin, Emma Oakes and Viv Jones. Congratulations to you all! I’ll be emailing you for delivery addresses asap.

We’ve got another great giveaway coming up next week with a Christmas theme – so don’t be disappointed if you didn’t win this time. Remember, it could be YOU! – Ellie

Today I’ve been blown away by the beautiful retro fabrics from St. Jude’s. Designed by an eclectic range of artists and screen-printed in short runs, these quirky fabrics are all different, but compliment each other and look great together.

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St. Jude’s has a gallery/showroom in North Norfolk and, if you’re lucky enough to be based near there, it looks as though it’s well worth a visit. If you’re a stationery addict like me, you’ll want to check out the gorgeous notebooks on the website, too:

Picture 25They’re almost too pretty to actually use! I love the retro furniture that St. Jude’s does, too. Check out this cute chair:

Picture 27Picture 26The people behind this company also run a gorgeous clothing shop called Old Town, where you can find lovely clothes made from 1940s patterns and quirky accessories, too. I like these little TEA badges:

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If you know of a small company that deserves to be shouted about, please email us: homeshoppingspy@ipcmedia.com. We always love to see interesting things that can’t be found on the high street! – Ellie