Cornwall LivingIssue #64

The soft touch

As the sun’s arc begins to shallow and the temperature gradually lowers, updating your interior can be the key to keeping spirits high.

As you’ll know from our many and varied insights into Cornwall’s interior design scene, we here at Cornwall Living love to hear from the experts when it comes to ringing the changes. What better time than now, as we brace for the autumn ahead?

“… sumptuous wools, soft velvets and beautiful boucles…”

According to the team at Merchants and Makers, as the season turns and the nights begin to draw in, you need not be sad. Instead, why not embrace the autumn by introducing some texture and seasonal hues into your home with a scattering of new cushions? After all, one of the most effective ways of transforming a room is to update your soft furnishings. Choose from sumptuous wools, soft velvets and beautiful boucles; Merchants and Makers has so many fabulous fabrics on display, and nothing beats lighting the fire, curling up amongst a pile of cushions and getting your nose into a good book.

Perhaps you’re planning a larger project, such as new curtains and blinds. If so, now’s the time to get started. While not everyone is thinking about that festive ‘C’ word yet, it is only a few months away and we all know how quickly it can creep up. If you get started now, your new additions will be in place and looking glorious, with plenty of time to spare, meaning you can spend the days of advent doing what matters – exploring Cornwall’s wintry markets and deciding on the big day’s all-important menu.

At the Merchants and Makers showroom in Launceston, you’ll find an enormous range of curtain poles and tracks to choose from, as well as a vast array of fabric pattern books from all major suppliers, including Designers Guild, Colefax and Fowler, GP and J Baker and Voyage, to name but a few. What’s more, the team knows its trade and has years of experience to draw from, so you’re guaranteed the helpful advice you need to get the look you want. Attention to detail is a priority and there’s free parking onsite, so if you’re looking to ring the changes this autumn, there really is no reason not to pop in!

"... sumptuous wools, soft velvets and beautiful boucles..."