Taking a few days to visit the cottage next week and we cannot wait to get back and reacquaint ourselves with the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Long walks, pub lunches and visits to friends are on the agenda, and if the weather holds out (fingers crossed), maybe a couple of days basking on the beach eking out the last of the summer, and grabbing a restorative break before Autumn sets in.
And talking of my favourite county, I’m rather taken with the new Norfolk collection of fabrics and homewares from designer Tori Murphy who drew inspiration from a pivotal year, spent renovating and restoring a first home and starting a family. Sounds familiar? Well, renovating and restoring at any rate. The family part was years ago for me. During that year, she spent weekends in Norfolk walking on blustery Holkham beach, and hazy evenings meandering through Sandringham woods. The thought of a beautiful home to return to were the starting points for three new designs, Holkham Waffle, Sandringham Plain and Woodhouse Check.
I love the subtle natural shades she has used in this collection of fabric and homewares. And combined with bold, graphic statement pieces they echo the signature aesthetic of previous collections whilst also standing alone.
“Seeing first hand how much depends on quality materials and skilled craftsmanship and how stripping back the unnecessary uncovers the beauty in structure, simplicity and texture was the foundation for the new designs. It’s a truly English collection, dedicated to the importance of home and the family within it,” Tori Murphy.
Available on a range of home accessories, the new 100% merino wool and cotton fabrics can also be purchased by the metre and are suitable for use on soft furnishings, light upholstery, curtains and blinds. The full collection is available to purchase online, while stockists include Heals, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.