The French House is a refreshing breather in our buys lives. It seeks out cherished makers who delight in creating chic design in an unhurried way.
This is a family company inspired by the timelessness of well-crafted design, products that fulfil a function, yet have an inherent honesty and beauty about them. Many of their suppliers are artisans or small family-run firms, most of whom have worked with them for a number of years now and are producing exclusive ranges especially for The French House.
The French House is now launching a new range of soft furnishings, fabrics and blankets, all inspired by vintage French designs from their archives collected over the years. You don’t have to be a Francophile to warm to these these charming textile pendants.
Ombelles means parasol-shaped blossoms in French and these pretty designs are made from early 20th century vintage fabrics. There are three different colours: red, blue and light grey and three sizes of shade.
I like these old-fashioned patterns on the more modern-shaped drum shades. This pictures are styled by the unstoppable French House co-founder Mark Housden and are photographed by the unflappable Jan Baldwin, who has shot the new designs beautifully.
Watch out for the new collection and the redesigned website launching next month. The images are full of Gallic charm and will seduce us all to take stock, unwind and feel at home with The French House.