New! Festive Accessories for Christmas 2017

I have some exciting news… and although it may still be a little early to mention the ‘C word’ I’m delighted to share my limited edition Christmas Stockings, available this festive season in 6 fun and fabulous designs!

After making Christmas stockings for friends and family last year, they were so well received I decided to perfect the design and add them to my collection for Christmas 2017. They come in an assortment of colours and patterns and feature a quirky, contrasting pom-pom trim! There’s a stocking to suit all tastes, so use them to package your gifts for loved ones this Christmas or to decorate your own home. Then just hang yours at the end of the bed or by the chimney and see what Father Christmas brings!

I also have a number of limited edition gift sets and stocking fillers for lovers of colours and pattern, including Geometric Mug & Tea Towel Sets and Notebook Sets to tempt you! All of them come prettily packaged to make them extra special! 🙂

The new limited edition products are available now from my Etsy and Notonthehighstreet shops, so what are you waiting for?…Head on over to see what takes your fancy!

Keep your eyes peeled for my Christmas Gift Guides a little later in the year too!

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New Stockist: Canalside Heritage Centre in Beeston, Nottingham

I’m delighted to introduce The Canalside Heritage Centre, who opened their doors on Saturday 24th June and are now stocking a selection of my home textiles and stationery.

The Canalside Heritage Centre is based at the Beeston Lock in Nottinghamshire. They’ve carefully transformed historic cottages into a vibrant hub, which includes a welcoming visitors centre, café, small shop, community space, and gardens. Their central focus is on sharing stories of their heritage, working with local communities and promoting art through exhibitions and in their shop.

As a Nottinghamshire girl I’m thrilled they’re stocking my range and hope you’ll pop by if you have chance! They’ll be running regular workshops, art classes, and tours too!

Find out more on their website http://canalsideheritagecentre.org.uk/

My Newly Revamped Screen

I recently acquired a lovely antique screen and knew straight away it would make the perfect accessory for displaying some of my fabrics, as well as being a great addition to my new home. I’m due to move in a few months time, so I set to work giving it an Annabel Perrin makeover. I’m pleased to share the before and after shots with you now.

The screen had been re-upholstered but it was a little rough around the edges, as you can see! I spent hours stripping down layers of fabric and removing countless staples and tacks – most of which were rusty and rather stubborn! But I was eventually left with a good sturdy frame to work with. After adding a layer of calico to support my fabric, I began to re-cover the frame in some of my own designs.

I chose four fabrics that I think look brilliant and bold together – Spectrum, Imperial Diamond Mono, Flowerpress and Glasshouse and a bright orange trim to frame the patterns (and hide the tacks of course!).

What do you think? I’m delighted with it and cant wait to show it off at future shows and also in my new house!

Summer Giveaway

Summer is finally here – Hurray! To mark the start of warm weather and sunny skies I have joined forces with interior designer and blogger Yasmin Chopin to offer my best giveaway yet!

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Together we’re giving you the chance to win two summery Annabel Perrin cushions, one in Sunset Sunrise and the other in Deckchairs, plus matching tea towels! Check out Yasmin’s blog to read my interview and find out how to enter.

Best of luck!

*This competition has now closed

DesignJunction Highlights

I’m back up north after a busy and exciting few days in London for the Design Festival. It’s time to share some of my favourite things from my time at Design Junction…

1. The Design Event Stand

This was of course the main reason for my visit… to help man the Design Event stand, which showcased new products by 10 designers from the north, including me!

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand for a chat and to browse the work on display. I think you’ll agree the stand look fantastic, all thanks to the hard work of Design Event and Xsite Architecture. There will be another chance to see more of our work at the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art from 26th September until 22nd October.

2. Demonstrations

Whilst exploring DesignJunction, it was great to see so many demonstrations taking place. Waterford were cutting their cut-glass and Bert & May were creating tiles, using the winning design from their ‘Design-a-tile’ competition with RIBA. A few stands away from us Philippe Malouin were demonstrating their random pattern generator. Visitors could roll dices of geometric shapes and colours to determine which part of the pattern should be printed next.

3. Pop-Up Shops

There were plenty of Pop Up shops on the ground floor of DesignJunction and it’s safe to say I’ve added a few things to my Christmas list since! Friends and family take notice, I would like…

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A mirrored cup and patterned saucer by Richard Brendon

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Geometric Earrings by Tom Pigeon

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Statement necklace by One We Made Earlier

4. Lighting, lighting, lighting!

I was in total awe of the innovative lighting to be seen this year. Some that stood out in particular were:

Starry Light by Anagraphic. This handcrafted lamp illuminates the walls with different starry constellations, and can be customised to a specific date or location. What a perfect birthday or anniversary present this could make!!

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Foldability’s stand wasn’t too far way and her handmade lighting using traditional folding techniques kept catching my eye!

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The extravagant brass and fine crystal lighting by Martin Huxford also blew me away.

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The Anglepoise & Paul Smith collaboration was another favourite of mine; I think it would sit very nicely on my desk!

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