x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Home Shopping: Elegant cushion covers at Jane Hornsby

Luxurious fabrics, fun edging and quirky details make these accessories irresistible.

Black flower silhouette cushion. Courtesy of Jane Hornsby
Black flower silhouette cushion. Courtesy of Jane Hornsby

When the British interior designer Jane Hornsby was met with an overwhelming demand for her bespoke soft furnishings, she opened a small online shop to sell her creations to the wider market.

That was five years ago, and now Jane specialises in designing and making elegant cushion covers in luxurious fabrics: silk, satin, velvet, wool and linen. Her wool cushions mostly channel the trend for all things patriotic: flag-patterned cushions featuring the Stars and Stripes, the Union Jack, the Maple Leaf and city-inspired motifs such as the Statue of Liberty. I also like her Black Flower Silhouette cushions; they conjure up memories of English summer strolls.

Folk-style pom-pom trims are another big trend right now, and several of Jane's newer designs feature this fun edging detail without crossing the line from chic to twee. For a rustic, country touch, have a look at her small selection of handmade leather heart decorations. Filled with sweet-scented lavender or calming camomile and backed with natural linen, they'd look lovely hanging on a door handle with a length of hessian twine.

Although they're probably much too big to ship, the upholstered chairs are also worth admiring before you log off. Covered in plush velvet, these curvaceous throne-like show-stoppers have distressed wooden frames - perfect for a girlie bedroom.

For shipping rates to the UAE visit www.janehornsby.com or call +44 183 053 0160