There’s no denying it any longer – those dark mornings are here to stay and winter is definitely upon us! So when it comes to updating your home, colour and vibrancy are the way to go. This month we’re looking at the trend for all things exotic. Tropical prints, vivid colours and jungle patterns are just the ticket to lift your spirits on a drizzly November morning!

Tropical trends

Do you ever think back to sunny holidays to warm yourself up on a chilly day? Well, a tropical wallpaper or fabric can have exactly the same effect by bringing a flash of cheerful warmth to your home. We particularly love Matthew Williamson’s new Deya collection which is named after the Mallorcan village where the flamboyant designer has a home. He spends several months of the year there, and that gorgeous Mediterranean vibe is clear to see in these vibrant patterns featuring Mediterranean flowers, fruits and birds. Valldemossa (£64 per metre) is an explosion of large tropical flowers and ferns. It would be the perfect choice for recovering a chair or sofa to give it a vibrant new lease of life. Also in this collection is a design called Talavera which features cheerful swathes of brightly-coloured thistles, birds and exotic fruit (£76 per roll for wallpaper). Guaranteed to brighten up even the darkest corner of your home!

Animal magic

In another nod to far-flung climes, jungle motifs featuring exotic animals are proving hugely popular this season. Think tigers, lions and cheeky monkeys! Cole & Son’s Savuti wallpaper has been named after one of Africa’s most beautiful and well-known national parks. The Savuti in Botswana is home to a host of brightly coloured animals, and this wallpaper pays homage to the park as baboons, birds and chameleons happily cavort across the walls! It comes in seven distinctive colourways and costs £90 per roll. Clarke & Clarke’s Lemur Jungle is another wonderfully characterful print featuring a cute lemur nestling under an exotic palm tree. It represents amazing value for money with the wallpaper costing just £49 per roll and the fabric in this range retailing for £39 per metre.

Pineapple power

The pineapple motif is here to stay as far as interiors are concerned this season. This fun fruit can be found in designs such as Matthew Williamson’s Ananas which features stripes of flower-filled pineapples. Curtains or cushions made up in this fabric (£64 per metre) would give an instant blast of colourful cheer to any room. Our rustic gold pineapple candlesticks are also the perfect way to pick up on the tropical trend. At just £18 each, they’re a great value way to update your home. They also make the perfect Christmas gift for friends or family!

To shop these looks, visit our website at huntersinteriorsofstamford.co.uk or give us a call on 01780 757946 to see how we can help bring your interiors ideas to life.

Candy & Georgie

Hunters Interiors



There are few bigger decisions to be made than the choice of key items of furniture for your home. Whether it’s a comfy corner sofa for the sitting room or a statement console table for the hallway, your choice can make or break your interior scheme. Large pieces of furniture also often represent some of the biggest investments you will make in your home so it’s vital to get it right.

This month we run through some fresh furniture ideas to inspire you as we head into autumn, as well as bringing you a not-to-be-missed deal from one of our favourite furniture designers…


A September saving


John Sankey specialises in handmade, traditional sofas and they are one of our absolute favourite brands to recommend to our clients. Offering a variety of options from button-backed designs to glamorous curved pieces, John Sankey’s commitment to quality and incredible craftsmanship is legendary. This month, we’re delighted to be able to offer you a fantastic 15% discount across all John Sankey sofas, chairs and footstools ordered on or before 29th September 2018. We also have an accompanying offer at Henderson Russell, a contemporary furniture specialist. Orders for upholstered pieces placed in the same time period for this brand will receive a 10% discount. Get ordering now to ensure delivery in time for Christmas!


Your sofa, your way


As well as working with established furniture brands, we also love to take on completely bespoke commissions from our clients. Maybe you need an unusual size or shape of sofa to fit a tricky space or you want to create a real showstopper of a piece with dramatic fabric and unique embellishments? We can advise on colour, style and fabric choice, as we did with this vibrant Osborne & Little fabric called Cosimo Raspberry/Blush/Silver which costs £165 per metre. The reupholstered sofa worked brilliantly at one end of the client’s kitchen diner, picking up colours featured in the paintings around the room.



For another client we created a luxurious look with a pair of ‘Wolsey Grand Sofas’ by John Sankey (from £3,036 each). The customer wanted quality, statement pieces for their formal sitting room which would stand the test of time as well as tying in with the colours in their existing curtains. J Brown’s Modena velvet fabric in ‘Slate’, a lovely light teal, provided the perfect solution. We styled the sofas with both bolsters and cushions. The bolsters featured Zoffany’s gorgeous Ocelot Velvet fabric with a contrasting piping in Warwick’s Macrosuede in Ash. The leaf motif cushions were made up in Jane Churchill’s Atmosphere Caruf fabric in Aqua/Charcoal.


Transform your hallway


Another area in which furniture choices can make a big impact is in the hallway. If the décor is fairly neutral, the right choice of console table or sideboard can really transform the space and provide a vital focal point. At the moment, we love Bronte’s new ‘Storm’ sideboard (£865) which features oak and brass details with an on-trend, deep blue painted finish. The accompanying console table has similar styling and offers great value at just £285.

To shop these looks, visit our website at huntersinteriorsofstamford.co.uk or give us a call on 01780 757946 to see how we can help bring your interiors ideas to life.

Candy & Georgie

Hunters Interiors



With this glorious heatwave still in full swing, a great way to update your home is to introduce botanical themes and natural elements to your interior. The trend for ‘bringing the outside in’, as it’s known, blurs the lines between garden and home, adding texture, colour and vibrancy.

Brilliant botanicals

Choose patterns with a botanical theme for curtains and upholstery to introduce the great outdoors into your home. We love the new fabric design ‘Bahia’ from Jane Churchill. It features a dramatic, large scale leaf pattern which looks incredible on long, floor-to-ceiling curtains and perfectly complements this season’s bold, jewel-coloured velvets. Cole and Son’s ‘Palm Jungle’ design is another favourite of ours. It features a bold fern print available in a huge variety of colourways. The emerald and black version is particularly dramatic and would look amazing used as wallpaper in a dining room or cloakroom.

So you thought trees were just for the garden? Time to think again! Lewis & Wood offers a beautiful wallpaper design called ‘Beech’ which features gentle illustrations of beech saplings. It comes in eight delicate colourways and is a wonderfully subtle way to introduce the outside into your home.

Natural accessories

We recommend adding instant nature to your home with some carefully-chosen botanical accessories. Our pretty Ceramic Leaf Candle Holder comes in white or blue and costs £8 or £12 depending on the size. It’s perfect for tea lights and brings the ideal ‘outside in’ touch to your table or windowsill. You can also easily add bright pops of on-trend emerald or lime green to your home with the right choice of cushions, throws and vases. In our showroom just outside Stamford, we carry a wide range of accessories which can instantly update your scheme. Do pop in and take a look.

Instant greenery

Plants are everywhere this season in the interiors world and they’re such an easy way to add instant colour and texture. Real plants such as ferns and yuccas look great in large, statement pots, but faux plants are becoming increasingly popular and are often hard to tell from the real thing. Our Hydrangea Faux Floral Arrangement (£35) comes in a lovely round glass vase and provides instant natural colour. It’s also guaranteed to look perfect for many years to come – no green fingers required!

To shop these looks, visit our website at huntersinteriorsofstamford.co.uk or give us a call on 01780 757946 to see how we can help bring your interiors ideas to life.


Candy & Georgie

Hunters Interiors

A passion for pattern

This season it’s all about big, bold patterns when it comes to wallpaper. Our advice? Take a deep breath, be brave, and pic whichever pattern pulls on your heartstrings. Base your room design around your chosen wallpaper and the end result is bound to impress! This month we’re rounding up the latest trends in wall coverings – geometrics, modern botanicals and the new exotics.

Gorgeous geometrics

Why not capture two trends in one with a geometric wallpaper featuring metallic elements? Zoffany’s ‘Oblique’ range is one of our favourites at the moment, with its lovely bronze zig zag design available in a range of colourways. ‘Seizo’ is another stunning choice with a fretwork pattern which would work perfectly in a cloakroom teamed with brass or bronze fittings. The gold on green combo particularly gets our vote.


Modern botanicals

Floral wallpapers are eternally popular and for very good reason. But the key to updating your home when it comes to botanical designs is to go for bold, large scale patterns. New from Harlequin is a collection called Zapara which features outsize leaf illustrations in vibrant colours. ‘Kelapa’ has a wonderfully tropical vibe and would work well with non-patterned sofas and pared-back accessories.

Cole and Son’s ‘Palm Jungle’ design is another bold wallpaper to consider. It features a dramatic fern print available in a huge variety of colourways. Emerald green on black would be our choice for a dramatic dining room look.


The new exotics



The other big trend this season is exotic prints featuring animals. Cole & Son’s ‘Leopard Walk’ really stands out and would look great teamed with crisp neutrals to create an ‘old meets new’ effect. We also love Clarke & Clarke’s new ‘Animalia’ collection in which giraffes, tigers and exotic birds take centre stage.

We have more than 6,000 wallpapers to choose from in the showroom so do pop in and take a look. We’re based just two miles outside Stamford in a pretty converted dairy in Uffington. We’d love to see you and help you choose your dream wallpaper!


To shop the range at Hunters Interiors, including the items mentioned above, visit huntersinteriorsofstamford.co.uk

The Power to Transform: Choosing the right accessories for your home


The first signs of spring are finally here so what better time to inject a bit of colour and character into your home with some fresh new accessories? It’s amazing how the right choices really can transform the look and feel of a room. And the great thing about accessories is that you can afford to be a bit more daring than you might be with other aspects of your home because they’re so easy to change.


Mark the changing seasons


Cushions are a really easy way to introduce some seasonal colour into your home. Why not say goodbye to winter and a very welcome hello to spring with a gorgeous floral cushion from Sanderson (£49)? Our faux hydrangea flower bouquet (£35) is also a great way to ‘bring the outside in’ and you don’t even need green fingers to keep these flowers alive! The trend for faking it when it comes to plants and flowers keeps on growing and we absolutely love this low maintenance approach. Our hugely popular ceramic bobble bowl (£45) is also a super way to introduce hints of summer if you load it up with colourful fruits. It comes in both cream and grey so you’re bound to find one which will work with your existing scheme.


Add character and texture



Metallics are still making a big noise in the interiors world this season. But instead of copper and rose gold, it’s now all about antique brass finishes. Our pineapple candlesticks (£18 each) offer a great value way to make a nod to this trend. Why not display them as a pair on a hallway console table? We also have some amazing Zoffany wallpapers in stock at the moment with gorgeous geometric patterns and metallic accents. Do contact us or pop into the showroom to have a look.


Let there be light



If your space is feeling a bit on the dark side, why not introduce some mirrors to reflect light around the room? Our large cylinder mirror (£50) features convex glass and a black metallic frame with a gold rim. It also comes in a 26cm medium version (£40) which has flat glass and the same surround. These mirrors are super stylish and look particularly effective if used in multiples along a hallway or up a staircase.


Don’t forget to try to step out of your comfort zone with your accessories. Be as brave as you dare and use them as a chance to mark a new season or follow a new trend. If you end up changing your mind, no harm done! You can easily swap things around again and create an entirely different look.


Candy & Georgie

Hunters Interiors


The Golden Sofa Rules – What You Need To Know

Your home should say exactly what you want it say about you, it speaks volumes and one of the key elements to consider is your furniture. A new sofa or chair is a big investment and it needs to stand the test of time and work with the rest of the room and one thing you shouldn’t skimp on is quality.There are a few golden rules to consider when thinking about purchasing a new sofa or chair:

Always, always measure the intended space before purchasing and ensure it fits comfortably, you might like the look of the sofa but if it’s too big it will over power the room and look ill fitted. The same applies if it’s too small your sofa will look lost and the room will look unfinished. You should have at least enough space to add points of interest such as table lamps on either side, this not only looks pleasant it’s also practical for drinks or ornaments.

Consider the height, if your room has low ceilings a sofa with lower arms and back works much better, raised arms will make the room height feel even smaller when you need to create the feeling of space and height. Low slung sofas and chairs will look lost in a room with high ceiling opt for a higher back and arms to maximise your space to it’s full potential.

Mix and match! Gone are the days of matching chairs and sofas it and hello contrasting fabrics! Using fabrics that work in harmony together the options are endless but stick to the same colour palette.

It’s all about the detail! There are so many options to make your sofa completely bespoke to you, the little finishing touches like a nice contrast piping round the sofa or colour contrasting back buttons. These are the things that make your sofa/chairs really stand out and far from just run of the mill.

When selecting your fabric it has to work with the rest of the room, keeping in theme whether the surroundings are traditional, modern, or contemporary your fabric has to reflect it. Your sofa is a big purchase so choosing the right fabric essential!

Make it practical! We have a huge library of fabrics so with so many to choose from consider how it’s going to be used. If it’s going to have heavy usage or you have little ones/pets it has to be durable. We supply fabrics suitable for upholstery with an 80,000 rub test making them child proof/pet proof and come with a stain repellent finish so you can enjoy your furniture without being too precious.


Think about what you want your focal point to be and position your furniture around it, whether it’s a television or a fireplace the seating arrangement should be positioned comfortably around it.

A sofa and chairs is becoming a popular alternative to two sofa as it breaks up the room giving the impression of space, if you are having two chairs using a beautiful fabric that compliments the sofa fabric looks fabulous.

Don’t skimp on quality! If a price looks too good it probably is, without mentioning the phrase ‘you buy cheap you buy twice’ you simply can’t fake good quality. Our sofa and chair manufacturers are so confident of their furniture and the strength of their frames they offer a lifetime guarantee for frames and springs. So unless you want to be replacing your furniture in a few years choose quality over cost you’ll save in the future.

Your living room or snug isn’t the only place a sofa or chair can be placed. A space such a large landing with a small sofa or a couple of chairs and if permitting a little table is a great way of utilising the wasted space and creating an area that’s usable. It’s functional and makes a lovely quiet place to slip off to if the living room is over crowded.

There is a lot to consider when investing in a new sofa and/or chairs but if you’re undecided and need some design inspiration pop into our showroom based in Uffington just outside of Stamford and we can advise you on what style, colour and fabric would best suit your room.

What’s Hot For Interiors In 2018??

It may feel like we’re still in the depths of Winter but it’s soon set to change. While we’ve been tuck up in our homes enduring the cold nights it’s easy to forget that the lighter evenings will soon be upon us and the sweet smell of Spring will be in the air. There’s nothing like a good Spring clean to get you prepared and poised for the warmer weather but with less clutter to draw your attention to it highlights the areas that need some TLC to bring them to a new lease of life. It’s time to think about home improvements so here’s what to look out for in the world of interiors in 2018.



This is going to be the year of subtle pinks, copper, ceramic, dark wood, big artwork and exotic prints. We’ve seen some impressive exotic prints from supplies such as Matthew Williamson, Harlequin and Clarke & Clarke and it appears they’re still staying strong for 2018. Bright shades bring us warmth, while natural colours and materials are timeless and allow us to mix and match decorative objects.


A delicate pink colour is associated with softness and gentleness; a natural, floral-like colour. Match exotic prints with soft pink to counter act the boldness and achieve a contemporary but gentle surrounding. This beautiful colour looks great in velvet and ceramic.


A copper table and lamps add a sophisticated touch to your living room, bringing a warm glow into the home. In addition, this natural material is affordable and can easily be incorporated into most interiors. Bring some vibrancy into your home with botanical patterns. Tropical leaf prints can be found on cushions, tableware and wall art, becoming a centrepiece of your living space. Big and bold, it can make an impact in the room.

Using different materials in the same room creates a fabulous aesthetic. A glass floor, wood kitchen cabinets, metallic pipes, copper lighting and exposed bricks add unique decorative accents to your kitchen with a contemporary twist. This material has been used throughout the years and will continue to be used in different interior elements such as furniture, flooring, walls, accessories and, believe or not, in fashion too.


Ceramic vases and side tables with gold finishes will be found everywhere in 2018. These glossy round tables will bring elegance and luxury to any reception room. You can mix tables of different sizes and colours, or overlap them there’s many options to incorporate the two finishes.

Big statement wall art is set to be a big 2018 trend with the objective to have only one eye-catching piece of work. Hang your artwork above your fireplace, or lean it against your wall as a perfect alternative, or you can pair a large painting with a low bed instead of a headboard. The frame is as important as the actual wall art, so take your time to choose it.



Dark wood adds a luxurious touch to a room. Use dark wood flooring to create a comfortable and warm atmosphere as it contrasts well with a variety of shades such as blue, white or yellow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our design tips for what’s set to hit the interior market this year, it’s important to make the right decisions around your home as mistakes can be costly and disappointing that’s why we would always recommend seeking advice from an interior design service such as ourselves. Our showroom is open to the public Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday’s 10am – 1pm pop in and see us for any interior questions you might have or to browse our collections of fabrics, wallpapers, accessories, furniture and much more.

Turn Your Home Into A Winter Wonderland

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many it’s also the busiest. In between gift buying, preparing food and social occasions we still need to find the time to transform our homes into a wintry wonderland. It’s the little touches accessories, table decorations and the subtle festive hints that divide the tacky and tasteless from the festive and fabulous. Here’s my advice on how to create beautiful, warm and inviting festive interiors.


2017 saw a big Scandi influence in the world of interiors for it’s contemporary feel and celebration of simplicity and style. Decorate your home this year with a Scandi inspired theme using straightforward monochromes, natural materials, and always opt for quality rather than quantity. A neutral colour palette gives a contemporary Scandi feel – showing that you don’t need to stick to reds and greens for a Christmas scheme and that winter whites work just as well.


There’s nothing quite like fresh foliage to get you in the festive spirit, plus a fun trip out for the whole family collecting pine cones, berries, holly, ivy and so much more. You can use them as table decorations, wreaths or scattered around the house adding both fragrance and colour.


Christmas isn’t Christmas without the twinkle of fairy lights and can be used pretty much anywhere, try low battery powered ones to avoid lots of loose wires being the main focal point and not the gentle twinkle of a timeless Christmas favourite!


It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to completely revive a room, we all know Christmas is the time when we open our door to lots of visitors so if you want a quick and inexpensive way to get your house ready how about a coat of paint? We thoroughly recommend Zoffany paints there’s 156 colours to choose from providing exceptional coverage and outstanding depth of colour.


It’s very tempting to go to tinsel town and use a selection of old decorations mixed with a few new and not take into consideration a colour palette before adding to your existing decorations have a look at what colours you have already and stick to a combination of complimenting tones. Having 15 different colours is complete overkill and you don’t need to stick to the traditional green and red think outside the box, whites and golds are classy and very festive without looking like Santa’s grotto.


Lighting is key to creating a cosy ambience with those cold and dark Winter nights are here so lighting is key to provide a warm and inviting environment. There are so many ways to bring light into your home don’t just consider table lamps consider ceiling lights, wall lights and floor, all forms of lighting will help to create an atmospheric home with fantastic mood lighting to add points of interest.


Layer up the cosiness with woollen blankets and cushions for fireside armchairs. Keeping additional throws close to hand in baskets or blanket boxes will allow your guests to snuggle up on sofas, armchairs and window seats without having to ask.
Bring in additional seating to make your guests feel at home in the living room. Nothing is more Christmassy than gathering around a roaring fire, surrounded by family and friends. Create a sociable space with a ring of seating centred around a hearth rug and coffee table.


Mix-and-match armchairs and sofas create a relaxed rather than a formal feel, perfect for cosy chats.

Make your front door a focal point add two matching ornaments such as shrubs or flower pots to make a symmetrical frame around the front door, making the outside of your property feel extra special at Christmas.


We hope you have found our tips on how to make your home festive and tasteful this Christmas, from all of us at Hunters Interiors we wish you all a magical Christmas. For more advice follow our blog or pop into our showroom and speak with one of our Interior Designers.


Why Your Hallway Should Make The Best First Impression

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and the same rule applies – your hallway is more often than not the first room a visitor lays eyes on and yet why is it so frequently neglected? Hallways are the most important transitional spaces within our homes and therefore it has to work perfectly with the rooms that lead off it. Sadly this often results in us being overly cautious with colour and using neutral pale shades which can flatten the atmosphere creating a space that is simply a functional corridor that won’t make a lasting impression.

Your hallway has to suit the functional purposes of your lifestyle but that doesn’t mean you have to play it safe. There are plenty of solutions for your storage and other items in the hallway without it looking like dumping ground. A beautiful console table in a hallway with points of interest such as a statement mirror or a picture can brighten up the entrance hall and it’s really easy to achieve.


Hallways are typically smaller spaces, so you can afford to add more colour as it’s merely passing through to your main living spaces, don’t be afraid to add colour which  warm welcome to your guests making them feel they’re visiting a home from home.

If you want to create a more dramatic environment, select colours that conjure up strong immediate emotional responses – deep and rich shades like aubergines and plums will really make a lasting impression. If you’re not confident enough for an intense colour all over then a strong block of colour on doors will add personality without overwhelming the space.

Hallways, by nature, are typically dark, brown, green, grey, telephone box red, and any of the primary colours in full hue, are all ones I would avoid. These are dark and very strong colours and will make the hall feel smaller when you want to create a sense of light and space.

Hallways normally lack natural light and therefore light reflective colours work a treat to make the space feel bigger and more welcoming. White or light greys are great options, or light patterned wallpaper.

Often hallway space is limited, leaving little room for accessories or other decorative items. Adding wallpaper is an ideal way to add a design feature and personality to the area without taking up valuable space or over cluttering. Stripes are a classic choice for homes and can be used to create the illusion of space in a hallway. Horizontal stripes will lead the eye upwards and vertical stripes will elongate the area.


If you are worried about over dominating your hallway add wallpaper to an alcove or underneath the stairs to draw attention to the space but won’t make it feel over crowded but will add points of interest.


Christmas is fast approaching and the dead lines for placing your orders with guaranteed Christmas delivery is looming, if you want to add those extra special touches to your home and make your house for entertaining friends and family contact Hunters Interiors today we are always on hand for design inspiration and advice on how to maximise your home whatever your budget.


How to Achieve Autumnal Interiors

As we wave goodbye to our Great British Summer it’s time to start making preparations for the changing of the seasons by making your home warm and cosy ready for those cold nights in.

Here’s our guide on how to to achieve perfect autumnal interiors:

Tweeds and wool’s like these rugged highland fabrics are a quintessential part of the autumn home and bring an element of cosiness and texture alongside a palette of rich hues – from heathery purples to rich, rusty reds. These shades work well alongside robust, earthy ceramics and are set off perfectly by the introduction of purples and deep reds.

Bring the outside in with displays of autumnal fruits and foliage gathered on woodland walks to create magical displays that will last well at this time of year. Bowls filled with pine cones or vases of branches laden with sloes from the blackthorn, a common hedgerow shrub lend more seasonal style while turning autumn leaves make an attractive accent scattered on a dining table.

To reflect the seasons indoors choose warm natural woods and partner with soft ochre yellow walls to which you can add a strong textural element with woven rush matting.

A throw and some textured cushions can go a long way to create a seasonal feel. For a welcoming home with autumnal warmth that is relaxed and eclectic, add in some accents of warm floral fabrics, natural wood accessories or firewood in a basket.

Velvet has been a massive hit this year because of it durability and sumptuous feel and look, faux fur throws and a matching velvet sofa take coziness to a whole new level for a winter wonderland. If you don’t fancy a sofa in velvet opt for cushions and choose from colours that are warm and welcoming such as burnt oranges, deep cranberry or soft chestnut.

Candles, candles and more candles create the impression of warm nights in and a relaxing homely atmosphere, go for all different shapes and sizes and place them around your home giving you light and a beautifully smelling home.

A romantic meal doesn’t have to be in the dining room place a small table next to a warm fire for an intimate dinner for two.

Beautiful organic ceramics, jute rugs, woven lampshades and linen tablecloths it’s all about natural elements being used together. The colour palette ranges from off whites, soft creams and a spectrum of greys that leads up from the palest tone to dark slate.

If dark tones aren’t your thing, then opt for this super pretty millennial pink. It’s mood-enhancing, goes with everything, and will work in any room. Team it with pastel tones of sky blue and smoky grey, clear glass vases and a pop of vibrant cerise to give the look a zing of brightness.


We hope you have enjoyed reading our seasonal tips for more help and advise visit our Uffington showroom for more advice, tips and to browse our library of fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and accessories and don’t forget we have our Online Shop. Christmas will be upon us before you know it don’t miss the Christmas cut off for guaranteed delivery come in and speak to one of our interior designers today.