In fashion, when we can’t afford to buy a complete new outfit, we try an update with accessories instead. A little black dress can be transformed just by adding a statement necklace, or a coloured cardigan, or a jaunty scarf. It is much the same when we come to looking at rooms in our homes. We may not be able to completely redecorate, but we can update and revamp by selecting some choice new accessories. A great place to look if you want to add colour and pattern to your kitchen is the Lilly Loray website.
Lilly Loray is concerned with textiles, namely textiles for the kitchen, although the beautiful fabrics is sold by the metre could also be used to create a range of products for around the home – cushions, bedspreads, curtains and chair pads. The company was founded in 2012 by Bryony Tinn-Disbury, with a love of brilliant colour and distinctive graphics. Bryony has combined her love of retro vintage design with her ardent support of the UK textile industry, producing a stunning range of textiles that are hand-made, vibrant and have a gorgeous retro edge. Think 1960s and 70s prints, with a touch of Orla Kiely colour thrown into the mix.
What I love about the textiles from Lilly Loray is that you can either mix and match your colours and prints,(with blue/green and orange/red being the colour options), or you can just totally match your prints for a Bree Van De Kamp style (always my favourite Desperate Housewife). The fabrics are used for teatowels, pot holders, aprons and oven gloves (both single and double.) I personally love the aprons, which I am just as likely to wear eating a curry or soup as I am for cooking – with the Meadow Terrace print being my personal favourite.
With products that are all designed and handmade in the UK, and prices that start from from £10, Lilly Loray is a little bit of affordable accessorising for the home.