Coast Magazine

Coast Magazine
Here is our Chalk Tile wallpaper in the December issue of Coast Magazine.

Date 07 Dec 15

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair
Please come and visit us on Sunday 6th December for a christmas Curiosity Bazaar.  
Located in the exciting Observer Building in Hastings, there will be lots of gifts to inspire and free entertainment!
We will be selling a range of Louise Body cushions, craft packs, cards and more. Hope to see you there!

Date 02 Dec 15

In the print studio

In the print studio
I had a great day last week learning a printing technique called Solar plate etching. These are the first results but I am keen to explore this more. A soft photographic look can be achieved with added painterly marks.

Date 02 Nov 15

Swoon Editions have just launched the 'Louise' sofa using our Sussex Stripe fabric from the Peggy Collection.

You can read more about it on the Swoon blog: https://www.swooneditions.com/blog/louise-body-french-style-louise-two-seater-sofa/



Date 10 Aug 15

Free UK Shipping on orders over £100

We now offer free shipping within the UK for orders over £100

Date 22 Apr 15

Collaboration with Swoon

Collaboration with Swoon
We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with furniture makers Swoon.
The first of our fabrics to be added to the collection is Calling Birds which has been paired with the Lille armchair.


Date 20 Apr 15

House Beautiful magazine

House Beautiful magazine
Our Perched Birds wallpaper was chosen for the master bedroom in the House Beautiful home at the Ideal Home Show in London. 

Date 24 Mar 15

Inspiration behind the Peggy collection

Inspiration behind the Peggy collection

The collection was inspired by the life and work of Peggy Angus, prompted by Louise’s visit to an exhibition of her work at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. Below is a link to a very good Guardian article about her.

http://www.theguardian.com/ artanddesign/2014/jul/06/ peggy-angus-warrior-painter- designer-tiles-wallpaper

Although the new ‘Peggy’ designs are not direct references to Angus’s work Louise was inspired by the personality of her designs and the techniques she employed. She has tried to maintain an artisanal, hand painted quality to the collection. All of the designs are hand painted but then repeated and printed using modern digital technology.

Angus had a holiday house ‘Furlongs’ near Firle in the Sussex Downs so many of the design names reference Angus and Sussex places/landmarks.

“Furlongs, the artist’s rural 1930s home, became a gathering-place for many others including Eric and Tirzh Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Percy Horton, John and Myfanwy Piper, Olive Cook and Edwin Smith; this has led to an intriguing, chaotic interior comparable to that of the nearby Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury set.”

Calling Birds (fabric) – A hand painted design with a folk art feel featuring motifs of calling birds perched in rings. A nod to Louise’s heritage as a designer of ‘bird wallpapers’.

Celestial Sky (fabric)– A hand painted design with a folk art feel featuring abstract moon and stars motifs.

Chalk Tile (wallpaper) – A hand painted, geometric tile design named in reference to the chalk downlands of East Sussex where Angus had her holiday house ‘Furlongs’

Dot to Dot (fabric – Gold & Rose colour ways) – A design consisting of repeating rows of hand painted bush marks which fulfills the roll of a traditional ‘spot’ fabric in the collection. The design name is a whimsical reference to children’s ‘dot to dot’ drawings.

Firle Tile (wallpaper) – A hand painted, geometric tile design named after the Sussex village of Firle close to ‘Furlongs’ House.

Jack and Jill (fabric) – A hand painted, geometric tile design named after the famous Sussex windmills on the South Downs

Peggy Tile (fabric and wallpaper - Coral & Flint colour ways): A hand painted, geometric tile design, named after Peggy Angus, the 20th century artist who’s life and works inspired the collection

Sussex Stripe (fabric – Blue & Gold colour ways) - A design consisting of repeating rows of hand painted stripes which fulfills the roll of a traditional ‘stripe’ fabric in the collection. The design is named after the Louise’s home county where Peggy Angus had her holiday house.

The collection has a timeless feel and will work equally well in traditional and contemporary homes. These fabrics and wallpapers have been carefully designed to work in harmony with each other using muted tones of gold, coral, teal, grey and highlights of hot pink.

Date 27 Feb 15

A successful show!

A successful show!
We had a great time at Maison & Objet in Paris showing our new Peggy collection. Here are some pictures of our stand....

Date 29 Jan 15

Maison & Objet Paris

Maison & Objet Paris
We will be launching our new collection of wallpapers and fabrics at Maison & Objet in Paris. 23-27 January 2015.
Hall 7, Stand A185.

Date 09 Jan 15

Elle Decoration Oct '14

Elle Decoration Oct '14
Our new Flora Tile wallpaper has been included in the October issue of Elle Decoration.

Date 10 Sep 14

Selvedge Magazine

Selvedge Magazine
Being a big fan of Selvedge Magazine we are happy to be included in July's issue for our work with Fashion Designer Stella Jean.
Our Tile Wallpaper was used on fashion shoots for Stella Jean and used on the catwalk for the Stella Jean fashion show at Armani Teatro in Milan.

Date 18 Jun 14

John Lewis Cushions

John Lewis Cushions
We have designed two new cushions to add to our exclusive collection at John Lewis. 'Tree Bird Perch' and 'Cow Parsley'.

Date 06 Jun 14

Telegraph feature

Telegraph feature
Our wallpapers were featured in this weekend's Telegraph magazine. Here you can see Perched wallpaper and Flight wallpaper on the walls of interior designer Louise Convert's house in St Leonards On Sea.

Date 05 Jun 14

Designer wine labels!

Designer wine labels!
Louise was invited to illustrate some wine labels for Sussex vineyard Albourne Estate.  Using her style of loose brush strokes and graphic print marks, Louise created some drawings of local wildlife often spotted on the vineyard. 

Date 03 Jun 14

Kids collection now available as 10m rolls

Kids collection now available as 10m rolls

Previously sold as 70cm wide x per metre, we have now updated our printing production to the better value roll size of 52cm x 10m for our three beautiful kids designs: Horsey, Toyshelf For Boys and Toyshelf For Girls.

A fun and inspiring addition to a child's bedroom or nursery, our children's wallpaper collection is now available at £84.00 per 10m roll.

Date 21 May 14

Country Homes & Interiors

Country Homes & Interiors
You can find us in the May edition of country Homes and Interiors. Our Plant Life fabric has been used along with our Cheese Plant prints to create this lovely spring feature.

Date 24 Apr 14

Up Market-Very St Leonards 29-30 March

Up Market-Very St Leonards 29-30 March
I don't usually find the time to get involved with local events but this one grabbed my attention. There are so many talented, professional designers and makers in St Leonards on-Sea and Hastings and this small event will be showcasing the best.
Please come and say hello!

Date 27 Mar 14

Deco Home press

Deco Home press
German magazine Deco Home have published an article on the use of our Tile Wallpaper during Milan Fashion Week for Italian label Stella Jean.

Date 19 Mar 14

Elle Decoration April 2014

Elle Decoration April 2014
We are very pleased to be included in the April edition of Elle Decoration with our seagull wallpaper 'Flight'.

Date 12 Mar 14

New Beginnings...

New Beginnings...
We have been working hard on our brand new website which will be ready to go in spring 2014.

Date 12 Feb 14

Recent press clippings

Recent press clippings
Thankyou to The English Home, Ideal Home and Living At Home for featuring our wallpaper and fabrics.

Date 21 Nov 13

New Perched Birds Wallpaper

New Perched Birds Wallpaper
New wallpaper and print!
Perched Birds is the latest wallpaper and print to be added to our collection. We have the following available:

Date 16 Oct 13

Paper Tiles debut at Milan Fashion Week!

Paper Tiles debut at Milan Fashion Week!
We were very honoured to have been invited to the Armani Teatro in Milan to see our Paper Tiles wallpaper on the Runway for talented Italian fashion label Stella Jean.

As well as providing a colourful runway at Armani Teatro they also form the backdrop for Stella Jean's fashion shoots for the new 2014 S/S collection.

Date 25 Sep 13

New Kids collection!

New Kids collection!
Having 2 children myself, I was very aware of the lack of interesting wallpapers and fabrics available for children which inspired me to produce my first kids range of wallpapers, fabrics and prints.
The designs have an illustrative feel and I have used my children's loved possessions as well as my own childhood drawings to inspire the collection.
They are intended to stimulate young imaginations by using a combination of paintings drawings and photographs and feature a range of different sized objects from books and shoes to tiny beads and marbles, all waiting to be discovered and explored.
 
The collection consists of 3 wallpapers, 3 fabrics and 4 prints.

Date 25 Jun 13

10th Birthday!

10th Birthday!
We are very happy to celebrate 10years of business this year.
Our small company has been steadily growing over the past 10 years and we hope that the next decade will be even more exciting!
 
In celebration of our birthday we are offering you a limited edition print of one of Louise's drawings from an early wallpaper 'Holy Cow'.

Date 06 Jun 13

Homes & Antiques magazine

Homes & Antiques magazine
We have been featured in the March issue of Homes & Antiques magazine. We think this is a great photo and shows off the 'Perched' wallpaper really well.

Date 12 Apr 13

NEW FABRIC!

NEW FABRIC!

We are very excited to be adding a new bird design to our fabric collection. You can find it in our shop on the website.

Printed onto Linen Union this design features Louise's watercolour paintings of birds.

You can also buy Limited Edition Prints of the birds in our Prints section.

Date 27 Mar 13

Good Homes magazine

Good Homes magazine
Our Plant Life cushion, designed exclusively for John Lewis is shown here in Good Homes magazine.
You can purchase a range of our cushions here:

Date 21 Mar 13

Country Living Magazine April 13

Country Living Magazine April 13
Country Living Magazine April 13. Paper Tiles and Marneys Lace featured.

Date 13 Mar 13

Living At Home Magazine Article

Living At Home Magazine Article
Louise and her work featured in Living at Home magazine - Germany.

Date 18 Feb 13

New Prints!

New Prints!

Due to the popularity of Louises Limited Edition, signed prints we are excited to be adding some more to the collection.These are high quality Gyclee prints taken from Louises original screen prints produced for her Plant Life wallpaper.These are numbered and signed by Louise and each one is an edition of 100.

You can find these in the print section of the shop.

Date 13 Feb 13

An interview with Louise

You can read all about Louise on this profile piece by interiors blog Home Girl London...http://homegirllondon.com/profiles-louise-body/

Date 10 Jan 13

John Lewis

John Lewis

You can now find a selection of our fabrics in the larger John Lewis stores and on-line. Louise has also designed an exclusive range of cushions for John Lewis. Click on the link to see the range.

http://www.johnlewis.com/search/louise-body/louise+body=brand

Date 10 Jan 13

New products!

New products!

Prints

Limited edition Giclee prints of Louise's original watercolour paintings featured in her 'Perched' wallpaper are now available to buy. These beautiful prints onto 310g artists paper are numbered and signed by Louise.

Greeting Card Sticker Sets

These playful, 'make your own' greetings card sets are perfect as stylish gifts or for making unique, designer cards to send. There are 3 sets: 'Birds', 'Plant Life' and 'Christmas' each presented in an attractive tin. They contain blank cards, envelopes and beautiful stickers of images and motifs from Louise's designs as well as words of greeting and congratulation.

Date 07 Nov 12

NEW COLLECTION!

NEW COLLECTION!

Stonewall collection 2012

An old wall encrusted with lichen formed the starting point for this collection. The subtle colours and textures of the wall are beautifully illustrated giving an atmospheric quality and depth to the designs.

Louises drawings and photographs work with the texture of the stonewall to create 4 very different wallpapers.

Flight

A coastal nod to Louises home town, Hastings.

The seagulls started life as charcoal drawings and the texture of the old wall is reminiscent of sea spray, chalky cliffs and sandy beaches.

Perched

Watercolour paintings of real and imaginary birds perch on plinths adorning the stonewall, evocative of botanical gardens and victorian aviaries.

Meadow

This design has a very painterly and textured feel.

Delicate drawings and photographs of cowparsley, foliage and butterflies evoke feelings of hot summers, country walks and old buildings.

Stonewall

Stonewall creates a beautiful backdrop with suggestions of times past but also has a very modern feel. Used on its own, this design works very well as a subtle background texture but can also be hung with Sea Birds and Perched.

All of the above designs are available in 3 different colourways: Chalk, Flint and Sand.

Date 29 Jun 12

A Collection for Laura Ashley * Feb 2012

A Collection for Laura Ashley * Feb 2012
Louise was asked to design a collection in her signature style for Laura Ashley.
The result is a beautiful collection called Glasshouse including Larissa Bluebird Fabric and Martha Hollyhock wallpaper. It is available now as part of the SS12 Laura Ashley collection.

Date 07 Feb 12

Elegance on a shoestring * Feb 2012

We have been featured in 'elegance on a shoestring' a fantastic blog by Amanda Russell. http://eleganceonashoestring.net.s44249.gridserver.com/?p=2896

Date 30 Jan 12

**New Collection**Sept 2011

**New Collection**Sept  2011

We have launched a new collection of wallpapers and fabrics called 'Still Life.

The Still Life collection consists of two wallpaper designs and four co-ordinating fabrics. The collection has been thoughtfully designed so that all of the wallpapers and fabrics complement each other presenting the opportunity for many and varied combinations and allowing the freedom to create unique and stylish interiors

The inspiration for this collection comes from loved objects passed on through generations. All of the pots and vases featured in the designs have been handed down through Louise or her partner's families and the watercolour paintings of a Carnation and a Petunia were painted by her Grandmother who was an artist.

Louise's love of combining drawings and photographs is very apparent in these designs which give the collection a strong contemporary feel while retaining a sense of timeless design.

Date 22 Sep 11

New Wallpaper Range * April 2011

New Wallpaper Range * April 2011
May 2011 sees the launch of Louise Body's striking new 'Paper Tiles' collection. These 7 decorative tile designs represent a temporary departure from Louise's signature motifs and the conclusion of a creative process started by her commission to design the restroom foyer area at Decorex 2010. Her 'Decorex Loos' wallpaper panels featured decorative Victorian tiles and it was a subject that Louise was keen to explore further.

The delicate and beautiful new wallpapers have a sense of fun and at £20/m offer an economical alternative to decorative ceramic tiles. The designs incorporate original Victorian tiles enhanced by Louise's colour palette and the addition of her photographs and delicate drawings of flowers. They are printed onto hard wearing, coated, non-woven paper and would look just as good in an alcove or on a chimney breast as they would in a kitchen or bathroom.

"Rejoice, rejoice for Louise Body, one of our most talented makers of papers and fabrics, has just launched a new wallpaper range. 'Paper Tiles' is, as its name suggests, a trompe l'oeil print featuring original Victorian wall tiles to which Body has added her own photographs and delicate drawings of flowers. What's more, the seven designs have all been printed onto paper so robust that we can really can use it in place of ceramic tiles. Buy now and get papering that kitchen"
Charlotte Abrahams

Date 26 Apr 11

Sleep Event 2010

Sleep Event 2010
Louise's wallpaper adorned the walls of the VIP and Press lounge at the Sleep Event, Business Design Centre London.

Louise's wallpaper also formed a focus point on the Design LSM stand at this event alongside some interesting lighting...

Date 30 Nov 10

A Successful show 2010

A Successful show 2010
Louise had a very successful show at Decorex. Thank to everyone that came to visit us on our stand. See you next year!

Follow the links below to read about us...

http://furnish.co.uk/features/550-decorex-shaping-up-to-show-the-best-of-great-design

http://www.londondesignfestival.com/news/fresh-new-talent-and-accomplished-design-masters-decorex-international-2010

Date 30 Nov 10

Fabric launch at Decorex 2010

Fabric launch at Decorex 2010
Louise will be launching her first and long awaited fabric collection at Decorex this September.

Visit us on stand A6 to see our new collection.

Date 30 Nov 10

Decorex 2010

Decorex  2010
Louise has been asked to design a wallpaper specifically for the restroom foyer at Decorex.

Rising to the challenge of an unusual project, Louise has designed some truely original and beautiful 'Loo Paper' which is sure to make you smile.

This is for sale, just ask for details.......


Date 30 Nov 10

Elle Decoration Design Awards 2009

Elle Decoration Design Awards 2009
Louise has been nominated for the Elle Decoration British Design Awards for her 'Plant Life' wallpaper.

Date 30 Nov 10

Dr Martens collaboration 2009

Dr Martens collaboration 2009
Louise will be collaborating on a range of footwear for iconic brand Dr Martens.

Louise will be producing 3 different designs for Dr Martens over 3 seasons starting in S/S 2009. The first season will see Louise's 'Birdie' design adorning the iconic 8 hole boot in soft white leather with gold button holes.

A/W 2009 will see Louise's Autumn woods design with added sparkle on the 8 hole boot and Mary Jane shoe.

S/S 2010 will see Louise's 'Plant Life' fabric on boots and the Mary Jane shoe.

http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-4330-dr-martens-wren-boot.aspx

Date 30 Nov 10

Paul Smith collaboration 2008

Paul Smith collaboration 2008

Louise will be collaborating with iconic British designer Paul Smith on a range of womenswear for the Japanese market.

The 'Black Label' collection will feature some of Louise's signature bird designs on a range of dresses, shirts and T shirts and will be on sale in Paul Smith stores across Japan in summer 2008.

Date 30 Nov 10