Finishes & Applications
In April last year Josie Fear and Charlie Irons embarked upon an adventure, leaving their London house to create a home in the Cotswolds. Since then they have transformed their Grade II listed former rectory into a luxurious haven, featuring our Somerville Chair, Almack Chair, Cloverleaf Pouffe and Soho Baby Buttoned Drum.
Old House Our Home
Josie Fear and Charlie Irons are lifestyle bloggers with their respective pages; Fashion Mumblr and Man About Town.
Fashion Mumblr is a Cotswolds-based lifestyle blog designed to emphasise attainable and inspirational details with a special focus on the subjects of fashion, beauty and travel, whereas Man About Town is a blog and portal for the everyday guy, covering grooming tips and how-to’s on what to wear and where to grab some good food.
Josie approached George Smith earlier this year to create the perfect furniture for her new dressing room. We could not be more thrilled with how the space looks with her new pieces.
With her trademark wardrobe of pale pinks and dreamy florals, we worked with Josie to select the perfect fabric to sit alongside her new rug and pale walls. Josie chose our new Pink Boucle Linen for her Cloverleaf Pouffe and Soho Baby Buttoned Drum, matched with beautiful champaign chord detailing and a fringe trim for the Cloverleaf.
Swipe through to discover some of the steps to make one of our classic pieces - a Soho Baby Buttoned Drum.
Each button is made by hand by our master button maker. With his expert skill, he has made up to 1,000 buttons a day!
Each button is then attached using a large needle and the fabric is masterfully folded and positioned to create our signature pleats.
Throughout the process, the pleats are tightened and defined to create the smoothest look and is a signature mark of George Smith furniture.
Around The House
Josie and Charlie have also got a couple of Mohair Olive Almack Chairs from our Cocktail Collection in their morning room, and two Mohair Whiskey buttoned Somerville Chairs in their Living Room. The building’s charm and characteristic panels truly complement the pieces and give them pride of place.
The sculptural Cloverleaf Pouffe is comfortable to sit on as well as being gorgeous to look at.
Petite and elegant, the Soho Baby Buttoned Drum is both beautifully decorative and extremely practical.
With its soft edge and fluted design, the Almack Chair is a modern classic, inspired by the fluted bar stools at The Ivy, London.
Immersive and comfortable, the Somerville Chair is our Sofa for one, perfect for curling up in with a book.