Choose the Right Fabric for the Situation



Silent Gliss is known worldwide as the provider of the most advanced, high quality window treatments.
As important as the hardware is the selection of the right fabric to ensure a smooth and professionally working window treatment system. Combining technical knowledge with the important know how of fabrics, is another key competence you can count on when working with Silent Gliss.
The need to create surroundings which provide a feeling of security and well being is elegantly met by the combination of design fabrics and high technology.

Multiscreen is a good example of one of these technical fabrics.  Silent Gliss Multiscreen has been woven by a special process to produce three different openness factor . The higher openness factor the greater amount of natural light allowed into the room. So you could use a 10% openness factor on a north facing window and a 5% or 1% openness where you want to use computers/televisions  whilst still maintaining an overall interior scheme.

 Prices start at £320 based on a 4810 chain operated roller blind in Multiscreen 5% at 1m x 1.5m.

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Holly&Lil have pulled out all the stops this Christmas so that you dog can be the Belle of the Ball during the festive season with The Matrix and Crystal Palace Semi-precious collars.


The Matrix

This stylish black collar is encrusted with tumbled gemstone chips and beads. There’s Black Onyx (traditionally for power), Mother of Pearl (money), Black Swarovski Crystal  Pearls, Lapis Lazuli, (Mental Calm and Vitality) Swarovski crystals and Goldstone (vitality)  with the odd fire crystal thrown in for shimmer and style


The Crystal Palace

If you prefer a shimmering silver white Christmas  this collar is encrusted with Swarovski crystals, Fire crystals, Mother of Pearl, Swarovski Crystal Pearls.


Both are available for all sizes of dogs and prices start at £81 for size 1/2 up to £225 for size 10.  Though larger sizes are available to order.

All are hand made.











The Christmas Star

The Traditionalists among you might prefer the red Christmas Star collar which just for Christmas 2011 comes with a beautiful garland design of Swarovski Crystals  and Crystal pearls. As usual it is hand made from the finest calf leather. 

It retails from £81 for a size 1/2 to £225 for a size 10.  Larger sizes available to order.






Lloyd Loom of Spalding at Beach at Bude


The  Specifier was  Cornish Interiors and the designer Cathryn Bishop, the Owner of Cornish Interiors had the following to say” We refurbished a 30 bed hotel, to create a 15 bed luxury guest house, with a very high level of finish, and a modern take on the beach front theme. We wanted a slight New England feel, so we had limed oak furniture made bespoke; we used Lloyd Loom of Spalding for the look of the product, but also because of its longevity. Overall the hotel has a very calming feel and provides a relaxing spot to enjoy the delights of the North Cornish Coast.”

“It was great to see our furniture in this setting” said Managing Director of Lloyd Loom of Spalding, Julie Davenport, “ it looked so at home there and gave the atmosphere of the place a modern, yet cosy and homely feel”.








Photographs by David Griffin

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Lloyd Loom of Spalding supplies furniture to South Sands Hotel


Lloyd Loom of Spalding has recently supplied a large quantity of furniture to the South Sands hotel. “It was a lovely and interesting project which we were delighted to be involved in” said Julie Davenport Managing Director of Lloyd Loom of Spalding.  

Lloyd Loom furniture is an integral feature at the South Sands Boutique Hotel & Beachside Restaurant in Salcombe, South Devon.

The elegant yet relaxed style of Lloyd Loom perfectly reflects the hotel’s signature “comfortable luxury”, and blends effortlessly with the refined sophistication of South Sands’ beachside terrace and restaurant.

The South Sands design team believe Lloyd Loom products to work perfectly with the inspiration behind and style of the hotel: “perfect for our fresh, light-filled interiors ─ very New England with a contemporary twist”.

British or locally-sourced designs and materials have a strong presence at South Sands and Lloyd Loom’s individual, handmade furniture, crafted in Spalding works hand-in-hand with this ethos

Lloyd Loom designs are practical and don’t present any problems in terms of moving and storage for functions and special events. They are easy to clean and most importantly, very enduring – perfect for our open, sea-facing terrace.










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Present Ideas Galore for Pets and Pet Lovers

It hardly matters which breed you of dog love the most Holly&lil have some cracking presents for pet lover this Christmas.

Delightful mugs with dog heads for handles sell at £20.00. Salt and pepper shakers in the shape of your favourite breed for £25 a set. Dog door stops £24.00 or if you want to be patriotic you can have a Union Jack one for £25.00.

There are cushions for £50. Bone China mugs with pictures of dogs for £9.00. And if you take your pet on holiday some dog or cat passport holders which retail at £20.00.

Acrylic dog bowls decorated with bones in two sizes medium £22, large £30.00.As well as various greeting cards in prices ranging from £2.50 – to £3.75.

And Cat Lovers have not been forgotten:

There are cat toys from £1-£5. Lavender cushions at £20.00 Lavender doorstop at £22 and notebooks, £17 or photo albums at £36.00.

Happy Christmas from Holly&Lil

Rococo lays it on the table

As well as their wonderful chocolates Rococo has long been famed for the attractive blue and white packaging which depicts antique French chocolate
moulds.  Now they have produced a number of household products using this distinctive design.

The oiled table cloths not only enhance the whole room but are also extremely practical, as any spillage can easily be wiped off, warm plates
will not harm the table and it is a perfect surface for children to work on.

The 1.45m wide table cloths are available in various lengths: 1.5m, 2m and 2.5m or to order

And retail at £45 per metre Oiled aprons beautifully finished with white ties and neck bands are also available for both adults and children, again a godsend in the  kitchen and a great laundry saver…

Adult aprons retail at £30
Children’s aprons at  £17.50

Note to editors:

Chantal Coady graduated in Textile Design  (Camberwell School of Art & Crafts) in 1981, and went on to complete an MSC Small Business Course. Armed with a little knowledge, a dangerous passion for chocolate and a belief that there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, she decided to open a shop in the King’s Road (Chelsea, London). 28 years later, the author of three books about chocolate and another on the way, Coady still pushes forward to boundaries of chocolate retailing with 3 shops in London – the flagship store is at Motcomb St, in the heart of  Belgravia.


GAME SET AND MATCH FOR Lloyd Loom of Spalding

Lloyd Loom of Spalding were delighted to have their furniture at the 2011 Wimbledon Tournament. The deciding factors that contributed toward their  involvement included the furniture’s durability and style coupled with their dedication to work closely with Georgina Rhodes at FMC over a long period, to ensure the project had exactly the look and feel that the suited the grounds.

Pictured Above: The Bantam Dining chair with bespoke cushions in the Wimbledon colours help to add an element of class to the members area.”

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Lloyd Loom of Spalding is an innovative British manufacturer making the genuine Lloyd Loom weave and furniture using traditional techniques and materials.   Every piece is individually handmade using steam-bent beech wood and the unique twisted paper and wire Lloyd Loom weave and is coloured to the client’s specification.  The factory and showroom has been in the market town of Spalding since 1985 and is the only company in the UK making Lloyd Loom furniture.   The range contains more than 150 different products.