One year on and going strong!

One year on and going strong!

Interior Connections has been established one year this summer and a lot has happened since then.


Since our networking evenings, George (Art Rebellion) and Brian (Everest Designs) have met and developed a really successful partnership and have worked together on a few local projects. They compliment each other and work well as a team providing great ideas and vision. Brian draws up plans and designs (along with supplying kitchens, bathrooms etc) whilst George has an army of tradespeople to make these projects happen. Work is project managed taking away the hassle and stress from the client.

The other members of Interior Connections are now contributing to George and Brian’s projects where needed. Metro Flooring for wooden floors and maintenance, contact Terry on 07977 933 528, The Curtain Co for soft furnishings and Chevron Floors for carpets, rugs and vinyl floors.

All very exciting, so do call if you have any projects you would like ideas for and to arrange an appointment.

Enquiries email or call Helen 07909 624 310 

The Curtain Co

The Curtain Co has had a makeover, including new logo and website, designed by the gifted and lovely, Alison Kelly of Rolph and Floyd. Take a look If you are interested in having a new website designed, contact

Helen has invested in more fabric books from Sanderson, namely Art of The Garden (fabrics and wallpapers) and Palm Grove which has stunning embroidered linens.


Three new books from Design Forum, Pemba, Iamu and Zanzibar feature beautiful embroidered linen using tiny beads, lurex thread and gorgeous contrasting coloured threads which really make an impact.


New images of the fabrics used in recent projects will feature shortly on The Curtain Co page on Interior Connections as well as

Helen is offering beautiful cushions from new designers which are fab. Here are a few from Susi Bellmay available to purchase for £95 each.


To buy, contact or call Helen 07909 624 310

Chevron Floors

Luxury Vinyl Tiles. Recently, there was an article in the Home section of the Sunday Times highlighting the fashion of luxury vinyl tiles for the home. Their popularity is growing and with a wide range and different designs and effects available, many people are choosing LVT for their homes. Rob has a comprehensive selection from Amtico and Karndean to tempt you with. Of course, he has a great range of carpets and can supply custom made rugs to any size required. This is a very useful service when many shops supply a more limited range of sizes.

You can contact Rob – 07956 110 76


Everest Design

A new product from Everest Design is BioEthanol fires. These fires can be placed anywhere in your room. They are smoke free, maintenance free and do not need a flue. No gas connection, no installation and no power supply…. There are also outdoor fires available. A really good idea and there are some great designs to suit every taste. To view the range go to

Brian of Everest Designs can also quote for built in wardrobes, dressing rooms and offices. He can design your storage to make the maximum use of space available. Take a look at

For more details about these products, please contact Brian 07966 262 030 or email


Artful Framers

Artful Framers new shop opened since our last newsletter and is going from strength to strength.

If you have artwork or precious possessions which need to be framed, then Ryan Payne is the man to go to for high quality, bespoke and innovative framing. You will find the shop at 169, Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NH or call 0208 668 0007


The Shutter Studio

As well as high quality shutters, the Shutter Studio also specialises in bespoke carpentry and joinery creating storage spaces, decorative radiator covers, wall panelling and offer complete furniture design to realise your ideas. Give them a call. 0208 662 0126 and mention that you have seen this article in Interior Connections newsletter.


Don’t forget

If you are thinking of extending your house or refurbishing, do give Interior Connections a call first! With home decor, often the obvious place to go to is a large department store or high street chain. With Interior Connections most areas of interior design/decor are covered and you can support small businesses who offer great customer service and products. Any of the Interior Connections members come to your home and bring samples, discuss requirements and go the extra mile, if needed.

If you know anyone who may be interested in joining Interior Connections, please contact Helen 07909 624 310.

Sadly, we have to say goodbye to Paul Lidbury, painter and decorator. He has hung up his paint brushes to return to a job in the science field. We all wish him the best in his new job. However, his animal drawings are still available to purchase from the website or contact Paul on 07989 152 407 email

So have a fantastic summer
Helen, George, Brian, Terry, Rob, Paul, Adam, Ryan