Statement headboards are synonymous with our design at Firmdale Hotels.
In bedrooms, headboards are a great way of introducing drama and detail. We collaborate with very talented textile artists who create detailed applique and unique embroidered designs.
One of our favourite artists is Kumi. Kumi is half Japanese and her mother sends over old and damaged kimonos which are transformed into her exquisite designs. If you look closely at the headboards, you can see a new level of detail, with a collage of fabrics which have been hand-dyed and block printed.
We are currently designing a series of complementing headboards and bed cushions, which are inspired by and harmonise with the ‘Mythical Creatures’ wallpaper, designed by Melissa White and I.
The starting point for the headboard design is to sketch out the composition onto the ‘Flora’ shaped headboard, selecting a Mythical Creature as the centre of each design.
The next stage is collaborating with the textile artist to choose colours for the applique.
We can’t wait to see the final design for the cushion covers too.