Indian Summer

Carolyn Quartermaine

Used as an awning, a length of blue silk shelters an antique sun lounger and an iron table on this urban terrace.

Photographer : Jacques Dirand / The Interior Archive

Designer: Carolyn Quartermaine

The billowy blue fabric is from the hand-painted Script collection originally designed by Carolyn Quartermaine in 1994. The range has been in continuous production for over 17 years. Carolyn is an artist who also undertakes product design, styling and interior design. Recent projects include The Bluebird London, Chateau de Beloeil and Hotel Delos, which she has transformed with her inimitable eye for colour and style.

English floral fabrics

Carolyn designed and made the cushions using vintage English floral fabrics and her own hand-painted designs. You can commission her to make cushions to order.

If you’re inspired to find other cushions made from vintage fabrics, try The pretty aqua green cushion cover above is hand-made from a limited stock of vintage fabric and is £57. And new, but vintage in feel, are these cushions in Kate Forman’s pretty soft-faded fabrics. They are available in any fabric in her range.

Appley Hoare garden furniture

For similar garden furniture, try specialist Appley Hoare. She runs her antique business trading in French country furniture online and by appointment from her home near Montpellier in the Gard, Southern France.

The Decorative Collective brings together a selection of dealers in decorative antiques making life easier for designers and private clients to source specific items.  The website is easy to use and has an excellent search facility The French metal table above is £795 from Lorfords Antiques.