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Zoe Glencross Fabric & Home sells printed natural linen fabric for curtains, blinds, soft furnishings and upholstery.  Beginning life as a home grown 'kitchen-table' craft Zoe uses her hand-sketched, block and screen printed designs to create her collections.

The Meadowlands Collection features rural imagery with a contemporary abstract twist, using print to reflect the texture, movement and light of England's rural landscape.   Inspired by the meadows of Cheshire and rugged North Devon coast.      

Using Grey Fabric In Your Home

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It's been an amazing year of creativity, challenges, inspiration and determination.  Life has definitely been full.  I am delighted to be launching Zoe Glencross Fabric & Home.   Whilst it has been a sole venture I could never have done it alone and have been incredibly lucky to have had a wealth of supportive people around me.  I'd like to thank all those who helped me along the way with their endless talents and enthusiasm...

The Plush upholstery team headed up by Andrea for her energy, drive andsound advice.   The great skills of Alice and Charlie must be noted- no sewing task is too small, large or complex!  Thank you to Jan Gamble with her brilliant photographic and styling skills and to Sally W for her sound business advice and positivity.  Thank you to Mum for sewing and Dad for helping out on that very hot photo-shoot day.  Also thanks to the lovely focus groups who helped evaluate my designs. 


Using Grey Fabric In Your Home


How to use grey fabric in your room scheme without over-greying your home.

We love the continued trend for grey as a base colour for interior room schemes. Trend forecasters also predict it will continue into future seasons. It can be tempting however to over-grey our homes, making them gloomy and depressing - especially noticeable on those British rainy days! Grey walls, grey fabric, grey flooring??

So what is the trick to using grey fabric?

The trick is to use your fabric or walls as part of a balanced scheme. Consider the wall, woodwork and ceiling colours and if you select grey fabric consider the tone of grey. Consider the colour of your lamps and accessories as well as your soft furnishings. If you are using grey fabric for all your upholstery and soft furnishings, paint your walls a contrast colour - even if it is a tone of white.  Keep it fresh.

Farrow & Ball do a great range of soft grey tones that compliment our grey fabrics: Amonite, Cornforth White and Pavillion Grey to name a few. They also have a selection of warm whites, as do the Paint & Paper library - we love their warm white tone: Stone I as it blends well with the warm white base colour of our printed linens. It isn't too yellow in tone - some warms white/cream paints can look really yellow next to grey fabric.   Alternatively a grey tone of taupe or stone can warm up your grey scheme - try Farrow & Ball's Purbeck stone with our Rock Grey Fabric.

If you do want to decorate your walls with greys our Meadowlands Collection features some lovely subtle accent colours that can be added as cushions, accent edges and just subtly in cushion piping. These blend beautifully with our grey fabric. Petal is a soft pink that works well with our Rock grey fabric. Dew is a soft blue/grey fabric tone which again blends well with Rock Grey. Inky Sky looks lovely with our Rock grey or pebble grey fabric, adding depth and definition. This scheme can look be quite smart and urban or be schemed to create a coastal vibe with grey fabric as a base. Our Camomile yellow printed linen is a lovely accent to our rock grey fabric.

Use accessories and lighting that add accent light or colour to your grey scheme.  We will soon be introducing ready made lampshades in 3 different drum shades and a selection of colours. Lampshades are a fresh, instant way to brighten your grey scheme with a contrast colour, even if your favourite colour is grey. Above all bear in mind that your environment can lift/dampen your mood - use grey wisely and you’ll enjoy a balanced, on-trend interior.