It’s that time of year again: time to eat strawberries and cream, pop the champagne, don your fancy country best and go tennis crazy. It’s officially Wimbledon season! As the country follows every serve with excitement – will Murray retain his crown?! – Wimbledon is really about much more than tennis. It’s a quintessentially British institution steeped in history, and it’s a time to celebrate our heritage.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of our favourite traditional English designs – from clean ‘tennis whites’ to classic countryside chic – to give your home a touch of timeless charm.Nothing says English quite like a Chesterfield sofa: the beautiful curved arms, the stylish studded edges, and the eye-catching buttoned detailing have been staples of our interior design for centuries. Our Thomasville sofa range is thoroughly British, and we love it. The cream-coloured upholstery gives this range a crisp ‘tennis whites’ feel, and the sumptuous proportions make this an ideal place to settle back and watch the match.In the same vein as the Thomasville, our Westbourne armchair is the epitome of English style. The plush velvet finish elevates this piece to infuse your home with elegance and class, and the carved wooden feet are a luxurious touch. The low, curved back brings a slightly more contemporary feel – a beautiful balance between modern and traditional.A crisp white sheet is an absolute must for any bedroom in the summer, and our brushed cotton offering is as standard as tennis whites. It blends seamlessly with any existing interior design, and infuses the bedroom with minimal cool. For an even more luxurious feel, opt for our Mulberry Ivory Silk sheets – the perfect fabric to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.Light wood and natural finishes are the ultimate way to achieve a classic summery countryside vibe. Our Riverdale bedroom collection, made from reclaimed wood, features a stunning savannah limed finish that has a lovely woven quality to it. This design will keep your bedroom bright and airy even during typically dark English winters. Finish off the look with a beautiful lavender plant – a staple of British gardens since the 1700s.
From the court to your home, let’s all join this fantastic tradition and get into the spirit of Wimbledon! How will you celebrate Wimbledon this year?