As the temperatures have suddenly plummeted it seemed like the right time to show you this gorgeous throw from my latest shop discovery Cordello Home. Doesn’t it look perfect in my sitting room? It was supposed to be a loan just for photographing and styling but I’ll be DAMNED if I give it back. I won’t, I tell you, I won’t it looks too perfect there. Besides which it’s freezing at the moment and if they want to take it they’ll have to take me too as I spend much the day actually wearing it.
Cordello was founded by Kate Shaw; the name comes from the Italian ‘cuore’ which means heart and ‘modello’ which means pattern, and this motif runs through the whole collection. In addition to this throw, which also comes in a soft teal colour, Cordello also make trays, crockery, placemats and oven gloves and cushions.
The designs are colourful and graphic; Kate also loves mid-century and you can see that influence coming through. In addition she set up a graphic design agency 10 years ago.
Now it’s true that much of the current collection is a little too bright for me. I am Eeyore to Cordello’s Tigger but, I happen to know, there is a new collection in the pipeline which, I’m told, will explore a more muted palette. Which means that there truly will be something for everyone. In the meantime go and check out the Signature breakfast set and matching tray.
This is definitely a company that I will be watching to see what they come up with next. I can’t say the same for Enid though as you can see from her expression when I put the throw next to her on her pink sofa. She looks mildly outraged but that may simply have been because I put it there without asking her highness’s humble permission first. She did later go and lie on it for a three hour, clearly much-needed, nap so I can only assume she appreciates what a gorgeous colour combination they create together.