It's always nice to find out that friends are doing well, especially those that you have sadly lost touch with. Reading the 'Style' section of the Sunday Times over breakfast this morning, I spotted a large article on my old colleague and friend Sara Covelli.
Sara, and her friend Janie Tennant, have founded Covelli Tennant to use vintage and antique textiles, embroidery and lace to breathe new life into antique furniture. A range of cute and cool cushions, selected pieces of mid-century modern Italian furniture, and framed needlework pictures are also offered. English eccentricity at its best!
The results are beautiful, on-trend, and display impeccable taste and witty individualism - which is just how I remember Sara herself! I worked alongside Sara in the Collectors Departments of both Bonhams and Sotheby's, and then we also worked closely together at icollector.com in the heady days of the dotcom boom. We sadly lost touch when she moved out of London, so it's great to read that things are going so well for her.
I wish Janie and her all the best, and encourage you to visit their site. Their work covers so many themes that are foremost in many of our minds right now; enjoying our homes when we can't afford to go out as much as we used to, reviving treasures from the past in a totally 'green' way - and, of course, stunning style.
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