New Care Home Client

We’re delighted to be working with the team at Barton Lodge Care Home in New Milton on their 20 bedroom extension. We’ve been busy designing a bespoke curtain fabric for their bedrooms, and sourcing artwork and ideas for their corridors.

We thought we’d share these lovely Linwood wallpapers we’re using in the corridors to stimulate memories for the residents!


Out of the Dark

To kick start the new year we visited Out of the Dark to see the amazing work they’re doing in High Wycombe.

Out of the Dark is a charitable social enterprise that recycles, restores and revamps salvaged furniture as a means to train, educate and employ young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We absolutely loved visiting their workshop, meeting Jay and Jade and the team and checking out the fantastic work they’re doing. We’re going to make we use their services very soon… watch this space. We’ll be donating any remnant fabrics to them too so you can be sure the etre leftovers are going to a really great home.

The photo’s are from their latest creations which are shortly bound for a vintage cafe in Kuwait – amazing!


Over and out…

Last mug of tea from 2013. Look forward to starting afresh in 2014 – we’re open from the 2nd January. Happy Christmas!



The Etre team’s best of 2013

To end the year we decided it would be fun to put together design boards of our favourite things from 2013. Alex, Emily and Jody have put together theirs –  and as you can see they show the huge differences in personal design taste in the office!

jodddys board

Jody – “Rustic Neon – Continuing with my ongoing love affair of all things neon and natural combined. A hint of bright colour accents a white backdrop with rustic wood and natural materials. Colour dipped ceramics and wooden accessories, homemade woollen pom poms, neon printed linen cushions and bright herringbone wool blankets combine the look.”

emilys board

Emily – “I decided to combine my love of all things deco with some traditional patterns and heavyweight geometrics. I’ve loved Forest Green for decades (despite it being my school uniform colour) and I love how it sits with mustard yellow and black. Amy Somerville’s tiles are something I discovered at Decorex this year, and I’d love to own the Hermes Rallye 24 table settings in black and yellow… Hopefully Santa will get the message!”

alex board

Alex – “A selection of impactful geometric patterns and earthy ethnic textiles provide a great background to more muted pieces with the warm textiles bringing a great handmade feel to spaces. The raw, unsophisticated feel is continued with distressed wood and uncoated metal pieces, finalised with attention paid to detailing and pops of accent colours.”


New in from Casamance!


We’re loving our new samples from French company Casamance – a selection of yummy linens, cosy wools and some quirky embroidered wallpapers. We’re already deciding where to put them. Look out for them in future projects and check out their website here.



Etre Rebranding


We are currently in the process of an exciting rebrand of company material here at Etre!

Having enlisted the help of graphics and branding company Marmalade On Toast, paper merchant GF Smith as well as our in-house designers we are almost ready to show off the results.

Here’s a sneaky peak of the process so far, watch out for the official unveiling soon and come grab yourself one of our swanky new business cards!


We now stock Korla Fabrics!


We’re super pleased to stock Korla fabrics! We love their oversized geometric prints on linen and can’t wait to use them on a project. Korla is a design partnership formed in 2011 who create and manufacture original collections of colourful and contemporary textiles. Check our their website here.


Bargate Homes – St James Mews Launch

We are proud to be working with Bargate Homes on their prestigious St James Mews development in Winchester.

We attended the launch event yesterday evening to assist prospective purchasers with an understanding of the properties interior layouts.

The event was great fun – it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and be part of the excitement. We’re looking forward to helping everyone design their new homes in the forthcoming months.


Festive Etre Baubling!


With December nearly upon us the team here at Etre decided to get into the festive spirit with some creative ‘baublising’.

We think the likeness’ are uncanny.. what do you think?

Now for an office christmas tree to hang them on!


Merry Lindens Christmas

lindens christmas montage


We had a fun day yesterday installing the Christmas Trees into Linden Homes head office and four regional sales offices. Merry Christmas to all the sales staff in the Linden Homes Guildford region!