Category: things we love


Historical display for New Forest Hotels

bartley lodge display

We had fun in the office last week re-creating the original mineral display boxes for the New Forest Hotels Bartley Lodge. The former childhood home of renowned geologist Charles Lyell, the hotel ground floor is home to copies of letters between Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell along with this informative mineral display box.

We utilised a new wallpaper ‘Galapagos’ from Sanderson, which features an ancient map of the Galapagos islands – a place visited by Darwin carrying a copy of Lyell’s book ‘The Principles of Geology’.

Visit and for more information, or find our more about Charles Lyell here.


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.”


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!