July 18, 2024


Body and Interior

Jude sofa by British Design Shop — Design Hunter

Jude sofa by British Design Shop — Design Hunter

New for 2022, Jude is the latest addition to British Design Shop’s expanding collection of sofas.

I recently styled and photographed it as part of my ongoing work with the brand. I wanted to offer an alternative to the grey, beige and cream tones we’ve seen so much of over the past few years so I chose this stunning textured weave from Romo Fabrics in Serandite. This meant moving out of my usual colour comfort zone, which I was initially a little hesitant about, but when I saw the finished piece I totally fell in love with it! The colour is warm and soft-toned and works beautifully with earthy neutrals like these ceramic pieces. The textured weave gives it a multi-dimensional appearance rather than a flat finish, so it’s perfect for adding richness and depth to a design scheme. If, like me, you’re sometimes a little unsure about colour this is a great way to move beyond grey or beige. And if you have no such problem and gravitate quite readily towards bolder colour combinations it would look great paired with scatter cushions in one of the complementary colourways from the Romo collection, such as Goldcrest or Navy.

Blending both square and circular forms Jude is a sumptuous, curvaceous design. It’s available in either a single piece format as shown here or as a sectional. There’s also a loveseat option. Like all British Design Shop sofas it’s made to order here in the UK, with the designers and craftsmen working closely together to create furniture of an exceptionally high standard.

It’s a strong design that has personality and presence, but it’s also versatile – by opting for different cushion arrangements you can style it in several different ways. Back cushions are included for full comfort and support, or you can switch things up and opt for bolsters and/or scatter cushions to create a cleaner, more minimal look.

Jude is available to view by appointment at British Design Shop’s London studio.