Before and After

  1. In the Press: The World of Interiors

    In the Press: The World of Interiors
    Korla's Creative Director, Jane Bonsor has been busy renovating her family home in the Buckinghamshire countryside, which at the end of last year was photographed for The World of Interiors "Modern Issue". The English Jacobean House has been in the family since the 1920's and is now fully equipped for 21st-century family life.  Jane has taken care to sympathetically preserve...
  2. Jules' New Home

    Jules' New Home
    From a brand new condo in Singapore to a turn of the century London terraced house - can there be a seamless transition using the same furniture? What do you think? From this... To this... We chose softer colours for the sitting room, more blues and turquoises for the English light and to incorporate my bright turquoise lamps. These cool...
  3. Galapagos Designs

    Galapagos Designs
    We can't keep it secret any longer...ahead of Galapagos Design's upcoming launch they have been browsing vintage stores across Germany to find fabulous mid century originals which Lucy Mortimer snaps up, brings back to the UK and then re-upholsters in Korla fabric.      So, what do you get when you cross Korla material + Vintage chairs = ? Lucy's...
  4. Summer Summer

    Summer Summer
    It's thrilling not to be wearing socks!  Lying in the garden all weekend I was thinking about how we should dress our homes like we dress ourselves. When the sun comes out and we store away the woolly jumpers and winter coats, couldn't we also get out the summer cushions for the sofa or even put a new blind on...
  5. Stripe Chairs

    Stripe Chairs
    A New Year's treat popped into our inbox: these chic chairs from a loyal customer, covered in Korla's Star Stripe fabric.  Classic Chic and kind of festive in a no-tinsel type of way.
  6. Korla Hearts vintage furniture stores

    Korla Hearts vintage furniture stores
    UPCYCLE is today's mantra. We thought we were onto a good thing, and indeed we were, but we weren't sure we were ready to share it with the world. But a posting by those ever-clever Honeycombers and with loads of followers on Facebook…we'd be kidding ourselves to think it's our little secret. Hock Siong & Co is every thing they're cracked...
  7. Chair Revival

    Chair Revival
    We love a 'before and after'. Like the TV programmes where you get your teeth whitened and a haircut and look 25 years younger.  Here's MC's fabulous revamp and revival of a chair that was need of some love and Korla style. The chair was found at Hock Siong (that treasure trove of 2nd hand stuff) and we upholstered it in our...
  8. Old Chair New Chair

    Old Chair New Chair
    Penelope in Noir looks fantastic on Jules' chair. We can advise how much fabric you might need to re-upholster a chair - just send a photo to
  9. Kyoto Kool

    Kyoto Kool
    A stylish boy's room, done in Farrow and Ball's cook's blue  with our Cornflower blue Grand Kyoto Koi edging to add pzazz to the existing off white curtains. And a little day bed in Bhutan Lattice blue with red piping (email us if you want to order special cushion piping colours - The edging to existing curtains is super easy...
  10. Spinning Swan

    Spinning Swan
    Here is our favourite chair from our collaboration with Fred Lives Here.  It just makes me want to sit and spin.....

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