Welcoming a Weaver into our Blackhouse

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A Harris Tweed weaver from the heart of the Outer Hebrides joins the Blackhouse team! We want to help bring our customers a little closer to this beautiful cloth and to the people who we make it so we’ve teamed up with Mike Donald, a crofter and weaver from the Isle of Lewis. As well […]

The Wing-Back Revival

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  The classic wing-back chair is currently experiencing a fantastic comeback…and quite rightly so. This iconic style of chair, that dates back to the 17th century, has previously been criticised for being too fuddy-duddy and dated looking. In latter interpretations, however, the wing-back design possess more fluid and streamlined shapes creating more of a modern […]

Snowed In?

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Image: View from Blackhouse HQ today! It’s a snowy blizzard here at Blackhouse HQ today. North East Scotland has been hit bad with weary winter weather, which has made us wonder whether we will manage to make it home tonight! This has got us contemplating about what would make the perfect ‘snowed in’ day. Here […]

Why Wool is Best

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With the launch of wool house this week (13th-24th March) at Somerset House, London, we felt it was only fitting to blog about the fantastic raw material that we use to cover our furniture. The famous 100% wool Harris Tweed. Find out why wool is worth bleeting about! 1.Natural and Renewable Wool is a natural fibre. […]

It doesn’t matter if you’re Black or White

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Get your house in order this spring with a simple monochrome colour palette. From catwalk to home interiors, black and white is at the forefront of this year’s fashion. What’s more is this trend will never really go ‘out’ of fashion. It’s a win-win if you ask us! Blackhouse has put together a list of […]

London Links

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The Blackhouse team were in London this week. Take a group of rural-Scottish-living individuals and throw them head first into the hustle and bustle of London’s busy city centre…and what do you get? A Blackhouse brainstorming session!! At Blackhouse we like to occasionally step out of our comfort zone in search of cutting-edge design and inspiration. It’s all in […]

Trip to the Tweed

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Last week Blackhouse HQ temporally relocated to the birthplace of Harris Tweed: The Islands of Harris and Lewis. We stayed in the beautiful Gearrannan Blackhouse village, which was so aptly named for our visit. We couldn’t have possibly stayed anywhere else!  It was here the Blackhouse team brainstormed until the wee hours of the morning, coming up with […]

2013 hopes & dreams

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Another new year is upon us with 2013 being a particularly special one. Having survived the Mayan apocalypse; made it through the rainy food-fuelled holiday season; celebrated the New Year with lots of fizz and cheer we have started 2013 in hope of a better lifestyle. For many people the New Year equal s a […]