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Birds of a Feather

The Lounge Co. Paradise Bird Velvet - Lorna Lucas on Modern and Vibrant Pattern Chair

Lorna Lucas on the Noah Chair in Paradise Bird - Mulberry

After leaving school in Manchester, Cheshire born Lorna Lucas studied languages in London before embarking on the next adventurous phase of her life, travelling Europe. Spending most of that time exploring the beautiful towns and countryside of Italy she eventually settled on the shores of Lake Garda. During her frequent trips to Venice, she fell head over heels in love with the city, its art and architecture. Lorna became particularly fascinated by the glass maestros of Murano and their captivating use of form and colour. Lorna’s permanent travelling companion was her camera, photographing everything that captured her imagination.

Whilst in Italy Lorna developed her drawing and painting skills, discovering what the Italians call “La Fantasia” – her creative imagination. She began taking commissions and to establish her own distinctive style.

The Lounge Co. Paradise Bird Velvets - Modern and Vibrants for Chairs and Footstools.

Lorna returned to the UK and studied 3D Design in Manchester, gaining a first-class honours degree, specialising in lighting and glass. Ever hungry for creative experience, Lorna continued her education with a screen-printing course, but it was her introduction to digital print that really brought La Fantasia to life once again. Working with a design agency in Hackney she became enthralled by the vibrancy and broader colour options offered by digital print.

The Lounge Co. Paradise Bird Velvets - Modern and Vibrants for Chairs and Footstools.

The Lounge Co. Paradise Bird fabrics in grey, teal, mulberry, navy, and sage

At The Lounge Co. we are thrilled to offer five exclusive colourways of Lorna’s Paradise Bird fabric; perfectly bringing together her love of nature and the vibrancy of colour that only digitally printed fabrics can offer.

Our bold and modern Paradise Bird velvets are available on accent chairs, cushions, and selected footstools; perfect for adding a splash of colour or pattern to a room. The five distinct colourways, means that you can find one that will co-ordinate with your sofa or interior décor. Here are a few of our favourite combinations:

Modern Navy Blue Bird Print Velvet Chair with Mustard Velvet Sofa

Holly 3 Seater in Baltic Amber & Noah Chair in Paradise Bird – Navy

Modern Purple Bird Print Velvet Chair with Neutral Sofa

Zoe 3 Seater in Sand Dune & George Chair in Paradise Bird – Mulberry

Modern Sage Green and Blush Pink Bird Print Velvet Footstool with Blush Pink Velvet Sofa

Phoebe 3 Seater in Rose Quartz & Harrison Circle Footstool in Paradise Bird – Sage

Modern Green Bird Print Velvet Footstool with Teal Velvet Sofa

Madison 3 Seater in Indian Ocean & Taylor Oblong Footstool in Paradise Bird – Teal

Modern Grey and Blue Bird Print Velvet Chair with Navy Blue Velvet Sofa

Chair: Joshua in Paradise Bird – Grey. Sofa: Phoebe 3 Seater in Midnight Indigo.

The key to choosing a pattern for your lounge is to either match a colour from the pattern to your main sofa, e.g., the blush pink and berry tones in Paradise Bird – Sage look gorgeous next to a pale pink sofa, or choose a complementary colour, such as a golden mustard sofa accessorised with the dramatic Paradise Bird – Navy.

Designed and created in the UK, our range of five Paradise Bird fabrics are the perfect partner for our British-made chairs, footstools and cushions. Order swatches of these stunning fabrics and get them delivered for free. Go on, add a bit of colour to your life!


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