An Indian summer

These fabulous fabrics will bring a little of the orient into your soft furnishings this autumn

fairfax blue linen embroidered with cream flowers, marisa indian silk embroidered with blue flowers, turban made of voyage caravaggio ivory diamante-studded silk, umbrella stand wrapped in plain fuchsia silk
  • pictures David Merewether
  • styling Cherry Whytock

Dummy dressed in 'Fairfax' blue linen embroidered with cream flowers by Colefax, £89 per metre, from Mary Ensor of Tunbridge Wells and Frant, Tel 01892 750101. 'Marisa' Indian silk embroidered with blue flowers by Jane Churchill, £54 per metre from Mary Ensor as before. Turban made of Voyage 'Caravaggio' ivory diamante-studded silk, £35 per metre from Bell House Fabrics of Cranbrook, Tel 01580 712555. Umbrella stand wrapped in plain fuchsia silk (colour 39) by Elegance Silks, £34.45 per metre from Skinners of Tunbridge Wells, Tel 01892 510030. Umbrella, stylist's own.

hand-blocked indian cotton in pink and cream paisley, blue, pink and cream striped cushion, blue and cream paisley indian cotton, cream linen and red stripe cushion, pink and cream paisley indian cotton, blue and cream stripe cushion, blue and cream paisley indian cotton

Chair covered in hand-blocked Indian cotton, in pink and cream paisley, by Les Indiennes at £35.50 per metre – produced only in 6 metre lengths and printed to order, from Peter Hoare Interiors of Tunbridge Wells, Tel 01892 527202. Blue, pink and cream striped cushion, £22, from Peter Hoare Interiors as before. Middle chair covered in blue and cream paisley Indian cotton, by Les Indiennes, £35.50 per metre, from Peter Hoare Interiors as before. Cream linen and red stripe cushion, £22, from Peter Hoare Interiors as before. Far right chair covered in pink and cream paisley Indian cotton, by Les Indiennes, £35.50 per metre, from Peter Hoare Interiors as before. Blue and cream stripe cushion, £22, from Peter Hoare Interiors as before. Banner, blue and cream paisley Indian cotton, by Les Indiennes, £35.50, from Peter Hoare Interiors as before.

aztec cream silk with large embroidered flower, gold and multi-coloured stripe indian silk, gold embroidered silk, plain fuchsia silk

Beach hut roof covered in 'Aztec' cream silk with large embroidered flower by Fibre Naturelle, £32.50 per metre, from Bell House Fabrics of Cranbrook, Tel 01580 712555. Far beach hut roof covered in gold and multi-coloured stripe Indian silk, £25 per metre, from Bell House Fabrics as before. Beach chair covered in gold embroidered silk by Elegance Silks, £56.28 per metre from Skinners of Tunbridge Wells, Tel 01892 510030. Plain fuchsia silk (colour 39) by Elegance Silks, £34.45 per metre from Skinners of Tunbridge Wells as before. Umbrella, stylist's own.

katori linen with black flower embroidery, broad cream, mole, cherry and natural linen coloured stripe, medusa white cotton with black flower embroidery, sanana natural linen embroidered with multi-coloured flower heads

'Katori' linen with black flower embroidery by Malabar, £49.50 per metre, from Mary Ensor of Tunbridge Wells and Frant, Tel 01892 750101. Broad cream, mole, cherry and natural linen coloured stripe by Osborne and Little, £57 per metre, from Mary Ensor as before. 'Medusa' white cotton with black flower embroidery by Designers Guild, £55 per metre, from Mary Ensor as before. 'Sanana' natural linen embroidered with multi-coloured flower heads by Liberty, £57 per metre, from Mary Ensor as before.

fontana claret and gold stripe fabric, benebo red embroidered silk, simla almora pink and cream paisley, vecchio claret and gold fabric

'Fontana' claret and gold stripe fabric by Wemyss Weavecraft Ltd, £25.25 per metre, from Skinners of Tunbridge Wells, Tel 01892 510030. 'Benebo' red embroidered silk by Fibre Naturelle, £29.95 per metre, from Bell House Fabrics of Cranbrook, Tel 01580 712555. 'Simla' Almora pink and cream paisley by Jane Churchill, £39 per metre, from Skinners of Tunbridge Wells as before. 'Vecchio' claret and gold fabric, also by Wemyss Weavecraft, £25.25 per metre from Skinners of Tunbridge Wells as before.

Our thanks to Butler House carpets for lending us their beach hut on St Leonards beach. They can be contacted on 01580 712149.