George’s Material Shop
Beautiful fabrics for throws and cushions make simple houses look stunning, and stunning house spectacular.
If you are a sewist, or even you have never sewn anything, cushion covers and throws are a marvellously easy place to start, and the results will thrill you. You can create a different atmosphere from summer to winter, from light and airy to warm and cosy, without redecorating or even changing your slipcovers, simply by changing your cushions and throws.
I love to change my living room fabrics at Villa Carpe Diem twice a year, and we are particularly lucky here in Cyprus because we have the most marvellous fabric store within 30 minutes drive, in Limassol. It is called George’s Material Shop, and when you go there it is like entering a fabric wonderland.
The first impression is of a bewildering cornucopia of different patterns and materials, covering two floors, and spilling out onto the pavement outside. There is a logic to the placement of the bolts of fabric however, and the owners, Richard and Armin (George is the grandfather, not often seen these days, Richard the father, Armin the son – three generations who really know their stuff – unintentional pun, sorry!) will guide you through the maze. They know every piece of fabric they have, and will happily tell you where it came from, what it’s made of, and whether it is suitable for the project you have in mind.
Whether you are furnishing from scratch, or just fancy a change, your cushion covers are a great place to start thinking about colours, patterns and the effect you want to create. Once you have an idea, pay a visit to George’s and prepare to be inspired. You will not be disappointed!
George’s Material Shop can be found at Robert Kennedy Road, Limassol
00357 25 331739