Why we can’t get enough of Linen

Here at Forum, we find we cannot get enough of linen in our schemes. Whether it be for sultry curtains in a cosy sitting room, or a tailored upholstered look for furniture, it is a truly wonderful fabric to work with.

The woven fabric has been renowned for its elegant and dramatic look for generations, and is believed to be one of the first fabrics ever made. It is perfect for the Cotswolds feel, and clearly is standing the test of time.

We have been compiling our favourites to share with you. You lucky people.

Kate Forman Designs

Kate Forman is best known for her beautiful vintage inspired linens. They scream elegance and create the perfect addition to any Cotswolds home. The soft palettes of their stonewash linens are simply gorgeous, and perfect for upholstery, as well as curtains.

When using the subtlness of Orphelia in curtains and pelmets, they create the ultimate vintage look to any dining room, and who wouldn’t want to show that off at a dinner party?

The use of Blue Roses in the bedroom scheme helps to create a rural French country bedroom.

Bed linen and Scatter Cushions: Blue Roses, Bed Curtain: Light Plain, Curtain Tie and Bolster Cushion: Cameo Rose.



What could be more Cotswolds than Lewis & Wood? Based in the bohemian and eclectic market town of Stroud, Lewis & Wood have been creating truly inspirational linen designs for over ten years.

They have a fantastic new collection for 2015. We absolutely adore the William Morris inspired embroidery linen, The Windrush.

They have also been experimenting with more modern prints and we have to say Force 9 in Choc Ice is just delicious!



If there is one fail safe us Forum girls love, its Mark Alexander, part of Romo. The earthy tonal palette is a dream to work with against the Cotswold stone. They create beautiful yet simple detailing through their designs that make a very traditional fabric work perfectly in a modern scheme.

Ogee Strom is a simple stencil design embroidered in to the linen, that are available in some wonderful colourways. It has a 1930’s feel with a modern edge, perfect for a sitting room curtain for an understated look.

Who said blue is cold? Well, the Folk linen range are just plain cool. With their subtle designs, and glorious colourways, we are going mad for their laid back feel. No dressing needed just let the linen fall to the ground, step back and admire.

Finally, we had to include Linen Sheers. elegant, contemporary, and just simply stunning. Need we say more?


All these wonderful linens can be ordered through Forum Interiors. Why not book an appointment in the showroom today to discuss further?