Tackling the weeds and tending the flowerbeds; what isolation activities have you been up to recently?
Why not send a photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to WIN one of our Photo Frames...
Need some photo inspiration? Why not capture something amusing, unusual or just gloriously normal that you have been doing during isolation?
Walks in the park, wanderings with your pet…. maybe a shot showing off the beautiful things you have done to your garden?
I may frame this photo of my mother weeding my garden and send it to my brother (who wishes Mum was weeding HIS garden).
Or the picture of my husband posing rather self-consciously in front of some gloriously blooming rhododendrons!
If I was sending a frame to myself, I would choose a photograph of my 16 year old dog Xanda (who we rescued when we used to live in Cape Town) who seems to be embracing his slothful life in isolation...
The choices are limitless wherever you may be, but the result is the same; a wonderful memory captured in an equally wonderful frame.
So let your imagination roll, email us your photo at email@example.com and we will print the winning photo in one of our beautiful frames and send it to your family, a friend or directly to you.
We look forward to receiving your photographs.
What better way to experience Great British style than at Badminton Horse Trials - the world's premier 3-day equestrian event?
Wingfield Digby are thrilled to be exhibiting for our seventh year running – and this year are thrilled to team up with fellow exhibitor Guinea: the British fashion brand epitomised by equestrian styling & elegant styles.
Each Guinea limited edition British Tweed is designed in-house and woven exclusively in Yorkshire – ensuring that the cloth meets the highest traditional standards of British Tweed. A quality we wholeheartedly admire!
Like Wingfield Digby, Guinea enjoys the very best of British life – from the summer social season to mid-winter hunt meets. While Wingfield Digby graces the homes of those with a passion for British elegance; Guinea clothing adorns their wardrobes. Both attend, and are available from, the UK’s most iconic events, including The Game Fair, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Goodwood Revival.
Explore our favourite pairings of outfits & interiors below..
Sophisticated & Stylish
The Knightsbridge is a beautiful double breasted, fitted coat, whose navy tones & velvet navy trim are perfectly captured in the soft colours & texture of the understated Duck Feather Photo Frame.
Popular & Pretty
The Piccadilly is a particularly popular, pretty coat, inspired by the flared "skirt" of an Edwardian riding jacket. The lighter, brighter tones of Sky Blue Herringbone tweed brilliantly compliment the dotty Guinea Fowl Feather Photo Frame.
Fun & Formal
The vivid pink lining of the navy Piccadilly coat is brilliantly offset by the Peacock Feather Photo Frame’s dazzling iridescence. The flash of colour in each adds an element of youth to their otherwise discreet designs.
Striking & Smart
A truly eye-catching pair. The Trench is an elegant, flowing coat, which takes its inspiration from both the military greatcoat and sassy '60s maxi coat. The Green Pheasant Photo Frame, crafted from the real feathers of the rare Lady Amherst bird, guarantees a suitably impressive display.
Delicate & Distinctive
Ideal for an English Rose. A truly feminine choice, with flecks of crimson that are presented most beautifully in the Cock Pheasant Feather Photo Frame – the latter being one of the most traditional symbols of British heritage.
For more information on Guinea, visit www.guinealondon.com; (Stand 109 on Worcester Way); for Badminton Horse Trials, visit www.badminton-horse.co.uk; for Wingfield Digby, explore the rest of this website! Catch us in the Rural Crafts Association marquee..
Mother’s Day 2018 is particularly special for Wingfield Digby HQ. Why? Thanks to the birth of a beautiful baby daughter last year, it is the first time that Alice Wingfield Digby – founder and director – will be celebrating the event as a mother!
We had to mark the occasion accordingly. What better way to do so than by catching up with a fellow London-based, luxury design-led ‘mumpreneur’ – who even shares Alice’s passion for capturing the beauty of feathers in her work?
Meet Juliet Travers – renowned for creating elegant, eye-catching fabrics and wallpapers– all encapsulating the beauty of nature from Britain to Zimbabwe. Having prospered at the likes of Colefax and Fowler and de Gournay, it is unsurprising that her own launch in 2013 was an instant success.
Juliet’s unique work now frequently adorns the walls of prestigious hotels, stunning homes and the pages of House and Garden, The English Home, Country & Town House - plus many more...Juliet Travers Safari Collection: The Waterhole (explore here)
We caught up with Juliet to discuss motherhood, luxury design and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs…
- With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we couldn’t not ask your favourite memory as a mother. What is yours?
It’s the first day that my husband and I brought our son, Archie, home after he was born. We lay him down in his cot, in his own nursery, decorated in my Highland Fling wallpaper. An incredibly special memory - I will never forget it!Juliet Travers Highland Fling (explore here)
- Has Archie shown any of your creative flair so far?
He’s definitely a big fan of getting messy with paints - but that may be simply because all 2 year olds love an excuse to get messy! He’s sport mad, like my husband, so I think that might be where his talents lie… We’ll see!
- What’s been your proudest moment as a mother to date?
Archie constantly smiles and is a real people person. Throughout winter, Archie and I gave gloves to the homeless on the school run - a way for him to see how much happiness a simple gesture can bring to those less fortunate. He loved doing this and grew confident enough to hand the gloves over himself – it was such a lovely thing to see.
- What’s been your proudest moment as a designer to date?
I think for any designer, seeing your first few drawings transform from original sketch to finished product is incredibly rewarding. It will always be hugely flattering to me that people want my designs in their homes. If I had to pick a particular instance, it would be the prestigious Giraffe Manor, Kenya requesting my designs for their walls. With family in Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and the whole of East Africa providing inspiration for my Safari Collection, I was thrilled.
- What’s the best advice you’ve received to help juggle a work/life balance as a mother?
I try to be really strict with myself. 3 days a week Archie is in nursery while I’m at work; I therefore try to keep the other 2 days just for us and to stay off emails etc. However, anyone who runs their own business would tell you that it’s impossible to not let the odd email creep in now and then!
Having hard working and passionate staff is also essential. I feel incredibly fortunate to have such an incredible team who I can fully rely on - enabling me to be both the mum and designer I strive to be.
- If you had to save one photo from your home, which would it be and why?
This picture of my mum, Archie and I is incredibly special to me. As one of six siblings, I feel so grateful that each one of us has felt so loved and supported by her - in whatever path we have chosen. On a professional level, the business could not function without her. She beautifully wraps all our gifts and ships out some of our wallpapers from our family home!
Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl Feather Photo Frame (from £70, buy here)
- We are naturally huge fans of your feather-focused, Free Fall design. What has been your favourite installation involving this to date?
That’s such a tough one - I love seeing any of our designs in a range of spaces! A particular one that springs to mind is Stag Lodge, a boutique hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold.
- We love being able to celebrate the British countryside through our work, while still being based in South West London – just like your team! Do you have a favourite leafy London spot to maintain a snippet of the great outdoors?
Battersea Park. I walk my cocker spaniel, Cuba, on my days at JT HQ. So much of my inspiration comes from wildlife and nature so it’s wonderful to be in the heart of this on working days.
Juliet and Cuba. Background: Juliet Travers Nutcracker Wallpaper (explore here)
- Do you have any favourite quotes/mottos that inspire your work ethos?
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times and develop from the negatives. If things don’t work out, then take another shot!”Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl Feather & Glass Scented Candle (£30, buy here); Juliet Travers Free Fall Notebook (£16.67, buy here)
- What are you most excited about for Juliet Travers Wallpapers this year?
We’ve got a couple of really exciting collaborations coming up this year - but at this moment in time all I can say is “watch this space”...
- What is your favourite Wingfield Digby feather type?
Given that they inspired my first wallpapers, definitely Guinea Fowl! Although I’m also a huge fan of Peacock – the electric blue is spectacular.Wingfield Digby Real Guinea Fowl Feather Tray (£70, buy here); Juliet Travers Free Fall Wallpaper 04 (explore here)
Explore the full Juliet Travers collection here: www.juliettravers.com
For romantic, real feather filled inspiration, explore our Top 3 Valentine’s Day gift ideas, each as stylish and timeless as the next.The Thoughtful Gift: Photo FrameCapture your favourite romantic memories in a unique, handcrafted Wingfield Digby photo frame. Be it a traditional wedding photo, honeymoon scene, holiday shot or shared sporting success, there is a Wingfield Digby frame for every couple’s most treasured moments…Wingfield Digby frames are all available in 2 sizes, across 8 feather types. Click here to view full range.The Functional Gift: TrayReal Guinea Fowl & Green Pheasant Feather Tray, £70, Buy Here. Also available in pure Guinea Fowl hereTerrific for serving the traditional Valentine’s Day presents of chocolate & champagne…The Gourmet Gift: Wine CoasterPair Hen Pheasant with its Cock Pheasant partner and you’ve got a brace of coasters – one for red, one for white!Happy Valentine's Day