Sitting Comfortably at British House: Rio Olympics 2016

Wow the Olympics are underway and off to an exciting start. Here at Parris Wakefield Additions we are proud to have been selected to be a tiny part of it by being an official contributor to British House.


British House is in the gorgeous grounds and buildings of a historic residence situated in Parque Lage designed by British landscape artist John Tyndale in 1840.

The official home of all things British at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, British House will celebrate the sporting achievements of Team GB along with the expertise, creativity and dynamism of the UK and its capital, London. 

The schedule for the house is jam-packed with conferences and talks on everything from sports to music to Shakespeare.


The cushion design selected to go in the courtyard at British House is called ‘Bliss’. This design is a real celebration of colour, the colour palette is incredibly up-lifting. I always love watching people’s faces when they see the design for the first time, as they just can’t help but smile. That is why we named it Bliss meaning perfect happiness; joy and delight. 

Hopefully, we can put a smile on the faces of Team GB and all the visitors to British House.




The guiding principles of British House are celebration, inspiration, and collaboration, and we are immensely proud to be a part of it and represent British textiles.

To find out more about British House go to