Following the success of the soft launch of textiles – in the form of a selection of cushions and throws – as part of its new Gallery Home collection earlier this year, Gallery Direct has employed textiles expert Jayne Zalega, who has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

With Jayne’s knowledge and expertise, Gallery plans to extend its textile offering, and has committed to a £1.5m investment in the range, which will see 200 new items added to the company's catalogue. This will include a far wider selection of cushions and throws, as well as draft excluders and high-quality Egyptian cotton bedlinen.

The new products will be launched at Autumn Fair International, which takes place between 7-10th September at the Birmingham NEC.

Last Friday, the fast-expanding Gallery Direct announced the purchase of long-established bed designer/maker Frank Hudson.