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  • Accessories are necessary!

    The little things in life bind us together and can mean more to us than anything. That’s why accessories we offer could be perfect for you or maybe as a gift to someone. They can be glamorous additions to your household.

    Bed covers and throws are the ultimate finishing touches to any bedroom, creating a fashionable and stunning atmosphere. Have a glance at the Silver Shimmer Fur Throw, it’s perfectly crafted for your comfort and warmth in your bed. But it also makes the room feel cosy and relaxed.

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    Another addition to the bedroom is the cushions which can make the bed look more stunning and welcoming to get a good night sleep on! The Velvet Embroidered Cushion Cover has a magnificent detailed design for any room including the bedroom, with a touch of elegance...

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    Layout

    A significant part of furniture, is the layout and the organisation. Accessories boost the layouts and stop anything from feeling empty. Take Lamps for example, they can be used in a variety of settings to create the perfect ambience and helps fill up the room.

    One of my personal favourites is the Patterned glass urn lamp with white shade because it adds a bit of class to the room and looks outstanding. But this mainly goes for modern living areas but could also match a traditional style depending on the furniture and layout if the room!

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    We have some magnificent finishing touches in the rooms of your household, whether you are going for a traditional or modern look, accessories can be added to both to spice up the room.

    There are some extraordinary accessories in our catalogue just waiting for you!

    Make the small things count!

    Fern xx

  • Expanding and Outstanding

    Recently we have been expanding our ranges and allowing more niche items to exist within our favourite collections. We have introduced single, smaller beds as well as more eccentric and decadent designs.

    Quality

    Expanding our range means finding pieces and craftsmen that will be able to withhold our lofty standards for our customers. At the heart of our catalogue is the fusion of comfort with style and our recently added pieces embody this desire.

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    Take a look at our new single bed, this is a big step for us as previously our beds have been exclusively doubles or higher sizes. Through dealing with many customers, we came to the decision that it was time we supplied people with a more flexible bed, able to fit into rooms with tight doorways into spaces that couldn’t host a larger bed.

    Variety

    Obviously, a large part of furniture sales is having what people want, so we try to cover as many bases in our somewhat bigger than you would expect area of French style furniture.

    a few pieces with our Parisian contemporary influence a few pieces with our Parisian contemporary influence

    Take our Parisian contemporary pieces, although not a staple piece in our catalogue, it gives you a feel for the variety we try to offer to our customers. Contrast these pieces with some of our more traditional rococo or rattan items and you can see the span of our catalogue.

    Specificity

    Another aspect we have been working on is our niche items, we love these as they tend to be the showstoppers. The items you’ve searched everywhere for and dropped your coffee once you’ve seen it just there amongst our website.

    They wow.

    Fern xx

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  • Finding your comfort

    We do have some magnificent beds in our store and some of them might be difficult to buy at this moment in time. So, we thought we should help everyone with our astonishing deal, trust me you will love it. Over a period of 12 extravagant months, you can now pay monthly for our beds so you can find the comfort that is perfect for you! This is suitable for everyone.

    We always say the perfect sanctuary of sleep begins with choosing the right bed and as well adding a touch of elegance and glamour to your bedroom. We have various styles of beds with unique colours such as classic white, cream, silver and genuine gold leaf French beds. All these can optimize the shabby chic look.

    One of our outstanding additions to the Beulieu furniture collection is the Beaulieu Antique White Upholstered French Bed, the bed frame is finished in antique white and upholstered with a light grey linen fabric. It’s unbelievably comfy and perfect to have sweet night’s sleep.

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    Most significantly we have over 60 beds in our collection and all of them offer a unique purpose to your bedroom and not every bed is right for everyone depending on your style!

    Why not have a browse through our collections? We have some striking classic beds that could be a suitable fit for you. Check out the Lille Classic Sleigh French Bed, it takes us back to an 18th century design with rich wood tones. This is made using fine timbers and created to the highest values.

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    The Versailles Gold Leaf French Button Bed makes a sense of pride within your bedroom and adds a touch of glamour and prosperity. Enhance the authentic look and is one of our most glamorous beds. Sneak a peek and you will most likely fall in love with it.

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    Honestly, take advantage of this deal we are doing, you will find the right comfort for you and I might try and find my dream bed as well… The most magnificent beds can be found here at Crown French Furniture and we always want to help you find your right comfort, we want you to be impressed and have a snug night sleep. Have a little look and maybe you will find a bed of your dreams or a bed that will match your bedroom look. Let this summer be the summer you won’t forget!

    Fern xx

  • Collection Perfection

    Amongst our ranges are several pieces that work stunningly together but a few really stand out as true companions. From our Louis French furniture collection to our Beaulieu French furniture, we have some extraordinary beds that will catch your eye and even mine.

    Louis French Furniture

    This furniture gives a sense of freedom and calmness within our households, it goes back to the beautiful classic designs that is ideal for both town and country settings. Heavily inspired by French culture it displays class and sophistication allowing each piece to blend seamlessly with each other.

    louis_extenable_dining_table Our Louis extendable dining table

    Have a browse at our louis range featuring this beautiful Louis French Extendable Dining Table, this range creates an amazing atmosphere through the consistent presence of shabby chic style.

    It looks incredible with the dining chairs from the same collection It looks incredible with the dining chairs from the same collection

    Most significantly present in the combination of the dining table and the upholstered chairs, these can be blended with side-tables and shabby chic décor to create a strong sense of style in any interior. It creates a relaxed scene and will be so perfect for you.

    Beaulieu French furniture

    Our elegant collection with captivating whites to show everyone, it creates a gorgeous atmosphere and makes everything look so smooth. Why not have a look at our Beaulieu French Dressing Table with Mirror and Stool, it is magnificent!

    A more recent addition to our collection is this stunning dresser A more recent addition to our collection is this stunning dresser

    This is a hand painted marvel with an antique white to just stun your eyes. Trust me, it will add sparkle to your home. The lighting from the glaring sun will highlight any features you want to pop in your interior, this will brighten up our house this summer. Though the white isn’t too overpowering luckily.

    Look at the amazing white finish Look at the amazing white finish

    These collections are a pleasant change to your scenery, it is so refreshing and helps you create their dream home. Honestly, I wish I could have some of the extravagant furniture, but sadly I can’t have it all! The price isn’t always fit for everyone, I know it isn’t for me! But with our bed finance you can now pay over a period of 12 months like a contract! So even our most expensive beds can be offered to anyone and everyone. This is a magnificent deal though and I hope you find the right comfort for you.

    Fern xx

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  • Trends: Summer

    I know, Summer is just a season … well arguably much more than just a season … but it most definitely does mess with the stylish funk of everyone’s interiors and so we will call it a trend. Suddenly we have to think of bright colours, glare, ventilation, preventing fading fabrics and garden furniture!!

    Credit: Holloways oakridge Find similar pieces at our website!

    Lighting

    As always, we must stress the role of lighting in a classy environment, however, with the skies a little clearer and the Sun a little brighter we are sure you will start to notice southern facing windows (assuming you live in the northern hemisphere) getting brighter and more hard hitting upon your rooms.

    Summer rays can really become annoying Summer rays can really become annoying

    This impact can seriously hinder your suave style by creating shadowy corners and eye-burning reflections. Make sure to place mirrors out of direct sunlight (also preventing that odd patch of light from the reflection) and perhaps keep darker pieces out of the light to avoid that searing hot seat.

    Fading

    As you can tell, one of our focuses is how the Sun becomes too intense and messes with everything.

    look at that fading!! look at that fading!!

    It doesn’t take as long as you think for your furniture to discolour or darken in intense sunlight. This is natural and will inevitably happen to everyone... But Keep an eye out for anything you will need to look fresh, sitting in the heat as you can add a few years to its life by avoiding those rays.

    A good placement of furniture to prevent fading A good placement of furniture to prevent fading

    Outside!

    Despite all the beaming rays and stuffy rooms, this time of year is amazing and it welcomes the return of lazy days outside on the garden furniture.

    Take a stroll outside and garden! Take a stroll outside and garden!

    Select a few comfy pieces from our range of outdoor furnishings, decorate with some accessories and finish with ice cold lemonade.

    Tan isn’t just for you

    A Final thought; tan colours, beiges and neutrals are everything right now, they exude class and an edgy modern style. Be sure to explore some of these new trends over the season as they work splendidly in the warm weather to give a holiday feel.

    101st post! Fern xx

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  • Contemporary or Modern?

    Interior design is constantly changing and progressing through styles of each era. The beauty of this is that it creates a varied range of crafting techniques and genres of style to choose from. Contemporary can be seen as the style of the time and modern is the newest style.

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    Contemporary to Classic

    All of our ranges were modern at some point, whether that be in 18th century France or today’s England, classical and modern furniture typically embodies the era it was made in. Looking at the best loved classics of today, you can only admire how they were once edgy, adventurous pieces embodying trends and new ideas.

    Essentially, modern is today’s contemporary and a lot of contemporary styles have gone unnoticed simply because they aren’t favoured by a modern audience. Those that are become ‘classics’!

    camille Camille French Style Upholstered Bed

    What to look for

    Whether you go for the more modern inspired or the cultured, you must theme your interior consistently and avoid jumping between eras … unless you are a master of interior design and somehow pull this off, in which case please send us a photo once you do! So choose pieces which work with the style you have gone for, ideally ones with cultural similarities.

    Notice a lot of our chairs feature cabriole legs which work particularly well with the French inspired tables we offer!

    dorset_contemporary_french_armchairs Dorset Upholstered Armchair

    Modern

    On to the battle between the styles, this edgy new age design technique will make you feel fashion forward and is to the taste of the majority of people (hence it takes its place as the modern style). It is arguably the more adventurous but offers a greater payout as you could be at the front of the design revolution of the 21st century.

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    Contemporary

    When we talk about contemporary we really mean classic, it is commonly called contemporary because it is era specific yet here we need to distinguish between past eras and the modern era. Alternative to the modern era, our classic pieces boast an abundance of tried and tested culture. They are able to bring such a strong sense of character to a room with familiar styles made famous by their respective eras.

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    You can make it work

    Each era boasts its own style; each has gone down in history either as famed and recreated or simply a period of exploration. It is your choice which you want to be part of, either celebrating success in the contemporary pieces and styles we provide or using them to bring a new sense of life to your interior. Either way, fashion continues to grow and vary so be part of the change and offer us your opinions on the mirrored, modern designs you can find on our website!

    Share your thoughts! Fern xx

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  • Spring in Your Step

    Certain to bring a smile to your face is the arrival of spring! Easter eggs are lining the shelves and the chill of winter is beginning to subside. We adore our seasonal rhythms here at Crown French Furniture, not only because it goes hand in hand with new pieces for our catalogue but because it inspires change everywhere!

    Colour Schemes

    We go on about colour schemes because they are always changing, not just with the seasons but with the trends. This offers a flow of fresh ways to decorate your interior and keep things exciting!

    Bright floral colours that jump out at spring. Bright floral colours that jump out at spring.

    Spring is the most creative of the seasons in our opinion, it entails a vast range of vibrant colours as well as new ways to play with them. Many uses of colour just aren’t as well loved in the colder or even hotter months, one of our favourites is pastels. Being able to decorate with light toned colours allows for a whole new interior to emerge, multiple colours can be combined within an interior using pastels as they don’t become over engaging or contrast too strongly.

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    Layout

    Every so often everyone decides to rearrange the furniture, most people hold unwritten rules such as the head of your bed being away from the door but whatever you abide by, it’s nice to see a change in our environment. With spring cleaning coming along it also allows some thorough dusting and reorganisation.

    shuffle that sofa around shuffle that sofa around

    For a freshness to a room, look at shuffling the seating or the position of bookcases, nothing too major but it will feel like a new room from an alternative perspective.

    Lighting

    Use the new found sunshine to highlight any features you want to pop in your interior, whether that be accessories placed to catch the shine or a bigger piece with a beautiful colour you want to come through.

    make use of your windows make use of your windows

    Fern xx

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  • Show Some Love

    Preparing for mother’s day can be a nightmare, between getting your own lovely mums a special something and helping your youngest choose a gift for yourself, it’s hard to feel appreciated. There are ways to relax and feel celebrated for whatever role you play as a mother.

    Enjoy yourself! Enjoy yourself!

    Relax!

    This is a celebration of you! You deserve to be able to relax so whatever responsibilities are stopping you day-to-day from achieving this, either brush them under the rug or ensure they won’t inflict stress on the day.

    Love your life decorative sign. Love your life decorative sign.

    Treat Yourself

    So what if you buy your own presents from your son or daughter, at least you’re going to get what you want! Whatever treatment you get on mother’s day, don’t feel obliged to let everything be done for you. Appreciate what comes your way but make sure you have an enjoyable time for yourself. Your family know you, but they aren’t mind readers, break out your favourite album or go for a run. Whatever is going to make you feel free is there for you to do.

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    Remember It

    Celebrate with a small gift to keep around the house or a family photo. Mother’s day isn’t the most important date on the calendar but it is still significant for a close family to feel like they’ve accomplished something and are appreciated. If they know it means a lot to you they will likely get into the spirit a little more each year.

    Display some proud family photos as a reminder! Display some proud family photos as a reminder!

    Breakfast in Bed

    The staple of a good mother’s day is breakfast in bed, so get the cupboards stocked with all of your favourites and make sure your family know what you would like. No point having an English breakfast if you’ve started a new health kick.

    Our beautiful Velvet Chesterfield bed. New in store!! Our beautiful Velvet Chesterfield bed. New in store!!

    Oh and make sure you have the bed.

    Celebrating Every Day

    It doesn’t have to be mothering Sunday for you to appreciate the love that you give and receive as a mother. Being a parent is a blessing and despite the hard work, you always know you have someone that loves you.

    For the corner stone of the family For the corner stone of the family

    Happy mother's day! Fern xx

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  • Stick with it

    The excitement of the new year has worn off and you begin to look at your resolution with more sober eyes. Old habits die hard and new ones are even harder to get going! We hope you’ve taken on the new year with all the ambition you dreamt of last December and held strong with your resolutions.

    30 Day Mark

    Common knowledge is that the first 30 days are the hardest, typically it takes 3 weeks for an act to become a habit so at this point you’ve made it!!! If not, then who cares! The main part of the resolution is to try something different, if it doesn’t work for you then why change yourself?

    Congratulations to those who have made it! Congratulations to those who have made it!

    Some habits are good to kick, but certain things make us who we are as individuals. The best resolutions we can make are ones which help our progress in the things we love such as spending time with family or learning a new skill!

    Be True to You

    Everybody has their own lifestyle and inspirations, if your new year was dedicated to drinking less coffee but you have trouble staying alert through your day then maybe you need a revision.

    Everybody's weakness ... Everybody's weakness ...

    Check out our inspirations on out Pinterest page, we frequently share interesting and inspiring articles on everything from interiors to Asian cuisine.

    Our Point Being…

    Don’t force yourself to change, if you’re shabby chic furniture or a contemporary piece, stay as you are. The best outcome here is that you’re looking good for Valentine’s day and now can return to not caring about the long term. Enjoy today … Enjoy caffeine and fast food.

    Make 2017 yours! Fern xx

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  • Roses are Red

    Celebrating Valentine’s day can be tricky, it’s hard to be original without going completely off theme. You can try your best but to come up with ideas for you and your partner is just difficult!  On the other hand, you can always have a romantic day by keeping it casual, there’s nothing wrong with spending time together doing nothing.

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    Tradition

    No matter how many romantic comedies you watch, it’s much less complicated to forgo the “chase each other through several parties” scenario and simply have a flowers, chocolates and movies night. Take a look at our amazing roses and Valentine’s day accessories to give you some inspiration on small gifts.

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    Cards are a must as well and hopefully they’ll make you realise why so many people give in to these clichés every year.

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    Contemporary

    Not everyone wants to do what is expected, some don’t care about Valentine’s day at all. For those who want to be more individual this time of year, move away from the roses and surprise your special someone with something to remind them of you!

    you and me deccoration

    Home décor is a beautiful way to show someone how much you appreciate them! It offers a thoughtful gift that will remind them of you every time they walk past it.

    At Crown French Furniture

    Make this valentine’s day extra special at Crown French Furniture.  We have a whole range of accessories new in store and they're leaving the shelves fast!

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    As well as our on season accessories we offer our truly marvellous pieces that are supplied all year round.

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    Out of the Way

    Finally, there are those who want nothing to do with this holiday, to those I recommend going out for a completely unromantic meal at a barbecue pit! From couples who don’t want to hear a love song, to those who aren’t part of a couple, treat yourself to something that has nothing to do with February 14th.

    Red's True BBQ! Red's True BBQ!

    Seriously, messy foods will make you feel independent on Valentine’s day and give you your own thing to celebrate!

    Fern xx

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