Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Carving Pumpkins

    The Halloween spirit is something we all have, although some people wish to deny it, your inner child will always tug on your heart strings a little around this time of year. Even though the days have past for dressing up and pretending to be Mr T or Velma, we can still get creative in a more adult friendly way.

    Crown Halloween Happy Halloween

    Playing Dress-up

    Halloween becomes so much more exciting when we are able to flex our creative muscles so why not carry on this tradition into adulthood? Let’s take to our homes and create a festive interior that sparkles that hint of shock that we all crave this time of year. Spice it up with a wider use of mirrors, easy to decorate into a Halloween must have, they also act as such an elegant piece for the rest of the year. Our royal silver leaf mirror has a beautifully Gothic theme when paired with darker items and appropriate decorations yet is absolutely regal when left on its own or accompanied with pure accessories, ideally all white.

    Royale Silverleaf French Style Mirror Royale Silverleaf French Style Mirror

    … Not Carving Pumpkins

    For those of you that plan to ignore the Halloween period we have something to offer you too! For some this season is as exciting as a non-leap-year February, and who can blame them! Halloween is, in its essence, a very niche holiday and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. In this case, we have something that may grab your attention and make this October a more memorable one.

    Alexander Weathered Oak French Bedside Table Alexander Weathered Oak French Bedside Table

    It’s always a pleasure to accept new stock into our catalogue but this month we have had exceptional pieces added to some of our favourite collections!

    Alexander Weathered Oak French Dressing Table Alexander Weathered Oak French Dressing Table

    As you can see, the weathered oak additions to our Alexander range are exquisite; with rustic tones and an authentic atmosphere, this extension to our Alexander collection is a must have for the colder months.

    Amelie French Silver Extending Dining Table Amelie French Silver Extending Dining Table

    Secondly, we have introduced a variation to our Cristal pieces, offering a classy alternative to our classical silver leaf collection. The Amelie range offers a more dynamic and luxurious finish to rival the sleek appearance of the Cristal whilst maintaining the sophistication of the silver leaf finish as the main attraction.

    Beaulieu French Upholstered Bed With High Footboard Beaulieu French Upholstered Bed With High Footboard

    Finally, one of our best-selling beds (the Beaulieu) has been given an upgrade into a magnificent marvel of craftsmanship. With the classical features and carvings of our basic Beaulieu bed, it also boasts an amazing foot-board, upholstered in the same fabric and hand buttoned, it adds an opulent tone to this icon of French style.

    Happy halloween! Fern xx

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  • A Spare Bed

    We are approaching that time when we need to consider the possibility of hosting for a few nights and inevitably this will involve some overnight guests. Although the festive season may get us in the spirit for giving it is always a hard task clearing out the guest room and trying to make the mattress propped up on stilts look presentable for your favourite mother-in-law. Amongst the rubble and boxes however is an invaluable asset, space!

    Yes space! Your guest suite shouldn’t be something to bring a sigh when you have left the door open and glanced inside, it should be a trophy, a space to be proud of. Maybe hosting the family "get-together"s wouldn’t be so daunting as well.

    Revamp, with a lamp

    Lighting is essential; it can create a completely different atmosphere and, for the most part, the trouble with an unloved room is the atmosphere. The wallpaper isn’t modern and the carpet has seen better days but this can be fine-tuned by better lighting and won’t involve tearing the whole place apart!

    Horse Head Lamp With Ivory Shade Horse Head Lamp With Ivory Shade

    In keeping with upping the wow factor in your smaller bedroom, a beige lampshade works perfectly with a silver base. This is neutral and works beautifully with whatever existing design you have as well as offering a bit of flash! Our horse head lamp possesses a similarly neutral ivory shade and offers a more contemporary appeal whilst our nickel lamp with a beige shade is a classic and gives this classy aesthetic that is sure to bring a bit of life into your guest suite.

    Medium Nickel Decorative Lamp Medium Nickel Decorative Lamp

    Your Main Frame

    Onto the main event now, which is undoubtedly the bed, we can’t go too far into furnishing a spare room or we run the risk of overcrowding, so the best thing is to keep it simple. A fresh lamp, a new bed with some warming linens should do the trick but if you really want to hit a home run we would recommend a bedside table just to bring the look together.

    Upholstered Grey French Single Bed Upholstered Grey French Single Bed

    Single or at most double beds are a must for your spare room, anything bigger and you may have trouble getting your guests to leave! A mini wonder from one of our own ranges is the upholstered French grey single bed which boasts a class and style perfect for settling into a different bedroom. It makes you feel homely and beautifully compliments our favourite guest lamps.

    Morning blues

    Let’s get those spare rooms into fighting condition and make people wonder why they’re going spare in the first place. By the time the morning has come around there will be a few sad faces having to leave your marvellous guest boudoir and you can stand proud over your exquisite creation.

    Fern xx

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  • Origins: Tuscany Contemporary

    Our Tuscany range has attracted a lot of attention and we couldn’t be happier about it! As I’m sure you can tell however, there’s more to this range than meets the eye.

    A true renaissance man

    As one of our more recently added ranges it’s history is fresh in our minds, not surprising as it has such a rich heritage and a unique style we haven’t come across in our other collections. This all starts with its origins, this range is heavily influenced by its history rather than 21st century trends and that’s why it is so charismatic.

    Oak Dining Table, Tuscany Contemporary Oak Dining Table, Tuscany Contemporary

    The renaissance was a grand part of the aesthetic in the Tuscany range and a significant period for the history of art and design. Boasting its birth from Tuscan influence, it was only fitting that it bore an atmosphere of the renaissance as this too sprung from Tuscany. We can see this in the use of classical themes and the light tones of the oak wood that provokes feelings of rustic warmth.

    It maintains this essence of the medieval that faded over the course of the renaissance, a style that, when used subtly, can bring a homely feel unmatched by modern designs.

    One in a million

    The real appeal of this range comes down to its personality, its unique and catches the eye in a way that isn’t flashy. That’s what we love about it.

    Tuscany Contemporary Showcase Tuscany Contemporary Showcase

    It’s modest.

    Fern xx

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