Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • Trends: 2017 Furniture

    2016 has been an exciting year with the flowing demand for more edgy, contemporary pieces such as traditional pieces with a silver leaf finish. Moving past this however, we welcome what 2017 promises to bring with it!

    contemporary furniture A little flash from the past ... year.

    Timeless!

    Some pieces carry their hype throughout years of holding the flag, one such is our Sophia button upholstered bed which has been revered across our projects and it will continue to be "in" this year. After the interest in more flashy and opulent furnishings, white painted and neutral wooden pieces are to make a grander appearance this year as a ripple effect.

    painted wood furniture Our exclusive and universally loved Sophia bed.

    Up and Coming!

    Taking into account the wide variety of interests sparking throughout interior design, we can see that drama and deep character are the reigning qualities to be watched. In response to this, furnishings will take a less eye catching roll and will be intended to compliment vivid wallpapers and paints or complex combinations of accessories. Shabby chic easily clashes with sleek aesthetics whereas more simple designs offer a beautiful appearance to add to the overall effect. It's no longer about the feature wall but an exquisite blend of all ingredients within the room and this can be easily ruined by overdoing a single aspect.

    subtle furniture Subtle uses of furnishings as seen in Sheerluxe's blog, linked below.

    This brings rise to a variety of pastels and neutrals present in a specifically good partner for 2017, upholstery. It maintains an atmosphere of luxury whilst offering an accent rather than overpowering. The same can be said for wooden pieces which can be finished in more subtle paints, also offering a range of choices, painted French style furnishings can mesh perfectly with any interior and are timeless!

    french furniture Our Beaulieu range blends subtle painted pieces with beautifully upholstered works.

    A Blast From the Past!

    Shabby chic still finds a place within the mix however, much of the furniture that offers a rustic appeal and perhaps a grander impression also allow for niche colours to be settled into a room. pistachios and a family of darker colours can be brought to life by cooler tones from our Etienne range or dark woods such as mahogany.

    distressed furniture A shabby chic way of introducing cooler tones to compliment room dynamics.

    Fern xx

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  • The Study

    Being swept up in employment and allowing your job to take a few hits on your personal life is common practice in the modern era and turned the home office into a trend, it has the potential to be your ideal work-space and a home comfort when you need to push yourself outside of work. Without forgetting to keep things personal we need to create a formal and inspiring room to keep you at the top of your game.

    Home study Home office setting

    Solid Inspiration, Solid Mahogany

    Typically, there has always been a strong masculine presence in the study, portrayed as the husband’s retreat from the family in almost every TV series it is wall to wall leather and dark wood … with a straight whiskey placed by the cigars. There is a reason for the aesthetic however, it does not have to exude a gender role but can simply create an atmosphere of ambition and control.

    Alexander French 8 Drawer Wide Chest Alexander French 8 Drawer Wide Chest.

    The solid mahogany furnishings bring a sense of power to a room and having this overwhelming presence of strong colours and classical tones is sure to inspire you to break your barriers and reach the heights you deserve.

    Alexander Weathered Oak French Tall Chest Of Drawers Alexander Weathered Oak French Tall Chest Of Drawers.

    Other impressive designs for your interior should you be averse to dark woods could be painted furniture with a professional edge.

    Floral Themes

    Brighten the mood and create a natural scent, real flowers will lift your spirits and give you the energy to keep going. No one wants to feel cooped up so keep nature present within your work-space for an invaluable addition to your work ethic. Fish tanks can be a little 80’s villain but more importantly, a huge distraction, we want a relaxed but fresh environment.

    Floral study Real floral displays can be crafted beautifully and exude natural atmospheres. Sampled from "Green & Gorgeous", floral blog.

    Indoor plants can be a good addition, make sure you have the appropriate daylight and are able to care for them sufficiently or you will end up with a limp and lifeless study.

    The Desk

    Possibly the most important part of your study is the desk, not only the type and the fit, but where it is placed. It has become well thought that productivity increases when you can see outside, unsurprisingly you don’t exactly feel inspired facing a wall. So, once you have the perfect desk to blend with your interior and work schedule, ensure you are placed firmly in the light with a nice view.

    Chateau French Antique White Writing Desk A French antique writing desk can look perfect in a brighter environment.

    Failing this you can always decorate the space with beautiful scenic photography or inspiring words to keep you focused. Inspirational posters are must have and these can be one of many personal touches that will make your home office unique and perfect for you.

    Perfect wall hanger for a study Wall hangers and photos can inspire on the gloomiest day.

    Fern xx

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  • New Year New Me

    Starting the year of with a bang can be difficult, with the remains of 2016 lying around and the Christmas decorations reminding you that we’re back to normal life … It can be hard to move past the festive period. Maybe this is why we all relish the idea of new year’s resolutions, it gives us the chance to move on to something better and hopefully 2017 will be spectacular!

    Fireworks

    One of the best ways to celebrate is by lighting up the sky with flamboyant colours and loud noise, our interiors should mirror this extravagant display with new looks and daring combinations!

    Contemporary Venetian Aged Mirrored Chest Contemporary Venetian Aged Mirrored Chest

    roll in the contemporary!

    Contemporary Mirrored Desk Contemporary Mirrored Desk

    Contemporary pieces scream individuality and exude an exciting presence in any interior, our most appropriate or the new year has to be the Venetian mirrored range as it is unique and offers a divine aesthetic.

    Resolutions

    This time of year, we reflect and begin to acknowledge our flaws (oh so many flaws) but most importantly we imagine our change, our reward for good behaviour. What are we aiming for this year? Diets, finances, seeing old friends? Whatever you have in mind, we wish you the best of luck and hope 2017 brings happy days.

    Jappy January sales!! Fern xx

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