Christmas

  • Christmas: Let it Snow!

    This is how you feel walking into our showroom right now! Honestly, we are not exaggerating, our team have outdone themselves with this year's Christmas spread! We've always aimed to put out our accessories and Christmas pieces as soon as people start to think about the festive season. The main reason for this is that you need time to plan, have ideas and execute them. So come into the showroom and see what inspires you this season, colour schemes this year appear to centre around more sparkly atmospheres, golds, silvers, hints of pinks or greens.

    We can also announce a beautiful display of our new four poster, Juliette bed. See last month's post for a run down on why you should come see it in person!

    But back to Christmas! Or the run up to it at least. We have baubles galore! Some nicely hung from our ceiling to create a starry night feel above our displays.

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    Others are settled in little buckets at the front of the showroom, a little pick n' mix of high quality baubles can be seen at Crown French Furniture this week.

    Aside from the Christmas tree decorations we have a few beautiful trees for sale. We decided to sway away from the classical design as we always try to offer our customers something new and different to the high-street.

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    Just take a look at the simplistic design of this all white tree, it's absolutely beautiful and strays from the evergreen trees to a much more wintery feeling bare tree. As you can see, it is complimented by decorations just as well as your typical tree

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  • Winter chills

    The temperature is dropping, are you staring to feel it? I’m already starting to add my fur throws on to my bed at night for that extra warmth! It’s already freezing and we all just want to be all snug in and outside our homes. As much I love summer and basking in the sun, I am actually looking forward to winter because I can start bringing out my nice silky jumpers and coats!

    Winter lake

    An exquisite colour scheme for this winter is grey, it’s a magical and fabulous colour which adds extra cosy feelings to the house. This can be used for your home accessories or furniture to create a soft balance. To be honest I also love grey because it is more neutral and tranquil and it just suits winter due to the elegance of it.

    Grey interior design

    A beautiful grey collection we have, is the Malvern range with very smooth carvings. However, this colour is a very light and a gentle grey but still looks absolutely fabulous. Why not have a sneak peek at our Malvern Extending Dining Table with a combination of rustic oak wood and a fabulous smooth off- grey finish.

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    Texture is crucial for winter, whether it’s using accessories, furniture or anything in your house! There are wide collections of furniture and accessories to choose from to help bring a colour scheme or layout together. Just adding that little something to your home could really make a difference.

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    The winter chills are really here and this year is going so quick, Christmas is around the corner so don't forget to stay warm this season! Winter is coming.

    Fern xx

  • A new comfort

    Most beds are absolutely stunning but finding the right one can be hard, we all have different tastes and styles. But I have a few astonishing beds that really could catch your eye! The quality and beauty of these beds really does stand out with their unique designs and patterned frames, so a new comfort could be truly found!

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    A bed of comfort, is fabulous bed indeed. The Yasmin upholstered French style bed really does not hold back with its beautiful Beech wood and soft distressed highlighting creating magnificent scenery in the room. Some great ranges to match this with is the Beulieu and Chateau range due to the extraordinary antique white finish, these hand carved beds seriously do not let people down. A gorgeous buttoned bed in a luxurious dusky blue crushed velvet, don’t worry this can be the centre piece to any bedroom with a sense of sophistication.

    Yasmin bed

    Moving on to the Etienne Contemporary Upholstered Bed, this is more of a classic designed bed that has very minimal, subtle and intricate designs. A smooth bed that is crafted by magnificent craftsmen and really puts the emphasis on the classical design, this features a warm linen neutral fabric. Honestly, it gives me a sense of luxury just looking at it and it also matches the Chateau range.

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    However, sometimes it’s not all about the bed, adding a little something to your bed could really get the bed looking a bit more luxurious. A bed throw could be one of them and now winter is on its way so the temperature will probably drop, maybe we will even get some snow… So, getting all warm and snug in your bed is essential.

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     The Beulieu and Chateau range has some gorgeous finishes for beds and some magnificent designs that are worth looking at!

    Fern xx

  • Snow Is Falling

    Maybe not literally, but nevertheless Christmas is upon us and someone somewhere must be able to see snow, right? Whatever the weather we have something to warm your bones at our showroom in Nottingham. It’s sale time and all of our accessories are flying out of the store so come in and see what we’re all about, we’re sure you will find something you’ll love.

    All Around Us

    By now you must be surrounded by an avalanche of cheer and festivities and maybe there are a few of you thinking they would rather not drown in a sea of multi-coloured lights. I think on some level it gets a little overwhelming for everyone at one point, if not then I applaud you Christmas-to-the-bone fanatics! At the end of it all we have to appreciate the small stress free moments of family time that come between the high-pressure task completing sessions, and obviously cut loose for the new year!

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    With what is essentially a family celebration approaching, and one in which so many cherished memories are made, we can’t help but want to present these in the most elegant ways. Our exquisite washed wood frames are a modern but filled with character and a perfect place to boast your proudest memories.

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    Children Playing

    There are several ways to child proof your home for the holidays, none better than supplying a TV and sticking Polar Express on! Most of us enjoy all the Christmas specials and films that are only relevant for one month of the year over this period, especially the young ones. So, offer a warm atmosphere and a beautiful display with our Tuscany Contemporary Oak TV Unit, with a simple design and a modern aesthetic, this piece would absolutely glow when covered in fairy lights.

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    Having Fun

    Finally, after all of it, we have to cut loose, allow the new year to wave over you and free you from the stresses of December. Start organising your parties, planning your kiss and look forward to our New Year’s Eve blog!

    Happy Holidays! Fern xx

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  • Trends: Christmas Décor

    There is no other time in the year to litter your home with reds, greens and snow. So make the most of this small festive period and be ready for when it hits! Decorate your home in the most wild and wonderful way with as many accessories as you can muster and always add more sparkles.

    Tree Etiquette

    The centre piece of every home should be a tree, assuming you are celebrating Christmas, and it truly needs to be celebratory. There is nothing worse than a half done, half tired tree, so add your own personal flare to your holidays with a few home-made pieces. Most importantly there has to be something edible, maybe it isn’t the classiest decoration but it adds a sort of innocence to the tree. Even if you don’t have little ones to hunt for it, you can still create a traditional, personal feel to your tree with a few gingerbread men or any shape they happen to come out as!

    Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories! Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories!

    Obviously for those going for that glamorous, Vogue Christmas, you’ll be tempted to steer away from the personal touches and go for the classic store bought silver or gold to make your tree festive enough to blind someone. Although this look can be stunning, it has been played out and anyone is able to achieve it, why not test yourself this year? Try your hand at creating a wow factor that is individual and unique, mix things up with one off decorations and a colour scheme to blend with your interior or even your wrapping paper if you want to create a spectacular Christmas scene!

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    Big Things, Small Packages

    As important as the trees are the gifts check out our We Heart It account for some wrapping ideas (link below). As always, we love the personal touches and hope to bring that into the presentation of our presents. Get creative and use rustic paper with a homemade wreath to give a very festive and traditional vibe.

    Check out this beautiful wrapping at "the culture trip"! Check out this beautiful wrapping at "the culture trip"!

    There are lots of individual ideas to be found online with several interesting guides tailored to each individual, even blackboard wrapping, so take a look around and make your something special extra special.

    Merry Christmas

    At the end of it all it only matters how much fun you have this year, and if that involves a bare tree and a few Christmas cards then who can say you’re wrong? Make sure to enjoy yourselves and embrace the spirit that brings people together this time of year!

    And a happy new year! Fern xx

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  • Saying Goodbye to Autumn

    Seeing the trees bare and feeling the bitter chill of the morning frost has shocked us out of Autumn and straight into winter, although we have a few weeks before we fully enter the season it isn’t hard to feel its presence in the iced over cars and your breath floating in the air. Whatever the weather, it is time to start preparing for the winter to come, but most importantly saying farewell to the Autumn of 2016.

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    Goodbye Halloween

    It has been an exciting autumn for us at Crown French Furniture with a vast increase in our collections, see our Halloween blog “Carving Pumpkins” for a few of our additions! Not only this but we have begun our Christmas celebrations, we have to start early to ensure we can have everything available to our customers before it’s mid-December and everyone’s in a Christmasy panic.

    Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories! Some of our beautiful Christmas accessories!

    Is it out with the autumnal colours though? I don’t think so, the Winter colour schemes are fairly simple and can be created in small additions, such as adding pale white candles to give a cooler atmosphere, and so the autumnal colour scheme can live on within this, besides, it would be a shame to move on from such a beautiful season so abruptly.

    autumnal bed Our Sophia bed with an autumnal theme

    Goodbye Foliage

    As always we lose a great deal of the greenery around this time of year and although we do get to see the spectacular colours of the leaves and the trees we are left with bare trunks and lonely looking branches. The colours of our towns and cities change dramatically and we are often without greens, our winter nights have a cold and moody backdrop, which is not always a bad thing! It’s all part of the changing seasons, but for now, enjoy the multitude of colours and the brightness of the streets!

    May be seeing more of these fox-gloves in the coming months! May be seeing more of these fox-gloves in the coming months!

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    There’s way too much to be happy about in the Winter time to spend time missing Autumn, but at the end of it all, it has been a spectacular season and hopefully we can bring the same delight to our customers in the coming months!

    Looking forward to this ... fingers crossed. Looking forward to this ... fingers crossed.

    Watch this space! Fern xx

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  • Dining Tables

    Only 5 days to go until the big day now! With Christmas approaching in only a matter of days, so it’s time to finish off wrapping up all your Christmas presents and stumbling around supermarkets trying not to crash trolleys with everyone in sight. Then it’s all about the organisation of the presents making sure they all have the correct labels on them, preparing the Christmas dinner, making sure you have enough food for everyone and when it’s finally ready and time to eat of course it’s the dash to the table to get the best seat and praying that everyone will fit around (despite being on a normal perfect size for your house and family).

    This year we can make a difference!  Don’t leave granny squished on the corner, battling to get her share of roast potatoes… We have plenty of beautiful, spacious dining tables in stock right now and available to be delivered before Christmas.

    Check out our Dining Room Selection

    Elegant French style designs and opulent hand finishes…

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  • IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!

    Now Christmas is well underway, you should be thinking about putting your Christmas tree up and dancing around the living room listening to Christmas music, because I cetumblr_ng322irN5i1rb8q8vo1_500rtainly am! There's plenty of school nativities going on at the moment with there only being one week left at school, meaning parents need to be wrapped up nice and cosy so they are prepared for the dreaded wait outside the school until its time to go in. Although saying that, I am hoping for a white Christmas this year so lets keep our fingers and toes crossed.

    Don't forget anyone who orders between now and Christmas will receive a free Pintail candle and decorative Snowflake to hang on your tree. My next blog will be the countdown to the new year so watch out for that, and have a great holiday! :)

    Fern xx

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