Colour Trend – Russet

With Autumn well and truly here it’s time to embrace the changing colours of the trees and landscape and bring a splash of cosy and warming interior design into our homes. A sophisticated RUSSET colour scheme will provide a splash of colour with a spicy and sumptuous undertone that will transform any interior into a glamorous autumnal retreat.

A chic blend of brown, red and orange tones, russet is a beautiful colour tone that can be used in both traditional and contemporary homes. Its bold yet muted palette is perfect for use as a feature or accent colour within your chosen interior space.

Colour Scheme

Russet tones work extremely well with other autumnal hues such as taupe, brown, burnt orange, beige and wine for a snug and cosy atmosphere that is perfect for the colder evenings of the coming months. Alternatively you can keep it fresh and bright by combining this rich colour with light cream walls for an illuminating interior finish with a hint of warming colour. For a more classic and traditional look then choose dark and deep colour tones to sit alongside your russet colour scheme such as chocolate brown, black and mahogany.

 

Cushions

Russet coloured cushions make a great addition to any living room or bedroom area and are a fantastic way of introducing this stylish colour scheme into your home without any drastic changes to your current decor. This rich colour works particularly well on textured material such as chenille, linen and velvet . Plain and patterned cushions show off the sumptuous tones of russet tones and hues and can be layered with other colours such as beige, burnt orange and brown for a visual and textural finish that will add create a focal point within your interior space.

 

Upholstery

Bold upholstered seating is bang on trend this Autumn/Winter and what better way to embrace this trend than with a splash of rich russet tones that will create a warm and enveloping area to curl up with a cup of tea. Glamorous chaise lounges, carved occasional chairs and sofas will look amazing with a covering of rich russet material and will create an eye-catching, zoned area of colour within any neutral or bold interior area. Opt for chic and sophisticated fabrics such as satin, velvet or leather and if your love a dash of pattern then choose floral, baroque or simple geometric prints that will compliment the rich tones of the russet fabric.

 

Accessories

Keep it Autumnal with your accessories by choosing complimentary colours and finishes that will not overpower this exquisite colour option. Copper, bronze and gold accessories work extremely well in russet home interiors with items such as lanterns, candlesticks and tea light holders providing an illuminating area that is perfect for the darker nights. Burnt orange accessories such as vases, bowls and ornaments will also look great against a russet painted backdrop and can be used to create a focal point on a mantelpiece or alcove area. Last but not least why not create an autumn inspired floral arrangement with orange and red seasonal flowers and dried leaves or pay a nod to seasonal produce and Halloween with a selection of pumpkins and squashes on a sideboard or table.

 

Furniture

The versatility of russet colour palettes mean that they can be complimented with a wide range of furniture designs and styles. Warm rustic oak designs will give a cosy, cottage style feel that reflects the changing rural landscape of the Autumn months with items such as dining tables and dressers providing visual texture and practicality. Alternatively rich hardwood such as mahogany and walnut will perfectly compliment the warm tones of the russet backdrop and will provide a sophisticated and classic interior finish. Opt for items such as sideboards, coffee tables and bed frames for a striking centrepiece against a painted or wallpapered feature wall.

 

For more inspirational russet interiors then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Russet Colour Trend or for furniture ideas that will add a finishing touch to this interior colour trend then check out our extensive Oak and Hardwood furniture collections.

How To Create A Georgian Interior

The Georgian era stretched from 1714-1837 and is often divided into three parts; the Palladian, early and late periods. As the Georgian period progressed designs became slightly lighter in colour and embellishment until interior influences eventually moved towards Regency style and decor.

The Georgian period became famous for its elegant interior style and design and a great deal of interest was taken in furnishings and decor during this time. Books on decorating techniques and styles became available for the first time and many wealthy people undertook ‘The Grand Tour’ in which they visited many cities around Europe and brought back interior and architectural ideas relating to the countries they had seen.

During the Early Georgian period colour schemes embraced the use of colour with deep reds, sage and pewter grey but as the period progressed colours became softer and more muted in tone with the use of sky blue, pastel pink and dove grey alongside basic white and earthen stone hues. There is a vast range of Period colours available from some of today’s paint manufactures that perfectly recreate the decor and ambiance of this historic period.

Wallpaper was hugely popular during the Georgian period with simple patterned designs being the most popular choice for the majority or home interiors. Repeat prints such as trefoils, floral motifs and fleur de lis looked extremely elegant in the sumptuous and sophisticated colour palettes of the era. In the later part of the Georgian period block patterned and geometric prints began to be introduced with stripes, squares and angular patterns that were simple and versatile in design. Complimentary muted shades or a balance of light and dark could be used for a more striking interior backdrop.

Panels and mouldings were a universal feature in Georgian home interiors. Simple panelling, dado rails and coving were used as a visual feature on an otherwise plain and linear wall and a selection of different colours and tones were used to create shading and detail inside the panels. Moulding were intricate in design and were artistically made to look like rich and opulent ribbons and fabrics and often featured classical characters and urns. These can be seen in the designs of Robert Adam that were influenced by his visits to Italy and Greece. If you are lucky enough to have original Georgian mouldings in your home then ensure you have them professionally restored or if you are recreating this look in a modern home, there are many attractive reproductions that will transform your home interior.

One of the most famous names of the Georgian period has to be Thomas Chippendale. His instantly recognisable designs have been made popular again with recent historic revivals and interior trends. An interior designer and talented furniture and cabinet maker; his designs are heavily influenced by oriental motifs with a splash if Gothic style and influence. His famous chairs were furnished with sumptuous glazed cotton fabrics and featured classic Georgian floral prints. His keen eye as an interior designer meant that his chosen upholstery could be matched to the curtains, bedding and cushions of the home for a universal colour scheme and design.

Fireplaces were a grand and central feature of Georgian living rooms and parlours and were intricately and ornately designed to match the mouldings and panelling of their interior surroundings. Mantelpieces were decorated with ornamental swags and urns and featured classic columns and pillars to each side of the design. Metal grates were a common feature and fire screens were often painted in complimentary classical prints or matching colour palettes that blend perfectly into the overall interior colour scheme.

Ornaments and embellishments were often centralised around the fire place area to draw the eye to its detail and intricacy. Porcelain and bronze ornaments would often be seen along a mantelpiece or sideboard and lacquered artwork with oriental influences were hung in a formal pattern along the wall panels for added detail and colour. Large and eye catching mirrors made a great focal point when hung above a fireplace, bed or cabinet with classical designs and European styles, such as this beautiful item (right) by famous furniture maker George Hepplewhite taking centrestage within the home.

 

For more ideas on creating your very own Georgian inspired interior, take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Georgian Interiors or for a selection of furniture items that will compliment this historic design then check out our sumptuous Georgian Furniture collection.

Colour Trend – Claret

There is nothing more relaxing than curling up on a chilly autumnal evening with a cosy woollen throw and a rich glass of red wine. With the weather dropping to familiar colder temperatures its time to take a look at one of the hottest colour trends of Autumn/Winter 2014 – CLARET.

This rich and warming red tone gives a perfect splash of colour in a traditional wintry hue that can be perfectly accommodated into sleek and contemporary interiors as well as classic home designs. This versatile colour will add a sense of cosiness and elegance that is perfect for the lead up to Christmas.

 

Colour Schemes

This luxurious colour can be partnered with a chic lilac, cream and chocolate colour palette for a soft and tonal interior ambiance and also looks wonderful alongside crisp white for a more fresh and sleek interior setting. This fabulous hue can also be combined with silvery greys and deep black for a glamorous and opulently rich finish.

 

Cushions

This rich colour option is a popular choice for furnishings and fabrics as its deep concentration of colour will add a sumptuous focal point to a specific zoned area of the room. A scattering of cushions on a bed of sofa area can transform the whole feel of your interior with minimum effort and cost. This colour works particularly well with classic fabrics such as satin and velvet and can be used as a plain accent tone or as a pattern that ties in to the remainder of the interior space. Lace, tassels and beading work fabulously in bringing out the period opulence of this vintage colour.

 

3. Upholstery

Nothing can look more striking than an opulently coloured sofa, window seat or occasional chair that brings a splash of exquisite elegance to even the most neutral of interior spaces. Rich velvet looks amazing in this flamboyant claret colour tone and will give a classic and authentic period look to a Victorian chair or chaise lounge. Opt for plain fabrics for a simple and sleek appearance or opt for classic baroque style floral motifs or prints for more visual appeal and detail. For a fresh and contemporary upholstery style choose simple pinstripe patterns or chevrons that will add a refined and sophisticated style to any interior design.

 

 

Accessories

Claret accessories are a huge trend on the high street this season with items that will seamlessly fit into both vintage and minimal home interiors. A classic lamp will make a fabulous purchase and will create a perfect balance of style and function in a living room, office or bedroom area. Vases, ornaments and candles make a great addition to a mantelpiece, sideboard or windowsill and will create an ambiance of warmth against a neutral painted feature wall. Crockery and table settings will provide a warm and welcoming finish that is perfect for large family dinners during the cold autumnal evenings.

 

 

Furniture

Painted furniture is still as popular as ever in the interior design world with more and more people becoming adventurous with their choice of colours and finishes. A single furniture item painted in a rich Claret paint effect will create a real statement in any room of the home and will compliment your chosen colour scheme and accessories. Opt for a centralised item such as a table, sideboard or dresser that will make the most impact on your chosen room. Alternatively opt for plain painted black or white furniture that will create a fresh or glamorous period feel that perfectly contrasts the bold claret colour palette.

For more ideas on how to use a claret colour scheme within you home then head over to our latest Pinterest Board - Pinterest – Claret Colour Trend or for a selection of furniture items to compliment this look then take a look at our luxurious French chateau white and French moulin noir furniture collections.

Product of the Week – French Chateau White Painted Round 4 Seater Dining Table

The feminine and elegant French Chateau white painted round 4 seater dining table is the perfect addition to any classic period property or contemporary dining area and its circular design makes it perfect for those with smaller home interiors or limited dining space. Its stylish design will transform any home into a chic boutique French villa.

French Chateau white painted round 4 seater dining table

French Chateau white painted round 4 seater dining table

The sumptuous shape of this feminine French table has been recreated from authentic antique designs and features fluted curvaceous legs that are a key feature of French Renaissance design. Its spacious circular table top is perfectly sized to seat up to 4 dinner guests, making it perfect for average sized families and couples alike. Its dainty design means that it will not take up too much space within its chosen surroundings yet still provides a visual centrepiece within your dining room area.

French Chateau white painted round 4 seater dining table - Close up detail

French Chateau white painted round 4 seater dining table – Close up detail

This stunning table is carved with delicate floral details that are characteristic of classic French furniture design and add a subtle yet glamorous detail to this beautiful furniture item. Carved from high quality solid mahogany this table is hard wearing and sturdy and will be sure to withstand the wear and tear of everyday family use. Enveloped in a soft antique white paint finish this stylish design will provide a bright and illuminating ambiance in even the darkest of home interiors, creating a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

 

French Chateau white painted dining chair - linen

French Chateau white painted dining chair – linen

This table will look fabulous when partnered with the French Chateau white painted dining chair – linen. These rich and classy chairs are the embodiment of French period style and elegance and are a perfect match to the exquisite design and style of the French château round dining table. The chair frame features fluted legs and a tall, rounded chair back that provides plentiful support while enjoying your dining experience. The delicate cravings and motifs are lustrously accentuated by the soft and sumptuous white paint finish that wraps itself around each exposed wood area.

This chair features an opulently padded backrest and seat pad for added comfort and relaxation making it perfect for those who love to sit around the dining table and socialise with family and friends. The chair pads are upholstered in a cosy yet fresh, pale grey linen that perfectly compliments the illuminating paint work and works wonderfully in creating a traditional Neo-classical French Interior.

For more complimentary items for your French inspired home you will find our extensive French Chateau white painted furniture collection over on our website.

 

 

Colour Trend – Violet

Purple tones are always a popular choice for creating a rich and warm atmosphere within your home as they provide a splash of colour that is bold yet sophisticated. VIOLET is this seasons colour of choice as it is the perfect way to embrace to darker tones of the autumn months and provide a cosy ambiance in which to relax.

 

Colour palettes

Violet is a fabulously versatile colour that is been used in a vast array of period and contemporary interior designs. This opulent purple tone can be partnered with fresh ocean tones and crisp white for a bold yet fresh interior feel or for a more classic look it can be used alongside opulent silver and matt black for a flamboyant regency style setting. This wonderful colour is also a popular choice in Moroccan style interiors and can be paired with vibrant yellow, orange, azure and green for a dash of eastern charm and warmth.

 

Textiles

Violet is the perfect colour choice for rich and opulent fabrics such as velvet, silk and lace and creates a bold yet refined look that is eye-catching and luxurious. Combine this colour with baroque patterns and prints on cushions and curtains for a dash of renaissance style flair and glamour or layer a selection of violet throws and blankets on a bed or sofa with glimmering golds, blues and silver for a elegant Indian style finish that oozes opulence and exquisite beauty.

 

Upholstery

If your someone who shies away from more bold colour choices then why not introduce a small yet eye-catching area of colour that can be easily adopted into your current interior colour scheme. Occasional chairs, pouffes and stools are a great way of adding a pop of colour into a living room or dining room area and provide a zoned area of rich and opulent colour. If you are on a budget then why not try your hand at re-upholstering your current chairs with some plain or patterned fabric in your chosen violet tone.

 

Accessories

Violet accessories have been a hot trend on the high street this year and provide a perfect pop of colour in any room of the home. A carefully positioned vase, bowl or sculpture can create a focal point on a mantelpiece, side table or sideboard and can be tied in to compliment the violet furnishings within your chosen room. Lamps and light fittings also look great in this opulent colour choice and many Art Deco lamps feature this sumptuous tone for an added addition of some vintage style and elegance. A selection of crockery, utensils and kitchen machinery in a fabulous violet finish will update any kitchen area and add a fresh feel to a dark worktop area.

 

Furniture

The versatility of a violet colour scheme means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing furniture items to suit your decor. For a classic country cottage feel you can add some light golden oak furniture and team it with fresh floral patterns for some added vintage charm. Glossy black painted furniture will add a sense of glamour to your chosen interior space and the deep colour combination will give a rich and opulent boutique feel that is chic and sophisticated. For a fresh and bright ambiance that is calm and feminine then opt for white painted furniture designs that will create a light and airy feel against a violet painted feature wall.

 

For more ideas on introducing this fabulous colour into your home then check out our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Violet Colour Trend or for furniture items that will compliment this colour trend, take a look at our fabulous oak furnitureFrench chateau white and French moulin noir furniture collections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product of the Week – Tree Of Life Chair

This stunningly stylish Tree of Life Chair – White will make the perfect addition to both modernist and contemporary home interiors. Its artistic yet minimal design makes it a versatile and unique furniture choice for both neutral and bold interior colour schemes.

Tree of Life Chair - White

Tree of Life Chair – White

 

The sleek and illuminating, chrome effect, tubular steel legs give this seat a luxurious yet unimposing look that will create a sense of elegance in any room of the home. The seating area has been ergonomically moulded from high quality plastic for a comfortable seating experience and to ensure that this seat will withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.

The entire surface area of the seat has been delicately carved to create a branch effect appearance that provides a sculptural feel that is both elegant and eye-catching. The open ‘tree-like’ frame work allows the light to circulate around and between the seating area making it ideal for those with limited space or darker rooms.

Tree of Life Chair- Front and Back

Tree of Life Chair- Front and Back

This stunning chair looks wonderful as an occasional seating option in a living room, hallway or bedroom or works equally as well as a dining chair or as a contemporary seating option at a desk or dressing table area. The illuminating finish of the chair looks great when partnered with a sleek glass or mirrored furniture item or can provide a contrasting accompaniment to a solid oak table for a twist on the natural tree like appearance.

Geo-Glass clear desk with white gloss three drawer unit

Geo-Glass clear desk with white gloss three drawer unit

This chair will look breathtaking when combined with a contemporary desk such as our Geo-Glass clear glass desk with white gloss 3 drawer unit for a sophisticated and modern finish. The white gloss and glass finish perfectly compliments the materials of the Tree of Life chair and will create a chic and minimal office space that is both cosy and calming.

The table top area of this desk has been crafted from a single piece of annealed glass that has been curved and bent to provide a fluid and streamlined surface area that is light and open; perfect for creating a sense of invisibility and space.

One side of the desk top is supported by a tubular chrome pole that has been attached to a white, high gloss effect, three drawer chest that will provide plentiful space for all of your stationary, paperwork and files. This small yet spacious chest can be locked to ensure that your possessions are safe and secure as well as easily accessible in one organised area.

You can browse our full selection of Contemporary Seating over on the website as well as an extensive range of stylish, high quality Glass Desks.

How To Create A Shaker Style Interior

When it comes to creating the perfect Shaker style interior always remember that ‘Less is More’. It is the Shaker belief that every item within the home should be practical and functional not simply just for decoration. ‘Beauty rests on utility’ and whilst Shaker interiors may not be adorned with glamorous accessories, each and every item contained within the home is crafted to an extremely precise, perfected standard.

Whilst the feel of Shaker interiors may be simple and minimal, this allows the beauty of the few designs they feature to shine through. Follow these simple steps to achieve this interior look in your own home and don’t forget these looks can be modernised slightly using varying materials and finishes whilst maintaining the original style and appeal of this period.

 

Colour Schemes

Shaker  homes are all about neutrality and nature and the internal colours of the home reflected the beauty and simplicity of their surroundings, Walls were almost always plain white or beige with any additions such as furniture or fabric adopting natural orange and brown tones. The only colour that may be used was in quilting and bed throws and this remained simple and sparse in navy, russet and mustard tones that would not stand out too obviously from the backdrop of the home.

 

Lighting

Lighting and light fixtures were a necessity that did not require any flamboyant design or eye-catching features. Candle holders would be placed on tables and wall sconces would be placed in the darker areas of the home for an ample supply of light. Sconces and  sticks were made from a basic metal such as tin and were left in a rustic state for a rural country look. While candle lit lighting may not be appealing in modern times you can easily recreate this look using metal framed wall lights and candelabra style ceiling lights but ensure that you avoid an over polished look by choosing matt black, antique or distressed metal finishes that will capture the purity and natural beauty of Shaker interior design.

 

 

Fabrics

Shaker fabrics were made from natural sources that were simple to make and simple in appearance. Wool, cotton and linen were the main materials and these would be left in their natural colour state of white and beige for a minimal textural appearance. Colour would be introduced only in quilts and throws which featured uncomplicated shapes and gingham patterns. Denim tones and autumnal hues were used that complimented the simplicity of the decor and furniture. Whilst original Shaker quilts may be a rare and expensive find, reproduction quilts and more colourful prints can now be found in traditional high street stores and will add a splash of visual interest against a neutral interior setting.

 

Storage

Practicality came above style in all aspects of Shaker life and when it came to the home there would be no visual signs of clutter or accessories. Any excess items would be cleverly hidden away in furniture items and wonderfully simplistic Shaker style boxes that could be stacked in a corner or on a cabinet or sideboard for a centralised and neat storage area.  Boxes were an oval design and made using a swallowtail and copper pin construction from natural wood or hide. Opt for natural finishes for a rustic country look or choose more modern painted finishes to add add detail and colour to your interior space.

 

Furniture

Function over fashion was the key to successful shaker style furniture so who would have thought that these days Shaker style designs are extremely ‘fashionable’ in modern home interiors. Traditionally carved from cherry and maple woods each item featured simple and practical designs and plain handles with wardrobes, cabinets and chests being popular items due to their vast storage capabilities. In modern homes this look can be recreated using golden oak or walnut finishes and selecting statement furniture items that fit the look and feel of Shaker homes such as simple slat back chairs, oak benches and dressers that will provide the perfect balance of function and beauty within a modern home.

 

For more ideas on how to create a minimal and naturalistic Shaker interior, head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest -  Shaker Interiors and for a selection of furniture ideas take a look at our extensive Oak and Hardwood furniture collections.

How To Create A Boutique Hotel Bedroom

Holidays and mini breaks have the perfect way of making us feel happy and uplifted and whilst this may have a lot to do with warm weather and historic culture it also has a great deal to do with the atmosphere of our accommodation. If your anything like me, there is nothing more satisfying than waking up in a luxurious and sophisticated setting that oozes classic elegance and style.

You can recreate the glamour and opulence of a boutique hotel bedroom with these simple steps and ideas. Using items that are readily available on the high street you can create a sleek and luxurious sleeping area that will feel like a high class getaway, everyday.

 

Colour Schemes

Boutique hotels tend to stick to neutral yet tonal colour schemes that can be used alone or with more bolder colour options for a luxurious contemporary feel. Soft beige, pebble grey and mocha tones work really well in creating a sleek yet relaxed setting that is both warm and uplifting in appearance. Monochrome colour schemes also work extremely well in hotel style bedroom areas as they provide a fashionable balance of feminine and masculine tones that give a contrasting yet complimentary feel to the room. Crisp white gives an illuminating backdrop to a bedroom setting however be sure to partner it with bold or earthy colour tones to avoid your bedroom feeling cold or stark.

 

 

Beds

The bed is the first item we see when we enter a hotel room for the first time and is obviously the most important aspect when it comes to comfort and a good nights sleep. Depending on the look of your hotel style bedroom there are several avenues to explore whe it comes to choosing the right bed. For contemporary chic interiors with an earthy colour palette (right) opt for a leather or Upholstered bed frame in complimentary tones and fabrics. If you prefer a more period interior setting then choose a plain Hardwood Bed frame in a sleigh style design for a grand and eye-catching appeal. For a more glamorous and truly ’boutique’ feel then choose a fabulous French Carved Bed Frame and where possible go all out with a King or Super King sized frame for added visual impact.

 

Lighting

Cleverly positioned light fittings and lamps will make a huge impact on small or large bedroom interiors and will provide that recognisable luxury hotel feel within your chosen space. Classic chandeliers look fabulously glamorous in both modern and classic boutique interiors and whilst you may not be able to accommodate one on the same scale as the Beverly Wilshire (left) there are many eye-catching French and Venetian designs available on the high street that will add a splash of period glamour to your bedroom area. Don’t forget to purchase some complimentary bedside lamps for a stylish spot of light bedtime reading .

 

Furniture

When it comes to bedroom furniture both home and away, each item should provide a perfect balance of eye-catching style and functional practicality. Wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedsides should compliment your surroundings and provide plentiful storage space for all of your items. Mirrored items, French designs (such as the armoire on the right) and regal style mahogany frames work extremely well in boutique style settings and will create a stunning focal point within your room. Make sure you include a sumptuously stylish dressing table to accentuate the glamour and class of hotel style living.

 

Seating

No hotel room would be complete without a stunning and relaxing choice of seating that is perfect for slipping off your shoes after a long and busy day, or sitting at your dressing table for a much needed pamper session. You can opt for classic armchair designs for the ultimate in comfort and ergonomic design. Wood or metal exposed frames look fabulous when partnered with sleek, soft fabrics in neutral tones that will add an opulent feel to your interior space. Occasional chairs look amazing nestled in the corner of your bedroom area and can be a glamorous addition to both bold or minimal colour schemes. French painted bedroom chairs can be purchased in a range of chic and flamboyant colours that will add a splash of boutique opulence to any bedroom area.

 

For more ideas on how to bring hotel living into your home interiors then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Hotel Living and for an extensive range of luxury bedroom items then check out our fabulous Bedroom Furniture collections.

 

Get the look – Opulent Offices

With more and more of us opting for flexible working hours and the choice of working from home, the demand for a functional and fashionable home office space has become a huge talking point in the interior design world.

Layout, new balance rouge et bleu marine space saving and practicality are essential elements when considering the design of your home study, whilst colour schemes, Nike Air Huarache Donna furniture and accessories are key in creating a space in which you can relax and work efficiently.

More luxurious home office ideas along with all original images can be found on our Pinterest page – Pinterest – Opulent Offices.

 

Colour Schemes

When selecting the colour palette for your home office the choice really is yours! Remember that you are creating a working environment that is right for you not simply choosing a colour scheme because it is ‘on trend’ and popular.

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    Traditionally offices and studies have been seen as quite masculine spaces with muted, adidas superstar 2 damskie tonal decor; however with more and more business women working from home there has been a rise in more feminine and uplifting office interiors. Crisp white furniture, pastel and colourful tones can be injected into even the smallest of spaces to create a haven that is not only relaxing but functional and organised.

     

     

    Furniture

    Opus Oak Corner Desk

    Opus Oak Corner Desk

    When it comes to furnishing your office space then your choice of desk should be your number one priority as this furniture item will take centre stage in your interior and will become the hub of your office during your working hours.

    Traditional oak and hardwood desks make a timeless addition to any working area and their warm yet neutral tones fit perfectly into both classic and contemporary office spaces. Corner desks such as our Opus Oak Corner Desk are ideal for making the most of your floor space without negotiating on storage and practicality.

    Geo-Glass Smoked Black Desk

    Geo-Glass Smoked Black Desk

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    Accessories

    No one wants to work in a cluttered and dis-organised office where you cannot find a pen, paperclip or stapler and your paperwork is strewn all over the floor. The answer to your problems…storage, storage, storage! With a vast range of fabulous bookcases, office stationary and accessories, from wicker to perspex; chalkboard to leather you can tailor your office accessories to your chosen decor and create a personalised space for your important documents and nik naks.

     

    Alternative Office Spaces

    If your strapped for space then there is no need to worry as alternative office spaces are the latest trend in the interior design world this season. nike air max 2016 zwart If you don’t have a spare room to convert into an office area then you can opt for a compact corner desk that can be incorporated into your bedroom or living area.

    Beautiful Barn Conversions

    Over recent years there has been a huge rise in the number of barn conversions being undertaken across the UK. nike tn requin With so many wonderful and historic barns left derelict throughout the country it is no surprise that so many people want to restore these buildings and make them into a stylish and comfortable home.

    With traditional beams, flagstone flooring and spacious dimensions, barns provide the perfect canvas to begin your interior design journey and with much of the beauty of a barn conversion coming from salvageable features and a accessories they are a simple and versatile space to transform.

    All original images and a multitude of barn conversion interior ideas can be found on our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Barn Conversions

    Traditional barn conversions aim to retain and re-use as much of the original barn’s features and materials as possible to create a fresh yet sympathetic interior that reflects the rural, asics gel kinsei hombre farming characteristics of the original building. Large and imposing exposed beams are paired with rustic country style furniture and classic textiles and accessories to create a warm and cosy interior space that oozes rugged country charm.

    As an alternative to the traditional barn interior, Nike Air Max 2017 Homme a recent trend has emerged for creating a more contemporary living space that still retains some original characteristics but updates the interior into a more slick and fresh environment. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Wit Natural wood and crisp white or cream walls are combined to create a stylish and successful marriage of old and new.

     

    When it comes to accessorising your new (old) setting then traditional rustic items and natural tones and hues will provide a complimentary addition to the wooden ambiance of your barn interior.

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    Quirky and unusual furniture can work wonderfully in a barn style interior. Fjallraven Kanken Kinderen These fabulous antler style stools (right) look wonderful in a rustic style kitchen or breakfast area and can be paired with some deer head wall accessories or animal pictures to create a sense of the outdoors indoors.

     

    When it comes to furnishing your barn interior then its time to get back to basics with natural materials and simple designs that give a nod to the original heritage of the building. Exposed wood benches, asics gel kinsei 4 uomo seating and tables create a focal point in your interior and give a wonderful ambiance and textural aesthetic to any room.

    Cheshire oak monk bench

    Cheshire oak monk bench

    Oak furniture makes a great addition to any rustic style interior.

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