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.

Product of the Week – Mayan Walnut Four Drawer Bookcase

Our Bold and Striking Mayan Walnut Four Drawer Bookcase is a strong and sturdy furniture item that will add a splash of Central American flair to any home interior. Its warm and rich tones will perfectly compliment both traditional rustic and minimal contemporary home designs and can be seamlessly added to bold or neutral interior decors.

Mayan Walnut Four Drawer Bookcase

Mayan Walnut Four Drawer Bookcase

Carved from the finest quality solid walnut that has been harvested from sustainably managed plantations, this item is not only beautiful in appearance but is also environmentally friendly . The deep tones of the walnut features a rich and textural grain that will be sure to create an eye-catching focal point against a plain painted feature wall.

Mayan walnut four drawer bookcase

Mayan walnut four drawer bookcase

With four large and spacious open fronted shelves you will find all the space you could require to display your favourite book collections or can alternatively be used as an easily accessible area to showcase your DVD and CD selections in a centralised and organised area.

The tall and deep nature of the shelving area means that there is also ample space to display your ornaments, photo frames and candles without a look of overcrowding or clutter.

The lower area of this bookcase has four small yet spacious drawers that are finished with sleek metal bar handles for a contemporary addition to this naturally elegant item. Each drawer has been carefully styled to ensure that you will find plentiful space to tuck away any small household items and accessories to allow you to maintain a neat and tidy home interior.

Mayan Walnut twin pedestal computer desk

Mayan Walnut twin pedestal computer desk

This stylish bookcase will look fabulous when partnered with the Mayan Walnut Twin Pedestal Computer Desk and will create a rich and luxurious office area that is sophisticated and welcoming. This opulent desk is large and spacious and has a long table top area for the display of a large computer monitor as well as a selection of stationary or a lamp.

The central slimline drawer has been specifically designed to house your computer keyboard and the right hand cupboard area is sized with the exact dimensions to hold your computer tower where it can be discreetly hidden out of sight.

If you are sick of having piles of paperwork lying around your study then this desk has plenty of storage options for you to utilise. The left hand side of the pedestal desk features a large deep drawer for files and folders and two smaller drawers for your spare pens, notepads and general office bits and bobs, allowing you complete control over the organisation of your work space.

For more matching items for your home interior, head over to the website and take a look at our rich and exquisite Mayan Walnut furniture collection.

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.

Product of the Week – Shiro Walnut Console Table

The Shiro Walnut Console Table is sleek and stylish furniture design that provides rich and warming tones as well as illuminating style features that provides the perfect balance of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary elegance.

Shiro walnut console table

Shiro walnut console table

Crafted from high quality solid walnut using traditional carpentry methods this fabulous console table is not only visually beautiful but extremely strong and hard wearing to ensure that it will remain a permanent feature in your home for many years to come.

Its rich tonal grain and chocolate coloured exterior will look fabulous in traditional and oriental interior designs as well as sleek and minimal modern interiors illustrating its striking versatility and elegance.

Shiro Walnut Console Table - Front

Shiro Walnut Console Table – Front

This sumptuous console table features a unique, curvaceous design that provides a chunky and sturdy appearance combined with its soft and delicate rounded edges that provide a subtle yet eye-catching focal point in any living room dining room or hallway area. The spacious table top area is ideally sized for the display of a lamp, ornament or photo frame and provides a great alternative to large and traditional sideboards.

Shiro Walnut Console Table - Drawers

Shiro Walnut Console Table – Drawers

Featuring two spacious drawers nestled beneath the table top this item will provide plenty of space for your household accessories, paperwork or general bits and bobs to ensure that your interior space remains neat, organised and clutter free. Each drawer features a contemporary chrome bar handle that provides a contrasting yet complimentary finish to the dark wood exterior. This stylish table also includes a simple yet useful floor level shelf that is the ideal space to display a bowl, sculpture or additional accessories for a unique and elegant focal point.

Shiro Walnut Medium open coffee table

Shiro Walnut Medium open coffee table

Why not partner your Shiro console table with our luxurious Shiro Walnut Medium Open Coffee Table for a stylish and co-ordinated living room area. This eye-catchinh coffee table features the same rich exterior and chunky angles as our console table as well as providing a curvaceous waterfall effect table top that is ideally sized for large social families. With plentiful space for all of your cups, mugs and glasses this coffee table will provide a striking centrepiece that is perfect for a family movie night or a social gathering between friends.

The warm golden tones of this rich coffee table will blend seamlessly into both neutral and bold interior decors and provides the perfect balance of modern style features and functional practicality that is needed for everyday living.

For more stylish and sophisticated items that will compliment these tables then you can view our full and extensive Shiro Walnut Collection on our website.

How To Create An Oriental Interior

Oriental Interiors have an elegant simplicity that makes them a simple and easily achievable look in a wide range of homes. Their broad range of colours and sleek and sophisticated finish allow them to be adapted into both traditional and contemporary interior settings.

This stylish interior design trend has swept the high street which means that accessories, wall finishes and furniture are readily available and reasonably priced to ensure that everyone can try their hand at transforming their home into a peaceful oriental retreat.

 

Colour Schemes

When we first think of Oriental interiors the colours that usually pop into our heads are sleek black, red and white that are a staple colour palette in Chinese design. But there are far more colour combinations that can be used for this trend. Japanese interiors focus on luxurious neutral shades and rich green, jade tones or for an illuminating and more traditional look you could opt for crisp white and blue that reflects the famous willow pattern artwork .

 

Fabrics

Oriental fabrics can range from basic and natural cotton and linen to rich and luxurious silk that will add a shimmering feel to any interior space. Curtains rugs and cushions look fabulous in a classic oriental pattern and will create a focal point against a plain painted wall, upholstered seat or bed, providing a splash of colour and texture. Bold and feminine Floral patterns are huge in oriental interior design and can be chosen in delicate pastel shades for a soft ambiance or bold hues for a striking visual appearance. Willow patterns, cherry blossom and pergola prints are also popular choices for fabric and upholstery and provide authentic detail and opulence within your chosen interior.

 

Lighting 

Lanterns are a must have addition to your Oriental interior design as they provide a stunning ambient light as well as beautiful colours and patterns that will cast elegant shadows across your interior space. These delicate paper designs can be purchased on the high street or if you feel crafty then why not try your hand at your own lanterns with a few simple items or a DIY kit. Lanterns can come in simple orb shaped designs as well as more complex shapes such as birds, animals and pergolas that will create an artistic area of light and sculptural detail that looks fabulous in the centre of the room or hanging above a dining  table, bed or coffee table.

 

Accessories

Oriental accessories come in a vast range of colours, shapes and sizes that can be easily matched to your chosen interior colour palette. One of the most popular choices is the famous Chinese vase that is almost always blue and white in colour and features traditional Chinese imagery such as dragons and cherry blossom trees. Other oriental vases include rich golds and bold red and black designs or soft floral designs for a more subdued appearance. Popular ornaments include Chinese dragons, delicate Japanese Geisha girls and Buddha figures in ebony, jade and marble finishes.

 

 

Furniture

A stand out feature of Oriental furniture design is its rich and dark tones and simple lines that create a sleek and sophisticated look against both bold and neutral backdrops. Rich walnut. ebony and black painted designs are a popular choice that fit neatly into traditional and contemporary interior spaces. Tables and chairs are a key item within your interior space as well as a striking display cabinet or sideboard and a sumptuous low Japanese style bed that will provide a glamorous yet simple centrepiece in any bedroom area. Combine your dark furniture with light fabrics or patterned upholstery for a contrasting yet complimentary finish.

 

For all original photography and more Oriental interior inspiration then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Oriental Interiors or for oriental inspired furniture items then check out our sumptuous French black painted furniture and Hardwood furniture collections.

 

 

Colour Trend – Mocha

The mere mention of the colour ‘MOCHA’ used to conjur up memories and images of 1970s and 1980s interior decor where the majority of homes embraced muted brown tones and bland beige that did not really inspire any appealing interior fashion sense.

However as we jump forward to 2014 this classic colour is making a huge comeback as a stylish interior colour trend and as we wave goodbye to boring and bland, we say hello to chic and sophisticated. Compra Zapatillas Adidas Baratas Online This rich and warm colour choice can be partnered with soft and bold colour palettes and can provide a charming vintage feel as well as a sleek and contemporary interior look.

 

Colour Schemes

As with other ‘Earthen’ colour tones, mocha is extremely versatile when it comes to decor and paint selections. It looks fabulous alongside soft vanilla and peach palettes and also looks great against dark chocolate and pebble grey. For a more bold and colourful partnership then orange, cobalt and mustard tones will add a splash of vibrancy against this sumptuously rich colour option.

 

 

Fabric

Mocha fabric looks particularly luxurious against a soft neutral backdrop of rich cream and ivory. Plain cushions can be mixed and matched with patterns and prints as well as adding splashes of complimentary colours like burnt orange (left) to add visual detail and texture to your chosen seating area or bedroom setting. A central rug in this rich brown tone will look wonderful against a plain wooden floor or neutral carpet and can be co-ordinated to your chosen accessories and furnishings.

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    Accessories

    When using an earthy colour tone such as mocha it is key not to over do the neutral colour scheme to avoid your interior looking flat and bland.

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    Upholstery

    Choosing the correct upholstery for your home can be tricky but the versatility of the mocha colour tone means that it can be slipped seamlessly into a vast range of interior colour palettes and will compliment both classic and contemporary designs. nike air max 1 homme Simplistic sofas can be given a new lease of life with a funky modern mocha pattern or add some rich and sumptuous colour to an occasional chair with a swathe of mocha fabric (left).

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    Furniture

    The neutrality and earthy tones of mocha colour tones creates the perfect backdrop for a wide range of furniture styles and finishes. Authentic UGA Jersey For a modern and calming interior space then a scattering of Oak furniture will provide the perfect balance of natural hues whilst a selection of Hardwood items will create a vintage style interior feel with a twist of period luxury.

    How To Create A Colonial Style Interior

    During the early 18th century American Colonial interior design spread heavily throughout North America, embracing many of the traditional European styles that were prominent during the era. This Interior movement features a sumptuous balance of rustic farmhouse style and sophisticated design features and can range from typical ‘every man’ interiors to rich and opulent upper class homes.

    Follow our step by step guide to create an authentic and cosy Colonial style in your home interiors.

     

    Decor

    One of the most recognisable features of Colonial decor is the use of simple framed wall paneling. Wall panelling can be left in its natural wooden state for a rich and cosy interior feel or can be painted using traditional muted tones such as ivory, olive greens and blues for a subtle hint of colour. This wall finish can be used on entire sections of wall for an eye-catching feature or can be partnered with classic floral and botanical inspired wallpaper designs for added visual detail and a nod to the arts and crafts influences that were adopted into colonial interior design.

     

     

    Floors

    The colonial love of wood is also evident in its extensive use of traditional wood flooring. Mahogany, cherry and walnut were readily available during the 18th century and create a warm and rich finish that fully complimented the rustic interior decor. Floors should be polished or waxed to give a lustrous and sophisticated finish that balances the rugged and countrified grain or for a money saving alternative to this classic finish you can opt for replica laminate flooring that will provide the same visual appeal and is quick and easy to lay and maintain.

     

     

    Lighting

    When choosing light fittings and accessories you should opt for styles that reflect the rural nature of Colonial interiors whilst utilising the classic materials of 18th century interior design. Metal candlesticks, chandeliers and lanterns are key design features of Colonial style homes and often take centrestage within a home interior. Opt for muted finishes such as brushed chrome, pewter and iron that will compliment the muted tones and simplistic style of your decor and create a rustic yet refined colour palette within your home.

     

     

    Quilts

    Quilts were a way of bringing the family together and many women would come together to socialise as they each made a section of quilt for their homes or for a special occasion. Colonial style quilts generally feature patchwork designs with a hint of rustic gingham and classic colours. These multifunctional quilts can be used as a throw for a sofa or seating area, as sumptuous bedding or can be pinned to a wall as an alternative to traditional wall art.

     

     

    Furniture

    Handmade furniture provided functional and stylish focal points in Colonial interiors and were lovingly crafted from pine, maple or walnut to provide strong and visually elegant items. Tables, dressers and rocking chairs were popular designs and reflected the honesty and simplicity of rural country living. Wide baseboards, plinth tops and skirtings are recognisable colonial furniture features and can be easily adopted into contemporary homes as many modern furniture styles still use these tried and tested furniture features within their designs.

     

    For all original photography and many more ideas on how to transform your home into a Colonial haven, check out our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Colonial Interiors or for hardwood furniture ideas head over to our website - Hardwood Furniture.

     

     

     

    Product of the Week – Mahogany Sleigh Super King Size Bed (high foot board)

    Our latest ‘Product of the Week’ is a grand and sophisticated bed frame that will add a splash of opulent regency glamour to both modern and traditional home interiors.

    The Mahogany sleigh super king size bed with high foot board is a luxurious and spacious bed frame that will take centre stage in any bedroom setting, This 6ft wide bed frame is perfect for those who like to stretch out and enjoy their sleeping space and will create a classic focal point in even the most neutral of interior spaces.

    Mahogany sleigh super king size bed (high foot board)

    Mahogany sleigh super king size bed (high foot board)

    This exquisitely refined bed frame is a simple yet appealing period design that will add a sense of warmth and cosiness to your bedroom interior. Crafted from the highest quality solid mahogany, this bed frame is a strong and hardwearing furniture item that has the perfect balance of classic style and functionality.

    Scroll Carved Headboard

    Scroll Carved Headboard

     

    The beautifully curvaceous head and foot boards are elegantly carved with a traditional scroll design and create a strong and striking focal point within your bedroom setting.

    Featuring simple straight line carvings along the base and legs this refined hardwood frame has the perfect balance of masculine and feminine design features making it a versatile and practical addition to any home.

    Carvings and Leg detailing.

    Carvings and Leg detailing.

     

     

    This attractive and chunky bed frame is poised perfectly upon angular carved legs to create a fashionable and functional feature that has been adapted from traditional antique designs. This vastly large bed frame will look fabulous in a traditional Regency or New England style bedroom area or works equally well in a contemporary city apartment or townhouse for a splash of vintage style luxury.

     

    Mahogany sleigh two drawer bedside.

    Mahogany sleigh two drawer bedside.

    This stately style bed frame can be complemented perfectly with our Mahogany sleigh two drawer bedside. This refined bedside cabinet is a neat and narrow design that features elegant bevelled edged panelling and a delicately carved plinth top that is perfectly sized to hold a lamp, alarm clock or ornament.

    With two small but spacious drawers this item has plentiful space for your bedroom accessories and small clothing items creating a neat and organised space in which to relax.

    Mahogany two drawer bedside, secret drawer.

    Mahogany two drawer bedside, secret drawer.

     

     

    One unique and innovative feature that makes this bedside special is its hidden secret drawer that is situated within the plinth top. This drawer provides the perfect space for tucking away your valuables and jewellery, ensuring that they remain securely out of sight.

     

     

    For more sophisticated and stylish mahogany items then take a look at our fabulous Solid Mahogany Furniture collection or browse our luxury Mattress collection to find your perfect level of comfort and style.