Archive for November, 2011

Make The Perfect Christmas at HomesDirect365…

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Christmas at HomesDirect365

With tomorrow the 1st of December the frenzy to run around town for Christmas presents is going to reach its peak. But we at Homes Direct 365 as an online only retailer, this time of year is where the comfort and ease of online shopping is perfect to take away any burdens and queues and bring it back to what it’s all about, creating that perfect Christmas for your family.

We have lots of fantastic gift ideas, great items waiting and ready in stock, some shown below and many more on the website. We have next day delivery available for the Christmas period on in stock items for those needing their orders in a hurry, we have delivery runs heading out all over the country, we have gift vouchers available, whatever you need to make a great Christmas if you give our sales team a call on 01642 455589 we will try to accommodate you.

Another fantastic new range; Le Jardin Collection

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Le Jardin CollectionWith such great response to the Old Country collection we announced last week, it’s a perfect chance to keep the interest rolling forward in this rustic antique French style furniture with yet another fantastic new range just added to the website; Le Jardin Collection.

As mentioned it follows along the similar sentiments of the Country Farmhouse and the Old Country ranges, subtle shades of colour offset against beautiful hand carved wood, with decorative flower paintings adding a very pleasant and personal touch to the overall look. The design itself exudes a feeling like the aforementioned ranges too; that perfect rural rustic feeling that feels like it belongs perfectly in a cottage or a peaceful quaint farmhouse in the French countryside. The best part is you can bring that sentiment to anywhere with this furniture, create a countryside kitchen while in the bustle of the city. It’s what this furniture was intended for and is a great reason for its popularity. Be sure to take a look at Le Jardin Collection if this sounds like your style, and stay tuned for continued updates on a weekly basis!

A Look Behind The Scenes at Homes Direct 365

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

The process of producing our high quality hand made furniture is often described in words on a weekly basis here, or perhaps via telephone with one of our sales team, or even on our website in our terms and conditions and information, but we felt this week it would be of great benefit to fully show the process in more detail with some pictures to illustrate, give you a real grasp on what’s going on behind the Homes Direct 365 curtain…

First step in the process is preparing the wood. Taking the sheets of wood and turning that via drying process into manageable wood to work with. With the wood at this stage it is passed to highly skilled workers to shape and carve.

At this stage the skill and attention to detail is staggering. As seen in this picture the shape of a La Rochelle bedroom chair is coming together and the individual reeds are being wrapped and individually sewn through. This aspect is what puts an immense personal touch to our furniture, very few high street furniture retailers can provide a completely unique piece like this every time and there’s charm to that, a subtle vibe that it was crafted by hand rather than mass produced via machines.

After weeks of craft enough units are produced to fulfill demand. They’ve been carved, painted, treated to give an antique effect or gloss or various other finishes, and are now ready to be wrapped up and loaded onto containers. At this point they are now on their way to us at the main Homes Direct 365 location.

The container arrives to us and the warehouse staff begin to unload all of the furniture, check it over for any damages that may have incurred during transit, and then eventually they catalogue and store it to begin dispatch for the awaiting orders.

The furniture is now stacked and ready in our warehouse, awaiting delivery and orders. The process to this point has been over a course of many weeks and it’s a task to keep up with demand, as at this point they do begin to fly out the door faster than we can fully replenish stock again. To trim any time off of this process however would take away what makes it so special in the first place, that it’s been made from scraps of wood in the first picture to furniture by hand.

In our office the orders come through online via our system and are taken over the phone by our highly trained customer service team. Delivery dates are then arranged and agreed, and every other day we are travelling the length of the country on our vans to make delivery of the furniture.

Here one of our vans are loaded with the furniture, and our drivers are about to deliver. Familiar with handling the items they are far more careful than standard courier services with the goods to avoid any damage and are always extremely helpful at accommodating customers requirements.

At this final stage the furniture has now been delivered and we strive to make sure our customers are happy with the furniture they have received with after sales support available. Our testimonial page on our website will hopefully testify that our service and furniture throughout all these steps are of the highest regard. We continue to grow and expand and hopefully as Homes Direct 365 customers you feel a little bit more aware of the long process involved to make your furniture.

Brand New ‘Old Country’ Range at Homes Direct 365!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Old CountryWith the immense popularity of our Country Farmhouse collection, we feel there will be a lot of Homes Direct 365 customers interested in this brand new range that we have added to the website this week; ‘Old Country‘. In similar style to the Country Farmhouse it features a very rustic and antique vibrance to the design, with a subtle antique grey with almost blue-ish tint finish. The main body of the Old Country pieces are for the most part hand crafted out of composite wood, with magnificent hard wood tops that contrast so well with the subdued tone of the furniture.

It’s a beautiful collection, and as stated we feel it’s going to be a super popular one so be sure to get your orders in if what you see here grabs your fancy. Stay tuned for continued updates on a weekly basis!

Stunning New Beds Coming Soon At Homes Direct 365

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Stunning New Beds

This week here at Homes Direct 365 we have added to the website some fantastic new beds. Expanding on existing designs from our La Rochelle and Rococo beds, these new beds feature ornate carving and detailing at the footboard corners with beautiful fabric headboards adding a subtle elegance to the overall charm of the beds. Hand crafted from mahogany like our other beds the highest quality is guaranteed, these beds are available in whitesilver and gold leaf and will completely transform your bedroom.

The full matching range to go with these beds is also coming soon, so we will be sure to keep you informed on the usual places; Facebook,Twitter etc.

Remembrance Day at Homes Direct 365

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Remembrance Day

It’s 11/11/11 today, a rare calendar occurence and convenient release date but more importantly today is Remembrance Day. We at Homes Direct 365 will be observing 2 minute’s silence as the clocks strike 11am, a brief time for us all to reflect on not just lost life in war, but remembering everything that had to happen for you to appreciate you’re alive today, everyone that has lost a life to make yours better, the day to day struggles that we still endure today, those that aren’t with us anymore and those that are…Always appreciate and always remember.

Some Wood Carving Additions!

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Wooden BuddhaThis week there has been a new section added into the accessories here at Homes Direct 365, titled ‘Wood Carvings’. Featured in there are some magnificent hand carved pieces made out of Suar Wood. Many of them are of the Buddha aka Siddhārtha Gautama, a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent sometime around 500BC. His teachings would go on to form Buddhism, and according to Buddhism after 49 days of meditation he gained enlightenment into the eradication of suffering. These ideas became known as the Four Noble Truths, and through mastering these it is believed to be possible to achieve Nirvana…a perfect peace of a mind that’s free from ignorance, greed, hatred and other afflictive states.

Whether you subscribe to Buddhism or not having some of these wonderful statues in your home can definitely bring about a sense of peace, and perhaps give you that little reminder that it is always worth trying to take a little from the idea behind the Four Noble Truths and better yourself , getting rid of things like hatred. We recommend you give them a look! Hopefully there shall be some more additions in the coming weeks so be sure to check back for more.

Bonfire Night at HomesDirect365…

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Bonfire Night at HomesDirect365

Many of us this weekend will be enjoying bonfires and setting off fireworks in what is also known as Guy Fawkes Night…the remembrance and celebration of a derailed plot to blow up the King and Parliament over 400 years ago in 1605. The thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot was commemorated for many years afterwards by special sermons and other public events such as the ringing of church bells, which have evolved into the Bonfire Night of today.

Spending time in our gardens with our friends and family, it’s a tradition that now seems simply more about bringing us together with fireworks and revelry, it’s a great chance to give some decoration to your garden before it’s lost to the snow and frost.

We’ve got some garden seats available, benches and loveseats, as well as some fantastic decorative items such as birdbaths and ornaments. Be sure to take a browse, and we at Homes Direct 365 hope you all have a safe and fun Bonfire Night.