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Indulgent And Intricate Rococo Style

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Indulgent And Intricate Rococo Style


There are few items that can truly transform your home, furniture than emanates style, class and ultimate beauty.
As one of our most popular and sought after ranges, the Rococo range is the ultimate in antique French furniture…
so why French…

Think of afternoons in the graceful streets of Paris. A leisurely stroll on the French Riviera as the sun gradually rises,
or a hot cafe’ au lait in a Parisian cafe whilst observing the great beauty of a sunset. No one lives as well as the French…

Art, romance, fine foods and wine. The French know how to live in style. Their sensibility emanates  from their homes
where they enjoy furnishings and decorative arts that span centuries of great art and style. So for the ultimate in antique
French and shabby chic furnishings, look no further than the Rococo collection.

Rococo design is not for those who favour the ‘less is more’ approach to interiors. With its riotous ruffles and frilly carving,
the 18th-century style is indulgent, intricate and gloriously over-the-top.
And almost three centuries after it first took
European high society by storm, the ornate look is making a return to our High Streets — from Antique French mirrors
to intricately hand carved furniture pieces. The Rococo style is a timeless and glamorous statement piece for any home!

If we look at history of Rococo styled furniture, the name ‘rococo’ is generally accepted as being a combination of the
French word ‘rocaille’ (meaning stone) and ‘coquilles’ (meaning shell) due to the reliance on these items as decorative motifs.
It may also be derived from the Italian word ‘barocco’ (meaning Baroque) as it is not dissimilar from the popular Baroque
style antique French furniture which preceded it. Characterised by delicate, curved outlines, rock and scallop shell decorations
and with asymmetrical details Rococo differs from Baroque which leaned more towards symmetrical details.

Rococo furniture is often seen as being in harmony with the excesses seen during the reign of Louis XV. During
this period furniture became more ornately decorated and extravagant with wood being painted, enamelled,
gilded and carved.

Whatever you’re historical preference, Homesdirect365 will have the perfect piece to suit everyone’s individual style.

For further information or advice simply give our highly trained sales team a call on 01642 455589

French Furniture Styles For This Summer!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

French Furniture Styles For This Summer!


Choosing the right style of furniture for your home this summer can be a challenge for many people. Do you
stick to what’s in fashion, opt for classic style, keep things contemporary or simply choose
something that suits your personal tastes? It’s a good idea to keep on top of the trends for seasonal interior
décor, as this can help to inspire you. With that in mind, here are four furniture styles that your
home needs this summer!

French furniture

Shabby chic or French furniture is really popular right now, from its femininity to its practical glamour. From pale
pastel bedframes to velvet padded headboards and ornate French dressers, this style of furniture
is the ultimate way to brighten your home (although you might want to check what the man in
your life thinks first!) Investing in antique French furniture can be expensive, but luckily there are
companies selling stunning high-quality French-style furniture which looks the part and costs a
fraction of the price. Start gradually and add just a couple of pieces to your home before going all out,
to avoid looking like you’ve overdone it!

Minimalist chic

When we think of minimalist, we think of dark wood, cool metal, contemporary materials such as
chrome, plastic and glass. This ultra-modern style of contemporary furniture definitely isn’t at home in your
average Victorian semi; save it for urban studio apartments or sprawling converted warehouses
looking for a clean, sleek style and look. #toptip A word of warning though; if you have a lot of belongings,
minimalist chic style furniture won’t work for you!

Regency glamour

Regency style furniture has always been popular amongst the wealthy, but it’s starting to make a
comeback in the average home too this year. If you own a period property with traditional
features such as high ceilings and cornices, regency furniture can add a touch of glamour. Again,
don’t overdo it here. Nobody wants to come into a room piled high with furniture – a simple
Regency0-style chair or sofa can make a real style statement and add the exact style you are trying to achieve.

Reclaimed and recycled

Reclaimed furniture is hot right now! This doesn’t mean that every single item in your local salvage
yard has a future  in your home! But reclaimed pieces can be found in
all sorts of surprising locations! From coffee tables made out of recycled wooden pallets, vintage
typsetter drawers to industrial style pieces, you’ll always ensure your furniture is unique if you buy
reclaimed and recycled pieces and give them a new lease of life.


So whatever style you are aiming for, bear in mind the above and brighten up your
home this summer, with us at homesdirect365, specialist providers of antique French
furniture and shabby chic furniture..

For more information, give our expert sales team a call on 01642 455589 and see what
offers we can give you right now!




The Finest Of French Furniture – Homesdirect365

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

The Finest Of French Furniture – Homesdirect365


French Furniture; whether you’re looking to update a few key elements or designing a complete
makeover, what better way is there to add a touch of elegance and romance into your sanctuary,
the bedroom, than with exquisite French furniture? Surely when you think of the ultimate luxury
in bedroom design, the rounded edges and delicate craftsmanship of French bedroom furniture is
the first thing that springs to mind. It can work in a variety of  bedrooms, so why not treat
yourself to some exquisite French chic.

Antique French furniture is all about the fine details. From sumptuous curves, refined handles,
intricate carving and beading, detailed edging and relief, mirrored surfaces and sophisticated
materials. Easily working in a variety of settings and styles, French bedroom furniture is perfect
for a boudoir look that instantly reflects your personality.

It’s easy to see why the French shabby chic charm is incredibly popular at the moment, but the
graceful elegance of French furniture is also utterly timeless, so you can be sure of a design
which will grow with you over many generations.

At Homesdirect365 we provide everything you could possibly need to decorate your home with.
Once you have found the perfect statement pieces of French bedroom furniture, such as the
grand double bed, you could add to that a stunning dressing table or bedside cabinet and then
finish off your French inspired design with smaller decadent pieces such as a free standing
mirror, screen or chandelier. Our ranges leave you free to choose your colour, from the classic
antique white, to gold or stylish mahogany, all made from the very finest hand crafted wood.
Our bespoke services put you firmly in control, so there is no room shape too awkward or request
too unique for our team. Don’t let the bedroom be the last room on your design list or a place of
unloved or mismatched furniture.

Instead, treat yourself to the ultimate in luxury and style with our impeccable ranges of French
bedroom furniture and bring a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your home.

Exclusively available online from right now!

French Furniture For The Summer!

Monday, June 1st, 2015

French Furniture For The Summer!

After a never ending tepid spring, summer is immanently upon us as are the new plethora
of ‘in’ colours for your decor this season. From the cosy dark Abraham moon tartan pattern’s
of winter and solid warm red’s, this summer is all about the bright ivory’s, creams and an array

When the weathers warm outside, there’s no greater indulgence than relaxing in a beautiful and
comfortable bedroom filled with bright and wonderfully complimenting colours. A room that
reflects your personality. A room that you can get ready in and enjoy. A room that will
withstand design whims and fads. A room filled with high quality, stunning furniture. And a room
that’s as practical as it is beautiful. So how do you achieve all of this with just one style?

Simple… an influx of soft blues mixed with creams and white’s can provide a stunning new look
and feel in any bedroom setting. 2015 is all about keeping it feminine and stylish in the
bedroom. So you will never go wrong by choosing French bedroom furniture to inspire your new
look. With the addition of gorgeous French bedroom furniture pieces, such as a bed, armoire or
chest of drawers, you will be creating a timeless and sumptuous boudoir that is not only at the
height of fashion now, but will continue to be stylish for many years to come.

For more information on any of our ranges, or to see what deals we can offer you, please feel
free to give our expert sales team a call on 01642 455589.

Homesdirect365 – specialist providers of antique French and shabby chic furnishings!

Antique French Furniture

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015


Wonderful antique French interiors are a fusion of historic style with the beauty of naturally simple yet ornate designs.
The main feature of these style furnishings, which can also be classed as shabby chic is the use of natural materials.
Simple furniture with ‘aged’ or natural effect and a touch of antique style. The general misconception of this kind of furniture
is that it is only suitable for a historic or country house, and would not fit into the more modernised town house or urban
apartment space.

However, The right combination of products can help to bring together themes of beauty and elegance in any home!

Natural objects combined with linen textiles can make any home warm and welcoming –
you just need to find the perfect balance. There are a few ways of creating a welcoming layout. Rough wooden furniture
pieces can be “softened” by adding or surrounding them with decorative accessories – exquisite indoor ornaments
and lights can provide a perfect balance. If you find the interior too soft and elegant you can go for a more shabby chic approach,
items that feature a strong distressed effect can be excellent choices.

Developing styles as mentioned above across an interior that ties your design tastes together can work wonders in your home,
providing a welcoming and cherished household. With each piece made up of only the finest and highest quality materials,
you can trust Homesdirect 365 to provide the best in French style Furniture.

You can take your pick from our La Rochelle collection or our Montpellier Collection or even our Paris Collection, the choice is yours.
Homes Direct 365 specialise in antique French and shabby chic design, providing you with everything you need to add style,
class and elegance to your home.