Strength to Strength
We are now well into 2014 and it is already proving to be a record breaking year for retailers! As industry figures show that the UK spent £23bn online in the first quarter – a 17% increase over the year according to industry group IMRG.
Internet and mobile shopping is the future… Cash and credit cards won’t be things of the past any time soon, but mobile and internet shopping will definitely contribute a huge amount of the sales reached for businesses and companies alike in 2014. Mobile payments alone are expected to amount to $90 billion in the coming years, as we anticipate that in 2014, we will see the greatest increase in mobile and internet sales compared to previous years.
E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe, with sales expected to reach a combined total of £111.2 billion in 2014, so with e-commerce and Homesdirect365 we are delighted that online shopping is helping to strengthen the British economy.
With the rise of online shopping becoming more popular than ever, why not have a look at our stunning bedroom collections and create the perfect bedroom setting for your wonderful home. With our exclusive range of hand carved antique French and shabby chic furniture you are sure to add much elegance and aesthetics, with many pieces featuring strong historic styles and ornate detailing.
Featured above we have a stunning bedroom shot of our Rococo Antique French furniture range.
If we look at Rococo 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 furniture (featured below) 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.
A perfect addition to your home, our range of Rococo furniture is made from hand carved mahogany, and is finished in an exquisite antique white.
Very similar to our above collection, the Baroque collection of antique French furniture is also made from hand carved mahogany, and features strong ornate detailing throughout.
The reign of the French king Louis XIV was characterised by the Baroque style. The Versailles Palace and the Louvre were decorated in a strong, dramatic and exuberant style echoing the king’s strong leadership in a period of war and colonial empire building. The French classical Baroque style was grand and impressive, a symbol of power.
We also offer a bespoke service, catering for your exact requirements. So what ever style and sizes you are after, just let us know and we can create the perfect piece of antique French or shabby chic furniture for you.
for more information, be sure to give us a call on (01642) 455589 and speak to one of our highly trained sales advisers, and see what we can offer you today!