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Antique French Furniture For The Masters

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Antique French Furniture For The Masters

One of the most prestigious tournaments in golf starts today, come 12.45 GMT time, many will be teeing off in eager anticipation to be awarded the coveted green jacket.

Can Adam Scott replicate his form of the 2013 masters and be the first player since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win consecutive master titles? Or will the famous green jacket be destined for a new face? A questions many of us will want answering.

So as you get ready to enjoy the next four days of golf, why not enjoy it that little bit more?

Pride, passion, luxury are but a few of the words we here at Homesdirect365 have in common with the masters. With our exquisite collection of antique French furniture and shabby chic furniture, you are guaranteed the most luxurious furniture pieces around… perfect for watching the next four days of exciting golf.

Featured above we have the luxurious La Rochelle range, every aspect hand carved from long lasting high quality mahogany, and completed in a stunning antique white finish. As one of the most popular and sought after ranges, the La Rochelle collection ensures elegance and the utmost quality, displaying smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect French boudoir feel.

At Homesdirect365 we understand how important your home is to you, which is why we aim to help you enhance the appearance with only the highest quality hand crafted furniture. Each item available portrays the love, art and nature from the most romantic and artistic places in the world; all of which have been specifically identified to bring a senses of elegance to any home setting.

For more information on our marvelous La Rochelle collection, simply click Here, and be sure to follow us on the below links and keep updated with all of the latest news and collections from our stunning furniture ranges!



British Summer Time Furniture

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

British Summer Time Furniture

As we approach March 30th, it is time we trade an hour sleep for a little extra daylight… a fair bargain right?

After the bitter cold weather of winter, summertime is what many of us are eagerly looking forward to. As we all anticipate the glorious sunshine that greets us every year (sort of), we have to first remember when it is that the clocks go forward. Well to save you the hassle, remember to change your clocks on the 30th!

So, in the early hours of the morning of March 30th, when it hits one AM the clocks will leap forward to two AM instead, and we are that much closer to summertime!

Getting ready for summer? Well we here at Homesdirect365 are no different. Over the next few months we are rolling out some perfect Antique French and shabby chic furnishings, all ideal for the summer. As our range of furniture steadily grows, you now have a perfect reason to decorate your wonderful home, adding elegance and aesthetics in abundance.

We have featured above a small selection of our wonderful Clocks, combining practicality and style all in one! But for the perfect bedroom, it can be a much tougher choice;

Your bed is the main feature of your bedroom, it takes centre stage. So it’s really important that you get it right! so to help we have all of our bedroom collections in one place, right here!

Below we have an example of a bedroom, featuring our stunning new Montpellier Blanc Range; a luxurious collection that features designs inspired from many historic French furniture ranges and handcrafted from solid natural mindi wood.

As shown, the bed takes center stage and complimenting it fantastically is our marvelous Montpellier Bedside and Dressing Table Set.

For more information on our Montpellier collection, simply click Here, and be sure to follow us on the below links and keep updated with all of the latest news and collections from our stunning furniture ranges!



Saint Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians. In popular culture, saint Patrick’s day is celebrated on the 17th March annually. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture.

Now heavily associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Celebrated throughout the world with all taking part in similar festivities, St Patrick’s day is a popular cultural religious holiday.

Guinness on St Patrick’s Day!

Another poplar modern day tradition is the popular drink, a pint of Guinness. On any given day 5.5 million pints of Guinness, the famous Irish stout brand, are consumed around the world, But on St. Patrick’s Day, that number more than doubles to 13 million pints!

As St Patrick’s day is only a week a way, we at Homesdirect365 are celebrating the fine day in style.

Featured below are examples of some of our stunning green antique French and shabby chic furnishings. All handcrafted by experts, providing you with some of the highest quality French furniture around.

At Homesdirect 365 we understand how important your home is to you, which is why we aim to help you enhance the appearance with only the highest quality hand crafted furniture. Each item available portrays the love, art and nature from the most romantic and artistic places in the world; all of which have been specifically identified to bring a senses of elegance to any interior. When browsing through each item you will see for yourself how beautiful and delicate these pieces are.

Can’t find exactly what you are after? Then our bespoke service could be perfect for you. We can tailor make any design to your exact requirements and specifications, to find out more information visit out bespoke service right here!

Celebrate St Patrick’s day in style with us at Homesdirect365!



Mother’s Day

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Mother’s Day

We generally celebrate mother’s day on a Sunday, also known as ‘mothering Sunday’. Falling on the 4th Sunday on lent.

It is an annual celebration where families up and down the UK pay tribute to the role mums play in their lives, giving thanks for everything they do. Similar celebrations also take place around the world but not necessarily on the same day.

Mothering Sunday is firmly rooted in Christianity and began life as a largely religious celebration before merging into the commercialised celebration as we know it today, taking inspiration from many of the traditions used to mark Mother’s Day in the USA. Its religious origins are believed to date back to Roman times when a festival was held in mid-March to honour Cybele, the mother goddess. After Europe and Britain adopted Christianity, Laetare Sunday – the traditional name for the fourth Sunday of Lent –  became the focus to continue mother-themed celebrations in honour of the Virgin Mary and the ‘mother church’.

As time developed, less emphasis was based on the religious aspect of mother’s day, and is now widely celebrated  focusing on mother’s and motherhood.

One of the biggest traditions in this day and age on Mother’s Day is giving that special mother a thoughtful gift, to show appreciation and love.

As Mother’s day steadily approaches, we at Homesdirect365 are giving you some of the perfect gifts for that special mother in your life. We have some of the most luxurious furnishings on offer, from the elegance of our Antique French Furniture, to the charm of our stunning shabby chic furniture.

Featured above we have a selection of wonderful dressing table set’s that are an excellent gift idea, proving aesthetics and practicality all in one!

At Homesdirect365, we have a huge array of items. So be sure to have a thorough browse of our selections and find the perfect gift for the wonderful mother in your life.

If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for then simply give our highly trained sales team a call and see how we can help you with that perfect gift today!



French Furniture – Homesdirect365

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Elegance, beauty, sophistication and charm are but a few of the words that are associated when we talk about French furniture.

French furniture includes some of the most sophisticated furniture that has ever been produced, from exquisite Baroque furniture to the elegant Rococo furniture. Every piece features strong history within the design and some of the most prominent and luxurious hand carved detailing’s around.

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.

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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 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.

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Another one of the more prominent French furniture collections is the luxurious La Rochelle range, every aspect hand carved from long lasting high quality mahogany, and completed in a stunning antique white finish. As one of the most popular and sought after ranges, the La Rochelle collection ensures elegance and the utmost quality, displaying smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect French boudoir feel.

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The nineteenth century in England was the Victorian era, represented by heavily ornamented carved mahogany or oak furniture with brass details. Bedroom furniture in ornate and simplistic designs filled many of the Victorian homes, favouring a more formal style of furniture than the previous collections above.

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All of the above furniture ranges are available online at Homesdirect365, with a wide selection of antique French and shabby chic furniture, we are sure to have that perfect item to accentuate fantastic style and elegance in your wonderful home.

At Homesdirect365 we understand the importance of your home; the foundation from which a fulfilled life can take place. With this understanding we want to enhance the appearance of your home with nothing but the highest quality hand carved pieces. The history behind many of the items you will see on our website stretch back centuries, they take inspiration from love, art and nature and come from the heart of some of the most romantic and creative places on Earth.

From the Golden Age of French furniture to art-deco inspired Venetian mirrored furniture we feel there couldn’t be a better selection of items available that represents the beauty of antique furniture and what we love about it.

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



Valentine’s Day !

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
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This valentine’s day, why not celebrate with us at homesdirect365 and buy that someone special the perfect gift

With us here at Homesdirect365 we have some very special items for your loved ones. From our exquisite Antique French Furnishings to our wonderful shabby chic furniture, we are sure to have the perfect item for you.

So add a little of that personal touch back into Valentine’s Day this year. From our exquisite Love Heart Chairs to our elegant Dressing Tables, all are handcrafted by experts with extra special care taken by skilled craftsmen so items of the highest quality are guaranteed.

So give the perfect gift and cherish this special day with your loved ones.

Have a wonderful valentine’s from all of us at Homesdirect365!



Chinese New Year

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday, celebrated on the first fifteen days of the year of the Chinese calendar. Traditionally featuring eccentric displays and incredible fireworks, it is a huge event for China with celebrations starting on Chinese new year’s even and typically lasting until the end of the month.

According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year and cause havoc to all the locals. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One day people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the colour red. When the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again.

Chinese Furniture

What is now considered the Chinese aesthetic had its origins in China as far back as 1500-1000 BC. Some of the styles now widely regarded as Chinese began appearing more prominently in the Tang Dynasty.

As time progressed more and more creative aspects where added to give a more modern feel and look, it was from this basis that Asian furniture gradually developed its distinguishing characteristics. Use of thick lacquer finish, detailed engravings and paintings as well as pragmatic design elements that would continue to flourish, giving it a truly modern and wonderful appearance.

At Homesdirect365 we have a wide selection of stunning Chinese furniture, from elegant chest of drawers to beautiful jewelry boxes, you are sure to find that perfect item to add some exquisite Asian style in your wonderful home today.

Chinese furniture also has a lot of versatility, Chinese and other Asian furniture styles often provide a feeling of tranquility and relaxation so as a statement piece Chinese furniture would be suitable in any room; or working just as well displayed alongside our Antique French or Shabby Chic Furniture ranges.

Be sure to check out our range of Chinese furniture found right Here, and celebrate Chinese new year in style!



Wave Goodbye To The January Blues !

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Wave Goodbye To The January Blues

The January blues are here… and unfortunately there is no escaping this dreaded month!

After all the excitement of last months Christmas festivities gone for another year, and new year celebrations all done and dusted, it’s no wonder January is statistically the saddest month of the year, with the days short and grey, it’s cold and dark and spring seems an age away.

Thankfully January will be imminently over for another year, so we can confidently wave goodbye to those blues!

With a new start to 2014 and January gone, we have only the bright beautiful spring and summer days to gracefully look forward to as we look ahead and plan for what will surely be a year full of wonderful memories and fantastic experiences. So why not join us here at homesdirect365! With our exquisite antique French furniture and beautiful shabby chic furniture, adding stunning style in your home. You can even completely re style and re decorate your home, all with furniture featuring great history and wonderful hand crafted designs.

So prepare for the year ahead with Homesdirect365, and follow our exciting new furniture ranges all to come!

This week we are introducing our stunning new range of furniture… the Montpellier blanc Collection !!!

Our exquisite new Montpellier range is made from solid natural Mindi wood and is hand carved from only the finest of materials, so the utmost quality is guaranteed.

What better way to overcome the January blues than with our stunning array of Antique French and Shabby Chic furniture?

Featured above are also items from our marvelous Montpellier collection, as you can see this range is similar to our original Montpellier Collection, the new Montpellier Blanc furniture features intricate detailing and rich tones throughout. Also known as White cedar wood, Mindi wood is durable and very aesthetically pleasing, a perfect way to add style and luxury in your wonderful home.

View our fantastic collection of antique French furniture and shabby chic furniture all here, and don’t forgot to give our highly skilled sales team a call on 01642 455589 to find our what savings you can make right now!

For more information on our stunning new range, check out the full collection right here and Be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter for all the latest information and future upcoming products.

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Winter Olympics 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Winter Olympics 2014

There is less than a month to go before the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi! We are one step closer to the grand sporting event that will be an impressive page in Russian history.

Can we emanate the success that Great Britain as a nation achieved in the summer Olympics 2012?

Officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place from 6th to 23rd February 2014, in Sochi, Russia. With a total of 15 events being contested, there is a big chance that Great Britain will be among the medal winners!

Pictured are the official medals for the 2014 winter games.

The winter Olympic games is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. The original sports were alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating. Since its debut in 1924, numerous events have been added providing a much greater variation in events.

As it stands Great Britain have competed in 21 winter Olympic events, winning 9 gold medals, 3 silver and 10 bronze, bringing the total medal count to 22 medals.

As you prepare for the winter Olympics to take place, we at homesdirect365 have the perfect furnishings to decorate or add wonderful style and elegance in your home. From exquisite antique French furniture to our stunning shabby chic furniture, you are sure to be impressed.

Featured above we have our fantastic Banbury range, a range that has been designed with simple yet elegant taste. Featuring smooth intricate lines as a statement of intent our Banbury Elegance collection is one of our popular ranges of shabby chic furniture.

Our stunning selection of antique French furniture, also features one of our best selling ranges, the La Rochelle collection. Every aspect of the La Rochelle collection is hand carved from long lasting high quality mahogany, and completed with a stunning antique white finish. As mentioned it is one of our most prominent and popular ranges and therefore the collection ensures elegance with the utmost quality. As seen here each piece displays smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect antique French boudoir feel. Whether you choose a La Rochelle antique French bed by itself or as part of the full breath taking bedroom set or even complimented alongside our fantastic shabby chic furniture, we guarantee you’re going to be pleased!

Whatever style you are after, make sure you have a good browse of our exquisite collections at homesdirect365.co.uk, and add some beautiful charm and style in your wonderful home today.

Our highly trained sales team can be contacted on (01642) 455589 for any advice or help. So get in touch with us today and find out what fantastic savings you can be making right now!

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Tablets And Smartphones Boost Online Sales

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

As tablets and smartphones continue to grow year on year we are starting to see a sharp increase and the effect that it is having on online sales.

With new hardware being announced and released more often that ever, we are certainly spoilt for choice!

Increasing use of handheld devices combined with speedy delivery times are the major factors behind a sharp increase in the rise of online sales of recent. With online retailers continuing to expand, the options for delivery also grow which in turn is resulting in faster and more convenient  delivery times than what was previously available.

If we take a closer look at the figures we can see that retail sales have risen by 0.4% on a like to like basis, however… Online sales continue to rise, in December last month online sales had accelerated by a huge 19.2% compared to December 2012! As retail store figures continue to struggle and sales figures continue to flatline, online sales keep on increasing, contributing to nearly three quarters in the rise of all non food sales in the last quarter.

The ease and simplicity of ordering online is evidently becoming more and more popular, and that is where we at homesdirect365 come in.

With our excellent website and ultra fast mobile app, you are guaranteed the freedom to browse our stunning ranges of antique French furniture and fantastic shabby chic furniture without any interruptions or lag.

As mentioned in our previous blog, our January sales page is well stocked with hundreds of items allowing excellent savings on some of the most exquisite antique French furniture available to buy!

That’s not all! we also have some fantastic offers and bundle deals across our ever popular antique French furniture and french matching ranges, giving you access to stylish shabby chic furniture we have at incredible prices!

Featured above we have the sensational Rococo range from our antique French furniture range, inspired by King Louis XV, this range features exceptional ornate hand carved detailing to bring stunning and sophisticated 18th century appeal to your home. The featured Rococo range is one of our popular ranges, that compliments a wide variety of furnishings including our beautiful shabby chic furniture.

Need any help? Feel free to give one of our highly trained sales advisers a call today on 01642 455589, for advice and to see what exclusive offers we can offer you today!