Posts Tagged ‘Antique French’

Summer Garden Furniture

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Summer Garden Furniture

After a never ending winter and a tepid spring, summer is finally upon us! With the glorious sunshine in its fullest form, it’s time to get working on the second extension to your home… the garden.

From shabby chic to antique French garden furniture, we offer a huge variety of styles for creating the perfect garden setting.

Wine and dining with family? hosting social gathering’s for friends, or simply creating a beautiful and calming surrounding for you to soak up all those highly anticipated sun rays. Well we offer the perfect garden furniture to suit all needs.

Most outdoor entertainment revolves around the principle of a dining table and chairs. The choices we offer are myriad, from the comfort of our stunning rattan armchairs to the simplistic style of our antique French table and chairs, we cater for all requirements.

I can hear you thinking… what about those (hopefully rare!) stints of unpredictable weather, providing the ultimate test of quality on garden items alike? Well we have that covered, all of our items are handcrafted to a very high standard, giving you garden furniture at a truly high quality,  capable of withstanding even the most testing of conditions that the British weather often throws at us!

So why not accentuate style in your wonderful home today with our exceptional range of outdoor furnishings and achieve the perfect garden!

For further information and advice, give one our expert sales team a call on (01642) 455589 and find out what incredible savings you can make today!

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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!



Getting Prepared For Christmas

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Getting Prepared for Christmas

As December 25th fast approaches, you are no doubt in preparation for this festive season.

With Christmas dinner a strong focal point for all the family and friends to gather around and celebrate, preparation won’t be easy. Another celebratory focal point is the giving and receiving of special gifts.

If we look at the history of  presents and gift giving, then we have to go back to the Roman era where gift giving was very common. The reason for giving gifts was to celebrate Saturnalia, an ancient festival which took place in late December which has influenced many of the customs that we now have at Christmas today. On Christmas day we also give presents and gifts which is a strong tradition associated with St. Nicholas and the three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh which where to be given to baby Jesus by the Three Kings also known by there biblical name, the Magi.

To know your’re giving a loved one a gift that is completely unique and one of a kind is a rare and special occurrence, so that’s why we here at homesdirect365 are giving you some fantastic gift ideas this Christmas to make life a little easier and less stressful!

Above are some fantastic suggestions from our home accessories range. All items are hand crafted from only the finest materials so you are guaranteed a true quality piece.

If you are after a true quality furnishing then have a look at our exquisite selection of dressing tables, which make the perfect gift for that someone special whilst adding so much elegance and style in your room.

To view our full collection of stunning dressing tables simply click here, and see what we have to offer.

Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? Not to worry we have a bespoke service that can help tailor for your own preference.

For more information simply give our sales team a call on 01642 455589

So give the perfect gift this Christmas with us at homesdirect365

New Range…The Paris Collection

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Here at HomesDirect365.co.uk we continue to expand our popular matching ranges of furniture, and this week we bring focus to a collection straight from the heart of France; the Paris Collection.

Each delicate detail and curve of the Paris Collection is expertly hand carved out of solid mahogany, giving you and your home a little something extra special when owning this beautiful furniture. Knowing no other has an exact replica of your furniture gives a very unique feeling; these don’t come off factory production lines, each a copy of the last and machine made… they are given human craftsmanship and care and attention to making these pieces the best they can be.

The Paris Collection

The Paris Collection

To delve deeper into the great pieces that make up this collection, you see expansions and additions to furniture ideas that over time you the customers have requested.  Take for example the Paris Antique French Bed that lacks a footboard. This item combines the beautiful antique French carvings and stylings of a traditional bed, but juxtaposed against the demands of a modern day bedroom. With many of us viewing a TV or such at the foot of the bed, this becomes a perfect item.

The subtle details that go into this collection provide charm and character. Aptly named after the city of Paris where love and romance blossoms, the slight outline of a heart on the backing of the chair is a very nice touch. We definitely recommend taking a closer look at these fantastic Paris Collection pieces, and keeping a close eye on more updates in the future here at HomesDirect365.

New ranges of furniture…La Rochelle Silver Collection

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Over the next few weeks we will be focussing here on bringing your attention to some of our fantastic new matching ranges of furniture available at HomesDirect365.co.uk

With the ever growing popularity of our antique white La Rochelle range, we felt it was time to answer continued request and demand for more of this range and have created the La Rochelle Silver Collection. Hand crafted with the same beautiful detail and design as the much loved original, and from the same sturdy and enduring solid mahogany as the antique white version this new range is sure to impress.

La Rochelle Silver Collection
La Rochelle Silver Collection

The silver finish gives the antique French look a much more modern feel, and is ideal for those who are after something a little different for their bedroom design. One exciting new piece we offer within this La Rochelle Silver Collection for those perhaps a little more pushed for space is the La Rochelle Antique French 1 Door Wardrobe. Excellent to preserve openness in a tight environment, and still achieve the full antique French bedroom design.

Make sure you give this beautiful La Rochelle Silver Collection a browse, and be sure to keep up to date with more updates on our Facebook, Twitter and newsletter as we continue to give information on new furniture and developments.

Country Farmhouse…Immensely popular new furniture

Friday, October 8th, 2010

In Normandy and the Loire Valley of France, farm silos were often attached to the main living quarters instead of a separate barn. At the end of World War I, the Americans romanticized the traditional French farmhouse, and created a style known as French Normandy. Since then the style has taken a few turns and combines other French styles to find a home under  the phrase; Country Farmhouse.

We here at HomesDirect365 recently added an extensive range of Country Farmhouse furniture and the surge in interest for these pieces has been substantial to say the least. Antique Furniture wouldn’t be true to it’s nature if it didn’t evoke a feeling, take you back through time to a certain period and transform your home into a time capsule of escape, and these pieces of Country Farmhouse furniture hit right at the heart of this idea. The rustic and worn look to the furniture gives it the character equal to those farm houses back in the Loire Valley, and most importantly takes your own home right back in time. A farm with its beauty and relaxing secluded charm can take you right out of the hustle of a modern fast paced lifestyle, and perhaps this is exactly what people are craving for right now. Why not join the proud owners of the Country Farmhouse collection, and see it’s powerful beauty for yourself.