Posts Tagged ‘Antique French’

It’s All About The Small Things!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Accessorize your home today with all the small things…

As we look to exemplify style and elucidate all four corners of your wonderful home, what do we think of? We instantly think of the larger furnishings; beds, wardrobes, sofa… however… it’s all about the small things!

In the south of France located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, one of the most monumental human discoveries was made by accident. Air coming up from a small gap in the cliffs. This suggested that originally life previously existed, buried deeply beneath fallen rocks and debris.

When investigators went to check it out, they found to their amazement intricate and immensely detailed cave paintings and artwork. To their further astonishment the date of the paintings through carbon dating would be established as being roughly 32,000 years old… this Chauvet cave became one of the oldest discoveries by a long shot!

The point to this amazing find for us here at Homesdirect365 is what this speaks to us about the nature of how we decorate our home, how we put our stamp on the place that we settle down in, whether it be a cave or our modern houses. This sentiment is almost woven within us, that humans over 30,000 years ago had the same intentions to decorate, to be creative, to brighten up their home.

When establishing the ideal decor for your home, of course the larger items such as the bed and wardrobe and chest of drawers take precedent first, but one of the most intriguing aspects to an individual’s design choices are the personal items they add in to give it a unique touch. Those items are what make it your home, the photos, the heirlooms, the decorations…those are what we want to focus on this week here at Homesdirect365.

Our Home Accessories section is filled with over 1,000 various items for every room of the home, from antique French accessories to simple contemporary styled accessories. We add to this section every week so there is always going to be something new for you to browse in this section. Photo Frames in all styles to proudly display your family pictures, Wall Art And Paintings for beautiful wall features, clocks and ornaments for bedside table top additions…the possibilities and products are endless in this section so be sure to check in.

for further information, simply give our expert sales team a call on 01642 455589.

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 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.