With the constant changes and ever so fast evolving modern furniture designs, it can be a tough job to keep up with current interior design trends… so we ask the question, is shabby chic furniture still trendy and in fashion or has the vintage phase ended? First emerging with great popularity in the 80’s and taking great inspiration from the 18th century of extravagant and simply stunning ornate designed antique French style pieces, the shabby chic design trend stood the test of time and went global. For fashionable... Read More
Choose your chairs based on style, colour, finishes and practicality. Here are a few quick decorating tips to help you choose the best chairs for your living spaces.
Bespoke and Shabby Chic Furniture A vision for the look of your home can be accompanied by the frustration of trying to find exactly the right furniture. The more particular the need – storage for a tiny hallway or an awkward corner – the greater the potential dilemmas. It could be time to consider a piece or two of bespoke furniture. Here are a few common problems that made-to-order pieces can solve. Working with Heirlooms As much as we love them, common family heirlooms such as armoires or sideboards can... Read More
Organising Small Spaces with Shabby Chic Furniture Unless you have your own personal Mary Poppins making the tidying-up seem fun, odds are you have at least a few things littering your living space. In a small house or apartment, though, the clutter can seem to take over. Here are some tips on beautifully organising within a few square metres. When looking to rearrange a room, consider where your functional space is and where it should be. Hooks are great, but if they’re in the middle of a wall that could... Read More
What’s the most important room in your home? For many, it’s the place we rest our aching body after a hard day’s work. Sleep helps us perform, so the bedroom should definitely take top spot on your list of essential spaces. A good bedroom design prioritises comfort, this is in one part achieved by investing in a good bed, but a colour plan – the physical materials used like carpeting, and even how much light and noise are let in – also play essential roles in creating a restful space.... Read More
The Rococo style has been known to have some whimsical features to its design. If you are in the middle of transforming your home, a modern feel with a touch of Rococo could be the perfect combination to make that change you’ve been looking for. Adding dashes of French-inspired furniture could take a cold and modern area to a welcoming and warm place. A few tweaks here and there will have you relaxing in a space from the late Baroque period. During this period rooms were designed to avoid right... Read More
Live small, decorate big. Keep small spaces light and bright. Break the mold with Shabby chic to create a style that has a lot to say about its environment.
Spruce Up Your Home Keeping track of today’s latest furniture trends can be rather challenging at the best of times! Whether you are kept busy with modern day errands or answering a constant influx of emails, your home can often fall victim to the dull clutter that many home owners suffer way to often! So why not follow a few of our simple hints and tips to help brighten and spruce up your home. Lighten up any room by trading heavy fabrics for light and airy ones. In the bedroom,... Read More
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... Read More