For the first time ever, Pantone, recognised world authority on colour, have announced that two colours have been named as Colour of the Year 2016.
Rose Quartz and Serenity are the chosen colours; a symbolic colour pairing which they say offers a reflection of currently cultural trends and a visual representation of moods and attitudes. The merging of the two colours is said to demonstrate an... Read More
With spring just around the corner it is the perfect time to add a few new design touches to your home and give your rooms a new lease of life. With the weather getting sunnier and flowers beginning to bloom, adding a touch of the season to your house is a great way to come out of winter with a fresh outlook and a beautiful house. Fortunately you don’t need to have a complete makeover or spend... Read More
Skovby was first founded back in 1933, by Danish cabinetmaker Thorvald Rasmussen. The company has modern Danish design at its core, with Rasmussen pushing forward with his strong vision for producing beautiful, functional furniture design.
This functionality was something that Skovby has managed to keep as a driving force behind it’s work, with this passion for function passing on to Rasmussen’s... Read More
Stressless and Celebrity are some of the most famous brands in the world when it comes to the sofa and chair industry. It comes as no surprise that these high quality pieces of furniture are so popular throughout the world.
Stressless is one of the most famous furniture brands in the world, particularly when it comes to exceptional quality recliners. Over the time they have been in business,... Read More
Ding dong merrily on high! It’s Christmastime again. The decorations are up and we’re planning how early to get up to make sure the turkey is cooked in time. The festive season is a busy time, where you will probably be here, there and everywhere visiting family. Make sure you give yourself time to relax, perhaps with a lovely glass of wine or a sherry.
It’s been a packed year... Read More
The names Hypnos and Vispring are synonymous with handcrafted luxury. Both British bed brands produce bespoke pocket sprung divan beds and mattress that can be found in the finest homes and hotels around the world.
Hypnos is a British family-run bed manufacturer that has been making luxurious pocket sprung beds by hand since Edwardian times. The current chairman is Peter Keen. He’s... Read More
Parker Knoll and Ercol are two examples of quality British furniture brands whose collections are designed and crafted in England.
Frederick Parker started his chair making business in 1869 in a simple workshop in London. He prided himself on designing and developing the finest furniture. When Frederick Parker and Sons Ltd started working with Willi Knoll, they embraced a radical new... Read More
G Plan is distinctive British brand of furniture that is known for quality craftsmanship. The actual brand was not conceived until the early 1950s, however the Gomme family had been making furniture since 1898.
Early history of G Plan furniture
G Plan’s roots lie in 1898 when Ebenezer Gomme established his handcrafted furniture business in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. He was not alone in... Read More
In October, Lukehurst celebrates its 45th anniversary. The first store was opened in Rainham by Gerald Lukehurst in 1970 when he was 53 years old. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength, always remaining in the family. Lukehurst is now jointly run by Gerald’s son Martin and his granddaughter Kathryn, and we’re currently getting our new store ready in time for the grand... Read More
Are you looking to make your outdoor space a bit more stylish? Well you’ve come to the right place. With the summer months upon us more and more people are looking to make the most of the warmer weather, which means getting outdoors. If your garden needs some love after a harsh winter then look no further than our top tips for making your outdoor space blossom again.
Back to basics
First,... Read More