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Finding the Perfect Palette for Silver Leaf Furniture

If you furnish your home with silver leaf furniture, you really want it to be the star of the show. That means choosing a colour palette for your walls that complements the furniture and allows it to become a focal point of the room. So should you go for more shimmering silvers or mix it [...]

2017-09-02T15:07:18+00:00September 24th, 2017|

How to Care for Your Velvet Sofa

Velvet sofas and Chesterfield couches look fabulous in any home. But a velvet sofa covered in stains doesn’t quite make the grade. So how best to clean your sofa? After all, many homeowners aren’t sure of the correct way of doing so, and incorrect cleaning can cause more problems than you started with. Having said [...]

2017-09-02T14:48:05+00:00September 17th, 2017|

How to Style up Your Silver Sofa

There’s something so glamourous, yet still so inviting, about a crushed velvet silver sofa. The warmth of the fabric instantly adds a softness to any room, yet the colour is stylish, contemporary and very of the here and now. It’s also a great colour to complement with accessories and furnishings. Be brave and add a [...]

2017-09-02T14:54:12+00:00September 10th, 2017|

Styling your Home the French way

So many people are transforming their homes based on French styling, and who can blame them? Light and airy; elegant and pretty; fresh and clean – and interesting! This is what French styling is all about, and armed with a few top tips, you’ll have no problem creating the look for yourself without having to [...]

2017-09-02T16:17:25+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

How to Create the Ultimate French Boudoir Look

French design is just – well oh so – sophisticated! So when it comes to choosing a theme for your bedroom, if you are seeking out the ultimate in luxury and elegance, it just has to be French inspired. So, just how do you achieve THAT French boudoir look? […]

2017-09-02T15:52:52+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

Armoire Appeal: Amazing Things to do with an Authentic French Wardrobe

The French armoire is a truly historic piece of furniture. Devised by the French in the 17th century, the armoire’s origins lie in the humble chest. The name comes from the Latin ‘armorium’: a chest for storing armour and weapons. Thanks to their size, armoires evolved to become the ideal storage place for large artefacts [...]

2017-09-02T15:50:14+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

A History Lesson in French Furniture

It has to be said that the French really have mastered the art of style and elegance, and they’ve done so in an array of areas of life. From fine cuisine and delectable wines to exquisite fashion and of course glorious art and architecture, it’s a culture that compels you to indulge your senses. The [...]

2017-09-02T15:47:08+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

French Rococo Style: A Light-hearted Interlude

The Baroque and Romantic eras of history were intense and theatrical. Sandwiched between the two was the Rococo period. It provided a dash of light-hearted relief from the heavy emotion of its predecessor, thought to have been connected to the dominating power of King Louis XIV. This supremacy led to France becoming a superpower in [...]

2017-09-02T15:20:00+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

Silver Leaf Furniture: The Ultimate in French Style

There is a certain opulence, sumptuousness and – dare we say it – je ne sais quoi to French furniture. It’s pretty and ornate, yet functional and practical too, and can be used to a greater or lesser extent to add a unique touch to your home. And when the opulence of French furniture is [...]

2017-09-02T14:53:20+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

Opulence and Luxury: The Lure of French Style Beds

Have you been dreaming of a sumptuous sanctuary to retreat to after a long, trialling day? Are you fantasising about creating a haven where you can kick off your shoes and burrow into a bed that indulges you in sheer comfort, opulence and luxury? Well good for you – you deserve it! If a bedroom [...]

2017-09-02T14:52:54+00:00September 2nd, 2017|