Do you like it real or "Fake"?

31 Jan 2018 14:47:00

London Oak Table Do you like it real?

 

 

Like so many things today there is a “Fake” for wood. Whilst real wood is beautiful - No two pieces are ever the same. The variations in grain, pattern and colour are what give real wood its natural beauty and timeless appeal. The “Fake” versions often have less of the variations in grain, pattern, and colour making it more uniform.

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Sideboards are just for dining?

17 Jul 2017 10:04:42

Are you Side-Bored?

Storage space is at a premium where ever and however you live, so every possible nook and cranny must be utilised to capacity. Often the humble sideboard is just thought of as a dining room piece however have you thought outside of the box?

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Do you have quirky Style?

30 Jun 2017 10:44:41

What is your style?

When buying furniture for your home knowing your style is the most important part. Where and however you source your furniture putting the pieces together is an art. Some people choose to buy straight from the pages of a magazine whilst others choose to put together pieces from different sources. Do you know what your style is?

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Display the right way!

17 Apr 2017 22:03:00

When literally living life in the fast lane who really has time for dusting??? So why make life hard for yourself I say; why not try living behind glass. Check out this latest blog with helpful hints and tips on styling your display cabinet.

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Greenery is in

19 Feb 2017 22:27:49

What’s in a colour?

 Pantone 2017 Greenery

Pantone's 2017 Colour of the Year Is the World's Brightest Neutral

According to Pantone the colour of the year “Greenery” is meant to revitalize and refresh, evoke thoughts of flourishing foliage and, in turn, fresh beginnings. This is exactly what we need to chase away the winter blues and welcome in spring. Despite being bright, Greenery is a true neutral, being natures choice for new growth and a backdrop for all flower colours, so whatever your colour scheme you should be able to add a little “Greenery”.

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Winter is coming...

4 Oct 2016 22:43:00

winter fireAnd so winter is on its way… 

As the nights draw in and the leaves fall it is inevitable that we are going to start to heat our homes… the central heating is on in our house already, but then again my husband does like it at Bahamas setting 12 months of the year - I know I keep telling him its bad for the environment!! But it’s also so not so good for natural wood.

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Display ladiesTraditionally the Display Cabinet was just that a Cabinet to display items that were there just to look at... Rarely if ever to be used. Growing up my mother had a glass display cabinet that my brother and I were threatened never to touch for fear of breaking its precious contents... my mother’s prize collection of Daulton china ladies. As you may imagine my brother wasn't quite so keen to take a closer look, but I was all about the dresses... needless to say I once took too close a look and one of the ladies got broken - Oops sorry mum.

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Autumn - Fall or Fail?

2 Sep 2016 15:26:55

London Dining oakAutumn… Fall or Fail?

As the America’s like to call it Fall is upon us … September the 1st is the official start of Fall or Autumn as us Brits prefer to call it and with that so we look towards the cooler, darker evenings and dare I say it as there are still 114 days till Christmas. 

Whilst the sun is still high in the sky, the days are warm and some of us still have our holiday tan its hard to believe that the kids go back to school next week and its time to think about the seasons changing. The cooler days of autumn inevitably also bring the rain and hence we spend more time in doors.

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Are you Dressed for Success?

25 Aug 2016 11:37:00

Ascot dresserDo you crave more storage in the Dining room?

The Welsh dresser kind of went out of fashion during the noughties as sleeker lines were more in fashion, but they are now well and truly back and being used for open plan living, made popular again by a trend in up-cycling and shabby chic.

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Are you having trouble sleeping?

12 Aug 2016 11:17:00

Are you the Princess battling with the Pea?

Princess and the PeaNo one likes a sleepless night and as we will spend almost a third of our lives sleeping, finding the right bed / mattress is very important.

Most manufacturers recomend changing your mattress every 8-10 years so the choice you make will be with you for a while so the buying team at Hallowood felt it was important to give their customers a reputable brand.

The right fit

A good bed, providing correct support and comfort, has an important role to play in relieving and preventing back pain. Spend time in the shop testing them out – that’s not to say have a quick 40 winks in the shop but spend time actually lying on each mattress and deciding which one you like best. 

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