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11th March 2020

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is almost upon us (22nd March, for those of you who didn't know). Whether it's your own mum, your nan or someone you just want to show some appreciation to, we've got you covered. Check out our ultimate gift guide below.

The best part? Most things are in stock, available for immediate collection/delivery - perfect for all you last minute shoppers!

           

Family Sculptures

These abstract family themed sculptures make for the perfect Mother's Day gift for any mum.

Antique Bronze Family of Four Holding Hands Sculpture £59.99  |  Family Circle Resin Sculpture £34.99  |  Antique Bronze Family of Three Holding Hands Sculpture £54.99

 

            

Seaside Inspired Gifts

For all the mums who love to be by the sea. These quirky accessories are ideal for a costal home.

Small Washed Grey Metal Lighthouse Candle Holder £19.99  |  Set of 3 Glass & Rope Hurricanes £24.99  |  Nickel & Wood Sailing Boat £49.99

 

        

Chic Framed Art

These fabulous pieces of framed wall art are one of a kind and great for dog lovers. Also available in other colours!

Cockapoo in Pink, Framed Wall Art £69.99  |  Pug in Teal, Framed Wall Art £69.99  |  Frenchie in Pink, Framed Wall Art £69.99

 

 

Handmade Vase

Your mum will be made up with this stunning handmade ceramic vase. Featuring a beautiful pattern across the base with a polished bronze upper for a luxurious finish.

Azure Handmade Vase £49.95

 

 

Animal Sculptures

For mums who are animal lovers, you can't go wrong with one of our antique animal sculptures.

Antique Bronze Running Horse Sculpture £79.99  |  Antique Silver Three Giraffes Sculpture £59.99

 

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mums!!

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10th March 2020

Sleep Better, Feel Better - Bed Buyer's Guide

Sleep Better, Feel Better - Bed Buyer's Guide

There's no doubt about it, you can't beat a good night's sleep. When you get it right, it leaves you feeling fitter, happier and more productive. 

The key to a good night's sleep is a comfy bed and mattress. An uncomfortable mattress or bed can leave you feeling cranky and tired. Research has found that an uncomfortable bed can rob you of up to an hour of sleep each night! Often, the effects of this loss of an hour is so gradual that many people fail to make the connection between the two. 

Unfortunately, like most things, beds don't last forever. Even if looks alright on the exterior, it may be that the interior isn't giving you the support and comfort it once did. The life span of a mattress can vary depending on the quality, care, how often it is used (e.g. reading and watching TV in bed is going to put more strain on your mattress opposed to if you were merely sleeping in it). A change in our lifestyle and bodies could also warrant a change of bed. 

Here are a few things to think about:

  • Have you had your bed/mattress 7+ years?
  • Do you ever wake up with stiffness or aches and pains?
  • Do you sleep as well as you did this time last year?
  • Have you slept better in any other bed?
  • Is your mattress showing visible signs of wear and tear? (sagging? lumpy?)

Before you go shopping for a new bed, you should think about what you want from it. 

  • Type. You need to establish what style of bed you prefer? What do you like or dislike about the bed you are currently sleeping on? What tension is best for you, softer or firmer or somewhere in between?
  • The price. Shop wisely and allow yourself a reasonable budget. Find the best value for money, NOT the lowest price. Beds that have been properly constructed will offer far better support and comfort and have a much longer life span.
  • Size. If your bed is too small, it is likely you and your partner will be disturbing each other throughout the night. Ideally you should both be able to lie side by side, with your hands behind your head and your elbows out, without touching. It's also worth considering the height of the bed you like, a divan bed with storage drawers may be a lot higher than a contemporary metal frame.
  • Dimensions. Ask for specific dimensions. Although beds usually come in standardised sizes, you will need to take into consideration any extra ... for example, if there is a footend and/or headboard.
  • The right base. The base/bedframe will affect the feel and performance of your mattress. If you don't buy a mattress and base together, we would highly recommend that you try your preferred mattress on a similar type of base to the one you are planning on having it on at home.
  • Delivery access. Most divans have split bases, while many bedframes come flat-packed. However, if you have any concerns about delivery access, you should let your retailer know before you buy. Access issues often include narrow staircases, tight corners etc)

 

Shopping for the perfect bed

We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it's crucial you make the best decision for you. We've put together some handy tips to help guide you through the journey to finding your fantastic new bed. 

  • Don't just try it once, try it twice, heck, try it three times! Lying on a mattress before buying it is an essential part of the process. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes (pop in in your PJ's if ya fancy it!), take off your coat and shoes and make yourself at home. Ideally you want to lie on the bed for at least 10 minutes and try to adopt your natural sleeping position.
  • If you have a partner, make sure you take them along with you.
  • Do the job properly and allow enough time to do so. Definitely avoid shopping for a bed when you're under a time constraint or when you are tired - every bed will feel wonderful.
  • Having the correct support will depend on your weight, height, build and sleeping position. The mattress should mould the contours of your body whilst remaining supportive. You should be able to move fairly easily. 
  • Comfort is completely subjective. There is a vast selection of feels and tensions around - you should choose what feels best to you.
  • For partners widely differing in weight and size, different mattresses may be required. We offer various zip and link mattresses as well as dual tension mattresses.
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7th February 2020

Valentines Gift Guide

Valentines Gift Guide

In case you hadn't heard- Valentine's Day is just around the corner! We've done all the hard work for you and come up with a selection of rather tempting Valentine's Day gift ideas. Whether you're buying for your better half or browsing for yourself (absolutely nothing wrong with that) our guide is packed with presents that will make your partner, best friend or yourself go weak at the knees. 

       

Slate Heart Candlestick

Candles are an essential part of any romantic night in, so if you’re planning on spending Valentine's day at home, use this rustic candlestick to set the mood. Small White Wood & Slate Heart Candlestick £14.99.

 

Giraffe Sculpture

 Win over your loved one with this contemporary ornament - a sure winner and you'll be in their good books for the foreseeable future. Giraffes in Love Sculpture £37.99.

Wicker Wall Hearts

These Wicker Wall hearts are one of our best sellers! What better way to show some love than with a heart! White Willow Heart £59. Extra Large Wicker Wall Heart £49.

 

Couple Sculptures

These unique sculptures make for THE perfect Valentines gift. Surprise him/her with one of these ornaments for a guaranteed win! Abstract Couple Sculpture £59.99. Antique Bronze Kissing Couple on Bike Sculpture £65.95.

  

 

Champagne Framed Wall Art

What's Valentine's night without a bit of bubbly?! Whether you're all loved up or a proud singleton, this will be a stunning addition to your home. Cheers Framed Wall Art £109.

Double Heart Sculpture 

Weave love into your Valentine's home with this striking antique bronze heart sculpture. Alternatively, treat yourself! Double Heart Sculpture £59.99.

 

               

King & Queen Framed Wall Art 

Gift your King or Queen with one (or both) of these striking pieces of framed wall art. Lion King Framed Wall Art £109. Lion Queen Framed Wall Art £109.

 

 

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30th January 2020

Pantone's Colour of 2020

Pantone's Colour of 2020

Classic Blue

Pantone has announced their annual colour of the year for 2020 as 'Classic Blue', a timeless & enduring hue that is elegant in its simplicity. So, what does this mean? Over 10 million designers from around the world, rely on Pantone to define & communicate colour for inspiration & realisation. Pantone influences industries including; graphics, fashion, beauty, home decor & product design, so don't be surprised if you see Pantone's Classic Blue everywhere you go in 2020. 

Pantone Color of the Year 2020, Leatrice Eiseman Quote.

 

Shop the Pantone 'Classic Blue' trend...

 

Lennon Accent Chair in Blue

 Upholstered in a plush velvet-feel fabric and offering a deep-seated cushion for the ultimate in luxurious comfort, the Lennon Accent Chair is one which is sure to make a statement. This stunning piece features solid wood legs and is available in your choice of three colours, ensuring that this stylish chair will fit in with a number of different home interior colour schemes.

             

Rugs

(from left to right; Nomad, Fresco, Hays)

Add a subtle touch of Classic Blue to your home with one of these fabulous rugs. Rugs are a great way to lift & refresh a room without breaking the bank. If blue isn't your thing, don't panic, we've got you covered! These rugs are available in a choice of different colours & sizes to match your home interior perfectly.

 

 

Blue Fade Vase

We love this charming vase. Its unique faded effect is sure to be a talking point amongst your guests.

 

G Plan Vintage Rita Large Sofa

Combining superb comfort with stunning retro glamour we give you, Rita, the new vintage range from G Plan. This collection features handy USB ports for easy access phone charging. What's not to love!

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