Brands We Love
Kitchen Bar Stools
Friday, 14 May 2021
If you have an open plan kitchen with a breakfast bar then you’ll understand the challenge in finding bar stools to suit a kitchen space, that also harmonise with and add value to a living space. This challenge can lead to countless hours of research and shopping — so we’ve selected some of our top designs that we feel will suit the brief perfectly.
Pictured above: Aida and Holly stools by Calligaris
The Aida Bar Stool by Calligaris is neat and functional, with a slender frame and an upholstered seat in a variety of velvet or leather colours to suit any type of space. For stools that complement the more styled space, the Oleandro Bar Stool or Holly Bar Stool by Calligaris both offer tubular metal frames that support comfortable padded seats and backrests that come in a choice of fabrics and styles including leather and faux leather. These designs make great work of space blending, taking you seamlessly from one interior to another.
Pictured above: Kuga and Clara Quilted Gaslift stools by Bontempi Casa
If you’re looking for stools that make a bolder statement, then why not explore the Kuga Bar Stool by Bontempi Casa. It features a luxurious padded seat with button detailing, in a wide selection of fabrics and finishes to easily complement the warmth of your living space furniture and fabrics. Or the Clara Quilted Gaslift Stool by Bontempi Casa with its contemporary gaslift function, padded seat and bold quilted backrest. This design is for those spaces that need a more elevated and elegant transition, and it offers the ultimate bar-sitting experience.
We hope these options have given you some inspiration for your breakfast-bar space. It’s an important area that can often be overlooked, yet is arguably that most important spot to blend and transition your living and kitchen areas together.
New 2021 Cane-line Collection
Friday, 23 April 2021
Cane-line are a Danish premium outdoor brand creating stylish designs that are made to withstand the elements. Their fabrics and woven finishes are dyed all the way through to the core so you won’t find any fading in the sun; aluminium finishes are coated to marine-grade specifications; and teak wood, with its high oil content, is the classic choice for longevity out of doors. The great thing about having products that will last means that the only time you’ll need to replace them is when you're eventually ready for a whole new style update — and even then, you can confidently pass them on.
As we write the sun is shining, and we’re excited to introduce you to some of our favourites from their 2021 collection.
Pictured above: Basket Sofa and Angle Sofa
The Basket Chairs and Sofa draw inspiration from traditional rattan furniture but with a new design twist; these hand-woven structures are marine-grade powder coated galvanised steel. The furniture features Quickdry cushion inners, with water repellent lining — 80% of water runs off and 20% runs through — great in a shower, but also cooling as air can run through, making them perfect for hot summer days.
The Angle Sofa is an elegant design with a sleek straight frame in a warm teak finish. The back and sides are beautifully hand-woven in Cane-line soft rope, and again Quickdry foam cushions complete the design.
Pictured above: Flip Table and Chair and Ocean Weave Chair
For a sophisticated outdoor chair in a clever natural look, the Ocean Weave Chair gives you all the elements of a traditional chair design with a contemporary update. With a pleasing 'cane-effect' appearance, the chair is finished with powder coated aluminium with matching hand woven Cane-line Weave, is stackable, and can have an optional weather resistant seat & back cushion.
Function meets design with the Flip Folding range. This folding table and chair are classic in their composition, with X shaped legs and supportive bars that run parallel underneath the main slatted top or seat areas. The designs are made from Cane-line’s hardwood teak which as we know is great for use outdoors, and everything can be conveniently folded down for easy storage.
Pictured above: Nest Coffee Table and Lagoon Outdoor Shower
The Nest Coffee Table has a stylish, round, doughnut shaped design that can be complimented both with or without a safety glass tabletop. The hand crafted Cane-line weave wraps around the structure creating interesting shapes and lines.
Last but certainly not least, the Lagoon Outdoor Shower is one of the most elegant we’ve seen, featuring a striking curved stainless steel structure with a detachable handheld shower head, complete with hot and cold functions. The shower comes with an optional hardwood teak slatted footbed on a marine-grade lava grey aluminium base. Perfect for cooling off after a long day.
So go and explore the exciting new collection, and add these long lasting designs to your next outdoor design project.
Sunday, 28 March 2021
We spend a lot of time finding both a bed and a mattress that will ensure our sleep is as comfortable as it can be, but what many of us don’t realise is that our headboards can be equally as important — they've become quite a pivotal part of our bedroom.
We can rest up against them whilst we’re watching TV, reading a book, or treating ourselves to breakfast in bed; while in the night they reduce drafts, and protect our heads from any unexpected bumps should we toss and turn.
So taking all that into account, it’s important to consider what we need from our headboard, and of course what will compliment our decor.
Pictured above: Ayrton Bed by Cattelan Italia and Aida Headboard by Porada
Take the Aida Headboard by Porada, it’s stylish design features tailored vertical piping with contrasting Canaletto Walnut base and end profiles. It also comes in various sizes, one which comfortably runs parallel to the size of the bed, and another which wraps around the bed and extends out to also engulf two bedroom side tables, really allowing the headboard to become a strong focal point in the room.
For something equally as elegant yet a little less bold, the Ayrton Bed by Cattelan Italia features a curved quilted headboard in a selection of fabrics and leathers. Or why not explore the bohemian chic undertones of the Marlon Bed by Cattelan Italia with it’s ruched upholstered headboard and wood-finish frame. The headboard appears to drape behind the frame, giving it a very relaxed and sophisticated feel.
Pictured above: Marlon Bed and William Headboard by Cattelan Italia
If you want to really make a statement, you might consider a headboard that extends high above the bed, utilising the height of the room while showcasing its detail and design. The William Headboard by Cattelan Italia comes in a range of synthetic or real leathers and features vertical and horizontal grid stitching details. This headboard really pops visually, with its grid pattern simple yet bold and striking, allowing it both to pull focus and compliment when needed. Equally, the Enya Capitone Headboard by Porada can draw your eye, with its diamond pattern and buttons to compliment, along with an elegant wood frame. This headboard takes a more traditional design but has magnified its details, bringing it into a contemporary era.
Whether you’re going for height and elegance, or simplicity and sophistication, ensure your headboard makes the statement you want it to.
Sunday, 21 March 2021
We all enjoy putting our feet up and relaxing after a long day, so why not let's do it in style and pull those footstools into focus. We’ve curated some of our favourites to not only provide your room with some bold statement pieces, but to offer all the comfort you need when taking a load off.
Pictured above: Smile by Porada and Puffoso by Bontempi Casa
The Smile Pouf by Porada features a cylinder shaped cushion that is wrapped inside a hoop frame made of solid ash. This innovative yet elegant footrest makes a bold statement, and will compliment interiors that are luxurious and design-led.
The Puffoso Pouf by Bontempi Casa will appeal to those who seek a more understated approach to design. With its cylinder shaped cushion supported and overlapped by lacquered metal legs, it may be minimal in its approach, but it packs a mighty stylish punch. Available in a wide range of fabrics and finishes, this footrest is sure to elevate an interior.
Pictured above: Bob by Cattelan Italia and Alcide by Porada
For those spaces that require more traditional designs, the Bob Pouf by Cattelan Italia or the Alcide Circle Pouf by Porada both offer luxurious fabric selections that highlight their quilted patterns and button detailing. These footstools offer great flexibility as they can be paired with sofas with ease, or work well as standalone pieces to really broadcast the elegance around your space.
Whether you want some additional overflow seating, or you want to treat your feet to some added comfort, footstools have secured their place in our homes as very a contemporary design trend.