Happy Birthday!

June 6, 2013

It is almost as if we planned this post deliberately… So, continuing our theme of inspiration behind the names of each of our pieces of off-the-peg furniture – this week we say Happy 177th Birthday to a lady who not only inspired our dresser, The Garrett, but is also a huge inspiration to me and [...]

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Green and pleasant land

May 16, 2013

I just had to share this post with you as it’s too good to keep to myself… If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend you find yourself a bluebell wood somewhere in the next few days before they all disappear and just walk around in it. You will immediately feel your worries and cares [...]

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Mrs Beeton, we salute you.

May 15, 2013

Today is a personal celebration and ode to a distinguished English lady, and the inspiration behind our lovely dresser, The Beeton. Named after Isabella Beeton, an incredible woman who was a trailblazer from the Victorian era but who is still very much remembered today, even though she was only 28 when she died. Having married [...]

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Who’s this tall, dark, handsome stranger…?

April 24, 2013

I’m starting a series of blogs about our furniture and the inspiration behind each piece. First up, the grand master of our dressers, The Casterbridge. He’s a fine fellow (I think of ‘him’ as male because of his handsome, friendly face and well-toned torso, complete with buttons on his shirt and breeches.) So, his name…taken [...]

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We heart our reloved chairs

March 23, 2013

I bought these gorgeous chairs with their folk-inspired heart backs a little while ago from an antique dealer, but the seats needed some love as they looked to have been refurbed about 50 years ago; basically sad and tired; but with a huge potential to be brought back to life. I’d been looking out for [...]

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A Victorian Kitchen

March 6, 2013

We’ve been commissioned to design and make a kitchen for a client in a Victorian freestanding style using only reclaimed materials. My dream job really.

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A matter of taste

February 18, 2013

Something that interests me greatly is taste or, in particular, personal preference.   I have a brother and sister and it’s a family joke that our tastes couldn’t be more different. My older sister lives in a beautiful 1930’s home, which they’ve renovated and modernised. My younger brother, on the flip side, has always lived [...]

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Our new website

November 30, 2012

Woah, what’s this gorgeous creature we see before us all dressed up in it’s best going out clothes? We hope you like our new look website, and the fact that you can now buy our furniture right here from the comfort of your own sofa. Shops are so last season!

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Preparing for winter

November 29, 2012

I heard on the news yesterday that we are in for a long, hard winter…What harder than the last hard ones we’ve had??

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Bye bye November

November 12, 2012

My morning walk up at Ashridge was really beautiful today. The winter sun is so low in the sky and is casting glorious golden shadows on the ground.

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