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Tetrad: A Fresh Perspective

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The Ruffle Sofa in Viola with scatter cushions in

Custard Linen Mix, Bloomsbury Brushed Cotton & Varese Rose Velvet.

The FF collection from Tetrad, bursting with colour, texture and magnificent shapely designs, has expanded its offering of models and fabrics. The fresh and vibrant pieces which make up this range are distinctly different to the brand’s acclaimed classic and heritage collections, yet beautifully demonstrate Tetrad’s growth as a company and finesse for design diversity. Its expansion is testament to the popularity of this beautiful collection. 

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Ruffle Snuggler in Bloomsbury with Scatter Cushions in Viola Velvet & Varese Rose Velvet.

Firstly, let’s talk fabrics. There are many ways to uplift your living space but introducing fresh and fantastic new fabrics into your décor is one of the simplest ways to redefine a scheme that inspires and delights. Tetrad have added three gorgeous new fabric choices to the FF Collection: Brushed Cotton fabric is now available in eight colourways, Linen Mix available in seven and Velvet in nine shades. Inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year choice for 2018, these stylish new shades of violet and dusky pink tones pay homage to the colour of the moment with elegance and sophistication.

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The Ruffle Chaise Sofa in Dusk with Scatter Cushions in

Viola velvet, Bloomsbury brushed cotton & Custard Linen Mix.

An exciting new model has also been introduced to the FF collection: The Ruffle Chaise Sofa, a generously proportioned and wonderfully sumptuous modern piece sure to be the design anchor of any living space.  

 As with all furniture by Tetrad, the FF group appeals to those in search of craftsmanship, with every element thoughtfully designed and lovingly produced. The collection will charm those in favour of a vibrant palette and innovative shapes.

Beth D

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Outdoor Living at its finest with Apropos

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If there is one thing that’s certain, about living in Britain today, it’s that we can never be truly certain of the weather that’s heading our way. While you won’t be able to stop us talking about it, come rain or shine, a soggy set of garden furniture does tend to put us off making the most of our outdoor areas. With our not-so-great British weather stopping us from venturing into the garden most of the year, Apropos aim to provide a practical and beautiful solution with this exciting bespoke offering. Glass and ‘thermally broken’ aluminium verandas provide a stunning and practical addition ensuring the outside temperature has no effect on the ambient temperature inside. Transforming your garden into a versatile space and extension of your home that can be enjoyed year-round.

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Apropos Outdoor Living carries with it the outstanding reputation and heritage of Apropos Conservatories, specialists in the design and creation of bespoke structures in glass and aluminium; renowned ‘Architecture in Glass’ experts. Apropos’ cutting edge outdoor collection has everything you need to embrace outdoor living in style. Featuring verandas, glazed garden rooms and canopies, each incorporate innovative features such as invisible fixings which optimise function without sacrificing on form. It’s these detailed fixtures that ensure rainwater drains freely out of site, ensuring that your frameworks remain rust free and low maintenance whilst your structure stays in prestige condition. Garden rooms are created with impressively slim sight lines providing almost entirely uninterrupted views of your outdoor space. Clever features are also found in the sliding doors; double rollers and cleats deliver reliable and smooth operation, allowing you to open your glazed garden room with just the push or pull of a single panel.

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Whichever outdoor living space you choose from Apropos, you can be confident that its attention to detail, using only the finest materials and craftsmanship, delivers enviable style alongside peerless performance, ensuring you can be up close and personal with everyone’s favourite topic of conversation, without suffering the usual consequences.

Easter Craft Ideas

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The Easter holidays are almost upon us and we need to keep the children occupied with more than just chocolate eggs! They love crafting don’t they? I know mine do. Ok so you may be finding stickers and/or sparkly things on your things for days following but their proud little faces when they make something themselves make it all worth it don’t they?

We have put together a few ideas of things you can make that are Easter themed. These projects for suitable for all ages from beginners to people who are feeling a little more adventurous! Let’s start with an easy one (this may be slightly messy but it’s a relatively simple one!). Take some eggs, poke a small hole in one end and drain the eggs out. You must rinse them out and wait for them to be completely dry, then you have a perfect canvas to work with! Children can paint bunnies or chicks or funny faces on their shells. If you have time then add some wool hair and even a hat!

For an Easter themed rice krispie cake, and to rid the house of the last of the Easter chocolate, replace the rice krispies with shredded wheat and pop a mini egg in the ‘nest’ for a easy snack that children and adults will love. These could be a great gift for neighbours too! If you like to send out Easter cards then this is another great thing that the children can get involved with. Hand prints make the perfect bunny shape and will provide a lovely keepsake.

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One of my favourites (and this one most definitely has to be done outside, and away from Grandma’s favourite rose bush unless you want to be struck off the Christmas card list forevermore) is something we call egg smash canvas. This is a real hit with children and it’s a great activity for both younger and older ones. Carefully drain eggs as above and once dry fill them up with paint. To seal, use tissue paper and carefully glue over the top of the eggshell. Take all your eggs outside and set up your canvas and then comes the fun part! You throw each egg at the canvas and watch the paint splash over it as the shell smashes. Each canvas will be totally different and children just LOVE this one!

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If you do decide to do any of these, we would love to see your pictures!

Happy crafting.

Natasha M-J

 

Interior Trend Watch – Geometrics

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We love pastels. Pink, Lavender, baby blue – all of them! They have been popular in interiors for a long time, and with good reason. Calm and subtle tones create calm and subtle living areas – on this we wholeheartedly agree. But you know something? Now is the time to mix things up a little. Bold is back. Although we love muted tones, now it’s time to inject some personality and pizazz back into our interiors and geometrics are just the perfect way to do that!

Before you panic and rid yourself of every pastel tone within reach, we are not suggesting that you transform your home into a mish mash of geometric patterns and designs on every surface and furnishing, but rather introduce some geometric pattern which will provide a beautiful contrast.

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It is a very versatile trend that can be adapted to suit any room and budget! You can go all out and opt for a bright and funky wallcovering which creates an impact as soon as you lay eyes on it or you could go for a more subtle approach and go for a geometric print rug and triangular cushions. As with any interior trend, the most important thing is that you love it. If you are unsure about it and still really want to try it then my advice is to start small – triangular cushions are easier to put in the back of a cupboard than entire wall coverings after all!

Triangular cushions

Natasha M-J

Industrial Chic – A key trend in 2018

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Inspired by cool, urban apartments and repurposed warehouses, the trend for industrial style interiors continues with clients embracing the ‘back to basics’ theme. While classic, shaker style kitchens will always remain a firm favourite, industrial design embraces exposed architectural features, mixed materials, and upcycling of past utilitarian treasures. Woodstock Furniture, experts in designing bespoke kitchens and furniture for every room of your home, have embraced this style with many of its stunning projects.

Andrew Hall, MD of Woodstock comments:

“Streamlining cabinetry and creating uncluttered work expanses is the key to designing an Industrial style kitchen. Full height cabinets to maximise every space and combining the grain of natural woods and tactile materials like metal, concrete and stone returns our focus to what really is the essence of this style – form and function.  Industrial doesn’t need to be cold and clinical, simply embrace all the property’s elements and enhance them. Taking architectural inspiration from existing features or simply visualising how to expand on the space available is our forte,” Andrew adds.

Natural materials mixed with rich accent colours such as brushed copper and burnished gold, creates a striking and perfect inviting balance.

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Embrace the pared back elegance, almost unapologetic attitude that portrays an effortless sense of space. Woodstock Furniture are always thrilled to interpret the elemental and fundamental, ensuring every kitchen they design is as unique as the owners themselves and homes they live in!

Industrial Chic from Woodstock Furniture

KBB Birmingham – A Date For Your Diary

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Kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms – three things that always pique our interest here at Amino. We’ve always been passionate about all things interior, after all home really is where the heart is! The kitchen is the central hub of the home, where we digest the day’s events with family and where we entertain friends over delicious suppers. Bedrooms are so key because they are the havens we create for ourselves to escape the stresses and strains of the day. We know only too well that when planning on redesigning either of these rooms, a lot of time is spent researching ideas and planning every last nook and cranny!

If you’re looking for inspiration or design tips for your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom then where better to start than an interior exhibition dedicated to them? KBB Birmingham is the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s best kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brands, and the established industry gathering. Taking place at the NEC Birmingham from Sunday 4th March through to Wednesday 7th March it has been tipped by Kitchen and Bathroom News to “address mega trends such as urbanisation and smart homes, should help kitchen and bathroom professionals stay ahead of the design and specification curve.

Stay a step ahead of the trends and be sure to book yourself a ticket. We will see you there!

Natasha M-J

The Perfect Snugglers & Compact Sofas

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Snuggler chairs are the latest trend in chair design this year, a modern twist on the yesteryear love seat. Made for cosy sharing, a generous chair perfect for tucking up your feet with a good book, or a compact sofa ideal for a smaller room, empty nook or bay window just begging out for an extra seat. Whichever the need or preferred use, a feature piece of furniture is exactly what Tetrad’s stunning new Signature collection offers the discerning buyer. The Gatsby Snuggler, is just one such piece (shown above) and is offered in a wide choice of luxurious fabrics including linens, wools, velvets and tickings, sized W138 x D99 X H77 x Seat W94 and inspired by the elegant costumes designed by Ralph Lauren for the much loved and award winning Great Gatsby film.

Gatsby Snuggler in Egerton Pinstripe Navy Suit

Maximum comfort is assured with the finest craftsmanship of quality Serpentine sprung seat with feather filled comfortwrap seat cushion, Superloop sprung back with foam overlay and teamed with two generous sized feather filled scatter cushions. Classically shaped refined legs in Walnut to add the finishing touch. The Snuggler is priced from £1441.00+VAT. The Gatsby group also includes a Midi and Grand Sofa.

This stunning collection is a true triumph for Tetrad. It highlights the undeniable relationship between fashion and interior design, a synergy that is encapsulated perfectly in this collaboration and truly demonstrates Tetrad as being a brand at the very forefront of design innovation. After all, anything else is just a sofa.

Natasha M-J 

 

Chamber Furniture shows how Mix & Match Kitchens are this year’s statement ‘Must Have’

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Chamber Furniture are leaders in the kitchen and furniture design arena , specialising in going the extra mile for clients and creating that ‘something special’.  Perfectly matched design schemes were once all the rage, but nowadays we are pushing the boundaries to create today’s modern kitchen.

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A combination of stunning textures as well as colours from natural wood grain, to concrete and metallic can be added in many elements; cabinets, worktops and lighting, all are enjoying an exciting Mix & Match   style and allowing designers to really personalise our homes.

For those less bold simply start with mixing the finish of handles to include a new texture, you could also include a Matt finish and simply add accents of colour with accessories to adapt a colour scheme change. Alternatively, why not take the full plunge and create a dramatic statement effect on a central island as Chamber Furniture champions here.

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This stunning metallic Copper finish is teamed with an expanse of beautifully grained natural oak creating an innovative and design piece set to be admired for many years to come. The final Mix & Match overall design is one of drama, yet earthy and natural tones combine with a backdrop of handless full height wall cabinets, the ideal mixture of form and function.

Kitchen design has never been so exciting and designers are only as restricted as our own imaginations!

Jules R

Flames are not square, nor does your wood burning stove have to be!

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For over several decades Scan in Denmark has cultivated a new tradition of producing iconic interior Design that is inspired by the possibilities created by technology, yet deeply rooted in functionalism.

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The contemporary styled Scan 80 is as striking in design as it is in heating efficiency. Its tall elegant crisp angular lines are complemented with a large door showing a 180° view of the flames though a prismatic glass. Featuring Scan’s unique Clean Burn combustion system ensures the new Scan 80 like all models in the Scan portfolio, are technological fore- runners and standard setters for high efficiency, low CO2 emissions and wood consumption. The handle, controls and all technical details are cleverly concealed to integrate with the clean design lines that Danish style is heralded for.

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Two models of the Scan 80 are offered; Scan 80-2 and the Scan 80-4. Both models are also available with a choice of a closed base or base with door options. Accessories include a glass floor plate in clear or smoke coloured glass.

Scan 80-2 Size: 1374H x 385W, Efficiency: 84%, Available finishes: black paint. Heat output: 59kW, Max. log length: 30cm, Heat capacity: 30-100m2. Scan 80-2 is priced from £2,150.00 inc VAT.
http://www.scan.dk/uk

Natasha M-J

 

 

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