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  1. Choosing the Right Sofa Fabric

    Choosing the Right Sofa Fabric

    When purchasing a sofa, you might not put a lot of stock into what it is made of, especially if you’re just looking for something that will look appealing in your home! But if you want a quality sofa that will last, you’ll want to find the best sofa fabric that suits your lifestyle.  Fortunately, there are many sofa material types to choose from, so whether you’re looking for a fancy piece for a formal living room or a durable fabric that can withstand muddy dog paws, there is a sofa material out there for everyone!

    Here are our top sofa choices and why one may suit your lifestyle over another:


  2. New Louis Poulsen PH5 - Pastels

    New Louis Poulsen PH5 - Pastels

    Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 in response to constant changes made to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs.  In 2022, the PH 5 Pastels series is introduced it features both monochrome pastel colours Oyster Grey and Pale Rose, and two combinations of pastels, which reflect modern interior trends; Oyster Grey, Blue, and Pale Rose, and Blue, Pale Rose and Peach.  These restful and comforting pastel colours are a perfect complement for the simple silhouettes and lines of modern Scandinavian design.

  3. That’s Entertainment

    That’s Entertainment

    Who doesn’t enjoy spending time at home relaxing with loved ones, sharing delicious food, a drink or two and good conversation? Here we bring you our ideas for helping you to make the most of the time you spend at home. Of course these design pieces are elegant and stylish (you would expect no less from us), but they are also timeless and will age well. They’re perfect for entertaining on a grand scale or for your everyday family mealtimes. After all, who needs an excuse to surround themselves with beautiful design? 

  4. Outdoor Delights

    Outdoor Delights

    The way we use our outdoor spaces is changing rapidly. We know that time spent outdoors is good for our mental and physical wellbeing, hence the huge surge in popularity for outdoor living. Cool lighting and heating mean we can be outside whatever the weather. We also understand that for the discerning cook, food preparation outdoors is no longer simply a case of firing up the BBQ, so if cooking and dining outdoors is your thing, we’ve got you. You don’t need to be James Martin to have your own outdoor kitchen, whatever the size of your space!


  5. Designer Review: Arne Jacobsen 1902 - 1971

    Designer Review: Arne Jacobsen 1902 - 1971

    From a young age, the legendary Arne Jacobsen was a designer ahead of his time. As a child, Jacobsen painted over the Victorian wallpaper in his bedroom. Rather than the typical childish colours or prints, Jacobsen decided to paint his room entirely white! During the early-mid twentieth century in which Jacobsen thrived, white walls were revolutionary. A design visionary and creator, Jacobsen would later become one of the most important figures in the development of the most-desired Scandinavian design.

  6. Style Your String Pocket Shelf

    Style Your String Pocket Shelf

    Sometimes when space is at a premium, the best way to get the most of out of your room is with some clever shelving!  Not only does it give you more space in that particular room, but it declutters, keeps items safe and makes a great way to style a room with all your personal items.  So, if you are looking for a handy ‘how to’ guide to style your space, then look no further!  With the help of Sting Pocket Shelves, let Funktion Alley, show you how to make some of the most important rooms in your home look amazing, with a String Pocket Shelf…

  7. Achieve the Luxury Look

    Achieve the Luxury Look

    Everyone has their own perception of luxury. When confronted with it, luxury in any circumstance is undeniable!  Styling a room around a statement piece is perhaps the easiest way to achieve an atmosphere of luxury. Statement pieces can function as the focus of a room’s design. If you carefully choose a piece, this is all you need to add luxury to your room.  Investing in a timeless piece that lasts is most certainly a great investment! Create a luxury style living room for you and your guests to enjoy with our style tips and furniture recommendations…

  8. Spring clean with String

    Spring clean with String

    Why not let String Furniture be a part of your big spring clean this year!  String Furniture create and produce high-quality furniture with a Scandinavian design. Timeless expression of their design is equally as important to them as the functionality.  Scandinavian furniture for the entire home!  With that in mind, here is our handy guide to ensure there is a solution for EVERY room in your home!

  9. New Year New Bedroom Style

    New Year New Bedroom Style

    With this New Year’s resolutions still fresh in our minds, why not make yours a revamp of one of the most important rooms in your home, the bedroom!  The bedroom should be a relaxing sanctuary to rest and recuperate.  If your bedroom is in need of a makeover in 2022, we have a great guide...

  10. A Warm Welcome to a Design Icon - Louis Poulsen

    A Warm Welcome to a Design Icon - Louis Poulsen

    Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of their products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.  We very much share this belief and are equally passionate about the craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light.  Louis Poulsen is a new brand we warmly welcome into the Funktion Alley Family



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