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Ethnicraft celebrate their roots

Friday, 22 June 2018 14:52:01 Europe/London

Ethnicraft have created an interesting new premium range of teak furniture inspired by their first collection which had its roots in Africa.  The ancestors Tabwa collection features hand carved teak panels with geometric patterns favoured by the Tabwa people who lived in small villages scattered across the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Posted By Phil Craske

4 Easy Ways to Revamp your Bathroom

Sunday, 17 June 2018 13:09:40 Europe/London

Home renovations are a great way to breathe new life and energy into your home.  They are also a great way to spend a small fortune!  Making a few small changes, however, can have a big impact.  You don’t have to re do your entire bathroom to give it a facelift!  We have 4 small, very effective solutions to turn your old bathroom into a brand new one!

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Posted By Phil Craske

Everything you need to be ready for summer!

Monday, 28 May 2018 12:02:28 Europe/London

With a corker of a bank holiday under our belts already, let’s hope this is the start of what’s to come this summer!  Us Brits really do make the most of the good weather, when we get it!  Maybe that’s why we keep our fingers crossed each year that we will get some sunshine for longer than just a weekend.  We like to live in hope that this will be the year!  BBQ’s, garden parties, whatever your thing may be, here’s our optimistic, hopeful guide to a stylish scorcher of a summer!

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Posted By Phil Craske

In part one of this blog, we gave you some coffee table suggestions and ideas that would be not only practical and work for you but also enhance your home décor.  Part two is all out styling!  We believe that with three simple ideas, we will address style and functionality all in one.  Its very easy to fall into the trap of over complicating style, to go way over the top and things end up looking messy rather than classy!  So, sit back, put your feet up (not on the coffee table!!) and relax, here’s our simple guide to coffee table styling;

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Posted By Phil Craske

A coffee table is the centrepiece to every living room.  Their whole purpose, after all, is to sit right in the middle of the room!  More often than not, they are simply forgotten when it comes to decorating.  You sit it in your living room and somehow it becomes a dumping ground for clutter.  Or a handy foot rest!  Styling your coffee table in the right way, can do so much for the overall look of your living room.  It can bring together pictures, colours, fabrics, the list is endless.  It can have a huge impact on your home décor.

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Posted By Phil Craske

Bright Ideas - 5 Step Guide to Lighting Your Home

Sunday, 29 April 2018 10:33:41 Europe/London

Whether you want to improve the lighting for a specific room or plan a whole house makeover, keep these tips in mind…

First Impressions

Creating a welcoming atmosphere when guests first enter your home can be easily achieved.  Picking a statement piece, like a chandelier or contemporary pendant is the way to go. 

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Posted By Phil Craske

Contemporary Dining Room Living with Ethnicraft

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:39:50 Europe/London

A modern dining table is key to a contemporary dining room.  Ethnicraft has long provided us with a wonderful selection of modern furniture for every room of the home, all of their items are designed and manufactured with the best material, whilst keeping sustainability in mind.  Their range of dining tables follows suit with their authentic, simple approach to creating furniture.  The end result; a high quality of craftsmanship that ensures the finished product is both long lasting and suitable for the family home.

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Posted By Phil Craske

Easter – The Under Celebrated Holiday!

Saturday, 31 March 2018 13:30:25 Europe/London

Easter does seem to creep up on us, then pass us by just as quickly.  It’s a real shame as Easter can be so much fun for the kids and it does bring a bit of life and colour into your home.  From decorating eggs, to rolling them, to eating them!  No one can say that they don’t enjoy that!  Then getting the whole family together for Easter Sunday lunch.  I know, I know, the thought of cooking a big Sunday lunch can make you want to rush out and make reservations at your local restaurant.  Hold on!  The upside to doing this at home, you ask??  Why the wonderful products to enhance such an event of course!

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Posted By Phil Craske

Stylish Spring Cleaning

Friday, 2 March 2018 13:08:51 Europe/London

After what feels like an age of cold, dark weather, the promise of spring is just around the corner (maybe).  With lighter and brighter days on the way, March can be so much more than the signal that spring is starting; it can and should be the time to begin a spring clean!  So, roll up your sleeves, get the rubber gloves out and turn that playlist right up, it’s time to get to work.  Don’t worry though, we’re here to help!  With Strings storage solutions not only will your home be clean and tidy, it will be stylish too!

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Posted By Phil Craske

Northern-Q&A with Designer and CEO Ove Rogne

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 06:35:19 Europe/London

Guided by Scandinavian simplicity and the ever-changing character of the Nordic light. Northern Lightings products illuminate interiors throughout the world, and their commitment to quality, sustainability and design excellence travels with them.  Having just introduced a new line of furniture and re branding to Northern, we were lucky enough to speak with Ove about this, their name change and the current exhibition which is being held in Stockholm (5-9th February). 

Here’s what he had to say;

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Posted By Laura Varley
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