Making A Statement!

What makes a piece of furniture a statement in your home? Unique in material? Exaggerated in design? Bold in fabric choice? Oversized for the space? – The answer? Yes, all of the above.

Look-at-me pieces can push the envelope from wonderful to wow! Leaving your guests questioning their own design ethos. This design decision is not for those who wish to play it safe but for people willing to take a risk, for people who want to be different.

So where to start? 

A key point is that when using colour and pattern for your statement piece the room remains largely neutral to maximise the impact of the statement. Combining tactile textures such as silk, satin and velvet, verses canvas, leather and tweed will create an interesting contrast of rough and smooth allowing you to be experimental and creative even with neutrals, too many statement fabrics in one room can look chaotic and confusing. Another consideration is that colour can affect emotions, brights such as red/yellow/orange can energise so may not be the best to use in a bedroom, a deep indigo has a calming effect and can be just as impactful without shouting from the walls and furniture before the light goes out. Colour, texture and balance can take your living space to the next level. Your overall design aesthetic to show individuality should be achieved through cognition.

Statement pieces become conversation pieces, everyone loves a well-designed statement. Using an unanticipated fabric is a fun way to make a feature from upholstery to put a twist on an originally average chair, it makes the piece as brave and individual as you are.

The power of pattern is a fairly obvious path to create a statement, there is a myriad of choice at all levels of bravery but in the furniture world, size matters. An oversized footstool can be a fantastic central point of your room, a flared wing back chair such as the iconic vintage G-Plan ‘The Sixty Two’ (Originally known as The World’s Most Comfortable Chair) will stand out for being different in its design alone, the more ostentatious amongst us may well combine the two and a well-chosen pattern on a well-designed exaggerated style will shock the eye of the viewer and incite awe!

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Custom Made Furniture


New furniture can transform a tired looking room into your unique vision of individuality and style. Never underestimate the power of the right furniture to transform your home. An expertly crafted piece not only looks great but can enhance the functionality of your living space. In this disposable society with the lure of cheap mass-produced furniture it can be tempting to choose fad pieces that will inevitably wear out or go out of style. If you’re considering updating or renovating read on to discover why custom-made furniture gives you the luxury and quality that will stand the test of time

Is there anything worse than having a piece of furniture delivered only to discover it doesn’t quite fit in with your home? Custom made furniture avoids this problem entirely by being fitted exactly to the space its intended for. You don’t have to be dictated by the set dimensions of store bought furniture or the tyranny of the style makers. Custom made furniture allows you to choose the style you want to fit the space you have – perfectly.

Trying to marry your particular space constraints with what’s available can impair the usefulness of furniture significantly. Designing a piece specifically for a space means you can maximise its functionality whilst making the most of a difficult space and get around the most difficult of challenges because it is tailored exactly to your specifications.

Maybe you’ve been in your home for many years, the existing furniture has been great and the overall aesthetic is one you love. But things can change and families grow, why not duplicate a two-seater sofa or add another arm chair to your existing suite?

Custom-made furniture gives you control over every aspect of style, size, fabric choice – it’s all up to you. It enables you to have furniture which blends with your colour scheme and décor while giving you a truly unique piece of furniture that perfectly fits your home

Mass produced furniture has its place in the world but you will not find better quality than a specifically tailored piece built by a skilled craftsperson who will add a level of expertise and artistry that factory made furniture just can’t compete with and the sustainability that only built to last furniture can give you. If you’ve budgeted for high end store bought furniture, custom made pieces can be surprisingly comparable in cost and add so much more to the value. For a piece made with time-honoured craftmanship and attention to detail, custom made furniture is a natural choice

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