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House on the Market? 5 Tips To Help You Dress Your Home for Success.
February 22, 2019 at 1:09 pm 0

There's no denying in these somewhat uncertain times the current housing market is a little bit unpredictable. If you're thinking about putting your house on the market or currently listing, there are a few quick fixes to make your home look truly irresistible to potential buyers.

Simple touches such a fresh flowers and fruit will give your house that homely touch.

Making your home appealing for new buyers shouldn't take up too much of your time or money, but it's these little details which make all the difference...

1. Create Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is something your house has, or doesn't. Many of factors contribute to curb appeal, some of which are out of your hands altogether. That said, there are a few super easy things you can do to make sure your house stands out above the rest:

A simple paint touch up, cleaning and gardening will give your home all the curb appeal! Image via Pinterest.

  • Clean Windows. Making sure your windows have had a good clean, inside and out, will instantly make your house sparkle. Don't forget to give all the window frames a good scrub down, and if they need a little sand and a paint, it's definitely worth doing!
  • Shutters or Blinds. Shutters are not cheap, however, they do add value to your home, so an investment worth thinking about. Make your home stand out from your neighbours and think about those little bits of your interior you can see from the exterior.
  • De-weed and Jet Wash Paths and Drives. Spend a sunny Saturday afternoon pulling any weeds out from between tiles and giving your drive and pathway a good jetwash. If the exterior of your home is clean and looking well cared for, it gives potential buyers an indication of the standard you set for your home.

New Garden Range for 2019 - Coming Soon!

  • Get Green-Fingered. Depending on the time of year, pop down to the local garden centre and buy a few seasonal blooms. The fact you've taken time to make the front garden look good with flowers and a good tidy up will go a long way.
  • Tidy Up. I mean, this may seem obvious, but there's nothing worse than rubbish, an old sofa or old building supplies scattered around your driveway. Tidy up to give the best first impression possible.

2. Finish Those Odd Jobs Around the House

Maybe you've been meaning to fill those holes in the wall, or repaint the hall way from those mucky fingerprints. Make sure you set aside a weekend to get all of the little odd jobs done around the house.

Dark walls can show the scuffs so give your paintwork a touch up, or even repaint to look pristine. The Tiva Console table sitting pretty against deep grey walls.

If you feel like you've got nothing left to do, run through this little check list- there's bound to be something you've missed!

  • Touch up or repaint any areas that need some care and attention.
  • Fill in gaps in skirting boards and door frames. Fresh caulk will make the world of difference.
  • Oil any squeaky doors and cupboards.
  • Steam / clean curtains to look crisp and pristine.
  • Replace any cracked tiles.
  • Regrout bathroom and kitchen floors and walls. This will make your tiles look brand new!
  • Spend some time in the garden weeding, mowing the lawn and planting some lovely flowers and plants.

3. Clean Your Home From Top to Toe

Again, maybe an obvious one but give your home a thorough clean, making sure not to miss skirting boards, carpets and windows. Keep on top of the cleaning and dusting weekly, with extra attention just before you have potential buyers over to view.

Keeping your home clean and tidy will make potential buys know you've really cared for your home. Verona Barstools in the stunning kitchen of @renovationHQ.

It's also a great idea to have a Marie Kondo style clear out before moving. Not only will your home be organised within an inch of its life if any guest wants to check out the inside of your airing cupboard or kitchen drawers, but it will also make your life so much easier when moving! You'll only have to pack the things you need and use and be quick and easy to unpack in the new house as you will already have a home for everything.

Before you have a viewing make sure you do the following:

  • Put away any washing hung out to dry
  • Give the kitchen a spruce up. Clean any stainless steel appliances and surfaces with Baby Oil to disguise scratches and make it gleam!
  • Dust all your surfaces
  • Hoover the carpet and mop any tiles
  • Make the beds and plump up any sofa cushions
  • Declutter- hide remotes, paperwork and those odds and sods we all have lingering without a home.

Add homely touches to your interiors during viewing to make your home look cosy and inviting. The Effie Velvet Sofa is perfect for adding impact to neutral homes.

4. Keep Interiors Simple

Whether you're a fan of maximalist and bold interiors, it's likely the new homeowners will have a different interior taste to you. To make your home appealing to the masses, tone it down a little bit and where possible keep colours neutral.

The Zilo and Fia dining set is simple enough to appeal to the masses, yet packs enough style punch to show your personality.

Potential buyers will want to see the opportunities in your home and how to stamp their own personality. Now, we're not saying make you home a lifeless box with no personality, but maybe tone down the animal and floral print clash.

5. Add a Fresh Touch

Finally, go one step further and add small touches to your interior which will really show you care. Fresh flowers and a clean scent will do more than you think for visitors.

It's been said that injecting a splash of yellow instantly makes your home more appealing, while a fresh scent of clean washing or a spring day will draw potential buyers in.

Avoid overpowering fragrances and keep things subtle and not too feminine to appeal to a wider range of couples or families.

Market Ready?

There are plenty of things you can do to dress your home for success. The above are just a few small changes which won't take long but can make all the difference when attempting to sell your home.

Image via Pinterest.

Fun Fact: Research suggests that rather than call your house number 46, your home will be much more memorable to potential buyers if it has a name.

Properties named after books or animals or flowers and plants like Honeysuckle Cottage or Willow House will stand out and give a cosy preconception to those house hunting. We're not saying it's a must to sell your house, but it's a lovely touch and maybe something to consider when you move into your new home.

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Ideas and Inspiration, Interviews
Q&A with Interior Designer and Presenter Julia Kendell
November 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm 0
Following the recent launch of our new  ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ range, we managed to catch up with Julia during the recent shoot for the launch of our collection. We had a chat with her to find out what she thought about the collaboration and the individual products.

Why did you choose to work with Danetti?

When I am designing an interior for a client I will only specify furniture from a supplier I can trust and who I know will be reliable. The furniture also has to be aesthetically beautiful, fit the brief and it’s also got to be good value. I have to be absolutely sure that it's going to arrive on time, in good order and should anything go wrong, I have to know that the company will be on it straight away. Danetti satisfies all those criteria so I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to collaborate on a furniture collection with them.

What elements of your personal design ethos have you incorporated into this range?

My personal ethos is all about creating an emotional connection both between the interior and the inhabitants who will be using that space. The reason that’s important is because in this day and age we're all so busy and we need a home that we can retreat to at the end of the day. Somewhere you feel safe, that's also energising. So for me creating this range of furniture, creates a perfect backdrop for home life that has a sense of energy about it. And that has been really important.

How would you sum up the range?

I’d sum up the range as being a fresh and robust collection combining organic materials and glossy surfaces. I've created something that’s really energising and is just a really fabulous collection for contemporary family living.

The Peacock blue is a beautiful accent - is it a bit of a signature colour of yours?

I really enjoy designing with blue. It’s a very calming colour and because of this and because it’s very easy on the eye. It means you can use quite punchy shades to create impact and depth in a scheme without it unbalancing the whole look of the scheme and without it drawing too much attention. So yes, it's just a fabulous colour. I love it!

What elements of the process of design do you enjoy the most?

I love the entire experience of designing and putting this collection together. It has been hugely exciting for me. Of course I suppose nothing beats the moment when you’ve done all the concept drawings, you’ve had all the meetings and then suddenly the pieces arrive and you can unwrap them and see them in the flesh. It's just so exciting.

How important was it to you that these products were affordable?

Affordable design has always been at the heart of my work. When I first started out in the industry a very long time ago it was very much an elitist sport. Only the very wealthy could afford to have really beautifully designed pieces of furniture and interiors and of course there's no reason why everybody shouldn’t have a beautiful home. So throughout my career, I’ve always championed really good quality design at good value.

What does good design mean to you?

Good design to me is creating a balance between something being aesthetically very pleasing (so it's satisfying all the senses I suppose, something that feels good, that’s tactile, that looks great, sometimes that smells great too) and also being functional and practical. You want something that makes you feel a whole emotional connection. 

How do you see these products integrating with the modern family?

I think that the dining table and the space around it is really underestimated. In this day and age when families are so busy and when the illuminated screen is such a draw - we need to be able to have family time around the dining table. It’s one of those moments when we can really connect as a family. It’s the place where you have Xmas lunches and birthday dinners. You can sort out problems and share experiences. Frankly, it is where memories are made, family memories and that is so, so important.

What do you think of the bar stools?

I am particularly thrilled with the bar stools. It’s really difficult actually to find the perfect bar stool. One that you can move easily, is comfortable, looks great, but these bar stools I think are spot on. They’re very easy to move around. Plus, they’re light as anything but they are very robust and you know they are going to last and they look fantastic. Even just the tiniest detail like the beautiful stitching around the seat. They’re absolutely stunning -I'm so so pleased with them!

How about the sideboards:

The sideboards have been designed with detail in mind and they will satisfy even the most discerning client. The chamfered detail throughout the whole piece is just beautiful. Whats more the 'soft close' mechanism and the super smooth sliding door are great too. It’s just so lovely to use. I love the combination of the materials as well. The gloss, and the matt and the timber I think just works so beautifully together. And of course there are a lot of surprising little details as well like the mirrored backs on some of the pieces - just beautiful…

What do you like best about the table selection? 

For the cost of the Arc round table, the price I think is quite amazing. I haven’t seen such beautiful veneer detailing on a table at that price - ever! So just how lovely to be able to have such a stunning piece in your kitchen or dining room. The Zen table is a contemporary spin on the classic trestle table it is the perfect size for a family or a group of friends. I wanted to keep the lines nice and simple and straightforward - it’s just perfect.

The chairs are so elegant, how do you feel about the results?

Comfort is so important when it comes to sitting at a dining table. The design of the Form Dining chair really focus's on this. It's available with and without arms and the detailing again is really really superior. Particularly the way the frame follows the curvature around the back, it’s just the most beautiful chair. Definitely designed with comfort very much in mind. We all like to spend time at the dinner table, nobody wants their friends or family to feel uncomfortable. Therefore the design makes you feel like you want to spend hours at the dining table. So there you have it! Our Exclusively Danetti range with TV Interior Designer and Presenter Julia Kendell in all it's glory. If you want to see more, head over to Danetti.com for more.
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Living Inspiration, Styling Tips
One Sideboard, 3 Looks With Julia Kendell
November 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm 0
Featured Image Revised Take inspiration from our stunning new ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ range of sideboards and see how versatile the collection is. We worked with Julia to create three very different looks using the same sideboard. It’s so important to us that this range is versatile so we wanted to show you how it’s done. See how these looks can be achieved easily and used to enhance a variety of styles. Think outside the box and let your imagination do the styling!  

 

Look One: Naturally Organic Sideboard

Julia wanted to show the sideboard looking feminine and tactile, so opted for calming colours and natural textures. Choose your accessories carefully for this look. Julia selected pieces in soft pastels, twigs, interesting sculptural shaped flowers. A delicate framed butterfly print combined to give the look a slightly botanical feel with elegant style. Neutral Revised Naturally Organic: Glide sideboard in white gloss with grey and oak, £499

How to get this look at home:

  1. Use a few bold shaped items but in pale colours.
  2. Look for dried flower heads; hydrangeas and cow parsley work well.
  3. Twigs or something with height will add impact and substance to the look. You don’t have to buy them though, we just picked ours from the woods!
  4. Layering up a few different clear glass pieces will add interest without being intrusive.
  5. A simple framed print in soft colours will give the sideboard a focal point. For this look Julia opted for purposeful central placement.

This combination of organic elements and simple, elegant pieces creates a soft, welcoming look that sits well in most contemporary environments. Keep the look ‘clean’ and defined allowing the twigs and flowers to add the unconstrained movement in the display.” Julia Kendell

 

Look Two: Gorgeous Global Sideboard

The eclectic traveller look is a favourite style for Julia. Having been lucky enough to travel to amazing places as an Interior Designer, she’s picked up some interesting authentic pieces along the way. As a palette, classic monochrome works well for this look. Julia felt that black and white would give the sideboard style definition. A fascinating selection of accessories and curiosities add interest and create a well travelled antiquitous feel. Therefore blending in effortlessly with the contemporary sideboard. It’s easy to create with a selection of much loved treasured possessions and a few simple quick tricks.   Monochrome Revised Gorgeous Global: Glide sideboard in white gloss with grey and oak £499

How to get this look at home:

  1. Decide on the look you are going for, Julia went for ‘tribal global traveller’ - but it would work well with a different theme such as Mediterranean, Indian etc
  2. Cloches are a great way to showcase something simple and unusual - Julia used an old camera and a plant; even the simplest object is elevated to something special under a cloche.Man From Kathmandu
  3. One striking piece will give your collection a focal point, Julia’s wooden statue from Kathmandu was her choice for this ensemble.
  4. The contemporary zig zag vase helps set the scene and Julia then used touches of black and white throughout the selection to tie them all together. The ceramic we chose has a vaguely tribal feel, perfect for this look.
  5. Use something living like an orchid or a leafy fern to breathe life into the look and stop your arrangement from appearing dusty or antiquated.
  6. Authentic artefacts aren’t essential to this look. The best thing is to use something that means something to you, a piece that you love. But failing that you can get some amazing ‘global chic’ items in charity shops or on the highstreet. One of our go-to places for inexpensive but great quality props is Homesense.

“Its lovely to have a place to assemble your treasured memories of trips and adventures, family heirlooms and quirky finds. Collecting these together in one place has more impact than dotting around the house and has a wonderful sense of energy and history” Julia Kendell

Look Three: Playful Retro Sideboard

Although this might not be the most obvious look for this fabulous collection as it has a contemporary retro feel to it. It feels playful, fresh and bright and would be at home in any family living space. Julia managed to bring something new to the retro look with some lovely styling ideas. There is a fine line between stylish and kitsch with retro styling. Remember you want it to be more Conran less Austin Powers so get the balance between retro and contemporary right.  

How to get this look at home:

  1. Choose a few pre-loved or nostalgic accessories in bright colours to kick start your look. We used the bullseye telephone and the ochre coloured pot filled with bull rushes give the sideboard enough of a nod to the retro, without looking too themed.
  2. Add a few more sharp, contemporary products that will give it a really updated feel. The juxtaposition between the new and the old will give a designer styling look.
  3. Introduce something individual and cool. Julia used string, mini clothes pegs and a selection of Penguin Classic book cover postcards to create wall art. Childrens drawings of fun photographs would look great as well.
  4. A pendant light hanging over the sideboard is a great idea and can be themed to match the scheme - this globe style light is typical of the 60’s era.

“Retro is all about having fun, adding pops of colour and creating a space where people want to stop and look and leave with a smile. Have confidence in your choices, not mixing too many styles or colours, and leave plenty of space around groups of items to avoid the car-boot look!” Julia Kendell

To see these looks come to life, check out the video and comment telling us which you like the best.

 

The product that we used in this shoot was the The Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell Glide Sideboard in White gloss, Grey gloss and Oak, £499, www.danetti.com

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Special Offers
Danetti July Giveaway- Celebrating Our New Product Launch!
July 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm 0
Occasional Chairs Competition Facebook ImageWe are so excited here at Danetti. Not only are we really pleased to announce the launch of our brand new range of stylish (and super comfy) faux leather occasional chairs, but we have also just launched our new collection of luxurious velvet cushions, which we really think add that homely finishing touch to any seating arrangement. So, we thought what better way to celebrate the launch of our new product ranges than with a giveaway competition! Just tell us which of our chair and cushion combinations you like best for a chance to win your selected pairing worth up to £528. This can be done by commenting on Facebook, or ping us an e-mail and sign up to the newsletter. We love hearing what colour combinations you think look best and as you’ll see, we have plenty of pieces to choose from. To get you started, we asked our stylist Jess to give a few tips on the best ways to style an occasional chair... Room Build Gif   Jess’ top 9  tips for styling with occasional chairs:
  1. Create a real presence by using symmetry in your room - two statement chairs side by side or either side of an occasional table will look stunning.Depending on your personal style you might like to ‘dress’ your lounge chair with a scatter cushion or two! I always try a scatter cushion on chairs and sofas as it will often make a chair look much more inviting.Light-Grey-and-Black
  2. A swivel occasional chair like our neat compact Mono chair is ideal in a bedroom, perfect for quick perching to take off or put on shoes, or just somewhere to relax. With it’s self correcting pedestal base (it always goes back to its original position) the rotating chair always looks tidy.
  3. An occasional chair is the perfect solution for introducing a statement piece in your room, something like our Canio or Wing Back leather chairs will blend with the existing scheme but add character and style.
  4. If your occasional chair is big enough, try styling it with two cushions in different sizes. So, try something like the 58 x 58 Tropical Velvet cushion with a 45 x 45 Plush Velvet cushion. This layered effect with added accents of colour will give you room a designer feel. If it’s not big enough then using the same cushions can be a good way to tie our occasional chair in with your sofa.
  5. Think about the colour and style of your room when choosing a new occasional chair. It might just be a simple choice of black or white, but if your scheme is on the cool side of the colour wheel, opt for a cool grey or if it is a warmer palette then clay grey is ideal for these tones, our Tivani armchair is a great choice as it will go with almost any existing scheme._MG_4755--Black
  6. Scatter cushions will unite any scheme and introduce accent colours into your home, so do remember to get cushions for your sofa too when styling your modern occasional chair and mix and match colours and patterns that blend well together.Cushion Grid
  7. Don’t worry if you already have a fabric sofa, faux leather and real leather chairs are the ideal choice for creating a sense of style and juxtaposition so typical of the styling you get from top interior designers - so be brave with your choices!_MG_4759-clay-grey
  8. If you are just looking to fill a space with something that looks stylish perhaps for a small nook, or maybe in a hallway, landing or study then definitely consider using one of our small occasional chairs, like the Mono chair.
  Have a great weekend. We look forward to hearing what combos you like best! The Danetti Team. Terms and Conditions Win one of our occasional chairs and cushions
  • Tell us either on Facebook, or via e-mail to enter.
  • Prize includes one occasional chair & one 45 x 45cm cushion.
  • Competition runs from the 14th July 2015 to 4th August 2015.
  • Competition prize cannot not be exchanged for money, store credit or any other product or service.
  • Delivery charge is included in the competition prize.
  • Installation not included.
  • Winner will be notified via email by the 7th of August 2015.
  • Your information will not be sold or shared with any third parties.
  • Prize is covered under our standard Total Satisfaction Guarantee.
  • No purchase necessary.
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Ideas and Inspiration, Interviews
Q & A – A word with our stylist
June 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0

Q and A

Q&A with Jess

Our Stylist Jess has been part of the team for a little while now so we decided to put her under the microscope;  see what makes her tick creatively and get to know the woman behind the mystique.
Shoot with Julian Bajzert

Shoot with Julian Bajzert

Can you tell us how you came to be a stylist?

Many moons ago, I was fresh from my Art Foundation course and waiting to go to University to study History of Art and needed a job for 9 months. My uncle (who was an art director) took me to see what went on at a photographer Julian Bajzert’s studio . I was very lucky that I got on really well with him and his lovely PA / Stylist Baz was going to Australia for a year - so he asked me if I wanted to cover for her. I leapt at the chance….and never looked back really. I was very fortunate when Baz returned, I continued as her assistant..it was a real case of right place, right time.

For those who aren’t familiar what does a stylist do? Can you tell us about a normal work day for you?

Depending on the job in hand, usually I would be either styling or propping or writing. So, for example, next week we are shooting images of our fabulous new range of occasional chairs. So, last Friday I went to do recce’s of potential locations, but we’ve decided to shoot them in the Danetti studio so this week we are designing the ‘set’ and calling in wallpaper from the fabulous Mineheart and then I will be choosing props to go with each set. So, tomorrow I will probably go and buy the props (this is called propping) and then on Friday I will be making sure the set is all ready to go for Monday morning. On Monday morning we will start shooting the chairs with our photographer Ashleigh. This involves us finding a pleasing angle, Ashleigh will set up her camera and lights and  and then I will ‘dress’ the set accordingly..we will spend the day creating gorgeous images of our fabulous new products!
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Styling at Danetti

What is the difference between an interior designer and a stylist?

An interior designer is usually employed to design a residential or commercial property and can be involved almost from the blueprint stage. An interior stylist designs and styles an interior set for photography, film or perhaps an exhibition or show...it’s not usually a permanent fixture.

What formal training do you have or if self taught, how did you learn?

I didn’t have any formal training at all - I started off ‘styling’ Julian Bajzert’s lunches and hampers to Lords cricket(!), sweeping the floor and making clients coffee (wine after 12pm?!...it WAS the late 80’s!). When he became a bit more confident about my ability, I started doing small jobs and then it kind of snowballed - I was basically thrown in at the deep end and learnt on the job. However, I have heard that now you can do Interior Stylist courses!
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Living Etc Magazine

Where do you find your inspiration for design?

Well like most people I love browsing through magazines, I love to look through Elle Deco and Living Etc magazine and interior design books, and wait with baited breath for all the press Look Books to come out! But I also love going online and looking at sites like Houzz and Apartment Therapy , blogs like Kate’s Creative Space (which I love) and Decor8….and I am still a fan of Martha Stewart (sorry!)...

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you?

There are two things that I always bear in mind...one is something my Dad said to me once..he heard it and held on to it and passed it on to me..‘the person who does what they love, never does a day’s work in their lives’ ….and the other phrase that I always repeat in my mind was my best friend at school who was an eternal perfectionist and she said ‘Always remember, OK...is NEVER good enough’.

What is your favourite style?

This may be a bit disappointing but I like lots of different styles, I love vintage retro, I am a big fan of mid century design - I am not averse to a bit of shabby chic and I find minimalism pretty stunning in the right space...and I love modern contemporary  too (which is hard as I work for Danetti and end up wanting to take so much of it home!). So to be fair I sort of mix all that up and use elements of each...which may not be very consistent but the results are often pleasing and certainly quite unique...I hate the word but I suppose ‘eclectic’ best describes it!

How would you describe your home?

Eek! Eclectic (messy), cosy (cramped) lived in (worn out) vintage (crumbling!)....I love my home but it’s quite a busy place and there are lots of us in there - mostly boys (grrr!)...but it’s a real family home and I have been very happy there…(and I do get my say mostly with the interior styling….although sometimes its hard to see all my hard work through the piles of trainers, footie boots, school bags etc that seem to litter the house)...the keyword is Home and I think you can make that wherever you live, with the right mix..

If money was no object where would you live and how would you decorate it?

I would live in a rambling Arts & Crafts house in Cornwall and I would want it look almost untouched as though time had stood still with all the original period features and perhaps some 1930/40’s smoky pastel colour schemes (I would break this rule and have some mod cons in essential rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms). I am a sucker for period detail and history so I would want it to look authentic. Failing that, I would want a state of the art contemporary house in the hills of Cape Town decorated in Danish mid century style with a swimming pool and a huge sun deck!

IMG_3018-greyWhat is your favourite Danetti product and why?

I know that everyone I work with will think this is utterly predictable but I am a great lover of mid century retro and I do absolutely love our Eames style chairs! But...if I am not allowed to say that! I think I would say the Fern Grey Gloss Table OR the Curva chairs...I love the grey gloss table - its a gorgeous colour and very tactile…..the Curva chairs are very feminine, all curvy with long legs like steel stilettos - gorgeous design with a touch of Art Deco about them.

What is your favourite shop?

I think it would have to be Rockett St George …..I have a longstanding passion for everything they do and sell - I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything on their site that I haven’t coveted….right behind them are Graham & Green, Oliver Bonas and Mineheart.
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Sir Terence Conran

Who is your favourite designer - dead or alive..

I am a big fan of Le Corbusier and I have always loved Ray & Charles Eames, but if I was to pick someone who I thought had contributed outstandingly to design in my own lifetime - it would probably be Sir Terence Conran….( I would also do a quick hats off to the original English Eccentric, Nicky Haslam...I love his opulence - he is the ultimate Renaissance man!)

The Quick Fire Round:

What is your favourite colour? Pink What is your favourite book - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Agni Bay Corfu

Agni Bay Corfu

Where is your favourite holiday spot - My parents place in Ibiza or Agni Bay in Corfu. What’s in your bag? - 3D glasses from the cinema, a Lego man, a pair of sunglasses, a notebook, old keys to our front door, make up bag, purse, a mini speaker, my phone and charger, Antonis’ (my 8 year old) socks(why?), my eldest son’s Santander card (not mine….oops..wasn’t wearing glasses this morning..this could be interesting).... Favourite paint colour? Top Hat from Fired Earth is a favourite closely followed by Mrs Booth!
Heathcliff & Cathy

Heathcliff & Cathy

Favourite film? Wuthering Heights (the old one with Lawerence Olivier and Merle Oberon)    
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Sale
Hurrah! Pay Day at Last! 10% off all furniture
September 27, 2013 at 9:15 am 0
Angola White Gloss and Argenta Dining Set £509.00

Angola White Gloss and Argenta Dining Set £509.00

And to celebrate we have some bargains up for grabs!  From Bar Stools to Coffee Tables, Dining Tables, Chairs and Sofas, we are offering 10% off everything for 3 days only. 

Grab yourself a stylish TV unit, a contemporary dining set or a pair of modern bar stools - we have 10% off everything* this weekend only! Use the code FlashSale at check out on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013 only to receive 10% off your order* - there’s no time to lose... *10% off does not apply to delivery charge.
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Dining Chairs, Product Reviews
Stylish, Modern Elise Dining Chair – Product of the Week
September 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm 0
The modern and stylish Elise Dining Chair certainly stands out from the crowd, with its curvy design and elegant, tapered chrome legs.
Elise Dining Chair

Elise Dining Chair £79.00

The beautiful backrest and seat is upholstered in luxurious but hard wearing faux leather. It is available in a choice of 8 fashionable colours: classic Black, warm Cream, rich Brown, Latte Beige, Poppy Red, Ruby Red, fashionable Putty Grey and modern White. The depth from the front of the seat to the backrest is 440mm which ensures the lightly padded seat is comfortable when you want to linger over dinner.  
Elise Dining Chair

Elise Dining Chair £79.00

The sleek, slender legs are finished in highly polished chrome which complements the faux leather seat perfectly. The legs are tapered creating extra interest and an elegant look. The Elise Dining Chair is an elegant addition to any dining area.   Here's what some of our customers have to say about the Elise Dining Chair:
  • Very strong heavy chairs much better than I thought they would be. By A Dimech from Hornchurch
  • Very comfortable with support for the lower back. By K Swinton from Kelso
  • Just to let you know the dining set has arrived safely - it is beautiful, just what we wanted. By S Davies from Preston
  • I am emailing to let you know how impressed I am with this company. My order was placed just before 6pm last night. Less than half an hour later I had a phone call to say the chairs would be delivered between 7 and 8 am today. About a 12 hour turn round! Just before 7am a van pulled up outside my house and by 7am the chairs were in my kitchen! I would like to mention a special thanks to Daniel Smith for his helpful advice. I am very pleased with the chairs he suggested. All in all I can't remember when I have been so impressed with a company's service before and I have certainly never emailed or written a testimonial before. Thanks Danetti. By D Wilson from Hemel Hempstead
  • Just writing to say we received our new dining chairs yesterday, all well packaged and delivered on time. They certainly look quite stunning around our dining table, particularly in the bright red. They are also very comfortable to sit on. Thank you for your excellent communication and quality products.  Many thanks. By C Harrison from Eastbourne
Elise Dining Chair

Elise Dining Chair £79.00

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Coffee Tables
Top 10 Coffee Tables Under £200
August 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm 0
Here is our guide to our Top 10 Coffee Tables priced under £200. These modern coffee tables have fantastic style but they do not break the bank! We offer a wide selection of contemporary Coffee Tables, in a range of styles and finishes, this means that there is one to suit every living room. Luna Black Glass Coffee Table
Luna Black Glass Coffee Table £89.00

Luna Black Glass Coffee Table £89.00

The Luna Coffee Table is beautiful and eye catching, perfect for a modern living room. The table top is made from sleek Black Glass which has a triangular shape with curved corners, creating an unusual shape. The table top is made from safety glass to ensure durability and strength which is 8mm thick. The three slim chrome legs have a funky, unique design to create an overall simple but elegant coffee table.     Assi White Gloss Coffee Table
Assi White Gloss Coffee Table £89.00

Assi White Gloss Coffee Table £89.00

The Assi White Gloss Coffee Table has cool, trendy brushed metal legs, which are angled to create a retro design. Sitting on these funky brushed metal legs is a stylish White Gloss Table top. It has a triangular pebble shape with chamfered edges and slim profile. It is also available with a Walnut Veneer or Matt Black table top - ideal for a modern living space.   Luca White Gloss Coffee Table
Luca White Gloss Coffee Table £159.00

Luca White Gloss Coffee Table £159.00

The Luca Coffee Table has trendy curves, ideal for stylish living rooms. It has a cool White Gloss finish that reflects the light perfectly, creating a light and airy feel. The rounded corners and chunky legs complete the glossy look ensuring this coffee table is eye catching. Pair it with the Luca Nest of Tables to complete the White Gloss look in your living space.   Solero Clear Glass Nest of Tables
Solero Clear Glass Nest of Tables £139.00

Solero Clear Glass Nest of Tables £139.00

The Solero Nest of Tables has three modern tables of different sizes that nest inside each other. The tables have sleek clear glass tops that reflect the light beautifully but are also sturdy and strong. The clear glass tops are set upon rectangular chrome loop legs, creating an elegant and stylish set. These handy side tables will add style to your living area without taking up a lot of space!   Naturale Solid Washed Oak Side Table
Naturale Solid Washed Oak Side Table £139.00

Naturale Solid Washed Oak Side Table £139.00

The Naturale Solid Washed Oak Side Table is part of our fantastic range of Naturale Washed Oak Furniture. The timber used has been hand chosen, carefully kiln dried and aired in order to preserve and enhance the natural wood grain. It has then been given a white wash to create a contemporary look. The chunky square side table is ideal for a living room as it can be used as a small coffee table, lamp table or end table.       Emilia White Oak Lamp Table
Emilia White Oak Lamp Table £139.00

Emilia White Oak Lamp Table £139.00

The Emilia White Oak Lamp Table is the perfect size to be used as a side table or an end table in your stylish living room. The White Oak Veneer is light and eye catching as the warm oak grain shows through. Underneath the stylish White Oak table top is a storage or display area. This area is finished in Light Grey Oak to create a funky contrast. There is also a larger Emilia White Oak Coffee Table available.   Velenza Matt White Coffee Table
Velenza White Matt Coffee Table  £159.00

Velenza White Matt Coffee Table £159.00

The Velenza Coffee Table is a contemporary round occasional table which can be used as a center piece or a lamp table. It is finished in high quality matt white lacquer which is an alternative to white high gloss. There are two hidden storage compartments within the Velenza meaning this coffee table is the perfect storage solution as it can hide away newspapers, magazines or remote controls. To access these storage compartments, you simply twist the sections.   Nuvola White Oak Coffee Table
Nuvola White Oak Coffee Table £169.00

Nuvola White Oak Coffee Table £169.00

The stylish Nuvola Coffee Table is part of the exclusive Danetti Nuvola White Oak Range. The coffee table is finished in stylish White Oak Veneer which is sure to brighten up your room whilst creating a warm look. The simple design has two useful storage insets which are perfect for storing your belongings or displaying ornaments - ideal for a living room. This coffee table is both eye catching and useful.       Aria Small Espresso Dark Wood Coffee End Table
Aria Small Espresso Dark Wood Coffee End Table £199.00

Aria Small Espresso Dark Wood Coffee End Table £199.00

The Aria Small Espresso Dark Wood Coffee End Table is so flexible as it can be used as a small coffee table, end table or lamp table - it's up to you! The rich dark wood square top sits upon two legs that are made from 12mm clear safety glass. The glass has been tested for strength and has also been certified to BS6206. One of the legs is positioned width wise at one end and the other runs length wise creating extra interest but fantastic support.  This coffee table is available with an alternative White Oak top.          
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Cleaning Guides, Materials
How To Care For…Different Types of Leather
August 19, 2013 at 11:51 am 0
There are many different types of leather that all have different properties and styles. We offer a wide range of furniture that is upholstered in gorgeous leather and faux leather. Take a look at our guide to looking after the different types of leather. Faux Leather
Lilly Faux Leather Dining Chair £89.00

Lilly Faux Leather Dining Chair £89.00

Faux Leather is made from synthetic materials meaning it is very durable - perfect for the domestic and commercial market. It has a similar look and feel to real leather but faux leather furniture is usually less expensive. Faux Leather can crack and split, especially if the furniture is placed in direct sunlight. All you will need to keep your faux leather furniture looking great is a bucket of warm soapy water and a soft cloth to wash your faux leather with, ensuring you clean small areas at a time. You then use a dry cloth to wipe the washed areas, and you can also use a faux leather cleaner to remove specific spots. It is important to apply a protective gel to ensure the Faux Leather does not dry out. Regenerated Leather
Quad Regenerated Leather Bar Stool £94.00

Quad Regenerated Leather Bar Stool £94.00

Regenerated Leather has a completely smooth texture. This finish is produced when the leather goes through a manufacturing process that compresses the fibres. It is a popular choice for commercial markets as it is very hard wearing and strong, and a less expensive alternative to genuine leather. You must wipe down the regenerated leather furniture surface every two weeks with a damp, clean cloth and this will remove dirt that collects, but also be sure to dust the crevices and creases either with a vacuum cleaner or dry cloth. It is important to clean spills whenever they occur, firstly blotting the spillage and then carefully wiping it with a damp cloth. You must not use soap or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the leather. You can also apply a leather conditioner twice a year. Aniline Leather Aniline Leather is the most natural and tactile looking leather as its unique surface has the animal hide characteristics showing. As it is very soft and has been dyed, without a pigmented surface coating, it can easily soak in stains and get dirty. You must dust the Aniline Leather furniture weekly with a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner. If you stain the furniture use a damp cloth to dab off any excess and do not use household cleaning products. An Aniline Leather Protection cream can be applied to protect against staining and scratching but you must read the instructions and test it before using. Semi-Aniline Leather
Davini Semi Aniline Leather Corner Sofa

Davini Semi Aniline Leather Corner Sofa £1999.00

Semi-Aniline is similar is Aniline Leather as the natural animal hide is still visible but it has a small amount of pigment in the surface coating or clear finish so shade variation can occur. This clear coating gives the soft leather extra protection and increased wearability. You must ensure that you dust the semi-aniline leather on a weekly basis and a damp cloth with a mild soapy solution can be used to remove dirt. If you spill something, use a damp cloth to dab off any excess but do not use household cleaning products. If you choose to a use a semi-aniline protection cream to add extra protection, you must read the instructions and test it before use. Soft Split Leather 
Candess Split Leather Bar Stool £386.00

Candess Split Leather Bar Stool £386.00

Split Leather refers to a piece of leather that has been split from the skin of the hide and depending on the thickness it can be separated into multiple layers. Because it has been split, the Leather is fragile so must be treated to make it hard wearing and durable. It can be designed to have a pattern embossed or buffed to create suede. Regularly you must wipe the split leather furniture with a damp cloth, starting from the top and moving downwards. You must then let it air dry and then buff it with a cloth that has been dampened by a leather cleaner. Any split leather that resembles suede must be cleaned with suede cleaner and a brush which is perfect for removing spots or stains. Generally it is important to keep all split leather furniture out of direct sunlight and heat and avoid using all purpose cleaners.        
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Living, Sofas
Stylish Genuine Leather Sofas
August 19, 2013 at 10:10 am 0
Are you looking for a Real Leather Sofa that you can relax on after a hard day at work? We offer a fantastic range of genuine leather corner sofas that will not disappoint! Davini Leather Corner Sofa
Davini Leather Corner Sofa

Davini Leather Corner Sofa £1999.00

This gorgeous corner Sofa is ideal for contemporary homes. The Davini Leather Corner Sofa is upholstered in high quality, dense foam and then covered in luxurious genuine leather. The head rests are adjustable, creating perfect comfort. The seats are quilted but the arms and back rest do not have quilted detail. The deeply padded sofa is supported by stylish, square looped legs that are finished in polished chrome. This sofa is very easy to put together - connected together by a hook and slide system. It is available in classic Black, warm Champagne Cream and Whisper Beige Real Leather meaning there is a colour to suit everyone. Anglo Leather Corner Sofa
Anglo Leather Corner Sofa

Anglo Leather Corner Sofa £2299.00

The Anglo Corner Sofa has both style and comfort. It is available in a range of trendy Leather colours including Champagne Cream, Slate Grey and Soft White. The headrests and armrests are adjustable to give total comfort and relaxation. The Anglo has a sturdy wooden frame, covered in dense, high quality foam to ensure this corner sofa is very comfortable. The legs are finished in polished chrome and have a stylish looped shape. The sections of the sofa are connected securely via a hook and slider system to keep it stable and the legs can be attached using the screws supplied. This modern corner sofa will become a key feature in your home, because it stands out from the crowd. Como Leather Corner Sofa
Como Leather Corner Sofa £2299.00

Como Leather Corner Sofa £2299.00

The Como Leather Corner Sofa is perfect for putting your feet up and relaxing on after a hard day. With adjustable headrests and high quality padding it is a gorgeous, comfortable sofa. The seats are beautifully quilted with plain backrests and armrests. It is available in Classic Black with cool contrasting stitching, Dormouse Grey and Whisper Grey real leather, suitable to all tastes. The Como Corner Sofa is available in either a left hand facing version or right hand facing version. The deeply padded sofa is supported by sleek, squared loop legs that are finished in stylish chrome. This sofa can be securely connected together using the hook and slider system. Relax Leather Corner Sofa
Relax Leather Corner Sofa £2799.00

Relax Leather Corner Sofa £2799.00

The Relax Leather Corner Sofa looks great in a modern, trendy living room. It is available in Soft White, Caramel Beige and Slate Grey real leather.  It is available as a left hand facing version or alternatively a right hand facing version to suit your room layout. Upholstered in high quality foam, with quilted seats and plain backrests, head rests and arm rests. The back rests can be lifted and adjusted to create extra comfort. This soft leather corner sofa has modern chrome legs that are squared. The legs will need to be attached after delivery using the screws supplied and the sofa sections can be connected together via a hook and slider system.            
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