Furniture

Winter warmers at Woolshed Designs

Woolshed Designs was established in 2007 by James and Nessie Lamb who developed a passion for sheepskin and natural fur when they moved to New Zealand. With …

Oficina Inglesa for Manolo Blahnik’s new shop

Oficina Inglesa was commissioned to craft a range of glamorous pieces of furniture for the new Manolo Blahnik shoe & accessories showroom which opened this summer in …

All about straw marquetry, with Simon Orrell

Simon Orrell designs furniture and objects made in unusual and exotic materials, such as shagreen and parchment, mica, gold & silver leaf, and mother of pearl. More …

Victoria Stainow’s shell mirror & sconces

Bespoke furniture and lighting designer Victoria Stainow works with carefully selected craftsmen, mainly in France, using modern as well as traditional techniques and a variety of rich, …

Ochre’s new leather furniture

‘Ochre designs are born through intensive experimentation and research, but above all are guided by an instinctive love of material and a fascination with form. We prize …

Loaf’s SS15 collection

Loaf started off selling beds in 2008, soon added sofas to their range, and now supply ‘comfy, laid-back furniture and squishy stuff for the whole home’. Their …

OKA’s Battersea Power Station apartment

After lying derelict for thirty years, the landmark 42 acre site of Battersea Power Station is being brought back to life with architecture from Gehry Partners and …

New design clinics at Sofa.com

New for 2015, Sofa.com are introducing a free interior design service in their Chelsea showroom in collaboration with Mark Walters and Martin Holland, recent winners of the …

Tips for choosing a sofa: Q&A with Wesley-Barrell

A well-made sofa is an enduring investment. Juliette Barrell of Wesley-Barrell offers a comprehensive guide to selecting a sofa, highlighting its construction, size, style, shape, fabric and …

Choosing the perfect desk

Increasingly, many of us work from home and spend hours at our desks. Here are some tips for making the smart choice when buying a desk for …

ALMA’s leather showroom

Tucked away in Vigo Street in Mayfair, is a Grade I listed townhouse which is the flagship showroom of luxury leather specialist ALMA. The company, founded in …

Bronze sculptor Paula Swinnen at Guinevere

Guinevere Antiques has represented bronze sculptor Paula Swinnen since 2011, and will be holding an exhibition of her work from 11 June to 31 July. Discover her …

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

The fifth edition of Clerkwenwell Design Week ends this evening. This independent design festival (which won Best Festival and Best Cultural Event at the UK Event Awards) takes …

Halo’s vintage-style furniture

One of Britain’s largest craft furniture makers, Halo‘s company roots are in the antiques business.  There are pieces for every room in styles ranging from classic to …

Nicky Haslam for OKA

Nicky Haslam has collaborated with OKA to produce a range of gothic-style furniture as well as colourful fabrics, cushions and home accessories – pieces that (as he …

Japanese woodwork panels from Biden Design

These beautiful and airy panels are not fretwork but are made by assembling tiny pieces of wood without nails using a traditional Japanese technique which originated in …

Graphic Africa

One of the most exciting exhibitions we visited as part of this year’s London Design Festival was Graphic Africa, at Habitat in London’s  King’s Road.  It  showcased  …

Choosing a dining table

Kate Dyson of The Dining Room Shop in London shares with us the advice she gives to her private customers – and to a lot of decorators …

OKA’s mirror glass furniture

  Inspired by Louis XIV’s hall of mirrors, OKA‘s new Versailles range is made from deliberately aged, antique mirror glass. The Versailles collection includes console tables in …

Sofa.com’s new Design Lab range

  Sofa.com recently launched a collaboration with British print-makers, Thornback and Peel, who have created five exclusive colourways of some of their much-loved designs for the company. …

Soane’s rattan workshop

  British furniture company Soane has saved the traditional skill of rattan furniture weaving from extinction by stepping in when one of Britain’s last rattan furniture-making  companies, …

Kate Forman’s shop

  Kate Forman’s pretty shop in Clarendon Cross in Notting Hill stocks her full range of faded floral and linen fabrics as well as accessories covered in …

French Connection Home

  French Connection is the latest fashion brand to launch a home collection.  It features bedding, soft furnishings, ceramics, glassware and lighting in an understated palette of …

New Ochre showroom

  Ochre has moved to a spacious new showroom in Clerkenwell to house its expanding collection of understated and sophisticated furnishings. The 1500sq ft showroom is at …

Commissioning furniture

Free-standing Furniture 1. When visiting a designer, ask to view photographs of previous commissions and to see a range of materials and timbers the designer uses. (Image: …

Upholstered furniture

Buying & maintaining upholstered furniture -Start by thinking about what you would like to improve about the furniture you are replacing. (Image: Sofa.com) -Shed your overcoat and …