Escape to the Country
Incorporate the joys of rural living into your home with this season’s furniture collections. Furniture buyer, Simon Mitchell shares some of his favourite pieces.
Down on the Farm
One of my favourite trends for the autumn is the wonderful agricultural and wildlife inspired designs, found everywhere from linens to cushions and in larger pieces of furniture.
The Camilla ‘Oink’ chair from Scottish company, Voyage Maison is just fabulous. Beautifully crafted with a solid beech frame the upholstery is a mix of Arran Tundra wool and stylish linen with a quirky pig design; it’s sure to be a real talking point in your home. Birds are a real inspiration too, as seen in the Gamebird footstool.
1. Voyage Masion Camilla Oink chair
2. Gamebird footstool.
A Touch of Tweed
When Tetrad collaborated with Harris Tweed to develop a range of furniture it was destined be a winning formula. Both British brands are renowned for their quality, style and heritage and together they have created a collection of superbly comfortable sofas and chairs. The famed Hebridean cloth lends itself perfectly to upholstery; naturally warm and soft, the tweed is washed, beaten and pressed to avoid any itchiness and to give the smoothest of weaves and the perfect finish for curling up and relaxing on.
The combination of this luxurious fabric with Tetrad’s classic designs gives a beautiful finish – timeless furniture that looks good in a traditional setting but can work equally well as a statement piece in a more contemporary home.
3. Castlebay sofa
4. Stornaway sofa
5. Dunmore chair
Country House Grandeur
The Elgar sofa from Tetrad is real statement piece; a timeless classic Chesterfield-style sofa with a contemporary twist it brings together the elegance of a bygone age with chic sophistication.
The Oakham sofa boasts an opulent design in reds and gold and would sit equally well in a modest country cottage or a more ‘Downton-esque’ drawing room!
6. Elgar sofa by Tetrad
7. Oakham sofa by Parker Knoll.