Well, its here – the letter ‘X’, the one i’ve been dreading and I hang my head in shame to say I couldn’t find an appropriate letter beginning with X, so hands up, i’m going to cheat!!
‘X’ is for ‘eXquisite’ – furniture with the wow factor. Pieces that will make people stop and admire. Thats the great thing with French style furniture, it’s so elaborate and ornate, its art not just furniture. It can fill a room with stunning designs, often adorned with beautiful carved detailing and stylish paint finishes. These pieces won’t fade into the background, instead they’ll be features in any room.
Take a look at the selection below;
Can’t believe its Friday again and I can’t believe we’ve nearly reached the end of our A-Z, in fact I’m in a predicament because i’ve been dreading reaching X, so I think this weekend I will have to give serious thought to that one as its next in line!!
Luckily today is ‘W’ and ‘W’ is for Wardrobes. Wardrobes are vital, not only to help with the obvious storing of our clothes, but also they are big units that can really complete a bedroom design or ruin it if you get it wrong. They are bold features so you want them to complete a scheme and not look out of place. Think about whether or not you want your furniture to blend into a scheme or contrast and stand out against it. Look at the colours you’ve chosen and accessorize throughout to continue the colour through the room so everything flows. Decide whether you want one main feature or a group of items working together. For instance, if you have a large black bed, you may choose a large black wardrobe with gold trim, then you can add other gold items throughout the room such as cushions on bed or a stunning gold framed chair in the corner, this will then tie all the pieces together. Think about texture too, a black bed with rattan headboard will appear softer than solid wood. A wardrobe with mirrored doors will be less imposing than solid wood.
Our wardrobes below are beautifully crafted, with ornate carved detailing, versatile storage and stylishly finished in either exquisite silver and gold, striking moulin noir black or timeless country style ivory. These pieces won’t be missed, they will create such a focal point in your room. They come with various storage options so if you have little space for other items of furniture choose one of our pieces with drawers and shelves to satisfy all your storage needs :O)
‘V’ is for Velvet adding a touch of class. We have already touched on upholstery and how beautifully upholstered pieces can create huge statements in your home, so stepping up from that we have velvet upholstery – stunning, sumptuous and super stylish. As well as being a visual delight, it adds texture too.
Below are some beautiful chairs/sofas that will be the focal point in any room.
Lets talk ‘Upholstery’. Yep, ‘U’ is our letter of the day and upholstery is our topic.
Upholstered pieces of furniture can instantly change a room, creating a striking focal point, softening a look or adding a vibrant lift, or even breaking up continuity. What’s important when designing a room, is that it flows and gels together and doesn’t end up chaotic or a mis-match of too many ideas in one space. Keeping things simple and choosing one or two key pieces upholstered in a key colour/pattern can drawer you into a room and then you can continue those colours/patterns throughout a design. It doesn’t mean you have to always choose a vibrant colour – just having a different texture in a room can add dimension. Dining rooms decked out completely in wood can be a bit heavy, but, add an upholstered chair into the mix and it can soften a scheme.
Below are some stunning examples of pieces that could create beautiful key features in your home.
‘T’ is for ‘Tufted Headboards’
Today its all about the bedroom. We spend a lot of time asleep and undoubtably beds are the biggest and most important items of furniture in the bedroom. Nevertheless, we want our beds to be fabulous features and not look bulky and like they are just stuck in the middle of a room for necessity sake and nothing else. Our bedrooms should look inviting and stylish, not over filled with furniture lacking design and style.
Adding a bed with a stunning upholstered headboard immediately creates a strong focal point and adds texture and depth. Match the fabric of the headboard to the colour scheme of the room to allow the bed to blend in with the scheme. You may find you don’t even need a mirror or piece of art above the bed if the headboard fills the wall.
Take a look at the stunning examples of Chichi beds below;
It’s Monday again and as life is flying by, so is the A-Z French Style Furniture from Chichi and today we find ourselves on ‘S’.
‘S’ is for Silver, sleek and stylish. A colour that is less domineering than Gold, but equally as stylish and a fabulous contrasting colour with black.
Below are some stylish silver numbers form Chichi to help get those creative juices flowing in how to style up your home the silver way.
Well today we have a double whammy, we have reached ‘Q’ and that being such a tricky contender, I have joined it up with the fabulous ‘R’ and gone for ‘Quintessentially French Rococo’.
This is all things ornate and heavily detailed. These items will definitely not go unnoticed in you home. They are fabulous statement pieces.
Well, what a glorious weekend we had here in the uk and so far this Monday it looks set to continue. I feel I should be laying on the grass catching the rays, rather than sitting at a computer but such is life!
We have reached ‘P’ today on our A-Z of Chichi’s French Style Furniture and ‘P’ is for the ‘Parisian’ range.
A range quite appropriate for this weather really. There are 4 beautiful rustic style chest of drawers finished in moderately vibrant colours, each will create a stunning feature in your chic country rustic home.
Then we have our two Parisian cheval mirrors, either in a beautiful soft ivory for that classic shabby chic look, or for a bit of extra style why not try it in silver!
This range knowing no bounds – we also have three elegantly designed dining sets with beautifully upholstered chairs in ivory and stylish black with moderate distressing giving the set that classic look or to really create a statement when entertaining we have the ‘oh so chic gold’.