Happy Tuesday everyone, we got through Monday so all’s well from here!!
Today Chichi Furniture is talking Chairs!!
But, its not just ‘a chair’ with Chichi!! We are passionate about decorative, designer pieces, that are fabulous features in a room and have the transformative power to add layers, depth and style and pull a look together.
Each chair is a perfectly balanced mix of rich or elegant colour, stunning upholstery and beautiful carved detailing. A chair can be that missing link, a bit like when you create a piece of art and it looks great, but just needs that little something to finish it off.
On the same level a Chaise filling that empty space by the bay window can be the final touch, or the single chair upholstered in the same fabric as the sofas, but a stand alone piece to break up the design monotony that can be caused when everything is the same style and colour. We all need and have chairs, so why not use them as a design feature.
Take a look at our beautiful range below for some inspiration.
From the elegant ivory cream pieces, highlighted by ornate carved frames, to the more vibrant coloured and of course chic black chairs/sofas.
Had a hard day? Take a load off and ‘Laze on a Chaise’ from Chichi Furniture.
Extremely comfortable, extremely stylish and extremely French Chic!
They make stunning features for a lounge, bedroom or hallway, be it as a centre piece, or a lift for an empty alcove, often with beautifully carved detailing and upholstered in either an elegant chic fabric or something vibrant and striking.
Happy hump day everyone :O)
Today at Chichi Furniture, we are talking entrance ways/hallways. A room that is often neglected, yet is so important. Its the first impression people get of our homes so should be welcoming, warm and stylish.
Granted, they can be tricky rooms, often small and awkward or vast and echoey. The best thing to do is treat it as any other room, rather than a through way.
We will start with the ‘grand’ entrance way. That vast room that has the potential to make a huge impact as you open that front door, rather than being cold and characterless.
Choose large ornate French pieces for this grand room, maybe add an upholstered chair/chaise to add colour and texture and ensuring a more relaxed feel. Choose rich, sumptuous colours, golds and silvers to add warmth to the large space and create striking visual impact as you enter the room. Hang a large chandelier to drawer the ceiling down. You don’t want the furniture to look lost or awkward, you want it to all work together, add a large ornate console and mirror, texture, colour and pattern will add to the charm of the space, but ensure you make it work together and don’t just plonk it in odd areas, make it a useable space.
Don’t forget to look at the floor, adding a rug or tiling it in stunning decorative tiles can really complete a design, but make sure you keep a balance between patterns/colours, you want it to gel and not look chaotic. If you choose a heavily patterned floor, keep the upholstered furniture (if you choose any) simple, so its not lost.
New range of fabulous chairs at Chichi Furniture to help you rest on these beautifully hot summer days :O)
Well, its back to work today after a lovely bank holiday weekend. Problem is when you have a few days off, you get used to it!!!
Having finished Chichi’s A-Z of French Style, Shabby Chic Furniture, I introduce to you our new theme;
‘French Interior Design Room by Room’
Today I am going to start with the lounge and the Shabby Chic look – where furniture is often worn/distressed, achieving an aged/romantic look of soft opulence.
French Furniture can often be curvaceous and highly detailed, so be careful not to create a room that appears chaotic. A few choice pieces to define the space may be best. You want your eye to be drawn in and able to take in the scheme and not be darting around all over the place. Decide what is important and necessary in the room and what the focal point will be. For instance, If its the TV, why not rest the TV on a beautiful unit and hang a gorgeous French Mirror above it, this way when sitting down and facing the big black box, your attention is drawn to the stunning unit and mirror sandwiching the boring black screen and that area of the room manages to retain some style, rather than being purely functional. Consider the colour of mirror frame too, this could be a good way to introduce a new colour to the scheme – especially gold, as it contrasts yet compliments beautifully, breaking up any uniform colour blocks from larger items in the room, adding a hint of warmth and depth.
Maybe mismatch the seating a bit. A chaise or love seat could be fabulous as the main attraction, with 2 single chairs adding a bit more character without over doing it, this breaks up the continuity that matching sets can create. Using upholstered pieces in similar colours but different patterns or vice/versa can add a new dimension and texture too. You can then start to accessorize with curtains and cushions and begin to pull the look together.
Think about whether or not you want a coffee table, you may decide to allow more space and just use side tables, why not an ottoman that can become a table/footstool and storage box.
I love walking into rooms that tell a story and where you can see the owners character so a gorgeous display unit could be just the thing. A great way to show off your treasures in a contained way.
Finally, lighting. Don’t forget the vast expanse above your head. A beautiful chandelier will stylishly complete you room.