Maison & Object Paris 2012

It’s that time of year again when our expert buying team are at the Maison et Object trade show in Paris. It’s THE trade show of the home fashion, interior design, furniture & decoration buying season and is the place where all the most exciting new brands and best new product ranges are discovered.

Europe’s largest trade show of its kind, it is the only place to find all of the latest and upcoming trends for home fashion. At last year’s Masion et Objet show some of the best new brand finds for Amara were Legnoart, Robert Welch, and the hugely successful Pip Studio. Our buyers are continuously looking for the best in luxury, innovation and design for your entire home from the kitchen to garden.

Missoni Home 2011 range – new collection coming soon!

 

This year the new Missoni Home collection is at the top of our buyers hot list, Missoni Home being one of our most popular and best selling brands the new collections are always highly anticipated. Amongst the many new and established brands that are buyers are also extremely interested in this year include L’Objet, Loveramics, Legle and Kenzo.

Coming soon to the blog – a full account of how the buying team got on in Paris and a first look at all the fabulous new & exciting home accessories chosen for you to enjoy!

Top Drawer Spring Show

The new Buying season has officially begun and head buyer, Sam Hood, has ventured out of the Amara office to the Top Drawer trade show in London. Hoping to spot the next big thing, Sam is looking for up and coming designers that will bring something fresh and exciting to the world of home fashion.  

 

Je Vous En Prie Doorstops & Lavender bags – top buy from last Top Drawer

Top new brand buys at last season’s event were Byron & Brown and Je Vous En Prie, and new collections from Pip Studio and Jan Constantine were also snapped up and have been a real success here at Amara.

At this season’s show Sam is excited to see new items from Pantone including coffee pot & creamer sets and china from iconic brand Marimekko.  Also at the top of her list to check out are upcoming brand Bojje who create quirky high quality kitchenware and acclaimed designer Nick Monro’s collection of contemporary homeware.

Watch this space for news on how Sam got on and first looks at fabulous new product picks and brands coming soon to Amara.

Amara Wins: Best Online Customer Services Award 2011

We are delighted to announce that Amara is now the proud winner of the Best Online Customer Service Award!!!

Best Online Customer Service Award

 

Andrew and Harriet presented to a panel of judges back in early September, demonstrating Amara’s strategy and aims of continued high quality customer service. Since then we have been patiently waiting, fingers crossed, for the awards ceremony and moment of truth to come round.

Sarah, Sam, Andrew and Harriet before the awards ceremony…

Finally, on Tuesday night the National Customer Service Awards were held and the winners were announced at a lavish award ceremony held in the London Hilton. Attended by Amara founders Sam and Andrew, and the customer service star team Harriet and Sarah, they had a fabulous time and did team Amara proud (apart from reports of Andrew’s questionable dance moves!)

… and afterwards!

 

 Team Amara are all truly delighted that the dedication and hard work by our customer service team has been recognised, and we know that this is the first award of many as Amara continues to grow from strength to strength.

Lexington Summer Collection

Summer is well and truly here, finally, and we are loving the Lexington Summer Collection. Lexington is a lifestyle brand that have a constant collection which is available all year round, and then seasonally they produce complimenting collections that can be used to mix and match with your existing Lexington home accessories. The summer collection can be easily added to your existing room settings to freshen your home for the summer months.

Original Bathrobe – Red by Lexington

This Lexington Original Bathrobe is in bright red and has a cowl collar with pockets on the front. Classic and pure in style it will brighten up your day and is perfect for wrapping up in after a shower or bath. Made from 100% cotton terry toweling this bright bathrobe is also luxuriously soft.

Seasie Rug – Blue/White by Lexington

Lexington have a beautiful range of soft furnishings including this Seaside Rug, which has a modern mix of thin and thick stripes in white and blue tones. Part of the summer seasonal collection this is the perfect rug to update any room, and looks great combined with Lexington cushions and throws.

Seaside Arts & Crafts Cushion Cover – Blue by Lexington

Adding cushions is a great way to update your decor and Lexington has a wide range of cushion covers available. This Arts & Crafts cushion cover features the Lexington flag in navy on a crisp white background with blue edging. This cushion cover measures 50x50cm and is made from 100% cotton.

White with Red Sripe – Set of 4 – Mini Bowls by Lexington

Lexington also produce a range of plates, bowls and mugs, and these classic Lexington mini bowls are made of earthenware and are white with red stripes. Their hand painted red boarder, stamped star and glazing gives each piece a unique character. Presented in a beautiful Lexington gift box this mini bowl set makes a great luxury gift idea.

From classic to contemporary, it’s easy to create a style that’s exactly right for you with the lifestyle of Lexington Home collection. The complete look is easy to achieve and can be added over time, making it personal and refined. Head to the Amara website to view more of the Lexington Summer collection.