Chehoma Chairs – Vintage Style With a Modern Twist

Furniture brand Chehoma specialise in retro designs for the modern home. Their chairs effortlessly blend comfort and style to bring you creations perfect for a vast range of décors and settings. Using fabulous natural fabrics and wood, every piece will become an instant favourite amongst you and your friends.

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Our favourites in the new collection are the stylish tub/squat chairs, wonderfully comfortable like a personal sofa these traditional chairs are reminiscent of classic baroque style with a chic twist. Chehoma’s brand new squat chairs look perfectly at home in the corner of a bedroom or lounge and look particularly fabulous as a boudoir chair in a vintage themed dressing room.

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Which Chehoma chair is your favourite?

Denim makes a comeback for the home

Give your interior a quick style makeover with a few accessories in this season’s must have texture of denim. From the catwalk to the home, denim is a great fabric to add colour and style to any space.

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Period Homes & Interiors magazine recently featured these super stylish denim napkins by Lexington. They come in a set of four and there are matching aprons and oven mitts available, perfect for a fresh kitchen style.

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Transform your bedroom with Lexington’s Original Jeans bed linen range. Made from heavy washed 100% denim cotton in indigo it features stylish denim stitching and metal Lexington embossed closure buttons.

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This adorable Denim Puppy Bumperstop is the perfect finishing touch to any room.  He promises to do a great job stopping those banging doors, and is made from high quality denim fabric with hand crafted finishing like his brown leather collar with the ‘W’ Wish Original charm.

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Brighten up any living space with this Multi Flower cushion from Pip Studio. With a bright vintage inspired floral design set against a denim background with contrast piping this cushion will make a fabulous addition to a sofa or bed.

Will you be adding a touch of denim to your home this season? Which of our denim picks is your favourite? 

Designers Guild Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Refresh your home in time for spring with the latest collection of soft furnishings from Designers Guild. Full of bright colours and this season’s must have patterns, including tie-dye, the Spring Summer Collection includes everything you need for an interior overhaul.

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Bring theatre & focus to a room or harmonise a space’s themes with a rug from the new collection. There are several designs to choose from including extraordinary ombres, classical motifs, contemporary geometrics and stripes, and dramatic florals. Available in a range of finishes from gorgeous deep piles of full lustre and movement, to natural textures, there is a rug perfect for every home.

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Cushions are the quickest and simplest way to transform any living area, and Designers Guild have a wide selection of styles to choose from. The latest collection features the the romance of lace and rich organic patterns, classical ornate cut velvet and silk stripes, to bolts of colour in a fabulous tie-dye, and digitally printed florals and sophisticated silk embroidery.

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Add the perfect finishing touch with a blanket or throw, ideal for adding texture to a sofa or bed. Mix and match between new shaded linen, to heavier wool quality geometrics, practical neutral checks and vivid mohairs. Throws and blankets are great for creating a different sensation and look whether dressing up or settling down.

Explore the Designers Guild Spring Summer collection now available at Amara. Which designs are your favourite?

Paris Buying Diary – Part Un

January is one of the busiest times of year in the world of interiors and home fashion. With all the biggest Home shows being held this month the industry’s buyers have a whole seasons’ worth of stock to buy and trends to spot. Sam and Emily were at Home on Monday, the UK’s definitive trade event for homeware and accessories, buying lots of exciting products, including new collections by existing brands and new names that we will be showcasing soon. But the biggest show is Maison et Objet in Paris, where everyone who’s anyone in the world of luxury homeware and giftware migrates to buy the coming year’s must have pieces.

All Aboard! Emily & Karen en-route to Paris

All Aboard! Emily & Karen en-route to Paris

 Full of bustling stalls and eye catching displays, every designer and brand is there waiting to showcase their upcoming pieces. Sam, assisted by Emily and head of PR Karen have left Amara towers and made the perilous journey to Paris today and will be getting an early night (yeah right) ready to hunt down exquisite treasures for the Amara customer over the next few days .

Amara's Mission Headquarters for the next few days

Amara’s Mission Headquarters for the next few days

Keep a track of what they get up to here on the blog.

What brands or particular products do you think Amara is missing? Who is your best bet for the next big thing in home design?

Scented Candles in the Evening Standard Magazine

Scented candles can be immensely decorative as well as fragrant, and at the end of November the Evening Standard magazine featured 12 of their favourites. Included amongst them was Voluspa’s Maison Blanc ceramic candle in Gardenia Colonia  from Amara.

Voluspa – Maison Blanc Ceramic Candle – Gardenia Colonia

This ceramic candle is fuelled by a love for art, fragrance & illumination. The scent features notes of gardenia blooms with creamy velvet and the wonderful art-deco design brings style and sophistication to any mantelpiece. 

Voluspa – Ceramic Candles

Voluspa’s ceramic candles are available in numerous colours and fragrances and their stunning designs mean that they don’t even have to be burned- simply pair them up together for an elegant and classy look.  Another idea is displaying them with their counterparts…

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… for a well-matched look and an intense fragrance. Also available from Voluspa are tinned candles, fragrance diffusers and gift sets- perfect for Christmas.

Where do you display your scented candles? Do you burn your decorative ones, or keep them for people to admire? 

Care for Your L’Objet Products

L’Objet offer a wide array of striking home accessories with opulent and luxurious designs. Every item is made with only the very best material- from 24 carat gold to Swarovski crystals- and delicately handmade by the best artisans available. Understandably, cleaning and caring for your L’Objet product may be a daunting prospect. However, with the right knowledge it’s easy to keep the porcelain bright, the gold gleaming and the stainless steel shining.

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When it comes to porcelain pieces by L’Objet, each one is made from fine Limoges porcelain which is fairly easy to care for. Many of their collections (including Aegean white & Perlee white) are safe to use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. However, pieces with hand-applied 24 carat gold or platinum are not suitable for the microwave and nickel-plated products are reactive with certain acidic foods, which may cause discolouration.

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Although it’s possible to wash L’Objet porcelain in the dishwasher, it’s best to do it by hand to preserve the textures and finishes, so use a mild soap or detergent and hand dry with a soft dish towel. When washing your porcelain in the dishwasher, it is advised to use a gentle cycle. Citrus soaps & detergents and cleaning agents with additives may damage your pieces, so avoid them for the best results.

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In regards to porcelain candle holders, wiping them gently with a soft, damp cloth is all that is needed in order to preserve the 14 carat gold accents. Decorative treasures, they are wonderful to keep on display even when the candle has burned down or is no longer wanted. In order to remove the candle easily, simply place it into a freezer until the wax has fully hardened, then slip it from its holder. Rinse the holder beneath hot running water to dissolve any wax left behind.

L’Objet – Photo Frames

L’Objet photo frames are easily cared for, despite their detailed designs- each one is plated in either 14 carat gold or platinum and decorated with Swarovski crystals. No polishing is necessary, and every day dust and dirt can be carefully removed with a soft, damp cloth.

L’Objet – Serving Pieces

Lastly, the handles of many L’Objet serving pieces are hand sculpted and as a result hand washing is recommended for these particular pieces. Dry them manually with a soft dish towel and enjoy.

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Despite a timeless quality that resonates with Old World charm, the L’Objet collections are something entirely new – graceful, detailed and rich in history, but thoroughly modern. Quality is the mantra of designer Elad Yifrach and every offering is his own original creation.