Filling up

Once the flooring is down and you have converted your loft – what about furniture?

Oak furniture

Hugely important as well of course. Please, please do not buy everything from the inventors of the flatpack or a big department store though. One stop shopping kills the soul of a home and guarantees a bland result. Of course the odd thing from Ikea is great, they do come up with the occasional real gem, but a much classier result will be achieved by mixing it up. Start by acquiring some really chunky, good quality items from a good value online supplier such as


French regency bed

They are selling pieces such as the gorgeous French Regency bed, above. Furniture that has been made to last, designed with care and with individuality in mind, Ranges include the gorgeous ‘Painted Country Oak’, the even more rustic ‘Normandy Oak’, and the chic, decorative ‘Louis French Silver Leaf’, all pictured below.

painted oak kitchen dresser Rustic oak sideboard Louis French wardrobe

Then, pepper your home with junk shop finds and antiques, you might want to do some upcycling, particularly with pieces that you might have inherited…


This is my friend, Carey Naughton’s workshop, in East Linton, professional upholsterer and Upcycler. Find her at Rustique Interiors.

Next stop is soft furnishings: cushions, curtains and blinds… the frosting of interior design… my favourite bit actually.

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