Spring is just around the corner and we are all dreaming of warmer days where we can throw the windows and doors open and enjoy the sunshine spilling into our homes. As Charles Dickens once said “Spring is that time of the year when the sun feels like summer, and shade feels like winter – all at once” – which is very true. Although the weather isn’t playing ball at the moment, it still doesn’t hurt to plan ahead and get your home interior and outdoor area ready for the new season so, when it does warm-up, you can relax and enjoy it. Alle Interiors are here to help you with some ideas on how to refresh your indoor and outdoor space ready for Spring/Summer.
As the mornings get lighter and the evenings longer, we can start to put away the cosy winter blankets and throws and open our homes up to the bright spring light. Just changing a piece of furniture or updating some accessories can give a whole new look, along with moving the furniture around in a room. During the winter we tend to arrange our furniture around a focal point like a fire, or position it so it doesn’t block any radiators to keep it warm and cosy. Then as the sunshine and warmth returns, it tends to be moved back towards the windows to enable us to enjoy our garden views.
Refreshing your Indoor Space – https://www.gallerydirect.co.uk/
If you need some ideas for either a statement piece of furniture or are considering changing the whole look of a room, Gallery Direct is a great place to start. Alle Interiors are a supplier for Gallery Direct and therefore, thought we would share some stunning pieces that we love and will look great in any setting.
Eton 2 Drawer Console
This hand-painted console table is a modern update on a country classic, and is a versatile piece suited to both contemporary and rustic interiors. It features 2 drawers and a low shelf and is perfect for living rooms, dining areas and kitchens offering great storage. The metal drawer pulls and grooved and planked oak top add a modern twist to this country style console.
Eton 2 Door Cupboard
Offering plenty of space with an upper cupboard and a lower shelf, this cabinet is a great storage solution and is a modern update on a classic farmhouse style cabinet. The traditional rustic elements are given a contemporary twist with the hand-painted textured finish on top paired with the solid oak base.
This vase has a softly curved smooth shape which is beautifully modern and effortlessly stylish. The neutral sandy tone is perfect for a variety of interiors, and is also available in a co-ordinating soft white vase.
Indoor Fabrics – https://www.james-hare.com/collections/shalimar/
When it comes to the fabrics in your home, if you love combining contemporary with a classic feel, James Hare’s Shalimar collection is worth exploring, as it offers 7 different designs and a choice of 19 fabrics. Blending floral embroideries with geometric jacquards and Ikat stripes; it ranges from sumptuous tiger velvet and fine pin stripes through to playful prints which results in very striking fabric combinations.
Styling your Outdoor Space
Fingers crossed we will hopefully be able to shortly get outside and enjoy our outdoor spaces with our friends and family. Now is therefore, the perfect time to start looking at how you would like to update and style your outdoor area ready for the BBQ and entertaining season.
Outdoor Fabrics – https://mariaflora.com/about/
If you are looking at what fabrics to use in your outdoor space for your cushions, tablecloths and other accessories, Mariaflora fabrics, who Alle Interiors are a supplier for, bring Italian luxury design and high-performance together. Their 2023 Marco Polo collection is inspired by Marco Polo’s travels along the Silk Road in XIII century with oriental motifs. Manufactured in Italy from premium solution-dyed acrylic yarns and exclusively engineered to deliver a natural hand and look, it features a set of indoor-outdoor prints as well as woven textures, but without ever letting you down on stains, spills, weather or fading.
Outdoor Furniture and accessories – https://www.gallerydirect.co.uk/outdoor.html
Gallery Direct also offer a fantastic choice of outdoor furniture, planters and other accessories for furnishing and accessorising your outdoor space, and here is a selection of products we wanted to highlight for you.
Ancona Rectangular Dining Set with Fire Pit Table
This stunning contemporary dining set will add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space and features a rectangular table, corner sofa, bench and stool. The table and seats are crafted from aluminium and the table has a glass top with a ceramic effect finish that features a built-in bioethanol fire pit. All the seats are fully upholstered in all-weather fabric, which is stain, mould and fade resistant and padded with quick drying foam. Free covers for the seating are included and the set comes in a lovely soft neutral colour, but is also available in grey with coordinating sofa sets and lounger available.
Reflect Figure Antique Stone
Perfect for adding an artistic touch to your home or outdoor space, this abstract figure is sculpted in a grey stonelike resin and sits contemplating on a post, lost in thought and reflection.
Costello Planter Oblong Taupe
Perfect for use with faux plants and the coordinating planters and vase, this oblong planter is a modern addition to any space and comes with contemporary quirky puffed ridges and in a soft taupe colour.
Adanero Hanging Chair
Crafted from rattan with luxuriously deep showerproof cushions, you can relax in style in this incredibly comfortable 2-seater hanging chair. Perfect for balconies, patios and poolside spaces, it is ideal for two, or one if you want to curl up in it. It even looks great indoors and the frame, which can be dis-assembled for easier storage over winter, is power coated steel. A single seater version is also available.
Elba 8-Seater Bar Set with Fire Pit Table Slate
Seating 8 and offering stylish contemporary design, this stunning grey bar set features a high table with a glass top in a ceramic effect finish and a built-in bioethanol fire pit to help keep you warm. The central area underneath the table has a door on it, so it can be used for storage. The table and stools all feature aluminium frames and the seats which are fully upholstered in all-weather fabric are stain, mould and fade resistant, and padded with quick drying foam. The set comes with free covers for the seating and a 6-seater set and 8-seater dining set are also available.
Messina Pergola Black
Enjoy your outdoor space for longer with this stunning, high-quality pergola with tilting roof louvres. Using a handle winder, this allows you to let in the sunshine, or close the roof to offer shade and cover from rain. The roof is also watertight as the louvres overlap when closed and they incorporate drainage, so water runs from them into the frame and then down the inside of the legs. If you would like slatted side screens these are available separately, in two sizes to accompany the pergola and offer different options for position. The pergola and screens are crafted from aluminium with a contemporary black powder coated finish.
We hope these suggestions have given you an idea of what is available and how to style and refresh your indoor and outdoor space ready for the spring/summer months. Alle Interiors are suppliers for Gallery Direct and Mariaflora outdoor fabrics, so, if you are interested in ordering anything from their websites, please contact us directly and we can arrange this for you.
If you need any help or advice, please do get in touch and you can view our products, collections and the services we offer at www.alle-interiors.co.uk
Alle Interiors is a small creative team providing a one-stop-shop for all your interior design and soft furnishing requirements with customer service their utmost priority.
James Hare, Maria Flora, Gallery Direct
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