The onset of autumn is like the first weeks of a new relationship. Colours abound, everything seems fresh, and there is a wonderful sense of anticipation in the air. It’s a season for warm colours and comfortable sofas, cultivating new bonds with your home and those you welcome into it. With made to order design, its important to remember that some of our bespoke creations can take up to six to eight weeks to arrive. So if you were planning on revitalising your home in time for Christmas, now is the time to do it. Need inspiration? Our quick guide to expert hosting contains everything you need to help see you through the season in style.
Lasting First Impressions
They say you never get a second chance at a first impression. But with family, friends and kids tramping in and out of the house, it can be difficult to stop the clutter spreading without a carefully planned hall. Italian brand, Mogg, have an array of modern hallway furniture for those who don’t mind getting the hammer out. The Hubertus Coat Rack offers an imaginative reinterpretation of taxidermy decor, with satin polished brass antlers doubling up as fashionable coat racks. This clever design adds a touch of glamour to your hallway without taking up precious storage space.
Zanotta’s Sciangai Coat Rack is perfect for those who require temporary yet stylish storage. Eight planes of natural oak are combined into a minimal Japanese style wooden sculpture, perfecting for arranging stray hats, jackets and scarves. Available in an array of gorgeous finishes, this delicate design can be folded away to a diameter of 11cm for easy storing when not in use.
For beautiful console tables, Porada and Cattelan Italia are your go to. If your hallway is narrow, consider choosing a mirrored glass finish or a transparent glass top. This will give the illusion of more space and help light to reflect around the hall. Our top picks are the Kosmo Console Table or the Portofino Console Table. Each makes a striking first impression, the style equivalent of a firm handshake or impeccable perfume. Looking for somewhere to store your keys? Then the Linka Console Table or Ziggy Console Table might just be for you. Each boasts discrete drawers to help you keep track of your valuables, and are particularly handy for quickly storing any post that comes through while you’re busy hosting.