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  • Latest Project: Retro Parker Knoll Rocking Chair in Blue Textured Plain Fabric

    One of our latest bespoke commissions is this simply beautiful retro Parker Knoll rocking chair which we have fully restored and upholstered. 

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  • Purple Wool Retro Chair

    This is one of our latest retro chairs we have restored. The original chair was tatty and dirty, so once we stripped the old fabrics and fillings, we were left with a beautiful frame to work with. This chair dates from around the 1950's and its origin is Germany. The frame is a solid hardwood frame and is weighty and we decided to keep and repair the original traditionally sprung seat. 

    I decided that a scallop back detail would add some interest to this chair, and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

    Purple Wool Linwood Chair

    The fabric I chose is a wool mix fabric from Linwood called 'Lana' in the Raisin colourway. It's a very dark purple-blue and really soft to the touch. 

    Purple Wool Retro Chair

    This chair is around the same size as our cocktail chairs, and would look great as an occasional chair in the living room or the bedroom.

    As ever, this is a Florrie + Bill one-off exclusive piece so there is only one available. It's priced at £475 so go and get it before its gone! Shop online here.

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  • I recently teamed up with Danish retailer JYSK to do an Urban Jungle inspired photoshoot, using one of our restored vintage chairs and accessories from the JYSK homewares range. I have a local JYSK store, and shop there often and I love the quality and affordability of their pieces. JYSK is still owned by the original founder, Lars Larsen, who is known throughout Denmark as the country's leading merchant who always has 'a great offer'. The first store was opened in 1979 in Denmark, and following its success, today the JYSK Group comprises more than 2,400 stores in 48 countries worldwide. 

     

    Yellow Vintage Armchair Florrie and Bill

     

    Being a monochrome interiors fan (and someone who is also partial to a few houseplants), the Urban Jungle theme was the perfect choice for me. I chose simple, monochrome accessories and added some natural wood details to complement the chair legs and tie the scheme together. A few selected plants and my trusty palm brought the look together. My personal take on this scheme is somewhat pared-back, not overly fussy but shows each piece off individually. 

    I picked our restored vintage armchair in yellow wool to style on this occasion as I thought this colour would look really fresh teamed with the green plants, monochrome accessories and bright white floors and walls. 

     

    Yellow Vintage Armchair
    Yellow Wool Armchair

     

    For the side table I chose the BAKKEBJERG tray table - which is such great value at just £16.99. The top is painted MDF but it has solid pine legs (which you could paint a colour of your own choice if you wanted to match it to your own decor!). It's great quality and can be used in many rooms. 

     

    JYSK Side Table

     

    I love the simplicity and the ribbed detail of the ODDMUND flower pots which are available in both black and white. Perfect for smaller houseplants, and are just £2.49 each. They look great on their own, or styled with smaller vases such as the AUDUN vase, shown here in grey which is £1.79.

    I couldn’t resist the little AMDAHL cactus ornament - such a perfect dark green colour and a great silouhette to peek out from underneath those trailing houseplants. It looks like an expensive piece, but costs only £2.49. 

     

    JYSK Homewares
    JYSK Homewares

     

    The TORKILD decorative box, which looks like a mini house is definitely the most versatile piece. I have used it in this shoot, placed on the floor with a plant inside. But it could also house some smaller succulents in pots, candles, other trinkets, or perhaps hooked onto the wall to use as a mini-shelf. It’s priced at £6.99, and you could buy 2 or 3 and place them together.

     

    JYSK Decorative Box

     

    The BERRIT black 2-tier clay hanging planter is the perfect matt black with black cord to tie up and hang off a hook from the ceiling. I have styled it here with them joined together, but at home (and as our ceilings are quite low) I have actually split them into 2 separate hanging planters and put them in separate rooms. And a bargain at just £8.49! Yes, that is for the two! 

     

    JYSK Hanging Planter
    JYSK Hanging Planter

     

    The GODVIN glass and black metal picture frames are so special. They open out so you can pop in your own flowers, notes, pictures or keepsakes in them. I have styled it here with some fern from our garden. I imagine I will be using these for all sorts of things in the future. They are currently on offer priced at only £3.49 each and are also available in a brass colour.

     

    JYSK Glass Frame
    JYSK Glass Frame

     

    The black HEROLD bamboo basket, £6.99 can be used for so many things, but here I have added it to my palm planter to add some interest and contrast against the white floor.

     
    JYSK Black Bamboo Basket

     

    Last, but not least, I love these simple VILHEM hanging flower pots, which are ceramic and are attached to the wall by a small piece of cord, which are just £3.99 each. I added Aloe Vera to my pot, but it would look great with some hanging plants draping over the side, and maybe 2 or 3 together on a wall. They also come in dark grey too.

    JYSK certainly offer some great value for money accessories which can easily, and affordably update your living space. They do have some UK stores, but most items can also be purchased online on their website at JYSK.CO.UK. 

     

    JYSK Ceramic Wall Planter
    JYSK White Ceramic Wall Pot

     

    FANCY WINNING MY TOP 5 PICKS FROM THIS SHOOT? 

    Head over to our instagram page @florrieandbill to find out how to enter to win. The competition will run from Friday 21st July to midday Friday 28th July 2017. The competition is open to UK residents only. One winner will be selected at random to receive the five items as shown in the picture below. No cash alternative offered. 

     

    JYSK COMPETITION 

     

    I would like to thank JYSK for allowing me to be involved in this shoot and blog post. All the items I chose to style in this feature, I would genuinely have in my own home. Infact, some pieces are already from my own collection, and the other items will certainly make their way into #cawsoncottage and appear in future Florrie+Bill photoshoots.

    P.S. Sign up to the JYSK newsletter to receive a £5 discount plus every month you will be entered into a £100 gift card draw! Sign up here!

     

    *Prices correct at time of going to press 

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  • When I chose the wool fabric for this chair I was a bit worried the raspberry pink-red colour would be too bright! But, I thought, why not - let's take a risk and see how it turns out! When I saw the finished chair I knew it was the perfect choice! 

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

     

    This colour looks great teamed with black and white accessories, bringing in a pop of colour to liven up the living space.

     

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

     

    The wool is pure UK new wool, and is manufactured in the UK. It has a grey tone running through it, to give it a marl effect, so that the fabric is not a flat colour. 

     

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

    Retro Pink Wool Armchair

    I would love to know what you think about this pink colour? How would you style this chair in your own home? Pop your thoughts in the comments below I'd love to hear them. 

    Styling + Photography By: Amy Cawson | amy@florrieandbill.com

    Vintage Wool Armchair: £745 Florrie+Bill
    Poster:  'The Face' Your Type Print 
    Gradient Poster: Desenio
    Stool / Side Table: £12 Ikea 
    Decorative Box (on wall) JYSK 

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  • We do love a vintage cocktail chair here at Florrie + Bill. And this one is such a lovely shape. It boasts a generous curved back and a comfy deep seat. What's not to love? We have fully restored and reupholstered this classic chair in a gorgeous blue brushed cotton. There is a relaxed, Scandinavian feel to this chair - especially with the re-finished rustic wood legs.

    Blue Vintage Cocktail Chair

    Blue Cocktail Chair

    I would love to know what you think about this cocktail chair? How would you style this blue chair in your own living room? Pop your thoughts in the comments below I'd love to hear them. 

    Styling + Photography By: Amy Cawson | amy@florrieandbill.com

    Vintage Cocktail Chair: £595 Florrie+Bill
    Model Poster: Via Martine
    The Face Print: Your Type Print

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  • Here is one of our latest transformations, and isn't it a beaut! A vintage armchair completely restored and reupholstered in a lovely vibrant yellow wool. You can see what this chair looked like before on our previous blog post

    This is the perfect compact, but comfortable accent chair to add character to your room. The wool is UK manufactured and super hard wearing.

    Yellow Wool Accent Armchair

    Yellow Armchair

    This chair is a complete one-off and won't be repeated, so once it's sold it won't be available from us again! You can buy the chair online here while it's still available.

    Yellow Armchair from Florrie + Bill

    I would love to know what you think about this yellow colour? How would you style this chair in your own home? Pop your thoughts in the comments below I'd love to hear them. 

    Styling + Photography By: Amy Cawson | amy@florrieandbill.com

    Vintage Wool Armchair: £725 Florrie+Bill
    Poster:  Desenio
    Stool / Side Table: £12 Ikea 
    Lamp: Aldi (Sold Out) for similar try Iconic Lights

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