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  • Our latest chair now available for sale is this wonderful original retro Greaves & Thomas swivel chair. We have fully restored and upholstered this chair to bring it back to life, and it's now looking for the perfect new home to take pride of place. 

    We have used a stretch knitted textile from The Netherlands based company FEBRIK for the new cover, in BEANS in Caviar, to show off the boldness of this shape. The textile is slightly padded and very tactile, adding to the luxury and comfort of this piece.

    Retro 1960s Greaves & Thomas Swivel Egg Chair in FEBRIK stretch knitted textile

    Retro 1960s Greaves & Thomas Swivel Egg Chair in FEBRIK stretch knitted textile

    Retro 1960s Greaves & Thomas Swivel Egg Chair in FEBRIK stretch knitted textile

    As always this is a Florrie + Bill one-off exclusive piece so there is only one available. It's priced at £785 - so go and get it before its gone! SHOP NOW.

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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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  • Following on from our previous blog post of our restored vintage green cocktail chair, you may have noticed we used some beautiful monochrome posters and frames from a company called DESENIO to style the chair.

    Tomorrow, on our Instagram page, I will be giving out an exclusive discount code valid 25th - 27th April 2017 so you can save money on posters from Desenio. Make sure you are following us to find out more. In the meantime take a look at their website for some serious interiors inspiration!

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  • We have restored and reupholstered this gorgeous vintage cocktail chair in a brushed cotton fabric. This chair is an exclusive one-off piece, restored by us in Long Eaton. We have styled this colourful accent chair with monochrome posters from Desenio, and have allowed the vibrant green to pop against the white walls. 

     

    Green Vintage Cocktail Chair
    Vintage Green Cocktail ChairVintage Green Cocktail Chair
    Green Vintage Cocktail Chair
    Vintage Green Fabric Cocktail Chair

     

    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.

    What do you think about the colour pop with the white and black accessories? Add your thoughts in the comments below!

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

    Cocktail Chair: £625 Florrie+Bill
    Posters:  Desenio

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  • Cushions on the bed... Yes or No?

    Are you a fan of cushions on the bed? It always seems to divide opinion! Personally, I think one or two look great popped on the bed to bring the room decor together. 

    What is your opinion? Leave a comment below and let me know - I would love to hear your thoughts and maybe include them in a future blog post! 

    Cushions on the bed

    Cushions

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  • Florrie and Bill Cushions

    We love how Kelly of design led creative business LALA LOVES DECOR has styled our monochrome cushions with soft pastel pinks and greys.

     "I was searching for a good quality grid print cushion then spotted the new designs from Florrie + Bill and fell in love with them all. Glaze and Chips go perfectly with the decor in my living room, I love the contemporary patterns and the quality is amazing" - Kelly, Lala Loves Decor

     

     

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