New England Lifestyle » Blog
Posted by Charlie, on May 18th, 2013, under Furniture Stories, New England News, RSS
We have recently added the New Hampshire Medium Dresser to our range of white wooden dressers. It is available with either glass doors in the dresser top, or with open shelving.
This new size dresser came about completely by accident! A lovely lady came to our furniture showroom to look at our dressers and said how much she liked our furniture. The dresser she had in mind for her home was very close to our New Hampshire Dresser, with it’s internal bottle rack and glass doors, but she needed something in between the large 203cm dresser and the small 109cm version. Well, after she left empty handed, Nick and I looked at the design and went about re-designing it and here it is. What do you think?
We would love to have your thoughts on our furniture. If you happen to be the lady that visited our showroom and gave us the idea we would love you to call us so that we can say thank you!
Posted by Charlie, on April 25th, 2013, under Lifestyle, New England News, RSS
We thought you might like to see the view from our showroom window as it is so beautiful today! We overlook the south downs across this ever changing landscape. Each year we play ‘guess the crop’ in the field next door, but so far it looks fallow. We occasionally hear the ‘bee-bop’ of the trains passing through Ford Station and the gentle rumble of aeroplanes in the distance.
As we are based on the South Coast surrounded by beautiful countryside and coast lines, we are often asked by customers for recommendations of places to visit after coming to our showroom. Here are our top suggestions:
The Sand Dunes at Littlehampton are always a great place to visit . This is one of the places from where we draw our inspiration to design our white painted furniture. It’s the white sand, Marrim grass and the bleached wooden paths that lead across the dunes that inspire us. This amazing beach is only a ten minute drive from our showroom in Ford and we’ll be happy to direct you with help from a google map!
After your walk along the sand dunes, if you’re feeling a bit peckish we can recommend the Whitebait with Chips and Salad at the West Beach Cafe. They offer eat in or take away food.
If you have younger children, why not spend some time at The Oyster Pond? This round seawater pond, was built in the 1920′s for fishermen to store their shellfish catches. It contained large amounts of oysters which is how it got it’s name. You can enjoy a pedalo ride during April to October, or how about catching crabs using a bucket and line from the Links View Gift Shop (this is Nick’s tip!) Nick has spent many hours with his children competing to see who could catch the most crabs! Nick tells me that the pool is fed with sea water by a long pipe and this is how the crabs enter the pool.
Do you have any recommendations for places to visit near Arundel? We’d love to hear them so that we can pass them on to our visitors.
Posted by Nick Burrin, on April 15th, 2013, under New England News, RSS
Before they are even born, we are planning their own little domains. The all important nursery colours! Do we choose pink or blue ?With a lot of new parents not wishing to know the sex of their new child, this is an all important decision. Why not plump for the most timeless and versatile colour…white.
The nursery is usually one of the smallest bedrooms in the home and as everyone knows white enhances both the overall feeling of size and wellbeing. A range of white furniture suitable for all the new arrival’s needs is not only practical but “easy on the eye”. Any additional colour is offered to the room by the huge numbers of cuddly toys always present!
As baby grows, his needs change in many ways. Primarily, his sleeping arrangements change too. He will need a bigger bed and this may have been easily converted from his young cot. Any furniture sensibly bought previously will still be useable and look fresh in the toddlers room. Wall stickers and pictures can add further colour and warmth to the white.
From toddler to little boy to adolescent, this room will have become a very important part of his life. With care, your white bedroom furniture will have seen him through his milestones and been the right choice when planning his start all those years ago.No Comments