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Posted On April 16, 2014By Jacquie DuntonIn Uncategorized

Show me the Bunny!

Here comes the Easter weekend and the DIY fraternity are going to be out in force!  With the sun streaming through the windows you can see just how much needs to be done! But I plan to ignore it and rearrange a few scatter cushions, have a slice of Simnel cake and browse the bargains that are in our fabulous Easter Sale. The French Painted range is just too gorgeous and I want the pretty Aqua Bon Bon writing desk and the delicious eau de nil Buffet Vert Sideboard.  ThoseRead More

Posted On April 15, 2014By Jacquie DuntonIn desks

The Romance of the Writing Desk

There is nothing more romantic than the love letter,  something that we rarely see or send these days.  However romantic I♥U by text can be it is hardly ‘you are my Sun, my Moon, my starlit sky’. When Napoleon wrote a letter to the Empress Joséphine he put ‘I am going to bed with my heart full of your adorable image…’ though it gets a little risqué after that, his letter is full of longing and love.  I do feel that to write such a letter you would need toRead More

Posted On April 4, 2014By Jacquie DuntonIn Bedroom, Beds

Bedding That Dreams Are Made Of

Oh to be a child again and imagine your mornings away as a Lion, hunting wildebeest in the plains of Africa, your afternoons as Zoro fighting off the bad guys, and your evenings as the good witch Glynda, casting mischievous spells. It’s a great thing to encourage a child to dream, and when better to do that than while they are sleeping?  Sleeping beauty; Fireman Sam; an adventurous astronaut, or a fabulous flamenco dancer: these are all characters that children aspire to become when they grow up and these areRead More

Posted On March 27, 2014By Jacquie DuntonIn Our 8th Birthday

Happy birthday to us!  Sweetpea and Willow are 8yrs old this month and boy has the time flown! 8 years covers two babies, one boy, one girl, and one crazy kitten. 8 years brought us 2 awards – Sheerluxe and Cool Brands. 8 years covers four moves culminating in our biggest and best showroom yet. That is 8,000 sq ft of beautiful furniture and accessories featuring our fabulous new brand, our Handmade in London brand that we are very excited about. Also that’s 80,000 plus newsletter sign ups. 6996 followers onRead More

Posted On March 18, 2014By Jacquie DuntonIn Traditional French Stylish

Traditional, French and Stylish

Last weekend I watched ‘Funny Face’ and ever since I haven’t been able to get the many fabulous images of Audrey Hepburn prancing gorgeously around Paris out of my mind. Audrey flaunting her classic style in front of some of the most iconic landmarks in one of the most stylish cities in the world reminded me of the three fundamental, back to basics features of our beautiful, shabby chic furniture: traditional, French and stylish.  Here are just a few examples of how our French style furniture embodies these basic characteristics….Read More

Posted On March 13, 2014By Jacquie DuntonIn Bedroom

Tips for Achieving your Ideal Upholstered Headboard

Your bed is the main feature of your bedroom, it takes centre stage. So it’s really important that you get it right! The most important feature of a bed is the headboard so we’ve put together some handy tips to consider when you are designing or choosing your own upholstered headboard. We’ve even thrown in some images of our own headboards and beds to give you a bit of inspiration or just in case you spot something you fancy!  Shape:  When choosing the shape of your headboard you need to considerRead More
How many pieces of furniture that you find in the shops at the moment, or online for that matter, are made in Britain? It is becoming rarer and rarer to find reasonably priced goods made in our homeland. With our brand new Handmade with love in Britain range we at Sweetpea and Willow aim to provide you with good, affordable British craftsmanship that is tailor made to you!  Here is just a small selection of our ever growing Handmade in Britain range that brings you gorgeously hand crafted furniture atRead More