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It’s a trend that ties in with the current drive towards sustainable living, and a look that is less about perfection and more about provenance. Step into the Furniture Quarter

Reclaimed wood, it’s on fire (not literally, obvs)! Interior designers and homeowners are increasingly bringing once-used materials into the home and giving them a new lease of life. It’s a trend that ties in with the current drive towards sustainable living, and a look that is less about perfection and more about provenance and style.
You can see why there’s a growing popularity of reclaimed wood. It’s inexpensive and abundant, it delivers a shot of natural texture and is a key ingredient of the modern rustic look that has come to prominence in recent years. The Furniture Quarter in Northampton has a range in keeping with the trend, called Lakeside, and they say it’s just flying out of the store. It uses recycled and reclaimed pine wood with a mixture of soft, lightly painted tones for a complimentary blend of finishes; if you’re a fan of wooden furniture, it’s definitely worth a look (if you haven’t already bought into the trend). This range also taps into the fashion for various sized drawer fronts, perfect for the ickle bits and bobs in your wardrobe.

Personally, I prefer the look with individual pieces, as opposed to all matching furniture. So for instance, I’d mix up the drawers with a completely different style wardrobe, but then again I’ve never been matchy-matchy and am happy to mix a modern, industrial feel and look with a Victorian vibe. Stan Jones, manager of the Furniture Quarter says the range has been outstandingly popular with a whole host of different people, who love the quirky and retro vibe with with high quality details such as dovetail joints (technical term, had to look it up, still not sure what it means : ).

The new bedroom range is in store now; £349 for the 7 drawer chest.

For more details on pricing and bespoke furniture, contact the The Furniture Quarter, 117 Abington Avenue, Northampton, NN1 4QB, Tel. 01604 711000

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