Uneeka.home recommends… May 2011
With the weather finally warming up, spring cleaning seeming like a tolerable notion and – despite the odd thunder storm – it is really beginning to feel like summer isn’t so far away. Today I thought I would share with you a couple of pieces from the Uneeka.home showroom that I’m really, really digging at the moment. It’s not just any particular style elements to them that intrigues me, in some cases it is sheer functionality.
Now, while some of these are not available on the website at this time (we’re working on getting them up on here), we would be quite happy to take an order for an item over the phone on 01872 888538 when it is not available on here. And of course you’re always welcome to pop into the showroom itself, which is situated along City Road, Truro.
Now, I’ve seen a lot of people coming in lately looking for a “little” but “tall” table in order to place lamps on. We describe this as a “telephone table”, but what is obvious about this Teak piece is that it is just as suitable for putting lamps on. So, if you’ve got a space beside a favourite chair that could do with somewhere to place a lamp, then this piece could very well be what you need. (Hint: this was one of the functional pieces I was talking about.)
If you’re after some extra colour for your bedroom, but don’t want to touch your walls, then what you do with your bed is going to be rather important. Normally the focal point of any bedroom, your bed offers a great opportunity to adjust the mood of your room in a versatile way through what you put on it. Apart from duvets, sheets, quilts, headboards and pillow cases – cushions can help to adjust the look and feel of a bedroom. Cushions can also add some much needed texture if things are looking a little bland.
Sure, these would look pretty neat holding some fruit on your coffee table, but how about using them to serve some green salad in this summer? Lots of people have salad to accompany their BBQ and other alfresco dining attempts, but when the wind picks up, you don’t want to be relying on having plastic bowls to hold onto your leafy greens. These Teak bowls won’t be blowing away any time soon.
Made from recycled cotton stretched over a bamboo frame, these Parisian light shades are one of my most favourite additions to our product lines this spring and summer. Mainly due to their mono-print designs. From a distance they do look as if they’re made from paper, but they really are not and certainly offer greater structural strength than normal paper light shades of a similar bulbous design.
Some of them can fold out to quite a size, but we do carry some smaller ones, especially useful for small or low ceilinged rooms.