'PhotoReal' Rugs

Live “The Dream” with these spectacularly coloured Photo Real rugs.

Bold, billowing colourful images inspired by light, cloud, and flame bring breath-taking detail to life in these silky nylon tufted rugs.

Each rug will command attention in your favourite room – statement pieces in every sense of the word!

Opal Dark Multi Rug

The abstract PhotoReal design is beyond colourful, seeming to capture the light of a supernova, with dramatic intensity that lights up any interior design. With easy-care fibres, this contemporary rug provides an unmistakable energy to any room in your home.

Opal Light Multi Rug

A sunburst of rays breaks through vivid clouds and dazzles the eye in this striking Le Reve collection rug. This PhotoReal printed rug combines amazing colour clarity with detailed designs for a dazzling colourful rug that brings contemporary energy to any room.

Opal Charcoal Multi Rug

Brilliant blue tones tinged with black swirl burst through dark grey clouds in this striking and brilliantly coloured rug from the Le Reve Collection. The depth of space and feeling of movement is truly remarkable in this unique PhotoReal rug, with painterly effects creating a dramatic artistic feel.

Opal Chocolate Multi Rug

Opal Chocolate Multi Rug

Rich chocolate tones tinged with gold swirl around a central light in abstract forms inspired by nature. The depth of space and feeling of movement is truly remarkable in this unique PhotoReal rug of the Le Reve collection. Its painterly effect is a statement of sophisticated modernism.

The Copper Collection

You can see from our copper collection that copper really is the new black! Transform your home with a beautiful range of  copper accessories, lighting, electrical appliances & more! Deck your home out with one of the biggest trends of 2017, today.

Spruce up your kitchen with a selection of copper appliances!

Understated & subtle or completely OTT, we have lighting to suit every room.

Even your drawers can be filled with gorgeous tones with the copper collection by Stellar.

Proving that even waste bins can be glamorous, this beautiful bin from Simple Human.
Rectangular Recycle Bin Rose Gold – £159.99

Copper will be joined by brassy & rose gold tones as the popular metallics of 2017. Check out this handy Pinterest board for help styling your whole home in these gorgeous colours!

Outdoor Living

Creating a beautiful & functional outdoor space is brilliant as it can greatly increase the usable space of your home. Seasonal changes in the UK can make you feel like you can’t use your outdoor space in the winter, but there are a few changes you can make to stretch out your garden’s use.

Grilling is an essential part of an outdoor lifestyle, and we have a wide range of outdoor living grills to help create your own personal kitchen right in your back garden.
Rodeo Pro Charcoal Grill – £254.79
Rogue Gas BBQ – £529.19
Both these BBQs are IN STOCK and ready to be shipped to you!

Available in two colours, Sand or Dark Grey, this bistro set consisting of a table & 2 folding chairs.
Bistro Table & Chairs Set Sand – £124.95
Bistro Table & Chairs Set Dark Grey – £124.95

A great way to be able to use your garden area well in to the Autumn & Winter is to incorporate lighting. Our supplier, Smart Garden, have a great range of items to illuminate any area.
4pk Martini Solar Stake Lights – £18.02
Carnival Solar Light – £13.51
Eureka Solar Bulb – £2.70

Gorgeous Garden Furniture

Here’s a sneak peek at Glasswells’ new garden ranges for 2017, but this is just a taster! There is lots more to choose from in store from March, and online now!

Julie Valentine is a buyer at Glasswells and is responsible for sourcing all of the garden furniture you will see in store. The search begins in July, when Julie will visit all the big trade shows and factories, with the furniture arriving at the beginning of the new year. Displays will go up in store throughout March, a good selection of which will be available to buy before that online.

These quirky tool sheds, with wood store on the side, offer ample storage for all of your garden tools without taking up too much space. The bold colours are bang on trend and will help to bring a sense of fun to any exterior space.
Julie says:  “A great place to keep the firewood for your firepit/barbecue, as well as your other essential garden accessories, without taking up too much space.”

Cornwall Shed:
Only £299.99!

Want to go from laid-back brunch to a more formal lunch? Then this modular sofa and bench set  (below) is for you; the innovative height changing table transforms easily from coffee to dining table. The superior season-proof cushions can be left out all summer, come rain or shine. Julie Says: This innovative superior set is the perfect choice for both casual entertaining and summer dining, also providing a stunning feature to any garden or conservatory.

Oakridge Corner Sofa Set:
Was £1949  £1749.99!

Be the envy of all your friends and chill out with a glass of something cool in this gorgeous, all weather rattan, hanging cocoon. A must have garden accessory this summer!
Julie Says:  “Designed for two, but also perfect for one, you can curl up with a good book or simply unwind on the soft cushions. It’s a great contemporary version of the traditional swing seat, and is light enough to easily move around your garden.”

Double Hanging Cocoon:
Was £589   £529.99!

These colourful garden parasols are styled on the beautiful Chinese Geisha umbrellas and offer both functionality and a fun pop of colour. Julie Says: A colourful parasol is guaranteed to brighten every garden large or small and will provide the finishing touch, as well as offer shade for those hot summer days.

Beijing Parasol: Only £79.99!

If you are looking for something a bit different, the La Mode range is a real eye-catcher. The contemporary, bucket shaped chairs are super stylish and the table top, which is made from a hard wearing resin, has a weathered wood effect.
Julie Says: “This stylish weather-proof range is perfect for both the conservatory and the garden, combining both innovative design and comfort.”

La Mode Dining Set:
Was £996  £945.99!

Give your guests an alfresco experience to remember with this sleek, low-level table with built in firepit. The firepit can be used as a barbecue, ice bucket or patio heater and can be covered entirely to create a normal table.
Julie Says: “There’s no need to go inside as evening falls, or the temperatures hot up, with this great versatile Sofa set; ideal for maximising the time spent in your garden.”

Dorset Dining Set:
Was £1375  £1235.99!

A great value, maintenance free, smooth and silky steel set that is perfect for smaller patios and gardens.
Julie Says: “This neat set has comfortable textaline armchairs which stack nicely for easy storage.

Britanny Dining Set:
Was £499.99   £399.99!

Scandi Style Velvet Magazine

Get The Scandi Look at Glasswells

Scandi (Scandinavian) style has captured the minds of the interior design industry during the last few seasons, with the trend gaining momentum particularly in the winter months. The style’s minimal, clean lines, simple colour schemes and unpretentious sophistication has made it a triumphant success. Glasswells is currently in the middle of its big seasonal sale and, here at Velvet, we’ve gone looking for some Scandi-inspiration amongst its collections. Along the way, we have come up with three easy tips to help you create this sensational style at home.

2  Light woods such as pine and oak feature heavily in Scandinavian interiors. Easily available, paler wood can be used in the home for both furniture and flooring, and has even been seen as cladding on modern, Scandi interior walls. The Ercol Romana Coffee Table and Oswold Oak Bookcase are the perfect choices to complement this trend.

Scandi styling is all about neutral colours such as grey, white and beige, mixed with dusky tones and accents of bright, bold shades, like lemon and lime. Leave your walls neutral and use your soft furnishings to add these accents. The zesty yellow of the Illusion Throw will balance well when combined with the Sofie Accent Stool, if your chosen base colours are white and grey.

3  Functionality and practicality are key elements of the Scandinavian style with minimalism favoured in opposed to excessive detailing. The simple aesthetic and classic lines of the Antwerp Floor Lamp make it ideal as an option for a living or bedroom and the unfussy time face of the Clifton Clock also fits into this visual style with a light wooden frame.

He's Back..

It wouldn’t be summer without a new series of Big Brother!
This year the house is very modern looking, & completely striking. It has a strong monochrome theme with splashes of colour to break it up, because as Emma Willis said, ‘Nothing is as simple as black & white’!
If you’re as impressed by this years Big Brother House as us, then follow our tips and steal their style!

This ultra modern look would take some pulling off in your average house, but with some tweaking, you can make it work for you. Add a statement piece in a bright colour like this Opera Sofa Collection in lime green. You can add more colour with these ‘Lounge’ light fittings by Danalight. For a more subtle injection of colour, try these Cafe Pendant lights.

Bringing the outside in isn’t for everyone, however, there are ways to do it without going full-on grass rug as they’ve done here! The lanterns they’ve used are a gorgeous way to create a relaxing atmosphere. Mirrored furniture is big this year, and our Nikki Sideboard is perfect in any room. These Alessio bathroom accessories are a simple addition that go with anything.

They have gone for a very dark look for the bedroom, but if this look isn’t practical for you, why not go for a white bedroom furniture look instead? The Portland bedroom range is perfect for any room. Also, try the Disco Cushion by Ted Baker, similar to the one they have used.

Unfortunately, not every garden is as posh as the BBUK garden, but by adding cool accessories like this Cornwall Shed, you can create the effect.

Let us know on Twitter who (or what!) you’re loving on this years Big Brother!

Scandinavian Style

Since the 1950s/60s when Scandinavian designers first breached the UK market, the style has rarely left our homes. This is sure to continue well in to 2016, with a wave of new pieces that can be seen in almost every home furnishing store in the country. We have compiled a list of our favourite new pieces, available to buy online today.

The Opera Sofa Collection features clean retro design with compact proportions.

This minimalistic looking Wycombe chair is perfect to add a splash of colour to a monochromatic colour scheme.

The Oswold Dining Collection takes inspiration from mid-Century styling, featuring an eclectic blend of shapes and forms.

The Ercol Pinto Bedroom Collection is perfect for those who love the clean lines of the Scandinavian style, but who also appreciate Ercol’s quality, made to last furniture.

Below are a selection of home accessories to perfectly finish off your Scandinavian inspired home decor!

Got £5000 spare for weekly rent?

Live in flamboyant style! Amazing four-bed London apartment decorated in marble, murals and mirrors goes up for rent at £20,000-a-month. The £4.75m property in North Gate, London, has been transformed over the past five years with no expense spared. The rooms are adorned with elaborate murals, mirrored walls, chandeliers and gold-tinged furniture.

Marble flooring, sparkly handles and a chandelier adds extra bling to this hallway.

A question of taste…This flamboyant apartment decorated with marble and elaborate murals has gone up for rent at £20,000 per month. From the outside, it’s a typical luxury apartment block overlooking Regent’s Park in London. But the moment you open the front door you are met with an astonishing  four bedroom flat which has undergone a no-expense-spared makeover.

The dining room, with door knockers on the backs of the chairs

The flat has been transformed with marble flooring and walls covered with nature-themed murals. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling and the furniture is covered with mirrors and glass. The dining chairs have door knockers on the back. Sophie Barham, lettings valuer at Foxtons St John’s Wood, said: ‘This is certainly one of the most luxurious apartments I have come across in my career so far’.

The living room, with mirrored walls and nature inspired mural

The extravagant bedroom is fit for a king with it's gold-tinged wardrobes and sumptuous decor.

‘The owners completely gutted the apartment and spent about five years getting it to the breathtaking standard it is today. The apartment would cost around £4.75 million if it was offered for sale. And since the stamp duty changes in December 2014, a number of estate agents have reported a rise in the number of people looking to rent at this level rather than buy.
This is because stamp duty alone would be £483,000 – enough to cover the rent for almost two years.

The flat is part of a luxury mansion apartment block overlooking Regent's Park.

The flat has 2,600 sq/ft of accommodation which makes it larger than many family houses in the capital. It is in a portered mansion block and is managed by Foxtons. Tenants must pay a £30,000 deposit. Sophie added: ‘With porter service, four bedrooms, The American School in London just minutes away and a location literally opposite Regent’s Park, this apartment will likely be snapped up by a family relocating to London for work purposes. The response has been great and very enthusiastic. The apartment offers a unique sense of style and living. Those who have seen it love it.’

David Bowie 1947- 2016. Goodbye Starman

Born on 8th January 1947 in Brixton, London, David Bowie would come to have a monumental influence on popular music, art and culture. Selling an estimated 140 million albums worldwide, Bowie’s unique voice, aesthetic, appearance and sheer musical genius inspired countless other artists, but few ever came close to his songwriting ability and innovation.
A creative force like no other, Bowie continually reinvented himself, his sound and the characters he embodied. As a result, his music defied easy categorisation. Throughout a career that spanned four decades and 28 studio albums, he reinvigorated rock music, confidently incorporating genres as diverse as folk, soul, and on his acclaimed most recent album Blackstar, jazz. Of course, Bowie’s talents were not restricted to music, his career as an actor and artist brought him great recognition, while this in turn informed his albums, helping him to create unified musical worlds, the likes of which had not been seen before, and haven’t since.

We’re saddened to learn of his passing. Bowie was a genuine legendary icon and his influence simply cannot be understated. We’ll be listening to his albums and remembering Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, but most of all, the man himself David Bowie.

Up to 50% off Bedlinen Online at Glasswells

Bedlinen Sale at Glasswells – ends 31st of January 2016.
These are Online Offers Only. So please do not be disappointed if trying to take advantage of these offers in-store!
Our Bedlinen ranges are extremely popular and when they are gone, they’re gone so make sure you pop in store for a close up view of our bed linens, or have a good browse online to find a style that suits you.
Our winter sale at Glasswells is a fantastic opportunity to get some high quality bed linens for a great saving off their RRP price, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can!

Range of Bedlinen Available

About Sanderson

Having been granted a Royal Warrant in 1923, Sanderson still supplies fabrics, paint and wallcoverings to HM Queen Elizabeth II and British Royal Palaces. In 2010 Sanderson celebrated its 150th Anniversary, making it the oldest surviving English brand in its field.
Sanderson to this day continues to be known for being an innovator in design, traditional, quintessential English style, exceptional quality, hand drawn designs, affordable prices, vivacious colour palettes, extensive paint colour range, bold and graphic pattern, comfortable lived in appeal.
Ask in our Bury St Edmunds or Ipswich stores about our Sandersons bedlinen.

Sanderson Offers this Winter

[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Sanderson Clementine – 20% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Sanderson Pyramus – 20% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Sanderson Richmond – 30% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Sanderson Spring Flowers  – 30% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Mandarin Flowers – 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Oleander – 50% off

About William Morris

William Morris (1834-1896), artist, philosopher and political theorist, was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through his company, Morris & Co., he produced some of the most fashionable and exciting textiles and wallpapers of his era.
His legacy continues today with Morris & Co. producing authentic versions of his original designs alongside new interpretations to create up to date fabrics and wallpapers with timeless appeal.
Ask in our Bury St Edmunds or Ipswich stores about our William Morris bedlinen.

Sanderson Offers this Winter

[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Strawberry Thief Indigo – 20% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Daisy – 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”]Larkspur – 50% off

About Fable

Fable is a bedding collection by Bedeck, which was founded in 1951, by the late Alexander Irwin. It is now run by the third generation of the Irwin family , and although the company has changed over the years, what hasn’t is their obsession with decoration
From the very beginning their desire was to enhance plain with pattern and they continue to be inspired by everything around us today. They take great pride in stitching ornament into the ordinary.
This commitment to creativity remains fundamental in everything they do today.
Ask in our Bury St Edmunds or Ipswich stores about our Fable bedlinen.

Fable Offers this Winter

[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Darcy Stripe Blue– 20% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Ellis Stripe Duck Egg – 20% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Kassia – 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Lantilly– 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Aura Throw – 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Olivia Cushion – 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Riviera Duck Egg– 50% off
[fontawesome icon=”fa fa-tag”] Fable 250TC Plain Dyes – 20% off