Monthly Archive:: June 2013

The reason we started doing product videos is so that people could get a feel for an item of furniture without necessarily having to see it in the flesh. Nothing can ever beat seeing a piece in the flesh, but geographical and time constraints often mean people can’t make it down to our showroom! Much like people, some furniture looks better in photos than others. As teak is less common than most other wood types like oak, or our blacker lacquer oriental finish, we felt that it was important to include it in our video collection. The LF chest is a really unique piece of contemporary furniture, which combines  a number of different take on modern wooden furniture. The LF range combines the kind of [&hellip

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Excuse the pun, but solid oak is about as solid a foundation as you will find for your room. Ethnicraft’s unique contemporary designs, coupled with the durable long-lasting medium of oak, create a desirable modern living room style. The furniture is, of course, the biggest part of the room. A large oak sideboard will likely be the biggest statement you will make in your room, that’s for sure. The difference between a nicely furnished living room and a finished contemporary interior is how you accessorise your furniture. We’ve made a short list of ways you can get the best out of your solid oak furniture. FRESH FLOWERS- We’re always banging on about fresh flowers, but they really do make a difference to an interior. Ethnicraft’s [&hellip

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Iconic designs are usually the same kind of things: cars, furniture, shoes, hats glasses, things like that. It says a lot for the uniqueness of a design if a fridge can gain global recognition. It’s a fridge. How can a fridge become that popular? The FAB 50’s retro fridge is famous for is curved design and tremendous selection of colours and designs. There are even sites which offer personalised decals specifically for these fridges. Other than that, they are cold. HAPPY THURSDAY &nbsp

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I don’t know about you guys, but I really appreciate when a company goes out of their way to be creative and memorable with their advertising. It’s usually better to be memorable for the creativity of your idea, rather than getting a jingle stuck in someone’s head. I’m looking at you, Go Compare. IBM teamed up with renowned French creative marketing group, Ogilvy, to make these rather useful billboards. The quirky designs are simple yet effective and the colours give them that extra ‘wow’ factor If you ignore that this ‘casual passer-by’ is wearing shoes which perfectly match the colours of the advert, this seat looks like a useful addition to this big grey wall. A ramp up some stairs helps this young lady ascend [&hellip

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We have always said that the key to success in the interiors industry is a combination of quality brands and a personal service. Ethnicraft is one of those brands which really stands out in the competitive industry of contemporary solid wood furniture. The designs you see in Ethnicraft’s range are a cut above what you will see on your local high street. That’s not a knock against other retailers, simply a recognition of the fact that Ethnicraft’s designers are some of the best in the world. Ethnicraft’s unique approach to contemporary furniture has made them one of the most revered creators of high quality oak furniture in Europe; this same innovative way of thinking has also led to the creation of contemporary furniture made from [&hellip

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Throwback Thursday is our way of paying homage to some unfairly forgotten styles, as well as mocking a few that deserved to be forgotten. Every Thursday we’ll try and inspire you with something we’ve plucked out of the 4 living time machine, but we’d love some suggestions from our readers! Tweet us @4_Living with your best/worst interiors from the past, and you might see them here on the site! 60s Storage Unit- Such a classic 60s design. The inset, angled legs and curved handles are absolutely classic features for this era of modern design. I love this style of furniture because, unlike some older styles, it’s style young enough that you might see some around. The diner style stools, which are still very popular for breakfast [&hellip

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They’ve become commonplace in many contemporary interiors, adding a touch of nature to the most lifeless of interiors. How much can you really do with a few twigs though? It’s funny you should ask, because we’ve found a few of our favourites to share with you! Fixing Flat Screen TV Owners’ № 1 Problem!– AH-HA! What a great idea. It’s quite often the most simple ideas that are the most impressive. As well as hiding the wires, the branches soften the impact of the big black television on the wall. This is cool. Trees are for Climbing– I wasn’t actually able to clarification on this specific installation, but it’s presumably made from some kind of steel frame. As awesome as solid wood would be, it [&hellip

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It’s that time of year when everyone starts getting a little more adventurous with their clothing, the flowers are in bloom and colour takes centre stage. A colourful interior is a great way to provide your home with a contemporary energy, but it might not fit in with your own personal style all year round. Finding the right places to add colour, and the right ways of doing it, is the key. 4 Living are exceptionally happy to have Karenza and Clementine & Bloom on board as suppliers of luxury silk embroidered cushions. We’re always trying to add attractive contemporary pieces to our site, and both of these brands represent our take on modern home style. The coloured silk is a beautiful way of subtly [&hellip

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In the UK, we have a tendency to revert to ‘island mentality’ and think we can manage without the help of others. Britain can claim an awful lot of credit for it’s many historical inventions: the steam engine, electric vacuum cleaner, television and football (soccer) to name but a few. It’s good to be proud of your own country’s history, but the only way to truly progress is to allow yourself to be influenced by the advancements, inspiration and cultural difference of other nations. We should give credit to our American cousins for far more than the double cheeseburger and Will.i.am, and embrace their take on the ever-expanding world of contemporary interiors. America is a great country to take inspiration from, simply due to it’s [&hellip

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