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February Lighting Focus: New range from Gallery Direct

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Gallery Direct’s new Spring/Summer 2017 Collection includes a fantastic selection of new lighting to add to their existing range.

One of the new products is the Watson which is available as a floor and a table lamp; both offer style and practicality and are available in three colours: bronze and black; brushed nickel and white; and teal.

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Another new item is the Albany Table lamp. With its beautiful brushed bronze finish and eye-catching design, this stylish lamp makes a great feature piece. For a coordinated look, a matching floor lamp is available.

Albany Table Lamp - Gallery Direct

The new products complement Gallery’s existing collection to give a superb and varied range of accent table, floor, and pendent lights in an array of on trend styles. The variety available ensures there is a light to suit all tastes and styles of interior, from elegant and sophisticated to contemporary and chic to urban and industrial. Why not take a look at the range?

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Dual role for James Hudson at Gallery Direct

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Gallery Direct recently appointed James Hudson as their Sales Director, alongside his role as Business Development Director for Furniture.

James commented: “I’m thrilled to be given the position of Sales Director, but delighted that I can also retain my role putting together our furniture collections which I love. Furniture has been a key part of my life for so long, it’s great that I can still utilise my design skills and knowledge.

“The combination of the two jobs will keep me busy (and the title is rather long, Sales and Business Development Director), but I’m always up for a challenge, and with my enthusiasm, experience and work ethic, I’m confident that I can balance the two roles and deliver the results required for both.”

So far things have gone well. Gallery’s new furniture collections were extremely well received at the January Furniture Show, and his sales team exceeded their sales target for January.


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Collection Spotlight: New accessories from Gallery Direct

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Carefully chosen and placed accessories can add the perfect finishing touch to interiors.

Gallery Direct have recently added a range of new products to their catalogue to offer customers more choice. The new accessories offer a wide and assorted selection to suit different tastes and styles.

The Flora and Fauna collection features an extension of Gallery’s popular faux floral range along with exciting and unique animal life accessories. From the fun Polly Wall Ornaments to the more traditional style Raynard Bookends, there is a varied assortment.

A selection based around a natural, earthy theme with impeccable finishes including ceramics and marble effect, offers a fantastic variety, including ornaments, vases and bookends.


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Product Spotlight: Annecy bedstead from Gallery Direct

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The Annecy bedstead from Gallery Direct’s Frank Hudson collection is a contemporary design, crafted with hand-woven cane.

Featuring simple, elegant details, the Annecy is available in two finishes to suit a range of interiors. The beautiful soft grey is manufactured from the finest quality mahogany, whilst the weathered version is constructed from Mindy ash.

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The bedsteads are complemented by bedside cabinets and 5-drawer chests, featuring hand-cast handles, for a co-ordinated look.

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Gallery invests a further £3m to enhance its customer experience

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Gallery are continually looking at ways to help their customers.

They have recently built a huge extension to their state of the art warehouse, so that they can hold even more stock here in the UK, ready for quick delivery. The new facility has doubled the amount of storage space from 60,000sq ft to 120,000sq ft, including purpose built furniture storage, with a further 10,000sq ft of showroom and office space.

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Gallery’s core customer proposition of offering a ‘complete range of interior products’ creates a significant challenge to any warehousing solution as the product portfolio is so varied. With this investment, they have put in dedicated pick areas and teams which has improved their pick and pack efficiencies creating a faster turnaround time for customers.

Taking control of their deliveries is another area where Gallery are improving their customer service. Their deliveries are now on their own fleet; they no longer use 3rd party carriers. This in-house delivery has been brought in to give greater control and most importantly to offer a better customer experience.

It is the final link in the chain and very important to customers so a huge investment has been made in delivery teams, a brand new Mercedes fleet as well as IT infrastructure that will enable the customer service team to provide exact details on when products will be delivered.


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Collection Spotlight: Chic Weathered Bedroom by Gallery Direct

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The Chic Weathered Bedroom Collection from Gallery Direct’s Frank Hudson range offers an elegant look that would suit a range of interiors.

Handcrafted with exquisite attention to detail, it has taken a lot of skill to create the traditional stripped-back effect seen in the collection, resulting in furniture that portrays a luxurious French style.

The range includes two bed options, one featuring hand-woven cane, the other upholstered in linen cotton produced on a traditional loom. To accompany the bedsteads, there is a bedside cabinet, wardrobe, dressing table with accompanying mirror and stool, five drawer chest and a cheval mirror, to give a coordinated look to a room.

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Product Spotlight: New mirrors from Gallery Direct

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Gallery Direct already had an incredibly extensive range of diverse, individually designed mirrors; however, they have recently added over 40 new ones to their collection.

Providing a touch of individual boldness, these stunning new mirrors demonstrate attention to detail and beautiful craftsmanship combined with graceful design flair.

Their new mirrors feature antique brass, bronze and metallic finishes and an evolved industrial look to give a more sophisticated feel with a warmer colour palette and refined shapes, to offer aesthetically pleasing and on trend products that can suit a range of interiors. They have also introduced a selection of stunning accent and feature mirror frames using hand crafted mosaic and crackle glass; these bring a touch of elegant sophistication and stunning textures creating perfect design statements.

From burnished metallic or crackled glitz to simple or daring designs, there is a mirror to add personality to any interior. The eye-catching Rickman features bevelled mirror pieces creatively framing the main mirror, whereas the Claremont is a beautiful feature mirror.

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Gallery Direct wins local business of the year award

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Gallery Direct were delighted to win the Sittingbourne Business of the Year at last month’s Swale Business Awards.

The awards, which are widely regarded as the borough’s most prestigious business event, are held annually, to recognise local excellence and bring businesses together.

The judges look at financial performance, entrepreneurial spirit, environmental credentials, marketing skills, community links, staff welfare and a range of other attributes that when combined make businesses stand out.

Peter Delaney, Managing Director of Gallery, commented, “It is the first year we have entered the awards, so we were thrilled to win the Sittingbourne Business of the Year. Our investment in our Swale head office and recent huge warehouse expansion, along with the introduction of our own transport fleet, has resulted in a fourfold expansion of our workforce in recent years. Our commitment to the area and quality of our business was obviously appreciated by the judges.”

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Chic, rustic charm and luxury combine at Hurley House

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Gallery Direct is proud to have worked together with Bassam Shlewet, the owner of newly refurbished Hurley House Hotel and fine dining restaurant, to develop a 10-bedroom luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Berkshire countryside.

The Chic collection of Frank Hudson furniture created in a weathered ash finish blended so well with the natural materials and stylish contemporary detailing throughout the hotel.Gallery Direct's work at Hurley House

“It was a pleasure to work on such an interesting project that had such a high specification standard and attention to detail in everything they did,” said Keith Clarke, Contract Development Manager for Gallery Direct. “The result speaks for itself.”

Gallery Direct's work at Hurley House

The whole building and gardens have been extensively altered to transform the hotel into a destination for lovers of luxury living and fine dining.

For information contact keith.clarke@gallerydirect.co.uk – 07738 540287 – www.gallerydirect.co.uk

Project Spotlight: ‘Gallery of glamour in the glens’ – Muckrach Country House

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Muckrach Country House Hotel in the Scottish Highlands just north of Aviemore is an 11 bedroom Victorian Shooting Lodge set in 10 acres, surrounded by pastureland and a Scottish castle.

The historic shooting lodge has been totally refurbished from the bare bones of a soulless granite building into an opulent and lively hotel with a warm Highland welcome with quirky twists to the glamorous luxury and the latest technology.

After the initial meeting and taking of the design brief, listening to the hoteliers’ needs, Keith Clarke, Contract and Development Manager from Gallery Direct put together design layouts, mood boards and specifications to create the look and feel that was the clients vision. Subsequent meetings took place at the Gallery Direct Design Centre in High Wycombe and details were finalised.

Frank Hudson Maine Wing Bed with bespoke Vermont - Muckrach Country House
Once the order was confirmed production drawings were completed and the bespoke pieces produced to go with the standard production pieces from the Gallery Collections. The experienced installation team delivered the products over a 2-day period. Training on furniture care was also given to the housekeeping staff so that everything can be kept in the best condition to make sure that the individual guest experience is always at the highest standard.

Phil and Ed Cowap, the new owners, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Keith from Gallery Direct. His attention to detail and vast knowledge of the industry has been invaluable in the refurbishment process. Keith has helped us to create stunning and fabulous bedroom sets which create an immediate impression of luxury and charm.”

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Product Spotlight: Marlow Dining Collection from Gallery Direct

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The Marlow Dining Collection from Gallery Direct’s Hudson Living range offers an easy to live with style that will enhance any interior with its contemporary lines combined with classic appeal and splash of rustic charm.

Marlow features a modern contrast of soft grey paint finish and solid mellow oak tops with a subtle hint of white in the grain. To accompany the table and chairs, there is a practical 2 door sideboard, along with a range of occasional tables, that can be used to give a coordinated overall look to an interior or each piece can stand on its own in simple, understated style.

There is also an accompanying bedroom collection featuring a choice of two bedsteads and coordinating furniture.

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Mirror Focus: Make a statement with Gallery Direct’s selection of mirrors

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If you need to make a statement, present classic charm or create a quirky detail Gallery Direct have an ideal selection of mirrors to enhance your rooms.

From a grand entrance to a humble washroom. Gallery mirrors have a diverse collection of individually designed pieces which add life and sparkle to a room that paint pictures with reflections and simply make rooms look bigger. Never underestimate the power of a mirror to add a feature to a room, quite apart from being a functional item to check your make up.

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Keith Clarke, Contracts manager at Gallery Direct has been responsible for many hotel and hospitality installations recently and is happy to advise on the right mirror to create the right effect.

Muckrach Country House Hotel has a classically designed over mantle mirror, the Thornby Silver, in the elegant hallway, Valois feature mirrors in selected rooms and Burwell gold mirrors over dressing tables.

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Mirrors incorporated as pieces of furniture are also very popular to complete a look as used at Catthorpe Manor Hotel. French inspired collections include dressing table mirrors with drawers and beautiful Cheval mirrors used as functional accent pieces from the Chic and Spire ranges.

More contemporary and quirky styles are also used to great effect to create a different look in other environments.

To view the 2016 Design Directory, click on www.gallerydirect.co.uk/2016-directory or call 01494 551960

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Project Spotlight: Gallery Direct collections at Down Hall

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Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels, located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border.

Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate mansion is sited in a historic setting of 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens. The hotel’s luxury interiors with ornate ceilings and beautiful period details have been enhanced by a complete refurbishment and the use of Gallery Direct, Frank Hudson SPIRE collection furniture.

Gallery Direct's furniture at Down Hall Hotel
Designer Rachael McLane, the award winning Yorkshire based consultancy worked with Keith Clarke, Contract and development Manager at Gallery Direct to create the ‘Classic Country House meets Contemporary lifestyle’ look of opulence and luxury. The first floor gallery rooms in the old house have SPIRE and CHIC collection furniture and the more contemporary rooms in the more recent wing have ANNECY, SPIRE and KISS collections.

Gallery Direct's furniture at Down Hall Hotel

Gallery Direct's furniture at Down Hall Hotel

Gallery Direct's furniture at Down Hall Hotel
Rachel McLane commented: “Gallery Direct were recommended to us a few years ago and we were suitably impressed at the time how they handled our brief, so when it came to sourcing furniture for the major refurbishment at Down Hall, Keith and his team were the obvious choice. It was important to everyone that the Down Hall project was completed on time, to schedule and in a manner befitting a luxury hotel.

“We were very impressed with Keith’s site installation team and any small issues were magically resolved. The refurbished rooms required classic, traditional furniture of understated simplicity but noticeable quality. This quality, combined with excellent service, proactivity, and a single point of contact, guarantees that we will be using Gallery Direct in the future,” she added.

With thanks to Keith Clarke of Gallery Direct

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Product Spotlight: Detroit furniture range by Gallery Direct

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The Detroit furniture range from Gallery Direct’s Hudson Living furniture collection offers a cool and contemporary finish to any interior.

This striking range of occasional pieces features solid European Oak with a brushed, dry oiled finished, combined with tops that are manufactured using a faux concrete resin floated on by hand as a screen to achieve the natural undulating characteristics of freshly laid concrete.

The Detroit furniture range consists of a selection of different table styles, so whether you want a stand alone console table or a nest of two tables, this collection will add an understated modern industrial touch to a room.

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Product Spotlight: Stunning new beds from Gallery Direct

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Gallery Direct are renowned for their constant development and success within the home furnishing industry. With their continual introductions of new product lines, it is clear that there is never a quiet moment for the Gallery team.

As part of their 2016 product launch, Gallery Direct have developed a range of new beds that are design led, personality pieces that combine the best of traditional craftsmanship with up-to-date technology and exciting materials. Three of these beds are part of on-trend furniture collections that take influence from Nordic and Scandinavian style.

The Wycombe, Marlow and Kielder ranges demonstrate the attention to detail and innovation of these aspiring products. Each range shows individuality yet comes together to bring a touch of Scandinavian style to a home, whilst offering practicality and iconic design. James Hudson, Business Development Director – Furniture, commented, “Our Kielder, Wycombe and Marlow ranges offer coordinated looks for both upstairs and downstairs living. With their quality materials and craftsmanship, competitive pricing and universal appeal across different generations, they provide really commercial designs.”

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Gallery Direct – Marlow Collection

Kielder Bed and Bedside Table - Gallery Direct

Kielder Bed and Bedside Table – Gallery Direct

The beautifully crafted and simply elegant Heligan Bedstead is made using the traditional Lloyd Loom method. With a reputation for strength and longevity, this modern and sophisticated design offers the perfect finish to the most stylish of bedrooms. Available to fit standard double and king mattress sizes, Heligan comes in a delicate light grey with a soft, satin finish and solid mindy ash legs, bringing a touch of cool and unprecedented calm. This charming and timeless bed can be complimented by Gallery Direct’s extensive range of Lloyd Loom occasional furniture from their Hudson Living range.

Heligan Bedstead - Gallery Direct

Heligan Bedstead – Gallery Direct

Bold and glamorous, the Strand Bedstead from Gallery demonstrates the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail; this classic boudoir style bed with luxurious fully upholstered button detail brings together the finest materials to give a striking finish. The stunning made-to-order bed is available in three different sizes with high and low foot end versions. The Strand is available in over 50 new fabrics, making it a truly versatile design to create your own style from boutique hotel to contemporary loft living.

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Strand Low Foot End Upholstered Bed – Gallery Direct

Alongside their exciting new bed collection, Gallery now offer a range of mattresses that are handmade in the UK. The new mattress collection consists of two high quality mattress types. The Comfort Range of no-turn mattresses has a contemporary style with a quilted top and pocket springs. Made using memory foam with silk, cashmere and latex fillings, the mattress focuses on comfort and high quality that is expected from all Frank Hudson products. The Luxury Mattress Collection is a turnable mattress range using hand stitched sides, pocket springs and luxury fillings such as pashmina, cashmere and alpaca. Both mattresses compliment the wide collection of beds, and are the perfect finish to any bedroom. Gallery Direct is truly a one-stop shop.

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Marlow bed + Kielder – Gallery Direct

At the forefront of design, Gallery are always looking to the future to provide and develop products that continue to stay ahead of trend. Along with the Strand Bedstead, they have introduced a range of made-to-order upholstered furniture pieces. All are beautifully handmade in the UK and are available in the choice of 50 fabrics, to offer clients the opportunity to add a touch of individual style and personality to their furniture. It is clear to see why year after year they continue to go from strength to strength.

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Product Spotlight: Wycombe Nest of Tables by Gallery Direct

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The Wycombe Nest of 2 Tables is part of the new Wycombe Collection from Gallery Direct. Made from the finest solid oak with a beautiful washed finish, the nest of tables offers both practicality and style.

The Wycombe collection features an inspired range of living, dining and bedroom furniture which offers great value and flexibility. With its quality materials and craftsmanship, competitive pricing and universal appeal across different generations, it offers a range of coordinating products to suit all interiors.

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Gallery Direct partnership helps Muckrach Country House win TripAdvisor award

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Gallery Direct delivered 12 rooms of furniture and mirrors to the Muckrach Country House Hotel in February 2015, as part of the hotel’s refurbishment. The Muckrach re-opened in April 2015 after their 14 month renovation project. Following on from this, it was recently announced that they have been ranked as 3rd best in the UK and 11th best in Europe in the Best Small Hotel category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels.

Keith Clarke, Contract Sales & Development Manager for Gallery, worked with the Muckrach to select and deliver the furniture and mirrors for the refurbishment, which included the stunning Alexandria, Maine and Spire bedsteads from Gallery’s Frank Hudson brand.

Frank Hudson Spire Collection - Muckrach Country House
As a luxury, boutique hotel, Muckrach Country House Hotel requires only the finest furniture and mirrors, and they recognise the quality of Gallery Direct’s products. Following the refurbishment, Phil and Ed Cowap, the owners of Muckrach, commented that it had been a pleasure to work with Keith from Gallery Direct, adding “His attention to detail and vast knowledge of the industry has been invaluable in the refurbishment process. Keith has helped us to create stunning and fabulous bedroom sets which create an immediate impression of luxury and charm.”

Keith has many years’ experience in the furniture industry, and has travelled extensively and designed products and projects all over the world, from individual bespoke heirloom pieces for the finest homes, to production collections of furniture, to total commercial interiors for some of the best known 5* and boutique hotels.

Gallery’s superb range of high quality furniture and furnishings and their ability to offer a bespoke service, combined with Keith’s skill and experience, means they are the perfect solution for hotel refurbishment projects.

For further information, please email Keith at Keith.Clarke@gallerydirect.co.uk

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Product Spotlight: Gallery Direct’s Carson leather armchair

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The Carson Ebony Leather Armchair from Gallery Direct offers an uber-cool design. With its sleek curves and dark ebony leather upholstery, this luxury armchair brings simple elegance to a room while offering practicality and comfort.

To give a deco glitz look, combine the Carson chair with the Banbury Mirror for a perfect on trend interior. The Banbury is a sophisticated window style mirror that offers cool sophisticated design. With individual mirror panels and a metal frame with a burnished brass finish, it would suit a range of interiors.

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Gallery Direct launches three new exciting ranges

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Gallery Direct are never standing still. They recently released their Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook, which features the stunning new Kielder, Marlow and Wycombe furniture collections, along with a selection of mirrors and soft furnishings to add to their already extensive collections. There are new products across Gallery’s Frank Hudson, Gallery Home, Hudson Living and Parisian House brands.

Named after a unique British forest, the Kielder collection is an understated range that offers simple, contemporary and fresh design. Crafted from beautiful solid oak, using the planked and jointed build method, the range creates defined lines for a stylish design solution. The collection is finished with hand crafted brass handles, which are made using the traditional ‘lost wax casting’ method. The range is enhanced by the mellowed oak with white hues, to induce a sense of calm and serenity. With a wide selection of dining, living and bedroom furniture, Kielder offers strong forms and high quality.

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Marlow, with its modern lines, classic appeal and hint of rustic charm, offers an easy to live with range which will enhance any interior from country chic to contemporary city living. This new collection of stylish furniture offers the up to date contrast of soft grey paint and solid mellow oak tops with a subtle hint of white in the grain.

Bringing simple elegance to any room, be it dining, living or bedroom, Marlow offers a stunning range of furniture. The bedroom collection includes the softly painted, classic design of the panelled bedstead and the contemporary solid oak slatted bed. With the selection of coordinating furniture, this collection has a sophisticated allure, making it perfect for any interior, modern or traditional.

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High Wycombe has a long history of furniture making with iconic designs coming out of the town, including the famous Windsor chair. Gallery Direct have decided to name their third new collection after the town to reflect Wycombe’s furniture making history, whilst also paying tribute to Frank Hudson’s heritage.

Designed to embrace the craftsmanship and style of the Windsor chair era, the new Wycombe furniture collection has been updated with on trend design details and a washed finish to give a wide appeal. Made from a combination of the finest solid oak and veneers for practicality and functionality, this dining, living and bedroom collection adds simple understated elegance to a room, and offers a design solution to any interior.

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Adding a touch of individual boldness to today’s contemporary style, Gallery Direct’s new collection of mirrors, lighting and accessories can bring a room to life. Why not combine the new furniture collections with elegant, traditional or geometrically modern mirrors and decorate with brightly coloured cushions and sumptuous textured fabrics.

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Product Spotlight: Wycombe Bed by Gallery Direct

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The Wycombe Bed from Gallery Direct offers simple elegance to any bedroom and is available in three sizes.

It is part of Gallery’s new Wycombe Collection, an understated yet stylish range made from a combination of the finest solid oak and veneers for practicality and functionality.

The collection also includes a range of bedroom furniture, along with coordinating living and dining furniture that would look at home in any interior.

The Wycombe Collection was launched at the January Furniture Show 2016 and is part of Gallery Direct’s new Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook.

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Product Spotlight: Hamilton Coffee Table by Gallery Direct

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The Hamilton Coffee Table, from Gallery Direct’s, is a decorative statement piece for any lounge area. This updated classic is made using mindy ash solids and inlaid parquet detail with an antique distressed finish.

Using architectural veneer which is thicker than conventional veneers, this table is made to the highest quality to ensure strength and durability.
The piece can be used singularly or combined with the complementary side table to finish a room with a traditional yet timeless approach.

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Product Spotlight: LOUIS XV bed from Gallery Direct

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The Louis XV bed from Gallery Direct’s Frank Hudson range is a classic statement piece, available in two finishes, antique blonde and charcoal.

Both finishes are a hand-applied stain to bring out the soft tones and beautiful detail of the wood grain and hand carvings. Using fine quality mahogany for the blonde antique finish and Mindy Ash for the charcoal finish, the beds have hand-woven cane inserts that are beautifully combined with the skilled hand carvings.

The Louis bed can be complemented by a bedside cabinet that has the same quality of craftsmanship, with solid wood hand-cut dovetail joints and hand cast handles to finish this classic look.

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