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Armchairs & Footstools – The Perfect Pair

Taking time to sit back, relax and unwind is something that has only truly begun to be appreciated in recent years. Being able to spend a lazy Sunday morning reading the newspaper in your favourite armchair, or curling up with the latest novel by your favourite author on a Friday evening is something to be treasured and appreciated. The fear of missing out has turned into the joy of missing out, allowing yourself to truly appreciate some ‘me-time’.

But where do you start when trying to find that perfect armchair and footstool for you to put your feet up and relax? We’ve enlisted the help of our expert Personal Shoppers to recreate some of their Perfect Pairs – the armchair and footstool combinations you’ve been dreaming about.

A timeless pair

Bluebell armchair in Dove Grey smart velvet, Bluebell footstool in Rye Baylee Viscose Linen, Savannah scatter cushion, House scatter cushion in Neptune smart velvet.

Throughout our collection, we’ve introduced sofas, armchairs and footstools in the same range, allowing you to create an interior where the design flows seamlessly through the space. Our personal shopper at our Islington showroom has chosen the armchair and footstool from our Bluebell range as her pefect pair, an undisputed classic and one of our most popular ranges. The Bluebell armchair has been selected in Dove Grey smart velvet, whilst the footstool is upholstered in our Rye Baylee Viscose Linen. This stunning combination exudes a sophisticated and understated style that works in both traditional and contemporary settings. 

“The Rye fabric on the footstool adds an element of detail and texture, whilst the sleek Dove Grey velvet reflects light into the room and provides a touch of luxury, as well as comfort.”

Introduce a luxurious velvet scatter cushion to complete the look, such as our Prussian Blue, Dusty Rose or Neptune cotton matt velvet.

The statement duo

 

Alderney armchair in Peony cotton matt velvet, Georgette footstool in Jade cotton matt velvet, Lucy Tiffney Frond scatter cushion, House scatter cushion in Prussian Blue cotton matt velvet

Our Bankside showroom‘s personal shopper enjoys injecting colour into a room, using armchairs and footstools that make a statement as well as being incredibly comfy. For his match made in heaven, he’s opted for the Alderney armchair in Peony cotton matt velvet, pairing it with the Georgette footstool in Jade cotton matt velvet.

“I love introducing bright colours into a neutral space, giving it that ‘wow’ factor that you and your guests will love. The pink and turquoise velvet combination is striking and, whilst the styles are different, their more classic shapes complement one another beautifully and will offer a stylish eclectic look to any space.”

Lush, jewel-toned velvets are a key trend for 2020 and we are seeing designers and customers alike opting for velvets to truly make a statement. This combination of bright Peony and Deep Turquoise exudes glamour, luxury and comfort, and could effortlessly be accessorised with a brightly patterned cushion – take a look at our Lucy Tiffney collaborations for inspiration. 

A match made in heaven

Betty armchair in Blush pure Belgian linen, Felix footstool in Sage smart velvet, Tamasyn Gambell Aztec scatter cushion, House scatter cushion in Stone brushed linen cotton.

The personal shopper for our Harrogate showroom loves the combination of the Betty armchair and Felix footstool, and is one of her go-to suggestions when helping a customer find the perfect armchair for smaller spaces. Her favourite colour pairing? Our Betty armchair has been dressed up in Blush pure Belgian linen, whilst Felix is upholstered in Sage smart velvet.

“Betty and Felix are the perfect pair for small spaces. Curved petite profiles and simple shapes upholstered in pastel pinks and greens help to create a comfy corner that doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the room.”

Sage green is one of the freshest new trends for 2020, sitting in line with the desire to refresh the home and bring the outdoors in. When combined with our blush pink fabric, it results in a match made in heaven – a subtly feminine colour palette that adds a touch of warmth to a small space. Complete the look with a patterned cushion in a relatively neutral hue.


Creating that ultimate space for relaxing can be a challenge, so who better to take you through the best armchairs and footstools than the experts themselves? Not everyone is an interior designer, or understands how colours and shapes work together, so we’ve taken that task off your hands. Book a free personal shopping experience in one of our showrooms and we’ll guide you through every step of the way and help you create something that’s perfect for you and your home. We’ll sit down with a glass of fizz or barista-style coffee and discuss what you’re looking for, and the different options available to help you achieve your dream space. From creating a moodboard, to picking styles fabrics and sizes, we’ll be with you every step of the way, right up to placing the order, delivery and aftercare.

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