Monthly Archives: April 2015

Home office furniture

Decorating a home office: Finding the perfect balance

Given the nature of our increasingly connected, digital world, more people than ever are working from home. Here’s an interesting fact, at the start of 2014, 13.9% of the workforce in the UK was working from their own homes. That’s 4.2 million people, and 4.2 million individual work spaces which need to be found, arranged and maintained.

It’s hardly surprising that the quest to create the perfect home office space is one that puzzles a great many people. It’s a problem with psychological implications as well as functional and aesthetic ones. You need a space which is both distinctly yours, but separate enough from the rest of your home to put you in the right productive frame of mind. Choosing the right home office furniture is a great start.

Broadly speaking, you’re going to be making the choice between one of two types of home office space. A smaller space set aside in a corner of an existing room or using one of the less spacious nooks of the home, or a whole room dedicated to being an office.

Home office furniture

The right chair for your stylish home office

In either case, the first thing to consider is the chair you’re sitting on. Both figuratively and literally, this is the foundation of a comfortable office space. You’ll be getting closely acquainted with this piece of home office furniture and you need something with a deep seat, good arm support and a comfortable feel.

In this, our modern swivel leather office chair is a great choice and comes in a range of rich colours to match your space. Depending on the type of desk you’re working on you might need something a little more stripped back, such as Calligaris’ New York office swivel chair.

Get the perfect storage

In the case of the micro-home office, it’s about maximising the available space, keeping everything in its place while still allowing yourself the elbow room to be creative. Pieces like the Trailer office cabinet from Calligaris are discreet, adaptable and mobile for if you decide to rearrange your space. For smaller stacks of files, something like Cattelan Italia’s Jerry magazine rack is a convenient solution.

Home office furniture

What’s the best desk for your home office?

For those with a full room to dedicate to their office space, you can really go to town with the best of contemporary Italian office furniture. This desk from Novamobili could lend an artistic feel to your home office, or maybe Cattelan Italia’s Houston desk is what you’re looking for to lend your space that sense of luxury and grandeur.

All Belvisi furniture is custom-built to order by our trusted Italian suppliers. Whatever the space you’re working with, contact us and we’ll be able to discuss creating the perfect modern office furniture for your home.

How to light your home office

Something that often goes unconsidered here is lighting. When you’re working from home, where you’re more often concerned with setting a relaxing mood, you can lose sight of the fact that ample lighting doesn’t just help productivity. Eight hours each day spent concentrating on work means you need a well-lit office for the sake of your eyes.

Whether in a micro-office or a full room, a series of well-placed wall lights like the Fold light from Foscarini or the Folio wall light are expressive, effective and work great in well-spaced combinations. In the case of the Folio, it can work just as well on the ceiling to make sure your workload gets properly illuminated.

Decorating your home office can be tricky. Finding the balance between a beautiful home and an inspiring, productive work space isn’t straightforward, and we’re happy to help our customers find the right combinations. If you want a chat about how the full Belvisi interior design service can help you create the perfect office, contact us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom in the heart of Cambridge.

Bedroom Storage Solutions

Do you need to create order in your life?

Are you tired of searching for the things you want in awkward, difficult to reach places? Then let Belvisi Furniture work with you to create storage spaces that are designed to meet your individual requirements and allow you to easily access all areas.

At Belvisi we customise our fitted wardrobes to meet any clients individual needs. We can take into consideration specific height requirements, including those of wheelchair users. Hard to reach places become accessible with easy pull down clothes rails and you can maximise the usable space available to you with fittings such as height adjusted shelves, soft close drawers, internal dividers, shoe, trouser and tie racks.

We promise to work closely with you to design the wardrobe interior that best suits you, making the most of every available inch of space and gives you back that sense of order in your bedroom. Click on the interior below which best suits your lifestyle and view the combination of clever accessories available.

We have a wide range of Modern Sliding, Hinged Wardrobes and a wide selection of matching Bedroom Furniture.

Let us design your dream wardrobe. Call our showroom now and talk to our interior designer on 01223 32746 or visit our Cambridge Furniture Showroom.

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Your New Kitchen Must Have a Quooker

A new true revolution …

The new kitchen must-have. Quooker: the tap that immediately dispenses boiling water. Tap on the worktop, tank underneath. A 100% Dutch invention taking over the world.

You can choose between a separate boiling water tap with accompanying mixer tap, or the new Quooker Fusion: a single tap for hot, cold and boiling water. Ultra-safe, super-efficient and available in eight tap designs and three finishes.

And if you thought that the Quooker was wasteful, think again: the patented high-vacuum insulation ensures that the Quooker’s standby usage is just 3 pence a day. For even more efficiency, choose a COMBI tank, a single, amazingly economical way to produce both hot and boiling water.

No kitchen is complete without its Quooker. For a limited time only we are offering a 20% on a Tap Quooker if you buy a New Kitchen, come and visit our showroom at 56 Regent Street, Cambridge or visit our website http://www.belvisifurniture.co.uk/kitchens

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Guest room furniture

Decorating the guest room: Modern Italian hospitality

Making the most of your home means ensuring that every room is special, both a functioning part of a beautiful whole and a statement by itself. When it comes to the guest room, things can get tricky. A lot of our customers come to us to discuss how they can create a space which is comforting enough to instantly put guests at their ease, but versatile enough to appeal to friends, family and whoever else they might end up hosting.

Guest room furniture

The perfect guest room furniture

Space is always the first consideration. In most homes, the guest room is unlikely to be as large as the main bedrooms, so you need to think about how to turn this into an advantage. Choosing a lighter colour scheme, working in creams, light blues and similar soft shades can exaggerate the available space and make rooms look more open.

By the same token, using space-saving furniture can help give your guests the best of both worlds. Something like the New Tank sofa bed or the Club sofa bed, both from beloved Italian furniture designers, Vibieffe. A great sofa bed gives guests a comfortable means to wind down in the evening until bedtime, where they can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

If you’re lucky enough to have some more space to work with you can choose from the fantastic range of modern Italian beds we stock at Belvisi. Remember, all our furniture is built to order so no matter what your available space, talk to us and in most cases we’ll be able to customise the perfect bespoke piece for your guest room.

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How to accessorise the guest bedroom?

The right accessories can also help set the perfect tone for your guests. The trick lies in knowing how far to go. You certainly don’t want a melancholy, empty-looking guest room, but just stuffing it with items you don’t want elsewhere in the house can look messy and provide unnecessary distractions while your guests are trying to sleep.

It helps put guests’ minds at ease if they feel like they look their best. A good mirror is a must for the guest room as it helps them get ready, looks great and helps open up the space in smaller rooms. Carefully selected pieces of art adorning one or two of the other walls round off this effective use of wall space.

A bedside table or cabinet is a must, not only for your guest’s assorted bits and bobs, but also for the host of small touches you can add. A few books with a broad appeal can help them unwind, so long as there’s ample lighting for them to enjoy a read. In this, you can opt for a luxury table lamp to match your cabinet or a gorgeous wall light to illuminate the room. Either way, a gloomy guest room is something to avoid.

Something that often goes unconsidered in a guest room is keeping the temperature right. A room that doesn’t see use as often as others can find itself at the mercy of the elements, so a portable heater/air conditioner can be a discrete solution. Alternatively, for rooms with wooden floors a fine Italian rug can help keep guest’s toes warm should they wake up and walk around in the night.

Talk to us about how to decorate your guest room

Of course, nobody knows what will create the perfect environment for potential guests better than you. We love talking the subject over with our valued customers, taking their ideas and articulating them in the language of luxury contemporary Italian furniture. If you’re stuck on how to decorate and furnish your guest room, call us on 01223 327463 or visit our showroom in the heart of Cambridge.

Break the rules this spring and bring happy splash of colours in to your dining room

Break the rules this spring and bring happy splash of colours in to your dining room

At Belvisi furniture we believe that your home should be a place for you and your family to leave happy days in. For most of our customers the dining room and the kitchen are the two rooms in which they spend most of their quality time with the family, so we believe that not only the room needs to be practical and functional but it also need to me a happy room, where you and your family can relax, socialize and spend happy days cooking lovely food and why not also gossiping around a nice cup of coffee with your best friends. We believe that is very important to choose the right table for your dining room or kitchens and most important are the chairs where you can sit in comfortably and enjoying you meal. Here at Belvisi Furniture we have a great selections of dining tables and chairs but we know how daunting choosing the right one can be especially when there is a wide choice to choose from. Our Interior Designer Fran has shortlisted some great dining tables and dining chairs that will definitely make your dining room or kitchen look smart, lively, practical and functional.

Some of the best interior design themes and styles are borne out of the necessity of making unexpected choices and one such choice is the pairing of your table with chairs that are in a different style or finish. A long standing concept within commercial interiors, the creation of a fresh modern look by breaking up your dining set is becoming an increasing popular trend in residential interior design.  This step change can be as simple as selecting chairs in a different style from the table or depending on the theme of your room it can be as extravagant as individual chairs which feature different styles, materials and colours. At Belvisi Furniture we have hundreds of dining chairs and tables available in differing styles, finishes and colours and to help you break the rules we have put together a selection of our chairs that will help you bring colour and a fun designer look to your dining area; one chair which will add the WOW factor to an interior is the Concept Dining Chair from leading Italian designers Tonon.  concept-express-500x500

Tonon Concept Dining Chair, available in many different colours.

Tonon Concept Dining Chair, available in many different colours.

From the creative mind of Martin Ballendant the Concept Chair’s smooth, enticing seat and striking angular legs are the pinnacle of modern Italian furniture design. We’ve fallen in love with this innovative, practical model, the perfect addition to any modern home whether in your living room, kitchen or outside on the patio. The chair is available with a range of differing seat colours making it ideal for creating a unique designer look by mixing a range of colours within the same dining area.

Tonon up Dining Chair

Tonon up Dining Chair

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Another chair which is ideal as a seating option if you are considering mixing colours is the UP dining still part of the Tonon family. This iconic and exceptionally popular chair features a hard wearing foam material that makes the chair very comfortable to sit on and is perfect if you want to add a vibrant playful look to your home. Available in red, white, grey, black, taupe and many other colours. Tonon is a well known Italian brand that produce high quality dining room chairs and dining room table.

Ciacci Diva Dining Chair

Ciacci Diva Dining Chair

With similar styling to but crafted in different materials is the Diva Dining Chair from leading Italian designers Ciacci.  Supported by a sturdy steel frame the seat of this chair features a simple yet modern design that can be produced in a choice of polypropylene colours.  For that individual look this chair is available in a wide range of chic and funky colours.

Ciacci Royal Luxury Leather Dining Chair

Ciacci Royal Luxury Leather Dining Chair

For those who want to create a designer look but prefer more traditional styling and softer colours then the ergonomically designed and exceptionally stylish is the Royal dining chair an ideal choice.  From the creative minds of Ciacci Kreaty this seating option is crafted from a sturdy steel frame before being fully upholstered in luxurious leather and features a gently curving quilted backrest for optimal comfort. So if you are thinking to give a new look to your dining room and creating a fun design aesthetic then take a look at the vast range of dining tables and chairs at belvisifurniture.co.uk and for exclusive news and discounts on this and other products follow us on https://www.facebook.com/belvisifurnitureuk and https://twitter.com/belvisfurniture and keep checking our website as new products get added every day.