Here are some ideas to make your home into a warm and cheery haven…
Brewers Home, with their headquarters in Eastbourne, are able to provide you with that all-important atmosphere of warmth and luxury, to be enjoyed by yourself and all the family and friends you will be entertaining. From beautiful paints to sofas that invite you to melt into them, Brewers Home have all the ingredients to transform your interior.
With a history that stretches right back to Edwardian times, Brewers have earned themselves a reputation for offering the highest quality in all things decorating. In fact, they are even the proud holders of The Royal Warrant as supplier of decorating materials to Her Majesty The Queen. And true to their ethos of supporting domestic businesses, all of the furniture they stock is made here in the UK.
Unlike the Queen, you mightn’t have the space of the Sandringham Estate, but the Heyworth corner sofa goes a long way to accommodating all those guests. Available in a variety of configurations and colours, its sleek design can be made to fit beautifully with just about any interior—not to mention how luxurious it is to lounge on. Your visitors are sure to feel like royalty.
And if you have a very large family, you might just need a feature sofa or armchair to seat the overflow. The soft velvet Lytton Sofa, with is sumptuous curves and Harlequin fabric upholstery, is one inviting option that is exclusive to Brewers Home. Or to add a cheerful burst of colour—along with a good shot of style—to your sitting room. The Lauren Sofa, with its sleek contours, will complement your contemporary interior perfectly. Her little sister, the Lauren Chair, is also available to those looking for something a bit smaller.
It is essential for some to have the flexibility to transform a space that usually sits three or four people into one that can hold a dozen. This is where the Clement extending dining table comes in very handy. With its sliding panels, this sturdy table of West Country origin can easily be expanded or contracted to fit the occasion. And it makes for a handsome focal point, with its solid oak top and painted base in an ivory finish.
You might even like to decorate the tabletop with Scion’s Mr Fox crockery collection to add a fun and quirky touch to your Christmas dining. The set of four egg cups would make for a cheerful start to Christmas day with some boiled eggs and soldiers!
There is also a large collection of designer fabrics to choose from, many of which are exclusive to Brewers Home. Some have names that will be familiar to residents of Sussex, such as Plumpton and Goodwood, while others are rather more exotically named—Amazilia and Savana, for example. The Brewers Home experts can take the fabric of your choice and, by hand, make curtains or roller blinds tailored to fit your space exactly. They even offer a complementary hanging service, to ensure your curtains or blinds look their best. And although there is an off-the-peg range available to those in more of a hurry, Brewers Home can supply you with the finest quality materials to try your own hand at upholstery or curtain making.
As a finishing touch to your sofas and beds, a few richly-coloured Amazilia velvet cushions are an excellent way of giving your home a sense of opulence. The Strawberry Thief Crimson Quilted Throw from Morris & Co. makes an excellent Christmassy addition, with its deep reds and elegant floral designs. And going from the chilly crunch of snow underfoot outside to the soft warmth of a rug indoors gives such deep pleasure and is incredibly welcoming. You would be hard pressed to find a richer and more lustrous alternative to the Hermitage rugs on offer at Brewers Home. They come in Beige, Grey, Mint, Olive Grey, Pale Blue and Pale Pink to complete any room, from hallway to bedroom.
The team of decorating and design gurus at Brewers Home works hard to bring together the best in interior design, carefully and painstakingly creating compositions in which the walls, fabrics and furniture all sing harmoniously and brim with character. And at the heart of the ‘song’, uniting it all, is one important element…
Whichever part of the house you are in, the key to achieving the ideal atmosphere in the depth of winter is lighting. And there are plenty of options at Brewers Home. Their Harlequin long-burning candles, for example, are set in hand-blown glass cups and give a soft, natural glow accompanied by a fresh and subtle fragrance. Dotted around the house, they can give your home a magical depth.
If you are looking for something a little stronger to dispel that midwinter gloom, you may need something from their collection of pendant lights. They come in an array of styles and materials, from polished copper and antique chrome to glamorous fabrics. The Dynamo Single Ceiling Light Pendant, for instance, is great for injecting some contemporary, rustic character into your dining or kitchen area with its modern industrial look. Or an alternative that will also give your space a warm, rusting feel is the Arken 3-Light Wooden Ceiling Pendant, which includes three grey, metal shades held together by a natural wooden frame. This can be teamed with the Arken Single Wall Light to consolidate your room.
The staff at Brewers Home are well aware that you will require prompt delivery. In fact, by holding stock of all their products in their Eastbourne warehouse, Brewers Home offer a slick and speedy delivery service all year round. There is even a click & collect option, allowing you to collect your orders directly from a Brewers store near you. And to ease the pressure at this busy—and expensive—time of the year, they even offer 0% financing.
January and February can be dreary months and, just as Brewers Home are able to magically transform your place into a winter wonderland, they can equally well fill it with the light and hope of a new year.
There has been a growing trend for wallpaper, perhaps encouraged by the introduction of ‘paste the wall’ papers that make the job a whole lot easier. Wallpapers can be used to create single statement walls—easy to change up and have some fun with. Or, of course, they can be used on all four walls, even having an impact on acoustics, especially in a home with wooden floors. Brewers Home offer an vast array of options, including designs created by renowned designers, such as Matthew Williamson and Harald Gloockler. With these papers adding a zing of life to your walls, your 2016 will surely be filled with energy and enthusiasm. While the Brewers Home website brings together all the essential elements for constructing a beautiful home environment, WallpaperDirect.com remains the main hub for all of Brewers’ wallpapers, which can be linked through to from BrewersHome.co.uk.
It is worth mentioning at this point that the Brewers Home model, with its Eastbourne warehouse and showroom, is supported by a full e-commerce website. The site features all of their stock, from candles and cups to paints and pendant lights, and makes it easy for you to order a basket of goods and choose the delivery option that suits you.
Although some of the wallpapers previously mentioned are like artworks in themselves, your freshly decorated walls may need dressing up with some canvases or prints. Brewers Home’s Enchanted Dragonfly framed print coordinates beautifully with their Enchanted Wings wallpaper. And one of their height charts (the Starship Height Chart for little boys and the Woodland Fairies Height Chart for little girls) could make an exciting addition to a child’s bedroom to see how much they grow over the year ahead. Further options include the circular Mysical Forest Mirror, with its colourful frame of exotic birds, and their range of clocks, such as the Dino Doodles Clock dotted with dinosaur motifs—one for looking back over our shoulder at the year just gone, and the other for thinking ahead into the year to come.
Whether you are looking to quickly spruce up your home or work place or are looking for inspiration, it is well worth visiting the Brewers Home showroom in Eastbourne to see their products in the flesh and get a real feel for them. Situated close to the heart of Eastbourne, on Birch Road, the showroom has space for free customer parking and there is even an in-store café with free WiFi – the perfect place to mull over those tricky decorating decisions.