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  1. The Psychology of Space: How Furniture Impacts Your Well-being


    In the intricate tapestry of our daily lives, our spaces invariably colour the fabric of our mental and emotional well-being. Our surroundings, seemingly passive, play a pivotal role in scripting our moods, behaviours, thoughts, and overall health. In these environments, furniture is a silent yet potent conductor, orchestrating energies, emotions, and existential rhythms. It's not merely about aesthetics or physical comfort; the configuration and choice of furniture in our personal spaces can be a grounding anchor, a gentle reminder of order amid chaos, or a spark of joy in a routine landscape.

    At Gillmore, this philosophy is at the heart of every creation. We don't just craft furniture; we shape experiences, build atmospheres, and deeply understand the silent dialogue between human psychology and spatial aesthetics. Our

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  2. Elevating Spaces: The Power of Statement Furniture Pieces


    Diving into interior design, one quickly recognises furniture's paramount role in crafting a room's ambience. It's not merely about filling space but curating an atmosphere. Opting for the perfect furniture isn't just a task; it's an art form. Each selected piece casts a narrative, setting an area's essence and character. The challenge? Selecting items that resonate not just with the room's purpose but also with its soul. Welcome to a world where furniture isn't just functional; it's fundamental.

    What is a Statement Furniture Piece?

    At its core, a statement furniture piece can be best described as the epitome of design prowess. It boasts unique features and characteristics that make it stand out. Unlike your standard pieces of furniture that seamlessly blend into the backdrop, a statement piece demands attention and often becomes a room's centrepiece. It's not merely about utility; it's about

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  3. Adaptable Furniture: The Evolution of Customisable Living


    In an age where personalisation and individuality reign supreme, the modern home has not been left behind. More homeowners and renters are seeking furniture that doesn't just fit their space but speaks volumes about their unique tastes and preferences. In this realm, adaptable furniture suggests the piece has a bespoke design but is delivered with off-the-shelf accessibility. By definition, 'adaptable' in the world of furnishings implies the flexibility to tweak and tailor stock items, giving us the freedom to make a piece distinctively ours. Dive into the world of adaptable furniture and explore how ranges like Finn, Federico, Oscar, and others revolutionise how we decorate our abodes.

    The Need for Adaptable Furniture


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  4. Fluted Glass Furniture Design

    fluted glass sideboard with lamp against wall

    Design elements play a crucial role in furniture, transforming ordinary pieces into works of art. Whether the shape, colour, texture, or material, each design element contributes to the furniture's visual appeal and functionality.

    In today's design landscape, there is a growing appreciation for unique and innovative choices that can elevate the style quotient of any interior. One such trending design choice is fluted glass. Fluted glass adds a touch of elegance, sophistication, and visual interest to furniture pieces, making it a captivating element in contemporary design.

    Fluted Glass - A Modern Twist on Elegance

    Fluted glass (also known as reeded or ribbed glass) refers to panels or surfaces with grooves or channels in furniture design. Its distinctive texture creates a captivating play of light and shadow, adding depth and dimension to the furniture

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  5. Add a Modern Twist to Vintage Furniture Trends


    The charm of vintage furniture has long captivated interior design enthusiasts worldwide. However, traditional can mean something other than old-fashioned. Modern innovation brings a fresh perspective to these timeless aesthetics, forming a unique intersection between the past and the future. Here, we delve into the contemporary twist on vintage furniture trends; we give ideas on styling, showcasing some of our iconic collections that encapsulate the vintage mid-century modern furniture style.

    Styling Modern Vintage Furniture Trends

    As a top interior design trend, vintage furniture presented in a modern way will work in many areas of your home. Here are some ways to style it:

    Balance: Mix vintage and modern pieces to create a balanced aesthetic. Too many vintage elements can make your space feel dated, while too many modern

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  6. Refresh Your Living Room Design

    sofa in living room

    The living room in your home is the space where you unwind, relax, and spend time with your family, friends, and guests. This time is incredibly important, and your living room design can have a significant impact on your mood, emotions, and wellbeing while in this space. An outdated appearance can have you feeling low and can send a negative message to guests or professional colleagues. A refreshed and modern living room design is uplifting, inspirational, and an absolute joy to spend time in.

    So, it isn’t surprising that you are about to venture on a living room design update and refresh. But, where do you start? To help, we present several living room design tips and simple living room designs focusing on the three cornerstones of your space; tables, chairs, and storage.

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  7. Minimalist Storage - The Beauty of Simplicity

    Minimalist Storage Sideboards & Chests by Gillmore British Design © GillmoreSPACE Ltd

    Minimalism in design speaks to the beauty of simplicity. It is the hallmark of the best designers and modern luxury homeowners who create exquisite interiors that are ready to win awards. Minimalist storage is an essential component when striving to achieve such aesthetic perfection and a true favourite for anyone furnishing or staging rooms, not limited to bedrooms, lounges, reception rooms, hallways, and home office spaces.

    If you are creating a lush interior space for yourself or a client, selecting contemporary minimalist furniture, that is as practical as it is visually appealing, will ensure design success. You can view superb examples of minimalist storage presented in our Alberto Collection, ideal for luxury interiors and show homes. 

    In this article,

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  8. Coffee Table Buying Guide

    Coffee Table Buying Guide by Gillmore British Design

    Coffee tables are essential furniture items in any living room or family room. They serve a practical purpose for holding drinks and remote controls, but they can also add to the overall design aesthetic of the room. With so many options, buying a coffee table for your space can feel overwhelming. Fear not; that's why we've put together this coffee table buying guide to help you make an informed decision. We will cover the key considerations when buying a coffee table and placement and arrangement tips. By the end of this guide, you'll have all the information you need to select a coffee table that meets your style preferences and functional needs.

    How to Choose a Coffee Table

    The choice of

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  9. Marble Door and Drawer Fascia Furniture Trends


    Marble as a Door and Drawer Fascia

    Looking to elevate your furniture design? Consider using marble as a door and drawer fascia! In this blog post, we explore the history of marble in furniture design, its advantages and practical tips for incorporating it into your interior design. Discover how this durable and aesthetically pleasing material can add a touch of elegance to your furniture pieces.

    History of Marble Furniture Design

    Marble has been a favoured material in furniture design for centuries, dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times. In these ancient civilisations, marble was used to create not only furniture but entire buildings and monuments. In ancient Greece, marble was used to create iconic structures such as the Parthenon. The Greeks created many marble furniture pieces, including tables, benches, and thrones. They were often adorned with intricate carvings and detailed designs, showcasing the skill and craftsmanship of the artisans who created

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  10. Bronze is the New Brass - Interior Design Trends

    Bronze is the New Brass - Interior Design Trends


    Bronze is the new Brass

    One of the most anticipated interior design trends of 2023 is the use of bronze. Furniture with metallic accents and mixed material pieces is always a go-to when it comes to creating luxury interiors. That has led to brass, chrome, and copper becoming staples in designer furniture, and now it's time for bronze to take the spotlight.

    When it comes to home decor trends, you will often see gold, bronze, brass, and copper used due to their superb warm lustre. These metals and accent colours are popular in many items, including accessories and furniture. Bronze has been gaining in popularity recently, and with a beautiful reddish tint and luxury aesthetic, it's not hard to see why.


    Bronze vs. Brass

    As bronze and

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