We all have a favourite piece of furniture. A chair we prefer, one that is just that bit more comfortable than the rest. Or an eye catching antique piece of that we are so very proud of. Maybe you have a magnificent chesterfield that you cant live without. A beautifully crafted coffee table. A reading lamp perhaps. What would your favourite pieces be if you were to choose? Would you go for practicality, comfort or jaw dropping beauty? I like my furniture to be practical. And practical can be very beautiful too …
Here is a list of my very favourite pieces of furniture.
Every time I visit a great city, I end up thinking how cool it would be to own a flat there. Edinburgh for instance. These big stone buildings with the spacious rooms. Those with abundant Fireplaces … Wonderfully atmospheric … And all pretty much sound proofed too in their grandeur.
I think a fourth floor apartment. Edinburgh doesn’t rise much higher than that anyway. But high enough so as not to have too much of the street noise … I love open windows …
I recently awoke in Edinburgh to the subtle noise of the city streets which I found strangely comforting.
Not a bad analogy if you are in the middle of trying to decide on your floor covering. It’s a big decision, and you want to get it right. Personally my favourite will always be stone with underfloor heating throughout. However, a fluffy carpet or rug right beside the bed for those cold mornings, a beautiful wooden flooring in the library or office is always appropriate and just lovely, but always, always tiles in the areas where spillages are an issue … let’s see which of the options may be best for you :
Who doesn’t like a bath that stands to attention? The clawfoot bath has to be the most romantic pieces of furniture that a bathroom can home. I always feel they should take centre stage. The bathroom should be built around their divine needs. I feel they lovingly and ever patiently await your bathing body. They await to caress you as would a well-schooled lover.
And as far as I can find there are 4 different varieties.