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Christmas Dining Table Design Ideas

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Christmas Dining Table Design Ideas

For many people, the Christmas Dinner is at the very heart of Christmas Day. The presents have been opened, a festive drink or two has been had, and now the family sits down together around the dining table, cutlery gleaming, crackers waiting to be pulled, party hats waiting to be worn, and napkins laid out in the traditional Christmas colours of red and green.Wouldn’t it be nice to try something else?Not the food, or the family, or the festivities, but why not try something a bit daring with your dining table this year? Retire that well-worn red tablecloth with the...

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What is Reclaimed Wood?

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What is Reclaimed Wood?

About reclaimed wood: Recent years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of reclaimed wood. In essence this is wood that has been used for one purpose in the past (such as being part of a building), which is then ‘reclaimed’ and put to use in another way, for example as part of a new piece of furniture. Its popularity can be put down to many factors: the aesthetics of the furniture it creates, its contribution to environmental sustainability, the interesting histories behind where the wood has been sourced, and the material’s physical characteristics such as its strength, hardiness and...

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How to Protect Your Wooden Furniture from Sun Damage

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How to Protect Your Wooden Furniture from Sun Damage

Summer is here! (Or, if you’re reading this at another time of year, ‘summer will be here again soon!’) However, wooden furniture damage through exposure to sunlight is one that is relevant all year round, so regardless of the season, it’s worth taking action now.During the summer months. when the sun is at full strength, you’ll need to take care to protect your home and furniture. If left unchecked, UV exposure can damage the appearance of your furniture and is ultimately irreversible. Why does the sun damage wooden furniture? Fading, discoloration and damage to materials such as wood are downsides...

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Our Essential Interior Design Bloggers of 2017

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Our Essential Interior Design Bloggers of 2017

Here at Eat Sleep Live we’re not only about beautiful reclaimed wood furniture. While we obviously love the rustic pieces we craft for other people’s homes, interior design and the context of the rooms the furniture is in are just as important as the pieces themselves.With that in mind, we assembled an elite panel from the ESL team, with a brief to scour the interior design blogosphere for the best the web has to offer - and we awarded our ‘Essential Interior Design Blogs’ seal of approval to our favourite sites to display with pride. Here are a few of...

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Eat Sleep Live are at Grand Designs Live!

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Eat Sleep Live are at Grand Designs Live!

We’re really excited to be exhibiting at this year’s ‘Grand Designs Live’ event at London’s ExCeL centre - make sure you come along and see us at stand L163 in the ‘Grand Interiors’ space! It's our first time at the event and we've been working hard putting together our stand to really showcase our beautiful furniture. Competition: EXCLUSIVE to Grand Designs Live visitors Come and see us on stand L163 in the Grand Interiors area and register your details to win a beautiful Hudson coffee table worth £465!  Our stand We’ll be there for the whole event, showing off our...

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