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It's Spring!

It's Spring!

According to the weather experts spring can start at different times, depending on who you ask.  Let's go with the meteorologists and say....Yes!...Spring is finally here.

Fantastic Little February!

The Welsh call February "y mis bach" which means "little month". Despite having fewer days there is still plenty going on, whether flipping pancakes is your thing or a bit of romance.  

Here's a few things that have got us 'leaping' this February. 

Happy New January!

The beginning of the new year and the time to make your new year resolutions.

Let's see what there is for us to look forward to as we head into 2017.

We Love November!

According to data from Twitter, the Spanish are more likely to tweet “Te amo” (I love you) in November than in any other month, so we thought it would be fun to explore what there is to love about November...

October - Featuring Chelsea Market, Pumpkins and a Dressing Room Snug

The month of October signifies the onset of Autumn bringing with it the rich hue of colours, the cooler temperatures and darker evenings. Thinking about Autumnal colours and design, here are a few of the things that have inspired us this month, with a couple of events and exhibitions that are worth taking a look.

Hello September

September is known as the month for harvest festivals, the beginning of the school calendar and according the Romans it was represented by the God of fire.

For the forthcoming month we have searched out the latest, seasonal interior trends, craftsmanship, exhibitions and luxury, individual lifestyle to inspire you for the weeks ahead.

Focus on Scandinavian Design

With our Swedish heritage, a return to Sweden last week for a family holiday reignited our passion for the simplicity of Scandinavian design. When considering Swedish design, whether it be textiles, furniture, household objects or glassware – you’ll find the same practical, aesthetic, natural and increasingly sustainable approach to design. In Sweden, design is synonymous with ‘lifestyle’.

We had to choose hand-painted

Celebrating 25 years of inspirational design and beautiful craftsmanship, Figura rebranded earlier this year.   As part of the process we launched an exciting new logo and typeface. When it came to updating the signage on the exterior of our Chiddingfold Showroom, there was really only one choice….hand-painted.

Top 10 Local Bubbles...

There's only one way to find the wines that are right for you and that's to taste them.  With so many on our doorstep here in Chiddingfold, there really is no excuse!

Froyle Tiles

Froyle Tiles is a specialist tile shop based in the picturesque village of Hambledon, Surrey. Located just a couple of miles away from our Figura Showroom in Chiddingfold, we often suggest that clients pay them a visit to find something very special and unique for their kitchen or bathroom project.

A look at wood: Ash

With reports in the news recently of 'Ash dieback', as a design company who uses Ash to produce some of our furniture, it seemed a good idea to investigate this matter further.  

Top 5 luxury outdoor fabrics

With the sun out, the summer appears to have finally arrived and many of us are heading to our gardens.  The emergence in recent years of fabrics specifically designed for outdoors gives us the opportunity to be playful with our outside spaces and the possibility to be more bold and bright than you would dare to be with the interior of your home.

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Heralded as the first of it's kind in the UK, The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in Ockley, Surrey has been exhibiting sculpture in a truly unique and magical environment for over 30 years. Broadleaved plants and mature trees support, frame and enhance a changing collection of contemporary sculpture in the stunning garden that owner/creator Hannah Peschar and her husband - the award-winning landscape designer Anthony Paul created over 30 years ago.

Hot right now!

The weather may not be red hot for July, but our Figura chilli plant is looking splendid.  Whilst we won't be entering our plant into a show anytime soon, Chilli festivals are a big thing and you will be pleased to know that there are lots of local events were you can go and test your stamina against these fire-packed peppers.

Conversations in Design - Curves

Today’s contemporary designs are no longer confined to restrictions by straight lines, sharp angles and boxy shapes.  "I’m proud to bring my experience to each project and really work with each of our clients to create expressive and individual living spaces."

Figura featured on Houzz

An unexpected touch of colour can help you introduce a wow factor. In the kitchen, you can get this by painting the cabinets. Instead of going with the usual white, grey or black, consider a soft, natural green that’s simple and chic. 

This kitchen is a terrific example of how you can add a surprising element to a space by using a light hue. You don’t always need vivid colours to make a bold statement. 

Cow Spotting

The Worlds largest art event is current unfolding in Surrey. Dozens of brightly-coloured cows are starting to decorate the hills, farms, towns, schools and popular landmarks across the county, building up to the main exhibition in July and August.  The aim is to share the beauty of the Surrey Hills and provide a massive boost to local businesses and community projects.