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Beer, Bunnies and Bicycles

Lets forget the fools and the showers and focus on the all the great things April has to offer, starting with Easter bunnies, there is also beer, bicycles and Hot Cross Buns.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introducing: The Little Shed

Figura recently teamed up with Linda and Laurie at The Little Shed in Godalming.  We were looking for interesting, stylish and well-crafted homewares to complement Figura's bespoke furniture designs. The Little Shed offered us exceptional service and a fabulous range of home accessories....a joy!

Surrey Artists' Open Studios 2016

Surrey Artists Open Studios is an annual visual arts opportunity for the public to visit studios, meet artists and makers.  Based in Chiddingfold, we are lucky enough to have a wide variety of artists right on our doorstep.  Here are a few that would be worth a look if you are in the area.

On the hunt for props....

Out searching for props today for some upcoming photoshoots of recent projects.

The Packhouse is a 400-year-old building near Farnham, Surrey, not far from our showroom. It is a treasure trove of beautiful and unusual things, old and new, and bustling with people on a lovely spring day.

A Boost of Colour

Based in Chiddingfold, Surrey we are really lucky to have a number of National Trust properties and gardens right on our doorstep.  One of the most magnificent at this time of year is Winkworth Arboretum, an unfinished masterpiece.

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

This week I was reminded of  how special Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is and how long it is since I visited. Having spent many formative years in Compton, riding my horses past Watts Gallery most days, I am thrilled to now start becoming acquainted with this unique place.