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Top trends for you home this December

PUBLISHED: 13:01 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:01 02 December 2014



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The festive season can provide a perfect opportunity to spruce up your home and impress guests. Sarah Hammill explores some of Christmas 2014’s top trends

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The Trend: Crafted and Contemporary

It’s the time of year where there will be many guests entering your home and a beautiful dining table to feast and celebrate around can make a family Christmas memorable. With so many table designs, functions and finishes, making a decision for the ideal piece can be overwhelming. Roomes Furniture and Interiors is a family business that has been trading as far back as 1888. A coveted brand in store is Venjakob furniture, renowned for its rigorous standards of craftsmanship and created from raw materials in accordance with ecological considerations, every piece produced by this German company has the RAL seal of quality, only awarded to the highest quality of production.

Michael Roome, managing director of Roomes, says: ‘The first time that we saw Venjakob furniture at one of our trade shows we were really impressed by the build quality and the cutting edge design. It is already proving very popular with our customers.’

Jim LawrenceJim Lawrence

Venjakob’s Xenia dining range has an exquisite Colorado walnut oil, giving it a warm and rich look. The dining table is available in a rectangle or boat shape with optional extensions with different tray inserts and leaves.

Roomes Furniture and Interiors

22-24 Station Road



RM14 2UB

01708 255300

The Trend: Snug Stoves

For a high quality wood burning stove to warm chilly toes this season, We Love Stoves in Dunmow is a great place to look. The Clearview Pioneer 400 is a top-selling stove within store, and it isn’t hard to see why. The stove is the highest specification small stove built, and with its 5Kw heat output, this stylish and reliable stove can easily heat a family home. Also, with its double glazed doors, it provides an enchanting and safe view of the flames and creates a perfect winter scene. The Clearview Pioneer 400 is low maintenance, with a hot air-wash system which ensures clean burning with minimal fuss and pampering.

Director of We Love Stoves, Natalie Hagan, explains: ‘It is very easy to be passionate about Clearview stoves. They are well made, efficient, simple to light and easy to maintain. Clearview are in fact the leading manufacturers of clean burning wood stoves and with the hot air-wash system, results in highly efficient heating and really clean burning with no sooting or tarring of the stove windows. The Pioneer 400 is just a dream and our customers are consistently delighted with it.’

We Love Stoves Ltd

Unit 3, Ford Farm

Braintree Road

Dunmow, Essex


01371 871816

The Trend: Perfect Pendants

Jim Lawrence has a wide range of ceiling lights, and with each one hand-crafted to unique perfection, every customer is presented with their own unique fitting in either a natural or painted finish. Innovative three-track pendant lights are designed to wire into ceilings at one point only, making it far less intrusive when fitted and so a popular choice with both customers and electricians alike. Jim Lawrence pendant lights come in two designs, the graceful Ava Glass and the classic metal-shaded Barbican – both of which available in elegant solid brass and contemporary nickel plated finishes.

Sheena Lawrence, owner and co-designer at Jim Lawrence, says: ‘The trend for multiple pendant lighting over kitchen tables has certainly grown in the last couple of years. This idea really came from our customers as they often sent us pictures of three individual pendants they had hung in their kitchens. Jim and I thought it would be helpful to offer a simpler track-based option making fitting them a lot less messy on your ceiling. The track also ties them together to make a great feature light for your kitchen. We put one straight up at home over our kitchen table and are just thrilled to see the response we’ve had to them since their launch.’

Jim Lawrence

The Ironworks

Lady Lane




01473 824074


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