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February 2014 Blog

 

Washing & General Care for your Sofa or Armchair

February 25th 2014

How to keep your sofa in good shape We all have our favourite place to sit - the armchair nearest the fire or the end of the sofa nearest the window. Naturally, the cushions in our favourite spots show a little more wear than other places if you don't do a few simple things: * Plumping cushions (especially feather and hollow fill) * Switching identical cushions around from time to time * Redressing covers - covers might shift a little bit over time. Just tuck them back in firmly down the back of cushions with your special Multiyork tailoring bat...

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Schools our for Half Term

February 18th 2014

Play Dough Making play dough at home with your kids is a fantastic, low cost activity that will keep them entertained for hours. All you need to make your own play dough are the following – ½ cup salt ? cup water 1 cup flour Food dye (the more colours the better – let those kids get creative) Find a work space, this could be the floor, and cover it with newspaper or plastic sheeting. Place the salt, water and flour into a medium mixing bowl and mix together until dough starts to form. You may need to add some...

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On the Sofa: Rush

February 7th 2014

Director: Ron Howard Writer: Peter Morgan Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Marie Lara Plot: Rush is based on the true story of James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Brühl). The film follows their rise and rivalry in Formula 1 racing, as well as their personal lives. Both take a very different approach to racing – Hunt is the handsome English playboy who plays harder than he works and Lauda is disciplined and a meticulous racer who works hard and doesn’t really play. Review: I watched this film with an open mind. Formula 1 isn’t something I...

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Rooms inspired by Spring

February 5th 2014

Bold Prints Be inspired by the outdoors with this year’s trend for colour palettes and prints inspired by spring skies, mountains and coastlines. A simple way to incorporate this trend would be to wallpaper an accent wall with a bold nature inspired print. Natural Materials With nature as a popular theme for this spring don't forget about natural fabrics, from your cushions to rugs, natural fabrics are in this spring. Incorporate lighter fabrics; just like updating your wardrobe, it’s time to put away those woollens and velvets and time to see some lighter fabrics such as cotton. Add some Spring...

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How sofas have changed through the ages

February 2nd 2014

Nowadays, when you’re thinking of buying a new sofa, you tend to think about what you want from it. You tend to think about the different types sofas you could get – leather, wool, synthetic fibres, vinyl or other (unless of course you have specific preference). You tend to think about the look and shape of the sofa. Whether its child and pet friendly, comfortable and possibly even contemplate how long the sofa will serve the family for. Sofas have been around for centuries, albeit, in different forms, shapes and sizes but the question is – have you ever given...

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