Happy 60th Birthday to Frances Hunt Furniture

  That’s right, our 60th birthday rolls round this weekend… from small beginnings in 1954 – we’ve certainly come far! We couldn’t let such a great occasion pass by without sharing the special news with the people that matter to us most, and got us to where we are today ; you, our ever loyal customers. To celebrate our birthday we have an extra special treat for one of our customers; a free bottle of champagne. How do you enter? All you have to do is place an order with us this weekend and you’ll automatically be entered into the FREE prize draw. All entries received from Friday morning until Sunday at Midnight will be eligible! If you’re the lucky winner, … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Breakfast Table

In 2012, Lloyds TSB Home Insurance took a survey of 2000 people revealing that home owners are opting for more “open plan living” and creating social areas within their homes. Rather than designated dining rooms and kitchens, typical of the traditional layouts from the older generation of house architecture, home owners are breaking barriers and redefining the rooms within their home to suit their purposes. A common room to surrender in order to create more “social space” is the dining room, often re-purposing the kitchen to accommodate a breakfast nook or kitchen dining area. According to the survey, 32% have sacrificed having a separate dining room to create more social spaces; 12% have abandoned the idea of a single-purpose kitchen. With … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Petra Oak Dressing Table

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Petra Oak Dressing Table Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the brand new Petra Oak Dressing Table. This week we’ve chosen a brand new item to the Frances Hunt website – yet this has become an instant classic and a favourite with all of us. The Petra oak dressing table is a modern take on a true classic; using traditional solid oak and oak veneers and crafting something contemporary. Boasting smooth radiused top edges and soft grey detailing on the drawers – the Petra oak dressing table is all about small details … Continue reading

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Upholstered Dining Chairs vs Solid Dining Chairs

Can’t decide between an upholstered dining chair or a solid dining chair? With the huge range of styles out there for both, it can all boil down to upholstered or solid at the end of the day. Upholstered Dining Chairs A selection of Frances Hunt’s upholstered dining chairs. Upholstered dining chairs can look quite plush in a lot of dining room settings. They can also be extremely comfortable to sit in, and may be the ideal choice for formal dinner parties where guests will be seated around the dining table for the majority of the evening. If you have a formal dining room, upholstered dining chairs make for a great choice in seating as they’re usually both stylish and comfortable. … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Zennor Walnut Glass Nest of Tables

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Zennor Walnut Glass Top Nest of Tables Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the brand new Zennor Walnut Round Glass Top Nest of Tables. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Zennor walnut range here in the office – in fact we’ve featured it in this blog not once but twice before. So when the delectable new nest of tables came into us – well, we couldn’t resist choosing it as our Pick of the Week. Crafted from beautiful real walnut wood veneers; that curve to form a sturdy and … Continue reading

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How To Choose Dining Room Furniture

Just some things to think about when you’re looking to buy dining room furniture. It’s easy to browse a website for different styles of dining room furniture that you like the look of, but a lot of people will overlook the components of what truly makes a great dining room experience. You have to know how to choose dining room furniture that not only looks amazing but, more importantly, is a functional part of your home. Does your dining room represent your family well? Yes, your dining room may be designed and decorated to complement the rest of your home but does it complement your family or household? For example, do you have small children? Heavier chairs may be more … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Anjella Folding Guest Bed

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Anjella Folding Guest Bed Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the brand new Anjella Folding Guest Bed. Got guests coming to stay? Struggling to think about where they’re going to sleep? This week’s Pick of the Week blog could save the day! The Anjella folding guest bed has everything you would expect from a folding bed – with a little surprise thrown in there too. With the Anjella folding bed, you know you’re getting a bargain – with a sturdy steel frame and a 12.7cm thick sprung mattress included. The addition of … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Euston White Gloss Dining Set

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Euston White High Gloss Dining Table and Chairs Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the brand new Euston White High Gloss Dining Table and Chairs. This week’s pick of the week is the ideal item to impress your family this winter. With the days and nights getting colder (and darker!) it can only mean one thing; Christmas is now on it’s way and it’s time to start preparing. Buy the Euston white high gloss dining set and that’s one thing ticked off of that Christmas list – now just the decorations, food … Continue reading

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How To Decorate Your Home For Halloween

WARNING: There may be some scary pictures of Halloween decorations! As Halloween fast approaches, so does the Halloween party planning and decorating. Halloween is supposed to be cheesy, but how do you create the authentic haunted house look within your home and without all the glitter and glow-in-the-dark plastic bats? Does your version of a haunted house look like it was executed by a five year old? Neon Halloween-themed garlands haphazardly strewn around the room like confetti and dozens of goofy-grinned pumpkins covering every conceivable surface? Horrify your Halloween party guests this year with some truly terrifying Halloween decorations that will leave them anxiously looking over their shoulder even after they’ve left your party. These Halloween decorations may not be suitable for children or the … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Sansa Glass Coffee Table

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Sansa Glass Coffee Table Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the Sansa Glass Coffee Table. This week we’ve picked an old favourite here in the Frances Hunt office – it has style, class and all for under £90! Too good to be true? Meet the Sansa glass coffee table… Combining clear glass, walnut and a white high gloss finish; this coffee table is anything but ordinary. Throw in those chrome cylinders and you have a real showstopper on your hands. The sleek, clean lines provided by the clear glass top and high … Continue reading

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