Interiors & Interior Design From Old School to New School on School Lane… 5 tips to make your new house feel like home: Peter Green Gets an A+ for Innovation. • The comprehensive furniture and flooring business, Peter Green, has been trading in the Hampshire area for over six decades. This independent retailer known for its quality and service is getting a ‘fresher look’ under the management of Wendy Martin Green and Chris Williams. “With a broader product range we now appeal to a younger demographic, as well as our core customers,” says Wendy. “Yes,” says Chris, “and our EDLP (Every Day Low Prices) strategy on the brand names of furniture and flooring means that you never have to wait for the sales, as we are always cheaper than everyone else, all year.” Peter Green has won three awards this year for its innovation and work in the community, but underneath it all it is still the same Peter Green we love… Quality, Service and fantastic value. www.petergreen.co.uk • • • • First thing’s first, make the bed. You’ll appreciate this after a heavy day of unpacking! Get yourself some wax melts or candles to make your new place feel like home. Unpack room by room and make one room (maybe the lounge) really cosy so you can break up the rest of the unpacking with evenings relaxing and enjoying your new pad. Add a colour scheme to each room. This will not only give your new home a bit of personality, but it will give it your personality! Don’t go crazy and buy everything you need straight out. Buy yourself key pieces for your rooms, such as rugs and lamps. These pieces will stand out and you’ll appreciate them more. We have 18 branches around London. Call us on 0207 099 4000 or visit www.portico.com. Hand-built for a lifetime Revival Beds offer a collection of handmade beds that reflect the very best in the art of traditional British craftsmanship and values. Yet, because each bed is built to order, customers can specify any size they wish – from standard widths (up to 8 foot) through to custom-built sizes. The range is impressive – from Gallic- inspired sleigh beds to traditional beds plus a majestic collection of four-posters, each with its own distinct personality. Beds can be personalised from a choice of 15 natural wood and painted finish options (colour matching service available). Or, as in the case of their leather beds, there are 20 stunning leather shades available, as well as bespoke colour options. To find out more, simply request your FREE brochure and wood samples today at www.revivalbeds.co.uk or call 01777 869 669. Samarkand Design Scotscape Sir William Bentley Billiards SAMARKAND DESIGN supplies original and distinctive hand-pleated lampshades and decorative accessories including lamps, cushions, quilts and rugs made from vintage and artisan dyed fabrics. Scotscape are the landscape construction specialists. This oak Cantilever pool table is a stunning example of the bespoke design and quality craftsmanship of their pool, snooker & dual- purpose dining tables, accessories & lighting – all of which are handmade in the UK. Our stunning collection of lampshades and lamps are designed to illuminate, complement and enhance any style. Whether it’s the cool and crisp feel of a beach house or the rich and romantic ambience of an English country house, our lampshades bring a distinctive quality to every room. Samarkand Design also offer a bespoke commission service. Our passion is greening up the built envir onment to support health wellbeing and biodiversity. We have worked with leading interior designers and hotels to design lampshades for specific schemes and we are happy to source accessories to order.. Visit samarkanddesign.com to view the range, contact info@samarkanddesign. com or call 07973 922943 for further details. Our 360 degree approach to landscaping includes construction, living walls, green roofs, lighting and irrigation. Our living walls can be seen across the UK, Europe and the Middle East and examples of our landscape construction work both commercially and domestically is based in the South East. For expert advice from a professional team please do not hesitate to contact us about your project. www.scotscape.net Tel: 0208 254 5000 email@example.com 86 The family-run business has restored and reproduced antique billiard tables for almost 40 years and is renowned for creating classic and contemporary new designs. Their truly bespoke service allows interior designers and their clients complete freedom of choice of material, shape, style, shade, texture & finish, and to specify every detail of each piece to ensure it is uniquely suited to the room for which it is designed. More of their beautiful tables can be found at billiards.co.uk, call 01264 731 210 to find out more, and to start designing your own, personal billiard table.