Harveys Furniture

If you’ve been following me for a little while now you will know that our ensuite bathroom renovation is well underway… I mean we started in January (I know, I know) so praise the lord (or Matt, because God definitely didn’t build it) that it’s nearly complete, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! Anyway, the reason I’m waffling on about this is because part of the renovation involved knocking through (and putting a door in) from the master bedroom, this was at the beginning of the year but it’s taken me such a long time to start thinking about what I was going to do with this wall and the space in front of it – it’s hard to imagine anything when the space in question is piled high tools, tiles and never settling dust – seriously, you guys think my bedroom is immaculate, it’s the absolute opposite and has been for months. It upsets me every day how dirty and messy it is, but it will all be worth it in the end right?! My dilemma of what to do with this space may seem trivial but so much money and hard work has gone into this ensuite that the last thing we want is for the feature wall that the bathroom door is on, to not to live up to what’s inside. It would be like putting the Mona Lisa in an old shed, it just wouldn’t do it justice – and yes, my bathroom is without a doubt my Mona Lisa, it’s nowhere near finished but I already love it, watching it all come together finally is pretty amazing. I cannot wait to show you guys!

So after scouring the internet and trying far too many sample pots of paint out on the wall, I decided that Farrow & Ball Calamine (the same as on my gallery wall in my office) was the perfect choice, especially teamed with all the gold bits that I knew would be on this wall (light switches, door handle, picture frame) – I’m just loving pink and gold together at the moment. After paint selection, it was time to find the perfect occasional chair for in the corner. How much this chair will actually be sat on I don’t know, I mean, you tell me… Those of you that have a chair of sorts in your bedroom, who (or what) spends more time sat on it, you? Or the clothes you have slung on there? I have a sneaky suspicion that it’s the latter. None the less, the chair needs to be well made and comfy for the times that I do decide to take a perch there, because once it’s all together this will make the perfect reading corner (but it also must have a arms and a back so that when I pile my laundry high on it, it’s not going to fall off onto the floor… jokes… kind of).

Harveys totally caught me by surprise, I found the exact Scandinavian looking chair I’d been envisioning in my head. The Lemora Occassional Chair which you can get a sneak peek of here. But would they have the perfect grey toned fabric that I wanted? I am super picky when it comes to shades of grey after all, so I was sceptical I must admit. Luckily Harveys have over 80 fabrics to choose from which meant I could order a bunch of grey fabric samples that I thought might work and have them delivered to me at home so I could see the different colours in situ and picture my dream chair against the calamine wall. I honestly can’t recommend getting samples enough, no matter how good the website or how good the images are, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially if you’re buying a made to order piece of furniture, it’s an investment so make sure you get exactly the colour you want! Or if you live nearby a Harveys store, (there’s 150 of them nationwide so it’s likely),  you can head there and have a look at all the samples on offer!

When the samples arrived I knew in an instant which was going to work (the fabric is gorgeous and you just can’t do any fabric proper justice on screen so it’s definitely worth getting the samples), Quinn Steel. AKA perfect shade of grey. I just love a grey with a bluey tone to it so this ticked all the boxes for me (or the one box technically).

Time to order. Now Harveys has three main collections, one of which is Sofas By You, this is the collection that the Lemora Occasional Chair is from, the whole idea of this collection is that there is something for everyone (traditional and contemporary styles) and that it can be personalised to you – from the size, shape and fabric, even the colour and style of the feet. Each of these customised pieces are then handmade in Britain (which I love), and delivery is under six weeks – and six weeks actually isn’t bad at all for a totally customised, made to order piece of furniture. Bravo Harveys!

I’m writing this weeks on after ordering and my chair has actually arrived now (it’s so much more perfect than I already imagined)… but I’m saving that for another post so you’ll just have to watch this space to see the big reveal!

(P.S. How amazing are my new light switches!!!)

*This post is in collaboration with Harveys but as always my opinions and words are my own.

Harveys Furniture

Harveys Furniture

Harveys Furniture

Harveys Furniture

Harveys Furniture