Summer Staycation; explore the exotic from the comfort of home.


With summer now upon us it is time to kick back and relax, but why have the hassle of travelling to the exotic places on your bucket list when you can bring those summer vibes directly into your home. Here at Atkin and Thyme, we have done all the travelling for you to bring you the luxurious international feel to your summer staycation. Read more on some of our favourite exotic furniture ideas to bring into your home.

New York, New York!

Entertaining on those warm summer nights is one of the greatest pleasures of the season and so our Odyssey Marble Bar Trolley is perfect for preparing and serving those all-important evening cocktails. A chic art deco feel combines glass and hand forged iron to just ooze jazz glamour, so you can host the perfect summer party with ease. Team with our Gatsby Nesting Side Tables to ensure the New York feel continues throughout your room and those delicious canapes are within easy reach as you dance the night away.

Odyssey Bar Trolley (£329)
Gatsby Marble Nesting Side Tables (£229)

Opulent Versailles and Tranquil Egypt

Continue your own odyssey with the vibrant and luxurious Carnaby Footstool. The rich navy blue hues of this footstool and elegant gold look base will transport you back to the splendour of Versailles. With plenty of space to rest your feet, this beautiful footstool is a must have for any room where you plan on soaking up the sun, or simply relaxing after a busy day.  For an added feel of decadent relaxing why not add in a rich throw to keep off any chills and ensure your peace and quiet is as cosy as any royal room. The pattern and design you chose can enhance the exotic furniture you are incorporating into your home.

Maximise the summer light by using mirrors to add to your calming aesthetic. We are head over heels for the Lotus White Metal Wall Mirror. The beautiful simplicity of this mirror allows you to bring peace and tranquillity to your room, without the need to travel to Egypt. Symbolising detachment and purity of thought, this stunning mirror follows the shape of the lotus flower and will allow summer light to fill your room, making you feel as if you have indeed travelled to far flung lands.

Carnaby Footstool in Blue Velvet (£99)
Lotus White Metal Wall Mirror (£199)

All Aboard for Sunny Spain

El Capitan Sideboard (£699)

Every traveller needs plenty of luggage space, and a staycation is no exception! Our exotic El Capitan Sideboard has a mango wood finish and stunning brass plated handles and base. Offering plenty of storage to keep all your creature comforts shipshape, this delightful sideboard lends an air of jungle exploration to any room, whilst allowing you to stay clear of creepy crawlies! Why not bring the sensuous languor of Spain into your living room with the stylish Alhambra Ceiling light. Available in both white and burnished copper this stunning light echoes the soft opulence of a Spanish palace, and is perfect for entertaining beneath with a chilled glass of something delicious.

Alhambra Contemporary Ceiling Pendant in Ivory (£99)
Alhambra Ceiling Light in Burnished Copper (£99)
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