The Darling Buds of May

With April’s showers and sunshine having worked their magic outside, spring has truly sprung,  As the new leaves unfurl and the darling buds of May point the way towards the warmer summer season ahead outside, it’s only natural to want to bring a little of the outside into your home.

We’re not talking charmless chintz and swirly fern carpets.

Oh no. We’re talking lightly ornate without being wildly overt; pieces that will fit into the modern home without a huge amount of re-styling or restructuring your look.

Our mango wood Atika Grey Carved Chest of Drawers is great for any space where you need additional storage.  At home in the hallway as well as in the bedroom, the grey painted finish has been lightly sanded on the drawer fronts bringing an extra dimension to the intricately carved furls and florals.

Atika Grey Carved Chest of Drawers (£499)

Love the look but are limited for space?

Atika White Carved Bedside Cabinet (£179)

A smaller version – the Atika bedside cabinet – is available in both grey or white; a great little piece that works well as stand-alone storage and when paired either side of a bed.

Bold spirits.

Wake up on the wild side every day with our mango wood Fern Bedside Drawers with a bold, hand-carved, fern design; light whitewashed finish and matt brass-finish legs and handles.

Fern Bedside Drawers (£229)

A great piece to blend the botanical vibe effortlessly with your existing style and colour scheme in your home.


Looking for something that combines mid-century modern with a side order of subtle flower power?  Say hello to our rising star, the Phoenix Bedside Table.

Phoenix Bedside Table (£109)

The warm honey hues of the mango wood contrast beautifully with the white metal used on both the drawer front and as simple cups on the feet to balance the look.  The white metal of the drawer features a geometrical, relief floral design adding texture and interest without being over-fanciful.

Fronds with benefits.

The best part of bringing a new piece of furniture into the home is that you’re are also adding a surface to stand a plant or three on!

Succulent; Photo by Unsplash

Frankly, we can’t get enough of plants.  Especially as they introduce a very tangible source of wellbeing and nature into any space.


Opt for top air-improving plants such as The Snake Plant or Aloe Vera in the bedroom.  Both of these actually pump oxygen back into the room whilst you sleep, enabling you to have a really good night’s sleep.  Wake up refreshed, rested and ready to embrace the full joys of spring.

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