5 new statement pieces your home will love
Make way for the latest additions to the Swoon + John Lewis & Partners collaboration
If you’re looking to give your living or dining room a dramatic makeover for autumn, ready to entertain friends in style, then talking-point furniture is as important as atmospheric lighting and your collection of barware.
Choosing a hero piece will make your space look the part – think boutique hotel lobby meets chic bar. The latest additions to the Swoon + John Lewis & Partners collaboration are certainly worth considering. Let us introduce you.
The coffee table
Small enough to use as an additional side table, yet with enough design credentials to take centre stage, the new Emerson coffee table has inlaid lines of brass geometrically joined and scattered across the tabletop, which, along with a handy shelf, is supported by three protruding legs. Note the subtle tray edge… practical yet stylish. And there’s a matching side table launching, too, which looks great teamed with an accent chair.
The home bar
A bar cart or cabinet provides the perfect opportunity to pull out the stops and impress guests with your mixology skills. The new Raine collection comprises three great living/dining pieces, including this cabinet (above), with its sleek brass semicircle handles; a bar trolley and a side table. But this range isn’t only about good looks: the marble top has been gently milled, which means any spills won’t trickle down the cabinet. Pick out the gold highlights and match your accessories.
The shelving unit
Create space to express your styling skills with an eye-catching shelving unit. Choose something that creates intrigue or even illusion, like the new Carson shelving unit. Available in two heights, its chopstick-like brass frame looks as if it crosses over, but in fact the supports don’t even touch. They make great bookends, too. Break up the lines with a few pot plants, giving your favourite pieces room to shine.
Who doesn’t love a clever piece of storage? With space increasingly at a premium in our homes, the sideboard has a new sibling – the side or storage cabinet. Shorter but taller, the storage cabinet avoids looking too blocky by clever detailing, such as the brass detailing on the Mendel cabinet. Open its two doors to reveal four compartments – clever.
Low-level media units allow space above for wall-mounted TVs and art, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a statement. Detail is key – the two cupboard doors of the Franklin unit are designed with wood cut at angles and reassembled in a mesmerising pattern, giving your scheme eye-catching texture.