Making News This Week at the duckeggBLUE Stores

Making News This Week at the duckeggBLUE Stores

A Quintessential Design Classic

Synonymous with elegance and class, Chesterfield Sofas are found in interiors of every architectural and decorating style all over the world. Sharing a complex history alongside the elite, the privileged and aristocrats, chesterfields are the type of couches that were seen in the confines of old gentleman’s institutions, government buildings and luxurious homes for generations. Chesterfield sofas are all about the design and structure. The sofa’s quilted; buttoned upholstery and use of premier leather hides make this sofa a remarkable choice. It is an ageless and timeless masterpiece, a design classic in today’s world. quintessential duckeggBLUE has lovingly sourced from France three vintage leather chesterfields, all of which are in excellent condition and taking pride of place in our bricks & mortar store. Can’t get in? Check out our new finds on line today.

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Making News This Week at the duckeggBLUE Stores

Comes With A History

Staddle Stones – also known as ‘mushroom stones’ – are mainly found in rural England. They date from as early as the 18th & 19th century, and were originally used to raise barns and granaries off the ground in order to protect the stored crops from vermin and water damage. The circular shape of the staddle tops made it almost impossible for rodents to climb up and over into the hay or grain stored in the barns above. Regional influences allowed for various types of stone with variations in form, shape, and size. Here at quintessential duckeggBLUE we just love the unique patina that each of these exceptionally hard-to-source stones upholds, great repurposed as impressive garden decorative features.

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Making News This Week at the duckeggBLUE Stores

Behind The Scenes: Follow Our Sourcing Travels On Instagram

Ever wondered exactly what our founder gets up to while searching for and re-claiming industrial & antique objects throughout Europe? Follow Leanne’s inspirational Instagram feed today and travel with her throughout England, France & Belgium. From reclaiming industrial lighting from factories, finding hidden treasures at the back of Belgian farm buildings and rummaging through flea markets in the east of France, to battling the weather of her homeland, Blighty, while salvaging decorative and quirky finds that appeal to her British humour. Follow @quintessential_duckeggblue for your daily dose of covetable style.

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The Ease of Understated French Style

Dating from around 1880, quintessential duckeggBLUE’s Napoleon III Parlour Chair is truly elegant. Of small proportions, and set on original legs and castors, the understated style of the hessian and cotton covering can add charm to any home. Napoleon III style is the name commonly given to the 19th-century style of Renaissance Revival in France which flourished during the Second French Empire under the patronage of Napoleon III. Beautiful as is, un-upholstered, with the detail of the framework showing (this is how Leanne would display it within her home), this chair can also be easily upholstered in a fabric of your liking. New in store, this covetable chair will add a touch of French style to your décor.

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Our Verdict: Tres Bien Vanessa Bruno

Masculine and mannish themes are key this season, oversized coats, knits and androgynous tailoring are all getting a look in somewhere. But for some designers this is nothing new, merely their signature style. Our case in point is Vanessa Bruno’s ATHE winter collection which has just arrived in store here at duckeggBLUE, who does so well sophisticated tailoring but always manages to keep it with the just the right amount of girliness too. Tres Bien indeed!

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True Blue Denim

Inspired by a classic work wear shirt, this washed-denim shirt by Adriano Goldschmied (AG) is handsome and robust. Constructed in the USA and treated for a soft handle and vintage look, it is sure to be a weekend favourite. Wear it open over a striped tee or team it back with your favourite pair of chinos, it makes for an irresistible part of any man’s casual wardrobe. Check it out today at The Man Next Door.

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