Cornwall Living 2018

A fresh start

From beds and sofas to the best shade for achieving that indoor, coastal feel, Julian Foye can help you and your tired home décor start afresh.

he team at Julian Foye always have ears to the ground when it comes to interior style. Indeed, when we recently caught up with them, they informed us that this year’s colour of the year, as announced by Pantone, is greenery, which we’re told is a refreshing and revitalising shade that symbolises new beginnings. According to Pantone, Greenery reflects the flourishing foliage and lushness of the outdoors. In particular, it works well in dining and sitting rooms.

The first colour of the year to ever be selected by Pantone was cerulean blue. Even today, it’s a popular choice with the Julian Foye team, who love nothing more than the coastal-inspired. In fact, in Cornwall, with its vast coastline and light-filled properties with white-washed interiors, the coastal look appeals to many. In particular, those who escape the city and spend their downtime relaxing on the coast tend to actively seek out properties in which the décor matches the sand and sea surrounding them.

What coastal style does is bring the ambience of the Cornish outdoors in. cerulean blue, which bridges the gap between azure and sky blue, has calming qualities that make it an ideal foundation on which to base a room’s design. However, similarly to green, if certain shades of blue aren’t used with care, they can create a cold feel. While this isn’t a problem during the summer when the sun beams through the windows, with rental periods extending over the winter and spring months, a cosier décor is often called for. Cerulean blue, when used alongside grey upholstery, can result in a fresh, calming look that’s cosy and inviting, even on the dullest of days. So, if you’re a holiday-homeowner looking to get the most out of your investment, coastal style is certainly something to consider.

Recently, the Julian Foye team has been busy visiting furniture shows and ordering the new ranges that’ll feature in the company’s showrooms this year. Modern and natural were two of the main themes during their search and lighter, grey-coloured woods are certain to make an appearance. You can also expect to see more furniture made from reclaimed wood, as well as surfaces that are inspired by nature and built from eco-friendly products. In fact, whatever style, purpose or material you have in mind, when you walk into one of the Julian Foye showrooms, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your needs.

For instance, perhaps you work from home and need a space in which to focus; or you want to make room for the kids to do their homework. If so, incorporating a study area into your home can really pay dividends. It doesn’t have to be an entire room, indeed many who don’t have a room to spare simply choose to devote an area to the cause, with the simple use of a desk and storage unit. There’s a wide range of options to achieve just this in the Julian Foye showrooms, so why not get yourself there and check it out for yourself?

Maybe you’re looking for a leather alternative that can stand up to the test of children and pets. If so, Aqua clean upholstery is the perfect solution, as it can be wiped clean with just water – you can even get biro pen stains off! The invisible coating on the fibres of the fabric simply won’t compromise the surface of the fabric, meaning it’ll still provide that cosy feel while giving you the peace of mind you need when investing in a beautiful new piece of furniture.

One of the most – if not the most – important pieces of furniture you’ll ever invest in is your bed. This is where you find sanctuary after a busy day and, often, is one of the only places you can get some true peace and quiet. Julian Foye specialises in supplying pocket-sprung beds with natural fillings. So, visit the showroom and try beds that have been sourced from many options to provide the best in comfort and value. With independently working springs, your new mattress will conform and adjust to your body contours, allowing you a restful sleep, every night.

For in-depth advice on your interior scheme, just pop in for a free consultation with one of Julian Foye’s designers and create your fresh start.


Showrooms in Truro, St Austell, Wadebridge & Hayle

01872 222226

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