The Art of the Lie-in

20-11-2012
by T Thomas

The Art of the Lie-in

Its Sunday, your staring up at the ceiling with a perpetual glazed expression, your brain in deep freeze, with the book you’ve been trying to read for the last month abandoned yet again by your feet, half drunk cold cup of tea on the bedside and the dog is doing his best to hi-jack the last vestiges of remaining space unused by you and your snoring, equally knackered husband.

This is the time when you try to formulate the day’s good intentions, willing yourself to snap back into reality and get your carcass out of bed. But, its hard to get inspired, when you’ve not had the best nights sleep and you cant bare to skim your eyes over the bounteous collection of miss-matched clutter you call your bedroom.

Its funny how when you decorate your home you always think of what the kids might like first, then it’s the renewal of the lounge sofa, way past its sell buy date, then it’s the new kitchen and all its appliances, the last thing you often think about is your own room and ONLY haven.

Now lets fast forward the story to one week later and imagine how it could be?

Its half past nine. You’ve woken from a deep sleep and almost feel refreshed, soft dappled light is gently filtering through the windows and your husband isn’t making enough noise to drown out a male voice choir. You’ve also managed to read more than the same three paragraphs. The story has progressed and ‘Eduardo’ has indeed satisfied your curiosity! For once you’ve enjoyed every minute of the Sunday ritual.

So what happened?

You decided enough was enough and went shopping! Taking the time to check out that shop  "The Furniture Rooms,’ the one that has the intriguing radio advert and sell all those lovely pieces you keep spying in the window, then low and behold, your time paid off and you found it! An amazing set of bedroom furniture that would transform your Sundays.

A large Antique Empire Style Bow Front Wardrobe, French Empire Style Bedside, French Empire Style Chest and the icing on the cake…French Empire Style King-size Bed, all with heavenly inlaid Burr walnut. Your prayers have been answered and the dog you've decided will be demoted!

Written by Kim Freeman

 
 
Mid Century Desk and Chair by Vitorrio Dassi

Mid Century Desk and Chair by Vitorrio Dassi

  £4,250.00
   
Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

Art Deco Walnut Sideboard

  £1,200.00
   
Art Deco Slim Rosewood Hall Cabinet

Art Deco Slim Rosewood Hall Cabinet

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Dining Table in Rosewood by Spottrup

Mid Century Dining Table in Rosewood by Spottrup

  £1,450.00
 
 
Italian Brass and Goatskin Trolley by Aldo Tura c1970

Italian Brass and Goatskin Trolley by Aldo Tura c1970

  £1,150.00
   
Rosewood Sideboard by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex

Rosewood Sideboard by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex

  £2,250.00
   
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

  £2,250.00
   
Art Deco Tallboy by Maple and Co

Art Deco Tallboy by Maple and Co

  £950.00
 
 
Italian Art Deco Tall Chest c1930

Italian Art Deco Tall Chest c1930

  £1,100.00
   
French Art Deco Desk in Walnut

French Art Deco Desk in Walnut

  £1,150.00
   
Art Deco Black Desk c1950

Art Deco Black Desk c1950

  SOLD
   
Italian Birds Eye Maple Chest of Drawers c1950

Italian Birds Eye Maple Chest of Drawers c1950

  £750.00
 
 
Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet in Walnut c1930

  £1,850.00
   
Art Deco Coffee Table in Walnut c1930

Art Deco Coffee Table in Walnut c1930

  £950.00
   
Art Deco Writing Table in Satin Birch c1930

Art Deco Writing Table in Satin Birch c1930

  £1,450.00
   
Polished Steel Medical Cabinet c1930

Polished Steel Medical Cabinet c1930

  £1,650.00
 
 
Art Deco Coffee Table in Rosewood c1920

Art Deco Coffee Table in Rosewood c1920

  £650.00
   
Italian Inlaid Sorrento Table c1890

Italian Inlaid Sorrento Table c1890

  £850.00
   
Antique French Chinoiserie Kidney Writing Desk , c1860

Antique French Chinoiserie Kidney Writing Desk , c1860

  £5,800.00
   
Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs by Niels Moller Model 71

Mid Century Rosewood Dining Chairs by Niels Moller Model 71

  SOLD
 
 
Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

Pair of French Leather Club Chairs

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

Art Deco Armchairs in Walnut and Leather c1930

  £3,250.00
   
Mid Century Bronze Horse Rearing c1950

Mid Century Bronze Horse Rearing c1950

  £2,250.00
   
Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Periand c1960

Les Arcs Chairs by Charlotte Periand c1960

  £1,850.00
 
 
Rosewood Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius

Rosewood Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius

  £850.00
   
Art Deco Vase by Gerbino Vallauris

Art Deco Vase by Gerbino Vallauris

  £650.00
   
Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras

Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras

  £950.00
   
Mid Century Bedside Chests in Walnut

Mid Century Bedside Chests in Walnut

  SOLD
 
 
Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

Mid Century Italian Bar Gio Ponti Style c1950

  SOLD
   
Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard by Robert Heritage

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

Art Deco Walnut and Rosewood Side Table

  £1,850.00
   
Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

Mid Century Danish Desk in Teak by Lovig

  SOLD
 
 
Mid century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

Mid Century Danish Rosewood Sideboard

  £1,650.00
   
Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

Art Deco walnut Coffee Table

  SOLD
   
Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

Art Deco Rosewood Cabinet

  £550.00
   
Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

Pair of Mid Century Leather Armchairs

  £1,450.00