Enhancing Your Interiors with Sculptural Influences

At Interiors at 58, using sculptural pieces in our designs is about elevating a functional piece of furniture into something beyond its purpose; something that is also beautiful in its own right – something that makes it feel like you are adding a piece of art into your home. We love to use sculptural pieces in many of our projects, and luckily for us this trend is being embraced so there is lots of choice when it comes to abstract shapes, natural textures and plenty of curves!

This sculptural influence is something that you too can add to your home, and here are some of our favourite pieces.

Chairs and seating provide plenty of opportunity to add a touch of sculpture in any room from dining chairs to occasional chairs, and sofas and armchairs. Our top choices are the Santini Dining Chair from my furniture and the Boucle Upholstered Chair from Private Floor. Boucle is a wonderful natural texture like wool which enhances the artistic feel of a piece of furniture. It’s a very versatile fabric, working well in both contemporary and classic spaces and its typically neutral tones work in almost all schemes.

A chaise longue is typically a decorative piece and a thing of beauty and the simple lines and gentle curves of the Lima Chaise Longue from my furniture are just gorgeous. Upholstered in a stunning velvet fabric and sitting on a brushed brass base; its sculptural design is simply one of its aspects to admire and it will take centre stage in any room.

Coffee and side tables are another great way to add this influence to your home. We love the Richmond Big & Rich Gold Nest Tables from Olivia’s. They perfectly encapsulate the look with their smooth circular shapes and the gold metal finish gives any room a high-end feel and beautiful focal point.

If you want a fine frame to enhance the feeling of space in your room, the Loriini Coffee Table from Swoon should be top of your list! The brass base of the table forms a cage giving both an open feel and statement look. With an opulent white marble tabletop, it’s the perfect addition to any space. 

Sculptural and abstract pieces can also be defined by a more natural and handmade feel, with irregular sides, shapes and textures. This Birger Papier Mache Table Lamp from Sazy will help bring this current trend and feel to your home at an affordable price. 

Mirrors are always a great addition, they are versatile and affordable and come in a range of sizes and designs and maximise the light in the room. It’s no surprise to us that there are a plethora of mirror designs along the sculptural theme. One of our top picks is the Pond Mirror from Dunelm.  Not only is this a beautiful irregular shape but the brass frame elevates it to a look beyond its price point. We suggest using multiples of this mirror on a large wall to create a fantastic dramatic feature, or as a single it’s the perfect size to give your bathroom an updated feel.    

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Maximise the Light in Your Home All Year Round

In the world of interior design, light is an essential element that can transform the look and feel of your home. When we put together our designs we work with natural light, making the most of the sense of space it brings. We also consider how to bring more light into the home, whether that’s in a smaller, darker room or lighting up your home in the winter months.

Lights and mirrors are our favourite ways to enhance light in a room, and we will of course be bringing you our favourite ways to do this, but let’s not forget that there are other ways to encourage brightness into the darkest of corners.


When it comes to decorating your walls, opting for lighter colours like whites, creams and pastels will lift the room. These shades have a high reflective value meaning they bounce more light around the room, making it feel brighter and lighter. You don’t want your room to be bland so use accent colours carefully on walls or pieces of furniture to add colour without sacrificing the overcall brightness of the space. A great way to add interest to a room is by adding a contrasting trim to the room. You can see here some ways that you can achieve this look here.

Furniture Placement

The benefit of a bright décor will be lost without mindful consideration of the furniture arrangement in the room. The placement of furniture can significantly impact the flow of overall brightness of your space. Keep pathways to windows clear and place sofas, chairs and table a little way from windows to allow light to penetrate the whole room.

Choose open or light weight furniture, for example sofas and chairs with high legs to allow a more airy feel, or transparent materials like glass or acrylics. These also work well in small spaces as they maintain a sense of space and don’t crowd a room. The Jonathan Adler Jacques Two Tier Table from Sweetpea & Willow is the perfect example of how this can work. The clear acrylic shelves let the light flow around, and the brass accents give contrast that doesn’t dominate the room.

Mirrors and Reflective Surfaces  

Whatever your style, with such a wide variety of mirrors there will be something to suit your room and your taste. It could be a flamboyant statement mirrors; a piece of design art to be admired. Or it could be much simpler. If it’s reflective, it will add to the lightness and sense of space in a room. When placing your mirror, ensure that it is in a place where it is able to reflect light back into the room for maximum effect, and remember to pay attention to the opposite side of the room that will be reflected!

The Annadel Round Mirror from Dunelm is simple yet beautiful, and available in either a black or gold finish. This high end inspired design will add some luxe to your room.

If it’s a full length mirror you’re after, the Venus Full Length Wave Mirror from daals with make a stylish statement in any room with a variety of frame colours available.

Reflective mirrored and polished furniture not only will make the room feel bigger, they are also are an impactful design statement and will reflect light into your room. Whatever you budget you can really make a statement with reflective pieces.

The Eichholtz Sceptre Coffee Table from Sweetpea & Willow is a gorgeous example of contemporary design. Its stainless steel finish gives it the mirrored finish reflecting light.

The Pippard Cocktail Cabinet from Olivia’s has elegant simple lines, and he mirror maximises the light in the room, and the gold frame gives it a unique luxury feel; we love this!

The Sloane Chrome Sideboard from Nicky Cornell is an amazing piece of furniture. Its chrome finish is one to be admired, and it also means that it will blend into any room by reflecting the décor around it. It works brilliantly to provide storage space without detracting anything from the room.

General Tips

  • Keeping a room decluttered and clear will avoid adding shadows to a room
  • Keep your windows and light fixtures clean to maximise both natural and artificial light
  • Sheer curtains will allow some light in even when drawn and make sure any heavier drapes are sat back off the window so that they don’t block any light
  • Trim any trees or plants that are blocking natural light from the window.

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Get Ready for Some Outdoor Living

Interior design isn’t always about what’s going on inside your home. At this time of the year you’ll be looking forward to spending time in the garden, and we can help you design a space to allow you to enjoy doing just that.

Whether you’re aiming to create a tranquil oasis, a socialising hub, or a functional outdoor workspace, we are sharing tips to empower you to breathe fresh life into your outdoor areas, and encourage you to see the exterior of your home as an extension of your indoor living space.

An important part of summer outdoor living is creating shade from the summer sun. Add some style and animal print to your patio with the Black Sands Beach Umbrella from Sunday Supply Co. Its versatility gives you the option to use this in the garden or pack it up and take it to the beach. 

The perfect outdoor living space will give you shade and shelter in the daylight sun, but also provide warmth and light to allow you to use it past dusk and into the evening. A fire pit is the perfect addition to give light as the evenings draw in as well as the all important warmth to take the chill away. We love the Cast Iron Fire Bowl from Graham and Green, a must-have for those who enjoy relaxing and entertaining alfresco.

This beautiful hanging light from lights.co.uk can be used both inside or out. With a recess around the light element, you can place faux foliage to hang over the edge of the light creating an eye catching focal point. It’s an innovative way of adding greenery to your patio and decking areas.

A quick and easy way to light up your garden in style is with the Hanging Solar Lights from lights4fun. Simple to hang from trees or your pergola in your favourite sunny spot, they will bring the garden to life every night! 

Soft furnishings and accessories don’t just work inside your home, there is a place for them outside as well. Choose a rug for your patio like the Taro Black & White rug from benuta, to add a homely feel and a touch of cosiness. It is suitable for both in- and outdoor use, meaning you can use it all year round.

Cushions are a key part of your outdoor comfort, and with a wide choice there will be something for everyone. We love the Zacke, Areca and Contorno cushions from Oka. The qualities of the polyester fabric are that it is shower resistant and anti-mildew, but retains a soft, quality feel. Perfect for use outdoors.

You can go to town with your outdoor space or keep it simple depending on your needs or your style. Here are some quick wins for perking up your patio:

  • Hang an outdoor mirror to create lightness and brightness in even dark corners
  • Have blankets to hand for cuddling up in on chillier evenings
  • Benches and tables with hidden storage can hide away cushions and accessories
  • If space is limited, use vertical space with hanging planters or trellises for climbing plants

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Make the Most of Your Small Rooms with Clever Interior Design

When it comes to decorating small spaces, it’s essential to be creative and make the most of every inch of available space. Whatever the size of your space, interior design can help you create a comfortable and more functional home. Here are our top ideas to make the most out of your compact living space.

  1. Choose the Right Colours

Colours play an essential role in interior design. Using lighter colours can make a small space appear larger and more open. Neutral colours like beige, white, and grey work best, but you can add pops of colour with accessories or accent walls. Avoid using too many bold and dark colours, which can make the space feel smaller and cramped. The exception to this rule would be if you are trying to create a space that suits darker tones such as a snug or den, or possibly even a bedroom. If you use darker colours in smaller spaces we would suggest really embracing this look and painting the whole room in your chosen shade, including skirtings and ceilings to make the walls feel taller and prevent paint changes dividing the room.

  • Use Multipurpose Furniture

In small spaces, every inch counts. Choose furniture that serves multiple functions, like a sofa bed, a storage ottoman, or a coffee table with hidden storage. This will help you maximise your space without sacrificing style or comfort. Folding chairs and tables are also great options as they can be easily stored away when not in use.

Beds can be wonderfully versatile when it comes to being multi-purpose and having hidden storage. The Charlotte Storage Bed from Love Your Home is a perfect example. It comes with plenty of ottoman storage inside the bed so that you can keep your bedroom clutter free. A great stylish addition.  

  1. Make Use of Vertical Space

When you’re working with limited floor space, it’s essential to think vertically. Install shelves or bookcases that reach up to the ceiling. This will not only provide additional storage space but will also draw the eye upwards, making the space feel taller.

You will pay more for extra tall storage such as this stunning brass shelf unit from Wayfair, but at 220cm it gives a really good amount of extra storage compared to a typical height of around 180cm, and also will enhance the room aesthetically with its subtle luxury feel.

Hanging plants, artwork, or mirrors can also create the illusion of more space. The Venus Full Length Mirror from Daals is a perfect addition to make this illusion work.

  1. Keep it Simple

When it comes to decorating a small space, less is often more. Stick to a minimalist design with clean lines and simple shapes. Avoid clutter by limiting the number of decorative items and keeping everything organised. Use storage solutions like baskets, bins, and shelves to keep things tidy and out of sight.

  1. Use Light to Your Advantage

Natural light can make a small space feel larger and more open. Keep windows clear of obstructions and use sheer curtains or blinds that allow natural light to filter through. If your space doesn’t get enough natural light, consider adding artificial lighting, like lamps or track lighting. This will not only brighten up your space but can also create a cosy ambiance.

We love these linen-blend curtains from H&M which will allow your room to stay retain its light and brightness.

Interior design isn’t exclusive; whatever the size or shape of your home, a design can be created to make the very best out of what you have. Even in a small space you can create a comfortable and functional home that maximises every inch available.

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Artistic Interior Design

Art has the power to transform a space from ordinary to extraordinary. It adds personality, depth, and emotion to your interior design. Incorporating art into your home can be intimidating, but with a few tips and tricks, you can create an artful living space that reflects your unique style and personality. You don’t need a big budget, and we’re going to let you into a secret that it’s the frame that is key when it comes to awesome art.

If you have an A3 printer you can actually print out files from Etsy from as little as £5, get these framed beautifully for a cost effective uplift. We love this abstract art which works brilliantly in a black frame.

If you can’t print the art yourself you can choose a poster to buy from sites such as Desenio or Junique. If you need some guidance when it comes to choosing the right frame they have created pairings, however for long-lasting quality we recommend investing in a frame separately. Here is an example of what you can achieve with prints from Desenio:

When you are choosing a frame bear in mind that different styles will suit different images. We like to use more than one style of frame which then gives a layered look with depth. This differentiates bespoke framing from a high street purchase. It also means that you can make sure each frame complements the individual artwork in each one.

If you have a complex colour to match with, for example a certain shade of blue or green already in place in the room, many Etsy sellers offer bespoke canvas paintings where you request special colours or designs. These are sent rolled in a tube for you to have ‘stretched’ by local framers that really enable you to complement your scheme in a cost effective way. Here is one example from Etsy and you can see some ways that the artwork has been customised:

You could consider getting a cheaper canvas print and having it framed by professionals into a ‘box frame’. This really elevates the pieces and makes them look much more costly than they were. Add contrast with a pale gold or black frame to really make it pop.      

Art isn’t just about what hangs on the walls. Think about how you can incorporate art into other design elements, such as textiles, furniture, and accessories. A patterned rug or a sculptural vase can be just as impactful as a painting or photograph.

If you are ready to invest in higher end art we at Interiors at 58 have some fantastic contacts with luxury art suppliers who create stunning pieces in any size, colour and frame – you are guaranteed to find something perfect for your home and our discounts on RRP are very significant and make each piece incredibly good value.

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Springtime Interior Refresh

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, making it the perfect season to refresh your home’s interior design. With warmer weather and longer days, it’s the ideal time to create a space that feels light, airy, and welcoming. Whether you’re looking to make small changes or overhaul your entire home, there are plenty of ways to update your décor for the season.

  1. Bring in Fresh Flowers and Greenery

One of the simplest ways to refresh your home for spring is to bring in fresh flowers and greenery. Not only do plants add colour and life to your space, but they also purify the air and provide a sense of calm. Faux greenery is also a great addition to your home.

Arrangements from RTfact are an investment there’s no doubt about it but they have a stunning range of authentic faux flora. Make this beautiful relaxed natural arrangement centre stage on your dining table for high-end impact with an informal feel.

  1. Lighten Up Your Colour Palette

Spring is all about lightness and brightness, so consider lightening up your colour palette to reflect the season. Swap out heavy curtains for sheer ones that allow natural light to filter in, and opt for pastel or neutral colours that evoke a sense of calm and serenity. You can also add pops of bright colours to add interest and energy to your space. The Pom Tassel curtains from Anthropologie are light and airy and the trim detail makes them extra special.

  • Incorporate Natural Light

Take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather by incorporating natural light into your interior design. Open up your windows and let the sunshine in! You can also add mirrors or reflective surfaces to your space to accentuate the natural light and create a brighter, more open feel. By embracing natural light, you’ll not only enhance your home’s aesthetic, but you’ll also boost your mood and energy levels.

Add maximum light and beautiful curves to your home with this affordable oversized mirror from Daals.

  • Refresh Your Bedding and Linens

Spring is a great time to refresh your bedding and linens, as the warmer weather calls for lighter fabrics and brighter colours. Swap out your heavier bedding for a lightweight duvet, and choose linens in light, breezy fabrics like linen or cotton. You can add interest with patterned or textured pillows and throws.

Washed linen gives a lovely soft relaxed feel and the natural fibres will keep you cool, perfect for summer nights and this is a great choice from La Redoute.

  • Play with Patterns

Mix and match different patterns and textures to create a playful and inviting space. This can include anything from floral prints to geometric shapes to stripes and checks.

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Falling Back in Love with Your Home

We’re in the middle of what could be considered the coldest, bleakest time of the year. The excitement of Christmas has faded, and the spring seems quite a way off, and this often means everything around us can just feel a little tired and shabby. If you’re looking around your home thinking you’re a bit fed up with it and would like to perk it up, then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!


Experiment with moving and repositioning some of your furniture. Try different pieces in different areas and even in different rooms for an easy and cost free way to reinvigorate the space. Typically, odd numbered groupings with different heights feel the best and opt for balance rather than symmetry when dressing longer pieces of furniture.

The same applies to accessories; grouping them in different ways can give a totally new feel and look.


Nothing makes you feel more cleansed and ready for a new season than a good edit! Invest in good transparent storage boxes for things you want to keep and be ruthless with the rest! Clearing your surfaces, and even unseen spaces like drawers and cupboards will make you feel refreshed and organised and help give your home a new lease of life!

Up the Oxygen Levels

Add some real plants into your home! We love faux plants and there is such a beautiful variety to choose from, however a scattering of the ‘real deal’ in sunny and light areas will bring a lovely natural and fresh feeling and with a little love should last for years.

If you’re not naturally green-fingered, click here for helpful advice on how to keep your new plants alive.

Invest in a Lovely Aroma

Home interiors aren’t all about the aesthetics, there can be something for every sense. Spend some time picking out some scents that make you happy and introduce them to your home with diffusers, candles and room sprays. Walking into a home that smells just the way you want it to a great way to give your mood a little lift and help you feel more at home.  

We love… these gorgeous candles from Chloe Jade Home, they have a lovely scent as well as looking the part.

Deep Clean

This is a great time of year for a deep clean. Make sure the windows are sparkling and the skirting boards aren’t covered in dust is another great way to make your home feel its best and inspire you to keep everything looking perfect! If you’re moving furniture, clean the exposed areas before anything is replaced for a thorough job.

Storage Options

Clearing the clutter from your home will have an instant effect, but storage can often be restricted. Make use of storage choices like these trunks available on Amazon. They are pretty and practical, and will keep the clutter under control.


Choose a fresh bold colour for one of your rooms. It can be daunting thinking about painting all the walls a dark or vibrant colour; maybe your worried about the room feeling dark or the commitment to something completely different is a little scary. Instead of all 4 walls, paint just the ceiling, or only the strip above the picture rail. Both of these executions can really lift and refresh a room and help you feel excited about it again whilst keeping a light and airy feel!

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Interior Design for Selling Your Home

As we see a new year in, it’s definitely the time for new years resolutions, and for many that means big changes like moving home. Moving home is said to be one of the most stressful things that you can do in life. So, if you can make it easier it is definitely worth doing!

Finding your new home is only part of it, you need to sell your existing home in order to make that move. So how do you go about getting your home ready for selling?


Firstly, and most obviously, have a massive tidy and declutter. You will need to do this when you move, after all you won’t want to pay movers to pack and transport things you don’t need. Be strict with yourself; go through your items and consider whether you genuinely use or want it, and if not get rid of it. After a good clear out you can see exactly what you are dealing with.

Take Photos

We suggest taking some photos of your rooms yourself so you can get familiar with what angles look good and how things are looking in the photos. One thing we have learnt as Interior Designers is that when it comes to shooting a room, something that looks good in situ doesn’t always show up to its best in images, and sometimes angles that don’t look that strong in real life look amazing in photos. It’s worth getting to know what is working for you so you can direct and support the estate agent photographer when they arrive.


Once you have tidied and de-cluttered, have a look at the room through the photos you have taken and you will be able to see what is missing. Is your interior neutral and in need of some contrast to avoid appearing too bland in photos? In this scenario you could add some plumped up contrasting cushions, some real or faux greenery or replace tired light fittings with some up-to-date lighting choices to show that your home is refreshed and updated.

The Little Botanical Plant Shelfie Set from John Lewis is perfect for easily adding a little something to a room and the Ashcraft scatter cushions from Wayfair come in a range of colours to suit many a room.

Purchasing your updated items will be a great investment in getting the best price for your current home, and you can take them with you when you leave!

If your home is already full of colour and pattern you might want to dial back a bit for sale. Again, looking at the images you have taken on your phone will highlight this to you. Do you need to refine the colour palette or patterns to ensure they are not too distracting for a potential buyer?

Look over the photos for any paintwork that needs touching up, and tape up any loose wires so they are not visible in photos

Up-to-date and considered decor will give buyers the impression you have been maintaining your home and that it is in good condition throughout.


Storage will always be key so now is a good time to invest in attractive storage trunks, chests and boxes that can store all the little things we leave out on the surface day to day allowing you to show your home to its absolute best potential. We like these metal storage trunks from Vonhaus that are attractive as well as functional.

Kids’ rooms don’t have to be perfect but it’s important the buyer can see how they might use the room; decluttering and storage are particularly important in these areas.


Make sure you get as much light into the home as possible. For the initial photos and daylight viewings, draw back curtains and blinds to their maximum and open doors to ensure you don’t get left with dark corridors. If you have viewings in the evening or on a grey day, make sure that you turn lights on and use table lamps to get that light effect.

Floor Space

Unless you have a super large open space, floor space will be key. Put away anything that doesn’t need to be on the floor; think waste bins, magazine or newspaper storage and laundry baskets. While you may need these day-to-day, moving them out of the way will give a much better impression to prospective buyers. If you have any overly bulky items that take up a lot of floor space like a solid ottoman or side table consider replacing them with something slimmer in profile and on high legs so that buyers can see the full floor space. A great example of this effect working is with the Chesterfield Modern Footstool from SLF24.

Estate Agents

Finally, when you are choosing an agent consider the quality of the photographs and make that part of your choice as it really does make a difference; grainy images and bad angles will put off potential buyers.  

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Festive Interior Design Ideas

When it comes to Christmas decorations, we go big at Interiors at 58 HQ. We love Christmas and plan a theme each year. For 2022 we have gone with black, white and gold and we would like to inspire you. You’ll be seeing photos of our decorations on our Facebook page, but for now, here are some ideas for you to put together your own theme.

Start as you mean to go on with this beautiful white snowy and glittering faux wreath from Layered Lounge. Hang it on your front door to be the first thing that anyone sees when they visit you or choose an inside spot instead.

We love adding a touch of gold to our designs, and Christmas is no different. The Madam Stoltz metal tree decorations from Smallable are small and beautifully formed, these go perfectly with Temptation Gifts’ black baubles with gold stars.

Rockett St George always comes up trumps, and this year is no different! Their gold Christmas tree candles look great on a mantle piece or as part of a table display. If it’s real candlelight you’re using, the brass-coated mistletoe candle holders from RoyalDesign.co.uk add some extra luxury.

The white hanging branch decoration is a real statement piece and the gold crane print bauble is simply beautiful.

If you like to have an advent scene as part of your decorations, why not go for something a little bit different? We love this advent centrepiece from Ivy Line.

This garland from JD Williams is simple yet effective. Use it to decorate your mantle, staircase or doorway.

Remember that the dining table can make a fabulous focal point, but it’s so often forgotten. We’re bringing you table decoration ideas this month, follow us on Facebook to see the tips.

We’d like to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a happy new year. We’ll see you in 2023.

A Quick Home Refresh in Time for Christmas

We’re heading towards Christmas and many of us will soon be thinking about the Christmas decorations. Before you put those up, why not have a quick interiors refresh? Using accessories and easy additions you can quickly refresh the décor of your homes well in time for your Christmas guests.

Add Greenery

Adding plants immediately freshens a space. If you are using real plants then there are other benefits as well:

  • They make you feel calmer, reducing stress levels
  • They improve the quality of the air through a natural filtering process
  • Plants help you stay focused, and improve mood, productivity and creativity
  • Plants can help you fight colds by increasing the humidity – perfect for this time of year!

At this time of year you get a seasonal selection to choose from, so even before your Christmas decorations go up you’ll be feeling festive. We love the Advent Wreath and Candle Table decoration from lights4fun. Christmassy, but it also doubles up as a candle holder to use year round.

We are incredibly lucky to have Nelly Mosa on our doorstep on Castle Road in Bedford. Fay has a great wealth of knowledge, and if you are nervous about what real plants to choose and how to care for them she will be able to help you out. Click here to see some favourites that we’ve used in a recent project.

Soft Furnishings

The easiest way to get a real feeling of change in the room is to add a statement rug, this one from La Redoute has a lovely flat weave that will be practical during the wetter months and can be easily rolled up and stored when you are ready for a change

Updating curtains, cushions and throws will instantly give your room a different feel, and at this time of year help your décor transition from summer colours through to autumn and winter.

Quick Kitchen Fix

Over Christmas you could well find yourself spending a lot of time in the kitchen, whether that’s cooking a Christmas dinner, or creating Christmas cocktails for party guests. If you fancy a change, now’s the time to do it.

Paint or replace the cupboard and door fronts for a big change, or for something small yet effective, update the cupboard and drawer handles. This is quick easy and effective but will refresh the overall effect.

Upcycle Existing Furniture

You might think you’re ready to consign some of your furniture to the recycling centre, but if you still like it but feel it just doesn’t quite think, look at upcycling alternatives. Options include repainting, re-upholstering or repairing and re-purposing. This maybe a DIY project you want to take on, but if not there are experts who can help you create the perfect piece.

Feature Dining Table

Your dining table is an opportunity to make a statement. It will change between seasons, but it can be a focus piece all year round. We’re in time for a Halloween display now, and soon we’ll be thinking about the Christmas display for your table.

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