A sneaky peak behind our Spring photoshoot

It's difficult to think of a beautiful warm spring as we race into winter. However, that's what the Feather & Black team has been upto for the last few weeks. Hunting out new locations, casting models and choosing our favourite products from next seasons new range of furniture and linen. So at 7.30am on a cold misty morning the team start to arrive at Purley Hall, near Reading. Its a stunning location, originally built in 1609 - we felt like we were walking into Downton Abbey! The first hour is spent frantically unpacking. It's always a relief when everyone and...

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December 9th 2011

 

Pyjamas: A brief history

Ah yes, PJ’s, pyjamas, jammies and jim-jams. We can’t be without them when the weather turns grey and times get tough! Through the years, I’ve sported many a night garment, from power rangers PJ’s to an adult size onesie. Yes I know what you’re all thinking - why does a grown man need a onesie? The simple answer is that rubbing your feet on the carpet and static shocking your housemates is the best pastime when it’s too cold to go outside! The original pyjamas were loose fitted trousers with a draw string waistband, worn by those in South and...

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November 2nd 2011

 

Our linen journey

All of our luxurious bed linens are entirely exclusive to Feather & Black and we spend a long time making sure that we give you something beautiful, versatile, ethically sourced and always the best quality. The process we go through to create them is often unknown to most so here’s some information to shed light on what goes on behind the scenes: Feather and Black’s bed linen is put together as a collection, with cushions and throws to complement. We start with the basis of colour for every season. The colour is incredibly important and we take seasonal trends and...

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November 1st 2011

 

Precious minutes on your mattress

As some of you will already know, the clocks are due to go back on Sunday to give us all that glorious reward of an extra hour in bed. But what are we all going to do with those precious few minutes? Most of us will choose to sleep it away and put it towards catching up on some ‘zz’s’ but I’m sure there are the few of us all that want to be super-productive and put the extra time to good use. Here are 3 ideas aimed at that dynamic minority. 1.) Super breakfast – Naturally, food is the...

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October 28th 2011

 

How to furnish your guest room

Whether it’s for your snoring spouse or moody mother-in-law, a guest room is a must have for your humble abode. Some of us out there may see substantial difficulty in making space for such a necessity but I’m here to tell you that it can be achieved with ease! So here are tips to help you along your way: 1.) Acceptable in the 80’s - When most of us think ‘guest bed’, our minds are instantly turned to unruly images of raised divan bases or a military style foldaway that looks like nothing more than a ping pong table with...

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October 28th 2011

 

When only your bed will do

This week I'm writing on a new slant and I'm going to tell you a bit about me and my sleep (or lack of it). The week before last, I spent a week at my parents due to a huge extension project which has left me without a kitchen, hallway or functioning living room. Chaos is not the word and with 2 young children under the age of 4, my husband and I took the decision to move out while we knock down walls and try and make good again. Off we trotted to my parents (poor parents I know...

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October 7th 2011

 

Henley store now open

Just when you thought things couldn't get any better, we've just opened another store! Here's a few pictures of our lovely new creation.

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September 28th 2011

 

New Ashby Range

Headlined by an imposing sleigh bed, the classic Ashby is crafted to time-honoured technique from sustainably-sourced Indonesian mahogany. Lustrous patina and high gloss finish achieved through a skilled lacquering process Bow-fronted cabinets featuring traditional frame and panel technique Bedside table, drawers and dressing table all feature felt lined hidden drawers Tell us what you think? We'd love to hear from you!

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August 22nd 2011

 

Our new Tempur mattress range

Some new exciting Tempur mattress additions will soon be coming to Feather and Black. The range includes their new Cloud mattress which has taken America by storm! All of our store managers spent the day testing them all and making sure they product is the best we can offer. As you can see the testing was very comprehensive! The all new Tempur range will be coming to a store near you in September! The full range will be in selected stores only.

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August 18th 2011

 

New Ceylon Range

Heralded by a majestic 4 Poster Bedstead, this elegantly minimalist and Colonial-inspired collection is beautifully crafted from rich sustainable rubberwood. All pieces in this range boast a lustrous patina and authentically distressed finish. The bed features hidden fixings and a sprung slatted base for extra comfort The bedside and chest come fully assembled All pieces boast a distinctive oriental design Tell us what you think? We'd love to hear from you!

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August 3rd 2011

 

New Amberley Range

Our brand new Amberley range is the long awaited and greatly anticipated replacement of our much loved Grantchester. Crafted from exquisite American oak and in the French style of Louis Philippe, this contemporary and stylish collection is a beautiful addition to any home. The bed features hidden fixings, a sprung slatted base and a small foot end that’s perfect for taller customers or small bedrooms. The bedside, chest and dressing table feature exquisite Polonia drawer boxes This classic range has a smooth lacquered finish Tell us what you think? We'd love to hear from you!

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July 22nd 2011

 

Create a coastal retreat

Creating a coastal retreat is all about linking your living space with the surrounding environment. It’s always best, when designing a coastal living space, to take inspiration from what’s just outside your door and replicating that aesthetic as closely as you can. With summer already here, now is a perfect time for some decoration, renovation and above all, reinvention. So here are 5 tips to creating your perfect coastal retreat: 1.) Light, Bright and pearly white – It’s all about letting in those rays, so keep those windows open and do away with the dark coloured curtains. Stick with pure...

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July 7th 2011

 

Pinterest: A social catalogue

I’m sure most of you are aware of what it is by now and I’ve been happily pinning away for a couple of weeks. For those of you that don’t know, Pinterest is a website that allows you to ‘pin’ pictures from anywhere on the web (including Pinterest itself) onto virtual boards that you can name whatever you like. The idea being that it replaces a traditional pin board where you would rip out pictures of magazines and pin them up for inspiration. It’s a great tool for those of you redesigning your bedroom and needing a place to put...

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June 22nd 2011

 

Summer Sale now underway

Our Summer Sale's official launch is today. Our biggest and best yet sale, we've got some brilliant deals to be had on all bedrooms, including up to 50% off our kids collections of beds and furniture too. Have a browse, you'll find it hard to resist...

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June 20th 2011

 

7 tips on getting a good night's sleep

So, you’ve found the perfect bed and mattress, now learn how to get a great night’s sleep... (by the way if you haven’t yet found the perfect mattress pop into your nearest store where our experts can help). Your bedroom should be as cool, quiet and uncluttered as possible. Move computers, work papers and exercise bikes into another room – they’ll only remind you of chores, or worse make you feel guilty! Set your inner time zone Get in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle by establishing a consistent bedtime and wake up pattern. Random sleep patterns will only...

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June 8th 2011

 

Offer of the week

This week we're focusing on French elegance and giving you an extra 10% off our stunningAvignon French Grey collection, already with 20% off. This pretty furniture collection is bang on trend and has many added features. Designed exclusively for Feather & Black. Crafted from hand-painted rubberwood (used for it's eco-friendly and sustainble properties) and tungwood. Each furniture piece has hand-carved flowers and brass handles. The drawers boast dovetailed joints and contrasting natural wood drawer boxes. The bed has hand carved finials and a sprung slatted base to give you the optimum support during the night.

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May 18th 2011

 

Half price kids bedroom furniture

Our fun and colourful Noah collection of kids bedroom furniture in fire engine red, sky blue and marshmallow pink is now half price. There's only limited stock available so give the kids an early Easter treat and brighten up their bedrooms.

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April 14th 2011

 

Chichester Clearance Event

So the sun is out, why not head to the beach this weekend. On the way, pop in to our south coast Chichester clearance store for our biggest weekend of the year. Tomorrow and Sunday we will be giving you up to 75% off discontinued items and also imperfect stock.

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March 25th 2011

 

Inspiration Style January

Here are a few trends, ideas and books that we are loving this month - I would love to hear your thoughts about what you are loving this month on our Facebook page... 1) January isn't a month where very much is celebrated because after all the festivities we often don't have the energy but Burns night on Friday 25th January is a celebration we can get into - we will be dressing in our tartan singing auld lang syne and enjoying a delicious supper. The key to this trend is to let the natural beauty of oak wood be...

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January 11th 2011