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Casa De Frems
Casa De Frems - Blog Feature
Casa De Frems is an Instagram account by Emma McGeehan, a self-professed lover of dugs, gin and sheepskin rugs. Her Instagram is a beautifully curated profile showcasing her and her husband's beautiful home.
Emma has been a regular customer with ourselves for a long time and we absolutely love seeing our products pop up in our news feed. She has a real eye for interior design as well as photography, with beautiful images throughout her profile.
Be sure to follow her Instagram at Casa De Frems, you won't regret it!
Audrey Midi Sofa (Fabric) & Fontaine Footstool (Fabric)
Emma's living room; featuring our Alexander & James Audrey Midi sofa and Fontaine footstool (both in Plush Asphalt). These two pieces work perfectly together, and plush finish really has a touch of sophistication. It's even doggy approved!
Audrey Midi Sofa (Fabric)
Fontaine Footstool (Fabric)
Iron Mirrored Wall Clock
The Iron Mirrored Wall clock is really our must have item, a great statement piece on any wall; and as you can see from Emma's home, the perfect item to sit above a mantelpiece. This is our most popular mirrored clock, and when you see it here, it's easy to see why.
Riga Dining Chair
Although advertised as a Dining Chair, Emma shows that the Riga also makes for the perfect office chair. Stylish with faux leather upholstery and industrial looking frame.
Quite possibly our most popular item of all time, the Jude is a real classic. Coming in over 50 leather or fabric options, this little chair is cute as a button. Emma uses it's small size perfectly, situated at the top stairs in her landing.
African Tribal Man Picture
This huge African Tribal Man picture sits fantastically with Emma's dark grey and white colour scheme. A large piece of wall art can make such a difference. Don't you agree this looks fab on their wall? A great piece to push you a little out of your comfort zone, and definitely a great talking point with any guests.
Richmond Dining Chairs
Emma has an absolutely beautiful kitchen, and our Richmond Dining chairs (pictured in Destroyed Black) sit pride of place. The Richmond is great dining chair, with shapely winged back making it an absolute treat to sit on. These dining chairs also available in a variety of leathers and leg finishes, making it versatile and able to suit any home.
Large & Small Blue Candles
Our candles are always a popular item, as lets face it, who doesn't love a candle? Here we can see Emma making a beautiful composition along with her faux foliage in the background. A great colour combination with her white and grey colour scheme too.
Thanks for reading, and I'm sure you will all agree her home is absolutely beautiful. Don't forget to give her account a follow here, and while you're on Instagram, don't forget to follow us too if you haven't already.
Annie Mo's Voucher Giveaway
Throughout August we shall be Giving away £2000 worth of Annie Mo's vouchers to our customers, to be in with a chance to win all you have to do is spend more than £50 in store or online & you'll automatically be entered into that weeks draw for a chance to win £500 in Annie Mo's Vouchers
Each Week 1 winner will be chosen at random in store.
The First Draw will open Saturday 5th August, closing midnight Friday 11th August.
Competition Terms and Conditions
All orders in store & online will be entered into the same draw
Only one entry into each draw per person, you may enter each weekly draw.
Each weekly draw will run Saturday - Friday. Entries to the weekly draw will close at midnight on Friday.
Promotion is open to UK residents (England, Scotland, and Wales.) only.
The information you provide when you place your order will be used by Annie Mo's to manage the competition and notify winners.
No cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. Annie Mo's reserves the right to offer alternative items of a greater or equivalent value should unforeseen circumstances require it.
Any person found to submit false details will be disqualified from the draw.
The winners consent to publication of their name on the Annie Mo's website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter.
If the prize is not claimed within 7 days we reserve the right to redraw.
The Promotion is run by Annie Mo's Limited Email: email@example.com
Annie Mo's Instagram giveaway
This month we'll be giving away 10% discount codes for our online store! To get your hands on one all you need to do is post a picture of your favourite Annie Mo's piece in your home along with the tag #anniemos it's that simple.
vouchers are not redeemable against clearance items or items currently on sale, only 1 discount code per customer, discount codes only redeemable online.
Why it's good to double up
As autumn sets in, so does the nesting instinct. The humble footstool is the perfect companion for cosy nights in, so if you’ve shied away from them in the past, it’s time for a rethink. As fringing and tassels make way for all sorts of contemporary designs, there’s never been such a stylish way to put your feet up, whichever room you’re in.
Where space allows, a pair of footstools is a lovely touch, creating a sense of symmetry in a room (not to mention avoiding arguments about sharing). These buttoned fabric beauties create a classic look and the generous size means there’s room for a couple of small ones to squeeze on each one when they’re watching TV.
Think carefully about your choice of armchair...
Authentic vintage revival bedroom ideas
Bedrooms of old were completely cut off from the world, with no Twitter or Netflix, MP3 players, tablets, TVs, or telephones.
Grey is the new black!
For years the default colour for walls was magnolia. There is simply no going wrong with this neutral colour, a shade darker than white but not really a commitment to a colour either.
Let's talk books...
Let’s talk books! You heard me right – books. I love a good book. There is nothing that beats the smell of an antique bookshop and owning hundreds or even thousands of books with the potential of reading them (one day) is not just a fad.
Leather Care - Do's and Dont's
Do's and Dont's and a guide on how to look after your leather furniture.
Example of lovely leather sofa (Abraham Corner Unit)
-Dust regularly using a soft lint free cloth
-Vacuum regularly using a soft brush – crumbs and fluff can cause premature wear
-Wipe away liquid spills and stains using a soft moist cloth.
Do not soak the upholstery if it becomes over wet remove excess liquid and allow to dry naturally.
-Do not use household detergents, wax or spray polish or any proprietary brand fluids or abrasive cleaners on the leather as this will damage its surface.
Example of overly wet leather
If the surface of the leather becomes scuffed, scratched, damaged in any way or the surface changes colour then contact a leather specialist for advice and/or repair.
Example of scuffed leather
What is your piece of leather furniture made from?
2 ) semi-aniline
3 ) pull up Pu - imitation leather
Example of PU leather seat on dining chair
We recommend the use of a proprietary leather cream.
What does leather cream do? Does it feed leather?
Yes, it contains natural oils and waxes to soak in and feed leather. However, only a few leathers actually need feeding. These are unfinished leathers like aniline and pull up. The rest of the leather on the market contains a painted finish and lacquer coating and so cannot be and do not need fed. These leathers need their finish protected - this is what the protection cream does.
Example of leather cream - we recommend products that are of good quality. Other brands are available.
Will leather protection cream damage my leather?
No, it contains no solvents or abrasives or any other chemical that can cause damage to your leather. It has the exact opposite effect: it helps prevent the leather from being damaged.
Does the leather protection cream prevent staining?
It helps repel stains, both oil and water based. Common ones are dye transfer from clothes and juice or tea spills. It will prevent dye being transferred and it will retain other stains on the surface so they can be easily wiped off.
I have a natural (absorbent leather) is it safe to use?
It is excellent on these types of leather: Aniline, Pull Up and oily/waxy pull ups. Two applications are necessary as the first will totally be absorbed by the leather. It will stop the leather from absorbing any stains, which it otherwise would do. It also lubricates the leather fibres preventing them from abrading one another and so will stop your leather from wearing.
Will it make my leather slippery?
No, as long as the directions are followed correctly using the product sparingly it will not make your leather slippery.
Does leather protection cream make my leather shine?
One application will not, it will match the sheen your leather already is. If you want to make your leather shiny, just apply more.
Will it alter the appearance of the leather in anyway?
No. It matches the leathers natural appearance. It will not darken the leather or make it shine.
Can it also be used on imitation leather?
Yes. It can be used on any imitation leather such as vinyl, plastic and PU.
Examples of leather items we stock at Annie Mo's
Christmas time is near and the Family needs seating!
You may consider buying a larger table and some extra dining chairs for Christmas dinner, but trying to squeeze an extra sofa in your living room may not be an option. Is there a way of finding extra seats or be prepared for get-togethers?
We will show you some options and give you tips how to seat a crowd this Christmas!
Check our pinterest board for Spare Seats and ideas on seating!
Big pouffes are wonderful to provide extra seating and they are soft enough to keep them all year around, when squashed into corners.
They are lightweight and flexible, but provide ample seating for at least one adult (or two kids at a push!).
Get that footstool
You may have been offered to purchase a footstool with your last purchase of an armchair and thought, when will I ever going to use it – well think again! Footstools are not only great to put your feet on when reading a book they can also provide that much needed extra seat during Christmas. For a small investment you will have a stool that matches your chair and will keep the living room design scheme coordinated. Some larger sofas offer generous footstools, either as an extra seat at the end of the sofa or as a double up coffee table/ storage footstool. These are great for Christmas and Family visits.
Benches are great to sit on. You can keep them in hall during the year to offer seating when putting your shoes on, or you place it in the bedroom – either as a window seat or in front of the bed instead of a blanket box, for that boutique hotel look we all love. Just pull a bench under the dining table and you will be surprised how many people you can sit!
You might see a vintage wooden barrel – don’t see it for what it is, see it as an extra seat or side table during the year. Plunder your guest bedroom for that extra chair and don’t be afraid that the patterns don’t match – think eclectic mix of furniture! And voila the whole family has a seat and everybody is happy…