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Seeking Springtime Inspiration

By Lucy Wilkie


Whether treating yourself to a new piece of furniture or enhancing an old piece, Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate your space and seek inspiration.

Investing in a key piece of furniture is the perfect way to freshen up any space.  When selecting a new Springtime piece, it is important to remember there are no rules! Be bold. Whilst it is important to carefully consider your purchase it is also important to remember not to play it safe, let yourself be led by a feeling and fall in love with your purchase.


Function & Design

Look for items out of the ordinary. That way they become an art piece, a focal point or conversational item, and not something that simply blends in with what you already have. But do keep in mind comfort is just as important.

Frobisher_Interiors_Kelly_Hoppen_Shield_CabinetPhoto Credit Kelly Hoppen, Shield Cabinet.


Mix It Up

Remember mixing traditional and contemporary can be beautiful. Treat yourself to something that may not always be viewed by your guests, such as an armchair for the bedroom or a side chair for the study.



Don’t be afraid of colour. The 2018 Milan Furniture Fair showed us a strong use of colour from vivid blues, emerald greens and orange to pastel tones. Colour blocking and metal accents of rose gold, copper and brass, were very on trend. While mixing materials such as highly reflective surfaces such as lacquer and stone contrasting with more tactile finishes such as leather, velvet, wood and cane, were also very popular. Be inspired and have fun with it.

Frobisher_Interiors_Rolf_Benz_ALMA_sofaPhoto Credit of Rolf Benz, ALMA sofa



Frobisher’s exclusive Kelly Hoppen range of furniture adds a touch of luxury to any space, while a Rolf Benz sofa is made to last a life time. Do your research and understand the quality of what you are buying.



You may have an existing piece of furniture you would like re-upholstered. Play with texture and colour. Freshen up an old sideboard by getting it repainted, change the handles, opt for metal to add opulence. Or have a custom piece designed and made.

KH Morgan Console - Frobisher, Christchurch, NZPhoto Credit of Kelly Hoppen, Retrospective Collection


The experienced staff at Frobisher Interiors can help. We are at the forefront of interior design. Whether you are after a key piece for your home or a full interior design solution, our team are here to help with any size job or budget.



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