Superb Handcrafted, Hand Built Furniture – The Wills Collection.

The Wills Collection – beautiful refined handcrafted furniture, created and finished by genuine artisans (tradesmen and women) – following the traditional art of furniture making. Simply exquisite in design, quality and comfort, Wills Furniture is Australia’s finest furniture.

At Wills, our production values are steeped in the traditions and methodologies handed down over many generations. With access to both the timeless artistry of the Wills Classic collection of Sofas and Armchairs, as well as an exciting selection of Contemporary lounge suites – sofas, armchairs and more, interior designers and decorators can depend upon the Wills Collection to deliver – every time. Add to this the exciting Wills Bedhead range. With a brilliant selection of fabrics, materials, leathers and accompaniments, the Wills Collection offers a unique selection of superb furniture.

This week we revisit a design created by our team. The Amelia Sofa is a classic design with a curved tub back made with Australian hardwood kiln dried frame, hand tied hourglass steel coil springs, feather down cushioning with assorted scatter cushions for the back.

The Amelia is available in 3 sizes – as a 2 seater, 2 1/2 or 3 seater and can be complemented by a matching armchair. Like any selection from our collection it can be upholstered in the fabric of your choice. Consult with your Interior Designer and select from our huge range of fabric, leather or textile combinations.

Wills Furniture is often required to work on restoring beautiful timeless furniture from our clients in both the reupholstering and re-covering of antique and modernist contemporary furniture. The rather traditional Bergere Chair pictured was fully restored by Wills. With a beautiful hand carved frame of American Cherrywood this is a most distinctive and elegant chair. It is beautifully finished with a distressed wax finish. Supremely comfortable it is luxuriant with a sumptuous combination feather and down seat cushion.

Our Craftsmen at Wills Furniture design and create impressive furniture for the most discerning Interior Designers and Decorators. Take the time to review our Collection. The Wills Factory and Showrooms are currently temporarily closed due to the current lockdown restrictions and will tentatively re-open in early October.

Call now on 03 9815 0111 to make an appointment for a virtual consultation at a suitable time to suit you. Or leave your details here and one of our friendly staff will get back to you to assist with your enquiry. Wills Furniture provides a simply brilliant palette for Interior Designers and Decorators.

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Apartment Living with the Wills Contemporary Sofa Collection – Luxury, Comfort and Design.

With the current restrictions in place, one area demonstrating a dramatic slowdown is the sale of inner-city apartments. Where some see an issue, others may well see an opportunity. For those downsizing, there will likely be some superb bargains on the horizon in the not too distant future.

Apartment living is vastly different to living on a suburban allotment. The design of apartments generally lends itself to space, light and panoramic views. The style of furniture for this type of living is noticeably different to the more traditional classic furniture you may select whilst living in an older suburban home – a Californian Bungalow or a Federation style dwelling, for instance.

Modern Apartments can be as much as 60 squares now as a standard size. To take full advantage of such a living space, the interior design must acknowledge the full area available and the desired access to panoramic views.

The Wills Collection offers an exciting and visually stunning range of contemporary furniture. It’s easy to create a unique, comfortable lounge suite, either a traditional layout with sofas and armchairs or fully modular in a more contemporary modern style.

All Wills Furniture is manufactured here in Melbourne at our Hawthorn Factory; Crafted and hand built using time honoured and traditional processes, your comfort is assured as is the absolutely premium quality of each item produced.

High grade, kiln-dried hardwood is used for framing; seating is all hand tied with coil springs giving genuine luxury and support.

Here we feature three of our more popular Sofas often selected for Apartment living.

The Avalon

A contemporary design with a sleek look, this sofa has a balanced combination with the symmetry of straight lines and curved detail adding to the minimalist design. A long, singular cushion complementing the back cushions in a flowing straight line finish, together with the slightly splayed padded arms and side bolster cushions make this the perfect sofa to recline and relax on. Polished timber plinth and feet set off the clean, elegant design features.

The Cayman

Long, sleek designed sofa with low profile fitted back, lumbar support cushions, classic square club arms. The cushions are luxuriant with a very full and thick, high grade memory foam to ensure maximum comfort. The sleek, high profile plinth and leg assembly, together with the low profile back, gives a nod to classic 1970’s design. The plinth and legs can be polished or painted in any finish to highlight the slim-line, smooth appearance of this sofa.

The Houston

The scooped club arm is perfectly shaped giving this sofa an elegant look. The coiled sprung and padded fitted back with split piped division assures supreme comfort together with fully sprung seating and luxurious large, feather wrapped cushions. The elegant lines of the overall design are highlighted by the large, solid, sleek profile polished feet with bevelled detail and patina polished finish. Available in three seater, two seater and two and a half seater, as well as an armchair.

Please feel free to call us on 03 98150111 during Business hours to discuss your requirements or leave your details here for a prompt reply to your enquiry

[Currently our showrooms are temporarily closed due to the current Victorian Government Lockdown restrictions. However we are still taking orders and will resume normal trading hopefully in early October as planned.]

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Select from the Wills Collection, Create Bespoke Furniture or Restore your Antique or Classic Furniture

Having engaged an architect or interior designer and having created a wonderful home it’s time to confer with your interior designer on the selection of the new furniture and layout. For the very best in Classic or Contemporary look no further than the fabulous Wills Collection from Wills Furniture.

Established for well over 80 years, Wills Furniture offers the very best in handmade hand built furniture, where attention to detail is impeccable. Utilising the methodologies of furniture making that have now been handed down over many generations, the Wills team still utilises the tried and true traditional skills of frame making and upholstery that have been practiced by the trade for centuries. Selecting the finest leathers and fabrics, the highest grade timber, stainless steel hand tied springs and feather down or first grade memory foam – Wills Furniture is superb, luxurious, comfortable and built to last.

For some it’s about maintaining beautiful heirloom furniture and period classics handed down through generations of their family. Antique furniture or modernist classics from the late 1940s through to the 1970s – you can trust the Wills Team of Artisans and tradespeople to restore your piece faithfully to its original state. No shortcuts, no cover-ups. A genuine restoration that will see your precious lounge, sofa or occasional chair looking simply splendid, ready for another 100 years.

As a client you can be assured of genuine comfort and the feel of luxury and real quality whether you select from our extensive and exciting Wills Collection or you’re enjoying a Wills Bespoke creation or you’re caring for a fully restored classic. Sit back and relax – it’s from Wills.

The Wills Collection offers a wide array of choices, both classic and contemporary. It’s not unusual when preparing a refreshed or renewed interior design that the designer requires flexibility in modifying a current item of furniture from our Wills Catalogue to suit the space it is intended for, be it size, height or features such as arms, piping, legs or castors. With the Wills team Designers can select variations in height, depth, cushion fill and overall comfort and feel.

Modular furniture can be produced to accurately fit spaces as specified.

In some cases when clients do possess valuable heirloom antique furniture or period upholstered furniture in need of restoration, their Designer may wish to refresh and include these classics in a new design.

At Wills Furniture, our experienced and expert craftsmen and artisans know and understand the requirements, materials and methodologies to be utilised in ensuring the genuine and authentic restoration of your heirloom and period upholstered furniture.

This is always a full restoration, not just a recovering. Our specialist upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses fully restore and repair your entire piece. Strappings, timberwork, hand springs, buttoning and studding are all undertaken and presented as finished in as close to the original format as possible. Wills Furniture takes pride in such faithful restorations of heirloom and period pieces and in recreating the pure luxury and comfort of the past.

The Wills team upholster and restore lounge suits, sofas, armchairs, occasional chairs, bedroom chairs, dining chairs, barstools and tub chairs, bedheads and ottomans of all types. We can also advise you on whether restoration vs a new piece is feasible for later period pieces. In many cases, furniture restored by Wills will leave our studio and workshop in much better shape than that of its original manufacture. Furniture restored and refurbished by the Wills team it will become a featured piece of furniture that can ultimately lift the whole new design envisaged by your Designer.

Our Workshop and artisans working in our Hawthorn factory enjoy a connection with the craftsmanship and artisanship of earlier times through the direction of Paul Newham, the son of the original upholsterers from the Newham family who had owned and operated Wills Furniture for over 80 years. Paul has ensured that the original rigid quality standards applied in the past are still adhered to today, ensuring that the quality and standard of excellence required then is still achieved on every piece of Wills Furniture today across the entire Wills Collection.

At Wills we offer a fully professional service providing free no obligation quotes, pickup and delivery, completing your furniture on time to an agreed schedule. As well as antique and period restoration, Wills offer standard reupholstery, re-polishing, advice and service. All restorative works and reupholstery are carried out at our factory and workshop located behind our showrooms. Please call on 03 9815 0111 or use our contact form here on our contact page for a consultation with our team during lockdown. Please don’t hesitate to call and enquire about your specialised custom upholstery recovery projects.

So remember whether it’s a new Bespoke creation or a beautifully restored Heirloom antique, trust Wills Furniture to faithfully create a truly unique and iconic piece of furniture or restore such unique heirloom classics to their original glory. You can trust the Wills Furniture team to deliver the perfect results every time.

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Wills Furniture – where you select the fabrics and leathers, the colours and finishing.

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At Wills Furniture all clients have the ability and the freedom to select their fabrics, leathers, colours and accessories with their new upholstered furniture. When choosing premium handcrafted, hand built furniture, you and your designer can select from the fabrics and leathers available through Wills from Australia’s and the world’s leading suppliers.

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So let’s discuss fabrics. Interior Designers consider a number of factors when determining the right fabric to suit your selection from our exclusive Wills Collection.

For a designer its often somewhat imperious to select a wafting silk or a pure white linen. However good designers realise their clients must live with the fabric selected and it may be the fabric is determined by the potential use of the furniture, its location and the degree of traffic a room may experience. Often choosing an easy to maintain fabric and be a better long term choice.

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Here is a list of fabrics, both Natural and Synthetic reprinted from the Houzz.com.au website. It is a useful guide and at Wills Furniture we consider it reasonably accurate and useful.

  • Cotton is durable and resistant to wear and fading, but not as resistant to dirt and wrinkling. Cotton can go from casual to formal depending on the weave.
  • Cotton blends are slightly more durable than cotton due to the mix of additional fibres.
  • Leather is durable and functional. It wears well and gets better with age.
  • Linen is resistant to pilling and fading. It provides a crisp and casual look to furniture. However, it wrinkles and shows dirt easily.
  • Silk is elegant and adds a sophisticated and formal touch to furniture. Due to its delicacy, it’s best for light use and requires professional cleaning.
  • Wool blends with synthetic fibre for easier maintenance. It’s durable while also being resistant to pilling, fading, wrinkling and soil.
  • Acetate is developed as imitation silk, and is resistant to pilling and shrinking; however, it doesn’t hold up well for everyday use due to its tendency to wear, wrinkle and fade in the sun.
  • Acrylic is developed as imitation wool and may pill easily if not of high quality. However, it’s softer than natural wool, and is resistant to wear, wrinkling, dirt and fading.
  • Microfibre fabric is made from polyester fibres, is similar to suede, and easy to maintain.
  • Nylon is often blended with other fibres, creating a durable fabric that won’t wrinkle or soil but may fade and pill.
  • Polyester is usually found in a blend with other fibres, and is resistant to wrinkling and fading.
  • Rayon, though prone to wrinkling, is durable and affordable.
  • Vinyl is durable and a more affordable option compared to leather.

Source: Houzz

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Functionality and Reality

A clever designer will select fabric that not only looks superb but also wears well, is easy to maintain yet synchronises well with the style of the furniture and the decor and feel of the room you have selected.

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Houzz advises:

Neutral tones and floral prints work well in a traditional space, while bright colours and bold patterns give off a more contemporary vibe. Your lifestyle also dictates your design. Here are four quick questions to ask while browsing upholstery fabric online:

• How long is this upholstery meant to last?
• How often will you clean and iron it?
• Where do you plan to use it – indoors or outdoors?
• Which style furniture pieces is this upholstery meant for?

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At Wills Furniture we always advise our designers on fabrics and their properties , recommending the best in looks, appearance, quality and maintenance, ensuring the longevity and durability matches the appearances of the fabrics selected.

The choice is yours. Let it reflect your personality, your home and your vision.

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For further information please contact us at Wills Furniture on 03 9815 0111 during business hours. Alternatively please utilise the contact us page on our website for a prompt reply.

The Wills Furniture Showrooms are expected to re-open in mid-September. Stay safe and stay healthy.  Always choose Wills Furniture – It’s simply the very best.

It’s probably a Spring Re-opening – Refresh your Commercial spaces with Wills Furniture

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With business activity set to potentially resume in mid-September for a range of Professional services, now is a good time to assess the layout of your waiting rooms, consulting suites and other areas where furniture is important. First impressions are everything. Does your current upholstered furnishing reflect your organisation’s competency and success? It may be time to update and refresh with a selection of Wills Furniture you choose from the exciting Wills Collection.

This particularly applies to Medical Specialist suites, Financial Professionals such as Accountancy groups, Tax Agents, Finance Specialists, Legal Practitioners as well as Educational providers and Wellness clinics. All provide waiting rooms and Consultation suites for clients and as such are vitally important to not only create a good impression, but also to do so with a modicum of comfort and style in mind.

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For many designers, professional rooms can be a challenging project – a combination of both a corporate feel, yet the need to exude warmth and comfort. The Wills Collection can provide the perfect foil, sumptuous comfortable furniture in a range of styles – both traditional and contemporary.

Modular seating for waiting rooms, reception areas and break-out meeting rooms, sofas, armchairs, boardroom and dining chairs all have a place in such design along with ottomans and occasional chairs.

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Add to this the real craftsmanship provided by skilled artisans and the upholstered furniture produced is timeless yet durable and reliable.

Architects and Designers can confidently select from our Commercial Furniture range knowing the same finesse, craftsmanship and excellence is standard with every individual upholstered Wills Furniture item – as well as a lifetime guarantee on workmanship and quality.

As always there is the opportunity for Designers to request custom designs and modifications as may be required with commercial specifications. Wills Furniture upholsterers and craftsmen will interpret the design modifications faithfully with dexterity and skill, ensuring the end result is as desired.

Here are some examples of items suitable for commercial application selected from our catalogue.

The Barrington Sofa

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The Barrington is a comfortable sofa that looks impressive in executive offices or specialist medical rooms. It speaks of quality, featuring higher club arms and a fully upholstered coil-sprung back for solid, comfortable support. The hardwood frame with coil springs ensures a solid yet attractive unit. A three seater measuring 2300mm in width as well as a two seater measuring 2000mm are both available and quite suitable for commercial purposes. Matching armchairs and ottomans are also available.

The Houston Sofa

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The Houston is an elegant sofa yet it lends itself to utilitarian purposes in business settings, medical rooms or executive offices. it features a coil sprung fitted back with split piped division and large feather wrapped cushions. The cushion materials can be adjusted to suit the expected usage.

A large, solid, sleek profile with polished feet in detail and patina polished finish. The sofa is available as a three seater, two and a half or two seater as well as in an armchair.

The Chicago Chair

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When considering occasional chairs for the office or professional rooms take a look at the Chicago chair. A sleek, armless chair, it features twin needle stitched detail creating a tufted effect on the seat and inside back. Nicely finished with fine piping detail to the edges, it’s highly polished timber base and legs complement its overall look and feel.

For further information on upholstered furniture produced by Wills suitable for Commercial application please call on 03 9815 0111 or email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com and we will be happy to assist you with your requirements. Or click here and leave your details on our Contact page and a staff member will contact you to make an appointment or answer your enquiry.

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Dining Chairs and Occasional Chairs from the Wills Collection

Since the current lockdown period began (over three weeks ago this week), the family home has certainly enjoyed a workout. With the kids all sitting up at the dining table with their computers and iPads, the old dining chairs have really started to show their age. It’s time to consider replacing them and Wills Furniture offer a brilliant selection as part of their Wills Collection.

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Wills Furniture offer a superb selection of Dining chairs, occasional chairs, kitchen stools and tub chairs. Our stunning collection of beautifully handcrafted hand built chairs will admirably suit your purpose. Select the dining chairs to match your Dining table, choose the fabrics or leathers, beautiful timbers, sturdy, built to last a lifetime.

Occasional chairs

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A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a wonderful choice. It can become the focus within a room or accompany a sumptuous sofa. The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture offer traditional design and real comfort. Constructed from eucalypt hardwood, F7 Victorian Ash which is hand-picked and kiln dried, the frames are dowelled, glued and cramp joined, with sturdy corner blocks. Hand sprung hourglass steel coils, sprung edge seats, jute webbing, hand laced and finished with a stitched edge creates seats that are supremely comfortable and certainly built to last.

The Adelaide Chair

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This classic English design has a claw style arm and is available with a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. It is elegant with polished legs with brass castors or choose a more ladylike option with a pleated skirt (fully lined) or even a combination of both, if desired.

The Alexandra Chair

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This occasional chair has a sprung fitted seat with quaint scroll arms, and a curved, filled back for sumptuous comfort. Once again you have a choice of polished legs or a skirted finish.

The Annabel Chair

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This lovely bedroom chair is a compact size to fit the boudoir. Its armless design features a traditional deep diamond buttoned back. It has a coil sprung seat and tailored skirt.

The Auburn Chair

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This wing chair is an optimal size with square, compact arms in a sleek, flowing design with twin piping on the arms. The chair is complemented by fine, elegant legs and brass castors. Sumptuous feather cushions and a uniquely designed coil sprung lumbur support back ensure comfort plus seating.

Simply select the design of your choice from our Wills Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from any fabric supplier to create a designer seat for your interior space.

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Whether its modern contemporary style or traditional form and elegance – Wills Furniture is your destination. Your Designer or Decorator can browse through our extensive selection and be confident of finding the right setting, combination or piece to complete the wonderful vista planned for your home.

Continuing with chairs from the Wills Dining Chair Collection, today we review the Odeon, the Sebastian, the Stockton and the Venice. All beautifully upholstered and stylish dining chairs. (The Stockton is perhaps more of a barstool or tub stool)

The Odeon

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A low back sleek contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs, this delightful chair will suit any modern home or setting. Medical rooms, waiting rooms and board rooms are also Commercial possibilities. It is a very adaptable chair. With a generous seat size, hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and a solid timber frame, this is a supremely comfortable chair.

The Sebastian

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Definitely a dining classic with scroll back, detailed provincial style legs and a generous height. Comfort is assured with padded back and coil spring seating with plush cushioning.

The Venice

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A unique curved back dining chair. Sleek, elegant lines curving down to low tapered arms, this chair is eye catching yet comforting. It can be used as a dining chair or an occasional chair. Polished tapered timber legs feature brass castors and its overall finish is completed with a precise piped border.

And lastly the Stockton

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This chair can be used as a barstool or Kitchen stool. With its arched back tub style, timber detailing and firm foam seat, it’s the barstool that won’t see you moving too far – it’s so comfortable. Strong durable frame – its built to last a lifetime. So cheers to the Stockton!

Please browse our full range of contemporary and traditional Dining Chairs here and remember your Designer can always make modifications to suit your needs. Call now on 03 9815 0111 or schedule a virtual appointment on Skype, Zoom, Messenger or WhatsApp or leave your details here for a prompt reply.

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The Wills Showrooms are currently closed due to current Lockdown, but hopefully we will re-open in mid-September.

You are welcome to call and place your orders at any time.

With Wills remember – Design, Luxury, Comfort – every time.

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With time to consider ‘Interior Design’? It’s time to engage an expert. The Ins and Outs of Interior Design and Decorating.

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With the next stage of Lockdown in place, most of us are confined to our homes. It’s a good time to be productive and start on those projects we’ve neglected for too long. With modern technology, there’s no reason why you can’t consider using an interior designer to assist you in your planned refit and refreshment of your living spaces.

For many years now, Wills Furniture have had the pleasure of working with some of Australia’s best Interior Designers. Developing new bespoke pieces, creating exquisite upholstered furniture that is unique yet addresses their client’s tastes and preferences. The Wills Collection provides the perfect palette for Interior Designers and Decorators with a brilliant range of Sofas, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Ottomans, Bedheads and Occasional Pieces – Classic or Contemporary.

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In determining and selecting your preferred Interior Designer, the choice you make may come through a personal reference. Or it may simply be admiration of the work done by a particular designer. Ultimately it’s a very important consideration – you are selecting a professional to renovate or redecorate your home.

Lisa Frederick, a US contributor to Houzz provided some insights in her article and we hope it can assist you in choosing a Designer who is right for you.

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Interior designers do much more than make a home pretty — they turn it into a harmonious haven that’s uniquely yours.

When most people think about hiring an interior designer, they zero in on aesthetics: wall colours, window treatments, pillow patterns. But that’s just scratching the surface of what a designer can add to a home. These pros go beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that a space feels harmonious through and through, from its floor plan and architectural envelope to the last nailhead, tassel and tuft.

What an interior designer does: A designer envisions, plans and outfits spaces in a way that makes them both beautiful and functional. He or she balances aesthetic considerations with structural planning to reflect the clients’ lifestyle, set the desired mood, complement the home’s architectural features, and ensure that less glamorous details (like electrical outlets and air vents) fit into the scheme. An interior designer also cultivates relationships with trusted artisans, vendors and others who execute the design.

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When to hire one: You may have a clear vision for your home, but an interior designer can help you bring it to life while making sure it satisfies nitty-gritty considerations such as space planning. A trained eye and a creative mind-set allow for devising solutions that you might never have imagined, and attention to the tiniest details will transform your space into a haven that looks polished and complete.

What it will cost: Interior designers have various fee structures. They might charge an hourly rate, a flat fee or a percentage of total project costs. You may also be asked to pay a retainer before work begins.

If you’re on a set budget, don’t assume that hiring a designer is beyond reach. Many will be happy to arrange a few hours of consulting or will help you source furnishings and decorative accents.

Where to find one: The directory of interior designers on houzz.com.au is a good starting place, where you can find designers in your area and beyond and view their portfolios.

If you spot a room you love when browsing Houzz photos and ideabooks, take note of the designer’s name. (You’ll see a link to professionals’ profiles in the lower-right corner of their photos.) Some designers will work with clients who are based in other cities, though travel time and expenses can add up.

Friends with fabulous houses are another likely source. You can also visit show houses and home tours to see which spaces strike your fancy.

Be sure the designer is a good match for your style. No two clients are alike, and good interior designers are nimble enough to hop from urban pied-à-terre to rustic farmhouse to beachside getaway without missing a beat. However, almost all of them have a fundamental aesthetic that remains consistent throughout their work. For example, if you want pure whites and pale neutrals, don’t choose a designer whose signature is bold colour palettes. When interviewing designers, look for parallels between their previous work and the design you want.

Collect samples. Even if you have trouble articulating your desired look, pictures of rooms you love can instantly give the designer a sense of what you crave. He or she will ask you about specific points of the design that resonate with you and use those as guidelines. Fabric swatches, paint chips, furniture catalogs and your own Houzz ideabooks are other good sources for showing items you like. On the flip side, pull examples of colours, motifs and furniture styles that turn you off, which can be equally helpful.

Decide in advance which pieces must stay. Not willing to get rid of your Biedermeier sideboard or your majolica collection? The process will go more smoothly if you share that information with your designer during the initial site visit and consultation. That way, he or she can plan around the items that you don’t want to give up.

Involve the designer as early as possible in the building process. If you’re remodelling or building from scratch, include the designer in the planning stages with your architect and contractor. This way, the pros involved will all be on the same page and can iron out any potential discrepancies — particularly those that involve the bones of a home, such as doorways, ceiling beams or interior columns. It’s one thing to reorient a window on paper; it’s another entirely to move it after installation.

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Try to have all household members present at the outset. Having everyone’s input from the get-go helps to avoid potential conflicts down the road. If a spouse or loved one objects to a certain colour or reveals that he or she just can’t part with Granny’s antique dining table, it’s easiest to work out those issues right away.

Ask the designer to clarify billing procedures. Find out at the beginning when you’ll be charged and what for. In addition to the design itself, you may be billed for travel time, site visits, shopping, phone conversations and more. This way, you’ll be able to anticipate fairly closely what and when to pay.

Keep an open mind. It’s a rare client who loves 100 percent of a designer’s suggestions right off the bat. Your designer might recommend a piece of furniture or a wallpaper pattern that you’re iffy about, but don’t say no without giving the idea some time to sink in. Chances are that when you ask your designer why he or she chose it, and when you take a little time to live with it, you’ll appreciate the reason it works.

Look toward refreshing down the road. Even the best design doesn’t stay current forever. Ask your designer if tune-up visits in the future are an option, whether they involve simply swapping out a few accessories, reupholstering furniture or choosing new paint colours.

Source: houzz.com

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For further assistance in selecting an Interior Designer or Decorator, please call us on 03 9815 0111 and ask for Mr John Sharkey, our manager. At Wills we work with many of Melbourne’s, indeed Australia’s most talented Designers and we would be happy to assist you in your search.

Currently under the Victorian Government Lockdown restrictions, our showrooms, studio and workshop are closed for 6 weeks. Our Sales and Design teams however are available to take your orders. Email us at willsfurniture@bigpond.com or call our telephone number above and leave us a message. Alternatively, leave your details here.

For further information on our Wills Collection, please visit our website here or again call 03 9815 0111 and schedule a time for a consultation.

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If it’s worth Restoring, it’s worth calling Wills Furniture.

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It’s a beautiful piece, handed down in the family through generations. Originally crafted in England, it’s been lovingly cared for by successive generations of your family. But during the current lockdown it’s become obvious to you that this beautiful handcrafted period piece is in dire need of repairs. The fabric is faded and worn, the springs have no support and the cushioning is, well – flat. It’s time to call Wills Furniture.

The Wills team is a collective of artisans offering a truly traditional approach to the renovation and repair of Classic and period Furniture. With 80 years’ experience in furniture making and repair, the Wills team rely on tried and true traditional methodologies utilising premium materials. Hand tied Stainless Steel Springs, featherdown or high quality memory foam, F1 Hardwoods for framing, brass and stainless steel castors, but always in keeping with the original manufacture and build of your heirloom piece.

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Maybe, but firstly is it really worth restoring? In many cases the answer is sadly ‘no’, but for those rarer cases where such rejuvenation is both feasible and desirable. The Wills team are the right people to bring your treasured item back to life.

The Wills team are genuine craftsmen and women. Artisans who really understand upholstery and traditional furniture. A quick assessment on the framing, quality and fabric or leather replacement provides the answers on a financial basis.

Some items that are genuine antiques are certainly worth the investment. others such as rundown units from the ‘50s and ‘60s are probably better replaced. The Wills Collection offers an exciting and interesting range of traditional upholstered furniture, very suitable to provide a seamless replacement of that ‘timeless’ piece.

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Such restorations are a strong suit with the Wills Furniture team. The team will replace the webbing, springs, and fabric, strengthen the framing and provide new cushioning, castors and armrests. All work is carried out using traditional methods and materials. Great care is taken to ensure your precious furniture is returned to you in pristine condition, ready for the next 50 years.

Here are some of the Sofas and Armchairs available through our Wills Collection that meld beautifully into a traditional interior design.

From our French Provincial selection we present:

Classic Louis X111 French provincial settee

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The settee is available in any custom size with the option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has a beautiful hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any selected colour with patina distressing and wax finish or a painted or washed finish. Superior comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied, coil sprung back. Fine double piping detail.

Louis XIV, the Sun King reigned from 1660 to 1720 and the style during his reign was one of unparalleled splendour. He believed his home (Versailles Palace), furniture and décor should reflect the glory, power and wealth of the monarchy.

Bergere Chair

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The Bergere Chair features in our Collection and is very popular. It has a hand carved frame from selected timber, with a highly polished finish. It features a traditional French style jute webbed seat and is superbly comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.

Louis Chair

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This splendid chair has a frame hand carved in American Cherry timber and is highly polished. It features the traditional French style jute webbed seat and is divinely comfortable with its deep seat and sumptuous feather down cushion.

Charles II Carver chair

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Another reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles 11 of England period with hand turned spindle legs and stretcher rails. The timber frame can be made from American Cherry or European Beech with the choice of a polished or painted finish. The elegant high back and hand tied, coil sprung seat ensure comfort. The Charles II carver chair style features carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs joined by a turned or carved front stretcher.

The Florence

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This beautiful, classical Victorian style sofa features diamond buttoned upholstered back, large scroll padded arms, polished legs and castors. This elegant sofa will add class to any living space. It can also be made with a fluted skirt. It’s luxurious and sumptuous feather down cushions make it divinely comfortable as well as stunningly decorative.

As can be seen at Wills, we have a complete range that provides the style you require – or desire. Check out our full Wills Collection here – and for further information on our full restoration services, or on viewing our extensive range, please call 9815 0111 and book an appointment with our friendly staff – or you can leave your details here and again a staff member will contact you to assist you or make an appointment to visit our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.

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The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

Remember – Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

Stay at home? Be comfortably seated with Wills Classic and Contemporary Chairs.

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The lockdown has us spending most of our time at home. As a consequence, it may be the first time in quite a while that we notice our dining chairs, occasional chairs and even our full lounge suite is looking and feeling really quite tired. It’s time to refresh and renew, to re-invigorate our living areas with new stylish furniture from Wills – in classic or contemporary designs.

Design excellence, real comfort and a touch of genuine luxury. The Wills Collection offers a superb palette from which to make your selection. This week we feature some of our popular occasional and dining chairs.

In any well designed, well planned living area, there is often the need to place or situate the ‘occasional’ chair. It could be a bedroom chair, or perhaps for a study or hallway. The Wills Collection offers a superb choice of simply beautiful handcrafted chairs admirably suited to purpose. Also on offer is a stunning selection of dining chairs to complement your selected dining table with a variety of fabrics, leathers and materials to suit all tastes and applications available.

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Venice Dining Chairs

A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a wonderful choice. It can become the focus within a room or accompany a sumptuous sofa. The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture offer traditional design and real comfort. Constructed from eucalypt hardwood, F7 Victorian Ash which is hand-picked and kiln dried, the frames are dowelled, glued and cramp joined, with sturdy corner blocks. Hand sprung hourglass steel coils, sprung edge seats, jute webbing, hand laced and finished with a stitched edge creates seats that are supremely comfortable and certainly built to last.

The Adelaide Chair

This classic English design has a claw style arm and is available with a tight fitted back, coil sprung or a loose back cushion. It is elegant with polished legs with brass castors or choose a more ladylike option with a pleated skirt (fully lined) or even a combination of both, if desired.

The Alexandra Chair

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This occasional chair has a sprung fitted seat with quaint scroll arms, and a curved, filled back for sumptuous comfort. Once again you have a choice of polished legs or a skirted finish.

The Annabel Chair

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This lovely bedroom chair is a compact size to fit the boudoir. Its armless design features a traditional deep diamond buttoned back. It has a coil sprung seat and tailored skirt.

The Auburn Chair

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This wing chair is an optimal size with square, compact arms in a sleek, flowing design with twin piping on the arms. The chair is complemented by fine, elegant legs and brass castors. Sumptuous feather cushions and a uniquely designed coil sprung lumbar support back ensure comfort plus seating.

Simply select the design of your choice from our Wills Furniture Collection and the fabric of your choice from any fabric supplier to create a designer seat for your interior space.

Whether its modern contemporary style or traditional form and elegance – Wills Furniture is your destination. Your Designer or Decorator can browse through our extensive selection and be confident of finding the right setting, combination or piece to complete the wonderful vista planned for your home.

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The Venice Dining Chair

Continuing with chairs from the Wills Furniture Dining Chair Collection, today we review the Odeon, the Sebastian, the Stockton and the Venice. All beautifully upholstered and stylish dining chairs. (The Stockton is perhaps more of a barstool or tub stool)

The Odeon Chair

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A low back sleek contemporary design with elegantly tapered legs, this delightful chair will suit any modern home or setting. Medical rooms, waiting rooms and board rooms are also Commercial possibilities. It is a very adaptable chair. With a generous seat size, hand sprung coil seating, sumptuous cushioning and a solid timber frame, this is a supremely comfortable chair.

The Sebastian Chair

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Definitely a dining classic with scroll back, detailed provincial style legs and a generous height. Comfort is assured with padded back and coil spring seating with plush cushioning.

The Venice Chair

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A unique curved back dining chair. Sleek, elegant lines curving down to low tapered arms, this chair is eye catching yet comforting. It can be used as a dining chair or an occasional chair. Polished tapered timber legs feature brass castors and its overall finish is completed with a precise piped border.

And lastly the Stockton Chair

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This chair can be used as a barstool or Kitchen stool. With its arched back tub style, timber detailing and firm foam seat, it’s the barstool that won’t see you moving too far – it’s so comfortable. Strong durable frame – its built to last a lifetime. So cheers to the Stockton!

Please browse our full range of contemporary and traditional Dining Chairs here and remember your Designer can always make modifications to suit your needs. Call now on 03 9815 0111 to schedule a visit to our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn, or leave your details here for a prompt reply.

The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

With Wills Furniture remember – Design, Luxury, Comfort – every time.

It’s simply the best.

Handcrafted – Superb Design, Comfort and Luxury from Wills Furniture.

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Furniture – It’s part of our lives. It’s where we relax – on our sofas and armchairs. It’s where we sit down to dinner – at our dining setting. Now more than ever we are looking for comfort, for relaxation. Superb upholstered furniture that not only looks good but offers genuine support and a lifetime of delight – a lounge setting you can be proud of – look no further, you’ve found it – the Wills Collection from Wills Furniture.

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Wills Furniture offers an exquisite collection of both classic and contemporary design Sofas, Armchairs, Occasional Chairs, Ottomans and Dining Chairs. Clever design, timeless beauty, that’s the Wills Furniture mark of excellence.

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Many furniture makers claim to be ‘crafted’ or ‘handmade’ by Artisans. One look generally tells even an untried eye that this simply isn’t true. Manufacturers, both local and international simply ‘cut corners’. It’s an interesting phrase and it was most likely borne out of the upholstery industry. It suggests a cut to save money on cloth. At Wills Furniture all our furniture is genuinely handmade and handcrafted, using the full length of cloth, fabric or leather to produce exquisite traditional and contemporary furniture. Sofas, armchairs, tub chairs, dining chairs and ottomans.

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Where others use mechanisation, we used skilled artisans plying the trade they have been passed down through generations. Modern equipment in a well-planned Studio and workshop is of great assistance but it is the attention to detail that sets Wills apart. Each component follows rigid quality specifications and manufacturing processes. The Wills Collection is stunning and the result of over 80 years of crafting and manufacturing the very best in upholstered furniture, the tradition continues at our Hawthorn premises.

Cushions

Cushions are offered with a range of fillings as standard offerings – feather and foam, premium foam and dacron (seating cushions) and holifil/dacron for firmer back cushions.

Optional choices include ‘Luxury Foam’, Enduro Foam, Spring Cells and Feather combinations.

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Coil Springs and Contemporary Springing

All Wills Furniture designs include fully hand tied coil spring construction for extra comfort and durability. This includes the ‘front edge’ of a sofa or chair importantly. However if required the option of contemporary springing remains a selection option.

Frames and Finishing

All Wills Furniture Frames are made from high quality, kiln dried hardwood, corner blocked for rigidity and strength.

Wills offers a range of polishes and finishes. select a colour, provide a sample and our experienced Polishers will match it. Painted finishing and antique style polishing is also available on quotation.

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Wills offers a range of studding which can be viewed here on our website. For Designers and Decorators this choice provides a great selection.

And the same wealth of choice applies to castors available in 4 finishes – Chrome, Brass, Antique Brass and Antique Bronze.

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Nearly all furniture available in our Wills Collection is able to be modified to meet specific design requirements of Interior Designers and Decorators.

Wills Furniture carries a lifetime guarantee on all items manufactured. It’s real quality delivered – always at the very highest standard.

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Call now on 03 9815 0111 and arrange a viewing of the Wills Collection at our Hawthorn Showrooms located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn or simply fill out our contact form and one of our staff will call back and arrange a visit or quotation.

The Wills Showroom remains open during the current lockdown. At Wills we follow and abide by all Federal and State Government recommendations and requirements. Our showroom is hygienically cleaned daily as per the lockdown requirements, with hand sanitiser and wipes available at all times. Please be sure to book an appointment prior to visiting to assist us in Social Distancing requirements.

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Be sure of quality – always choose Wills Furniture. It’s simply the best.

For Design, Luxury and Comfort – it has to be Wills Furniture.