Dining Elegance with Wills Furniture

It’s that time of year again when we retreat indoors and dinner parties are focussed around the Dining table. So lets be seated comfortably. Wills Furniture offers a range of quality, beautifully designed dining chairs from which you may choose your favourites. Comfortable, stylish and made to last a lifetime, Wills Dining Chairs are simply the right choice.



Let’s start with the Hotham. One of our more popular selections, the Hotham is a standard humpback styled chair, utilitarian yet simple and attractive. With tapered legs, choose between Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak, both of which can be highly polished or painted as desired. Enjoy the superb comfort of the hand tied coil sprung seat whilst relaxing over a good vintage with friends. See details



A standard scroll-back style dining chair, it’s simple yet attractive. Again the choice is tapered legs in either Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak. Your Interior Designer can select to polish the legs or have them painted to specification. See details



For those who prefer it this chair features an extra high back. A sleek contemporary design this chair offers provincial style legs in polished timber – again a choice of Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Ash or specified painted finish. See details

Hotham Carver


A variation of the Hotham, the Carver differs with highly polished timber arms and is slightly wider and higher to make the chair a feature of each end of the dining table. It’s eminently suitable to combine with the Hotham in creating a unique dining table ensemble. See details


With all dining chairs there is the option of selecting piping or studded finishes, with your choice of fabric or leather for the upholstery you desire. Wills Furniture has a range of traditional and contemporary dining chairs available for your selection. We will review more in the next few weeks.

In the meantime please feel free to browse through our Collection here. And remember for Design, Luxury and Comfort – it’s always Wills Furniture – your first choice.

DÉCOR + DESIGN MEL/17 – A show not to be missed

Decor and Design Melbourne 17 should be a rather exciting and interesting show. As mentioned last week, the show is the venue for the finals of ‘Vivid’, Australia’s longest running Design Competition for up and coming Interior Designers. On the 26th of May this years finalists will be announced. And on the 20th of July, the first day of the show, the Awards Ceremony will take place and the winners will be announced. Exciting stuff.

DandD melb17

With Melbourne being famous for its laneways and the fostering of artisans, creatives and designers, as well as superb crafted materials to be found in the back lanes and alleys of Melbourne’s CBD, the show this year pays homage to this vibrant city by renaming its ‘Bazaar’ to ‘Design Laneway’. There the smaller studios, textile designers and surface artists have a chance to display their creations and talents to both the Design Industry, Retailers and Manufacturers.

Wall St offers similar opportunities to textile designers and surface artists wishing to showcase large format visuals to the furnishing industry and its ancillary trades.

The Trends Champagne Lounge provides a visual showcasing of the latest trends and colours. It is centrally located and provides a relaxing setting for Designers to meet with retailers, manufacturers and their peers, whilst enjoying a glass of wine.


This also applies to the Trend Hub which is a more interactive design led activity, providing current and future design trend information to participants, interior Designers and their visitors (But no wine).

An International Seminar series, sponsored by House and Garden will feature an all star lineup of International and Australian design experts. The theme for the seminar series in 2017 will be ‘Awakening: Conscious Design’. In addition the Decor and Design team will host three interactive workshop sessions.

The full programme can be downloaded here

For further insight visit the show’s website and view their blog .

Wills Furniture encourages new and emerging designers. From a design perspective classic furniture and contemporary classic furniture will always lift any design plan in our view. A Wills Furniture Collection piece or suite becomes a signature one off delight – unique and not mass produced. Interior Designers have the liberty of modifying a Wills Furniture piece to suit their unique designs. View our full collection here.

We look forward to this show and encourage our clients to attend – Inspiration and Excitement.

Always choose Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture supports upcoming Interior Design Shows and Expos

The Wills Furniture team will be attending two very popular Expos and Shows in the next two months. Here’s a little information on both shows.


The first show is the exciting Denfair – Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design and art.

The Wills Furniture team will be partnering with Boyac fabrics to assist them in displaying their exciting range of textiles. Specifically this will be utilising selected Wills Furniture pieces to exhibit a range of selected fabrics.


You can visit Boyac Fabrics at boyac.com.au. Boyac is home to many of the world’s most revered and sought after fabric houses. Click through and browse the fantastic range of both traditional and contemporary fabrics on offer as well as a full range of leading edge interior design accessories.

Denfair will be held from the 8th until the 10th of June 2017. To quote from the Denfair website:

“This will be the third annual edition of Denfair and it will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Clarendon St, South Bank, opposite the Crown Casino and South Bank Complex.”

As mentioned it is a 3 day exhibition from Thursday 8th of June ’til Saturday 10th of June. Day one and two are for industry professionals and their clients whilst day 3, Saturday 10th of June is open to the public.

A carefully curated, high quality experience for exhibitors and visitors alike

DENFAIR is a boutique trade event and the leading destination for contemporary design in Australia. Held over three days in Melbourne, DENFAIR delivers the very best brands to their customers within a stimulating environment of discovery and inspiration.

Founded on principles of authenticity and decades of experience in fair organisation, DENFAIR is motivated by the needs and desires of an ever-growing design community and the relationship potential that exists within.

With a strong focus on Australian emerging and established brands, DENFAIR brings together the brightest talent from local and international brands to a concentrated audience of architects, interior designers, stylists, specifiers and retailers.

DENFAIR’s forward-thinking, content driven shows guarantee quality and consistency across all areas, making it the ultimate design experience for the interior and design industry to connect and do business.

Find out more about Denfair here.



The second major industry event occurs in July from the 20th to 23rd 2017 at the same venue and is known as ‘Decor and Design Mel17’. The show is specifically targeted towards Interior Designers, Decorators, Retailers, Manufacturers and Architects and looks at current trends with an eye to future trends for 2018 and beyond.

This is a trade only show.

The show hosts Australia’s longest running design competition VIVID (Vibrant Visions in Design) and puts the spotlight on dynamic emerging young Australian Designers.

Stay tuned for more information as this show draws nearer.

Wills Furniture is the quality choice for Interior Designers and decorators – Timeless and elegant, it stands the test of time, delivering Design, Luxury and Comfort. For the absolute best – choose Wills Furniture.

Home Inspirations – Nicky Kervliet

Wills Furniture provide an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary furniture for Interior Designers, Interior Decorators, Architects and Developers.


Custom upholstered sofa

Nicky Kervliet is an exciting and successful designer. Her popularity ensures her services are sought after and you may have to wait to avail yourself of her talent!


Reupholstered Dining Chairs

Professionally qualified as an interior Designer from RMIT in 2001, Nicky established her business with a vision to bring harmony and balance to her client projects. Her focus is on residential interiors. By applying sound design principles and gaining a fulsome understanding of how her clients choose to live and utilise their living space, Nicky has ensured that ‘Home Inspirations’ (her trading name) has enjoyed great success and continues to please and surprise her clients with her vision, understanding and unique style. She does this through carefully considering form and function and working closely with all relevant professionals and artisans involved in her projects and the relevant scope of works for each.

Light is uplifting creating a feeling of space and freedom. Wherever possible Nicky aims to utilise, capture and admit as much light as possible into the home and living spaces.


Queen Anne style custom upholstered bedhead

She ensures that she works to scale and sets colours that advantage both light and scale. For Nicky, utilising colour well enables skilful use of textures.

Nicky is passionate about beautifully upholstered furniture. In this area she always enlists the help, guidance, experience and expertise of Wills and Co Furniture. Whether it is selecting a Wills Design from our extensive collection, to custom designing a significant piece of furniture, or to professionally and faithfully reupholstering genuine and authentic furniture heirlooms or favourite pieces, in Nicky’s opinion Wills and Sons  produce beautiful results of the highest quality with impeccable workmanship.

Nicky believes ‘Your home should reflect you and in essence, this makes it warm and welcoming, a true sanctuary for you to come home to’

Wills and Co Furniture wish Nicky all the best and should you wish to contact Nicky please email her at nkerkvliet@bigpond.com.

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