An Interior Designer or Decorator – a better idea

When choosing new furniture consider the implications to the whole look and feel of your home, its living areas and ultimately your enjoyment of both the new selected furniture and your environs.

Why not consider engaging a professional Interior Designer? An Interior Designer is trained to view not just the item of furniture, but the whole vista, the layout and how it best compliments the architecture and design of your home, yet pays homage to both your taste and your sense of style.

At Wills we work closely with a number of highly skilled and well renowned Interior Designers and Decorators. Experienced Interior Designers and Decorators will select from the Wills Collection the most appropriate upholstered furniture pieces – Sofas, Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs, Occasional Chairs and Ottomans. They will then select fabrics and if required suggest modifications to suit the requirements of your home.

Some of the more popular Sofas used frequently by well known Interior Designers include the following selections.

The Adelaide


This classic sofa is a traditional English design, featuring hand polished, turned legs in Beech timber with solid brass castors. It is available in either eight way hand tied hourglass, steel coil springs or contemporary sprung, with steel no-sag springs and fitted back, also sprung with steel coil springs. Superb quality and strength with Australian hardwood timbers in the frame, blocked and doweled for strength and rigidity. Cushion inserts are a luxuriant blend of feather fibre, casing covering a combination of memory foam core, unique to Wills Furniture. The Adelaide Sofa can be made to any sizing required and we welcome modifications to suit your seating requirements. It can be a two seater with two legs or a three seater with three legs, also available as a chair. You select the fabric or leather to suit your design needs.

The Charlbury


This sofa exhibits the largest scroll arms in the Wills Furniture collection. Its strong Australian hardwood timber frame is one of the many quality features in Wills Furniture designs. It has handsome turned legs that come with or without castors. Divine comfort is assured with its coil sprung seats and coil sprung back. The Charlbury Sofa can also be made to any sizing you desire and can be adapted as a two seater or three seater, also as a chair. Whichever fabric or leather fits your interior design project can be selected.

The Barrington


The Barrington is 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


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.

Take the time to discover the Interior Designer who can best interpret both your wishes and create a stunning design that will compliment your beautiful home with elegance and style.

If you require assistance in selecting a Designer or Decorator don’t hesitate to call us at Wills on 03 9815 0111. We can suggest a wide range of professionals that can and will assist you in your renovations, refurnishing or redesign.

Make a time to inspect the Wills Collection at our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Or simply leave your details here and one of our staff will contact you to assist with your enquiries.

Remember – always choose Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.

Design, Luxury and Comfort, always at Wills


Wills Furniture and Domestic Textiles – A winning combination

When choosing fabrics, consider Domestic Textiles (The Dempsey Group) located at 255 Burwood Road Hawthorn. At Wills we often recommend clients visit their premises or view their website – – for inspiration or simply to access some of the world’s best fabric collections, including Bloomingdales, Jim Dickens, Decortex, Morris and Co, Gaston Y Daniela, Sanderson, The Harlequin Group, Scion, Ian Mankin and Zoffany – a wealth of colour, design and texture. Real style, real elegance.

This week we feature four delightful examples of Wills handmade furniture dressed beautifully in the fabrics of Domestic Textiles.

First of all we have the Lyon Sofa, finished in Morris Brunswick, colour Indigo, pictured with a Calais Stool dressed in an Ian Mankin Windor fabric, colour Dark Navy.

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Our next image is of a pair of Georgian chairs – again an Ian Mankin Collection fabric – Perth, this time in the colour Sage.

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Our next featured piece is the Wills Seattle Sofa dressed in Zoffany Birado fabric, the colour Sable, paired with a Venice Desk Chair using Gaston Y Daniela fabric Alabad in the colour Negro, and a cubed ottoman in another Gaston Y Daniela fabric – Terenes, again in the colour Negro.

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Pictured here, the Columbia Wing Chair from the Wills Collection is dressed in another Ian Mankin fabric – Regency – in the colour Peony.

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Finally we feature the Madrid Chair from our Wills Collection, this time dressed in another Zoffany fabric – Evesham in the colour Pewter.

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All the items pictured here are now on display at Domestic Textiles showrooms at 255 Burwood Rd Hawthorn.

Alternatively call now on 9815 0111 and make an appointment to view our Wills Collection at our showrooms, 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Or leave your contact details here and we will arrange a time for a consultation on all your furniture requirements.

Wills Furniture – it’s simply the best.


Furniture and Fabric Trends – Winter 2018

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The Milan Design Week 2018, Salone del Mobile Milano, is now only a week away. This premier European Furniture and Interior Design expo is a global trendsetter. Often new directions from shows such as Milan have a strong influence on Design direction here in Australia. Of particular interest are fabric choices and colour preferences by leading European Designers.

Popular accent colours on display this year include black forest, emerald green and watermelon red.

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Watermelon red was universally popular. The minimal palette of previous years has been replaced with warm and earthy colours. Shades of sienna, tan, terracotta continuing through all the way to rust and russets have been used on the walls as well as with furniture and decor.

Wallpaper is making a big return. An early Milanese apartment (1880s) dressed in current colour trends by ‘Studiopepe’ perfectly illustrated this direction with a strong visual finish. The designer has used layers of furniture, mixing terracotta, peach and pink with green in a perfect balance.

The trend in furniture is towards comfort with low, puffy, curved and plump cushioned sofas.

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Another visitor to the show commented:

“Think warm almost retro colours – Terracotta, browns, deep pinks, burgundy and teal with splashes of bright blue and orange.

“For Australia think linen – it’s casual and laid back whilst for more formal furnishings think lush velvet in rich tones of turquoise and ruby. Velvet is proving to be very popular in Milan this year.

“And to compliment these rich tones we see a return to rich timbers – walnuts and similar retro timbers.”


At Wills as always it’s your choice. Your designer can choose fashion colours or you can opt for a neutral timeless fabric to suit your taste and decor.

Contact us at Wills Furniture on 9815 0111 to make an appointment to inspect our collection at our Guest St Showroom (6 Guest St Hawthorn) or leave your contact details here and a staff member will contact you to facilitate a time suitable at your convenience.

At Wills our focus is Design, Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Finding a comfortable chair – The Wills Collection – and take a seat

For over 80 years Wills Furniture has been creating the most comfortable of chairs – Armchairs, Dining Chairs, Tub Chairs and Bar Stools. It’s a case of take a seat – a supremely comfortable seat, manufactured and finished in traditional fashion by genuine craftsmen and artisans – at Wills Furniture the way it’s always been done. Patiently, with precision, using time honoured methods.

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A classic chair made by craftsmen using traditional techniques and upholstered for comfort and style is a thing of beauty. It becomes the focus within a room or matches perfectly the sumptuous sofa and ottoman in fabric and shape. The chairs in the Classic Collection at Wills Furniture lift the design elements of a room to new heights. 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, our seating is supremely comfortable and made 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


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


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


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.

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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.

Call now on 9815 0111 and book an appointment to view our showroom at 6 Guest St Hawthorn or leave your contact details here and we’ll contact you to make a time that suits you.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort – Simply the best.