Winter Is Approaching. Keep Warm and Comfortable At Home With Wills Furniture – Classic and Contemporary Chairs.

With the colder weather arriving it’s time to retreat indoors to the warmth and comfort of our homes and after 2020 we find ourselves more inclined to spend time at home. It feels right to simply sit back and relax, enjoy home cooking and entertaining friends. It’s the right time to refresh and renew with quality furniture from the Wills Collection. 

This week we review classic and contemporary chairs from Wills Furniture. 

2020 had us spending most of our time at home. As a consequence, it was the first time in quite a while that we began to notice that our dining chairs, occasional chairs and even our full lounge suites were looking and feeling just a tad tired. So now 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 Collectionoffers 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.

 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 Furnitureoffer 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 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.

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 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.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Style – every time. 

It’s Simply The Best.

The Finishing Touch – Occasional Chairs and Dining Chairs

When you’ve selected your new lounge suite and settled on the right interior design format that suits your lifestyle and living spaces why not continue the theme with the Wills Collection? No doubt your designer has selected from Wills Furniture the sofas, armchairs and accessories you desire – why not complete the vista with delightful occasional chairs and dining chairs to match and accentuate the final design of all your living areas. 

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.

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 Annabelle 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.

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!

Hotham Dining Chair

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.

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

It’s simply the best.

Be Ready For Spring and Summer. It’s Time To Engage An Interior Designer.

With winter fast approaching it’s really time to consider engaging a talented interior Designer to create for you a new vista – a spacious interior design that provides connectivity and flow with superb features and design elements. After lockdown last year many people realised their homes had become cluttered and offered limited space. And with families that have grown – even left home – the furniture has taken a beating over the years. It’s the perfect solution, the right combination – a talented Interior Designer together with the Wills Collection. 

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.

For clients determining and selecting their preferred Interior Designer, their choice 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.

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.

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.

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: https://www.houzz.com/magazine/how-to-work-with-an-interior-designer-stsetivw-vs~3293842

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 Furniture we work with many of Melbourne’s, indeed Australia’s, most talented Designers and we would be happy to assist you in your search.

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. Our showrooms are conveniently located at 6 Guest St, Hawthorn.

Choose Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Bespoke Design and Wills Furniture. The Perfect Match

When interior designers and decorators plan the look and feel of new projects whether in private homes or in commercial premises, such as professional rooms, it’s often the case that unique bespoke design is required. This enables flow and connection through living areas and in commercial applications, traffic areas to private consultation rooms. Bespoke design can lift and accentuate the inherent architecture, the overall layout and the major features of any living space.  To truly ensure a perfect rendition of all bespoke designed furniture many interior designers turn to Wills Furniture for traditional hand built, hand crafted, upholstered furniture of the highest quality. 

Both Interior Designers and Architects often design and create unique furniture for new and exciting projects. From Booth Seating to Sofas, Lounge Suites or simply just an interesting Ottoman, it’s often this item of Bespoke Furniture that sets a project apart with stunning looks, exciting fabrics or unique design.

The Wills team of Craftsmen are experienced in interpreting such designs and bringing them to life, to fruition, providing the Designer with exactly what was envisioned.

With skill and expertise our artisans breath life into each unique piece of furniture and ultimately into the overall project design and finish. 

The Wills Furniture team are experienced and skilled in producing truly bespoke furniture to the design specifications supplied by Interior Designer, Decorators and Architects. As well, where required the Wills team can modify current furniture pieces featured in the Wills Collection to meet the space demands and/or the concepts of the Interior Designer or Decorator.

Wills Furniture – Simply the Very Best.