The Wills team and Bespoke – A comfortable match

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 simply just a unique design.

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

With skill and expertise our artisans bring the design to life, creating unique pieces that breathe life into the overall project vision.

The Wills Furniture team are experienced and skilled in producing unique, individual 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 and/or the concepts of the Interior Designer or Decorator as provided.

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Designers often create modular furniture with nominated space requirements. Wills will produce the furniture units to fit the spaces exactly and correctly as desired. This includes one-off modular furniture, ottomans, bench seating, traditional sofas and chairs. In short Wills will provide a superb rendition of the plans and designs developed by the designers, decorators and architects on each occasion.

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Keep in mind that most Wills designed Sofas can be easily modified to include Sofa Bed mechanisms. Each such mechanism has fully sprung mattresses and is reliably tested for comfort and functionality. Sofa Beds provide a wonderful and simple option for guest rooms or those ‘spare’ spaces.

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Please call now and book a time to discuss your requirements with Manager John Sharkey on 03 9815 0111, or leave your details on our website contact page here.

The Wills Furniture team will bring your design visions to life, with beauty and true individuality.

Design – Luxury – Comfort

Wills Furniture – when only the best will do.

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Take a Virtual Tour of our Wills Furniture Collection – New and updated items – featuring Bedheads

This week we’d like to take the opportunity of viewing the latest additions to our collections. The Wills Bedhead Collection has been greatly expanded and a number of popular chairs have also been updated with several new inclusions. Let’s take a virtual tour.

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The Bedhead Collection has been expanded. With 15 options available, from traditional to contemporary and modern, it’s now possible to create the complete bedroom look and feel with both selected bedheads – in the fabrics you or your designer chooses – as well as a full range of suitable bedroom occasional chairs, ottomans and foot stools. Look here for the full range of shapes and sizes of bedheads available. Wills offers the same impeccable service in providing a complete range of fabrics, buttoning, studs and piping as per your requirements. (A small fee applies for non-standard variations)

Our range of Contemporary Chairs has also enjoyed some additions and modifications with the addition of the Admiral, the Milford and the Lyon – an updated favourite.

Add to these changes in our popular French Provincial Chairs – the Louis and the Bergere, with sturdy new frames and fresh fabric choices.

For Dining Chairs, we introduce the Rochester and updates on the Odeon and the Sebastian. Each chair offers different opportunities in design with Rochester featuring solid sides curving in to meet a high back. The Odeon is a simple dining chair, elegantly proportioned, comfortable yet demure. The Sebastian is somewhat more ornate with curved legs at the front, full seat cushioning and a high back.

Lastly, we’ve added a new Tub Chair – the Moyston. It’s a solid chair featuring a high back, solid rectangular arms and side panels with attractive timber framed legs.

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For further information on any of our featured Wills Furniture Collection items please call 03 9815 0111 to make an appointment to view our Showroom located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Alternatively leave your details here and one of our team will get back to you promptly to assist you with your enquiries.

Remember, it’s Wills Furniture for Design Luxury and Comfort.

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best.

Celebrating the French win in the FIFA World Cup – the very best in French style with Wills Furniture.

French Provincial Furniture as well as furniture influenced by the French Furniture of the classic period, 1600 – 1815, has been popular for over three centuries now.

And in keeping with authenticity, many people now seek reproduction furniture from the era of Louis XIII through to Louis XIV to complete their penchant for the period and its design elements.

The Wills Furniture French Provincial Furniture Collection offers a unique and simply beautiful link to this most ornate of times. The Louis XIII style or Louis Treize was a fashion period in French Architecture and Design influencing all decorative style and art of that time. Louis XIII reigned from 1610 to 1643, it was during this period that luxury furniture was introduced into France, resulting in a more elegant mode of living. There were very strong influences from Germany, Spain and particularly Italy.

Furniture during this period was large, austere and featured low backs which were either square or had greater width than height. The legs were often columnar, knobbed, baluster or spirally turned legs resting on small bun feet.

From Our Collection

Classic Louis XIII French Provincial Settee

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This rather beautiful settee is available in any custom size with option of a fitted back or loose back cushion. It has an exquisite hand carved American Cherry timber frame and can be finished in any colour selected with patina distressing and a waxed finish or a painted or washed finish. Genuine comfort is achieved with sumptuous feather down cushions and a hand tied coil spring back. It is finished in fine double piping detail.

Louis XIV was known as the Sun King, he reigned from 1660 until 1720. His reign saw a style of unparalleled splendour. It was his belief that his home – the Palace of Versailles should reflect the glory, power and wealth of the monarchy in its furniture decor and grounds.

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.

To finish off this week we take a look at the Charles II Carver Chair

Charles II Carver Chair

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Another popular reproduction chair is this classic chair from the Charles II 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.

For further information on our French Provincial reproduction series please don’t hesitate to call us on 03 9815 0111.

Always choose Wills for Design, Luxury and Comfort

Wills Furniture – It’s simply the best!

The Wills Collection – Design Luxury Comfort

 

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When considering the look and feel of a major entrance to a multi-storey building, whether it’s an apartment block or a public building, the Wills Collection provides wonderful inspiration, a quality finish and that touch of elegant design that really makes a statement. Our intro photograph here was taken in the foyer of The Benson Apartments Toorak. A Lyon sofa prepared and dressed in Guell lamarid forte 05 fabric from Ashcroft Textiles, it makes for a stunning entrance feature – offering comfort, luxury and style.

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Also depicted we feature the Moyston Carver dining chairs prepared for another of the MBS Design Group’s client also located at a private residence in the Benson Apartments Toorak. The chairs are covered in a soft red Normandy linen from Boyac Fabrics.

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The Wills Collection offers a wide range of dining and occasional chairs. From thoroughly traditional to contemporary modern designs, the Wills Collection has the right piece to suit your home or apartment.

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 for an appointment to visit our showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn on 9815 0111 or leave your details here and one of our consultants will get back to you with a time suitable to your needs.

With Wills remember – Design, Luxury and Comfort – Every time.

Wills Furniture – its simply the best.

Melbourne’s Premiere Design Expo is on again

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The Design Decor Mel 18 show is a must attend opportunity for all those interested in Interior Design and Furniture trends. This year the event is timed for the 19th to the 22nd of July and again it is located at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Vivid, the competition featuring young and emerging designers has again attracted a quality field of talented individuals and design studios. This is the 15th year of the competition with all finalists now selected. The Vivid exhibition is supervised and curated by the Daniel Della Riva Latitude Group and sponsored by a selection of industry identities such as Houzz, Inside, Living Edge, Interior Design Review and others.

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The Vivid Competition and the Design Laneway Wall St displays are critically important for young designers. For those in Textile Design and Surface Art, here is the opportunity to interact with major retailers, manufacturers and established designers in an informal and comfortable setting. Wall St enables textile and surface art to be displayed in large format.

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The show provides an excellent vehicle to both promote new material and to view new trends and directions for 2018/19. Colour is definitely to the fore with rich natural greens, reds and deep blues being very popular in this year’s European Summer shows. Florals and Indoor plants also make a big return in fabrics, wallpapers and coverings.

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Our opening image is from the new Luxe Collection from Warwick Fabrics. It features both the Seattle Sofa and Rialto Occasional Chair.

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Warwick PMS 298 (blue)Fabrics feature tropical patterns and the Rialto Chair is dressed in a rich patterned fabric featuring Bird of Paradise Flowers, creating a bold and striking effect. For further information on the fabrics pictured please refer here to Warwick Fabrics.

For further information on these classic pieces of upholstered furniture please refer to the following links – the Seattle Sofa and the Rialto Chair.

Or call 9815 0111 and make an appointment to view our full range at our showrooms located at 6 Guest St Hawthorn.

You can also leave your contact details here and one of our friendly staff will contact you to ascertain your requirements.

Wills Furniture. Design, Luxury, Comfort.

Always choose Wills Furniture – its simply the best

 

Wills Furniture – The Commercial Solution

For many running a commercial enterprise, quality, attractive furniture is of particular importance. Medical specialists require premium professional rooms for patient conferences. As do Lawyers, Architects and Wellness clinics. Comfortable quality upholstered furniture provides a level of professionalism required by such organisations, practitioners and ancillary health advisors.

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The Wills Collection offers a wide range of suitable sofas and armchairs, both traditional and contemporary – in fabric or leather. Modifications to suit particular locations are available upon ordering – providing variations are supplied pre-construction. Heavier cushioning, seating and backing can also be accommodated as required.

Modular seating for waiting rooms and reception areas, board room chairs, dining chairs and a range of sofas and ottomans have all been purpose designed by Wills for specific commercial applications.

For Designers and Architects, the Wills Collection offers a new level of comfort and luxury. Add to this the real craftsmanship provided by skilled artisans and the upholstered furniture produced is timeless yet durable and reliable. And with each individual piece selected there is a genuine lifetime guarantee on workmanship and quality.

Here are some selections of suitable furniture for commercial applications, chosen from our catalogue.

The Barrington

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The Barrington Sofa by Wills Furniture

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

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The Houston Sofa by Wills Furniture

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.

Chicago Chair

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The Chicago Chair by Wills Furniture

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 9815 0111 or leave your details here [LINK] and we will be happy to assist you with your requirements.

Wills Furniture for Design, Luxury and Comfort.

Restoration, Rejuvenation or Replacement – Ask Wills Furniture

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Often a favourite lounge, sofa or armchair offers up a genuine dilemma.

“It’s been in my family for generations”

“My mother cherished it”

“Quality like that – they just don’t make them like that anymore”

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.

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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 form 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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Restoration is however a strong suit with the Wills Furniture team. The Wills 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.

Louis X1V Bergere 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 11 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 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.

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

 

Interior Design Trends 2018

It’s the year of the return to natural earthy colours. The experts agree. Watch those soft pastel pinks make way for more natural earthy tones – peach, brown, turquoise and orange. Or as was demonstrated in Milan at Milan Del Salon 2018 – Terracotta, watermelon red and sienna with russet highlights. The Pantone Colour Institute has named ‘Ultra Violet’ as the ‘colour of 2018’. A soft ‘dramatically provocative shade’ is how the Institute describes the colour. According to their press Release the soft shaded hue ‘will take our awareness and potential to a higher level’.

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Fashion colours are often best incorporated in accessories such as vases, cushions, bowls and smaller chairs where fabric can be changed easily. Dusty blues, burnt oranges and quieter greens can all reflect the Australian bush, the outback and its richer tones. Select homewares and decor in these colours to lift your living areas – dining rooms, living rooms and kitchens.

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Velvets in jewelled tones were very popular at the Milan Show and with Emerald, Ruby and soft blues such as sapphire we can expect to see some simply beautiful new upholstered furnitures, often used dramatically in entranceways. Or alternately neutral coloured Sofas, armchairs and occasional chairs lifting the visage through clever use of such rich tones on Ottomans, Decor, Wallpaper or accessories. Throws, plush fabrics and linens offer layering of textures providing an understated style and elegance yet giving a feeling of warmth and cosiness. It’s relaxed, it’s comfortable.

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There will be a gravitation towards darker, more evocative woods with timber beams re-appearing on ceilings. As well there may well be patterns and wallpapers defining ceilings and the four walls and floor spaces below.

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Designers will rely on colour and less style when scoping a room or the entire interior. Personal style and choice may well move design rather than trend. As well there will be a move – to some a retro move – to the indoor plants favoured in the 1970s, giving a ‘living look’.

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Whatever design you choose you can always depend on Wills Furniture to provide the exact piece of furniture you require. The Wills Collection gives you a wealth of choice in Sofas, armchairs, tub chairs, occasional chairs and ottomans, both traditional and contemporary. Select your colours, select your fabrics and select quality comfort and precision with Wills Furniture – we get it right every time.

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Call now on 9815 0111 and make an appointment to view the Wills Collection at our Showrooms at 6 Guest St Hawthorn. Or leave your details here and we will get back to you to arrange a suitable time to consult with you on your requirements.

Remember – Wills Furniture – Simply the best.

Design, Quality, Comfort.

 

Decor + Design Melbourne 18 – Not to be missed

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Decor and Design Melbourne 18 is scheduled for July 19th to the 22nd at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Wills Furniture thoroughly recommend all industry professionals attend this trade only show. Go to their website decordesignshow.com.au and register now for free trade visitor registration.

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This year the show features a very interesting and exciting International Seminar series for all industry participants. You can register to attend and book in for those seminars that interest you. Seminars range from presentations such as ‘Macro Trends 2019’ by Victoria Redshaw of Scarlet Opus (UR) (Victoria is a futurist at one of Britains leading Trend Forecasting Agencies – Scarlet Opus) to ‘The Ultimate guide to Milan’, a presentation by Massimo Speroni of Massimo Interiors, a Melbourne based Interior Designer. Massimo was born in Milan and is proudly Italian. Massimo attended the recent Milan Furniture Fair (Salone De Mobile) and will no doubt add some insights as to this year’s show.

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Other presentations include ‘Designing Timeless Interiors’ by Mim Fanning. Mim Design, her award winning practice operates a diverse portfolio spanning high end residential, retail hospitality and corporate projects. As well there is Martyn Lawrence Ballards ‘Luxury Style Files’. Martin of LA is well known as a major designer demonstrating trademark glamour and flair in creating sophisticated interiors for Hollywood A-Listers and global glitterati. Read more about what is on offer here [https://www.decordesignshow.com.au/international-seminar-series/].

At Wills, through our Wills Collection we offer a magnificent palette for all designers to choose the beautifully upholstered, hand made furniture of their exciting applications. From modern apartments to grand old Victorian mansions, Wills Furniture offers the right piece of contemporary or traditional furniture to complement your vision, providing quality luxury and comfort in superb fashion for your clients.

Wills specialises in delightful occasional chairs suitable for the bedroom, parlour or lounge. Consider these classic chairs for your next project.

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. The Adelaide Chair 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.

So pull up a chair and check out the Decor and Design Melbourne 18 Show. To view the Wills Collection please call on 03 9815 0111 and book an appointment – or leave your details here [LINK] and a friendly staff mamber will get back to you to arrange a visit or free consultation. Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort.

Wills – it’s simply the best.

 

Choose Your Fabric at Wills Furniture

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The Wills Collection provides a range of beautiful upholstered furniture, both traditional and contemporary, from which to choose. The Wills Furniture range is preferred by Interior Designers and Decorators. It offers real choice and distinctly different styles from which to make selections appropriate to particular projects.

Wills Furniture work with leading fabric and textile suppliers. These include:

Each company has a website with extensive images of fabrics, textures, colours and designs available. Take the time to visit and browse their sites. There is a world of colour and texture available in a myriad range of fabrics. Your designer or decorator will select the right fabric to suit your individual taste, and achieve the look, the style, the comfort you wish to achieve.

Featured this week are some examples of selected furniture from our Wills Collection dressed by various fabric companies.

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Lyon Sofa and Byron Tub Chair dressed by Warwick Fabrics

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Georgian Chairs dressed by Domestic Textiles

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For further enquiry don’t hesitate to call Wills Furniture on 03 9815 0111 and arrange an appointment to discuss your needs. Manager John Sharkey is highly experienced and can offer accurate and informative advice on whatever your furniture requirements are. Alternatively leave your details here and the Wills team will get back to you promptly.

Wills Furniture – Design, Luxury, Comfort

It’s simply the best