Big Brother is back and we were asked to supply several items for the new house which has an eco-chic theme. The designers have done an amazing job. Ornate mirrors and replica Tolix chairs work in harmony with reclaimed doors, wine glass chandeliers and industrial lamps. The piece de resistance? Our storage cow in the kitchen area.
We are aware of an issue with our telephone lines since we moved offices last week. Apologies if you have experienced any abnormalities when calling us over the past few days. We are doing our very best to rectify the issue. In the event of a problem please persevere or email us and we will call you on an alternative line.
This is Poppy. She was beaten and starved by her previous owners but has just been given a new life by our customer service manager Kate. She now joins us on the farm everyday and can't stop wagging her tail. We're loving having a new member of staffie!
A gorgeous room for you to look at on Lovely Room Thursday this afternoon.
We saw this fabulous interior in Living Etc Magazine several months back and just had to post it for you. It is the definition of eclectic and therefore perhaps not to everyone's taste, but we absolutely love it here at Out There HQ.
Read on to hear why we love it. We'd absolutely love to hear your comments too.
This week: Eclectic Wonderfullness
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We thought it'd be nice to show you some of the faces behind Out There Interiors, so here's a short interview with Liz Higginbottom, one of our most dedicated part-timers.
Liz has worked diligently in the background at Out There Interiors for almost three years. She dabbles in accounts and order entry and is currently writing descriptions for our fabulous new ranges of rattan garden furniture.
The nature of her work allows her to live in The Lake District in the winter and France in the summer. Alright for some!
Here's what she had to say about working at Out There:
Hi lovely people. This is the first post in a series to be called Ugly Room Tuesday. We think it'll be fun to showcase some of the world’s ugliest interior decoration, whether outdated, incompetent or downright lazy. In contrast, on the 24th of May will publish the first post in a new series call Lovely Room Thursday, which will showcase some of the post fabulous rooms we have seen this year. A ying and yang of interiors if you like. Hope you enjoy!
There really is nothing worse than tacky decorations which appear in abundance at moments of national celebration, and although I avoid them like the plague, I can't help but feel just a tad square when I attend the Union Jack sponsored BBQ that my happy-go-lucky friend throws, rain or shine every St Georges Day.
I've never been particularly patriotic, nor am I a royalist. But I am an interiors addict.
And for someone who appreciates colour, pattern and aesthetics, it would be impossible (and quite frankly wrong) for me to disregard some of patriotic accessories which have appeared on Out There Interiors.com over the past few months:
A quick techincal update folks. Our Sales Support Dept are currently fighting with cables and screaming at techies as they have lost internet connection in the office. (This has taken down the VOIP phones). We know how annoying it is when you can't get through to a company, so our sincerest apologies for this. Any voicemails left on the support line will be answered as soon as they are back up and running.
Last week we visited Charlotte Berry. Charlotte used to manage our ordering and stock control but left us last year to spend more time with her two little girls. We popped in for a cuppa and had a nosey around her pad. Here's what we found...
The princess chest has pride of place in the girls' room. We've been selling this item for years but we fall in love all over again whenever we see her in the flesh.
Our tea was served in retro typography mugs. Wonder where she got those from? (click read more for images).
Propped up in the play room we found a glorious pink gloss mirror. This was a one-off which Charlotte 'acquired' from the warehouse, but we're seriously thinking about supplying them again now...
Barney the rabbit was rescued from a grotty little petshop in Enfield in March 2007, two days before Out There Interiors was born.
He has been a friendly face in our showroom over the years and had a particular love our our brightly coloured mirrors. (The picture says it all). We are all devastated to have lost him yesterday evening to kidney failure.
Goodbye Barney, you little stud muffin. We'll remember you always. Enjoy the ladies in rabbit heaven.
We were so exhausted from this night back in December that it's taken us until February to upload the images. The photos all have designer blur (perhaps due to the copious amounts of Bucks Fizz we consumed during the evening) but we think they look pretty nontheless.
In December the little village of Chalfont St Peter (where our showroom is based) shuts the high street for the evening and holds a street fair. Literally thousands of people surge down the tiny high street so it's a great opportunity for businesses to interact with local people. In 2011 we braved the cold and ventured out with half the showroom in tow. Fun (and knackering) it was! Read on for more pictures.
This November staff from Out There Interiors helped out with the making of a short film called Dad Dancing, by Director Domonic White. (Domonic created the little videos you see dotted around Out There Interiors.com).
Domonic is attempting to raise £5000 for prostate cancer with this heartwarming short - created on a zero budget. With the help of friends, family and a couple of famous faces he happened to know (James Payton from Harry Potter and Emma Samms from Dynasty), Domonic has a produced a remarkably stylish, funny and poignant short film with a belting sound track.
We're always in awe of individuals who are motivated to such efforts for charitable causes, and Domonic is no exception. A truly monumentous achievement, and a very worthy cause.
Hi folks, we're currently updating our stock module to give more clarity on due dates. A few stock details may be out of sync for the next 48 hours. We apologise for any confusion. If there the item you order does have inacurate stock information you'll be contacted within 3 days with the correct dates. Once again sorry for any inconvenience.
We received this photograph from one of our lovely customers today. It shows two of our mirrored tables in a shop window in Knightsbridge. We think the they are perfect for this display; so simple and elegant.
These tables are Siobhan and Suzanna. Click 'read more' for a larger image.
We're forever stumbling upon our furniture in TV and film, adverts and stylish window displays, but today we found a piece in a wedding photograph by Sam Hayword of samhaywordphotography.com. This gorgeous picture depicts a bride sitting at our "Racquel" white French dressing table, getting ready for her big day. We think both the bride and the dresser look stunning, not to mention the cornflower panelling.
We couldn't resist naming a new product Harper-Seven today in celebration of the Beckham's new daughter. And what better product than this awesome silver and white throne armchair from our French Furniture collection. This large and highly decorative throne chair has a gloss white frame and shiny silver, crocodile print upholstery. The ultimate statement piece. We love ostentatious furniture like this, so go on, splash out on Harper-Seven today. You won't regret it!
We've spent a long time advocating our quirky outdoor images. In fact you'll find a post further down this blog explaining why we do them. However, after plenty of customer feedback and playing around with our camera we decided it was time for a change. Out There images are getting a face lift....
We found this video when looking for interior design shots. We are very often alone in what makes us laugh so we apologise if this does not amuse you! (Only problem is, we can't help thinking the pink genie lamp is pretty cool).
Well, for a start off it’s in our name. If you start something you’ve gotta finish, right? Well when we started out we didn’t have anywhere sensible to photograph our mirrored furniture, so we took the first bits and pieces out into the garden where it didn’t reflect our somewhat questionable interior surroundings. If you look closely at the images you will see some of our original products – the mirrored chest and bedsides pictured in front of a green fence, with sheds, bird feeders and goodness knows what in the back ground. When we moved into sensible premises we decided it was best to continue to photograph outside for the reasons outlined below. Before we knew it we were getting more adventurous with our pictures, hanging chandeliers from trees, setting ornate beds up in the snow and thinking of a permanent company name...