Monday, 21 November 2016

Pampered Pooch: The New Pet Snug


According to new research recently commissioned by American Express, one in 10 dog owners spend money on pampering their pooch every week. More than a third of UK owners will buy their dog a birthday cake and 59% will buy them a gift on their big day!

As luxury bed craftsman, we have designed the ultimate dog bed for those pampered pooches. The new Pet Snug is handcrafted in the Savoir London ‘bedworks’ with the same precise craftsmanship and natural materials used for all our beds and mattresses.
Spooky, the Savoir Office Dog, in the Pet Snug

This new design provides a cosy enclosed space to keep pets warm in the winter with a soft washable fleece cushion cover for ultimate comfort and practicality, creating the ultimate bed for doggy dreaming. Spooky, the Savoir office dog, pictured above doing just that!

Due to the bespoke nature of the Snug, Savoir Beds is able to create it in any size or colour; the craftsman will start work on the Snug once an order has been made.
The Pet Snug in gold Lelievre velvet and Larsen geometric print

Pictured here, upholstered in luscious velvet by Lelievre, Cosmos in Ecaille 383/41 and the interior featuring a small scale geometric by Larsen, Adams in Black L9089-07. This scheme can be recreated or alternative fabrics can be chosen with the help of Savoir’s showroom teams. 


An engraved brass plaque also adorns the design, the perfect finishing touch to the luxury dog bed, ensuring ‘man’s bed friend’ sleeps beautifully. 

Spot the dog...A versatile dog bed with the option to sleep in it or on top of it!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Showroom Opening Party: The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour



Aaron, a Savoir Beds team member, greeted guests on the door

This week, we celebrated the opening of our brand new London showroom, at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Coinciding with the London Design Festival, and Focus/16, we threw a 1920's themed party on Tuesday to open our new space with style!

The new showroom looked its best for the party 
A group of interior designers from Taylor Howes enjoy a rest on the Savoir State bed 
Savoir's chairman, Stephen Winston, chats to Jason Campbell-Mackenzie from Designer Contracts

Among guests were various interior designers, ranging from the ladies from Taylor Howes, to Elena Shanks from DWFI, Russia. We were also pleased to see handmade furniture designer, John Galvin, and Gavin Insley, from bespoke fabric screen printing company, Insley & Nash.

Visitors enjoyed delicious canapes from The Imperial, Chelsea, and sipped on champagne served in vintage-styled coupes.

PJ from Momentum Cardiff, Savoir's MD, Alistair Hughes and our showroom manager, Sarah Reeder 
As you can see, one of our lovely members of staff was dressed on the door in traditional Savoy doorman attire, and was ready to welcome all of our wonderful guests. While showroom staff and serving staff were dressed in twenties-styled flapper accessories!

Elena Shanks from DWFI and Vladimir Tchaly from Archangel Architects

Savoir's MD, Alistair Hughes, with Gavin Insley of Insley & Nash and John Galvin, of John Galvin Design
Thanks to everyone who made it to the party, we very much enjoyed your company and hope to work together from the new showroom very soon! 



Thursday, 18 August 2016

Top Tips: Giving Your Bedroom a Trend Overall

So far this year, Savoir Beds has seen a range of fantastic trends that can be tweaked to fit with any bedroom setting. Here are a few of our favourite 2016 designs, to take your bedroom from dated to daring!

Winston 

Blue hues:
In the past months we have seen an increasing appetite for furniture upholstered in different tones of blue. From pastel to electric tones this choice of colour is here to stay. Take our navy Winston bed for example, pairing the deep blue with highly polished gold legs creates a strikingly sophisticated and modern style. Alternatively, mix a lighter grey-blue shade with distressed silver for a more contemporary, industrial feel. 

Ian

Back to basics:
If you’re not ready to take the plunge into funky fabrics and crazy colours we suggest a more contemporary, paired-back style. Rather than piling on the patterns, you could instead opt for stripping them away completely and making your statement with a more interestingly shaped headboard for example. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a minimalist bed design has to be a white - a subtle oat colour, or soft grey will suggest a relaxed, modern vibe which is very inviting. 

As for the headboard, choose something with an less traditional shape with the neutral colour palette, or for a truly Scandinavian style, stick to a more streamlined, linear headboard, like our Ian bed, to further heighten this style. 

Amelia

Curves and contrasts:
2016 has brought with it our newfound appreciation of curved furniture, a shape so simplistic yet still not used enough in the bedroom. Perhaps a little daunting at first, this style can actually be incorporated with ease -creating a playful, yet sophisticated aesthetic. 

One of our newest designs, Amelia, is a perfect match for this trend, and is very easy to style. The stunning headboard curves inwards on either end to create a cosy and very striking design. The beds majestic presence is softened using a dusty pink upholstery fabric to adorn its unique shape. To further enhance the look, pair this curved style of bed with some bright clashing cushions or perhaps a bedside table in a contrasting emerald green!

Have you noticed any other bed trends? We'd love to hear them! Tweet us @SavoirBeds1905!


Friday, 12 August 2016

Pillow Talk - A Guide to Getting a Better Night's Sleep




Managing your sleep, and the amount you get each night, might feel like an impossible task – especially when juggling a busy work and social schedule. However, it is important not to lose faith, because your sleep is defined by more than just the hours you lay in bed. Here, we give our quick and easy steps to ensure a good, undisturbed night’s sleep.

1)      Time out

Spending hours looking up at the ceiling trying to fall asleep can be avoided by scheduling in time to ‘wind down’ before settling in for the night. This doesn’t even have to mean reading a book for half an hour - instead turning off or dimming the lights an hour before your planned bedtime will help your internal body clock to do its job. The kind of light that will most inhibit the production of melatonin (that sleepy feeling we all crave as we turn off the light) is artificial electronic light, the kind given off by phones, tablets and computers - so, it is most important to switch off any of these devices at least an hour before bed.

2)      Not too hot, not too cold

The perfect temperature for sleep varies widely depending on the person - so firstly, make sure the room is comfortable. Following this, remember it is better to sleep in a cooler room than a warmer one, as this is less likely to interrupt your REM sleep. Sleeping on a bed made from natural materials, like a Savoir bed, will also help to regulate your temperature as they can ‘breathe’ and wick moisture in a way synthetic fabrics cannot.

Taking a bath, cold or warm, a few hours before bed is a good way to encourage sleepiness because as your body works to warm up or cool down (depending on the baths temperature) it will tire itself out - leaving you more inclined to a night with no disturbances.

      3) Feeling blue 

According to research, blue is the best colour to paint your bedroom. Linked to calm, peace and serenity, this colour is thought to slow your heart rate - or even reduce your blood pressure! If you're not sure blue is the hue for you - then green and yellow are also close contenders. Avoid dull colours such a grey and brown, these are unlikely to relax you and could instead leave you feeling depressed! 

One of Savoir's supremely comfortable designs 

4)   The Beauty of Bespoke

Of course, one of the most important factors for a good sleep is the bed. At Savoir, we create bespoke designs for our clients, because we understand that one size does not fit all. Our expert showroom staff actually fit customers for the perfect bed, checking their sleep posture, level of comfort and support. It’s important to try your bed before you buy it, to ensure you are sleeping on the right mattress tension and that you are supremely comfortable – after all, you spend a third of your life in your bed!

Do you have any more tips for the perfect night’s sleep? What colours help you to dose off? Tweet us @SavoirBeds1905



Friday, 22 July 2016

‘A new, modern take on the classic ‘girly-chic’ aesthetic’ – Savoir Beds introduces Amelia




The Amelia bed, shot in Syon House 

Savoir Beds is thrilled to reveal one of its latest designs, Amelia, to its readers! This baby pink design is the brainchild of our wonderful Creative Director, Mandeep Dillon. In a soft, powder pink colourway, Amelia oozes femininity, whilst its slim base and curved headboard give it a very modern aesthetic.

The bed was photographed in Syon House, an incredibly grand stately home just outside of London. One of the most beautiful rooms in the building, the bed was shot in the ‘Long Gallery’ – an elegant 41.4m (136ft) long space with intricate gilded Corinthian pilasters and trailing stucco mouldings, designed by Robert Adam ‘for the delight of the ladies’ - the perfect setting to shoot the Amelia! 

Upholstered in ‘Divina’ by Kvadrat, the beds dusty pink wool finish gives it a delicate quality, while its tall, curved headboard creates a smooth silhouette. This style is complimented perfectly by Amelia’s brass angled legs and slim boxspring - providing a very contemporary edge and incredibly modern vibe.



The Amelia bed boasts an unusual curved headboard 


 “Whilst quite modern, the curved shape of the headboard was designed to reflect the femininity of the space", Mandeep says. "The wool felt upholstery was chosen for its tactile, matt quality and is the same shade of powder pink as the pilasters and ceiling of the Gallery. The bed was designed to reflect a daintiness that also translates to a very current, trend-led style. I hope this design offers a new, modern take on the classic ‘girly-chic’ aesthetic."

What space do you think would make the perfect setting for the Amelia? Tweet us your ideas to @SavoirBeds1905!



Friday, 1 July 2016

Holiday House Hamptons - collaboration with Wesley Moon




We are pleased to announce that our Downtown New York  showroom team have teamed up with esteemed interior designer, Wesley Moon, to create the stunning centrepiece for his display in the third annual Holiday House Hamptons. 

As a designer for the event, Wesley chose our Lotti headboard, upholstered in Foglizzo leather to compliment the stunning ambiance of the space he created. The doubled-panelled bed was further enhanced by beautiful draping in fabric from La Maison Pierre Frey. 





Celebrating the best in interior design and holiday entertaining while supporting the fight against breast cancer, the Holiday House event benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993 and works tirelessly towards achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. 

The event will run from June 19-July 26, 2016. Visit the room featuring the Savoir Lotti bed at 100 Crescent Ave. Water Mill, NY 11976.

Image credits: Wesley Moon, Rio Hamilton @ Savoir Beds Soho
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Friday, 10 June 2016

New Photoshoot - Church Walk, Castle Gibson


Church Walk, Castle Gibson 

As many of you will recognise, some of our favourite photoshoot locations are run by Castle Gibson.

This week, we used another of their fabulous spaces, called Church Walk, for our latest photoshoot. Shot by photographer, Dominic Blackmore, the design team captured 3 designs in this warehouse-style backdrop.

Watch this space to see the final photographs, but in the meantime, check out some shots of this wonderful location.


A bird's eye view of Church Walk 

The camera and lighting ready for the shoot 

The space includes many interesting props

Photographer, Dominic, checks out some of the shots

Image credits: Castle Gibson and Savoir Beds

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