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Indian furniture, Dining Table, Nest of Tables, Cushions and Accessories

Spring 2018 Interior Design Trends – Our New Dark Wood Collection

Friday, 16 March 2018

Myakka 2018 Spring Trends

Following key interior design trends for 2018 as shared by Ideal Home and Homewings to name just a few, both glam dark wood furniture and brass accents are really hot property, replacing a focus on white gloss and copper detail. With this in mind, we are delighted to introduce our new furniture collection; Hyve.

Hyve's Dark Wood & Brass Features - Key 2018 Interior Design Trends

Focussing on a number of key spring 2018 interior design trends, Hyve features hand carved honeycomb details, light-reflecting brass foil accents, round drawer knobs and on-trend hairpin legs, both in a brass effect finish. Crafted from mango wood and stained to a warm, dark brown with a light lacquered finish.

Hyve captures so many current trend-setting features for Spring 2018: stylish dark wood; brass detailing; retro glamour; and a sense of fun. There are seven pieces in the collection perfect for your hallway and living room. Group for a complete look or in contrast, use any one as a statement piece to complement your existing furniture for a more eclectic style.

As ever, you can buy in confidence with Myakka’s ethical credentials which are always on trend. Hyve is made from sustainably sourced mango hardwood and created exclusively for us by artisan craftspeople in India, through a fair trade relationship spanning almost two decades.

Hyve Display Unit, £499

In a hallway, as a debonair cocktail cabinet, or equally as a living room sideboard…our Hyve Display Unit invites so many uses. A wonderfully original cabinet offering a combination of open display and closed storage in two shelves, two cupboards and a single drawer.

Hyve Display Unit

Hyve Side Table, £199

Characterful and the perfect ‘accent’ table for use anywhere in the home. A real all-rounder that would be especially welcome at your sofa-side for refreshments, reading materials and other essentials.

Hyve Side Table

Hyve Media Unit, £499

Wondering how to make modern technology look good in an eclectic home? Then the Hyve Media Unit is for you. This unique unit accommodates a widescreen TV on top and has two shelves for the digital receiver and other media devices. Furthermore, on either side, two drawers and a cupboard will help keep handsets and remotes organised.

Hyve Media Unit

Hyve Coffee Table, £349

A conversation piece for the living room which sets the scene for a comfortable yet quirky living space. This mid-size coffee table has an open storage shelf and single drawer.

Hyve Coffee Table

Explore the full Hyve collection on our website.

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National Bed Month – Sleep and Save with Myakka

Friday, 9 March 2018

National Bed Month is here! At Myakka, we know the importance of a good night’s sleep. In fact, we spend a third of our lives in bed. That’s why we offer a fabulous range of fair trade beds, headboards and mattresses, so that you can pick a style that suits you and your home. And even better, we’re currently offering you 20% off the cost of a mattress when you buy any fair trade bed or headboard.

Solid Wood Bed Frames

From the solid sheesham Mallani and Jasmeen collections to the French carved elegance of our Maison collection, you’re sure to find a Myakka bed that you love. Plus, the fact that they’re all ethically sourced and fairly traded will only help you sleep better at night.

A true Myakka stalwart, the Mallani Curved Bed is a real masterpiece, handcrafted in solid sheesham hardwood. With a softly curving pillared headboard and a supportive slatted base, this classic design is easy to assemble and will serve you well for many years to come.

If you love the Mallani look but are looking for smart storage solutions, look no further than our new Mallani Storage Bed. Available in both double and king size, the storage base frees up valuable wardrobe space with two generous drawers which glide out on castors.

Mallani Storage Bed

Fair Trade Headboards

A new headboard is a simple and affordable way of updating your bedroom décor and is ideal for people who already own a standard bed frame. Last year we introduced two new headboards to our bedroom furniture collection; one in our classic sheesham Mallani design and one in our intricately hand carved mango wood Vandara style.

Both headboards are extra tall, to ensure that their beautiful design is visible above a generous and cosy arrangement of pillows and cushions. There is no fixing required – simply stand the solid wood frame between the head of your bed and wall, and voila! A good way to celebrate National Bed Month in style...

Vandara Headboard

Handcrafted Mattresses

Last year we launched our very own range of mattresses. Handcrafted in the UK using natural, sustainable materials and covered in luxurious Egyptian cotton, they are the key to the perfect night’s sleep. All of our mattresses coordinate perfectly with our selection of UK sized bed frames, and offer three levels of superior comfort for all preferences and budgets; the Comfort, the Snuggle and the Super-Snooze.

The Comfort is the ideal choice for a guest bedroom, with 1400 individual pocket springs, each hand nested within soft cotton and finished with side-stitching. The perfect everyday mattress, the Snuggle boasts 1700 individual pocket springs. Lastly, the Super-Snooze is our deluxe option, with 2000 pocket springs hand nested within British wool, cashmere and soft cotton – the ultimate luxury for your bed. Additionally, with our Sleep & Save offer, you can save 20% on our natural mattresses when you purchase any bed or headboard.

Myakka Natural Mattresses

Finishing Touches for National Bed Month

Finally, there are many ways to give your bedroom a Spring refresh this National Bed Month. From a new statement chair to an inviting display of cushions, a cosy quilt to a stylish mirror. Here are some of our favourite fair trade pieces to enhance your sleeping space.

Global Fusion Stripe Ottoman, £349

The perfect hideaway for sheets and blankets at the end of your bed, this ottoman makes an eclectic statement as it gobbles up a welter of household items. Crafted from solid mango wood and woven kilim upholstery, featuring rich patterns, colours and textures.

Global Fusion Stripe Ottoman

Peacock Cushion, from £9

Looking to add a pop of colour and character to your bedroom? We have just the thing! This soft furnishing with soul is hand printed by our fair trade friends in India. Peacocks are the national bird of India; keeping their feathers in the hold is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

Peacock Cushion

Orrin Rug, £169

Rugs are an easy way of changing the entire feel of a room for a relatively low cost. The Orrin Kilim Rug is filled with stunning Apache motifs and rich yet muted earth-tone colours. Made from a combination of 80% wool and 20% cotton and available in two designs.

Orrin Rug

Rani Mirror, £79

Mirrors can create the feeling of space and light in a room of any size. A real striking take on the classic sunburst mirror, the Rani Iron Mirror is handcrafted from recycled iron.

Rani Mirror

Teal Velvet & Brocade Quilt, £139

Bring jewel-like magic to the bedroom with our Teal Velvet & Brocade Quilt. Exotic, opulent and transforming, it’ll add warmth and colour to the bedroom. Complete the look with the equally beautiful matching cushions.

Teal Velvet & Brocade Quilt

Crazy Daisy Armchair, £699

Give your bedroom a unique edge with any one of our upholstered chairs. The Crazy Daisy Embroidered Armchair is a particular favourite; we just love the burst of groovy flower power that it injects into any room.

Crazy Daisy Armchair

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Myakka Celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is here! At Myakka, we need no excuse to shout about the benefits of buying fair trade product, especially when it comes to our fair trade products. However, we do love an excuse to celebrate everything fair trade! For this reason, we’ve been supporting Fairtrade Fortnight for the last few years. From hosting a Fairtrade tea party filled with lots of homemade goodies, to eating Fairtrade bananas and swapping thousands of plastic carrier bags for our fair trade jute bags.

Myakka's Fairtrade Fortnight Recipe Book

As the Myakka office as a whole love nothing more than a freshly baked cake or cookie made using fair trade ingredients, we thought we would show our support this year by sharing some of our tried and tested recipes with you. That’s right; we’ve created the very first Myakka recipe book! Made with fair trade ingredients and a whole lot of love, we’ve pulled together some of our very favourite recipes for you to enjoy.

To view our recipe book, just click on the link below:
Myakka Fairtrade Fortnight Recipe Book

Fairtrade Fortnight food table

There are many ways you can support Fairtrade when in the kitchen...


Did you know that 1 in 3 bananas bought in the UK is a Fairtrade banana? Not only is eating Fairtrade bananas good for farmers, but it’s good for us, too! Bananas have shown to have health benefits for your heart, muscles, digestive system and eyes. Fairtrade bananas can be purchased from most major supermarkets.


By guaranteeing minimum prices for cocoa farmers, Fairtrade is helping to make the cocoa farming industry much more sustainable. Buying Fairtrade chocolate ensures a better future for these farmers and their families. Fairtrade chocolate is great for baking but is also delicious on its own as a treat. Yum!

Tea & Coffee

When you buy Fairtrade tea & coffee, not only are you helping farmers to build a better quality of life for themselves and their families, but you’re also helping them invest in growing better quality tea leaves and coffee beans, too. You can buy Fairtrade tea & coffee for your home from most major supermarkets. Additionally, if you’re on the go, you can find a list of Fairtrade cafes on the Fairtrade website.


As an office full of sweet-toothed folk, our kitchen is always stocked with Fairtrade sugar. Last year, more than £5million made from the purchase of Fairtrade sugar was given back to sugar cane smallholders. This allowed them to create a better quality of life for themselves and their families and communities, and better quality sugar for us, too!

Finally, if you'd like to learn more about Fairtrade Fortnight and how you can help to support all things Fairtrade, then just pop over to the Fairtrade website.

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Our Spring Catalogue Has Landed!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

We’re very excited about the arrival of our new Spring catalogue. But we're even more excited for our customers to receive their very own copies over the next few weeks! With two brand new furniture collections as well as exciting additions to our ranges of furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories, there’s bound to be something new (or an old favourite!) to tempt you. All of these pieces are available to pre-order now.

Our Spring Catalogue Highlights

Our best-selling Mallani collection has been treated to a number of new arrivals in the Spring catalogue. We’re particularly smitten with the new Ladder Bookcases, available in both Large and Small. These solid sheesham bookcases are as unique as your personal book collection. Whether you fill them with books, magazines, plants or ornaments, these on-trend bookcases will have a place in your home for years to come.

Mallani Large Ladder Bookcase

We know that beautiful, fair trade furniture with hidden storage is important for our customers. That's why our Vandara Collection has welcomed a Storage Coffee Table, which combines abundant storage with soft sophistication. And if you prefer a darker wood, look no further than our Hathi Storage Coffee Table; this fair trade coffee table chest features a trio of hand-carved elephants, the trademark of our beloved Hathi range. Plus, the divided hinge-opening top is perfect for stashing blankets, cushions, board games and all the kit that can so easily comes to clutter a living room.

Vandara Storage Coffee Table

Of course, we couldn’t forget to mention the new members of the Seagrass Noodle Family – Noodle Elephant and Noodle Piglet! A real hit in the office already, they are utterly adorable and perfect for an animal loving home.

Our New Sundaya Collection

Steadfast beauty and strength, revelling in the warmth and richness of solid mango wood. That sums up our new Sundaya Collection in a nutshell. Comprising 12 classic pieces made from kiln-dried mango wood with hammered iron handles, to grace every interior and to last a lifetime. From the endlessly useful Nest of Tables to the compact and practical Organiser Console, the modern yet accommodating Corner TV Unit to the roomy and simple Merchants Chest, there’s something for everyone.

Sundaya living room range

Hello Hyve

Organic honeycomb motifs meet mid-century style in our new Hyve Collection. Made from ethically sourced mango wood with hand-carved honeycomb detailing, any one of the 7 pieces in this collection will become a talking point in your home. With light-reflecting brass foil accents and sprightly hairpin legs, Hyve captures so many current trend-setting features: a darker wood finish; brass detailing; retro glamour; a sense of fun.

With pieces for the living room, such as the sleek Coffee Table and handy little Side Table, as well as storage solutions for the bedroom in the shape of the Three Drawer Chest, there’s no excuse not to grace every room in your home with a splash of fair trade fun!

Hyve Media Unit

Upholstery Updates

We’re very proud of our upholstered furniture, which is individual, eclectic and brimming with kaleidoscopic colour. And this is why we’ve added 9 new statement pieces to the collection.

Endowed with elegant individuality and flair, the Zigga Printed Cotton Sofa is constructed around a solid wood frame. With a comfortable padded seat and backrest, it’s upholstered in durable cotton that's printed in a striking dark charcoal and ivory ziggurat pattern.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a pop of colour then our Audrey Batik Armchair is a must-see. Featuring mid-century-inspired curves with well-padded arms and tapered mango wood legs, this colourful piece would look superb in any modern interior.

Zigga sofa

Over 130 new products

This is just a small handful of over 130 new products this season. If you're crying out for more, just click here to request your very own copy of our new catalogue. Otherwise, you can see the full range of new product on our website by clicking here.

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Behind the Scenes at our Spring Photo Shoot

Monday, 22 January 2018

Mallani Extending Dining Table

Fancy a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Myakka spring photo shoot? Well, you're in luck... Gloomy, overcast winter days aren’t the most ideal for a photo shoot for any campaign. So, conjuring up the freshness of spring was a challenge for the creative team to overcome this January.

Spring Photo Shoot Location

At a secret location in Somerset, the Myakka team assembled, with favourite photographer David, to capture the fabulousness of new and exciting furniture and home accessory products being introduced this spring. Preferring to shoot in lived-in homes, these shots offer customers a realistic view of how furniture pieces can look in their own homes. And real-life propping adds to the look too; a cup of tea here, or a crossword and specs there. In fact, the homeowner looks to have just stepped out of the room.

Dave the Dog

Pet Potential

Of course, we couldn't forget to mention Dave the dog and Jack the cat! They add that real life aspect - certainly not camera shy and particular lovers of Myakka’s new rug and upholstery collections. Equally, we know our customers are particularly pet friendly (or at least they love our Noodle dogs and Coco the Cat Table - maybe it’s the low vets’ fees?)

Jack the cat

Natural Light - Short Days

David, ever the professional, avoids artificial lighting where he can. This is what lends such a beautiful, natural feel to Myakka’s photos. So, with a schedule as tight and as timely as can be, the team cracked on shooting the gorgeous new pieces before the light began to fade. And as the evening drew in, switched up to fresh new lighting shots, to make the most of the day.

New Spring Season 2018

Keen to see Myakka’s new collections for spring 2018? Then the wait is almost over, watch this space over the next couple of weeks, when the launch of brand new fair trade furniture collections and globally inspired home accessories and lighting will take place.

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