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Myakka Blog

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

Sleep in style with our guide to bedroom furniture

Thursday, 26 August 2010


 

Your bedroom needs to be both a sanctuary to escape from everyday life to and a comfortable place to give you your eight hours sleep a night. No where in your house is furniture more important than in the bedroom with the need for a comfy bed as well a lot of useful storage.

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The bed is probably the most used item of furniture in your home with around 8 hours use a night. This makes choosing the right bed essential to a good night’s sleep and a productive day. Not only does a bed need to be comfortable and practical it also needs to looks great.   With this in mind Myakka has a selection of beautiful hardwood beds that are supportive, comfortable and designed to last a life time.  With two beds in the Mallani range and a bed in the Khimsar all available in King Size and double, there is a great selection of beds to suit any room and taste. All Myakka beds are designed to take standard UK mattresses.

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To go with your bed, bed side cabinets are essential for storing all your bed time paraphernalia such as books, lamps and alarm clocks.  We have a great selection of bed side cabinets, including drawer units, cupboard ands cabinets in wide and narrow options. If you want something a bit more unusual, then consider a pair of Small Elephant Cabinets, with the hand carved elephant details on the door these units are really unique. As an alternative the Thakat 3 or 4 Drawer Columns are a great height for next to your bed and offer a an attractive storage solution.     

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Apart from all your night time necessitates, clothes storage is an essential in any bedroom. So whether you need a tall boy chest of drawers or a wardrobe there are items available in the Mallani, Thakat and Khimsar ranges. The Mallani Two Piece Wardrobe is now improved with a simple self assembly top section so it can be delivered to the room of your choice, this piece now delivers the strength and durability of Sheesham wood but with flexibility to fit into any room. This wardrobe provides great a great storage solution with two drawers in the base they come fully assembled and the hanging area above.  

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A blanket box at the end of the bed is an ideal storage solution for anything bulky such as blankets and books as well as providing the perfect perch. We have a great selection suitable for any size home, from our hand carved Elephant Blanket Box and the Thakat Blanket Boxes in two sizes. 

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A dressing table will complete the look in the bedroom and provide an essential area for the morning and bedtime routines. Our popular Mallani Dressing Table Set comprises of Dressing Table, Upholstered Stool and Table Top Mirror. A full length mirror is an essential to make sure you start your day looking ship shape and the Mallani Cheval Mirror fits the bill perfectly with its Sheesham wood frame with hook and eye fastenings, this is the ideal piece can stand anywhere in the room.

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To complete your sanctuary we have a great selection of perfect accessories from candles and cushions to bedspreads and photo frames.

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Fair trade furniture for celebrity Tents

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Luxury Yurts and posh Bedouin Tents have become the place to be seen at this season’s biggest events!  From The Brit Awards After Party at The Mandarin Oriental, to the Queens Cup at Guards Polo Club and Kate Moss’ christening party, ‘posh tents’ are this seasons place to party.

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We have seen our products feature on ITV, the BBC and in the National media.  However as a result of this new love for posh tents our furniture is appearing in fields all over the World!

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Working with the Bedouin Tent Company, we recently decorated a number of their tents in Kazakhstan for a large corporate hospitality event.  Items included our Thakat coffee tables, hall cupboards, lanterns and a range of other fair trade home accessories.

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 Euro-Camp purchased solid wood nests of tables, a number of blanket boxes and range of hand-made cushions for one of their sites in the South of France.

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Georgie Hopkins, director at Myakka gives her thoughts on the tent craze “People want to be seen to be environmentally aware, but they don’t want to skimp on luxury.  The rise in popularity of yurts and Bedouin tents goes hand in hand with our high quality fair trade furniture.  The hand crafted style of the dark hardwood coordinates beautifully and it’s a privilege to see our products popping up in tents all over the World!”

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Closer to home LandnSky’s luxury yurts, the latest celebrity craze, were a focal part of the 40th Glastonbury Festival.  The 60’s California generation of material designers and architects first designed yurts and throughout the years they have evolved into the beautiful, ultra-modern tent structures we see today.  We decked out the Glastonbury yurts with beautiful solid wood dressing tables, mirrors and coffee tables.  With only 30 yurts available, they were definitely the place to be seen at this year’s festival and provided considerably more comfort than traditional festival accommodation!

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Following the success of our furniture ranges in the yurts at Glastonbury, we have recently had enquiries from a luxury yurt camp in the Republic of Ireland who would like to furnish their yurts with a selection of our Sheesham wood furniture. 

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We were delighted to receive the Ethical Award last August which listed us within the top 33% of British companies for demonstrating corporate social responsibility.  We were also featured in the Good Shopping Guide.

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“Operating an ethical business is a long term commitment, w’ve been recognised by the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) since August 2006 and in total over 90% of our products are sourced following fair trade principles,” commented Simon Whitehead, Director.

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Visit our Warehouse Outlet to See Touch and Feel the complete Myakka Range

Monday, 9 August 2010

As the summer holidays are in full swing now we thought it would be fitting to remind everyone of our Myakka Warehouse Outlet in Wincanton, Somerset. With many people heading down to the sunny South West for their holidays, what better time is there to visit?  Myakka is just off the A303 trunk road in Somerset and is open 7 days a week including bank holidays.

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We have a large collection of our hardwood furniture on display as well as Kilim Rugs, cushions, gifts and accessories. We appreciate that buying furniture can be a big decision, especially when you haven’t seen and touched the item before you buy and find the perfect accessorise for your home. Visiting us gives you a real opportunity to get to experience the furniture before you buy. The Myakka team is always on hand to help with some useful advice and a tape measure to aid you with your decision making!

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Our Clearance Corner is kept well stocked and full of great deals. It is brimming with well travelled customer returns, samples and end of line furniture all at bargain prices.  These items aren’t available online and are sold on a purely first come first come first served basis so visiting us is the only way to bag yourself a real bargain.

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We aim to keep most items on display at all times so should you wish, you can come and view the ranges before you purchase. If you are looking for specific items to bring away with you, please call 0845 460 3122 to check our stock situation before you travel. For directions please click here

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