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

Mango Wood Furniture - Maison Bedroom Style

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

We are big fans of Mango wood furniture. So, when the Maison collection was first introduced, we were pretty excited. Crafted from solid mango wood and finished with a limewash effect, this collection features French-style cabriole carvings. Moreover, its delicate colour and romantic style make it the perfect bedroom collection.

Sleep Tight in Mango Wood Furniture

The Maison Bed boasts exquisite renaissance-style and will certainly take centre stage in the bedroom. Charmingly crafted with the air of an heirloom, combining the character of a treasured antique with contemporary comfort. A sturdy slatted wooden base makes for superb slumber, while the stylish panelling on the foot and headboard are crying out for vintage linens.

Mango Wood Furniture - Maison Bed

Stylish Storage Solutions

To coordinate with the bed the Maison 3-Drawer Cabriole Cabinet is the perfect companion. At home in any room, this solid mango cabinet has a delicately hand carved finesse that softens its lines and romances practical storage with a graceful and alluring elegance. Furthermore, when you buy two Maison 3-Drawer Cabriole Cabinets you'll save £80!

The Maison Wardrobe is the perfect clothes tidy for your bedroom. Modelled on an antique armoire with pretty cabriole styling, our wardrobe is tailored to be practically perfect. It includes a full-width rail for hanging garments and extra space for folded items on a handy fixed shelf makes for effortless clothes storage. It arrives fully assembled, ready to be used and, of course, loved!

To help keep everything in its place, the Maison 6-Drawer Chest has lovely deep drawers to keep everything organised. However and wherever you choose to use this six-drawer treasure chest, the beautiful curves and whispers of limewash on solid mango wood soften something so sensible into a sensual work of art.

Mango Wood Furniture - Maison 6-Drawer Chest

Dress Up Time

Make getting ready in the morning a breeze with the Maison Dress Up Set, the perfect dressing table set. Live every day like a princess with our wonderful set comprising of the elegant Maison Dressing Table, Upholstered Stool and Dressing Table Mirror. Revel in fairytale charm with the scrolled, limewashed mango and its hazy harmonious hue. All three pieces coordinate beautifully to create a statement set you'll enjoy using morning and night. And when you buy all three pieces together you save a massive £90.

Have you fallen in love with the Maison Collection like us? If so, you can see the full range on our website. Similarly, why not take a look at the rest of our mango wood furniture here.

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Switching off for Earth Hour

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

We have long supported Earth Hour and this year is no different. The annual event aims to get as many people all over the world to turn their lights off for one hour. This year, the event will be held at 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March.

The event is now in its tenth year and now includes events taking place in 178 counties with millions of people taking part across the world. From Buckingham Palace to the Sydney Opera House, landmarks and counties around the world take part.

How to Spend Earth Hour

Of course, Earth Hour is the perfect time to spend time with friends and family doing something different. For instance, it's the perfect opportunity to have an indoor candle-lit picnic or dinner party, or how about a candlelit games evening with friends? We've got lots of candles and lanterns available on our website and in our Wincanton Warehouse Outlet. Our Ornate Moroccan Lanterns add both style and gentle lighting to your home when filled with a tealight. Not to mention the fact that they cast wonderfully magical patterns on your walls!

Light up your Earth Hour with our Ornate Moroccan Lantern

For more ideas on how to spend the hour with your lights off, simply visit the Earth Hour website for ideas such as stargazing, having a barbecue or picnic under the stars or embrace Hygge and snuggle up with your loved ones.

Whatever you choose to do in your hour, make sure you register your participation on the Earth Hour website. There are lots of hints and ideas about how to spend the hour. Plus you'll find more information about the event and the things that we can do to make a difference.

So why not join the Myakka team in and millions of other people around the world by supporting this cause? Simply turn your lights off for one hour on March 25th at 8.30pm. While you're at it, join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #EarthHourUK #MakeClimateMatter and @wwf_uk.

Earth Hour

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New furniture for Spring

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

With the summer fast approaching, we've launched lots of new furniture and accessories. It’s time to update your home with our colours of the season...

New Mallani pieces

Our flagship Mallani range is a customer favourite and this spring we have added even more products to the collection. Our favourite is the Mallani Hallway Organiser Bench. Perfect for your hallway, this useful bench has two, airy slatted shelves, a padded seat and six hooks for hanging your coats, hats and scarves. As you can see, even Twiggy the dog loves this new piece!

The Mallani Showcase Cabinet is the piece of furniture you never knew you needed. With slim proportions but buckets of storage potential, this unit won’t take up too much floor space but will help you store & display everything and anything from books to bags.

On the same storage note, the new Mallani Double Sideboard is also simple and classic in its design. With two large cupboards with removable mid-height shelves, perfect for storing crockery, glassware or DVDs. At 150cm wide, it is one of our most generous sideboards and will make maximum use of the space in your home.

new furniture - Mallani Hallway Organiser Bench

New furniture in Milborne

We're excited about the new furniture additions to our Milborne collection. The Milborne Glazed Dresser has oodles of room to help you store all of your dining and kitchen paraphernalia. Storage isn't a problem with double cupboard and two drawers in the bottom section. Plus, you'll find a double cupboard with glazed drawers on top.

The new Milborne Square Dining Table is perfect for kitchens or diminutive dining areas. At 90x90cm, this table will comfortably seat four people but not take up too much space in your home.

The spring also sees the introduction of the Milborne Bedroom Collection. With a bed, wardrobe, bedside chest, a Slimboy Chest of Drawers and a Tallboy Chest of Drawers, we can now help you create your perfect bedroom.

new furniture - Milborne Bed

Expanding Vandara

Last, but certainly not least, we have introduced four new pieces into the Vandara Collection. The Temple Table takes an octagonal shape top with each side featuring the trademark Vandara carving detail. This little table would be perfect at your sofa side.

The Vandara Petite Storage Seat is based on the size and shape of our best-selling Mallani Single Storage Seat but has been updated with the classic Vandara carving. With a removable mid-height shelf and a padded seat, this little piece is both practical and pretty.

new furniture - Vandara Temple Table

And finally, while we can’t include everything here, you can see all of our new furniture and accessories here. With colourful new accessories, stylish lighting and practical furniture, there is something to suit every home.

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New fair trade furniture - Fernley & Nomad Collections

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

This Spring we have introduced two new fair trade furniture collections, Fernley and Nomad. These two new ranges have been designed based on customer feedback and research, and have been in development for the last six months to make sure that every detail is right.

Fernley Collection – timeless fair trade furniture with verdant charm 

This new range contrasts softly distressed, sage green paint with mellow, waxed, natural wood. Green by nature as well as by colour, the range is handcrafted from sustainably sourced, solid reclaimed pine in Vietnam. Each characterful piece is completely unique, wearing its knots, nail holes and other imperfections from its previous life with pride.  Finishing touches are provided by the bevelled edges and burnished metal cup handles and pulls.

The range includes 10 individual furniture pieces. Our favourites include the Fernley Hallway Organiser Bench, complete with open cubby holes, a two door cupboard, four burnished metal hooks and a wooden seat. Similarly, the Fernley Coffee Table is a neat way to store away every day clutter in the living room. It has an easy-to-get-to open shelf as well as a drawer. The Fernley Narrow Dresser shows off the reclaimed pine beautifully with two large shelved and a sideboard base.

Fernley Narrow Dresser - fair trade furniture

Nomad Collection – inspired by global travels

Crafted in India from solid mango wood, Nomad makes an original feature of hand-carved tribal patterns and characterful sawmill markings – with the details picked out in whitewash. A toasty burnt wax effect finishes every piece. Carved knobs and turned bun feet complete the look of these utterly unique, fairly traded Myakka exclusives.

This capsule fair trade furniture collection currently includes 6 individual furniture pieces. Some of our favourites include the Nomad Sideboard, complete with two full-height cupboards with fixed mid shelves for plate sets and serving boards. Equally useful are the three drawers to store your cutlery, tablemats and linen. Add some finishing touches, such as a table-top lamp and family photographs, to make the perfect centrepiece for your dining room or kitchen. The Nomad Small Cabinet proves that even the smallest items of fair trade furniture can express your style. This wonderfully original and beautifully crafted little chest is full of eclectic charm. Ideal for your bedside to store all your overnight essentials.

Nomad Sideboard - fair trade furniture

Take a look at all our new additions this spring here.

And finally, we always love to hear customer suggestions and requests. In fact, some of our most popular pieces of fair trade furniture were customer suggestions. Do you have a fabulous idea for us? Let us know at or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Mother's Day gift ideas

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Let us help you choose the perfect fair trade gift so she can sit, back relax and put her feet up...

Mother's Day gift ideas from Myakka

Here at Myakka we have a great selection of gifts and accessories that your mum will both love and treasure forever. So here are our top 10 Mother's Day gift ideas…

1. Noodle Dog, only £49.95

This friendly dog has been hand-woven from seagrass with beady eyes and a black ribbon collar. The perfect present for any animal-loving mums.

2. Dalit Scented Candle Gift Set, only £12.95

These lightly scented candles are a perfect present for mum. In fact, why not run her a hot bubble bath and light a few candles for a relaxing treat?

Mother's Day gift - Dalit Scented Candle Gift Set

3. Glass Tile Box, only £59.95

Ideal for Mum's jewellery and knick-knacks. Useful storage with beautiful, colourful handmade glass tiles in the lid.

4. Contemporary Nest of Tables, only £139

A true Myakka favourite, this nest of tables make a great gift. And they're as good-looking as they are practical, so your mum will love them.

Mother's Day gift - Contemporary Nest of Tables

5. Ooty Stripe Wool Kilim Footstool, only £89.95

Get your mum to put her feet up with this pretty and practical footstool in our favourite Ooty Stripe pattern.

6. Surin Love Heart Table, only £119

Show how much your mum means to you with this solid monkey pod wood table skilfully shaped into a spiralling love heart.

7. Sheesham Photo Frame, from only £14

Wonderful value fair trade wooden photo frames, these have been Myakka bestsellers from the outset. Just insert your favourite photo of you and your Mum and it becomes the perfect thoughtful gift.

Mother's Day gift - Sheesham Photo Frame

8. Mixed Bodhi Flower Light, only £64.95

Add some glamour to your mum's home with these pretty Bodhi Flower Lights, the petals of the flowers are made from real leaves and looks striking both unlit and lit.

9. Carved Wooden Giraffe, from only £26.95

These painted, carved giraffes make an ideal gift, both colourful and friendly, they would look great in any home.

10. Ornate Moroccan Lanterns, from only £8.95

These pretty lanterns are available in three sizes and look great when displayed together. Simply add some candles and they will help create the perfect relaxing mood for your hardworking mum.

Mother's Day gift - Ornate Moroccan Lanterns

Finally, if you're still stuck for ideas, don't forget that you can check out our gift ideas section on our website - just click here.

Of course, whatever you get your Mum this Mother's Day, the best gift is to spend some good, quality time with her!

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