Great British Style
This week marks the Queen’s 90th birthday, and to celebrate we have been exploring traditional British style in interiors. On June 2nd, 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned and became an iconic symbol of what it means to be British, exuding quality and a timeless sense of style. In the same year G Plan was founded. As a British brand, we are proud to say that quality and timeless style are at the heart of what we do and every one of our handcrafted sofas is made right here in the UK.
When we think of traditional British homes, we think of classic country cottages and grand stately homes. Whether you’re after something luxurious and sophisticated, or comforting and cosy, achieving a timeless and stylish look within your own home is easier than you think!
A simple way to replicate the feel of a classic country cottage is to make your space inviting and warm. The Milton fabric sofa features luxurious cushioning which extends into the arm and corner rests, so you can sink into its soft embrace. We recommend choosing textured fabrics in warming neutral tones like Union Dove. If you don’t have a fireplace, blankets, throws and soft rugs are an easy way to add a cosines to your interior space. Quite often, items within a country home will have been collected over a long period of time, giving the space a rustic appearance. For a modern twist incorporate metallic accents which complement the features in the room.
Our idea of comfort is settling down in the afternoon with a good book and a cup of English tea. One of our top choices for ultimate comfort is the Chloe, which looks as good as it feels. This range features recliner options for serious relaxation, and the compact sizes are ideal for smaller rooms. Accessorize with scatter cushions and a textured rug in earthy shades to keep things cosy, but contemporary.
The sophistication of a grand English home is best achieved through elegant and sleek design. With its generous curves and an elegant top stitch finish we would recommend the Winslet sofa for contemporary style. For added opulence, we suggest a statement wall colour and copper accents, which look great with Capri Putty leather.
The cleverly designed Hartford sofa has been created to work in any space. It’s compact but deceptively comfortable with supportive cushioning for maximum comfort and durability. Opt for a sumptuous leather cover like Capri Taupe and introduce bold artwork, colourful scatters and textured ceramics to add interest.
Many English stately homes remain unchanged for years. They have a timeless charm which is achieved through classic design and styling. Choose soft tones for your walls to expand and brighten your room, adding framed mirrors to invite light into the space. The G Plan Oakland fabric sofa offers a modern twist on a traditional design. Scrolled cigar-shaped arms and the winged design makes the Oakland a timeless favourite; a statement piece for a statement home!
For more great and British sofas, visit the G Plan collections page.