Spotlight on Mother of Pearl

Some of the very best materials are produced by Mother Nature herself, and we could not be more grateful. This week, we highlight ‘Mother of Pearl’, a mesmerising material used in embellishment within some fundamental pieces of Black & Key furniture. Nacre, or the more commonly known term ‘Mother of Pearl’ is an iridescent combination […]

Design Trends for 2020

As each year passes, we seek to provide new inspiration for our home or amend existing details that will transform our environment, providing an ever-changing and on trend space where we feel most at peace. When a new season approaches, decorators, designers and craftsmen show us the trends in interior fashion that they propose will […]

Product Focus – Hepburn headboard and bed frame

This glamorous bed-frame in Raven walnut oozes luxuriance and glamour. I can only imagine it’s name was inspired by the most bewitching Hollywood actress of all time, Audrey Hepburn. Both emanate class, majesty and opulence. The unique nature of what we do, allows you to customise both the headboard and bed frame in fabric of […]

The Meaning of Luxury

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the term luxury means: “A state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense.” I feel as though the term ‘luxury’ has been exploited at present, losing its true essence and significance, instead demonstrating a broad interpretation of an often warped perception. I had always understood the term […]

Friday Finish

We have come to the end of another busy week and my goodness, we are heading towards the closure of yet another month! Rather than dwell on the speed of time, let’s embrace the wonder that is Friday and with it, a long Bank Holiday weekend. My Friday ‘finish’ of the day is our aptly […]

Product Focus – Malden Sideboard

There are so many gorgeous pieces within the Black & Key range, that it is nigh-on impossible to choose a favourite. If I had it my way, I would kit the entirety of my home with the plethora of glamorous sideboards, console tables, and cabinets! However, I fear that I would get into almighty trouble […]

Crafted by You

There is a common misconception that premium quality and perhaps bespoke furniture is the domain for the wealthy, for those with a interest or whom are directly associated with the interior trade. The truth of the matter is somewhat different. Many of our customers have found that by spending a little more time, focus and […]

Work from home

Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular trend for those who are self employed or for those with an employer. Having your own home office or space is your opportunity to display and fashion your environment to suit the way in which you work best, heavily influencing your productivity. If you’re going to be […]

Modern v Contemporary

When people talk to us about modern and contemporary design, we are often lead to believe they are the same thing. The key differentiation between the two is that a modern design refers specifically to the architectural style that was popular between the 1900’s and 1950’s. Yet a contemporary design will refer to a style […]

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