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DIY: How to Transform a Wicker Chair with Annie Sloan Paint

Imagine the dilemma: You’ve inherited a well-worn family chair that’s been passed from relative to relative. The thing is, though, you believe it has no place in your home until you’ve ensured it can be incorporated effortlessly into your decor. After all, you haven’t spent years getting your home just right, only to have one […]

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Guest Post: 8 Tips for Great At-Home Entertaining, by Elizabeth Rago

It’s summer, which aside from the promise of beautiful weather means one thing: party time! Whether you’re planning a family barbecue, or an indoor get-together with friends, you’ll love these top tips from Elizabeth Rago of Circular Home over at Inside Shopper. Elizabeth loves her home and is on a continuous quest to ensure it’s both […]

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How to: Replacing a Chesterfield Sofa Button

Our Chesterfield furniture is built to last; we even offer a lifetime guarantee as we’re so convinced of the quality of our product. However, as with any piece of this nature, general wear and tear may occur on occasion, which is why we like to offer a little help in the form of our videos […]

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DIY: Make Your Own Natural Room Fragrance

It may still be winter here in the UK, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fill our homes with the beautifully fresh scents of spring and summer. Thankfully, Andrea Butje of US-based aromatherapy school Aromahead Institute has agreed to share with us a fun how-to guide to help you make your very own scented room […]

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Valentine’s Recipe: Ombre Cupcakes

Well, don’t say we don’t ever treat you well here at Distinctive Chesterfields. Earlier today, we brought you a gorgeously tempting recipe from master baker Eric Lanlard. And now – just in case you like a spot of cake-related variety on Valentine’s Day – we’re sharing with you this rather impressive looking tutorial from interiors […]

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Valentine’s Day: Love-ly Crafts Ahead of February 14

Whether you’re not a fan of Valentine’s Day, or you’re an old romantic at heart, we’re bringing you some easy peasy crafty makes we spotted around the internet. They’re so simple, anyone can give them a go – even if you’re reluctantly celebrating February 14. It’s just a week until the big day, so make […]

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Get Organised in 2014: Say Hello to Cory Cook

Apparently, January is Get Organised (GO) Month, who knew? But, thinking about it, the first month of the year marks the perfect time to put a stop to disorganisation and say hello to a brand new and more efficient you. Christmas, while it’s a lovely time to catch up with family, put aside any stresses […]

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How to: Readjusting a Pleat on a Chesterfield Sofa

Bought a Chesterfield from us recently? On occasion, some of you may notice that a pleat may naturally fall out – and further to an enquiry from a loyal customer, we’ve decided to put together this short video which shows you just how you can readjust a pleat on your sofa should you need to. […]

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How to Incorporate Leather Into Your Home

We’ve been busy bees of late here at Distinctive Chesterfields. The workshop has been hectic, with our team working around the clock to get your orders ready before Christmas recently. And with plenty more orders in for January and the coming months, it’s not likely to slow down anytime soon. But we love it; we […]

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Festive How To: Pretty Table Displays

We love checking out other interiors-related blogs; we have far too many on our reading list!. But we especially love browsing fellow blogs at this time of year when there’s a ton of Christmassy how to posts to enjoy. Earlier today we stumbled across this gorgeous post from the folks over at Home Shopping Spy, which […]

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