Our Kings Road showroom has a regularly changing display of furniture, including white furniture, plus modern art. The art is beautifully curated by our friends at Tag Fine Arts and one current piece sums up winter. It’s called ‘Balloon’ by Dede Johnston and is over a meter wide, one of five signed editions. The image is from a series entitled ‘The New Wilderness’, a C-type print of a scene from Courcheval, France. It captures the perfect stillness of snow and is wonderfully ethereal. Look carefully. A tiny hot air balloon floats above the clouds, highlighting the scale and beauty of our natural world.
Autumn’s well and truly here… crisp, misty mornings, skylines filled with beautiful burnished golds and bronzes… country walks and pub lunches in front of roaring fires…
The clocks go back on the 25th of this month; the end of official summer time, by way of an Act of Parliament which goes back to 1916 (although it still catches many of us out) and means our mornings will be lighter but the evenings darker… definitely time to make our homes our ‘winter nests’.
So… suggestions from us: big, comfy, modular sofas are one of the things we’d recommend. And, of course, we have a couple here to tempt you.
Is it too early to start thinking about winter fires? Not for us..we like to plan well ahead & so are currently updating our Bioethanol fires section on the website, adding new fires from Cocoon fires, Decoflame & Ecosmart fire.
Go Modern has been selling liquid bio ethanol fires (then known as flueless fires) since 2007 (I think we were the first, but can’t be sure) because as a London based company we would LOVE to have an open fire but know we can’t (it’s not allowed in London) & these really are the next best thing. It’s difficult to explain but the heat is different from central heating or gas fire heat, it spreads throughout the room & is ultra cosy. Simon calls it ‘Ski Chalet’ heat & we now use bio ethanol fires as our sole source of heating at our showroom in winter. Which is pretty cool considering our contemporary showroom is set over three floors & we have large glass skylights in the largest part. Continue reading “Bio Ethanol Fires – Our Winter Heros!”