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Scandi styling continues with pace

Posted by Natalie Motley on Nov 12, 2018 3:55:42 PM

The Scandinavian interior design trend appeared on the scene, here in the UK around about 5 years ago. Although 2018 has been all about bright and funky colours in both contract and domestic markets, the minimalist and chic Scandi style shows little sign of slowing down. This is quite something, because trends usually come and go pretty swiftly, but this one continues to stick. And, I have to say, we love it – From restaurant furniture, contract furniture and accessories, this style is set to pervade contract and domestic styling for the foreseeable future. The following article shows how you can bring a touch of Scandinavian flair to your venue.

A little bit of background
Several key factors unite the Scandinavian approach to design and they have their origin in the characteristics of the Nordic design. These northern countries are famously cold and dark for many months of the year with brief summers. During these months, Scandinavian homes have to offer psychological as well as physical warmth and comfort and so this is where the very unique style of Scandi design was born.

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How to create a cosy venue and Al Fresco dining this winter

Posted by Natalie Motley on Oct 24, 2018 9:55:10 AM

Summer is now a distant memory, however, this is a really exciting time of year with lots of events coming up, including Halloween, Bonfire night and of course Christmas! So, it’s important that you make the most of your venue, as customers will be descending in their droves and if you don’t have sufficient restaurant furniture, pub furniture or the like, you could be missing out on ample revenue…

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A spooktacular venue for your guests this Halloween

Posted by Natalie Motley on Oct 8, 2018 4:19:00 PM

A spooktacular venue for your guests this Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and so as a restaurant or venue owner you’ll undoubtedly be getting ready for what is set to be an extremely busy time of year. And the following blog aims to give you some ideas to make sure your venue is Halloween ready, including your restaurant furniture, décor, menu and some promotional ideas added in for good measure. After all, it’s important you take advantage of the extraordinary £320 million us Brits are anticipated to spend this Halloween.

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The weirdest and wackiest restaurants from around the globe

Posted by Natalie Motley on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

All restaurants are individual in their own way and most restaurants have a unique selling point, be it their food style or presentation, their interior décor or drinks they serve. This blog aims to explore some of the weirdest and wackiest restaurants from around the globe.

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How to attract 4 types of cafe customer

Posted by Natalie Motley on Sep 3, 2018 11:55:41 AM

If you own and run a café, you will undoubtedly have encountered a million different types of customers from many walks of life, cultures, countries and professions. So how do you go about targeting the right customers and making sure that they come back time and time again to ensure your coffee shop is a thriving hub? This blog aims to uncover our four top types of customer as well as giving some hints and tips on how you could go about making sure they become regulars……from your menu and service to your café furniture and décor.

Families
I spent a lot of time in my local café on maternity leave. It was the perfect venue to escape to, be it with friends, or on my own. Sometimes, all you need is to venture out to your much-loved café or coffee shop to treat yourself to your favourite coffee, meet with friends for a catch-up or take the kids for a slice of cake. For me, it was a safe retreat where I knew I would get great service and I could escape the same four walls of home. Kids also love a ‘special treat’ and this is one which won’t break the bank.

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How does comfortable contract furniture affect the dining experience?

Posted by Natalie Motley on Aug 28, 2018 3:10:34 PM

Nowadays, all manner of commercial settings are available for potential customers to frequent, ranging from pubs and bars to cafes, coffee shops, hotels and restaurants. The offering within all of these venues is somewhat different, however, creating a memorable experience (for all the right reasons) depends on a variety of factors, including food, ambiance, décor and comfortable contract restaurant furniture.  

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Why you should use upcycled and reclaimed pub furniture for a unique venue

Posted by Natalie Motley on Aug 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to rejuvenate your pub but just don’t have an extravagant budget to spend on extravagant décor and new furniture, it’s worth taking a look at upcycling your existing furniture as well as reclaimed pub furniture. Of course, there are also many styles of pub furniture you can buy which emulate this concept and actually, these don’t need to cost the earth.

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Top tips to maximise your table turnover

Posted by Natalie Motley on Aug 6, 2018 3:52:18 PM

In the 'causal dining' restaurant industry, table turnover rate is tricky to master, in so far as you want to seat as many parties as possible per meal service - In fact, the aim is to turn each table around every hour and a half. However, what you don't want is to compromise your service or make your customers feel rushed but equally, you don't want diners staying for longer than expected as this can negatively affect the flow-rate and have a knock-on affect to your bottom line. 

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Why the iconic 50's American Diner continues to inspire restaurant design

Posted by Natalie Motley on Aug 1, 2018 10:12:04 AM

Retro isn’t simply retro, especially in the context of restaurant design and restaurant furniture supply…..Retro is modern, it’s in and it’s set to be in for the foreseeable future. This blog explores how the iconic 50s American diner continues to inspire restaurant design. Decor trends come and go relatively quickly in the restaurant industry as peoples’ tastes change, but it appears elements of this style have far greater sticking power than others.

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A cafe or a co-working space?

Posted by Natalie Motley on Jul 24, 2018 3:42:32 PM

An incredible 63% of UK employees work flexibly and so gone are the days of working the standard 9 – 5. Employers have smartened up to the fact that flexible working is all about work/life balance and by offering alternative solutions to their employees hours and location they can, in fact, get a great deal more from their workforce than they do from the typical 9-5 rigid office routine. At the end of the day, if an employee feels respected and worthy and able to manage their home life as well as their work life, then a balance is maintained and they are more than likely to be more motivated and empowered, meaning they are more productive within their roles.

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