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Inspiration

Get the Look: Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

Pantone has named Greenery as the Colour of the Year, and like the annual colours that have preceded it, Greenery has had a huge impact on the interiors and fashion trends of 2017.

World Gin Day 2017 - Lake Distillery

Small living spaces can be challenging, but they certainly don’t mean you have to give up on your interior design aspirations when creating a beautiful home that’s right for you. There are many ways to style a smaller living room to make use of the space you do have effectively.

World Gin Day 2017 - Lake Distillery

Jump for juniper – Saturday 10th June is World Gin Day, giving us even more reason to sip, enjoy and experiment with everybody’s favourite botanical beverage! For cocktail inspiration, we’ve teamed up with The Lakes Distillery.

Bohemian Living Room Get The Look

Boho-inspired interiors are bang on-trend and provide a colourful, vibrant alternative to Scandinavian style simplicity. To achieve this look, you have to throw some caution to the wind and embrace bold and bright prints.

The Veggie Challenge

National Vegetarian Week runs from 15 – 21st May, and for those who would like to participate, we’ve asked The Vegetarian Society for a few of their inspiring recipes that will satisfy even the most carnivorous of appetites.

How To De-Stress Your Home

Your home along with everything in it should be your sanctuary; a respite from modern-day stresses. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few of our stress-busting tips for you to adopt in your homes, with the hope that they will create a happier, healthier living environment.

May Bank Holiday Barbecuing

It’s the bank holiday weekend, and we’re turning our thoughts to warm summer evenings and all that entails, including, the first BBQ of the year. So, this week, we’ve asked gourmet butcher Donald Russell for their BBQ-approved recipes.

How To Warm Your Home

Though Spring is firmly on the horizon, we’ve still a few more months left of cold weather left to endure, but you may not want the disruption of upgrading insulation or installing under floor heating.

Raspberry Get The Look

With Spring just around the corner, we’ve seen a plethora of bright, berry-toned pieces sitting pretty in people’s homes – including this gorgeous, deep-jewelled raspberry.There are two key techniques to make this loud and proud shade work well in your home – turning it up or toning it down.

Chocolate_Mousse

Whether this year’s Valentine is your other half, a close friend or your teenage daughter, we can guarantee they’ll love this thoughtful homemade meal of pan-fried scallops and chocolate mousse.

Winter Blues Get The Look

We’re sure you’ll agree that the best thing about family is their impeccable listening skills. So, when we heard that the most important members of the Arlo & Jacob family – you - were searching for the perfect subtle damask fabric to no avail, we heard you loud and clear.

Freakshake milkshake

Creative, colourful and oh so tasty... these Freakshakes are the perfect indulgence for the festive season. Containing pure chocolatey goodness, delicious ice-cream and even more milk and dark chocolate decorations.

Jennifer Manners Table Top

This week we’re heading to the living room of rug designer Jennifer Manners, who recently collaborated with us to create the beautiful Elton Snuggler in luxury shearling for her stand at Decorex. Her home is filled with treasures from travels around the world and precious gifts from dear friends.

Inspiring seating: Lodge d'Argent, London

Top Five Festive Films

The advent calendars are open, the Christmas lights are up and mince pies are staples in our diet – and its only the 3rd December! To help us get even more into the festive spirit, we’ve put together our top 5 Christmas films.

Inspiring design: Valais by Herbert Libiszewski

Inspiring seating: The Grovsvenor Arms, Dorset

Colourful Christmas decorations

Here at Arlo & Jacob we love bright and beautiful colours, so it should be no surprise that when we set out to stage our idea of the perfect Christmas décor, it included an abundance of colourful ornaments..

Inspiring design: Hand Drawn Robin

Kallo Winter Warmer

So you’ve chosen your sofa, it’s fitted through the door (or window) and it’s looking right at home in your living room. Daily life exposes sofas to much endurance, food crumbs and drink spillages but there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to ensure your sofa remains looking brand new and oh so desirable.

Kallo Winter Warmer

It’s been a tough couple of weeks but there’s no better time than now to relax on the sofa, blankets in abundance and sink into a bowl of hearty, winter warming food. With that in mind, we think that this comforting pork, apple and mustard casserole from Kallo is the ideal Sunday dinner.

Inspiring seating: Harpenden Arms

Classic Board Games

Weekends are the perfect time for more relaxed activities, ideal for catching up with friends and family and are all about taking the time to step back from the busy week.

Inspiring seating: Sackvilles, London

Inspiring design: The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

Well Worn Whisk Mac n Cheese

This week we’re joined by Rachel Brady, family food blogger of Well Worn Whisk, who has shared her delicious recipe for the ultimate one-pot macaroni cheese. This scrumptiously quick and easy recipe is the perfect comfort food.

Inspiring seating: Soho Beach House, Miami

Autumn Upholstery Touch Point

With Autumn finally here, it’s a great time to update the home. Whether that be quick updates with smaller home accessories such as cosy cushions and throws, or larger pieces such as sofas and armchairs, a simple change can make a real impact

Humming Bird Cookies

With the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning next Friday, get your baking hat on. Whether you go for chewy American style or caramelised crispy cookies, these top tips from the experts at Hummingbird Bakery mean you will bake a winning batch every time!

Inspiring design: Sydney Edmunds, Cave

Top 5 TV Dramas

With the night’s drawing in and the evening’s getting chillier, Sunday nights are all about snuggling up on the sofa and catching up with your favourite TV drama, cue that cosy-warm-fluffy feeling.

Inspiring seating: Smith & Wollensky, London

Inspiring design: All Dolled Up, Vogue 1935

Matcha Beignet Recipe

This week we’re joined by The Boy Who Bakes Edd Kimber, food writer and winner of the beloved Great British Bake Off, who has shared his scrumptious Matcha Beignet recipe with us. These classic New Orleans style beignets are the perfect snack for a Sunday afternoon

Inspiring seating: Annabels, London

Alhambra Crispy Prawns

What better way to spend a Sunday catching up on the Rio Olympic games, than with a beer in hand and some delicious beer battered prawns from our friends at Alhambra.

Meet The Maker Victoria Knew

As part of our ‘Future of Textile’ competition we sought out the hottest new talent in print design, with the winning print being that of Nottingham Trent University student Victoria Knew. Victoria’s stunning winning fabric named ’Echo Velvet’ was created specifically to pair with our retro Emilia cocktail chair.

Inspiring design: Jetty 1 by Maeve Harris

Sports Luxe Interiors

Get in the Olympic spirit with these ultra-luxe sport trends for your home. These stylish accessories can effortlessly combine with any interior scheme. Whether it’s accents of bright block colours, mesh and metallics, or neutral geometrics, here’s our top five picks to help you get that cool sporty look.

Inspiring seating: The Academicians Room, London

Inspiring design: Photograph of Jessica Ennis

Different types of cotton fabrics

Cotton is a material that features a lot in our house collection, whether it be pure cotton, or beautifully blended with Linen. We’ve put together a list of all the types of cottons that we offer to help make the decision making a little easier.

Inspiring design: Heart Felt by Alfred Gockel

Top Five Holiday Reads

Whether you’re popping your feet up on the sofa, or sprawled out on a sun lounger by the pool, nothing beats sitting back and relaxing with a good book.

Table Top: Lins Drabwell

This week, we step into the world of interiors and lifestyle blogger, Lins Drabwell. This lovely lady enjoys running, reading, cooking and travel, and is absolutely devoted to her two fur babies, Boo and Maddie!

Inspiring seating: Fight Club, London

Gin infused Salmon recipe

Someone to impress? Self-confessed foodie? Then this luxurious gin infused salmon dish is for you. Created by Michelin star chef Mark Sargeant and inspired by Mediterranean Gin Mare.

Inspiring design: by, Jaime Derringer

Inspiring seating: Bangalore Express, London

Alex Austin Fabric Designer

Our factory in Long Eaton is home to some of the most skilled workers in the furniture industry. It’s time to catch up with our in house textile designer, Alexandra Austin, who works alongside Sarah Hopkins, helping to create our exciting range of over 100 house fabrics.

Inspiring design: Painting by Paul Lemon

Lazy Sunday DIY Pom Pom

Why not take on some light hearted DIY this weekend and make your very own Pom Pom. Our friends at Wool and the Gang have shared this super easy 3 minute tutorial to create the perfect Pom.

Timeless living room know how

Trends come and go, but there will always be living room styles that are totally timeless. We’ve rounded up our five favourite living room looks to ensure that when you’re being leisurely, you’re doing it luxuriously.

Inspiring seating: Rick Stein, Poole

Orange Pan-Tart from GreenPan

What could be better than a delicious pudding after a relaxing Sunday roast? And even better, a pudding that is made simply in one pan! Our friends at GreenPan have shared their delicious Orange pan-tart with us, which is a scrumptious mix of zesty orange and almonds and the perfect treat for your Sunday.

Top 5 Summer Home Décor Ideas

Summer is just round the corner, bringing warmth, light and a chance to spruce up your home. No need to start a big redecoration process, our top 5 home décor ideas will make sure your home is ready for summer without any hassle.

Inspiring design: Senna, British Grand Prix 1985

Lazy Sunday: Top 5 Picnic Essentials

Nothing says summer better than a picnic in the park with family and friends. Relaxing on a comfy blanket with tasty treats and something fizzy, what could be better? Although we can’t promise that the sun will shine, we can promise to help you prep accordingly.

Inspiring seating: Quaglino's, London

Inspiring design: Poster For Wimbledon Tennis

Lazy Sunday: Summer Bouquets with Bloom & Wild

What better way to welcome the first official week of summer than with a beautiful bouquet of carefully selected, hand-packed flowers. We have teamed up with Bloom & Wild to help find the perfect summer arrangements that will brighten up your home and keep it smelling fresh.

Inspiring seating: The Grenwich Kitchen, London

Sarah Hopkins, Textile Designer

As our lead textile designer, there’s no surprise Sarah’s got a rich and varied design history. With an art foundation course and a four year furniture and product design degree under her belt, she’s been working in the furniture industry for almost 15 years.

Know How: Choosing The Perfect Armchair

Here at Arlo & Jacob, we know that choosing the perfect armchair can be a challenge. Often used as an accent piece, the armchair can be the focal point of a living room environment and must therefore complement the existing style of your furniture

Inspiring design: Blew II, Joan Mir

Father's Day Ultimate Fry Up

Happy Father’s Day! Why not start the day off right by whipping up Dad a breakfast that is just as special as him. This easy peasy recipe from Alicia’s Kitchen Antics is a delicious treat of sizzling sausages, yummy yolky eggs and crispy bacon.

Inspiring seating: The Tram Shred, London

Inspiring design: England World Cup Final 1966

Cream Tea For The Queen

What better way to celebrate her majesty’s royal birthday than with the ultimate in British treats, the cream tea. But before you stick the kettle on and slather your scone with jam and cream, there’s certain etiquette to follow in order to conduct the perfect cream tea.

Inspiring design: Q Is For Queen, Quentin

StylexMinimalism Table Top

Vikki at Style&Minimalism is all about, well, you’ve guessed it, super chic style and minimal design. With a background in graphic design, Vikki went on to work as an art director in fashion and beauty and started her blog to help define her style.

World Gin Day Gin Mare

Calling all Gin lovers! The 11th of June sees the return of World Gin Day, yes, an entire day dedicated to all things gin.Whether you like it paired with elderflower, balanced with tonic, or with a twist of lime, we’ve put together our top five gins to help you make it a day to remember (or not!).

Inspiring seating: Hawksmoor, London

Designing Your Hallway

Your hallway is the first thing a person sees when they step into your home, so it really ought to make a fabulous first impression. From creative colouring techniques to ingenious storage solutions, we’ve put together our top tips to help you create a stylish yet welcoming hallway

Inspiring design: In a Single Moment, Agnes Cecile

Inspiring seating: Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse, London

Lazy Sunday Eton Mess

Michelin Star chef Mark Sargeant, has worked with the team at Monty Bojangles to create a wonderfully indulgent twist on the classic dessert, Eton Mess. With a delicious blend of Monty Bojangles Fluttersctoch Meringues and Choccy Scoffy Truffles mixed with a kick of cherry brandy

Inspiring seating: Pitcher & Piano, Nottingham

Children's Bedroom Accessories

As much as adults need a place to relax and unwind, so do the little ones. With that in mind, why not give your child a treat and spruce up their bedroom for summer? We’ve chosen our five favourite bedroom accessories to help make their space feel as special as they are.

Vegetarian Risotto

Fancy a challenge? Why not get involved with National Vegetarian Week from 16th-22nd May and go meat-free for seven days. It’s really not that difficult, and with the help of Linda McCartney’s delicious Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

Inspiring design: Sunset, Leonid Afremov

Lazy Sunday Spring Salad

We’re big fans of Riverford’s organic vegetable boxes which are always filled to the brim with seasonal veggies of all shapes and sizes, straight from their local farmers to your front door. The ease of delivery means you’ve got extra time to try their yummy recipes.

Inspiring design: Western Breaker, James Bartholomew

Inspiring design: Horses, Tanya Baxter

Win a Limited Edition Emilia Chair Arlo & Jacob

To celebrate our first birthday, we've created a limited edition Emilia chair, which one lucky winner will get to take home this spring.

Inspiring seating: The Dead Dolls House, London

Flat 15 Table Top

Since winning the Amara blog awards last year, Flat 15 has become one of our favourite lifestyle blogs and an absolutely must for interior inspiration. It’s clear to see where Gabby’s wonderfully unique style derives from and we’re thrilled that she has shared her table top style with us this week.

House of Hackey Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a really versatile way to update your home, from creating feature walls for a quick refresh or papering an entire room for maximum impact, it can really make a style statement in the home.

Inspiring design: Red Shoes II, Andy Warhol

Inspiring seating: The Boundary, London

Bee's Bakery Vanilla Cookies

This week we were lucky enough to have Bee from Bee’s Bakery in the showroom hosting a super fun biscuit workshop. We invited a few of our favourite bloggers to help celebrate our 1st birthday and get creative with some biscuit decorating.

Inspiring seating: The Magazine, London

Inspiring design: Particle Ripple, Marc Quinn

Top 5 Kids Books

To celebrate yesterday’s International Children’s Book Day, we’ve delved into the joyful world of children’s literature. Rediscovering the old classics, new bestsellers and family favourites, here’s our top five reads to enjoy with the kids this Sunday.

Inspiring seating: The Colony Club, London

Easter Updates For Your Home

With spring around the corner, we’ve got top tips from our in-house interior design expert Alex Reeves, to help update your home this Easter.

Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg

We’ve got Easter covered with these five fancy eggs, perfect for that egg-tra special someone. Pure chocolate heaven, we’ve chosen the perfect eggs for the kids, grown-ups and every chocaholic in-between.

Inspiring design: Herd About The New Guy, George Gale

Martha Mitchell Table Top

Today we’re welcomed into the world of talented illustrator and designer Martha Mitchell, founder of Martha Mitchell Design. From building terrariums to getting creative with Pantone postcards, we love hearing about her style and inspiration both in and out of the studio.

Inspiring Seating: The Alchemist London

Inspiring design: The Fame by Frida Kahlo

Easter Cocktails

Planning a family get together or catching up with friends over the Easter holidays? We’ve teamed up with The Corinthia Hotel who have shared an egg-stra special cocktail recipe with us

Inspiring seating: Nando's, Lakeside

Peanut Butter Egg Cups

Why not surprise your loved ones with hand made gifts this Easter? Get creative in the kitchen with this brilliant recipe idea from our friends at The Happy Egg Co who have worked with Eric Lanlard, founder of Cake Boy to create these delightful peanut butter egg cups!

Footstool Know How

A footstool can be a great addition to the living room for those wanting to bring in a multi functional element, adding extra style, colour, comfort and an extra storage. So, how do you go about choosing the perfect footstool?

Inspiring design: May by Judith Brenner

Homemade bread

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked homemade bread in the kitchen. Our friends at Gail’s Bakery have shared with us their delicious Wholemeal Loaf recipe, ideal for an afternoon of Sunday baking.

Inspiring design: Bacchus by Justin Weeks

Inspiring seating: The Fish Market, London

Valentines Breakfast

This week, we delve into the world of eclectic online gift & interiors emporium Rockett St George. Co-founder Lucy St George has shared her top styling tips, from layering stacks of must-read books, to carefully editing quirky accessories.

Inspiring design: Grifo by Gagliardi Gallery

Inspiring seating: The Potting Shed, Cotswolds

Valentines Breakfast

Treat your loved one to breakfast in bed with this scrumptious Berry Cashew Smoothie Bowl from our friends at Meridian. A twist on the classic smoothie, this bowl of goodness is a quick, easy and healthy alternative for breakfast – it’s also dairy free and suitable for vegans too.

Inspiring seating: Pitcher & Piano, Southampton

Clark's Pankcake Recipe

With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner we’re ready to try something a little different like these tasty Corn Pancakes with Maple Bacon. A healthy and totally divine recipe brought to you from our friends at Clarks, the Canadian maple syrup experts.

Inspiring design: Flamingo by Coco de Paris

Bedroom painted in Crown Lupin Paint

With Spring on its way, we’re already planning our new colour schemes for the season. Whether its creating a feature wall in your living room or stencilling your bedroom wall, just one pot of paint can make all the difference to a room.

Inspiring design: Over Shinnel III by Sam Cartman

Inspiring seating: The Cornerstone Cafe, London

Cate St Hill Table Top

What a pleasure to be invited into the world of design expert and interior lover, Cate St Hill, who has shared her beautiful table top of sophisticated style.

Inspiring design: Dubai, Colin Taylor

Ramen with bacon and boiled egg

We’ve gone Ramen mad this January but can you blame us? A hot steaming bowl of warming Asian noodle broth is what lazy Sundays are all about. Yes To Yolks has shared this inspiringly simple Ramen recipe to set your culinary juices flowing.

Know How Accessories For Your Sofa

Once you've found the perfect sofa, it's time to add some finishing touches. Whether it's an armchair, footstool or scatter cushion, there are plenty of ways you can accessorise your new hand-made sofa.

Inspiring seating: The Rumpus Room, London

Eat Nourish Glow Book By Amelia Freer

The more we learn about healthy eating, the more we understand it’s not all about fad January diets, juice blitzing and calorie counting. A healthy diet is all about feeding your body with nutritious meals, a way of life that can be sustained all year round.

Inspiring design: Pax, Jane Emberson

Inspiring seating: MASH, London

Pantone Colour Of 2016

For the first time ever Pantone have chosen two colours as their colour of the year. Rose Quartz & Serenity have been blended together to create a pastel coloured dream.

Orlando Sofa in Stiring - Dawn- £960

Inspiring design: Orange and Blue, Beth Marshall

David Hunt Kew Table Lamp

Lighting is the easiest way to refresh your scheme for the new year. Whether it’s copper tones or smoked glass you’re after, we’ve chosen our favourite table lamps from this seasons hottest trends, perfect for lighting the dark winter evenings and making your living room so cosy, you’ll never want to leave.

Avocado Cucumber Smoothie

It’s time to give your body a well-deserved heath boost with this delicious green and clean juice from the experts at Nutri Bullet.

Inspiring seating: The Wellesley, London

Ginger and Gingerbread Cocktail

Fancy impressing guests this party season with a warming festive cocktail? Well the gin legends at Four Pillars have teamed up with Nate Brown, co-founder of London bar Merchant House, to create this hearty Gin & Gingerbread concoction.

Inspiring design: Winter Races, Cassia Beck

Inspiring seating: Cloud 23, Manchester

Christmas Turkey with Sausages and Bacon

With Christmas only five days away we’ve asked our friends at Donald Russell, butchers to the Royal Family, for their top cooking tips for roasting the perfect turkey.

Inspiring design: Lovers In The Snow by George Barbier

Sailsbury storage solution

When space is a little tight in the home it’s important to choose furniture and accessories that offer you style and function. We’ve picked our top space saving beauties from our brand new collection to get you inspired for a New Year de-clutter

Roja Dove Festive Candle

It’s time to create that warming festive feel with these opulent winter fragrances. We’ve picked out five of the finest Christmas candles to fill your home with subtle scents of pine, citrus and frankincense to cinnamon, gingerbread and myrth.

Inspiring seating: The London EDITION, London

Classic Chesterfield Sofa Italian Purple Velvet

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, the family has filled the house and there are decorations in every corner. However certain things about the holidays can be a little stressful, but fear not, we’ve come up with our top 5 easy tips for a stress free Christmas.

Inspiring design: By Nick Vivian

Inspiring seating: The Champagne Room, London

Homemade Chocolate Bark

Starting to think about those Christmas gifts? Well we’ve picked out three yummy chocolate bark recipes to win the hearts (and stomachs) of your loved ones this season

Inspiring design: Gold Parliament by Emma Moir

Gold Theme Christmas Decoration Ideas

Here we are again, we're approaching the most magic, sparkly time of the year and we're all starting thinking about who to invite over and how to turn the house into a festive temple.

Large Philo Sofa in Brushed Cotton Linen Mix - Biscuit - £1,630

Cheese scone

We’re getting in the Christmas spirit with this delicious pull-apart cheese scone wreath, the perfect sharing dish to enjoy this season.A simple and tasty recipe to have up your sleeve for those festive parties, Lurpak’s oozing cheddar scones are best served warm with olives and a generous smothering of butter.

Inspiring seating: Oblix, London

Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Darcy

For all those wanting to design their living room to mimic the design of a private club, this Get The Look is for you.

Darcy Medium Sofa in Medal Leather - Dark Brown - £2,620

Inspiring design: Dancing In Sunlight by Henrietta Stuart

Inspiring seating: The London EDITION, London

Monty Bojangles Chocolate Truffle

Is there anything quite like snuggling up on the sofa with a steaming cup of coco? Well with the chilly nights drawing in, we don’t think you can get much better than that!

Inspiring design: In the Hold by David Bomberg

Leather Chesterfield Sofa

With our new leathers, Medal and Rancher added to the Arlo & Jacob range, we’ve put together our top tips for leather care. Our new leathers are exclusively available for our Darcy & Pembroke sofas as well as our Grantley & Wallis armchairs

Contemporary Light Grey Chair Elton Snuggler

When it comes to adding that touch of warmth to the living room this winter, a stylish and cosy rug can be the best choice. Spruce up your entertaining space in time for those Christmas guests with our top picks of what’s hot on the rug scene this season.

Inspiring seating: Criterion, London

Diwali Lotus Tealights

The biggest and brightest Indian celebration is just round the corner and we’re getting prepared for the festival of lights with these crafty Lotus Tealights from blogger Design Décor & Disha. Super easy to make and totally unique, these festive centrepieces are perfect for brightening up the home this Diwali.

Inspiring seating: Spring, London

Inspiring design: SAM by Andrew Norrey

Furniture Designer Daniel Heath

Today award winning British designer Daniel Heath gives us a glimpse of his coffee table, or strictly speaking his Astoria Coffee Table, a crafted Iroko hardwood table engrained with a rich tapestry of pattern.

Inspiring design: Chaos and Construction by Michael Luther

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

The ultimate autumn treat, these Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts are glazed with a dark chocolate cinnamon icing and just happen to be 100% vegan. Ideal for the beginning of vegan month, where we’re celebrating the joys of going dairy and animal free, thanks to the lovely bloggers at Veganosity, Linda and Alex.

Toffee Apples

Get into the spirit of Halloween with this delicious Toffee Apple recipe from well-known British chef Andrew MacKenzie. This autumnal classic has been given an unexpected twist with a popping candy frosting – the perfect sweet treat for all the family!

Inspiring seating: Allotment Bar, Manchester

National Curry Week

This week we’ve been celebrating all things hot, spicy and gloriously Indian for National Curry Week. Mallika Basu, the top food writer and cookbook author who champions delicious Indian food, has shared her recipe of Uttapams to really mix up your Sunday brunch scene.

Inspiring design: Mademoiselle Privé by Saatchi Gallery

Inspiring seating: Wahaca, Cardiff

Mid Century Purple Sofa Philo

Inspired by nature, our Large Philo in is the perfect starting point for this all natural Get The Look

Large Philo Sofa in Soft Wool Mix - Thistle - £1, 630

Inspiring seating: Dandelyan, London

Fried Egg on Pea Puree & Rice Cake

Start your day right with this super duper eggy brunch recipe from Kallo, the perfect way to celebrate the end of British Egg Week. Health chef Tess Ward has created this mouth-watering recipe using Kallo’s crisp and crunchy rice cakes, a simple take on the classic egg on toast.

Jeska Hearne Blogger Coffee Table

For this week’s Table Top, Jeska Hearne offers a stunning snippet from her magical world of interior blogging and invites us to take a look at her coffee table filled with curious trinkets and creative inspirations.

Inspiring design: Giraffe With Leaf by CocktailZoo

Arlo & Jacob Sofas Sketch

Bold design choices, loud colours and fashion statements can date and tire quickly. Make sure that the style you choose is one that you and your family will be happy coming home to and living in for a long period of time.

Inspiring design: Stealing Fishes by Victoria Horkan

Inspiring seating: Glass Tapestry Sky Bar, London

Classic Chesterfield Sofa in Purple Velvet Fabric

There really is no better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than snuggled up on the sofa with your favourite pal Netflix. Here’s a round up of the best classic movies on offer for a truly nostalgic day of sheer laziness (and perhaps some questionable acting).

Inspiring seating: Adventure Bar, London

Geometric Pattern Blankets

With the winter months rolling in, throws are not only a great way to add colour or pattern to the room, but they are the ultimate comfort accessory for lazy evenings on the sofa.

1960s Minimalistic Cocktail Chairs - Emilia

This Get the Look is dedicated to those looking for some pastel living room ideas and décor, inspired by pieces shown at this year's fantastic designjunction.

Emilia Cocktail Chair in Stonewash - Cool Slate (right) & Stonewash - Wolf (left) - both £570

Inspiring design: January by Hey Studio

Strawberry Cupcake with Strawberry on top

To celebrate the final day of National Cupcake Week, we bring you Peggy Porschen, the bespoke cake makers from Belgravia and their luxurious cupcake recipe.

Inspiring seating: Brew, London

Inspiring design: Feathered Steps by Julia Cassels

Soulful Female Albums

This Sunday we’ve picked out our top four albums out for release this month. A collection of super soulful women with powerful, unique and mesmerising sounds. We can’t wait to sing-along, shake it off and mellow out to these this week.

Inspiring seating: Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow

Sketch London Restaurant

Your living room is one of the most used spaces in your home so it’s important to choose a scheme that suits your personality and lifestyle. Creating a room that you will love for years to come needn’t be something left to the experts – here are a few easy tips and tricks for introducing colour and pattern into your home.

Famous British Books

To celebrate ‘Read a Book Day’ we wanted to share with you our top four classic English novels from arguably some of the countries most talented, engaging and inspiring authors. Put your feet up this Sunday and delve into the pages of these totally captivating reads.

Inspiring design: A Colourful Spot by Debbie Miller

Gordon Ramsay’s Homemade Jerk Chicken

This weekend it’s Notting Hill Carnival and what better way to celebrate than with this delicious homemade jerk chicken recipe from Gordon Ramsay. Quick and simple to make, these are real finger licking treats, perfect for the last Sunday of summer.

Inspiring seating: Bar 5, Ascot

Inspiring design: Full Stop by John Latham

Arlo & Jacob Frame maker Trevor

We’ve met Diane, the sew room manager, Donald, the frame maker, Mark in product development and John, the frame polisher. Finally we meet Trevor, our expert in deep buttoning.

Inspiring design: Wayside Cafe by Shiela Girling

Kirsty Patrick Coffee Tabe

This week Natalie Marchbanks, the founder of Block Print Social chats to us about her love affair with coffee books, her table top styling and the power of a HAY mug.

Millionaire Shortbread

Fancy whipping up a healthy treat today? Why not try your hands at making these Vegan Nutty Millionaire Shortbreads from health blogger, Fresh Heather. They are great tasting treats that contain no artificial sugars and use the latest super-food ingredients.

Inspiring design: Serie Argento by Silvina De Vita

Sofa Sketch

Tricky spaces, such as bay windows or low ceilings, needn’t be so complex. Take heed of our design team’s advice so you can truly realise the full potential of your living space.

Inspiring seating: Joan Marc, Mallorca

Inspiring design: Metteo by Judith Cameron

Oatmeal

This Sunday, our foodie friend Kath Younger, the blogger behind Kath Eats, shares her delicious Strawberries and cream oatmeal recipe – the perfect brunch for a lazy Sunday.

Inspiring design: Dancing In The Rain by Kathryn Trotter

Ice-cream Sundae

Tuck into this fabulously fruity Knickerbocker Glory from Kelly’s of Cornwall for a truly indulgent weekend treat. Clotted Cream Ice Cream layered with tangy fruit and crunchy honeycomb, this is the perfect sundae for a perfect Sunday.

Low Arm Navy Blue Sofa

Create your own glamorous living room with a range of rustic furniture and designs. This Get the Look is dedicated to those looking for a unique arty style.

Large Knightly Sofa in a Soft Wool Mix - Double Denim - £1,590

Inspiring seating: Electric Cinema, London

Arlo & Jacob Frame Polisher John Round

Each month we meet one of our makers, to find out how love, care and attention to detail go into every Arlo & Jacob sofa. This month we get to know John Round, one of our frame polishers.

Inspiring seating: Beauty & Essex, New York

Inspiring design: Pink Sands by Jane Wachman

Marsala Colour Moodboard

Here at Arlo & Jacob, we're always looking to bring you the latest interior design tips, tricks and inspiration, which is why we've started our Colour of The Season series. What better way to start it off than with Pantone's “Colour of the Year 2015”?

Inspiring seating: The Brackenborough, Lincolnshire

Women Sitting by a Lake

We’ve picked out the perfect summer tunes for an epic Sunday of mellow sofa slouching and living room disco dancing. The coolest hits from the charts along, with old school classics and some rather questionable quality pleasures. Enjoy!

Natalie Marchbanks Coffee Table

This week Natalie Marchbanks, the founder of Block Print Social chats to us about her love affair with coffee books, her table top styling and the power of a HAY mug.

Inspiring design: Balancing a Relationship by Lisa Dalton

Mexican Chicken Fajitas

For supper tonight why don’t you try these yummy chicken fajitas from Santa Maria. Mild and juicy with bags of Mexican flavour, this is a super tasty classic to please all the family.

Inspiring design: Ice Cream by Joel Penkman

Coffee Table & Sofa

This week we delve into the living room of Aron Gelbard, co-founder of Bloom & Wild and chat to him about the importance of a good book for the coffee table.

Compact Striped Sofa Denny

For those who love that beach house look, this Get The Look will provide you with tips and tricks to get the right design through your décor and furniture.

Large Denny Sofa in Jenson Stripe, Denim - £1,390

Sketch of Dog on Couch

To your little ones your sofa is a place for acrobatics, a napkin for sticky fingers and a place to drop crumbs. That’s why investing in a hardwearing and easy-to-clean sofa that will stand the test of time is a must.

A Thousand Splendid Suns Book on Coffee Table

From much loved novels to Hollywood blockbusters, we’ve rounded up our top five books being made into films this year. Before these hit the big screen, we definitely recommend grabbing a hard copy and brushing up on your literary know how.

Arlo & Jacob Frame Maker Donald Williams

Meet Donald Williams, our expert frame maker who has been working at the Long Eaton factory for over 26 years. His skills and expertise give each Arlo & Jacob sofa its sturdy backbone and structural quality, ensuring they are truly sofas for life.

Clotted Cream and Strawberry Ice Cream

Welcome in the Wimbledon season with this scrumptious homemade Clotted Cream and Strawberry Ice Cream recipe from our friends at Rodda’s. An icy twist on the classic Wimbledon favourite.

Modern Grey Sofa Mowbray

For the happy traveller within everyone,this Get The Look is dedicated to all of those who love adorning their house with bohemian décor and furniture.

Large Mowbray Sofa in Stonewash, Wolf - £1,790

Arlo & Jacob Frame Upholster Mark

Mark works in our Product Development team and is the man responsible for making each design a working reality. We speak to Mark about why he’s chosen to work with Arlo & Jacob, how he got into his role and what makes his job one of a kind.

Popcorn

The all-time favourite cinema treat has finally made its way out of cinema foyers and is popping up everywhere from picnics to packed lunches. High in fibre and low in fat, popcorn is our new not-so-guilty pleasure.

Grey Armchair Wallis

Every man wants a cave to himself in his home. This Get The Look is dedicated to a variety of man cave furniture ideas. Have your own private man den.

Wallis Armchair in Moon Wool Check, Grey - £1,040

Martini with Orange Slice

World Gin Day is upon us, giving us a legitimate excuse (not that we need one) to mix up a cocktail or two this weekend. To celebrate World Gin Day our friends at Four Pillars have shared some of their favourite gin recipes. If you’re partial to the odd G&T, we’re sure you’ll love their take on these classic recipes!

Man & Woman sitting on Sofa

Did you get overexcited for the weekend; overindulge a little? Never fear, Sundays were made for sofa surfing and we’ve rounded up the best of all things new to Netflix in June. So just sit back, relax and press play…

Coffee Table with Laptop

This week we chat to our good friends Mark and David, founders of Forward Features, about how they style their coffee table and their love of a proper cuppa.

Always a fan of an upcycle, we spotted this gem of a coffee table on the side of the street in Notting Hill.

Compact Mid-Century Teal Velvet Chair Elton Snuggler

Going for that elegant, feminine living room? This post is dedicated to girly living room furniture. Velvet sensations and dainty décor abound

Elton Snuggler in Italian Velvet, Teal - £920

Honey Roasted Nectarine, Macerated Berry & Pistachio Pavlova

This Sunday we are whipping up a storm in the kitchen with the gorgeous Hope Cameron-Webb, professional Pastry Chef by day and foodie blogger at Add More Butter by night. Hope shares her recipe for a deliciously fruity dessert – Honey Roasted Nectarine, Macerated Berry & Pistachio Pavlova.

White Mid-Century Sofa Bardolph

Go white and light with an array of white furniture and décor. This Get The Look is dedicated to those who love minimalistic design.

Large Bardolph in Pure Textured Cotton - Steel - £1,480

Coffee Table with Books & Doughnut

We met with Mike Ahern, superstar interiors blogger at Brit Decor, to chat about what’s currently topping his coffee table and his love for a sweet treat.

My current read is Paul Arden’s inspirational book, ‘It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.’

Sketch of a Sofa in a Living Room

When choosing a sofa think about proportions. In a large or high-ceilinged room opt for a statement sofa with a high back such as our Denny, to ensure it has presence. In a more compact space, your sofa will be a focal point, so choose a smaller sofa with a strong

Retro Yellow Sofa Helena

Want to bring the feel of the Amazon feeling to your home? Read our tropical living room design ideas and tips. Make yourself a cocktail and get inspired

Large Helena Scatterback in Wool Linen Mix, Olive - £1,620

Arlo & Jacob Employee Diane Blount

Here at Arlo & Jacob we pride ourselves on being British made, built to last. But we want you to hear the stories that are behind our brand, and what better way than meeting our makers?

This month Diane Blount, our sewing room manager here at Long Eaton is giving

Designer Ian Archer

In our Table Top series we learn about the prides, passions and possessions displayed on people’s coffee tables. A canvas to illustrate cultural tastes, we find out what inspires the designers, the makers and the influencers, and what their current reads, must-see movies, personal

Modern Dark Grey Armchair Juno

Your solitudinous study room is the place you to get down to work, read your favourite book or listen to music. Take a look at our design ideas, to create the perfect study room.

Juno Armchair in Stirling, Onyx - £480

Mondrian

Looking to create a stylish yet comfortable living room? Our resident team of sofa designer experts share their top tips for creating a cosy home.

This month we take inspiration from Mondrian and his COMPOSITION NO. II WITH BLUE AND YELLOW (1930). Mondrian colour blocks his primary colour

Comfy Blue Sofa Pembroke

Nothing feels more relaxing than a nautical living room, soft colours and a summer touch. Get ideas for your décor with our Get the Look guide.

Large Pembroke in Brushed Cotton Linen Mix, Coast - £1,710

Contemporary Scandinavian Blue Sofa Elton Snuggler

Planning to create a dreamy, vintage kids' playroom? Check out our ideas on the perfect furniture, accessories and décor.

Elton Snuggler in Graffiti, Fossil - £690

Classic Chesterfield Grey Sofa Darcy

Do you want to add a classy, feminine, elegant touch to your living room? Check out our ideas to get the perfect accessories and get the look.

Small Darcy in Italian Velvet Champagne - £1,760

Selection of Craft Beers

The craft beer scene is on the up, with a dedicated and passionate community of beer lovers who care about authentic and creative UK beer.

Supporting and encouraging independent businesses is something which is increasingly important to us, and drinking craft beer gives

Inspiring design: Be Happy by Pete Caswell

Selection of Books

Looking for a great read to get stuck into this month? Well, look no further. We’ve rounded up some of the best books on the market – so whether you’re a Kindler or an good old paperbacker – put your feet up and get stuck into one of these gems.

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