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Industrial meets ethnic in DUTCHBONE

Embark on a quest for timeless and robust design in our latest blog post, where we unravel the secrets to finding quality furniture in the captivating realm of industrial style.


Whether you're drawn to the rugged charm of exposed materials or the sleek lines of minimalist designs, our guide is here to navigate you through the process.


Join us as we explore the hallmarks of authenticity, durability, and craftsmanship that define truly exceptional industrial-style furniture.


From reclaimed wood to sturdy metals, discover how to curate a space that seamlessly blends vintage allure with modern functionality. If you're on the hunt for furnishings that tell a story and stand the test of time, our insights will be your trusted companion on this design journey.

Furniture by DUTCHBONE

Founded in 2014, Dutchbone emerged in response to the demand for inviting home interiors, particularly tailored for the adventurous, those with captivating stories, and the free-spirited.


Whether you're someone who revels in hosting lively dinner parties or prefers the solace of a good book or classic film, we envision a home as a cozy sanctuary that warms the soul.


Their commitment to cultivating this warm atmosphere is reflected in thoughtfully designed products inspired by bygone eras—high-quality furniture, lighting, and accessories, each brimming with distinctive character.


Often handcrafted, their pieces carry subtle imperfections that enhance their authenticity, ensuring your space is infused with a unique and inviting charm.

Furniture Inspired by Travel

Dutchbone claims to make products with a soul. With a signature. Products they discover during their travels. Inspired by the colours of the earth. The last part is obvious as they use warm-coloured wood, brass, and copper and the result is just so, well, soulful.

When they said quality = expensive, they lied

Look at this picture. A truly beautiful setting that is just the right amount of bohemian. So let's break it down, shall we? The coffee table (which I have my eyes on right now) is only £359. SHOCKED?

Well maybe you should be, because it has an acacia wood veneer and herringbone pattern (trend alert) on the top (so no worrying about scratches or placing your feet on it) and features an antique brass base. So yes, why would you expect it to be only £359?

Close by, you can see the Arabica tripod lamp (£249), an antique brass side table (£89), and in the background a shelving unit and their Eclipse brass table lamp (£89).


Furniture by DUTCHBONE

Furniture by DUTCHBONE

Lighting by Dutchbone

Also worth mentioning separately are their lighting fixtures. I particularly like the Louis Table lamp (£79) which is a future classic with its designer frame and beautiful marble disc. The lamp is completely exposed in the back so you should be getting a fair amount of light out of it.



Furniture by DUTCHBONE

Coffee Tables by Dutchbone

I ran a poll some time ago asking my newsletter subscribers "Which piece of furniture they want to change but it's taking them the longest to decide on". Guess what? 60% answered that the coffee table is the piece they most want to change but take their sweet time to decide on.

For me, it is the same. There are certain rules that you need to remember when choosing a coffee table, depending on the rest of your living room design. For example, don't have too many feet in a room - which means, if you can see your sofa's feet and there are other chairs with tall feet in there, try a coffee table that has a frame touching the floor instead of 3-4 tall slim feet.

Or, if everything is very square and symmetric, try a round coffee table to relax the symmetry. After all, it is your home, not a hotel lobby!

Favourite pieces in the collection? The Class coffee table with the herringbone pattern (as above), the Arabica round table in XL combined with a taller similar one (£179 for the XL and £129 for the L) and the Saffra side tables which I will be shortly adding in my home (makeover coming up in the living room!!).


Furniture by DUTCHBONE


Ethnic meets industrial in Storage Furniture

I previously made a little guide on styling your shelves which will come in handy if you go for one of Dutchbone's industrial-inspired pieces.


But if you are looking for something more eclectic and have the space, their Class sideboard is a proper standout piece that will feel like it's floating with those discreet brass feet.

Looking at the styling in the pictures, you will no doubt notice some beautiful carpets. Well, the brand also has a couple of oriental-themed rugs in their collection, in taupe and grey but you can easily use Ben Ourain or plain wool (or shiny viscose) rugs in similar colorways. I would even try something more colorful (of course I would!) like a red Bukhara rug under their coffee tables.

A great piece that can rock a designer's office is the SOL cabinet, which will store mostly paperwork and designs or even samples of fabrics/wallpapers and more.


Furniture by DUTCHBONE

Who is this brand for?

Dutchbone says that theirs is a collection "with a precise blend of handcraft and industry. An affordable collection that is always in motion.


Whether you live in a loft in New York, a houseboat in Amsterdam, or somewhere in the country". And I think that statement is true. Their pieces are versatile and can fit in most homes - not just in expansive New York lofts!

It is a brand that can help you boost the allure of ethnic design, without treading too far into the bohemian decor. By using different accessories you can tone the ethnic vibe down for example. Try some plain-coloured cushions on your sofa and add modern black accessories (trays, candle holders).

So yes, as you can tell I have been well impressed by this brand and looking forward to seeing it up close - the Saffra side tables are on their way for the Seasonsincolour living room makeover. Let's see how that one works out!


 

Furniture by DUTCHBONE

Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.


Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.

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