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Nooks & Crannies…

Everyone has an odd little space in their homes; it’s these idiosyncratic elements of a room that give a home real character.  But nowhere has such little corners more than period interiors – and it can be tricky to know what to do with them, so that they are highlighted as a lovely feature and a useful area rather than becoming a bland and overlooked space, particularly if space is at a premium in your home.

With this in mind, we’ve been seeking out some great design elements that make the most of these little nooks and crannies – and that will turn them into a favourite little place!

Our beautiful ‘weather-beaten oak’, leather and iron ‘Nigel’ desk has just arrived instore from one of our favourite furniture makers, Flamant.   It’s fabulously compact whilst being endless practical with its discreet pull-out drawers for storage and smart leather top and drawer pull tab, and features industrial style-influenced iron legs.

Measuring just 55cm wide, it will tuck in nicely alongside a fireplace or in the corner of a room and make a perfectly designed study or workspace area.

Flamant Nigel Weathered Oak, leather and iron desk  £1350.00

Length 93cm, Width 55cm, height 88cm


Use a tight spot to inject some greenery to your room; indoor plants (formerly, of course,  known as ‘house plants’!) are always of the moment and a must-have décor item that suits every space!  They purify the air, reduce stress and act as a natural humidifier, not to mention they lift the look of a room instantly.  There’s a reason ‘Greenery’ was chosen as Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year – plants are having a serious moment.  We’ve used our Isaac stands suspended on the wall in varying sizes to fill a nook (or is it a cranny?) at 17 West Street as a fabulous display for such plants as well as other beautiful objets!

Flamant Isaac Stands  Heights 55, 75 and 95cm £159 – £179

Brass Terrarium  £74.99

All items available at The English Listed, 17 West Street, St Ives, Cambs.