Our top 5 cabinets of 2019

Here at Accessories for the Home, our cabinet range is our most popular category. So today we want to share with you our five favourite vintage, urban and industrial style cabinets of 2019!

As the festive season is upon us, it seems only right to start our list with two drop-dead gorgeous drinks cabinets. Each is very different in style, but both have the ability to kick-start the conversation at any soirée.

1. Dutchbone Vino drinks cabinet

Dutchbone Vino drinks cabinet from Accessories for the Home
The Dutchbone Vino – Vintage French style with a modern urban twist

The eagle-eyed amongst you will be familiar with the Dutchbone Vino from our social media posts and newsletter. It’s a firm favourite for very good reason …

The design wouldn’t be amiss in a vintage French kitchen, with aging on the solid firwood cabinet for that rustic look. Iron sides, legs and hardware bring it bang up to date.

The shape is super-practical: tall and slim, this is a cabinet that will fit pretty much anywhere, but the height ensures you don’t lose out on valuable storage space.

Store fifteen bottles of wine in the dedicated bottle shelves and spirits on the shelf above. Glasses hang from the top of the cabinet, and all your bar accessories go neatly in the three drawers below.

It’s easy to see why we love it, and why it’s one of our most talked about pieces!

2. Nordal Downtown metal sideboard

Nordal Downtown two door metal cabinet from Accessories for the Home
The Downtown two door metal sideboard by Nordal

Second on our list, and part of the Downtown range of cabinets from Denmark’s Nordal, this two door metal cabinet is a versatile sideboard, drinks cabinet, and display cabinet all in one!

Perfect to add an urban highlight to any space, it’s shorter and wider than the Vino, but not overpowering in size. Its glass doors ensure that, whatever you choose to use it for, the impact will be impressive. Surround it with natural, warm woods to compliment the raw, black iron look, or match it with other Downtown pieces for the full industrial effect.

With the Downtown range, Nordal have produced an extensive line of free-standing and wall cabinets with a distinctive glass and metal industrial look. With a large variety of sizes, there’s a cabinet in there for everyone. Browse the whole range here!

3. Nordal Open Mesh Teak Wood Cabinets

Nordal Open Mesh Teak Cabinet from Accessories for the Home
The Open Mesh Teak Cabinet from Nordal

While most of the new wave of rattan furniture is presented in paler hues, this black lacquered teak wood cabinet from Nordal brings a refreshing alternative. It’s black rattan doors deliver the lightness of open mesh with a more urban look.

It’s minimal, nordic style makes this a cabinet that can sit comfortably alongside any decor style. It offers practical, stylish storage without over-powering the room.

We particularly love the quirky pull-up door on the bottom cabinet. It’s these sorts of details that make Nordal’s furniture so sought after, and why they are always top of our favourites.

And if black isn’t for you, it’s also available in a natural finish.

4. The James Cabinet from Woood

Woood James Cabinet from Accessories for the Home
The Woood James is a simple, sleek storage superstar!

Woood is a brand of De Eekhorn, the Dutch design house renowned for their attractive, practical and exquisitely built contemporary furniture. The James cabinet embodies all of these qualities in a stunning storage superstar!

A truly versatile cabinet, the clever design of the James means you have plenty of display space behind its full-height glass doors, but also cupboards to hide away those things that don’t need to be on show.

Standing at two metres high and just over a metre wide, it is a proper storage solution with a real contemporary urban feel, and will stand-out in any modern living space.

5. BePureHome Stuff Metal Drawer Cabinets

BePureHome Stuff Cabinet from Accessories for the Home
BePureHome’s Stuff distressed metal cabinet is available in black and white

Fifth but buy no means last, a slimline distressed-look industrial must-have! The Stuff cabinet from BePureHome makes our list for its stunning looks, and practicality.

Available in both black and white, the cabinet sits on castors – great for when you want a change of look and need to reposition without having to empty it all out!

The five drawers, in three different sizes, mean there’s space for most things. Its slim profile means it will slot easily into any space, in pretty much any room.

Before we go …

Buying a display, drinks or wall-hanging cabinet is always a significant event. Large, statement items like these need to compliment or define your living space and, especially when you are buying online, the decision is often not straightforward.

If that wasn’t enough to contend with, the process of receiving your brand new cabinet can often be fraught with problems, from delivery issues through to assembly and final positioning.

We’ve been putting beautiful cabinets in homes in every corner of the UK for many years. We take great care to ensure our team treat your precious new purchase with as much care as if it were their own.

We’re here to advise on every step of your purchase, and will ensure you are utterly delighted with the result!

Browse our full range of cabinets here or check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for the newest additions to our collection, and please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your requirements with us in more detail …

Christmas 2019 – 5 must-haves to make it sparkle!

It’s never too early to start planning for the party season, so we’re getting out the glitter balls and serving up the five most important festive furniture must-haves before the Christmas corks start popping.

If that wasn’t enough, with 15% off until midnight on the 3 November 2019, you can save as you sparkle and get everything delivered in time for the party starting. Just use code EARLYXMAS at the checkout and order now to avoid a devastating December delivery disaster!

1. Dining

We’ve all been there. Hours slaving over a hot stove, endless basting of the turkey, getting those roasts just right. Only to find that there isn’t enough space at the table for all the wonderful food you’ve cooked. Worse still, there’s no seat for granny!

Dutchbone Alagon dining table from Accessories for the Home

Our range of dining tables offer generous seating options without compromising on style.

We particularly love the Dutchbone Alagon, shown above with matching bench. In walnut veneer with irregular edges and simple tapered black legs, it is available in four sizes from 1600mm up to a huge 2200mm – plenty of space for those last minute dinner guests!

2. Relaxing

Stop dragging the dining chairs into the living room, and offer everyone a proper place to recover from the excesses of Christmas dinner. Dad’s not going to go to sleep perched on a kitchen stool you know!

We’ve selected our sofas precisely because they are not what you will find in ordinary furniture stores. With a wide range of shapes, sizes and materials, our range will satisfy even the most picky after-dinner snoozer.

The Tinekhome Velvet Collection from Accessories for the Home

Take the Velvet Collection from Danish designers Tinekhome. Scandinavian simplicty in sizes to suit all situations! With fully sprung bases, they don’t scrimp on comfort either.

3. Topping Up

Bring your bottles out of the cupboards and serve up in style with a statement trolley.

Nordal Art Deco Brass Drinks Trolley from Accessories for the Home

Nothing says WOW like this Art Deco Brass Drinks Trolley from Nordal. With two black glass shelves, party like it’s 1929! Charleston, anyone?

Or how about the Marble Circular Trolley from Madam Stoltz, shown in the feature image at the top of the post – we guarantee your guests will have plenty to talk about over cocktails when spying either of these stunning pieces.

4. Mixing

While drinks trolleys are great for serving, you’re going to need a cabinet to ensure you have enough space to store everyone’s favourite.

Dutchbone Vino wine cabinet from Accessories for the Home

May we present the Vino from Dutchbone – an industrial style classic. Beautiful to behold, and plenty of space for all your drinks, glasses and accessories.

5. Styling

It’s those finishing touches that really make a special occasion, so create the perfect ambiance with our range of accessories.

Antique Brass and Glass Hanging Star T-light holders from Accessories for the Home

Our Antique Brass and Glass Hanging Stars say Christmas like nothing else, with or without tea-lights, and they’re just one of a whole host of accessories that add the icing to the (Christmas) cake.

If we’ve whet your appetite, browse our full range of Industrial, Urban and Vintage furniture and accessories for more inspiration, and let the Christmas 2019 preparations begin!

Autumn Winter 2019 Style Shot – Sideboards

When it comes to sorting your storage, it’s easy to overlook this most practical and established furniture stalwart. In this Style Shot we look at sideboards, and spotlight a specific industrial styled piece that we love …

Sideboards rose to prominence during the 19th Century, as houses started to include dedicated dining rooms. Pioneers of practicality, they offered a flat top to serve food, and cabinets to store cutlery, crockery and other essential homewares.

These early examples were ornate in design and used expensive woods and veneers – underlining their importance within the home.

Sideboards for every room

No longer confined to the dining room, modern sideboards adorn almost every room of the house, with design inspiration as eclectic and varied as ever.

With so much choice, the distinction between sideboards, buffets, credenzas, consoles or just plain old cabinets is increasingly blurred, but, whatever you choose to call them, no home is complete without one.

When considering a sideboard, consider height, as well as width. Place ambient lighting on a lower sideboard, or use as a media unit. Taller pieces will dominate a space, so use them to make statement displays.

Drawers and cupboards impact the look of the piece, but also offer very different storage options. Stick to drawers if you have a lot of small items to stow away, use cupboards for larger, deeper items.

Dutchbone Sol Vintage Style Low Sideboard from the sideboards range at Accessories for the Home

Our spotlight today is on the Sol, from Danish design house Dutchbone. We love the vintage school furniture feel of the drawer hardware. But it’s the unique open-fronted drawers that really do it for us, with the emphasis firmly on display. Use for ornaments and lighting, or house your media centre – a true stand-out piece!

The Sol is one of a range of industrial, urban and vintage style sideboards we’ve curated from the most innovative furniture designers. Browse our Sideboards category for more inspiration.