City Living, Furniture, Mailbox Life, Shop

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Mailbox Blog

Winter will be upon us soon enough, so embrace cosy nomadic hues and textures in the home, or keep it clean in timeless neutrals.


Hang on to the rust-tinted leaves of autumn with a living space filled with comforting statement pieces in rich, warm shades. Surround yourself with tactile, textured accessories like sumptuous, deep-pile rugs, animal hide cushions and natural wood furniture. Leather is a strong feature this season, but not just in the usual black – warm shades of rust add a luxurious twist. Try adding accents of copper, gold, mustard, orange and black to bring everything together.


If your living space is on the dark side, work with two dark shades and bring in one light shade, such as rust, black and cream.

Design Quarter Hype dining char, £224, BoConcept Milas rug, £1179, Calligaris Leather mag rack, £452.


Neutrals don’t have to be boring. Get it right and they don’t even need to be brightened up by splashes of colour – they do, in fact, work beautifully on their own. The trick is to pick one main shade and work around it. If you like dark, statement furniture then balance it out with a lighter coloured rug or sofa to keep your living space from feeling too oppressive. From warm creams to cool greys, you’ll find a myriad of shades to work with. If your living space is naturally bright you can afford to start with blacks and charcoals; if it’s bereft of natural light, go for pale furniture and dark accessories. Neutrals are timeless and work in all seasons – there’s a reason why Scandinavian style is so revered.


Add texture, warmth and a touch of luxury in winter with tactile accessories such as faux fur cushions and throws.

Wesley Barrell Hinton three-seater, £2520, Heal’s Line and shape cushion, £95, MADE.COM Scott armchair in concrete velvet, £599.

Shop the latest lighting trends on Level 1 at MADE.COM, Heal’s, Calligaris, BoConcept, i-lite and plenty more. Click here to find out more.  

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City Living, Furniture, Mailbox Life, Shop

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Alex Perrins

Birmingham’s ultimate destination for furniture and interiors is celebrating its first year at Mailbox with a range of exclusive discounts, prizes and events from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October.

Across the weekend, design-lovers can browse the best in furniture, lighting, kitchens and accessories whilst enjoying live entertainment and a complimentary glass of Prosecco courtesy of Tom’s Kitchen*.

Guests can also enjoy a selection of exclusive in-store discounts from the biggest retailers in interior design, including £50 off purchases over £500 at, 10% off at Heal’s, 15% off at BoConcept and Calligaris and an additional 5% off existing autumn promotions with free delivery at Wesley Barrell. For visitors looking to transform their kitchens, Kitchen Gallery will be gifting a brand new set of induction pans with any Siemens or NEFF induction hob purchase, and customers can claim up to £500 cashback on selected in-store purchases.

Visitors to Level 1 will have the chance to enter Home at Mailbox’s first ever present hunt, with a selection of prizes on offer up to the value of £199. The enviable package features elegant Italian vases, scented candles and stylish bespoke cushions, gifting winners with a chic update to their homes in time for the new season. To enter, take a photo when you discover the hidden products and upload the image to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MailboxPresentHunt.

To launch the weekend of celebrations, Wesley Barrell will welcome guests to an interactive fabrics masterclass on Friday 19th October from 12.30pm with the experts from Osborne & Little. Guests will learn how to incorporate colour, pattern and texture into the home, with a showcase of bold new designs from Matthew Williamson and the luxurious fabrics collection by Nina Campbell.

Book your place at the Wesley Barrell masterclass:

*Customers will be entitled to one free drink for purchases in MADE, Heal’s, Design Quarter, Calligaris, BoConcept, Wesley Barrell, Kitchen Gallery, iLite or Harvey Jones Kitchens. Drinks will be available from 12pm – 6pm on Saturday 20th October and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday 21st October.

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