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5 of the best… soft furnishings for spring

Major interiors updates on the horizon? Feast your eyes on these five gorgeous pieces from Arlo & Jacob's new collection.

Crack open the champers, interiors lovers –  Arlo & Jacob are turning five! I’ve been in love with their contemporary aesthetic and Made-in-Britain ethos from the beginning, and since the Marlow showroom opened last year, I’ve made a point of caressing velvets and bouncing on their sofas in store (sorry staff, mea culpa).

If you’re not au fait with Arlo & Jacob, allow me to acquaint you with five of my favourite pieces – one for each year!  Get ready to want them all.


Private oasis

Poirot Chair from Arlo and Jacob

Keep killing the house plants? Pop a botanical print on your furniture instead – no green fingers required. This luxuriously deep Poirot chair in Greenery combines a classic shape with a quirky print for an instant interiors refresh, and looks just as chic paired with neutrals as it does with brights.


Tactile and tonal

Charlotte Sofa from Arlo and Jacob

Your home should be a place to cocoon yourself away from the stresses of the daily grind, so if brights give you a headache, opting for a warm neutral is your best bet to peak relaxation. No need to worry about beige being boring, either – tactile textures like matt velvet, bouclé and linen bring neutrals bang up to date. Don’t you just want to snuggle up on this Charlotte sofa with a glass of something delicious? We feel calmer already.


English Eccentric

Stella Armchair from Arlo and Jacob

Not a fan of minimalism? OK, we’re hearing you sister – all hail the return of ‘neo-traditionalism’ – classic British style with a personalised twist. These Stella armchairs are a great example – the eye-popping print has transformed them into stunning statement pieces.


Feeling blue

Marple Sofa from Arlo and Jacob

Since Pantone declared it Colour of the Year 2020, we’re thoroughly enjoying the explosion of blue interiors. Navy, sky blue and cobalt are all having a major moment, and can easily be combined with geometric patterns, velvet textures and cashmere throws for a boutique hotel feel. This Marple sofa from the House & Garden collection looks super-glam in Sky Corduroy – pair with patterns and pops of darker blue for a modern take on the trend.


Checks and balances

Morse Grande Sofa in check from Arlo and Jacob

For those scared to dip their toe in the pattern pool, this could be the trend for you. Chunky checks look fab on this Morse sofa, especially with striped cushions and a geometric rug. Liking the nautical-but-nice colour scheme too, although acid brights or pretty pastels would complement just as nicely.

Feeling inspired? Pop into Arlo & Jacob’s Marlow showroom on Sat 14 or Sun 15 Mar and you can get your hands on Prosecco and birthday cupcakes as well as a new sofa! Plus if you do pick up a new statement piece between Sat 7 and Sun 15 March, you’ll be entered into a birthday competition. Nice!


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