Devilish, delicious and decadent – the words to describe chocolate are endless and this season our love for the sumptuous sweet has found its way into our homes.

There are plenty of fabulous fabrics and flavours to sink your teeth into, from milk to dark and everything in between.

Brown is known to make people feel safe and comfortable, grounded and at ease, which is why it is perfect for interiors and furnishings.

Whether you want to fully embrace the trend by making a bold statement or use it as a low-key partner to brighter hues, brown is a dynamic colour palette and not as retro as you may think.

The great thing about this hue is that you can find pieces to suit a classic or contemporary style and combine shades from either end of the spectrum with colours like red, yellow and blue.

If you tend more towards the traditional, then look for living room furniture created in fabrics like leather and wool which will stand the test of time.

Barker and Stonehouse has the compact, yet elegant, Harris Tweed Stornaway Midi Sofa and matching chair and stool.  Made in the UK, this collection is available in a range of tweeds and hides, and has been tested over 50,000 rubs to ensure it lasts a lifetime.

If you like to entertain in your dining room look for inspirational items which will not only create ambience but act as a conversation piece.

The stunning Galacia dining table in walnut travertine marble is an ideal choice to enhance even the most discerning dining room.  Partner it with the range of Galacia dining chairs in Alligator textured leather and enjoy entertaining guests now and for years to come.

A long pendant light will also look great when hung above the table and is a welcome change to normal ceiling lights.

Pick a single one to shine a spotlight, or try hanging three together for an impressive statement.  The Lounge Pendant from Barker and Stonehouse is made from opal white glass and chrome metal parts and looks stylish either on its own or when grouped together.

If it’s the home office or study you’re decorating, an elegant armchair, like the Timothy Oulton Branco in old saddle nut colour, will look sophisticated in the space.  Try juxtaposing the classic and understated style of the chair with a large metal trunk to really give the look some edge. The Timothy Oulton Globetrekker Lamp Table captures the authentic charm and delicate craftsmanship of old-world luggage and comes complete with aged wooden trimmings, vintage leather handles and brass hinges for a unique take on a storage solution.

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