How to create a healthy living room

Creating a healthy home starts with asking lots of questions. If you don’t ask you will probably never know exactly what has gone into a particular product. When products are made with natural fibres using traditional techniques all the answers you get should be short and sweet. There are so many synthetic materials and finishes […]


We love organic cotton

Buying organic cotton is all about paying for what is NOT in the product. Whenever possible it is best to buy organic over regular cotton. Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop, consuming up to 25% of all the agricultural chemicals worldwide. This has an impact on all of us, as well […]

Petunia rug in hemp


Hemp is often confused with sisal, sea grass and jute. Although these fibres may look similar to each other they all feel and wear differently. As far as we are concerned hemp is by far the softest and most durable. Why we love hemp? It feels great underfoot. The natural varied colour of hemp brings […]


Twice stone-washed linen in slate

Woven in Portugal using the finest Belgium Pure Linen yarn, Bemboka’s stone-washed sheets, duvets and quilts are luxurious and durable. They wash and tumble dry while maintaining extra softness. View online    


Dalton in greenford flax

Main Line Flax swatchesOur Dalton sofa takes its inspiration from the modernist sofas of the 1950s, Dalton’s clean lines are enhanced by a strong self-colour or contrast piping detail. Choose from our range of natural fabrics and leathers to create a timeless piece for your home. Available in a range size or as a single […]


Drift bed by southwood

  The Drift bed is astutely understated with a pared-down style, taking its influence from its predecessors Flow and Curve. It has everything you need in a bed and nothing you don’t whilst not skimping on quality. The Drift bed combines a distinctive southwood design sensibility and solid construction with a modest price tag. At southwood our […]


Five New Year’s resolutions for a healthy home

This is such a common New Year’s resolution but a lot of the time we’re thinking about diet and exercise. One really easy way to become healthier is to create a healthy home. Did you know that a lot of furniture, mattresses and textiles are made with a cocktail of petrochemicals and some even leach […]


Clearance 2016

There are some items online for sale, but the safest bet is to come down to the showroom and see what’s on offer!   What’s in the clearance? Furniture: Dalton sofa, Brosnan sofa bed, Connery armchair, Lazenby armchair, Curve bed, Curve table, Flow bed, Bradman bed. Rugs by Armadillo & Co: Zulu, Atlas, Hall runner, […]


Colour stories: charcoal

Charcoal is one of our favourite tones at southwood. It’s rich depth will always show off the weave or textures of a textile. Always luxurious whether folded, draped or casually thrown. Our inspiration for this post comes from Courtyard House by FIGR Architecture. We love the classic palette of charcoal, whites and light timbers.

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