The Steamer Bay Collection is a collection of “British painted kitchens & furniture since 1972” by John Lewis of Hungerford. The furniture items of this collection include tables, chairs, benches, dressers, larders, cabinets, worktops, among others. Everything looks charming in a cute way, fresh, and a little rustic, which is no wonder since the collection was aimed to be a “reminiscent of faded timbers and relaxing landscapes of sand, sea, and rolling dunes.”
You will see that almost all of the furniture pieces have an off-white color as the dominant tone of their designs. However, that does not mean that everything is plain white. On the contrary, there are some splashes of colors thrown in to make the design look even fresher and interesting. The doors of the cabinets, for example, have colored stripes on it. Some furniture, such as the chairs and a refrigerator, are totally painted in colors. The colors arebright, cheerful, but still soft, in tone with the dominant off-white.Baby blue and soft yellow are the colors most used. Bare wood texture of a warm brown tone is also used, especially as the top surface of tables and kitchen counters.
The shapes of the furniture items are mostly angular, but the sharp angles somehow do not make them look modern. On the contrary, the furniture items look more traditional and rustic, and they will look more at home in a fairytale cottage than a luxurious urban home.Besides its charming rustic look, the furniture items also have some other interesting features, such as the unique “in frame” design of the doors, and shelves with brackets.The handles and finishing details of the furniture items can also be customized.
So for what kinds of rooms or interior designs should you buy these items? Obviously, The Steamer Bay Collection will work best for interiors with rustic design, or for any other kind of designs that does not aim to look very modern or cutting edge, and preferring to look more friendly, warm, welcoming, and traditional instead. The furniture items in this collection will look great in a seaside cottage, considering beaches and seas are what the designs are based on. Wherever it is, The Steamer Bay Collection is certainly a beauty to behold.