Fancy an affordable modern farmhouse timber dining table? That you can use as a desk, dining table, console, even kitchen bench. Last month we visited Living By Design, the exciting Adelaide chain that has taken off phenomenally since it opened back in 2015. It is taking on the big furniture companies, cutting out the middleman, removing as much as possible between manufacturer and consumer, and slashing costs along the way.
Yep, it’s shaking up an interior near you, and raising the bar of our homes with a beautiful mix of affordable dining chairs, consoles, sofas and storage systems to suit all needs from Denmark, Europe,Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and Australia. And disrupting the industry with fast, efficient delivery (so you don’t need to wait 12 weeks for a sofa). It will arrive in a week.
Owners Tim and Rebecca Bowring opened the shop in 2015 and already have five stores in South Australia, with an influential aesthetic that is shaping the way Australia lives.
Take a look at the brand’s amazing styles, looks and finishes with everything from concrete-top dining table stunners that can be used indoors or out. Also farmhouse tables, trend-resistent wicker dining seats in its popular Biscuit colour, generous armchairs, and best-selling sofas with removeable canvas or cotton slipcovers that are family-and-dog proof.
Also the best consoles on the market; from the Como console with slatted doors in the Ralph Lauren ilk, to sleek concrete hall tables and pretty farmhouse timber designs.
“We’d noticed furniture tended to fall into two categories: pieces that are cheap in price and quality, and well-made, high-end designs at astronomical prices,” says owner Tim Bowring.
“We spent a lot of time finding the right manufacturer, and we’re happy to working with ones that have produced for several prominent European, American and Japanese brands to design and produce our own pieces.”
Much of the furniture is made in a neutral palette of soft greys and warm beiges from natural materials in painted wood, polished concrete, galvanized zinc, marble, copper, stone, wicker, linen and cotton,making it ideal for Australian living. And best of all these pieces look a lot more expensive than they are. And are available to ship fast. The best smart casual around.
Make the most of it – one of our fave stores around. Quick ship service nationwide.