Fresh, comfortable and super stylish, Riviera Maison exudes laid-back New England charm and we are delighted to launch this exciting new collection. Discover our seven favourite things about one of Houseology's newest brands...
The Riviera Maison aesthetic is about creating a Chic space that’s wonderfully relaxed, comfortable and well-loved – as well as simply stylish. The use of natural materials such as reclaimed elm and wicker gives the furniture pieces an artisan charm that means that no two items are the same. This individuality means that, when you pick a Riviera Maison piece for your home, you are building a warm and welcoming interior space that is truly yours to enjoy.
02.New England charm
The laid-back coastal appeal of Hamptons style design is something I’ve loved since I was a student working in Maine and travelling in New England during the 80s. While it has a strong French Provence influence, the Riviera Maison furniture, lighting and accessories collection really lends itself to New England's relaxed, beachy style. The tactility of the reclaimed wood used in many of the furnishings, combined with white painted timber and rattan accessories creates a gorgeous mixed materiality that is both energising and inspiring.
03.Riviera Maison elegant lighting
The Riviera Maison lighting collection is really well priced and combines beautiful design with high quality materials. Many of the lights have an industrial aesthetic fused with a Hamptons nautical influence, making them really versatile in a variety of interior design schemes and rooms. The Factory 56 Hanging Lamp is a personal favourite of mine - a striking piece at a great price that looks fabulous grouped in threes over a dining table or island unit.
04.Home is where you can be you
'Home is where you can be you’ is the philosophy behind the Riviera Maison brand. This is a sentiment we love and it’s evident throughout the collection, particularly in the tableware – which is perfect given how much we love entertaining inside and out!
The blend of honest materials, elegant design and French typography means that a table set with products from the stylish Riviera Maison table top collection doesn’t require fuss or ceremony. Rather than overly formal table settings, the range works best in a relaxed supper or BBQ environment, with friends and family helping themselves and unwinding together over a glass of wine.
05.Designed for living
One of the best things about the Riviera Maison furniture collection is undoubtedly that it’s designed to integrate into your life and be practical as well as beautiful. From clever additional storage on a coffee or dining table, to secret drawers in units and dressers that allow you to keep bits and pieces out of sight, the collection has been designed with an eye for detail and understanding of everyday use in mind. Plus it’s incredibly durable meaning that it fits perfectly into ever-changing family life too!
06.Blend the styles
Although Riviera Maison as a collection works together in beautiful harmony, it is also exceptionally easy to introduce just one or two pieces from the range into your living or dining space. The reclaimed elm wood furnishings can sit beautifully alongside a chic leather upholstered Chesterfield sofa while the polished aluminium side tables work with opulent colour palettes and rich upholstery. The options for integrating pieces from a collection like this can be limitless.
As well as all the key pieces of furniture you need such as dining tables, beds and chests of drawers, the Houseology curation of the Riviera Maison furniture collection includes a number of smaller pieces of furniture that really just enhance a scheme. From room dividers to steamer style trunks– these are the beautifully stylish finishing touches that make your interiors personal to you and tie the look together.