Play it cool
‘Understated luxury’ is a design mantra widely aspired to but rarely mastered. Collins & Hayes looks set to change that. The Nottinghamshire-based brand takes an old-school approach that puts the emphasis firmly on craft (sofas, chairs and footstools are all handmade in its rural workshops) and materials (expect goose feather back cushions and strictly natural fibre fabrics). The ‘understated’ part is delivered by classic shapes and a subtle chalky palette, while hand-stitched detailing and the option to upholster in 360 shades from Romo’s Linara linen range adds luxe appeal.
Miller corner sofa in signature Chalk, £4,738 (collinsandhayes.co.uk)