An exciting interior design project on a Lightship…

hula lightship project g plan Peter green furniture flooring
hula lightship project g plan Peter green furniture flooring
hula lightship project g plan Peter green furniture flooring
hula lightship project g plan Peter green furniture flooring
hula lightship project g plan Peter green furniture flooring
hula lightship project g plan Peter green furniture flooring

Q. When is a Lightship not a Lightship?

A: When it becomes a Bed and Breakfast!

Well in a nut shell that is the story of Glouster’s Sula Lightvessel, but what has that to do with Peter Green? Well quite a lot lately as it happens…

 
The Lightvessel LV14 SULA was built in 1958 and she spent her working life stationed at the mouth of the Humber Estuary just off a narrow island known as the Spurn Sandbank. For twenty-six years she faithfully guided mariners safely through these tidal waters, until in1985 Sula was sent into retirement and was unceremoniously replaced by a navigational buoy.
 
After twenty years serving as a tourist attraction Sula wound up at Gloucester Docks where she became a well known land mark. But, life changed for Sula last year when Colin and Viv Brooks came cruising by and noticed the ‘For Sale’ sign posted on her wheelhouse. With a passion for life on the water, it was love at first sight for this couple from Winchester when they laid eyes on Sula’s scarlet hull… and the idea of turning her into a floating bed and breakfast was born.
 
In the last year Sula has undergone a transformation and as loyal customers of Peter Green, the Mr. and Mrs. Brooks turned to us for help. Colin explained “Our vision is to blend authentic restoration with more modern renovation to create a unique holiday suite and multi-functional event space.” 
 
Earlier this month we carpeted the sleeping quarters and hallways with a stunning Brintons City Plaids Axminster in the colour Kensington. We also laid a beautiful Amtico Click Smart  LVT floor in the living areas and guest rooms toward the stern of the vessel. “This is a stylish and versatile choice,” said Peter Green sales consultant, Bryan Minns, “it was a very good choice for this situation, being both easy to lay and hardwearing,” Colin and Viv chose Linden Oak which has the character and texture of real wood. “ We also fitted safety flooring and stair nosings to comply with health and safety standards,” said Andrew Hatton who also worked on the project. Ian Glister, Peter Green’s flooring installer had his work cut out when he came to fit the floors as they sloped right up into the walls and were in bad shape. He stayed on the boat for two weeks while he used specialised screeds to get the floors looking good. and ready for the luxury carpets and vinyl tile that had been chosen.
 
When the floors were finally finished it was time for the furniture. Solid oak bed frames and cabinets were selected for several bedrooms  and we supplied and a sumptuous, twin electric reclining G-Plan leather sofa for the upper deck TV room! All installed with the Peter Green white-glove service. (see video).
 
“This has been a amazingly interesting project,” said Peter Green General Manager, Mike Devey, who supervised the installation, “and we are not done yet.” In the future we will be helping to furnish and floor, the three bedroom guest apartment “for’ard” and will help interior design and fit-out the large multi purpose meeting/entertainment and cinema room in the belly of the ship.
 
Peter Green is in awe of the project that Captains Colin and Vivien Brooks have taken on board and we wish them and their resident Cocker Spaniels, Wilfrid and Whistler plain sailing with their maiden voyage into the land of hospitality. It has been a wonderful journey for us to help them get SULA ship shape again and ready for her new role/  At Peter Green we will keenly look forward to hearing of her adventures in the years to come. 


Bon Voyage LV14 SULA and all who sail within her!


5 steps to a safer office with Peter Green Commercial....

Crowded Offices are a thing of the past!

Peter Green Specialists will help get your office up and running…….safely!

Our consultants will give you Free advice on…

• Maintaining social distancing by clever use of furniture and flooring

• Suitability of existing office furniture, do you need wipeable chairs or easy to sanitise floors?

• Protecting your valued colleagues, are screens required?

• Organising  individual storage?

• Making your team safe and comfortable by carefully considering ventilation, signage and sanitiser points.

Contact our Accounts Manager Andrew Hatton on 07719 062 018 or email [email protected]

Peter Green can help you keep your distance!


Practically perfect in every way. The benefits of luxury vinyl flooring....

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) has grown in popularity over the last few years. Most home owners are desiring an elegant flooring, which will last through the years, at an 

inexpensive price tag. Most home owners thought that it was impossible to tick all the boxes, until this latest innovation appeared on the market.

It is a type of vinyl flooring that is made in planks or tiles, rather than traditional sheet vinyl, which means that it can be laid down in endless designs and patterns. 

Current flooring trends are seeing custom flooring 

murals, as an accent to a room where a carpet or an area rug may not be suitable. LVT can also be laid in the ever so popular herringbone or parquet pattern, as well as check, or pretty much any pattern that would suit your home. 

LVT is made up of a series of layers which usually consist of: backing, stability, photograph, embossed protection layer, and a surface protection layer. The backing allows the tile to adhere securely to the subfloor, the stability layer helps the tile to resist indentation, the photographic layer is an HD which shows all of the texture, and 

beautiful colours of the material the LVT is imitating, the two protection layers, add depth and texture to the tile, while also protecting from chipping, scratching, denting or wearing. This type of flooring is far more durable than natural wood, stone or ceramic tile. 

At Peter Green, we offer a large selection of famous brands like Amtico, Distinctive Flooring, Vusta, Westex and even our own Hampshire Collection. LVT allows you the luxury of your dream flooring without the price tag, and it will last a lifetime… or until you discover your next flooring goals.


Working from home? Here are some useful tips for you...

Tip 1. It’s easy to loose track of time and not relax properly when you are working from home. Divide your day with periods of mental breaks. Set the alarm on your smart phone to alert you to change activities. Have a snack, a cup of tea, read your book or go outside and don’t forget to move.

Tip 2. Have a place to put your smart phones and tablets out of your eye/ear shot. It will make your work space a more productive area. It is all too easy to get distracted by incoming alerts and lose valuable working time causing you to end up working into the evening hours.

Tip 3. Be sure to separate your personal life from your work space. Have a separate place to keep letters and bills so that they do not intrude and provide a distraction during your working day.

Share your home working space by tagging us on Facebook @petergreenfurnishers


Seven Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

Seven Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

1. Healthy Immune System – Lack of sleep can increase your likeliness to catch a virus and affect how quickly you recover from an illness. Stay healthy through the flu season by making sure to get a full 8 hours.

2. Improve Memory- A good nights sleep allows the brain to retain and process memories and skills we learned throughout the day. Healthy sleep improves mental clarity, alertness, and helps to strengthen memories.

3. Soothe Inflammation- Poor sleep,either too few or too many hours, can lead to inflammation, caused by immune system suppression.

4. Improve skin health – Beauty sleep is real, a good nights rest can improve cell restoration causing less wrinkles, and less blemish.

5. Keeps you at a healthy weight- Sleeping for less than 8 hours a night can lead to increased appetite and hunger, causing one to turn to calorie dense foods to stay awake.

6. Reduces Stress- While stress can make getting a good nights sleep difficult, it is a wonderful way to manage stress. Stress and poor sleep increases cortisol which raises alertness and blood pressure. Healthy sleep can regulate cortisol and help with problem solving and mental clarity, in turn reducing stress.

7. Boosts Mood- Poor sleep puts one at risk for emotional difficulties or depression, because lack of sleep does not allow the mind to properly process negative emotions.


Bring the art of Hygge in your home...

If you have not heard of hygge the general consensus is that hygge (hoo ga or hue ga) is the Danish art of comfort,

creating a sanctuary, warmth, and enjoying the little

things in life.

With comfort being one of the top trends in 2019 and with more and more people finding the stress of their fast-paced lifestyles intruding on their home lives, it is no surprise to find so many people adopting the art of hygge into their homes.

Peter Green Furnishers has plenty of products in store this season to fill your home with hygge during the gloomy winter months. We recommend discovering our range of

aromatherapy candles, comfortable throw blankets, a cosy sofa, or a piece of clean lined minimalist furniture that sparks joy.

During our biggest Winter Sale yet, we have the perfect

ranges to help create ambiance at your dinner table in the evening, cosy up with a good book or to have a relaxing quiet morning.

Get it all, at Peter Green Furnishers!


Counting on Sheep for a Good Nights Sleep

Vispring Beds BARONET SUPERB  DIVAN SET

Deep sleep is as important for your mental wellbeing as it is for your physical health. Without it life can become pretty miserable.

Often the answer to a restful sleep lies in the mattress you choose.Some years ago hard mattresses were the vogue then the

pendulum swung to products that molded to your form. Confusing….right? The upshot is that everyone is different and that is why, when you are searching for a good nights sleep you must come to a bed specialist

like Peter Green.

You can count on sheep when you sleep on a Somnus bed. The interiors are filled with sumptuous layers of wool, mohair, hemp and flax grown on their farm in the

Yorkshire Dales. Natural fibres create resilience, breathability and aid temperature control. When combined with Somnus’ Sensa intelligent pocket springs you have the perfect solution for a nourishing night’s rest.

In contrast Mammoth’s medical grade foam mattresses, designed by a leading physiotherapist to improve the wellbeing of Olympic athletes, provide advanced

support technologies that deliver both comfort and rejuvenation. You can also sail into a ‘zzz’ filled night with Vi-Spring’s revolutionary, handmade pocket-sprung mattresses.

Pioneered in 1901,  Vi-Spring beds graced the opulent cabins on board the Titanic. Today  Vi-Spring’s handmade-to-order beds crafted in their Devonshire workshops recreate a modern version of the luxury of yesteryear for a ‘first class’ sleep. Peter Green has a huge range of beds and a very knowledgeable sales team. So rest assured, when you visit us we will have you waking up on the right side of the bed every morning!


Be inspired: go back to black this season!

Black Friday is becoming a popular retail event because of American traditions. While it is 

unclear exactly how the tradition of Black Friday started,  is very clear that this season black is a hugely popular. Black is the classic statement 

colour to use in interior decor. Decorating with the colour black is for those who enjoy timeless luxury, boldness, and versatility in their home style.

This shade is produced by the absence of all light and creates high contrast with many other colours because of their nature to reflect plenty of light. From a decorating perspective black is a sleek statement which commands a room and creates a defined look. It can add visual weight and depth to

a space which may be lacking, or be used to 

intensify textural details in that space.

Black has been a popular statement colour throughout the ages, from the gothic period in the 1150s, to art deco in the early 1900s and now in 2018 we are seeing a revival of this mysterious and dramatic colour, through the minimalist movement and many other popular home trends that are 

taking the world by storm.

Velvet, midnight, leather, lacquer… blacks are often used in decor as a way to emphasise texture in a room. Black can be used all over the home as an opulent and unique way to add drama and contrast, we are seeing it used today in beautiful leather 

accent pieces, like a sofa, a footstool or in 

modern and chic metallic and glass accessories.

Black has also become very popular in flooring where it adds a timeless trendy touch to any room, black finishes on wood have been on trend this season. Black and white tile patterns have always been a ‘go-to’ look, no matter what style your home is. The best part of laying tiles is that there are so many unique patterns to choose from.

You can still incorporate black in your home 

without having to paint anything by using it as an accent colour, you can highlight certain areas or the lines of a room, black accessories like lamps and photo frames are another classic way to create dimension and visual interest in a space. If you are looking to add the luxuriousness of black accents and furniture, please be sure to see what Peter Green has in store for Black Friday.


Seven benefits of a good night's sleep

1. Healthy Immune System – Lack of sleep can increase your likeliness to catch a virus and affect how quickly you recover from an illness. Stay healthy through the flu season by making sure to get a full 8 hours.

2. Improve Memory– A good nights sleep allows the brain to retain and process memories and skills we learned throughout the day. Healthy sleep improves mental clarity, alertness, and helps to strengthen memories.

3. Soothe Inflammation– Poor sleep,either too few or too many hours, can lead to inflammation, caused by immune system suppression.

4. Improve Skin Health – Beauty sleep is real, a good nights rest can improve cell restoration causing less wrinkles, and less blemish.

5. Keeps you at a healthy weight– Sleeping for less than 8 hours a night can lead to increased appetite and hunger, causing one to turn to calorie dense foods to stay awake.

6. Reduces Stress– While stress can make getting a good nights sleep difficult, it is a wonderful way to manage stress. Stress and poor sleep increases cortisol which raises alertness and blood pressure. Healthy sleep can regulate cortisol and help with problem solving and mental clarity, in turn reducing stress.

7. Boosts Mood– Poor sleep puts one at risk for emotional difficulties or depression, because lack of sleep does not allow the mind to properly process negative emotions.