DESPITE all we are told about lifestyles becoming more casual, there are still plenty of people who want some elegance in their homes.
And with collections like G Plan Cabinet's new Signature to provide the inspiration, that's not only easy to achieve — it's also easy to see why elegant living holds such appeal.
Signature, in lustrous mahogany veneers, has just the right combination of traditional and contemporary features to transcend all tastes.
Signature also possesses the sort of unique features that make a collection of furniture memorable. First to catch the eye is the distinctive square lattice design, which provides a unifying theme linking each piece. The lattice work appears on chair backs and on the legs and pedestals of dining and occasional chairs.
Signature lives up to the G Plan reputation for quality in every detail. Not only is the finish silky smooth to the touch, it's hard wearing too (table tops can cope with hot cups or mugs, for example).
Cupboard doors are fully framed with inserted centre panels, built in the traditional manner.
The 20-piece collection offers a terrific choice of furnishing options to satisfy most requirements.
The large four-door display cabinet is an imposing addition for the larger living or dining room, while the three door drinks cabinet provides dual function versatility for living or dining areas. The double fronted corner display cabinet is another clever space saving idea, while the dainty glass china cabinet makes a delightful addition to the possibilities.
Home entertainment is well catered for, as it must be in the modern home. Even new inventions such as wide screen TV, DVD players and digiboxes are catered for with the extra large corner TV/video storage unit.
Coffee and occasional tables, including a nest and a glass topped square table, fill in all the gaps, not only in the living or dining room but in other parts of the house too.
For dining choose from the compact circular table with its striking cross-shaped lattice pedestal or the larger rectangular refectory style table.
Like all great classics you can dress Signature furniture up for a very formal presentation or play it down for a more relaxed look — it works equally well in either style of setting.
Signature is an investment in lasting quality and lifelong pleasure — so the biggest surprise of all will be just what good value it is.
Manufacturer's recommended prices start from £190 for a dining chair and £299 for a lamp table up to £1,499 for the impressive four door display cabinet.