Styling the woven bench: our cosy wishlist

Now that the weather has started to cool down, here at Petrel HQ our thoughts have turned to Autumn and we’re thinking about one of our favourite things, how to be cosy.

Petrel furniture woven bench

Over the summer, we launched our new woven bench; a beautiful and comfortable seat made from English olive ash, with a woven Danish cord seat. The bench is a piece that could work in many places: a hallway or conservatory, at a kitchen table or in a bedroom.

petrel furniture woven bench, waxed cord detail

The woven seat features two lines of coloured waxed cord laced through it, which were chosen by my wife and I. We wanted the combination of the colours in the bench to evoke the British countryside, with the soft golden tones representing the changing colours of the late summer landscape.

With the shifting of the seasons we’re coveting cosiness, so here is our wish list for styling the bench for ultimate snugness, featuring great British craft makers we love:


1.     A blanket for keeping our knees (and hard working furniture makers hands) warm from Ardalanish.

2.     We think the colours in this lovely cushion from St Jude's fabrics work perfectly with the yellow and green cord in the bench.

3.     When doesn’t a cup of tea help? We’d love to sit down with a brew in one of Leach potteries cups. 


What do you think of our suggestions? How would you style our woven bench?