August 25 2011
Alexander & Pearl are online retailers of (take a deep breath) chandeliers and lighting, armchairs and sofas, bedroom furniture, living-room furniture, dining-room furniture, home-office furniture, mirrors, decorative accessories and candelabra.
And eclectic is the only description for the pieces found within these large and loosely themed departments. There are, indeed, very many ornate chandeliers in the French section of Chandeliers and Lighting (Paris Noir 12-arm chandelier, £1,595), and Dining Room does contain dining tables (Baroque white-gloss dining table, £895) but my wanderings also unearthed a sleeping Buddha statue (Modern Decor, £59.95), a nickel desk globe (Home Accents, second picture, £153) and a magnificently bonkers Stateroom Trunk Bar (Home Bar, first picture, £1,995).
If I had to describe the style on offer here I’d say “fancy French with modern accents and a smattering of industrial chic”, but, like the best treasure troves, it rather defies categorisation so my advice is to simply log on and take a look whenever you need to buy something – anything – for your home.