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Review: Mellow Duck Saxony Side Table by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

I love getting comments on the blog, almost as much as I love cake. OK... I did say almost! Seriously, though, I never tire of reading all your wonderful feedback.

You guys ROCK!

Towards the end of last year, one comment in particular made me swell with pride. It was from Helen, the Director at Mellow Duck, who was keen for us to work together.

When I saw her products, the answer was a big, fat YES!

Mellow Duck is a new company based in Yorkshire that produces a range of gorgeous hand-crafted pouffes, stools, footstools and side tables, as well as a selection of co-ordinating cushions. These innovative, multi-functional and individually upholstered pods are stylish pieces made from high-quality, sustainable hardwood frames and stain-resistant fabrics that are strong enough to withstand the rigours of family life.

From the moment I picked up the phone, I knew Helen was my kinda lady. We hit it off immediately and chatted for ages about the joys and challenges of running a small business and her exciting feature article in February's edition of Woman&Home.

When she suggested sending me one of her wonderful products to review, I jumped at the chance. I'd already developed a secret crush on her zesty lime Saxony side table and I couldn't wait to check it out.

Placing my order was a breeze. The Mellow Duck website is visually appealing and super easy to navigate.

With the chance to choose anything my little heart desired, I spent some time checking out Helen's superb range. I could totally see myself feet up on a Saltaire Evesham Wool Felt Ancona...


Or sitting at my dressing table on the Ancona or the taller Bali in Grassington Putty 'Suede'...


I do like an unexpected pop of colour or pattern. I've got a real thing for bright orange at the moment (as anyone in my Zumba class will attest!) and Mellow Duck's Glastonbury 'Zest' is stunning. The hard-wearing, stain resistant and waterproof nature of the Glastonbury faux leather range makes it ideal for use in any room, including kitchens and bathrooms.


I was particularly taken with the über practical Crested in Glastonbuy Zest 'Leather'. It would be perfect for outdoor living and would make for a vibrant and versatile focal point in my Secret Garden. I also love how it nestles so neatly with the Pekin and Ancona pods.


Meanwhile, don't even get me started on Helen's brand new Plaid range! I'm smitten with the current Highland trend and if the Buckingham fabric had been available when I placed my order, one of these babies would be sitting in my living room right now!


Mellow Duck even offers a bespoke option, where pods can be made up in a customer's own fabric. This has me in mind of a brilliant footstool I pinned some time ago.


How cool would THAT material look on a pod? 

In the end, I went with my first love. With each piece made to order, I had plenty of time to enjoy Christmas and restore order to my lounge while I awaited the arrival of the Saxony in Grassington Lime Zest 'Suede'.


Delivery was swift and my order came well-packaged. The Saxony looked just as I imagined - the colour was exactly as it appears on the website and I was delighted to find it almost perfectly matched my new cushions!

Review: Mellow Duck Saxony Side Table by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

This quality piece of furniture is both lovely to look at and functional. I can't wait for visitors to try it out! It's plenty firm enough to be safely used as a table, whilst being robust and very comfortable to sit on. Beautifully made, the Saxony Side Table makes a wonderful addition to my cosy winter living room.

Review: Mellow Duck Saxony Side Table by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Mellow Duck's innovative pods and co-ordinating cushions truly are perfect for family life. With gorgeous, durable and easy to clean fabrics, even friends with pets need not worry about Fido making a mess on their Pekin Pouffe.


While readers with small children can put their little ones to work cleaning up their spills and messes.


Check back soon, to see how the Saxony settles into life here at OneandSeventy. I plan to find many uses for this pod of gorgeousness!

A hui hou,


I have not been compensated for this post. Mellow Duck sent me the Saxony Side Table on long term loan and all opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Guest
    Nichola Sargeant Thursday, 15 January 2015

    Your blogs brighten my day! Thanks Suzi :-) X

  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Thursday, 15 January 2015

    What a lovely thing to say! Thanks Nichola :)

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    Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) Saturday, 17 January 2015

    Wow totally love that pod and the colour is gorgeous! Love that it's a uk company too. Thanks for sharing it and your lovely home with us Suzy.

  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Tuesday, 20 January 2015

    Isn't it fab? Thanks for your kind comments, Michelle :-)

  • Guest
    Richard Hinton Thursday, 16 July 2015

    What an amazing side table / foot stool.. such a clever idea! J'adore! Keep up the great work, your blog is excellent.

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Thursday, 16 July 2015

    Thank you for your wonderful words, Richard! Much appreciated. I'm still loving the Saxony Side Table; I can't wait to put it to good use during a spot of summer entertaining ;-)

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