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Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for Her

by Alexandra Thomas on November 26, 2014  |  0 comments
Christmas Gifts for Her

Treat the lady in your life to these gorgeous Christmas gifts.

From mums to best friends, sisters to grannies, we have a great selection of gorgeous gifts this Christmas, suitable for the ladies in your life.

Film fans, young and old, will love this ‘You Had Me At Hello’ Oak Print by The Orchard, while bakers (and yes we know men bake too!) will adore this Two Tier Stand Bell by Solavia, which is perfect for displaying tasty treats.

For avid magazine readers, this Felt Flower Magazine Holder by Dutch by Design is just the ticket for the bedroom or living room, while this Herringbone Wool Bed Throw by Naken Interiors is ideal for those who like to snuggle up in style.

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Edelweiss Extending Dining Table

by Alexandra Thomas on November 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Edelweiss Extending Dining Table (in Ash and Off White)

Spruce up your dining space with this Edelweiss Extending Dining Table, £369.

Christmas is just around the corner – I know this because one of my Facebook friends reminds me each and every day how many sleeps there are to go!

While I’m not hosting the main event this year, I am having a Christmas family gathering a few weeks before. With the number of guests increasing, it’s making my usually more than ample dining table look a little redundant.

As many of us are probably in the same position, perhaps it’s time to invest in a new dining table.

We have a great selection here at Furnish but I’ve really fallen for this Edelweiss Extending Dining Table by

With its plain ash top and modern legs (finished in off white, yellow or grey), as well as being practical, this table is guaranteed to be a real talking point too.

(Off white and yellow versions currently available in time for Christmas!)

Peter Pan Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on November 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Peter Pan Wallpaper

Add some story time charm with this Peter Pan Wallpaper, £84.99.

Everyone has a favourite childhood story and Peter Pan was definitely one of mine; probably because my Grandad’s nickname for me was Tinkerbell!

Which is why I am smitten with this amazing Peter Pan Wallpaper by BODIE and FOU.

Designed by the extremely talented Emma Molony, this wallpaper features well-known scenes from the story such as Wendy meeting Captain Hook and the Darling children in flight.

A perfect antidote to the often over-colourful designs for children, this elegant wallpaper will effortlessly bring the story to life in a little one’s room.

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Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for Kids

by Alexandra Thomas on November 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Some of our favourite kids gifts for Christmas

Perfect Christmas gifts for your little design aficionados.

We have a great selection of gifts for your little ones this Christmas to help them become design aficionados to be proud of!

From the cutest of lights to beautiful rugs, there’s something for every young interior addict.

For savvy savers, there’s this super cute and on-trend Disco Fever Canar Moneybox by White Mint, while those who love being comfy will adore this Children’s Plane Cushion by Naken Interiors.

When it comes to budding art lovers, there’s a plethora of goodies to choose from but our pick is this Mister Monkey Decorative Animal Head by BODIE and FOU, while this Red Toadstool Nightlight by Folly screams fairytale chic and will keep them feeling safe at night.

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Beso 1 Light Pendant

by Alexandra Thomas on November 20, 2014  |  0 comments
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Beso 1 Light Pendant

Enjoy some subtle industrial-style chic with this Beso 1 Pendant Light, £108.

With the nights getting darker and darker with every passing day, if you haven’t already, it really is time to get your lighting sorted.

We have a great selection of lighting here at Furnish from pendant lights to floor lamps, desk lamps perfect for the home office to gorgeous bedside lights.

Every budget and style is catered for too - so there really is something for everyone.

I’ve fallen for this Beso 1 Pendant Light by Fields of Blue. With its subtle nod to industrial-retro design, it’s perfect for the dining room, kitchen or hallway. Available in two finishes: Brushed Steel and Dark Bronze, this elegant pendant light will create a subtle style statement wherever you use it.

For maximum impact, try using a row in a hallway or above a dining room table.

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Decorative Gold Hanging Hearts

by Alexandra Thomas on November 19, 2014  |  0 comments
Decorative Gold Hanging Hearts

Bring a touch of sparkle to your home with these Gold Hanging Hearts, from £8.

There’s no denying Christmas is just around the corner and, with the shops already brimming with gift ideas and mince pies, it’s certainly hard to escape.

Which is why I wanted to bring your attention to these Decorative Gold Hanging Hearts by Primrose & Plum.

While they’re not specifically for Christmas, and can be used anywhere you fancy a bit of sparkle, they certainly have a festive edge.

Available in three sizes, these intricately designed hearts will look great hung on a Christmas tree or from a mantelpiece or if you’re really bah humbug and do your best to avoid anything Christmassy, will look great all year round.

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Blue Suitcase Wall Shelf

by Alexandra Thomas on November 17, 2014  |  0 comments
Blue Suitcase Wall Shelf

Give your storage a quirky touch with this Blue Suitcase Wall Shelf, £49.99.

Storage is a necessity but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring, and I am always looking for innovative ways to make keeping my clutter in check a little more interesting.

Thankfully, we have a wide selection of quirky storage solutions to choose from here at Furnish, so you can rest assured there’s something for every room and style.

One of my personal favourites is this Blue Suitcase Wall Shelf by Design 55. Made to resemble a blue suitcase (unsurprisingly!), it is made of MDF, features a drawer for storage of small items, and is the perfect place to showcase your ornaments.

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Editors Choice: Floor Lamps

by Alexandra Thomas on November 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite floor lamps

Add some chic lighting with our round up of the best floor lamps.

Anyone else notice how quickly the days have started getting shorter? It almost seems like summer never happened so, to combat the onset of those winter blues, why not treat yourself to one of our gorgeous floor lamps?

For those who like things bold and beautiful, the Silk ‘S’ Shaped Floor Lamp by Shimu is sure to add a welcome pop of colour, while the Boutique Black Floor Lamp by Alexander and Pearl will add an instant air of sophistication.

Meanwhile, if you want to keep things simple then this Copper Angled Floor Lamp by The French Bedroom Company is the perfect choice, and makes a great reading partner when placed next to a cosy armchair.

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Dark Grey Fur Pom Pom Blanket

by Alexandra Thomas on November 14, 2014  |  0 comments
Dark Grey Fur Pom Pom Blanket

Snuggle up and get cosy with this Dark Grey Fur Pom Pom Blanket, £110.

There’s a distinct chill in the air so it's definitely the time to splash out on a couple of cosy throws to snuggle down with on winter evenings.

Far more environmentally friendly (not to mention cheaper!) than whacking on the central heating at every available opportunity, we have a great selection of throws and blankets here at Furnish which are perfect for keeping winter chills at bay.

While I cannot abide real fur, I can’t resist a bit of fake stuff, which is why this Dark Grey Fur Pom Pom Blanket by Primrose & Plum is one of my favourites.

Sophisticated and fun at the same time, this decadent, warming blanket will work well on a neutral sofa or as an extra layer on the bed.

Footed Riva Bonbon Jar

by Alexandra Thomas on November 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Footed Riva Bonbon Jar

Display your sweets beautifully with this Footed Riva Bonbon Jar, £21.72.

Isn’t it funny how seeing something can instantly take you back years?

I recently came across the fantastic range of bonbon jars by Solavia, in particular this gorgeous Footed Riva Bonbon Jar. It instantly made me think of the glass sweet jar my Nan used to keep on her sideboard when I was small. And how you could never take the lid off without it making a noise, so someone always knew if you were sneaking a sweet.

While these jars are of course better filled with sweets (I daren’t have one at home – far too dangerous for my diet), they look equally good without them, as a decorative accessory.

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Concrete Bowl

by Alexandra Thomas on November 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Concrete Bowl

Add some subtle industrial style with this Concrete Bowl, from £15.16.

Cachette is one of my new favourite homeware brands, mostly because they do ‘simple’ in a really stylish way and I do like keeping things simple in the home.

From beautiful enamel bowls to gorgeous cutlery, I have to restrain myself from buying the lot.

My new “must-have” is this Concrete Bowl. Available in two sizes, large and small, these simple dishes are perfect for everything from keeping cotton wool neat in the bathroom to stashing your keys in the hallway.

Not only are they useful, they’ll also add some on-trend concrete style to your interior. So treat yourself to a few and dot them around the home to keep your small things neat and orderly, I know I will!

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Colour watch: Shades of Green

by Alexandra Thomas on November 08, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some lovely green goodies

Enjoy nature's influence with these gorgeous green favourites.

I almost didn’t write about green as, given the huge range of hues available, it felt like a bit of a mine field.

But how could this versatile, ever-present colour go unmentioned? I suppose everyone has an object that springs to mind when they think of green – for me it’s the bobble hats my primary school used to make us wear on trips to the museum so they wouldn’t lose us.

With shades as diverse as eau de nil to jade to the on-trend, and not for the fainthearted, neon green, this colour can conjure up many different moods and feelings.

Green works well in every room in the home, from the bedroom to the kitchen; the only issue is choosing which shade is right for you. A soft moss green cushion for example invokes a feeling of comfort and calm, while a brash neon lamp feels exciting and reminiscent of nightclubs and fluro 80s wear.

The beauty of green is that it complements most other colours (although red only really if you’re feeling particularly daring). Team a mint green with a pale pink for a sophisticated, ice cream scheme, while a grass green works beautifully with a vibrant yellow for a continuous spring-like feel.

We’ve chosen our pick of the green items here at Furnish – what’s your fave?

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Lighthouse lamp shade

by Alexandra Thomas on November 08, 2014  |  0 comments
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Lighthouse lamp shade

Refresh your lighting with this Lighthouse lamp shade, from £88.

It may seem obvious, but replacing your lamp shades is a great way to refresh your home interior, without much hassle and - with Christmas just around the corner - without too much cost.

Whether you choose to change your pendant or table lamp shades, we have some beauties here at Furnish to give every room in the home a new look.

My personal favourite is this Lighthouse lamp shade by Innermost at Naken Interiors. Available in six different sizes (and as a wall light), I adore the glamour and feeling of luxury it adds to a room.

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Elephant Post Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on November 07, 2014  |  0 comments
Elephant Post Rack

Keep your post in check with this quirky Elephant Post Rack, £29.95.

One of my major bugbears is keeping post neatly sorted. I’ve recently invested in a very lovely wooden letter rack, which is currently solving the problem but, prior to this, my post used to generally end up dumped on the bottom step.

We have all types of storage here at Furnish to help you keep your bits and bobs sorted from industrial-style boxes to classic letter racks that work well both in the home office and hallway.

One item that’s really caught my eye is this Elephant Post Rack by Graham & Green.

Wall-mounted, so it saves on precious space, this stylish little chap will keep your post neatly stashed away and has a handy hook for keys too.

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Desiree French Teal Chest of Drawers

by Alexandra Thomas on November 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Desiree French Teal Chest of Drawers

Go bold in the bedroom with this Desiree French Teal Chest of Drawers, £450.

Adding a pop of colour to your scheme with furniture doesn’t always mean going ultra modern and isn’t always reserved for super contemporary schemes.

We have a great selection of colourful furniture from tables to wardrobes, all of which look great in both vintage and classic interiors.

One of my favourite pieces is this Desiree French Teal Chest of Drawers by Alexander and Pearl.

Just the right side of shabby chic, the bold colour is perfect for creating a real statement while the generous drawers provide ample room to stash your belongings.

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Wooden Carved Angel Wings

by Alexandra Thomas on November 03, 2014  |  0 comments
Wooden Carved Angel Wings

Add some ethereal style to your walls with these Wooden Carved Angel Wings, £32.

We have lots of ways to update walls here at Furnish from striking wallpaper and stickers, to an eclectic range of artwork to suit every taste and style.

And while I can’t resist printed wallpaper or a stand-out piece of artwork to liven my walls, it’s wall art in the form of this Wooden Carved Angel Wings by The Orchard that has recently caught my eye.

Far more expensive looking than its reasonable price tag, these wings have been elegantly carved and given a distressed, cream finish.

Perfect for the bedroom, I fancy adding mine on the wall behind my bed as an alternative to a standard headboard. Where will you add yours?

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Editors Choice: Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on November 02, 2014  |  0 comments
Some of our favourite wallpapers

Brighten your walls with our pick of the best wallpapers around.

Wallpaper being back in vogue has been a thing for a while now, but many people are still wary of using 'loud' wallpaper in large doses, preferring to use it as a smaller feature.

However, we’re a brave bunch here at Furnish, and we think boldness should be embraced, so we’ve picked our favourite graphic wallpapers which we encourage you to use with wanton abandonment (although they'll all work just as beautifully if you do want to go for a feature wall!)

Definitely not for the faint hearted, Polygon by Element Interiors is a riot of geometric pattern, which is available in three gorgeous colourways. For those who want to add a designer touch to their scheme, this Hemingway Carnival Wallpaper by Red Candy has been designed by Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemingway and is perfect for adding some 1960s chic.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer things a little calmer, Cachette’s Roof Top Wallpaper is a beautiful design in a beautiful shade of grey making it ideal for the bedroom.

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Index 6 Drawer Cabinet

by Alexandra Thomas on October 31, 2014  |  0 comments
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Index 6 Drawer Cabinet

Keep organised with this Index 6 Drawer Cabinet, £525.

Regular readers will know I’m an absolute stickler for having everything neatly organised, and have recently been on the hunt for a cabinet for my home office to keep everything neat and tidy.

It needed to have a retro/vintage look and, most importantly, not feel too officey. So I was delighted to come across this Index 6 Drawer Cabinet by Alexander and Pearl.

Crafted from wood and given a distressed finish, this industrial style unit has six generous drawers, which are perfect for hiding away everything from stationery to important papers.

And this cabinet is not just for the home office; it would also work equally well in a hallway or even in the bathroom to keep towels and toiletries out of sight.

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Missoni Home Jazz Towels

by Alexandra Thomas on October 29, 2014  |  0 comments
Missoni Home Jazz Towels

Add some zing to your bathroom with these Missoni Home Jazz Towels, from £14.

While I’m a strictly all-white gal when it comes to bathroom sanitaryware (no doubt haunted by the maroon, yes, maroon bathroom suite my Aunt had when I was little), I can’t resist a colourful towel.

Perfect for adding a pop of colour, they’re also a great way of updating your bathroom scheme without going to the hassle of having to paint.

We have a great range of colourful, patterned towels here at Furnish with something for everyone, but I love these Missoni Home Jazz Towels by Amara Living.

Available in three colourways, they have a bright narrow stripe with a soft velour edging, and are definitely too good to keep just for guests.

Taupe High Gloss Side Table

by Alexandra Thomas on October 27, 2014  |  0 comments
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Taupe High Gloss Side Table

Add some stylish neutral tones with this Taupe High Gloss Table, £167.

A friend of mine has recently started a new job with Kelly Hoppen so, in homage to the Queen of Neutrals, I have had a mooch around here at Furnish for some cream, taupe and grey goodies.

My fave is this Taupe High Gloss Side Table by Lovers Lounge.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this glossy piece of furniture will look equally good at the side of a sofa or chair as it will next to a bed for a sleek take on the traditional bedside table.

And with a generous top, there’s plenty of room to keep everything you need close at hand.

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