Features: October '12

Quick Shop: Nesting tables

by Lisa Hill on October 28, 2012
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Our pick of the best nesting tables.

Find the perfect home for your cuppa with this selection of stylish nesting tables.

We always seem to have a problem when guests come round and I’ve welcomed them with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, in that we don’t have enough space for their cups and saucers. They either get put on the floor (and then knocked over) or rested on a chair arm (and then knocked off).

Always practical, being popped away when not required, nesting tables are a useful addition to any living space.

I particularly like the Mirrored Nest Of Tables Corinne from Out There Interiors for lightening and brightening the smallest of rooms, and the Nest of 3 tables from Habitat which manages to do so whilst also adding a lovely hit of colour.

Clockwise from top left: Traditional Nest Of Tables from The Orchard, £88.50; Nest of 3 tables from Habitat, £70; Toko Mango Nest of 3 Tables from Verty furniture, £99; Heal’s Discovers Twist Nest of Tables from Heal’s, £795; Mirrored Nest Of Tables Corinne from Out There Interiors, £215; Retro Curve Oak Nest Of Cube Tables from Alexander and Pearl, £425.

Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock from Red Candy

by Lisa Hill on October 19, 2012
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Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock, £46.80, from Red Candy

Enjoy 'do it yourself' with a difference with the Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock from Red Candy, £46.80.

Normally, the very thought of DIY sends shivers down my spine.

My failed attempts have included scorching a door whilst trying to strip paint off it, putting up a shelf so wonkily that a tealight holder slid right off, and getting so much paint on the ceiling when painting a wall, that the whole ceiling needed to be painted again afterwards.

My track record does mean, though, that my husband won’t allow me anywhere near our current DIY projects, which is a definite bonus.

This DIY, however, I could manage.

The gorgeous, bejewelled Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock includes a stylish clock face together with 12 coloured plastic diamonds to be placed as you wish. Which means that no matter how wonky the end result, you can tell the world that was exactly how it was meant to be!

Jelly Beans Rug from John Lewis

by Lisa Hill on October 06, 2012
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Jelly Beans Rug, from £190, from John Lewis

Add bejewelled splendour to your floor with the Jelly Beans Rug from John Lewis, from £190.

My son is one of the few kiddies who doesn’t like chocolate. If you’re very lucky, he might eat a couple of white chocolate buttons, but that’s just about his limit.

However, what he does like are sweets. Chewy sweets, jelly sweets, gummy sweets and lollipops. And he loves jelly beans (as do I).

And I love this bejewelled Jelly Beans Rug from John Lewis. With woollen tufts in a multitude of gorgeous bright colours, it’s perfect for livening up your wooden or tiled floors.

(Also available in the more muted shades of heather, russet, cranberry and beige.)