Features: May '12
This week, we take a peek into the world of Happy Interior Blog and Mad About The House.
It’s that time again folks – time to head over to our favourite interior blogs for a bit of escapism and inspiration.
This week, we take a virtual visit to the world of German-based marketing consultant Igor Josif who blogs at his Happy Interior Blog about everything that makes him happy interior wise.
And we have to say we felt instantly happy when we logged onto Igor’s blog. We love the simple, clean sections and brilliant finds in the 5 Happy Inspirations posts, the latest of which has got us dreaming about holidaying in Italy.
But what really caught our eye was the post showcasing the beautiful styling work of Susanna Vento who we’d quite like to come round and makeover our homes.
Our second blog this week is Mad About The House which is penned by journalist Kate Watson-Smyth.
Having written for The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph as well as countless interiors magazines, Kate really knows her stuff when it comes to interiors.
A brilliant source of daily interiors inspiration, we were green with envy (in a good way of course) when we saw The House Is Finished post which offers a sneaky peek around Kate’s BEAUTIFUL home. We especially love the pink fireplace in the spare bedroom.
That’s not all though, as Kate also showcases fabulous products in the Objects of Design series which can be anything from a hand blender to a super cool tea towel.
Remember, we’re always looking for beautiful and inspiring blogs to feature so if you think we’ll love yours, drop us a line.
For our design inspiration this week, we take a look at the musings of Just A Little Joy and Atticus and Finch
We always get very excited when we hear of a new blog (remember to let us know if you’re writing one), so as soon as news of Just A Little Joy reached us we knew we had to let you in on the secret.
Just a Little Joy is the work of Elle Decoration’s Homes Editor Tessa Pearson, so it’s fair to assume she knows her stuff when it comes to interiors.
The blog is split into easy to navigate sections and, as well as interiors, Tessa also writes about two subjects very close to our hearts; dogs and food!
We’re especially grateful to be introduced to House of Rym, whose path we’d not crossed before and, now we have, well let’s just say the bank balance will be taking a serious bashing.
Atticus and Finch has been a regular read for us for some time now and it’s one blog we go back to again and again for design news, quirky objects and beautiful buys.
As well as the recent brilliant Bauhaus exhibition review (remember it’s on at the Barbican until 12 August if you want to pay a visit), it was Emily Blunden’s post on Chisel & Mouse that got us reaching for the credit card.
They make paper models of iconic landmarks such as London’s Battersea Power Station and Hoover Building, and the famous Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
We want them all!
Remember, we want to hear about your blog and why it should be featured in our weekly round up so, if you’re writing a design or interiors blog and want to make our hit list, drop us a line and let us know.
Follow the floral fashion trend with our selection of bright and beautiful cushions.
The main fashion trend this spring has undoubtedly been floral prints, and they have been impossible to miss all over the catwalk and throughout the high street.
Floral styles work equally well in the home, adding both colour and vibrancy to your interior, and cushions are an easy way to incorporate this look into your living room.
Furnish has a multitude of styles to choose from. If you are looking for something funky and bright, the Klippan Flower Power Cushion from Interior Addict is spot on. Or, for something a little more elegant, the Floral Mimosa Cushion from Puji is just perfect.
(Clockwise from top) Floral Print Cushion from Dwell, £34.95, Floral Mimosa Cushion from Puji, £29, Green Flowers Cushion from Caroline McGrath, £17.50, Klippan Flower Power Cushion from Interior Addict, £23.99, Pip Studio Birds in Paradise Blue Round Cushion from Heal’s, £25, Designers Guild Sagrada Cushion from John Lewis, £35.
Say Hello! to our pick of the best magazine racks.
No matter what it is you’re into, whether it’s home interiors, cars, fashion, celebrity gossip or something a tad more obscure, there are magazines to satisfy your interest.
And, if you’re anything like me, they will be scattered all round your home.
Here at Furnish we have a wide selection of stylish magazine racks, all ideal for keeping your mags under control and allowing you to wave goodbye to clutter. These include the curvy Legnoart Ebony Wood Magazine Holder from Gifts with Style or, for something a bit quirkier, the Cowhide Magazine Holder from London Cows.
(Clockwise from top) Cowhide Magazine Holder – Mag 01 from London Cows, £79, Wirehouse Magazine Rack from Lifestyle Bazaar, £39.95, Legnoart Ebony Wood Magazine Holder from Gifts with Style, £84.95, Driade Omero Magazine Holder from A White Room, £223, News Magazine Rack from Dutch by Design, £12.50, Panama Folding Magazine Rack from Alexander and Pearl, £150.
Enjoy a perfect caffeine hit with our pick of the best espresso cups.
When you need a quick pick-me-up there are few things better than a small hot cup of strong coffee. We have a great selection of espresso cups allowing you to serve your shot in style.
From the simple but beautiful Pair of Menu Espresso Cups from Gifts with Style to the romantic Guzzini Love Espresso Cups from Red Candy we have designs to suit every taste and mood.
There are even espresso cups to make you smile while your coffee wakes you up, such as the Moustache Espresso cup from Lifestyle Bazaar or the Set of Scrabble Espresso Cups-C,A,F,E from Graham & Green.
(Clockwise from top) Set of Scrabble Espresso Cups-C,A,F,E from Graham & Green, £24.95, Pair of Menu Espresso Cups from Gifts with Style, £24.95, Moustache Espresso cup from Lifestyle Bazaar, £16.95, Entomo Espresso cup & saucer from Lifestyle Bazaar, £65, Guzzini Love Espresso Cups with Saucers from Red Candy, £29.70, LSA Zanzi Espresso Cup & Saucer from Occa Home, £9.50.