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Editors Choice: Pendant Lights

by Alexandra Thomas on September 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite pendant lights

Illuminate your home in style with our selection of gorgeous pendant lights.

The nights are already starting to draw in which means it’s a great time to sort out your lighting.

Pendant lights work well in every room in the home from the bathroom to hallway and are a great starting point for any lighting scheme.

We have a fantastic selection here at Furnish from classic to contemporary which are sure to update your scheme in next to no time.

Perfect for creating a real statement in the hallway or dining room, this Original Bundle Light by Design My World comprises a cluster of glass bulbs suspended from black cord and is sure to become a real talking point.

If you favour the industrial look, this Fleiss Urban Kitchen Range Light by Fields of Blue is just the ticket and would look great installed in a kitchen or dining space.

This striking Orion Pendant Light by Carl Harrison Design is ideal for the living room, and looks far more expensive than its bargaintastic price tag, while this intricate Grooved Glass Hanging Light by Out There Interiors will look fabulous in the hallway or bedroom.

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Colour watch: Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on September 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some grey faves

Incorporate cool and stylish grey into your home with these fabulous buys.

I’m a little bit biased when it comes to grey; it is one of my favourite colours and features heavily in my own home.

Far from being dreary, grey is sophisticated and dramatic and, contrary to popular belief, can also add warmth to a room. Finding the right grey for you is all down to what sort of light you have and personal preference, so make sure you do your research before choosing your perfect shade.

Grey also works well with a multitude of other colours but looks particularly great with pink, turquoise, yellow and of course white.

If you’re a little unsure about grey as the main colour in your scheme, accessories are a great way to introduce this colour in small doses. We love the Large Hexa Cool Grey Ceramic Vase by White Mint. Available in two sizes, this simple yet striking vase will work well on either a sideboard or dining room table.

If you want to create a statement without committing to wallpaper, flooring or paint, this Dark Grey Sofa by Artstar is the ideal choice for both contemporary and classic schemes, and will look great teamed with brightly coloured scatter cushions.

However, if you’re feeling a little bolder, why not opt for this striking and on-trend Spear Wallpaper in Grey by Naken Interiors which incorporates varying shades of grey into its design and will add instant impact to any room.

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Editors Choice: Throws

by Alexandra Thomas on September 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite throws

Cosy up on chilly summer evenings with one of our gorgeous throws.

I’m one of those people who eke every little bit out of summer. If it’s sunny, I’ll sunbathe, if it's even mildly warm, I’ll whack on the fan and have a cool drink, and I still spend evenings in the garden even when it’s not nearly warm enough.

But to avoid goose pimples and little blue toes I always have a throw to hand for when the nights get a little chilly.

If you’re like me, you’ll be glad to hear we have a great selection of throws here at Furnish, perfect for making the most of every last little bit of summer.

Ideal for cosying up in the garden or on the beach, this All Wool Throw by Fields of Blue features an array of colours and also doubles up nicely as a picnic blanket.

Colour fans will adore this luxurious Diamond Wool Bed Throw in Indigo and Burnt Orange by Naken Interiors, while those who like to keep it simple can’t fail to be charmed by this Ruffle Ruched Grey Bedspread by The French Bedroom Company with its subtle calming colour and matching cushion.

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Editors Choice: Tempting tea towels

by Alexandra Thomas on August 17, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite tea towels

Brighten up your kitchen with our pick of fantastic tea towels.

I’m yet to meet anyone who actively enjoys washing up but, if you’re not blessed with a machine that does it for you, then investing in some stylish tea towels will hopefully, at least, make the drying up a little more bearable.

We have some super tea towels here at Furnish, all great at adding colour and pattern to your kitchen.

This Robots Tea Towel by Kukka will charm all ages while this Bear Tea Towel in Magenta by Artstar is equally delightful.

For those who prefer things to be a little more simple, this Red Heart Tea Towel by Red Candy has a classic colour combination of red and white, and will suit both contemporary and classic schemes.

Meanwhile, this Metamorphosis Tea Towel features a striking owl design, which is also available in matching cups, saucers and mugs.

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Colour watch: Citrus shades

by Alexandra Thomas on August 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our citrus favourites

Add some zing to your home with our selection of brightly coloured buys.

As we approach the middle of summer, whether in rain or in shine, there couldn’t be a better time to inject some fresh, zingy, citrus colours to your scheme.

For lovers of lime, this Bugatti Citrus Juicer by Red Candy will instantly brighten up any kitchen worktop, as will this High And Dry Dishrack by Design My World.

Orange obsessives are catered for too; this retro-inspired Orbit Side Table by Naken Interiors is perfect for any room in the home, while this Larry Orange Outdoor Bean Bag by Neofurn is ideal for the garden.

Yellow is possibly the ultimate summer colour, so if you want to add some sunshine brightness, this Kandinsky Cuckoo Clock by Red Candy will become the focal point of any room, while this Eden Yellow Industrial Cage Pendant Light by Alexander and Pearl adds colour to a more industrial scheme.

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Trend Watch: Super stripes

by Alexandra Thomas on July 27, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our striped favourites

Give your home a smart look with our round up of striped goodies.

Stripes are a perennial favourite, however, they always make me think of summer. Maybe it’s all those Breton tops and denim shorts combos you see when the sun decides to shine, or perhaps it’s because they’re particularly nautical in style.

I adore a stripe in the home as well as in fashion; they’re easy to incorporate into any room from kitchen to bathroom, and suit any scheme whether contemporary or classic.

Great for keeping your bits and pieces hidden and being super stylish at the same time, I love this Paulie Orange & White Stripe Storage Cube Trunk by Alexander and Pearl, while this Black Stripe Cushion by Naken Interiors will instantly update any bed, chair or sofa.

This Swish Black and White Striped Armchair by Lover’s lounge offers a subtle way to incorporate the trend and can easily be combined with other patterns without appearing too garish, while this Multi-Striped Chest of Drawers by Out There Interiors is ideal for those who are bold when it comes to decorating the home.

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Quick Shop: Keeping Cool

by Alexandra Thomas on July 19, 2014  |  0 comments
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Keeping Cool

Keep your cool in the summer months with these inspired buys.

No sooner is a heatwave announced then we all start calling for rain. Turns out when it comes to weather; you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

So, if the heat is getting to you, we have some great products that will ensure you keep your cool when everyone around you is losing theirs.

If picnics and al fresco dining are your thing then you’ll need this Menu Picnic Wine Cooler by Gifts with Style, which will keep your bottle of plonk nicely chilled. Meanwhile, the TEA-JAY Ice Tea Maker Kit by Naken Interiors is a unique item perfect for iced tea and other chilled mixed drinks.

Naturally, you’ll want some ice cream or sorbet in this weather so serve it in style with this funky Alessi Big Love Ice Cream Bowl by Red Candy, which is available in a myriad of bright colours.

And finally, for a bit of fun, we couldn’t resist this Newgate Ice Lolly Wall Clock, also by Red Candy, which is perfect for adding some summer charm to your home.

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Editors Choice: Bar Stools

by Alexandra Thomas on July 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite bar stools

Make the most of your kitchen space with our great selection of bar stools.

A bar stool is an great piece of kit and can instantly transform otherwise dead space in your kitchen.

And there’s no need for an expansive breakfast bar as, with just the end of a worktop, you have the perfect place to perch whether it’s for breakfast or an after-work cocktail.

With an array of bar stools to choose from here at Furnish, there’s something to suit every style and budget.

Perfect for adding a touch of girly chic to any kitchen/diner space, this Luke Acrylic Pink Bar Stool by Neofurn will instantly add a pop of colour, while this Manhattan Wood & Iron Bar Stool by Alexander & Pearl is ideal for adding a subtle industrial touch.

For those who prefer to keep things sleek and simple, this Chrome Bar Stool by London Cows is sure to be a hit, while design lovers will adore this Raft Bar Stool by Naken Interiors.

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Editors Choice: Salad bowls

by Alexandra Thomas on June 29, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our salad bowl favourites

Serve up a delicious feast in one of our gorgeous salad bowls.

While salad eating isn’t completely reserved for the summer months, a lot more of us eat a lot more of it when the weather’s good.

And these days, salads are far more adventurous than a limp leaf of lettuce and some salad cream, so they deserve to be served on something a little more special than a bog standard plate.

Thankfully, our selection of salad bowls is sure to do your creations proud.

Wordsmiths will love the Word Salad Bowl by Naken Interiors, which is simple but fun, while those who like things to be nice and neat will adore this Koziol White Salad Bowl with Servers.

And if you want to make a real statement, this Syrian Silver Salad Bowl is perfect for serving up at a dinner party while the Fusion Salad Bowl from Out There Interiors will add colour and pattern to any mealtime.

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Colour watch: Primary colours

by Alexandra Thomas on June 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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Furnishing with primary colours

With primary colours making a comeback this year, here’s how to inject some brights into your scheme.

Red, blue and yellow, more commonly known as the primary colours, are coming back in a big way.

While neutrals and neons are still around, we have seen a re-emergence of these colours that remind us of, well funnily enough, primary school.

Those who use these bold, beautiful and unapologetic shades fall in two camps; those who embrace them with wanton abandonment as if in homage to Mondrian and those, like me, who prefer subtle pops of colour. Both approaches can work very well.

Here at Furnish, we have a great selection of primary-coloured home interiors to choose from including furniture, accessories and even wallpaper.

The fearless will love this striking, showstopping Pop Yellow Chandelier by The French Bedroom Company which certainly creates a statement wherever it is used, as well as this great looking Bongo Bar Stool in Red by Furniturepod.

Meanwhile, design junkies will be unable to resist this classic Blue Panton Flower Pot Pendant, while those into funky, unusual artwork will love this Juju Hat in Yellow, both by Design My World.

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Trend Watch: Copper

by Alexandra Thomas on June 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best copper items

Bring your interior bang up to date with these copper favourites.

Copper is one of the biggest trends in interiors this year and offers an easy way to get your scheme bang on style.

Copper accessories work well in every room in the house, from the bedroom to the kitchen and we have some great copper furniture and accessories to choose from.

Perfect for any well-seasoned traveller or for those who dream of far flung places, this Authentics Copper Globe by Lifestylebazaar is just the ticket, while a sideboard or table will be brought to life with this Copper Bottle Vase by Artstar.

A fantastic addition to any kitchen, this Dime Industrial Copper Lacquered Tall Bar Stool by Alexander and Pearl will look great teamed with a rustic wooden breakfast bar, while this Stars Copper Print Cushion by Naken Interiors is perfect for sprucing up a plain sofa or chair.

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Quick Shop: Outdoor candle holders

by Alexandra Thomas on June 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some gorgeous candle holders perfect for the outdoors

Give your garden a welcoming glow with our range of outdoor candle holders.

Now summer has (more or less) arrived, it’s time to enjoy your garden as much as possible. To make the most of your outdoor space, it is a nice idea to add some garden candlelight, providing an attractive, atmospheric feel.

We have some wonderful candle holders here at Furnish with many designed for outdoor use, including something for every style and budget.

To create some real drama, why not try the Menu Outdoor Oil Lamp by Gifts with Style. Sleek and stylish, these lamps will look great displayed on a table or along a pathway.

For those wanting to add a touch of Eastern design to their outside space, the Large Bamboo Sphere Lantern by My Maison is a great choice, while those looking for something simpler will love the LSA Terrace Storm Lanterns by Red Candy.

And if you want to add some colour to your garden then look no further than the Mini House Tealight Holders Set by Dutch by Design. In five different styles and shades, they look wonderful grouped together as a centrepiece.

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Gift Guide: Father's Day

by Alexandra Thomas on June 01, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite Father's Day gifts

Give your Dad something to treasure this Father’s Day with our round up of great gifts.

With Father’s Day just around the corner – 15th June for those of you who haven’t got it marked in your diary – it’s time to get shopping for your Dad.

We have some great gifts for every type of Dad, even the fussiest ones.

If your Dad loves to cook then this super cool Metamorphosis Cockerel Apron by White Mint is the perfect choice, while this cute yet very stylish I Look Up To You Print by Lifestylebazaar is a great way to tell your Dad how you feel without getting too mushy.

For bookworm Dads, this In My Mind bookend, also by Lifestylebazaar is perfect for keeping his books in check, while if your old man likes some of the good stuff, he’ll adore this elegant LSA Boris Decanter by Red Candy.

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Colour Watch: Hot Pink and Teal

by Alexandra Thomas on May 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some gorgeous hot pink and teal pieces

Be bold and brave with the daring combination of teal and hot pink.

Not for the faint hearted, this week’s colour combination takes its inspiration from bold and beautiful Designers Guild fabrics which started firmly putting colour-phobes in their place many moons ago.

A daring pairing, these striking colours just seem to work together, particularly when teamed with a neutral backdrop. Here at Furnish, we have lots of gorgeous items in these colours from furniture to accessories to really make your scheme pop with colour.

For the brave, a piece of teal furniture will instantly lift your room and we have some great pieces available. This Bedside Teal and Silver Cabinet by Shimu offers just enough Eastern style without being too over the top, while the Vintage Teal Armchair by Alexander and Pearl is a must for retro lovers.

When it comes to this colour combination, it’s important to go for the boldest shade of pink you can bear – that way it really pops against the teal. For a bold bedroom, try adding this Passion Pink Full Length Mirror by The French Bedroom Company or breathe life into a tired, plain wall with this Butterfly Clock in Fuchsia by Red Candy.

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Editors Choice: Garden Goodies

by Alexandra Thomas on May 18, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite garden pieces

Relax in style this summer with our pick of the best garden furniture and accessories.

With summer fast approaching (or is it already here??), it’s time to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your garden. From planters to benches, and hammocks to patio heaters we have a wide selection of gorgeous outdoor furniture and accessories to get your garden looking wonderful.

For simple yet stylish seating, this Wooden Garden Chair by BODIE and FOU is perfect and will only look better with age, while this Black Woven Garden Chair by Out There Interiors looks great and is super comfy.

And if you’re looking for some interesting accessories then how about either this pretty-as-a-picture Painted Ceramic Stool by Shimu or this Handmade Beach Hut Bird Box by Lindleywood which comes in nine colours and can be personalised to suit.

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Colour Watch: Yellow and Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on May 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some gorgeous yellow and grey pieces

Let us show you how to make this classic colour combination work in your home.

Grey and yellow go together like strawberries and cream, and this classic colour combination has had something of a renaissance in recent years, working well in both classic and contemporary schemes.

Whether you opt for pale or bright shades, you’ll create a stunning, timeless scheme using this dramatic palette.

We have some gorgeous yellow and grey items here at Furnish, from furniture to accessories to get you started.

If you’re looking for some striking lighting this Fifty Shades Chandelier by The French Bedroom Company works well in both living spaces and bedrooms, while the Loopy-Lu in Yellow by Loopy-lu will stand out wherever it’s used.

And if you’re looking to update your furniture, this simple yet ever so stylish Sommerville Yellow Linen Armchair by Alexander and Pearl is just waiting to be accessorised with this Skinny Laminx Leaves Cushion Cover in Grey from Design My World.

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Editors Choice: Jugs

by Alexandra Thomas on May 04, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite jugs!

Whether for flowers or cocktails, you’re bound to love our fantastic range of jugs and pitchers.

Often considered to just be practical, jugs can also be beautiful and they’re super versatile.

From displaying freshly cut blooms to mixing decadent cocktails, every home should have a decent stash in varying sizes, colours and materials.

Naturally, we have some gorgeous jugs here at Furnish(!) to suit every budget and style.

Lovers of rich hues will adore this Handmade Mauve Portuguese Glass Jug by JasmineWay which will add a splash of colour to any room, while no cocktail party would be complete without this glamorous LSA Basis Jug by Red Candy.

And if you’re really looking to add some glamour and drama, this striking Shiny Gold Pitcher by Out There Interiors is just the ticket.

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Shop the Trend: Purple

by Alexandra Thomas on April 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite purple home accessories

Give your home a regal feel with our pick of the best purple buys around.

Purple is traditionally associated with royalty but you don’t have to live in a castle or wear a crown to use this fabulous, vibrant colour in your home.

We have a fantastic range of purple products from furniture to accessories to give your scheme a touch of regal chic.

The Lilac Velvet Chair by Lover’s Lounge will add a touch of glamour to the plainest of boudoirs, while the Purple Clara Vase by Gifts with Style is ideal for filling with bold, beautiful blooms.

This intricately designed Handmade Mauve Portuguese Glass Jug by Jasmine Way is perfect for serving everything from fruit juice to delicious, summer cocktails, while the Loopy Lu Purple Pendant Light will add a touch of fun to any room.

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Editors Choice: Door mats

by Alexandra Thomas on April 20, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite door mats

Give your guests a warm welcome with one of our attractive door mats.

Door mats are one of life’s necessities but that doesn’t mean they have to be dull or boring. We have a great range here at Furnish from humorous to pretty, with something to suit everyone and every budget and style.

If you like a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour then the I am not a Doormat by Lifestylebazaar is the perfect choice, while this Zig Zag Doormat by John Lewis adds a striking hit of colour.

Lovers of all things pretty are also catered for with the decorative Rambling Rose Welcome Design Doormat by Fields of Blue while city dwellers will adore the silhouette of the Stockholm Doormat by JasmineWay.

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Editors Choice: Colourful Cushions

by Alexandra Thomas on April 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our gorgeous colourful cushions

Choose one of our vibrant cushions to give your home a lift for the new season.

If you want to give your home a new look without breaking the budget and with minimal fuss, cushions are the perfect solution.

Whether you're looking to breathe life into an old chair or sofa, or simply want to jazz up your bedroom, we have a huge selection available, and here are some of our faves, all full of bright and beautiful colour.

Floral fans will struggle to resist either this fabulous Trippy Granny Cushion by The French Bedroom Company which will add a feminine touch without being too girly, or this Ellen Hand-embroidered Cushion by ALSO Home which combines gorgeous shades of grey and green.

Meanwhile, those looking to create real impact need look no further than the Jan Constantine Red Admiral Cushion by Out There Interiors or the Mosaic pattern pink cushion by JasmineWay, both ideal for adding a striking finishing touch to any room.

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