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Shop the Trend: Woodland

by Alexandra Thomas on August 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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Our gorgeous woodland themed faves

Bring the outdoors indoors with our selection of woodland inspired goodies.

The woodland theme is set to continue to be a big trend this autumn, so whether you’re looking for the perfect way to update a child’s bedroom or want to add some animal chic to your living room, we have a wide range of products to choose from.

Who can resist the delightful Sass and Belle Harry Hedgehog Cushion from Design 55 for adding some animal magic to a little one’s room, or for something to get all your guests talking how about the striking The Emperor Deer Head Trophy from Oliver Bonas.

Clockwise from top left: Woodland Firelight Drum Shade from Heal’s, £115; The Emperor Deer Head Trophy from Oliver Bonas, £85; Kate Spade – Woodland Park Animal Coasters – Set of Four from Amara Living, £60; Donna Wilson Fox Cushion from John Lewis, £70; Sass and Belle Harry Hedgehog Cushion from Design 55, £29.95; Owl Cushion from Jola Designs, £35.

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Quick Shop: Garden chairs

by Lisa Hill on April 30, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite garden chairs

Laze and enjoy the sun with a selection of our favourite garden chairs.

Finally the sun has decided to show its face, and winter seems to have gone for good. The perfect time for getting out into the garden, mowing the lawn, tidying those borders, and popping in your new plants. And then taking it easy in one of our gorgeous garden chairs.

The Kartell Papyrus Chair from Design 55 offers both comfort and good looks, and comes in a variety of lovely colours, while the Magis Proust Armchair from Found Home Store is a true knockout piece, bringing a touch of decadence to your garden.

Clockwise from top left: Distressed Blue Garden Chair from Out There Interiors, £105; emu Cetra Folding Outdoor Armchair from John Lewis, £170; Kartell Papyrus Chair from Design 55, £193; Cafe Bistro Dining Chair – Grey from Lover’s lounge, £110; Magis Proust Armchair from Found Home Store, £690; Velia White Garden Chair Set (Set of 4) from Fashion for Home, £239.

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Quick Shop: Stylish plates

by Lisa Hill on April 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite stylish plates

Ensure your meals look as good as they taste with our pick of stylish dinnerware.

Whether you’re enjoying a full meal at dinner time, or just sneaking a biscuit or two with your elevenses, food always seems to taste better when served on a gorgeous plate.

The Marimekko Kompotti Round Plate features funky fruit and veg in retro shades, while the Miss Blackbirdy – White Flower Plate (designed by Merel Boers) looks oh so dainty with its pretty floral design, yet is safe in both the dishwasher and microwave.

Clockwise from top left: Kartell Yellow Jelly Plate from Heal’s, £66; Pasha Plate from OKA, £14; Marimekko Kompotti Round Plate from Heal’s, £20; Avoca – Button Side Plate – 8" from Amara Living, £10; Iittala Sarjaton Flat Plate from John Lewis, £15; Miss Blackbirdy – White Flower Plate – 26.5cm from Amara Living, £9.95.

Quick Shop: Egg cups

by Lisa Hill on March 18, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite egg cups

These gorgeous egg cups are sure to be your cup of tea for the perfect Easter gift.

If you’re looking for Easter gifts, but would prefer not to give your loved ones many thousands of calories, then what about one of these gorgeous egg cups.

This Marmite Egg Cup Set from John Lewis contains four fantastic egg cups, all featuring the Marmite branding in wonderful bright colours. Meanwhile, this pretty Miss Blackbirdy – Egg Cup from Amara Living is just perfect for a stylish Easter breakfast.

Clockwise from top left: Miss Blackbirdy – Egg Cup from Amara Living, £3.95; Portmeirion Spring Days Rabbit Egg Cup from John Lewis, £6; Day Birger Et Mikkelsen – Silver Plated Egg Cup from Amara Living, £10; Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Egg Cups Set of Two from Heal’s, £20; Rob Ryan – “Hello Egg” Egg Cup Set from Amara Living, £15; Marmite Egg Cup Set from John Lewis, £13.

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Quick Shop: Mother's Day

by Lisa Hill on March 03, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite gifts for Mother's Day

Show your Mum how much you care with our pick of the best homeware gifts for Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and, if you’re still looking for a gift for your Mum, here’s a great selection, all available from Furnish.

I think the Elad Yifach Thick Gold Braid Photo Frame from Heal’s would go down a treat, especially if you first pop one of your happy family photos into it, and the Voluspa Panjore Lychee 3 Wick Candle from Amara Living is just the prettiest shade of pink.

Meanwhile, if you’re unsure what to get your Mum, the John Lewis Mum Mug tells the world that she’s the best!

Clockwise from top left: Elad Yifach Thick Gold Braid Photo Frame from Heal’s, £100; John Lewis Mum Mug from John Lewis, £8; Hand Embroidered Flower Cushion Cover from Fields of Blue (cushion pad not included), £44.95; Kate Spade – Larabee Dot Bouquet Vase – 8.75" from Amara Living, £100; Voluspa – 3 Wick Candle in Decorative Tin – Panjore Lychee from Amara Living, £23; Menu Jewellery Tree from Gifts with Style, £28.95.

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Quick Shop: Stylish Trays

by Lisa Hill on February 17, 2013  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best stylish trays

Serve your drinks and nibbles in style with a selection of our favourite trays.

If your trays are looking a little jaded, or you simply think your lap deserves a new and funky one, then take your pick from this fab selection of stylish trays.

I particularly love the cute toy cars on the Ella Doran – Gridlock Tray from Amara Living, while the Retro Wooden Tray Botanica from JasmineWay is a floral riot of colour.

Clockwise from top left: Retro Wooden Tray Botanica from JasmineWay, £35; Ella Doran – Gridlock Tray from Amara Living, £25.50; Marimekko Bambi Tray from Heal’s, £24; Ary Trays – Folk Stripe Red Tray from Amara Living, £25.50; Åry Trays Feathers Serving Tray from John Lewis, from £19.95; Alabasta Flower Tray from Design My World, £19.95.

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Quick Shop: Valentine's Day

by Lisa Hill on February 04, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of Valentine's goodies

Keep your loved one happy with our great gifts for Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and, if you’re looking for a special something for that special someone, we have some gorgeous Valentine related homewares for you.

The Love Graphic China Mug from Heal’s is one of the sweetest I’ve ever seen, and the Vera Wang for Wedgwood Love Knots Tealight Holders from John Lewis are simply gorgeous. Meanwhile, if you’re feeling brave, you could always surprise them with the Heart Tea Towel from Red Candy!!!

Clockwise from top left: Heart Tea Towel from Red Candy, £12; Love Word from Graham & Green, £95; Vera Wang for Wedgwood Love Knots Tealight Holders from John Lewis, £35; Loves Secret from The Orchard, £8; Love Graphic China Mug from Heal’s, £9.50; Hand cross stitch on natural linen – Red Heart Design from chocolate creative, £30.

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Quick Shop: Coat Racks

by Lisa Hill on January 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite coat racks

Find the perfect place to hang your winter coat with a selection of our favourite coat racks.

Following on from last week’s pick of the best coat stands, this week we bring you our favourite coat racks and hooks.

With birds represented by both the Umbra Woodpecker Hook and the Flamingo Hooks, retro style provided by the Vintage Multi Coloured Coat Rack, and Limpet Hooks offering a more contemporary look, I reckon we have all bases covered.

Clockwise from top left: Umbra Woodpecker Hook from Red Candy, currently £38.70; Vintage Multi Coloured Coat Rack from Found Home Store, £89; Diamond Design 10 Hook Wallrack from Artisanti, £58; Flamingo Hooks from Rigby & Mac, £19.95 each; Saturnus Multi Door Hanger from Oliver Bonas, £12.50; Limpet Hooks Multicolour, Set of 6 from made.com, £20.

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Quick Shop: Coat Stands

by Lisa Hill on January 21, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite coat stands

Find the perfect hallway home for your winter coats with our pick of the best coat stands.

Almost the whole country has seen snow this week.

My son and I have spent the last few days making a snowman (otherwise known as a snowflump), enjoying sledding races, and having great fun pelting my hubby with snowballs.

All of which have required us to be wrapped up in warm coats, together with woolly hats, scarves and gloves.

To ensure they are not all taken off afterwards and simply dumped on the hall floor means having plenty of coat storage. And here at Furnish we have plenty of coat racks and stands to choose from.

Here is a selection of our favourite coat stands (with coat racks to follow next week).

Clockwise from top left: Loll Tower Coat Stand from Found Home Store, £475; Barley Twist Dark Bronze Coat Stand from Artisanti, £142; Peg Coat Stand Black by Tom Dixon from Heal’s, £350; Iowa Coat Rack from Fashion for Home, £229; Magis Paradise Tree Coat Stand from Found Home Store, £415; Covo Latva Coat Rack from Occa Home, £287.

Quick Shop: Colourful Clocks

by Lisa Hill on January 16, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite colourful clocks

Keep time in vibrant style with these gorgeous colourful clocks.

I am one of the many who have started this year with a hopeful resolution.

Not to give up smoking (managed that over ten years ago), not to get to the gym more often (given up on that one), but to be more organised and to manage my time better.

And I reckon one of these bright and beautiful wall clocks is just what I need to help me achieve my goal.

From the dotty Karlsson Water Lily Multi Coloured Clock from Red Candy to the twisted Lollipop clock from Sonodesign, they are all perfect for a bit of colourful clock watching.

Clockwise from top left: Koziol Silk Clock from Gifts with Style, £32.45; Diamantini & Domeniconi & Small Wall clock from Occa Home, £95; Lollipop clock from Sonodesign, £34.99; Watch Me Wall Clock from Design My World, £35; Diamantini & Domeniconi Arcoiris Cuckoo from John Lewis, £168; Karlsson Water Lily Multi Coloured Clock from Red Candy, currently reduced to £66.42.

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Quick Shop: Pick of the Sales #2

by Lisa Hill on January 07, 2013  |  0 comments
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More great finds from the sales

Enjoy stylish savings with another selection of our fave homewares bargains from the sales.

There are still some great sales offers to be had here on Furnish.

John Lewis has lots of bargains still available, such as this rather cute Playnation Oil and Vinegar Set. Or this Alphabet Letters Wall Canvas is one of many great looking kids homewares currently reduced at Great Little Trading Company.

Clockwise from top left: Laura Red Pitcher from Red Candy, £9; Romany Patchwork Bench from The French Bedroom Company, £320; John Lewis Playnation Oil and Vinegar Set from John Lewis, £12; Alphabet Letters Wall Canvas from Great Little Trading Company, £40; Fonteyn Dressing Table, Walnut and Red from made.com, £399; Day Birger Et Mikkelsen – Tootsie Cushion Cover – Smoke – 40×60cm from Amara Living, £36.

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Quick Shop: Pick of the Sales

by Lisa Hill on December 31, 2012  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best sales finds

Hit the sales from the comfort of your sofa with our pick of the best bargains.

Many of the sellers here on Furnish are offering great discounts at the moment on their gorgeous homewares.

Verty have some super reductions, including this Cube Sheesham Blanket Box, reduced from £299 to £179, and Amara Living has discounts in all categories, including vases, bowls and cushions, such as this beautiful Pip Studio Tiles Cushion, reduced from £49.99 to £39.99.

Clockwise from top left: Samara Table Lamp from John Lewis, £45; Brown Snakeskin Console Table from Furniche, £149; Porcelain Jar Gaudy Dots from JasmineWay, £13.50; Romany Patchwork Small Cube Stool from The French Bedroom Company, £145; Cube Sheesham Blanket Box from Verty furniture, £179; Pip Studio – Tiles Cushion – Denim – 60×60cm from Amara Living, £39.99.

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Quick Shop: Last minute Christmas shopping

by Lisa Hill on December 19, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of fab last minute Christmas finds

It's not too late to pick up some gorgeous, last minute Christmas goodies.

Although there’s less than a week until Christmas, many of the larger stores here on Furnish are still shipping in time for the big day, with some taking orders up until the 21st December.

Here is a great selection of gorgeous gifts and Christmas goodies, all available from suppliers still currently offering delivery by Christmas.

(Please check suppliers’ sites before ordering in case of changes to availability/shipping and for their terms and conditions. Additional delivery costs may apply.)

Clockwise from top left: Philippi Angelo Salt Shaker from Occa Home, £17; Satellite Fruit Bowl from Mocha, £32.99; Menu Raw Diamonds Vase from Gifts with Style, £61.95; True Grace – Christmas Manor Small Bowl Candle – Cinnamon & Orange from Amara Living, £36; Lolita All I Want Christmas Wine Glass from John Lewis, £18; NYC Plate Clock from BODIE and FOU, £34.99.

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Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids Part 2

by Lisa Hill on December 10, 2012  |  0 comments
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More fave Christmas gift ideas for kids

Enjoy yet more wonderful Christmas finds for youngsters with our second Christmas Gift Guide for Kids.

Following on from yesterday’s great selection, today we have yet more fab gift ideas for kids.

The Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion, designed by Quentin Blake and featuring the funky birds from his Cockatoos book will look great in a child’s bedroom or playroom, whilst the Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company carries out its book holding duties beautifully.

Clockwise from top left: Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Woodland Height Chart Sticker from Great Little Trading Company, £20; Onion Bull Terrier Dog Light from Found Home Store, from £70; Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion from Amara Living, £55; Toy School Bus With Wooden Puppets from Design My World, £29.95; The Good Life Red Owl Framed Print from Heal’s, £155.

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Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids Part 1

by Lisa Hill on December 09, 2012  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite Christmas gifts for kids

Find some gorgeous Christmas goodies for your little ones in the first of our Christmas Gift Guides for Kids.

Christmas is primarily a time for children. And buying for children at Christmas primarily means buying toys.

However, here at Furnish we have many gorgeous homey bits and pieces for your children’s room which would make ideal Christmas gifts.

Here are some of our faves, with more to follow tomorrow.

Clockwise from top left: Designers Guild – Little Owl Cushion – Aqua from Amara Living, £35; Fire Engine Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Nextime Colour Guide Clock from Red Candy, £59; Judith Kerr – Mog with Medal Framed Print from John Lewis, £25; FatBoy Junior Beanbag from Found Home Store, £109; Pick Up A Penny Money Box from Design My World, £17.50.

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Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Grandma

by Lisa Hill on December 03, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of great Christmas gifts for Grandma.

Take your pick from these truly gorgeous gifts for Grandmas.

Grandmas are notoriously difficult to buy for. (Well they are in this family!!)

But here at Furnish we have a huge range of beautiful homewares, which even the fussiest granny will love.

If it’s cushions you’re after, the Snurk Granny Cushion White from Heal’s is ever so pretty with its retro crochet design, whilst the Pip Studios Teapot from Folly is one of the many gorgeous tea pots that we have, combining vintage style with contemporary design.

Clockwise from top left: Brissi Betty Round Vase from John Lewis, £38; Decorative Enamel Frame – Purple/Raspberry / Small from Oliver Bonas, £8.50; Pip Studios Teapot from Folly, £32.95; Menu Raw Diamonds Vase from Gifts with Style, £61.95; Snurk Granny Cushion White from Heal’s, £55; Miss Blackbirdy – Sugar Bowl from Amara Living, £8.95.

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Quick Shop: Champagne glasses

by Lisa Hill on November 26, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite champagne glasses.

Raise a toast to our pick of the best champagne glasses.

The festive season is approaching, and what better way to toast Christmas or see in the New Year than with a glass or two of cold, sparkling Champagne.

At Furnish we have loads of champagne flutes to choose from, all perfect for adding a touch of style to your quaffing!

Here is a selection of our faves.

Clockwise from top left: Baroque & Rock Champagne Flute from Red Candy, £6.30 each; Brissi Alba Champagne Flute from John Lewis, £7 each; Culinary Concepts Hammered Champagne Flutes from John Lewis, £54.95 for set of 2; Versace Arabesque Champagne Glass – Amber from Occa Home, £139 each; Melanise Champagne Glasses from OKA, currently £35 for set of 6; LSA Remi Copper Champagne Flute from Heal’s, £15 each.

Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Dad

by Lisa Hill on November 25, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of great Christmas gifts for Dad.

Find inspiration with our pick of the best Christmas gifts for Dads.

I always think that Dads are pretty tricky to buy for. Whilst there’s always socks and slippers, choosing something more interesting can be a bit more of a challenge.

But don’t despair as here at Furnish we have some great gift choices for Dads.

The Paul Smith AddColour Press Coffee Maker from Occa Home is perfect for caffeine lovers who don’t want to scrimp on style, whilst the 45 Record Coasters Set of Four from Heal’s will take them back a decade or two.

The John Lewis Dad Mug, meanwhile, will let them know just how great you think they are.

Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Adler – British Flag Paperweight from Amara Living, £42; Paul Smith AddColour Press Coffee Maker from Occa Home, £179; 45 Record Coasters Set of Four from Heal’s, £12; John Lewis Dad Mug from John Lewis, £8; Lolita Beer Wall Pilsner Glass from John Lewis, £20; La Hacienda Pizza Firepit from Occa Home, £113.50.

Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Mum

by Lisa Hill on November 19, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of great Christmas gifts for Mum.

It'll be happy mothers day all over again, with these wonderful Christmas gifts for Mums.

Mums are the best! (Or so I keep telling my son.) And Christmas is a great time to say thank you with a gorgeous, glamorous gift or two.

The L’Objet – Lorel Gold Plated Round Frame from Amara Living is one of the prettiest small photo frames I’ve ever seen, with a really lovely gold plated vine design and dainty Swarovski crystals.

Meanwhile, the fabulous clocks from Burford Trading have quickly become a firm favourite on Furnish, and I reckon this Butterfly version would go down a treat with Mums across the land.

Clockwise from top left: L’Objet – Lorel Gold Plated Round Frame from Amara Living, £150; Missoni Home Montgomery Throw Pink from Heal’s, £210; Brissi Betty Round Vase from John Lewis, £38; Romany Patchwork Cushion from The French Bedroom Company, £38; Scroll Smoky Mercury Candle Holder from Artisanti, £154; 3D Butterfly Circle no.17 Wall Art Clock from Burford Trading, £20.

Quick Shop: Side tables

by Lisa Hill on November 05, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite side tables.

Look on the bright side with our pick of the best side tables.

Following on from last week’s selection of great looking and super practical nesting tables, this week we have some of our favourite side tables.

The frame of the Trixy Glass Top Nickel Side Table from Alexander and Pearl comes in the shape of a star and is truly stunning, whilst the Pulpo Trio Side Table from Occa Home was a winner of the Interior Innovation Award 2011 and is a fab design with three gorgeous coloured surfaces in powder-coated steel.

Clockwise from top left: Heal’s Montana Lamp Table with 4 Drawers from Heal’s, £595; Trixy Glass Top Nickel Side Table from Alexander and Pearl, from £295; Statement side table from Rocomara, £290; Felix Wooden Sofa Side Table, Low from OKA, £635; Loll S + L Side Tables from Found Home Store, £135; Pulpo Trio Side Table from Occa Home, £212.

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