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Copper Angled Floor Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on January 27, 2015  |  0 comments
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Copper Angled Floor Lamp

Keep dark nights at bay with this Copper Angled Floor Lamp, £180.

We might be heading towards spring, but the days are still short, which means it’s essential you have all your lighting needs sorted.

We have a fantastic range of lights and lamps here at Furnish from classic table lamps to contemporary floor lamps, alongside funky chandeliers and pendants.

One of my favourites is this Copper Angled Floor Lamp by The French Bedroom Company. Simple, yet elegant in its design, it will bend and move to suit your needs.

Perfect for the living or bedroom, there’s also a gold version available, so all styles and colours of room are catered for.

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South Downs Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on January 25, 2015  |  0 comments
South Downs Wallpaper (here in Heron Grey)

Refresh your walls with this stylish South Downs Wallpaper, £55.

While I rarely stray from my staple white emulsion, I’ve decided my bedroom needs a makeover and, this time, I’m turning to wallpaper.

After an age working my way through the fab wallpapers here at Furnish, I’ve chosen this South Downs Wallpaper in Heron Grey by BODIE and FOU not least because, on a clear day, I can see the South Downs from my bedroom window.

This graphic print has been created in a soft grey, which is perfect for my grey, white and yellow bedroom, and means I won’t have to faff around changing bed linen and other soft furnishings.

Perfect for living and dining rooms too, this wallpaper is a good choice for wherever you want to create a statement without being overly bold.

(Also available in a gorgeous Sea Grey shade.)

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Trend Watch: Industrial

by Alexandra Thomas on January 25, 2015  |  0 comments
Our favourite industrial-style items

Bring some factory chic to your home with our pick of the best industrial-style products around.

When it comes to interiors, the industrial trend shows no sign of abating.

I, for one, love it! There’s something about bringing bashed-up, factory-style pieces into the home that just works. It shouldn’t but it most definitely does.

From lighting to furniture, accessories to wallpaper, it’s easy to inject this look into your home.

If you work from home, this Brooklyn Finest Industrial Desk With Drawers by Alexander and Pearl is a real statement piece perfect for a home office and, with 3 drawers, it’s practical too.

Lighting is a huge part of this trend, and whether it’s original or reproduction you’re after, there’s an amazing choice available. We like this Small Industrial Pendant in Lacquered Steel by Viva Lagoon. Taking inspiration from mid-century factory lighting, it would look fantastic in the kitchen or dining room.

Finally, what to do with your walls? The answer is splash out on Piet Boon’s Concrete Wallpaper (CON-06 shown here) by BODIE and FOU. It doesn’t come cheap but looks great and is perfect for completing the factory-cum-warehouse look.

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G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa

by Alexandra Thomas on January 22, 2015  |  0 comments
G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa

Add some retro charm with this G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa, from £1,400.

Regular readers will know that I’m utterly obsessed with vintage G Plan furniture, and that moving into a 1970s townhouse a couple of years ago was the perfect excuse to buy as much as I could.

In my opinion, G Plan somewhat lost its way in the design stakes over the past couple of decades, but the good news is archive designs are starting to make a comeback.

A replica of a 1950s sofa, this G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa by John Lewis is such a convincing reproduction, it wouldn’t look out of place in a vintage shop.

Available in a wide range of colours and fabrics I love this Festival Amber shade, which further enhances its retro vibe.

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Rusted Metal Letters

by Alexandra Thomas on January 21, 2015  |  0 comments
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Rusted Metal Letters

Spell it out in style with these Rusted Metal Letters.

Typography has been big news in interiors for quite some time now, and we have a great range of letter-inspired homewares available from art work to wall stickers.

My current favourites are these Rusted Metal Letters by Cachette.

Available in every letter of the alphabet, they are perfect for each room in the home from the hallway to the bathroom. Freestanding or wall hung, these vintage-style letters can be used as family initials, or to spell out words, names or whatever you like.

And best of all, they’ll instantly give your scheme a bold, fresh look.

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Editors Choice: Console Tables

by Alexandra Thomas on January 17, 2015  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite console tables

Keep your hallway tidy with our pick of the best console tables around.

A console table is an essential piece of hallway kit. A place to stash keys, post and other hallway paraphernalia, and here at Furnish we have all shapes and sizes to suit every space and style of home.

Working just as well in the bedroom as in the hallway, this Mirrored Tray Console Table by The French Bedroom Company is both stylish and practical. While those who need to be savvy with space will love this Small Black And Silver Console Table by Out There Interiors which is just 90cm wide and 40cm deep.

Meanwhile, if you prefer an oriental style, we have this Classic Chinese Console Table in Oyster Grey by The Nine Schools or the Asian Contemporary Small Console by Shimu to choose from, both of which should fit the bill perfectly.

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Print Typewriter

by Alexandra Thomas on January 13, 2015  |  0 comments
Print Typewriter

Go romantic with your artwork with this Print Typewriter.

While Valentine’s Day is still quite a while away, it’s never too soon to start planning. I don’t like schmaltzy presents so I’m already on the look out for what to buy the other half.

Given he was a writer for a long time, I’m smitten with this Print Typewriter by Cachette.

Simple, yet ever so elegant, it features an old fashioned typewriter, with the typed message “Hello dear, just needed to tell you I love you”.

A perfect gift for someone who isn’t into all the hearts and flowers stuff, this would also be a great present for a close friend or relative.

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Madaillon Rug

by Alexandra Thomas on January 12, 2015  |  0 comments
Madaillon Rug in Grey Turquoise

Add warmth and pattern to your floors with this Madaillon Rug, from £90.

Rugs are one of my favourite accessories when it comes to the home. Perfect for everything from covering up one too many red wine stains to keeping your floors warm and cosy – they’re also great for adding pattern and texture.

This Madallion Rug (in Grey Turquoise) by Naken Interiors has just made it to the top of my wish list and is absolutely perfect for my living room.

Inspired by traditional Persian designs, it has been given a contemporary twist thanks to its colour palette.

Great for the bedroom and living room, use this rug as the basis for your colour scheme and accesorise with turquoise and grey vases, cushions or throws to bring your look together.

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Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on January 10, 2015  |  0 comments
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Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase

Display early spring blooms beautifully with this Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase, £45.

Regular readers will know that I’m utterly obsessed with having fresh flowers in the home. It’s one of my indulgences that I treat myself to a fresh bunch every week.

To make it affordable, I always opt for flowers which are in season, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the early spring blooms.

To celebrate a new season being on the horizon, I’ve decided to treat myself to a new vase and have fallen for this Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase by Viva Lagoon.

Beautifully sculptural and tapping into the copper trend, this simple yet striking vase will look equally as good empty.

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Our pick of the sales: Lighting

by Lisa Hill on January 10, 2015  |  0 comments
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Our favourite lighting bargains

Super savings in our winter sale with these discounted lights.

Our sale is still on and we have hundreds of lighting items greatly reduced.

If it’s a table lamp you’re after, then how about this stylish Quoizel Laguna Table Lamp by Fields of Blue with its unusual tiled band, or this fun and funky Petit Bouledogue Table Lamp by The French Bedroom Company which is certain to be a talking point in any room.

We have a wide range of pendant lights and chandeliers currently discounted, such as this iconic Jeeves lamp shade by Innermost at Loopy-lu (matching wall lamp and table lamp also available), and this luxurious Diana Glass Teardrop Chandelier (Small) by Alexander and Pearl.

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Lulu Footstool

by Alexandra Thomas on January 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Lulu Footstool and Lulu Scoop Chair in Honeycomb Weave

Have a well-deserved rest with this Lulu Footstool, £179.

Despite not being sure about buying a footstool when I moved into my new home over two years ago, now I wouldn’t be without it.

My fears of not having enough room for it or it making the living room feel too crowded were absolutely unfounded – instead of a hindrance, it’s been a godsend whether for putting my feet up after a hard day to providing extra seating when the house is bursting with guests.

We have all types of of ottomans and footstools here at Furnish, whether you’re looking for classic or contemporary, funky or plain, but my pick is this Lulu Footstool by

Mid-century modern in style and available in a range of fabrics, this simple footstool will fit into almost any scheme.

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Our pick of the sales: Home accessories

by Lisa Hill on January 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Some of our favourite home accessories bargains

More great savings to be had with these gorgeous home accessories.

We have loads of wonderful home accessories to liven up your interior, and all of those shown here are currently offered with some fantastic reductions.

This Newgate Pluto Wall Clock by Red Candy manages to provide both art and functionality with its stylish design, while this Delphine French Mirror by The French Bedroom Company would look great on any wall.

For romantics everywhere this True Amour Cushion, also by The French Bedroom Company will suit all styles of room, while this gorgeous little Edwardian Picture Frame by Out There Interiors is a bargain at only £10.

See all Winter sale - home accessories.

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Our pick of the sales: Furniture

by Lisa Hill on January 03, 2015  |  0 comments
Our furniture pick of the sales

Enjoy great savings in the winter sales with these furniture bargains.

We are currently offering a huge range of discounted items, whether you’re on the lookout for new lighting or accessories to brighten your home, or have been waiting for the sales to buy some much needed (or much wanted!) furniture.

Ideal for modern interiors are both this Manhattan Wood and Iron Bar Stool by Alexander and Pearl and this Dan-Form Easy Chair by Viva Lagoon (available in brown or black leather). Meanwhile, for a romantic look, this Provencal 2-Drawer White Chest by The French Bedroom Company, with its hand finished white paint, fits the bill perfectly.

And for those looking for a brand new dining table, this Drift Dining Table by Tom Schneider Clearance is an absolute bargain. With an ‘end-of-line’ 50% saving, it is a great way to add some of Tom Schneider’s gorgeous curves to your home at an amazing price.

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Side Table Magazine Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on December 31, 2014  |  0 comments
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Side Table Magazine Rack

Store your favourite magazines with this Side Table Magazine Rack, £175.

Because of my job, I read A LOT of interiors magazines. They are always strewn about the place and it drives my other half mad!

So, I’m always on the hunt for ways to keep them neat and tidy. Which is why I was thrilled to come across this Side Table Magazine Rack by Rose & Grey.

Not only does it tick the style box with its 1960s retro looks, but it’s practical too. The fabric sling neatly stores all my magazines while the table is perfect for resting a cuppa on while I read.

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Ombre Faux Fur Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on December 28, 2014  |  0 comments
Ombre Faux Fur Cushion

Spruce up your home with this Ombre Faux Fur Cushion, £25.

If you’re feeling the pinch after Christmas, while a full room or house redecoration might be off the cards, that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your home in different ways.

Accessories are an affordable and easy way to give your space a new look and we have a great range to choose from here at Furnish – from vases and candle holders to rugs and cushions.

If you’re still feeling the chill after the festive season, this Ombre Faux Fur Cushion by John Lewis is just the ticket.

This sumptuous cushion looks a lot more expensive than its £25 price tag and is perfect for adding some subtle colour and texture to your bed, sofa or armchair.

Angel Stool

by Alexandra Thomas on December 10, 2014  |  0 comments
Angel Stool

Add some celestial chic to your home with this Angel Stool, £165.

Stools can be pretty boring, right? I mean, they’re just not nearly as exciting as chairs! (Yes I know I’m a bit biased given I’m a chair addict.) Well that’s what I always thought.

That was until I came across this Angel Stool by Naken Interiors. Designed by addinterior, a Danish interior design house, the stool has been designed to look like an angel with its wings spread out. And while that may sound rather naff, this stool is far from that.

Available in five colours and two sizes, this beautiful and very cleverly-designed stool would look fantastic in any room in the home.

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Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for Cooks

by Alexandra Thomas on December 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Some gorgeous gifts for cooking enthusiasts

Give the chef in your life the perfect gift with one of these fantastic presents.

Whether they bake cakes or cook a mean steak, if you know someone who’s passionate about their food, we have the perfect gift for them.

Bakers will adore this Footed Cake Stand by Solavia, which will let them display their tasty goods in style, while this Loaf Dish by Naken Interiors is designed by Emile Henry and comes in six gorgeous colours.

If you really want to spoil that special cook, this Kenwood kMix Brights Stand Mixer is the perfect choice, while the Wireworks Double Utensil Pot by Viva Lagoon is ideal for keeping all necessary utensils to hand.

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Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for Retro Lovers

by Alexandra Thomas on December 02, 2014  |  0 comments
Some gorgeous gifts for lovers of all things retro

Know someone who loves a blast from the past? Check out these fab retro gifts.

From teapots to cushions and clocks to rugs, we have a fab range of retro goodies sure to make perfect gifts this Christmas.

This striking Dew Drops Cushion by Element Interiors is great for retro lovers who can’t resist a bold print, while this Newgate Bullitt Mantel Alarm Clock by The Orchard would look perfect on a vintage bedside table.

For friends and family who love to talk, this Wild and Wolf 746 Phone by Red Candy is available in six colours and is sure to be a welcome gift, while this funky Lily Rug by Naken Interiors would look amazing on a wooden or tiled floor.

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Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for under £20

by Alexandra Thomas on December 01, 2014  |  0 comments
Some bargain gifts

Grab a bargain with our fantastic range of gifts under £20.

If you’re looking for a stylish bargain for a loved one this Christmas then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve got an amazing selection of gifts under £20 with something for everyone.

Bookworms with a penchant for architecture will love this Angel of the North Bookend by Red Candy while this Word Espresso Set of Four by Design my World is perfect for someone who can’t get going until they’ve had their morning hit of caffeine.

If you know someone who loves a bottle or two of vino, then this Bohemia Crystal Carafe by Solavia is bound to be a welcome gift while this London Man Print by Folly is perfect for quirky art lovers.

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Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for Him

by Alexandra Thomas on November 29, 2014  |  0 comments
Christmas Gifts for Him

Great Christmas gifts for your male family and friends.

Whether it’s for your dad, brother, hubby or grandad, we’ve got a great range of gifts for men here at Furnish this Christmas.

If your special man loves a tipple, he’ll adore these Sagaform Whisky Stones by Red Candy, which will keep his favourite spirit nice and cool, while those who like to burn the midnight oil will adore this super stylish Shakespeare Brass Desk Lamp by Alexander and Pearl.

Meanwhile, if the man in your life is serious about his coffee, these Geometry Espresso Cups by Naken Interiors will definitely hit the spot, while this striking House Handcoloured Etching is an ideal (if rather extravagant) gift for the man about town.

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