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Umbra Subway Multi Hook

by Alexandra Thomas on October 20, 2014  |  0 comments
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Umbra Subway Multi Hook

Keep everything neat and tidy with this Umbra Subway Multi Hook, £30.

Regular readers will be aware of my constant struggle to find the right coat stand/hooks for my narrow hallway, and will be delighted to hear I have found just the thing to solve all my storage problems.

And it comes in the shape of this Umbra Subway Multi Hook by Red Candy.

Designed to resemble a subway map (a very simple one at that!), this colourful wall rack has a multitude of handy hooks to hang everything neatly and keep your hallway clutter free.

And it’s also perfect for other rooms in the home from housing towels in the bathroom to jewellery in the bedroom.

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Twist Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on October 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Twist Armchair

Sit back and relax in style with this Twist Armchair, £549.

Of all interiors products, I’ve always been a sucker for chairs – in fact it pains me each time I find a new one because I just don’t have room for any more.

We have a huge selection of armchairs here at Furnish from contemporary to classic and simple to quirky, so there really is something for everyone and every room.

One design that has just made it to the top of my wish list is this Twist Armchair by made.com.

Available in three striking colours, I love this Teal version. Generous, with a definite nod to retro styling, it features a deep wingback and angled legs.

Ideal for both the living room and bedroom (if you’re lucky enough to have the space), this chair is perfect for curling up in with a good book or simply sitting back and relaxing after a hard day at work.

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Citrine Side Table

by Alexandra Thomas on October 14, 2014  |  0 comments
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Citrine Side Table

Add a subtle pop of colour with this Citrine Side Table, £325.

Despite being a fan of neutrals I adore the odd pop of colour, and after years of vowing never to have colourful furniture, I have recently succumbed to the odd piece.

The first was a teal armchair, which I totally love, so I’ve decided it’s time to be a little more adventurous, which is why I’m investing in this gorgeous Citrine Side Table for the bedroom.

Covered in a textured woven fabric, this brightly coloured table has been finished with a row of glamorous studs and comes complete with a handy drawer.

Of course, while it’s perfect as a bedside table, it would also work equally well next to a sofa or armchair on even in a hallway.

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Dixie Circus Chandelier

by Alexandra Thomas on October 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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Dixie Circus Chandelier

Go bright and bold with this striking Dixie Circus Chandelier, £120.

A few years ago, when upcycling became a thing, everyone was at it – some with disastrous results – however some of them got it right and some are still doing it very well.

Such as Mols & Tati-Lois, who have created a striking range of upcycled lighting designs.

My favourite is this Dixie Circus Chandelier, which has been turned into a bold statement piece with the addition of a myriad of vintage fabrics and trimmings.

Perfect for creating a feminine but not too girly boudoir, each one of these striking pieces is a one-off meaning you’re getting a truly original piece.

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Colour watch: Turquoise

by Alexandra Thomas on October 11, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some turquoise favourites

Give your home an instant boost with these turquoise treats.

Turquoise is a particular favourite colour of mine; probably because any time I start a new job or have a big event in my life, my Mum always makes sure I have a piece of it with me. As someone who is superstitious beyond belief, she believes it brings good luck and helps to keep you safe.

Reminiscent of exotic seas, this shade works well in both contemporary and classic interiors. Whether you opt for a pale, eau de nil shade or a darker, almost teal hue, both work well with pink, yellow, grey and white as complementary colours.

We have a great selection of products here at Furnish to inject this colour into your home from lighting and wallpaper to stylish, glass accessories.

If you’re looking to invest in a new lamp to combat the onset of autumnal darker evenings, this Fluoro Fringe Table Lamp in Turquoise by The French Bedroom Company is just the ticket, while this Multi Rug in Sea Blue by Naken Interiors will look striking teamed with white floorboards.

And what could be a better way to display statement autumn blooms than this Normann Copenhagen Swing Vase by Red Candy, which is available is three sizes.

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Mini Moderns Peggy Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on October 06, 2014  |  0 comments
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Peggy Wallpaper in British Lichen by Rose & Grey

Update your walls with this simple Mini Moderns Peggy Wallpaper, £45.

I’ve long been a fan of Mini Moderns, so I was thrilled when they introduced a new wallpaper design to their ever-growing collection.

Peggy, the second design from the Hinterland collection, has been inspired by pegboards (love the name!) and is available in five colourways: Mustard, Snow, Lido, Concrete and, my personal favourite, British Lichen.

Perfect for any room in the home from hallway to bedroom, I really fancy installing this simple, yet ever so effective, wallpaper in my home office to bring the walls to life.

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Editors Choice: Rugs

by Alexandra Thomas on October 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite rugs

Get cosy with our great range of gorgeous rugs.

As we’re now into October, it’s time to start thinking about cosying up your home. Rugs are a perfect way to add some extra comfort to your floors, especially if you have wooden or stone flooring, and are also a great way to inject colour, texture and pattern.

We have a huge range of gorgeous rugs here at Furnish, whether you’re looking for classic or contemporary, and these are just a few of our favourites.

If you’re looking for a really cosy option for the living room or bedroom, this super soft Sheepskin Rug by Out There Interiors definitely ticks all the boxes, while this Wonderland Children’s Rug by Naken Interiors is perfect for a little one’s room.

If you’re after some retro style the Dahlia Rug by Element Interiors is great for adding some bold pattern and colour and comes in four vivid colours, while those looking to add a real style statement will love this Mauve 1p Rug by Out There Interiors which is an oversized replica of a Royal Mail postage stamp.

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Madra Log Storage and Carrier

by Alexandra Thomas on October 01, 2014  |  0 comments
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Madra Log Storage and Carrier

Introduce a contemporary feel to your fireplace with this Madra Log Storage and Carrier, £110.

I know it’s still a little early to be talking about roaring log fires but I’m already looking forward to lighting mine this winter. And I’m looking forward to getting hold of some stylish fireside accessories to sit alongside it.

Which is why I love this Madra Log Storage and Carrier by Naken Interiors. Simple yet stylish, this clever log holder has a removable carrier which means you don’t have to struggle with arms full of logs and easily slips onto its sleek metal stand.

Perfect for a contemporary living room, this piece is both good looking and practical.

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Set of Two Strap Mirrors

by Alexandra Thomas on September 30, 2014  |  0 comments
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Set of Two Strap Mirrors

Inject some industrial style with this Set of Two Strap Mirrors, £75.

Strap mirrors are all the rage at the moment and are perfect for adding some industrial style to the home.

One of my favourites is this Set of Two Strap Mirrors by Alexander and Pearl.

The set consists of two differently sized mirrors each of which have a simple metal frame and understated faux leather hanging strap.

Ideal for every room in the home from the bedroom to hallway, these mirrors look equally great displayed together to turn a plain wall into a room’s focal point or on their own.

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Oak Sofa

by Alexandra Thomas on September 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Oak Sofa

Go sleek and simple with this gorgeous Oak Sofa, £1,400.

Regular readers will know I err on the side of simple when it comes to choosing furniture.

In fact, almost every piece in my home adheres to these three rules; clean lines, no embellishment and, perhaps most importantly, well made and built to last.

Which is why I love retro furniture so much as it’s already been around for ages, and I love imagining who owned it and where it lived before it found its way to me.

However, every now and again a new piece makes its way into the collection and my latest furniture crush is this Oak Sofa by Artstar.

I adore the sleek lines and nod to classic Scandinavian design, and really love the addition of a side table and drawer, which makes this perfect for a hallway.

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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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Magazines Sorting Office Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on September 17, 2014  |  0 comments
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Magazines Sorting Office Rack

Keep your reading matter in check with this Magazines Sorting Office Rack, £25.

The internet is all very well and good, and actually where on earth would we be without it but, for me, there’s still nothing like leafing through the latest issue of my favourite interiors mags.

However, as I insist on keeping almost every one I buy, keeping them neat and tidy can be a bit of a mission. Which is why I was thrilled to come across this Magazines Sorting Office Rack by The Orchard.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this handy wire rack means I can see what magazines I have at a glance but manages to keep them from cluttering up my space. Perfect.

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Punk Rug

by Alexandra Thomas on September 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Punk Rug

Go bold with your floors with this striking Punk Rug, from £150.

Rugs are brilliant because they update a room instantly, add warmth and comfort, and offer a great way to add pattern or colour (or both).

Here at Furnish, we have a fantastic range of rugs to choose from, whether you’re looking for classic or contemporary or anything in between. But the one which has really caught my eye is this Punk Rug by Naken Interiors.

Available in two sizes and three different colour options, it has been designed to resemble spilt paint, and is ideal for those who want to add colour and drama to their floors without incorporating any detailed patterns.

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  • Punk Rug by Naken Interiors
    Punk Rug by Naken Interiors
    From £150

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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Odin Two Seat Sofa

by Alexandra Thomas on September 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Odin Two Seat Sofa

Enjoy some classic style with this Odin Two Seat Sofa, £995.

Graham & Green is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, which is no mean feat in an age when interiors brands fall by the wayside so easily.

Regular perusals of Graham & Green's items on Furnish often leave me “oohing” and “ahhing” and wondering if I can squeeze another chair, cushion or light into my house.

One of my favourite pieces at the moment is this Odin Two Seat Sofa. Naturally I love it because of its button back, retro vibe and beautifully curved arms. But what I really like is how slender it is, making it ideal for use in a bedroom, or even in a hallway next to, for example, a vintage telephone table.

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Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table

by Alexandra Thomas on September 11, 2014  |  0 comments
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Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table

Add some retro charm with this Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table, £220.

I’ve been on the hunt for a new coffee table as our current one, while super useful, just takes up too much space.

Sadly I can’t afford to splash out too much but, luckily for me and my bank balance, I have fallen for this Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table by Alexander and Pearl.

Sleek, understated and with just enough retro style to fit in perfectly with my living room, I love its simple shape and can’t wait to get it in my home.

And if you love this style too, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a matching console and side table available too.

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Let It Go Print

by Alexandra Thomas on September 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Let It Go print

Take a breath and relax with this Let It Go Print, £35.

I’m quite possibly the only person on the planet who hasn’t seen the Disney film Frozen. I am, however, very aware of the Let It Go song, mostly because my goddaughter serenades me with it continually every time I see her.

Which is why I had a little chuckle when I came across this Let It Go Print by BODIE and FOU.

Perfect for encouraging me to let go of all those niggly, annoying irritations in life, I’m installing mine in my home office so when my iMac decides it doesn’t want to reboot or that person who promised they’d get back to me hasn’t, I’ll simply look up, take a deep breath and let it go!

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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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Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters

by Alexandra Thomas on September 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters

Keep your furniture safe with this set of Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters, £18.

Maps continue to be a huge trend in interiors, and we have a whole host of products from wall hangings to furniture, which allow you to embrace this trend in the home.

One of my favourite designs is this set of Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters by The Orchard.

I have never really been a coaster sort of person until I invested in some vintage furniture, but now they’re everywhere in my home for fear of me or someone else damaging my beloved collection.

Perfect for wannabe globe trotters or for those who just want something a little different to the usual run of the mill coaster designs, each one features a copy of a vintage map which will add both interest and colour to your furniture.

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Medina Table

by Alexandra Thomas on September 04, 2014  |  0 comments
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Medina Table

Give your home a touch of the exotic with this Medina Table, £165.

I’m off to Marrakech for a week in October. Yay for me for two reasons; the first being I get a holiday with some autumn sunshine and the second, I have carte blanche from my other half to go wild in the souks.

I’m sure I’ll be bringing back all manner of goodies for the home (and for me!), which means I’ve already become a little obsessed with Moroccan-influenced furniture and accessories.

My latest crush is this Medina Table by Rose & Grey.

With just the right amount of exotic style, this table reminds me of gorgeous fretwork screens, and has been finished in gold for a touch of glamour. Ideal as a bedside table, this stylish piece would also work well next to a sofa or in a hallway.