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Patchwork Pink Floor Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on April 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Patchwork Pink Floor Cushion

Add some colour and pattern with this Patchwork Pink Floor Cushion, £75.

I find it hard to resist a cushion, whether it’s one I’ve made myself or a bought one, so much so that you can hardly move in my home for them.

As well as being decorative, I like my cushions to be practical and luckily we have some great floor cushions here at Furnish to suit every style and budget. Ideal to use as extra seating for unexpected guests, in the garden or even on picnics, a floor cushion will soon pay for itself.

I particularly love this Patchwork Floor Cushion by JasmineWay which features a gorgeous design and intricate embroidery, and comes in 5 vibrant colours.

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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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Black Matte Geometric Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on April 18, 2014  |  0 comments
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Black Matte Geometric Vase

Introduce some angular style with this Black Matte Geometric Vase, from £27.

Geometrics are big news when it comes to interiors this year with everything from cushions to wallpaper being given the angular treatment.

If you’re not a fan of prints and are looking for a subtle way to inject some geometric style into your scheme, this Black Matte Geometric Vase by BODIE and FOU is ideal.

Available in two sizes, these black vessels look great full of brightly coloured blooms and work equally well empty.

Use one or two to create a simple yet striking centrepiece; or use a combination of the two sizes on a sideboard or wall shelf to create an interesting display.

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Copper and Marble Table Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on April 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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Copper and Marble Table Lamp

Add some metallic glamour with this Copper and Marble Table Lamp, £145.

Metallics are big news this season and using them subtly is the perfect way to add some understated glamour.

We have all sorts of fantastic metallic pieces here at Furnish in a range of finishes from classic gold to on-trend bronze.

My favourite piece is this Copper and Marble Table Lamp by Alexander and Pearl. Ideal for adding a touch of contemporary elegance, this simple yet ever-so stylish lamp has a tasteful marble base and rose gold shade.

Perfect for the bedroom, this lamp will also work equally well in a living room or hallway.

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Editors Choice: Colourful Cushions

by Alexandra Thomas on April 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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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Beach Ball Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on April 09, 2014  |  0 comments
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Beach Ball Pendant Light

Add some fun with this Beach Ball Pendant Light, £90.

Having lived by the sea for a few years, I can’t resist a bit of nautical style. However, rather than subtle hints such as driftwood, boats and shells I prefer my memories of living beside the sea to be a little bolder.

Which is why I love this Beach Ball Pendant Light by Lifestylebazaar. Bright and bold, this striking lamp is the perfect choice for a little one’s room, and would work equally well in a modern, bright kitchen or bathroom.

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Exclusive: 15% off Tom Schneider furniture

by Lisa Hill on April 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Swirl Side Table by Tom Schneider

Plus an extra 5% off your first purchase. Offer ends on 30th April.

Tom Schneider is offering Furnish customers 15% off its range of gorgeous furniture until the end of April 2014 only. This is in addition to the 5% discount available on Tom Schneider items on your first Furnish order.

Each collection is made by hand in the UK by a team of skilled craftsmen using modern methods with established techniques. Materials are sculpted into Tom’s signature elegant curves and flowing lines, such as this striking Swirl Side Table.

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Shop the Trend: Florals

by Alexandra Thomas on April 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Pick your faves from these floral goodies

It's time to bring the outside in with these gorgeous floral home accessories.

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to blow away the cobwebs and inject some floral style into the home. And we have a fantastic mix just perfect for bringing the outside in.

Our floral pieces are great for instantly cheering up any interior and will give your home a much needed touch of spring.

For those who want to add pattern and colour to a sofa or chair, this Gypsy Blue Cushion by Artstar is super funky and the perfect choice. Meanwhile those who want to introduce some subtle lighting to their hallway or living area will love this Floral Tea Caddy Lamp by Shimu.

And if you really want to create maximum impact, how about this Romany Love Seat by The French Bedroom Company.

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Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant

by Alexandra Thomas on April 04, 2014  |  0 comments
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Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant

Enjoy some industrial style with this Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant, £35.

Changing your lighting is a quick and easy way to update your scheme and, with this in mind, I’ve been on the hunt for some new lighting for my hallway.

So I was thrilled to come across this Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant by the virtual treasure trove which is Alexander and Pearl.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this cage pendant lamp is perfect for tapping into the industrial trend.

Perfect for creating a focal point in a dining room, try using these stylish pendants in clusters of three or five, or hang several in a row over your dining table for maximum impact.

Also available in gold.

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Really Simple Clock

by Alexandra Thomas on April 02, 2014  |  0 comments
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Really Simple Clock

Keep right on time with this Really Simple Clock, £69.

So, the clocks have now gone back and I’m thrilled.

I guess I’m not alone in being totally fed up with the dark mornings and short days, and to celebrate the arrival of springtime, I’ve decided to treat myself to a new clock for my sideboard.

We have a great range to choose from here at Furnish, whether you’re looking for a wall or a mantel clock, with something for everyone’s style and budget.

I have opted for this Really Simple Clock by Lifestylebazaar which is great for adding a touch of contemporary elegance.

This understated clock has been crafted from beech wood and aluminium and is sure to become the focal point of any room.

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Good Bad Letter Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on April 01, 2014  |  0 comments
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Good Bad Letter Rack

Keep your post sorted with this Good Bad Letter Rack, £43.

Without room for a console table in my hallway, post often just gets dumped on the stairs by the first person to get home. And, as such, we’re always scrambling around trying to understand why we can’t find the water bill or those little “Sorry you were out” delivery cards.

Which is why I’m thrilled to have come across this Good Bad Letter Rack by JasmineWay.

It comprises two letter racks, one for good post and one for bad, meaning you can keep the good news separated from bad in a flash.

And being wall mountable, they’re the perfect option for those who, like me, are short on space.

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Editors Choice: Vases

by Alexandra Thomas on March 30, 2014  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite vases

Display your favourite springtime blooms with these gorgeous vases.

Spring has finally arrived and, here at Furnish HQ, we couldn’t be happier!

Not least because it gives us the perfect excuse to splash out on a new vase or two to display the first blooms of spring.

We’ve got something for everyone with our eclectic mix of vases, so there’s no excuse not to bring some of the outside indoors.

Those who love a feminine, floral touch will adore the Flower Vase Magnolia by JasmineWay, whilst fans of geometric shapes may prefer the Green Chunky Vase by Artstar.

Meanwhile, one of our favourite designs is this Hanging Stem Bottle Vase by The Orchard which looks great when used to hold a single bloom and displayed in a cluster.

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Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on March 26, 2014  |  0 comments
Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair

Sit back and relax with this Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair, £497.

Regular readers will know that I struggle to resist an armchair or two; so much so that I’m running out of space and the other half has enforced a ban on me buying any more chairs.

Which is a real shame as I’ve only recently come across this fab Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair by Lover’s lounge.

This retro-style piece definitely gives a nod to late Art Deco style while the combination of antiqued brown leather and the sparkling stainless steel frame will make a it a real focal point in any room.

Ideal for the living room, this super stylish chair will also add a touch of style to a bedroom.

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Shop the Trend: Monochrome home accessories

by Alexandra Thomas on March 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Some favourite monochrome accessories

This combo never dates so embrace these black and white favourites.

Just as in fashion, there’s always a place for monochrome within the home. Whether you opt for a stylish graphic rug or simple soft furnishings, this colour pairing doesn’t date and suits both contemporary and classic schemes.

To create a real style statement in your living room, this BLGAB04 Cowhide Rug by London Cows is the perfect piece while this Diamantini Star Clock by Red Candy is guaranteed to add interest to the plainest of walls.

Meanwhile, if graphic prints are your thing, then you’ll love this Bridget Riley-inspired Black Dots Spiral Print which comes courtesy of those clever folk at Duffy London and the stylish Swarm Cushion by Adam Slade by The French Bedroom Company which will add a touch of monochrome glamour to any sofa or chair.

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Karlsson Lotus Flower Wall Clock

by Alexandra Thomas on March 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Karlsson Lotus Flower Wall Clock

Keep time beautifully with this Karlsson Lotus Flower Wall Clock, currently £48.

You may have noticed the evenings are slowly getting lighter which means, thank goodness, that spring is on its way. Also, it's only one more week until the the clocks go forward which is absolutely one of my favourite days of the year.

And what better way to celebrate the start of those longer days than by treating yourself to a new clock?

We have some stunning wall clocks here at Furnish, but the one that really gets my vote is this Karlsson Lotus Flower Clock by Red Candy.

Simple yet striking, this gorgeously retro design is perfect for sprucing up a plain wall in any room from hallway to bedroom.

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Authentics Copper Globe

by Alexandra Thomas on March 19, 2014  |  0 comments
Authentics Copper Globe

Visit the world from your living room with this Authentics Copper Globe from Lifestylebazaar, £62.

I’ve always had a thing about globes and this obsession stems from being a little girl when I was bought one for Christmas. I would spend hours spinning it with my eyes closed, picking out a mystery destination and promising myself I would visit one day.

While I’m slowly ticking all the locations off the list, I certainly haven’t seen them all which is why I’ve decided I once again need a globe in my home.

This Authentics Copper Globe by Lifestylebazaar is the perfect design. As well as adding a retro touch, the copper finish is bang on trend for this season.

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Editors Choice: Tea Towels

by Alexandra Thomas on March 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite tea towels

Make washing up more fun with our selection of super cool tea towels.

No one likes doing the washing up – that’s a fact of life – but you can make it a little more interesting with the addition of a funky tea towel or two.

We’ve picked our favourites here at Furnish which are guaranteed to add a splash of colour to brighten up any kitchen.

For those who want a touch of retro kitsch, this set of two Fifties Housewife Tea Towels by The French Bedroom Company is just the ticket, and this friendly Tea Towel by Artstar is sure to raise a smile.

Meanwhile, no kitchen would be complete without a graphic print tea towel which is why we love this Orla Tea Towel by Design My World.

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Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat

by Alexandra Thomas on March 14, 2014  |  0 comments
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Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat

Give your hallway a hit of colour with this Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat, £47.95.

They say first impressions count which is why it’s essential your hallway looks its best.

We have a great selection of hall accessories to choose from here at Furnish from storage–savvy console tables and coat racks to elegant lighting and mirrors.

But what every hallway needs is a fantastic door mat. We have all sorts from floral to quirky designs, guaranteed to give your home a welcoming feel.

My favourite is this Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat by John Lewis which is sure to bring a smile to all your visitor’ faces with its spotty welcome.

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Editors Choice: Clocks

by Alexandra Thomas on March 09, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite wall clocks and mantel clocks.

Celebrate the advent of spring with one of our fantastic clocks.

March has arrived which can only mean one thing - spring is on the way!

After one of the gloomiest and wettest winters ever, here at Furnish HQ, we can’t wait for brighter mornings and longer days. And as the clocks go forward on the 30th March, what could be a better way to celebrate than with a fabulous new timepiece?

We have a huge range of clocks from sleek and simple mantel clocks to intricate wall clocks meaning there’s something for everyone.

This Candy Striped Clock by Burford Trading will add a splash of colour and pattern wherever you hang it while the Newgate Bullitt Mantel Alarm Clock by The Orchard introduces a wonderfully retro feel to your bedroom.

And if you’re looking for something a little more modern, this Lexon Safe Bamboo Digital Wall Clock by Gifts with Style provides a versatile option, as it can be used either as a table clock or hung on the wall.

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Glass Teardrop Posy Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on March 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Glass Teardrop Posy Vase

Get ready for spring with this Glass Teardrop Posy Vase, only £2.

While it might not seem like it at the moment, before we know it, spring will be on its way. One of my favourite seasons, I can never wait to get some seasonal blooms displayed in my home.

At the moment, daffodils are in abundance but I love hyacinths and irises and I’m always on the hunt for new ways to display them.

We have some gorgeous vases here at Furnish but I really love this Glass Teardrop Posy Vase by The Orchard.

Simple in design, yet ever-so chic, these little glass vases are perfect for creating tiny floral masterpieces. Complete with a simple metal loop, the vases can be hung in groups from mantelpieces or bed posts, or used as free-standing miniature vases to create a stylish dining table.

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