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Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange

by Alexandra Thomas on October 03, 2014  |  0 comments
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Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange

Give your home office a funky touch with this Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange, £437.

As someone who spends a lot of time in their home office, I know how important it is to have a good, supportive and comfortable office chair.

My current one has a habit of spontaneously shrinking to the floor in slow motion which, believe me, is more than a little annoying, so I’ve decided to treat myself to a new one.

And I’ve plumped for this rather striking Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange by Amara Living.

With all the style you’d expect from Kartell and all the usual gizmos you’d expect in an office chair, it’s perfect for adding a contemporary pop of colour.

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Mariner Study Desk

by Alexandra Thomas on September 25, 2014  |  0 comments
Mariner Study Desk

Create a super stylish home office with this Mariner Study Desk, £617.

Getting a home office right can be tricky; on one hand you want to avoid it looking too “officey”, but on the other, you want to ensure you have all the right equipment to make sure you do some work!

We have all sorts of products for making your home office work for you, from chairs and desks to storage and accessories.

A good desk is essential and one of my favourite buys from our collection is this Mariner Study Desk by The Orchard.

Crafted from metal and reclaimed wood from decommissioned boats, this striking desk has plenty of room and boasts three handy drawers to keep your stuff in check and out of sight.

Simply team with a super contemporary chair for an eclectic, non-officey look.

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Block PegBoard

by Alexandra Thomas on September 08, 2014  |  0 comments
Medium Block PegBoard

Make being organised fun with this Medium Block PegBoard, £40.

My latest task at home has been turning the smallest bedroom from a dumping ground for everything from unwanted Christmas presents to un-ironed clothes into a fully functioning home office.

After adding a desk, chair and bookcase, space is somewhat at a premium so I need a super efficient noticeboard to keep track of all those bits of paper that don’t really have a home.

Instead of opting for a traditional corkboard, I’ve decided to go for one of these Medium Block PegBoards in Orange by Red Candy.

Simple yet ever-so useful, the board comes with a selection of pegs which you can use to hang everything from scissors and notepads to calendars and pictures.

Available in a selection of colours and sizes.

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Morph Bookcase Workstation

by Alexandra Thomas on April 11, 2014  |  0 comments
Morph Bookcase Workstation

Turn any room into a home office with this Morph Bookcase Workstation, £399.

While it’s nice to have room for a home office, whether or not you work from home, not everyone has the space.

If you don’t want to give up one of your rooms to house a desk, this Morph Bookcase Workstation by Alexander and Pearl is the perfect solution.

Sleek and stylish, this streamlined workstation can be easily incorporated into a living space or bedroom.

The glossy white finish has been complemented with oak veneer accents and there’s plenty of room to stash your laptop, books and other paraphernalia.

Optic White Gloss Desk

by Alexandra Thomas on March 24, 2014  |  0 comments
Optic White Gloss Desk

Work in style with this Optic White Gloss Desk, £375.18.

If you work from home, like I do much of the time, you’ll know how important it is to have a good desk.

Aside from being far better for working at than balancing a laptop while sitting on the sofa, having a dedicated workspace definitely makes me more efficient and takes away the temptation to have a sneaky peek at Murder She Wrote.

We have a great selection of desks here at Furnish but one of my favourites is this Optic White Gloss Desk by Neofurn.

Sleek and stylish, it has a generous top which is perfect for spreading out, while the elegant curves mean you’ll be pleased to sit at this desk and get on with your work.

Tidy Brush Set

by Alexandra Thomas on December 17, 2013  |  0 comments
Tidy Brush Set, £45, from Lifestylebazaar

Keep your desk neat and tidy with this Tidy Brush Set from Lifestylebazaar, £45.

I don’t know about you but my desk is an utter mess and, as one of my New Year’s resolutions is to start being a little more organised, I’ve decided to start preparing now.

We have a great selection of desk and office accessories available here at Furnish, from stylish in-trays to perfect pots to keep your pens neatly stashed.

Tidy Brush Set

My current favourite is this super cool Tidy Brush Set from Lifestylebazaar.

Consisting of three pieces – a pen pot, card holder and small tray for bits and bobs – each piece is made from solid beech and natural bristles, and have been designed to keep everything from pens and pencils to drawing pins and paper clips neat and tidy.

Walnut Cornell Desk from

by Alexandra Thomas on September 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Walnut Cornell Desk, £279, from

Work in style with this Walnut Cornell Desk from, £279.

If you work from home, you’ll know how convenient laptops are. However, if you’re anything like me, every now and then, you may find yourself getting fed up with balancing one on your knees.

Which is why I’m investing in a desk, so I have somewhere proper to sit and write, without the distractions of working in my living room.

And I’ve got my heart set on this Walnut Cornell Desk from which would be just the thing to turn my spare bedroom into a bijou home office.

Finished in a gorgeous walnut veneer, this desk has a distinctive mid-century modern style and comes complete with a handy drawer and shelf to store all your paraphernalia.

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Oswald Fifties Desk from Graham & Green

by Alexandra Thomas on April 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Oswald Fifties Desk, £875, from Graham & Green

Give your home office a touch of retro chic with this Oswald Fifties Desk from Graham & Green, £875.

You’ll probably think I need to get out more when you read this but, for more years than I care to mention, one of my major interiors dreams has been to own a desk.

Finally, I have the room for one in my spare room and I can’t wait to go shopping.

Top of my list is this Oswald Fifties Desk from Graham & Green which is just the ticket and will fit in with the rest of my home perfectly.

I love the angular design, classic retro style and, best of all, it has three handy drawers, helping (hopefully) to keep my office space neat and tidy.

Blocks Collection from Kukka

by Alexandra Thomas on March 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Blocks Collection, £60, from Kukka

Keep your desk tidy with the Blocks Collection from Kukka, £60.

Hands up if you’re one of those people who claims to know where everything is on your extremely messy desk?

I’ll go first as I definitely fall into that category, and one of my New Year’s resolutions was to be a lot tidier.

However, almost four months in and I have failed miserably to keep my workspace clear of clutter. But that’s all about to change thanks to the Blocks Collection from Kukka.

Crafted from solid beech, the set consists of four simple, yet ever so elegant, containers which are perfect for keeping your desk space neat and tidy (and tidy and neat).

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Magnetic Pig Memo Board from The Metal House

by Alexandra Thomas on March 08, 2013  |  0 comments
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Magnetic Pig Memo Board, £26, from The Metal House

Keep up to date with appointments with this Magnetic Pig Memo Board from The Metal House, £26.

I don’t know about you, but my life seems to get more and more hectic with each passing day.

Birthdays to remember, bills to pay, parties to RSVP to – I don’t know how I’d cope without my trusty memo board.

But why have a plain, boring one when you could have one in the shape of a pig? It seems those peeps at The Metal House agree with the addition of their bright pink Magnetic Pig Memo Board.

At approx 55cm x 30cm, it should be large enough to cater for even the busiest of people so you need never miss an appointment again.

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Mid Century Writing Desk from Artisanti

by Alexandra Thomas on January 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Mid Century Oyster And Archer Coloured Drawer Writing Desk, £454, from Artisanti

Give your home office some mid century charm with this Mid Century Writing Desk from Artisanti, £454.

Since moving into my new home (which is a rather amazing ’70s townhouse) I’ve been buying retro furniture left, right and centre.

The next item on the wish list is a desk for the spare room, mostly so I have somewhere calm and peaceful to work, but also because it gives me an excuse to buy another piece of furniture.

And I think this Mid Century Oyster and Archer Coloured Drawer Writing Desk from Artisanti is just the one.

I love the delicate legs and the two-tone colour scheme, plus the drawers are just generous enough to hide away all my bits and bobs.

Bed Spring Memo Board from Rose & Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on January 19, 2013  |  0 comments
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Bed Spring Memo Board, £65, from Rose & Grey

Add some industrial chic to your home with this Bed Spring Memo Board from Rose & Grey, £65.

When it comes to interiors, trends come and go with every season, but one favourite which seems to be sticking around is the industrial look.

From old factory-style lights to steel storage boxes, the industrial look is a particular favourite of mine.

Which is why I love this Bed Spring Memo Board from Rose & Grey and can’t wait to get it in my kitchen.

And if, like me, you’ve ever bemoaned a lack of space on a memo board, there’s no such worries here as it measures a whopping 1.3 metres, and is perfect for displaying everything from photographs to reminders.

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T2 Squared Golf Notice Board from A White Room

by Lisa Hill on October 02, 2012  |  0 comments
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T2 Squared Golf Notice Board, £42.50, from A White Room

Keep your office organised with the T2 Squared Golf Notice Board from A White Room, £42.50.

I’m not a huge fan of golf but I do love the Ryder Cup, always finding it nerve wracking but full of excitement.

This year’s tournament, however, was unbelievable.

No-one (except team captain José María Olazábal) thought the Europe team stood a chance of coming back to win, but win they did.

So, in their honour, I’ve managed to find a golfing-inspired product to bring you today.

The T2 Squared Golf Notice Board from A White Room is ideal for organising your office bits and pieces, and looks great with its golfing image and eight golf ball magnets.

Quick Shop: Office Accessories

by Lisa Hill on September 10, 2012  |  0 comments
Some of our favourite office accessories

Get yourself organised with our pick of the best office accessories.

As we head towards the end of summer, and the end of the holidays, most people are back at work and for many that means being back in the office.

After being away for the hols, and hopefully coming back refreshed and raring to go, it’s a great opportunity to give your office a bit of a refresh too, and there’s a huge choice of fab office accessories available here at Furnish to help you better manage your working space.

These include the very cute Alessi Dozi Magnetic Paper Clip Holder and the fun Sharpener Desk Tidy, both ideal for helping you get your desk organised, whilst the extremely pretty Phoebe Liberty Print Paperweight will keep your papers under control.

Clockwise from top left: Phoebe Liberty Print Paperweight Liberty London from Liberty, £35; t2 Squared Pebbles Photo Chalk Board from A White Room, £24.99; Alessi Dozi Magnetic Paper Clip Holder from A White Room, £13; Coloured World Map Memo Board from Found Home Store, £54; Sharpener Desk Tidy from Folly, £15.95; Buro Craft Set by Lexon from Gifts with Style, £39.95.

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Brooklyn Industrial Desk with Drawers from Alexander and Pearl

by Alexandra Thomas on June 17, 2012  |  0 comments
Brooklyn Industrial Desk with Drawers, £795, from Alexander and Pearl

Add a touch of industrial style to your home with this Brooklyn Industrial Desk with Drawers from Alexander and Pearl. £795

As regular readers will know, I am a massive fan of the industrial trend that looks like it’s going to stick around for a good time yet.

From reclaimed factory lights to distressed metal shelving units, I love the lot.

And this Brooklyn Industrial Desk with Drawers from Alexander and Pearl is top of my industrial shopping list.

Super stylish, each one is made from reclaimed ship timbers which means no two are completely the same.

As well as being stylish, it’s practical too, with two handy drawers and a large enough top to hold all your paraphernalia.

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Shop the Room: Contemporary Home Office

by Sarah Green on March 26, 2012  |  0 comments
Our pick of the best Contemporary Home Office furnishings

Give your office an up to date makeover, with our pick of furnishings for a contemporary office.

Store away the leather bound books and fusty furniture and embrace modern style with these fabulously contemporary accessories.

The Metal Desk Tidy from Graham & Green gives a chic and urban vibe to any desk top and is great for keeping correspondence safe; while the Umbra Talk White Memo Board from Heal’s makes sure you’ll never forget important meetings again.

(Clockwise from top) Greenwich Black Leather Swivel Chair from Fashion for Home, £479, Giant Glass Paperweight from OKA, £55, Metal Desk Tidy from Graham & Green, £47, Anglepoise Type 75S Desk Lamp Aluminium from Heal’s, £112, Desk from Habitat, £850, Umbra Talk White Memo board from Heal’s, £32.50.

Shop The Room: Home Office

by Aimie Longhorn on February 09, 2012  |  0 comments
Our range of trendy Office pieces

Spruce up your office space with some funky new furniture and accessories

If your home office is more doom and gloom than refreshingly inspiring, it might be time for a change and what better way then to revamp your study space with some stylishly colourful pieces.

Opt for retro trend with furniture such as the stylish Frag Canouan Chair, from A White Room. Perfect for injecting a bit of colour and great to team against other office brights such as the trendy Gubi Shelving Unit.

We guarantee your study space will never be dull again!

Odyssey Writing Desk, £595, from Graham & Green, Frag Canouan 4 Spoke Chair With Castors, £785, from A White Room, Original BTC London Spun Aluminum Desk Lamp, £373, from Heal’s, Gubi Dedal Shelving Unit, £210, from A White Room, Loyd Three Drawer Filing Cabinet, £325, from John Lewis, Pli Letter holder, £22, from Lifestyle Bazaar.

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Rustic Wooden Office Wall Sign from Primrose & Plum

by Alexandra Thomas on January 23, 2012  |  0 comments
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Rustic Wooden Office Wall Sign, £24.50, from Primrose & Plum

Define your workspace with this Rustic Wooden Office Wall Sign from Prmrose & Plum. £24.50

As someone who has worked from home, I know how tricky it is to stay focused.

You sit at your laptop with every intention of getting that important piece of work finished and all of a sudden you glance down at the washing basket do some washing and hunt for that missing top. Wander into the kitchen and you see the hob needs cleaning.

You get my drift, before you know it three hours have gone past and that important piece of work still hasn’t been done.

This Rustic Wooden Office Wall Sign from Primrose & Plum is not only rather stylish but it will help define your work space.

After all, what will make sure you get that work done more than a sign that reads OFFICE?

Keepsake Box Files from Primrose & Plum

by Alexandra Thomas on December 29, 2011  |  0 comments
Keepsake Box Files, £22, from Primrose & Plum

Keep treasured cards and notes safe with one of these Keepsake Box Files from Primrose & Plum. £22

I don’t know about you but as a self-confessed hoarder, I love to keep special cards and letters people give me.

I have all my 30th birthday cards, every single card my husband has ever given me and amongst other the letter my big sister wrote to me at university, explaining, wait for it, that she’d just been shown how to use email.

Moving swiftly on before someone is clever enough to work out just how old that last statement makes me, the problem is I’m fast running out of space to stash these precious pieces of correspondence.

The solution is these super pretty Keepsake Box Files from Primrose & Plum.

Prettily decorated, the files also have a ribbon to keep your most treasured letters and cards safe and prevent your drawers becoming over-stuffed.

Quick Shop: Waste paper bins

by Sarah Green on October 29, 2011  |  0 comments
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Our pick of waste paper bins.

Be good to the environment and recycle your paper with a stylish waste paper bin.

The waste paper bin is generally seen as a very basic accessory and one of life’s necessities, however that doesn’t mean it needs to look basic.
Furnish has a great selection of waste paper bins in all colours, shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style.

The Faux book library waste paper bin from Pavilion Broadway is great for the bookworms and those with traditional taste.
But if you’re looking for something a little more funky, the Essy red bin bin paper bin from Red Candy is great for adding a splash of colour.

So try a bin that’s a little different than your usual, wicker cheapie and go for something that doesn’t have to be hidden away.

(Clockwise from Top) Essey red bin bin paper bin, from Red Candy £42, Wire waste paper bin, from Summerill & Bishop £23.50, Faux book library waste paper bin, from Pavilion Broadway £85, Sanganeeri wastepaper bin, from OKA £49, Crown wastepaper bin, from OKA £49, Recycled newspaper wastepaper bin, from John Lewis £10.

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