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The hottest interior design ideas, fab finds for the home and the latest in interiors trends. We're always looking for new finds, designers to feature or anything else lovely for the home, so if you've seen something gorgeous and would like it featured in our interior design magazine, please get in touch!

Ombre Faux Fur Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on December 28, 2014  |  0 comments
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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.

Coloured Pressed Glass Tumblers

by Alexandra Thomas on October 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Coloured Pressed Glass Tumblers

Add gorgeous colour to your dining table with these Coloured Pressed Glass Tumblers, £5 each.

As I have a habit of breaking glasses on a regular basis, I can’t really be trusted with expensive ones. So I thought I was doomed to a life of supermarket cheapies.

But not so after a recent snoop around Primrose & Plum’s gorgeous products, which led me to discover these Coloured Pressed Glass Tumblers.

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Deep Blue Glass Tumbler

Available in three colours, Green, Clear and this gorgeous Deep Blue, these decorative vessels are a bargaintastic £5 each, which means stylish glasses can be mine.

Colour watch: Primary colours

by Alexandra Thomas on June 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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Furnishing with primary colours

With primary colours making a comeback this year, here’s how to inject some brights into your scheme.

Red, blue and yellow, more commonly known as the primary colours, are coming back in a big way.

While neutrals and neons are still around, we have seen a re-emergence of these colours that remind us of, well funnily enough, primary school.

Those who use these bold, beautiful and unapologetic shades fall in two camps; those who embrace them with wanton abandonment as if in homage to Mondrian and those, like me, who prefer subtle pops of colour. Both approaches can work very well.

Here at Furnish, we have a great selection of primary-coloured home interiors to choose from including furniture, accessories and even wallpaper.

The fearless will love this striking, showstopping Pop Yellow Chandelier by The French Bedroom Company which certainly creates a statement wherever it is used, as well as this great looking Bongo Bar Stool in Red by Furniturepod.

Meanwhile, design junkies will be unable to resist this classic Blue Panton Flower Pot Pendant, while those into funky, unusual artwork will love this Juju Hat in Yellow, both by Design My World.

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Arnold Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on June 01, 2014  |  0 comments
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Arnold Pendant Light

Revive your lighting with this Arnold Pendant Light, £49.

While I often write about things I love that we have here on Furnish, I rarely write about things I have bought. So this “Fab Find” kinda changes all that as I’ve recently purchased the rather fabulous Arnold Pendant Light by made.com.

I’d been on the hunt for a new pendant light to go above my dining room table and this striking Arnold light caught my eye. It combines simple white shades with bright red flex to create a simple yet eye-catching and very effective piece.

The perfect addition to my dining space, my Arnold is still in its box waiting for an electrician to come and fit it, but I’ll post a picture as soon as it’s up.

Colour Watch: Hot Pink and Teal

by Alexandra Thomas on May 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some gorgeous hot pink and teal pieces

Be bold and brave with the daring combination of teal and hot pink.

Not for the faint hearted, this week’s colour combination takes its inspiration from bold and beautiful Designers Guild fabrics which started firmly putting colour-phobes in their place many moons ago.

A daring pairing, these striking colours just seem to work together, particularly when teamed with a neutral backdrop. Here at Furnish, we have lots of gorgeous items in these colours from furniture to accessories to really make your scheme pop with colour.

For the brave, a piece of teal furniture will instantly lift your room and we have some great pieces available. This Bedside Teal and Silver Cabinet by Shimu offers just enough Eastern style without being too over the top, while the Vintage Teal Armchair by Alexander and Pearl is a must for retro lovers.

When it comes to this colour combination, it’s important to go for the boldest shade of pink you can bear – that way it really pops against the teal. For a bold bedroom, try adding this Passion Pink Full Length Mirror by The French Bedroom Company or breathe life into a tired, plain wall with this Butterfly Clock in Fuchsia by Red Candy.

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Colour Watch: Yellow and Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on May 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some gorgeous yellow and grey pieces

Let us show you how to make this classic colour combination work in your home.

Grey and yellow go together like strawberries and cream, and this classic colour combination has had something of a renaissance in recent years, working well in both classic and contemporary schemes.

Whether you opt for pale or bright shades, you’ll create a stunning, timeless scheme using this dramatic palette.

We have some gorgeous yellow and grey items here at Furnish, from furniture to accessories to get you started.

If you’re looking for some striking lighting this Fifty Shades Chandelier by The French Bedroom Company works well in both living spaces and bedrooms, while the Loopy-Lu in Yellow by Loopy-lu will stand out wherever it’s used.

And if you’re looking to update your furniture, this simple yet ever so stylish Sommerville Yellow Linen Armchair by Alexander and Pearl is just waiting to be accessorised with this Skinny Laminx Leaves Cushion Cover in Grey from Design My World.

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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
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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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Shop the Trend: Florals

by Alexandra Thomas on April 06, 2014  |  0 comments
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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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Optic White Gloss Desk

by Alexandra Thomas on March 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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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.

Shop the Trend: Monochrome home accessories

by Alexandra Thomas on March 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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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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Metal Storage Trunk

by Alexandra Thomas on February 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Metal Storage Trunk

Get your storage sorted with one of these Metal Storage Trunks, from £99.

Despite having lots of storage space, I also seem to have lots of clutter.

I confess to being a hoarder and have only recently been able to part with copies of the magazine I worked on almost 10 years ago. So a massive clear out is on the cards.

As such I’ve been on the hunt for some stylish storage solutions to make sure I can find everything when I need to.

We have a huge choice available here at Furnish from baskets and boxes to blanket and storage chests.

These Metal Storage Trunks by Bodie and Fou are just the ticket and, as they’re so stylish, you won’t mind them being on show.

Available in two sizes/colours, they’re perfect for every room in the home whether stashing out of season bed linen in the bedroom or ensuring that children’s rooms are kept neat and tidy.

Editors Choice: Table Lamps

by Alexandra Thomas on January 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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Our pick of gorgeous table lamps

Brighten up gloomy evenings with our eclectic pick of table lamps.

We’re longing for spring to arrive here at Furnish, but while the dark, long evenings are still with us, we thought it was a good idea to have a round up of some of our favourite table lamps.

Great for every room in the house, from the bedroom to the study, we have a fabulous selection for every taste.

For those who like their lighting with beautiful curves, you will struggle to beat the Medusa Black Aluminum Desk/Table Lamp by Furniture for Home, while for a desk or a side table the Leitmotiv Barefoot Table Lamp by Dutch by Design is a great choice.

And if you want to add real impact to your hallway or living room, then you need look no further than this cute, kitsch Petit Bouledogue Table Lamp by The French Bedroom Company.

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Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet

by Lisa Hill on January 02, 2014  |  0 comments
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Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet, £599, from John Lewis

Introduce some retro storage with this Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet from John Lewis, £599.

Finding furniture which offers versatile storage combined with an attractive design is always a pleasure. Well here we’ve found just that, and it's from the High Street.

This great looking 2 door/2 drawer Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet from John Lewis offers a combination of subtle colours together with an attractive retro design, and provides a multitude of storage options.

A matching bookcase and larger chest are also available, allowing you to mix and match as required.

Indian Embroidered Summer Pouffe

by Alexandra Thomas on December 31, 2013  |  0 comments
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Indian Embroidered Summer Pouffe, £76, from JasmineWay

Add colour and texture with this Indian Embroidered Summer Pouffe from JasmineWay, reduced to £76.

Summer might still be a long way off, but the dark and dingy days of January offer the perfect excuse to add some colour to your scheme.

Adding bright cushions or an ottoman is a fantastic way to liven up a space, but if you’re looking for something to really cheer up your home, look no further than this Indian Embroidered Summer Pouffe from JasmineWay.

A riot of colour and pattern, this piece has been intricately embroidered and finished with a trimming of bright pom poms.

Perfect to rest your feet on or as an extra seat in your living space, it will also make a welcome and colourful addition to the bedroom.

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Editors Choice: Wall Art

by Alexandra Thomas on December 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of gorgeous prints.

Treat yourself to the perfect print with our fantastic selection of wall art.

Everyone likes to have some artwork in their lives and, here at Furnish, we have some fantastic prints and pictures to decorate your home.

If you like your art a little bit edgy, you'll love this eclectic Defaced Duchess print from The French Bedroom Company while this beautifully sketched Flying Pig Print from Lifestylebazaar will look great in a kid's room.

Meanwhile, if you're more into nature and literature, then you can kill two birds with one stone with this pretty Vintage Style Book Watercolour Butterfly Print from Burford Trading.

(Each of these would also make a perfect gift and many items can still be delivered before Christmas. Check the individual product listings for more information.)

Ercol Windsor Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on November 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Ercol Windsor Armchair Model 204, £450, from Chairs Revived

Invest in a design classic with this Ercol Windsor Armchair Model 204 from Chairs Revived, £450.

Ercol is a national treasure, and owning a piece from this iconic furniture brand is something every self-respecting design aficionado dreams of.

While the company is still very much making furniture, there are plenty of vintage treasures to be found such as this Ercol Windsor Armchair from Chairs Revived.

Lovingly restored, this sleek armchair has been updated with a soft green seat cushion and is available with a vibrant Orla Kiely Multi Stem print scatter cushion to add a touch of colour and reinforce the retro look.

Perfect as a lounge chair in the living room, this unique and iconic piece will also look fabulous in the bedroom.

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Rock and Roll Trash in White

by Alexandra Thomas on November 20, 2013  |  0 comments
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Rock and Roll Trash in White, £95, from The French Bedroom Company

Bin your rubbish beautifully with this Rock and Roll Trash in White from The French Bedroom Company, £95.

Let’s face it – bins aren’t exactly the most glamorous of interiors objects, and are often chosen for their functionality, tending to be practical rather than stylish.

However, here at Furnish we believe you deserve both form and function which is why we’re smitten with this Rock and Roll Trash in White from The French Bedroom Company.

Far from being dull, this classic pedal bin has been brought to life with ornate handles which means that rather than hiding it away, you’ll be proud to have it on display.

Ideal for the bathroom or kitchen, this super stylish refuse collector will also look great in the bedroom or your home office.

Larger black bin also available.

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Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables

by Alexandra Thomas on October 22, 2013  |  0 comments
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Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables, £175, from Graham & Green

Add a subtle splash of colour with this Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables from Graham & Green, £175.

It would appear that I’ve inherited my Mum’s love of occasional tables. Seriously, that woman can’t walk past an antiques shop without popping into buy one, and I seem to be following in her footsteps.

Which is why I’ve rather fallen for this Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables from Graham & Green. Simple, yet ever so stylish, they are made from understated wooden tops and industrial-style, fuchsia powder-coated legs.

Great for use in the living room or bedroom, I’m going to use both in my living room – one for my house phone (yes I know – how novel!) and the other as a side table next to the sofa.

Where would you put yours?

Shop the Trend: Stags

by Alexandra Thomas on September 09, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of accessories featuring stags

Give your home a regal touch with our pick of the best stag homewares.

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few years, you can’t have failed to notice that stags are a massive trend when it comes to interiors.

Everything from cushions to rugs has been embellished with these majestic creatures, while faux stag heads have become the hero product in every interiors collection from high street to designer.

It’s easy to incorporate this look into your home whether you want to go classic or contemporary. Our favourite pieces include the Anorak – Kissing Stags Set of 3 Tins from Amara Living, which brings this quirky look to your kitchen and the Stag Head Coat Hook from OKA which will add a majestic touch to any hallway.

Clockwise from top left: Anorak – Kissing Stags Set of 3 Tins from Amara Living, £14; My Deer Looking Glass from The French Bedroom Company, from £145; Daddy Deer Mug from Oliver Bonas, £7.50; Stag Head Coat Hook from OKA, £35; Handmade cushion on natural fabrics – green deer cameo from Chocolate Creative, £48; Wall Decor Plywood Stag Head Trophy Deer from Design 55, £25.

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