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Parlane Beach Hut Hook

by Alexandra Thomas on July 03, 2014  |  0 comments
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Parlane Beach Hut Hook

Add some sea-side style with this Parlane Beach Hut Hook, £8.

Some people love climbing hills, some love skiing, but my passion is being at the beach.

I’m convinced it has something to do with living in Cornwall for three years or perhaps, as a Pisces, I just love to be by the sea. But, no matter whether it’s tropical or wind-ravaged in winter, I’m happiest when I’m at the coast.

Which means I’ve got a bit of a thing for coastal style and nautical touches, and that is why I love this Parlane Beach Hut Hook by John Lewis.

Irresistibly sweet without being too cute, it’s perfect for adding a nautical touch to your kitchen or bathroom.

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Shabby Chic Gold Photo Frame

by Alexandra Thomas on June 30, 2014  |  0 comments
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Shabby Chic Gold Photo Frame

Create a beautiful photo display with this Shabby Chic Gold Photo Frame, £10.95.

All the tips I’ve written over the years about how best to present photos have paid off and, nearly three years after getting married, I’ve finally got round to creating (if I do say so myself) a rather attractive display of wedding pictures in the bedroom.

The trick to making an eclectic display work is to ensure you choose either black and white or colour for all the pictures, and select frames, no matter what the style, in the same or complementary colours.

If you want to create a display of several pictures, this Shabby Chic Gold Photo Frame by Daisy West is a good starting point. Sure to create a real statement, this decorative piece will also work well when teamed with simpler, more contemporary designs.

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Editors Choice: Salad bowls

by Alexandra Thomas on June 29, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our salad bowl favourites

Serve up a delicious feast in one of our gorgeous salad bowls.

While salad eating isn’t completely reserved for the summer months, a lot more of us eat a lot more of it when the weather’s good.

And these days, salads are far more adventurous than a limp leaf of lettuce and some salad cream, so they deserve to be served on something a little more special than a bog standard plate.

Thankfully, our selection of salad bowls is sure to do your creations proud.

Wordsmiths will love the Word Salad Bowl by Naken Interiors, which is simple but fun, while those who like things to be nice and neat will adore this Koziol White Salad Bowl with Servers.

And if you want to make a real statement, this Syrian Silver Salad Bowl is perfect for serving up at a dinner party while the Fusion Salad Bowl from Out There Interiors will add colour and pattern to any mealtime.

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White Enamel Cutlery

by Alexandra Thomas on June 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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White Enamel Cutlery

Transform your dining table with this White Enamel Cutlery, from £9.18.

Being a fanatical cook and loving to entertain, tableware really excites me – it’s sad but true.

So I was thrilled when I came across this gorgeous White Enamel Cutlery by Cachette.

Elegant, simple and something a little bit different to your usual stainless steel, this set has just jumped to the top of my wish list.

Not only will it look great teamed with my vintage teak dining table, but will also work equally well outside with a brightly patterned tablecloth for some decadent al fresco dining.

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Teardrop Glass Lantern

by Alexandra Thomas on June 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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Teardrop Glass Lantern

Create a welcoming glow with this Teardrop Glass Lantern, £8.

With the recent better weather, I’ve been jazzing up my garden and planning lots of outdoor get-togethers to ensure I really make the most of it.

Being a hard working gal, most of these soirees will take place in the evenings so I’ve been on the hunt for some subtle lighting ideas, and this Teardrop Glass Lantern by Primrose & Plum is just the thing.

Simple, yet stylish, these lanterns will give your garden a welcoming glow with minimum fuss. Simply pop a small candle or tea light in and you’re good to go.

I like the idea of lining a group of these on my garden wall but, if you have lots of trees, you could try hanging them from the branches.

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Kasbah Textured Metal Planters

by Alexandra Thomas on June 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Set of 2 Kasbah Textured Metal Planters

Give your garden a stylish look with these Kasbah Textured Metal Planters, £204.

I’m not exactly green fingered but I adore plants and so, rather than growing anything from seed, I tend to cheat and buy ready-potted plants from DIY stores.

Which means I’m always on the hunt for new planters for my garden to add some colour and charm.

We have a great selection here at Furnish but one of my favourites is this Set of 2 Kasbah Textured Metal Planters by Artisanti.

Ideal for use as a planter, they can also be turned upside down and used as a stool for occasional seating.

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Gracewood Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on June 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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Gracewood Wallpaper

Bring your walls to life with this Gracewood Wallpaper, £59.95.

Working from home, I’ve grown a little tired of staring at the white anaglypta wallpaper in my office and have decided it’s high time for a change.

I did think of going for something office-related but as my typewriter-motif wallpaper search proved fruitless (there’s a design concept for someone who can draw better than me), I’ve gone for bold and beautiful.

After collecting tons of samples from our great range of wallpapers, I’ve plumped for this rather glorious Gracewood Wallpaper by Naken Interiors.

Designed by one of my all-time interiors favourites, Ferm Living, Gracewood is a riot of colour and pattern without being too over the top.

Just the right side of retro and with a colour palette to die for, I can’t wait to get this gorgeous wallpaper on my walls.

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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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Geo Mint Bowls

by Alexandra Thomas on June 20, 2014  |  0 comments
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Geo Mint Bowls

Dip in style with these Geo Mint Bowls, £12 for a set of 2.

Summer is here and it’s barbecue time and, because I almost border on OCD when it comes to decanting ready-made dips from their plastic pots, I’m always on the hunt for little bowls.

My sister-in-law bought me some gorgeous ones at Christmas, which has only made me want to add to my collection, and I’ve got my heart set on these Geo Mint Bowls by Artstar.

Featuring an on-trend geometric relief pattern, these gorgeous little bowls have been colour washed with a delicate mint finish.

Sold as a pair, these bargaintastic bowls look far more expensive than their price tag and will be a welcome addition to any summer dining table.

Also available in white.

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Pip Studio Red Birds in Paradise Towels

by Alexandra Thomas on June 18, 2014  |  0 comments
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Pip Studio Red Birds in Paradise Towels

Add a riot of pattern and colour with these Pip Studio Red Birds in Paradise Towels, from £3.50.

New towels offer the perfect way to makeover a bathroom with minimum fuss.

With a great selection of gorgeous towels to choose from in a wide range of shades and patterns, I was hard pushed to choose my favourite.

But choose I did and I even surprised myself. Not usually one to favour pattern and colour (I’m a neutral kinda gal), I have fallen for these Pip Studio Red Birds in Paradise Towels by Amara Living.

A modern take on classic chinoiserie, these sumptuous towels are great for brightening up a neutral bathroom and are sure to impress your guests.

Trend Watch: Copper

by Alexandra Thomas on June 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best copper items

Bring your interior bang up to date with these copper favourites.

Copper is one of the biggest trends in interiors this year and offers an easy way to get your scheme bang on style.

Copper accessories work well in every room in the house, from the bedroom to the kitchen and we have some great copper furniture and accessories to choose from.

Perfect for any well-seasoned traveller or for those who dream of far flung places, this Authentics Copper Globe by Lifestylebazaar is just the ticket, while a sideboard or table will be brought to life with this Copper Bottle Vase by Artstar.

A fantastic addition to any kitchen, this Dime Industrial Copper Lacquered Tall Bar Stool by Alexander and Pearl will look great teamed with a rustic wooden breakfast bar, while this Stars Copper Print Cushion by Naken Interiors is perfect for sprucing up a plain sofa or chair.

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Medium Measure Jug

by Alexandra Thomas on June 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Medium Measure Jug

Give your kitchen a quirky touch with this Medium Measure Jug, £7.

Having recently revamped my bedroom, the next project on the cards is a makeover for the kitchen.

While I can’t quite stretch to new cabinetry, I’m hoping a lick of paint, some new small appliances and a couple of well-chosen kitchen and dining accessories should do the trick.

One of my favourites from our collection of ever-growing “kitchenalia” here at Furnish is this Medium Measure Jug by White Mint.

More for show than actual measuring, this jug is also available in small and large sizes and is perfect for storing utensils or displaying fresh summer blooms.

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Beach Kadai with Tongs

by Alexandra Thomas on June 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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Beach Kadai with Tongs

Enjoy sizzling sausages in the sun with this Beach Kadai with Tongs, £85.

For many people, the arrival of summer is the perfect excuse to get outdoors, fight over the last packet of sausages in the supermarket and get the barbie going.

As well as checking the weather forecast, you need to make sure you have all the essential kit, and I love this Beach Kadai with Tongs by Naken Interiors.

Simple, yet very stylish, it is perfect for a small spread, and sidelines beautifully as a fire pit, ideal for keeping you warm on chilly summer evenings.

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Twinkle Twinkle Print

by Alexandra Thomas on June 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Twinkle Twinkle Print

Add interest to a little one’s room with this Twinkle Twinkle Print, £19.95.

I have a new nephew which is very exciting because the other two are far too big for cuddles anymore.

So I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect present and thought a piece of artwork for the nursery would be a good idea.

We have some gorgeous children’s art and decor items to choose from here at Furnish but my current favourite is this Twinkle Twinkle Print by Folly.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, it features the lyrics to everyone’s favourite nursery rhyme. Perfect for any budding design guru, I love the varying typefaces, which give this print a really special feel.

(Frame not included.)

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Polished Metal Travel Chest on Wheels

by Alexandra Thomas on June 08, 2014  |  0 comments
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Polished Metal Travel Chest on Wheels

Brighten up your storage with this Polished Metal Travel Chest on Wheels, £360.

I’m always on the hunt for clever new storage ideas as I like everything in the home to be neat and tidy.

We have an amazing choice of storage solutions available for every room in the home from bathroom to office, and something to suit every style and budget.

My personal new favourite is this Polished Metal Travel Chest on Wheels by Alexander and Pearl. Reminiscent of travel in bygone days (it reminds me of the trunks wealthy ladies would take on cruises), this striking piece is ideal for the bedroom or living room.

But it’s not just about good looks. With four handy drawers, this clever piece of furniture will keep your stuff in check effortlessly.

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Quick Shop: Outdoor candle holders

by Alexandra Thomas on June 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some gorgeous candle holders perfect for the outdoors

Give your garden a welcoming glow with our range of outdoor candle holders.

Now summer has (more or less) arrived, it’s time to enjoy your garden as much as possible. To make the most of your outdoor space, it is a nice idea to add some garden candlelight, providing an attractive, atmospheric feel.

We have some wonderful candle holders here at Furnish with many designed for outdoor use, including something for every style and budget.

To create some real drama, why not try the Menu Outdoor Oil Lamp by Gifts with Style. Sleek and stylish, these lamps will look great displayed on a table or along a pathway.

For those wanting to add a touch of Eastern design to their outside space, the Large Bamboo Sphere Lantern by My Maison is a great choice, while those looking for something simpler will love the LSA Terrace Storm Lanterns by Red Candy.

And if you want to add some colour to your garden then look no further than the Mini House Tealight Holders Set by Dutch by Design. In five different styles and shades, they look wonderful grouped together as a centrepiece.

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Lily Rug

by Alexandra Thomas on June 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Lily Rug

Refresh your floors with this funky Lily Rug, from £225.

Rugs offer a quick and easy way to breathe life into tired floors whether you’re cosying up wooden boards or want to add interest and colour to a neutral carpet.

We have a multitude of designs to choose from to suit every scheme, style and budget, whether you're looking for bright and bold, soft and fluffy, or something a little more funky.

My current fave is this Lily Rug by Naken Interiors which is definitely funky yet extremely stylish with its gorgeous retro pattern and colours.

Use it in the bedroom, living spaces or even a hallway to give your floors a cool new look.

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  • Lily by Naken Interiors
    Lily by Naken Interiors
    From £225

Caleido Round Picnic Blanket

by Alexandra Thomas on June 06, 2014  |  0 comments
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Caleido Round Picnic Blanket

Picnic in style with this Caleido Round Picnic Blanket, £25.95.

One of my favourite summer pastimes is picnicking in the countryside. While I’m a city girl at heart, there’s nothing I love more than packing up the car with a packed picnic hamper and heading off somewhere pretty and tranquil.

I love this Caleido Round Picnic Blanket by Design My World, which is a riot of colour and pattern, and a great example of this essential piece of picnicking kit.

As well as being stylish, it’s practical too as its waterproof backing means you can picnic in style even when the weather hasn’t been wall-to-wall sunshine.

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Globe Drawer Knobs

by Alexandra Thomas on June 04, 2014  |  0 comments
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Globe Drawer Knobs

Add some jetsetting style to your furniture with these Globe Drawer Knobs, £3.50.

Sometimes all that an out-of-favour piece of furniture needs to get back in your affections is a little makeover.

Painting or lining with wallpaper is an easy way to update a tired chest of drawers, or you could try updating yours by adding some new drawer knobs.

A quick, easy and affordable solution, we have a great selection of drawer and door knobs here at Furnish but I’m smitten with these Globe Drawer Knobs by Graham & Green.

Available in both light and dark colour ways, these miniature globes offer a great way to add some travel chic to your scheme.

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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.

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