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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!

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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Gift Guide: Father's Day

by Alexandra Thomas on June 01, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite Father's Day gifts

Give your Dad something to treasure this Father’s Day with our round up of great gifts.

With Father’s Day just around the corner – 15th June for those of you who haven’t got it marked in your diary – it’s time to get shopping for your Dad.

We have some great gifts for every type of Dad, even the fussiest ones.

If your Dad loves to cook then this super cool Metamorphosis Cockerel Apron by White Mint is the perfect choice, while this cute yet very stylish I Look Up To You Print by Lifestylebazaar is a great way to tell your Dad how you feel without getting too mushy.

For bookworm Dads, this In My Mind bookend, also by Lifestylebazaar is perfect for keeping his books in check, while if your old man likes some of the good stuff, he’ll adore this elegant LSA Boris Decanter by Red Candy.

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Garden Trough Dining Table

by Alexandra Thomas on May 28, 2014  |  0 comments
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Garden Trough Dining Table

Get ready for summer with this Garden Trough Dining Table, £315.

Ever since the other half cleared the garden ready for summer (and what an amazing job he did too!) I’ve been on the hunt for some new outdoor furniture.

We have a great range here at Furnish without a naff plastic chair in sight, so there really is something for everyone, whatever style or size your garden is.

My personal favourite is this Garden Trough Dining Table from The Orchard. A simple wooden design which works well in both classic and contemporary settings, the table has a metal trough running down the middle which can be used for anything from planting herbs to keeping drinks cool.

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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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Coloured Spheres Coat Hooks

by Alexandra Thomas on May 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Coloured Spheres Coat Hooks

Clear up your clutter with this Coloured Spheres Coat Hook, £139.

Not having anywhere to store coats downstairs is a constant bug bear of mine. Not least because it means they invariably end up being thrown on the back of a dining room chair.

So I’ve been on hunt for a stylish coat rack and was delighted to come across these Coloured Spheres Coat Hooks by Out There Interiors.

Simple yet ever so effective, this colourful design has plenty of space for everyone’s coats and looks fab when there’s nothing hanging from it too.

Perfect for the hallway, it will also make a welcome addition to the bedroom where extra hanging space is needed.

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Coloured Single Sphere Coat Hooks

This smaller single sphere option is also available in white, blue or green.

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Set of 2 Round Hanging Mirrors

by Alexandra Thomas on May 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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Set of 2 Round Hanging Mirrors

Give your walls a fresh look with this Set of 2 Round Hanging Mirrors, £90.

I’m a little bit obsessed when it comes to mirrors in the home. Not because I’m vain, but because I think they instantly lift a wall and change the way a room looks and feels.

Always on the lookout for ways to transform my bedroom, I’ve decided to create a wall of mirrors in various shapes and sizes, and these Round Hanging Mirrors from Primrose & Plum have just jumped to the top of my wish list.

Elegantly vintage, these simple designs have a bronze-finish metal frame and faux leather hanging strap.

Used together, these mirrors will look great in a living room or hallway, or can be mixed with different styles to create an eclectic mirror wall.

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Grey Felt Upholstered Chair

by Alexandra Thomas on May 19, 2014  |  0 comments
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Grey Felt Upholstered Chair

Cosy up on this stylish Grey Felt Upholstered Chair, £392.

Regular readers will know how much I love chairs – I even used to write a blog about them – and they’re usually the first thing I look for in a shop or on a website.

Sadly, I don’t have room for a new chair but that doesn’t stop me drooling over the gorgeous chairs we have here at Furnish, and this Grey Felt Upholstered Chair by Out There Interiors has particularly caught my eye.

I love the shape of the back and the mid-century influenced legs, but most of all I love the fact it’s been covered in felt, one of my favourite materials.

Perfect for both the living room and bedroom, if the grey is a little too stark for you, then trying brightening it up with a chartreuse or neon pink cushion.

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Editors Choice: Garden Goodies

by Alexandra Thomas on May 18, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite garden pieces

Relax in style this summer with our pick of the best garden furniture and accessories.

With summer fast approaching (or is it already here??), it’s time to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your garden. From planters to benches, and hammocks to patio heaters we have a wide selection of gorgeous outdoor furniture and accessories to get your garden looking wonderful.

For simple yet stylish seating, this Wooden Garden Chair by BODIE and FOU is perfect and will only look better with age, while this Black Woven Garden Chair by Out There Interiors looks great and is super comfy.

And if you’re looking for some interesting accessories then how about either this pretty-as-a-picture Painted Ceramic Stool by Shimu or this Handmade Beach Hut Bird Box by Lindleywood which comes in nine colours and can be personalised to suit.

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Rivet Industrial Metal Sideboard

by Alexandra Thomas on May 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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Rivet Industrial Metal Sideboard

Add some industrial style to your home with this Rivet Industrial Metal Sideboard, £795.

So the industrial trend is still going strong and, while others might be bored with it, I have to say I'm thrilled.

You see I just can’t get enough of factory-style lights and metal-clad furniture, and I adore this trend’s understated yet stylish look.

Which is why this Rivet Industrial Metal Sideboard by Alexander & Pearl has just jumped to the top of my wish list.

Wonderfully stylish, it will create a striking centrepiece in any room while its generous drawers and cupboards are perfect for hiding away a multitude of stuff.

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Grey Covent Garden Alarm Clock

by Alexandra Thomas on May 14, 2014  |  0 comments
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Grey Covent Garden Alarm Clock

Wake up the old fashioned way with this Grey Covent Garden Alarm Clock, £20.

No one likes getting up in the morning but get up we must!

Personally, I’m sick of using my phone as an alarm clock (mostly because of the all-too-handy-but-very-dangerous snooze function) which is why I have decided to go old skool and buy an actual, proper alarm clock.

We have loads of alarm clocks to choose from but I’ve got my heart set on this Grey Covent Garden Alarm Clock by The Orchard.

A beautiful piece, it will look fantastic on my white gloss bedside table and, thanks to its generous bells, make sure I never sleep through a snooze session again.

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One Step Up Bookcase

by Alexandra Thomas on May 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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One Step Up Bookcase

Keep your books in check with this One Step Up Bookcase, £410.

If you’re as obsessed with books as I am, then you’re probably constantly looking for ways to keep them neat and tidy too.

The good news is we have some great bookcases to suit every decor and budget.

My personal new favourite is this Normann Copenhagen One Step Up Bookcase by BODIE and FOU. Crafted from wood with gloss white shelves, this simple yet ever-so stylish bookcase is a flexible storage system that adapts with your needs.

Clever, practical and stylish, this is the perfect bookcase for any room in the home.

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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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Chest of Drawers

by Alexandra Thomas on May 09, 2014  |  0 comments
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Chest of Drawers

Get your stuff sorted with this eclectic Chest of Drawers, £1,100.

My trusty and very bargain-tastic chest of drawers has finally given up the ghost and is no longer fit for purpose.

That means I’m on the hunt for a new chest of drawers, and what fun I’ve been having searching our huge selection, trying to decide whether I stick with a vintage style or dare to go for modern. The list of maybes is growing almost by the hour.

One piece that has jumped to the top of the list for me is this gorgeous and rather simply named Chest of Drawers by ArtStar.

Perfectly blurring the lines between vintage and modern, this design has been crafted from mango wood, with six differently finished drawers which make for an extremely eclectic piece.

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White Porcelain Amphora Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on May 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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White Porcelain Amphora Vase

Create a dramatic flower display with this White Porcelain Amphora Vase, £100.

As regular readers will know, I’m a massive fan of having flowers in the home and always have a fresh bunch or two every week.

Before you think that sounds like an Elton John-esque extravagance, let me reassure you that I only ever opt for in-season flowers as this makes my habit more affordable.

My passion for freshly cut blooms means I’m always on the hunt for new vases and my brand new favourite is this White Porcelain Amphora vase by Out There Interiors.

Perfect for creating a dramatic floral display, this gorgeous vessel (with its striking yellow handle) looks equally good empty.

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