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Mismatched Plates

by Alexandra Thomas on September 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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Mismatched Plates

Add some pattern and colour with these Mismatched Plates, £62.

I can only imagine that my obsession with displaying plates is due to my parents always hanging decorative wall plates in our living room when I was growing up.

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a collection of plates for one of my living room walls, so was thrilled to come across this set of Mismatched Plates by Rose & Grey.

Comprising four plates, each with a different design, this set looks fantastic displayed together and will instantly add pattern and colour to any plain wall.

Try using them to jazz up your living room or kitchen or you could, of course, always use them on your dining table as intended!

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Punk Rug

by Alexandra Thomas on September 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Punk Rug

Go bold with your floors with this striking Punk Rug, from £150.

Rugs are brilliant because they update a room instantly, add warmth and comfort, and offer a great way to add pattern or colour (or both).

Here at Furnish, we have a fantastic range of rugs to choose from, whether you’re looking for classic or contemporary or anything in between. But the one which has really caught my eye is this Punk Rug by Naken Interiors.

Available in two sizes and three different colour options, it has been designed to resemble spilt paint, and is ideal for those who want to add colour and drama to their floors without incorporating any detailed patterns.

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  • Punk Rug by Naken Interiors
    Punk Rug by Naken Interiors
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Colour watch: Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on September 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some grey faves

Incorporate cool and stylish grey into your home with these fabulous buys.

I’m a little bit biased when it comes to grey; it is one of my favourite colours and features heavily in my own home.

Far from being dreary, grey is sophisticated and dramatic and, contrary to popular belief, can also add warmth to a room. Finding the right grey for you is all down to what sort of light you have and personal preference, so make sure you do your research before choosing your perfect shade.

Grey also works well with a multitude of other colours but looks particularly great with pink, turquoise, yellow and of course white.

If you’re a little unsure about grey as the main colour in your scheme, accessories are a great way to introduce this colour in small doses. We love the Large Hexa Cool Grey Ceramic Vase by White Mint. Available in two sizes, this simple yet striking vase will work well on either a sideboard or dining room table.

If you want to create a statement without committing to wallpaper, flooring or paint, this Dark Grey Sofa by Artstar is the ideal choice for both contemporary and classic schemes, and will look great teamed with brightly coloured scatter cushions.

However, if you’re feeling a little bolder, why not opt for this striking and on-trend Spear Wallpaper in Grey by Naken Interiors which incorporates varying shades of grey into its design and will add instant impact to any room.

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Odin Two Seat Sofa

by Alexandra Thomas on September 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Odin Two Seat Sofa

Enjoy some classic style with this Odin Two Seat Sofa, £995.

Graham & Green is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, which is no mean feat in an age when interiors brands fall by the wayside so easily.

Regular perusals of Graham & Green's items on Furnish often leave me “oohing” and “ahhing” and wondering if I can squeeze another chair, cushion or light into my house.

One of my favourite pieces at the moment is this Odin Two Seat Sofa. Naturally I love it because of its button back, retro vibe and beautifully curved arms. But what I really like is how slender it is, making it ideal for use in a bedroom, or even in a hallway next to, for example, a vintage telephone table.

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Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table

by Alexandra Thomas on September 11, 2014  |  0 comments
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Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table

Add some retro charm with this Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table, £220.

I’ve been on the hunt for a new coffee table as our current one, while super useful, just takes up too much space.

Sadly I can’t afford to splash out too much but, luckily for me and my bank balance, I have fallen for this Vintage Triangle Walnut Coffee Table by Alexander and Pearl.

Sleek, understated and with just enough retro style to fit in perfectly with my living room, I love its simple shape and can’t wait to get it in my home.

And if you love this style too, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a matching console and side table available too.

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Let It Go Print

by Alexandra Thomas on September 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Let It Go print

Take a breath and relax with this Let It Go Print, £35.

I’m quite possibly the only person on the planet who hasn’t seen the Disney film Frozen. I am, however, very aware of the Let It Go song, mostly because my goddaughter serenades me with it continually every time I see her.

Which is why I had a little chuckle when I came across this Let It Go Print by BODIE and FOU.

Perfect for encouraging me to let go of all those niggly, annoying irritations in life, I’m installing mine in my home office so when my iMac decides it doesn’t want to reboot or that person who promised they’d get back to me hasn’t, I’ll simply look up, take a deep breath and let it go!

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Block PegBoard

by Alexandra Thomas on September 08, 2014  |  0 comments
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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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Editors Choice: Throws

by Alexandra Thomas on September 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite throws

Cosy up on chilly summer evenings with one of our gorgeous throws.

I’m one of those people who eke every little bit out of summer. If it’s sunny, I’ll sunbathe, if it's even mildly warm, I’ll whack on the fan and have a cool drink, and I still spend evenings in the garden even when it’s not nearly warm enough.

But to avoid goose pimples and little blue toes I always have a throw to hand for when the nights get a little chilly.

If you’re like me, you’ll be glad to hear we have a great selection of throws here at Furnish, perfect for making the most of every last little bit of summer.

Ideal for cosying up in the garden or on the beach, this All Wool Throw by Fields of Blue features an array of colours and also doubles up nicely as a picnic blanket.

Colour fans will adore this luxurious Diamond Wool Bed Throw in Indigo and Burnt Orange by Naken Interiors, while those who like to keep it simple can’t fail to be charmed by this Ruffle Ruched Grey Bedspread by The French Bedroom Company with its subtle calming colour and matching cushion.

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Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters

by Alexandra Thomas on September 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters

Keep your furniture safe with this set of Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters, £18.

Maps continue to be a huge trend in interiors, and we have a whole host of products from wall hangings to furniture, which allow you to embrace this trend in the home.

One of my favourite designs is this set of Vintage World Map Ceramic Coasters by The Orchard.

I have never really been a coaster sort of person until I invested in some vintage furniture, but now they’re everywhere in my home for fear of me or someone else damaging my beloved collection.

Perfect for wannabe globe trotters or for those who just want something a little different to the usual run of the mill coaster designs, each one features a copy of a vintage map which will add both interest and colour to your furniture.

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Medina Table

by Alexandra Thomas on September 04, 2014  |  0 comments
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Medina Table

Give your home a touch of the exotic with this Medina Table, £165.

I’m off to Marrakech for a week in October. Yay for me for two reasons; the first being I get a holiday with some autumn sunshine and the second, I have carte blanche from my other half to go wild in the souks.

I’m sure I’ll be bringing back all manner of goodies for the home (and for me!), which means I’ve already become a little obsessed with Moroccan-influenced furniture and accessories.

My latest crush is this Medina Table by Rose & Grey.

With just the right amount of exotic style, this table reminds me of gorgeous fretwork screens, and has been finished in gold for a touch of glamour. Ideal as a bedside table, this stylish piece would also work well next to a sofa or in a hallway.

Antique Grey Frames

by Alexandra Thomas on August 29, 2014  |  0 comments
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Antique Grey Frames

Create a stylish display with these Antique Grey Frames, from £9.95 each.

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to display photos and keepsakes such as ticket stubs, theatre and gig tickets, which is why I was thrilled to come across these Antique Grey Frames by Rose & Grey.

Simple, yet ever so elegant, these frames offer a stylish and unique way of displaying precious photographs.

Available in landscape and portrait versions in large and small sizes, they allow you to create an attractive, eclectic display.

Try displaying in a row to add instant style to a hallway or in a random fashion to create a real style statement on any wall.

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Set of Bugatti Sintesi Cutlery

by Alexandra Thomas on August 27, 2014  |  0 comments
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Bugatti Sintesi Cutlery Set

Add some glamour to your dining table with this Bugatti Sintesi Cutlery Set, £90.

With summer nearly over, I’ve been thinking about ways of getting my home ready for one of my favourite seasons – autumn.

And one of the things I like best in the autumn is to have friends over for warm, hearty suppers especially when the temperature starts to drop.

So I’ve been sorting out my tableware into “keep” and “get rid of”, and creating a wish list of new things.

Top of my list is this Bugatti Sintesi Cutlery Set by Gifts with Style.

Made from stainless steel, this simple yet stylish cutlery comprises 6 knives, 6 forks, 6 spoons and 6 tea spoons, and adds instant sophistication to any dining table.

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Fairground Arrow Hanger

by Alexandra Thomas on August 25, 2014  |  0 comments
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Fairground Arrow Hanger

Give your storage a quirky touch with this Fairground Arrow Hanger, £59.

Getting the fairground look is one of the latest trends in interiors, and everything from mirrors to lights has been given the over-sized, angular treatment.

One of my favourite pieces is this Fairground Arrow Hanger by The Orchard.

Crafted from metal, this over-sized hanger is perfect for every room in the home and offers a quick and easy way to tap into the industrial trend.

With a generous amount of hooks, it’s not just stylish, it’s practical too, and will keep everything from coats to towels in check.

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Wild & Wolf 746 Phone

by Alexandra Thomas on August 22, 2014  |  0 comments
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Wild & Wolf 746 Phone in Concrete Grey

Go retro with this stylish Wild & Wolf 746 Phone, £39.

Regular readers will know I’m a sucker for anything retro and, as I live in a 70s townhouse, I’m always on the hunt for original or repro accessories to add to my home.

Which is why I was thrilled to come across the latest collection of Wild & Wolf phones by Red Candy.

I already have a Trim Phone in my living room, but I need one for upstairs and I’ve definitely got my eye on this Wild & Wolf 746 Phone in Concrete Grey.

Naturally, I love the retro styling, but what I adore most is the clever colour combination of grey and orange; adding just enough colour without being too overpowering.

And best of all, my new bedroom scheme is grey and white, which means it’s win win all round.

Donkey Stool

by Alexandra Thomas on August 20, 2014  |  0 comments
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Donkey Stool

Add some fun to your furniture with this Donkey Stool, £345.

With the summer holidays, I’ve been thinking a lot about the little ones in my life. They’re a stylish bunch my little friends, so I’m sure they’d appreciate and share my love of interiors.

We have some great stuff for kids here at Furnish from children’s furniture and wall stickers to children’s lights and accessories.

One of my favourite pieces is this Donkey Stool by Out There Interiors.

Made from solid ash, this super stylish stool is perfect for any budding interior design aficionado, whilst also being sturdy enough to be used as a side table or as a stool for grown-up bottoms.

Editors Choice: Tempting tea towels

by Alexandra Thomas on August 17, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite tea towels

Brighten up your kitchen with our pick of fantastic tea towels.

I’m yet to meet anyone who actively enjoys washing up but, if you’re not blessed with a machine that does it for you, then investing in some stylish tea towels will hopefully, at least, make the drying up a little more bearable.

We have some super tea towels here at Furnish, all great at adding colour and pattern to your kitchen.

This Robots Tea Towel by Kukka will charm all ages while this Bear Tea Towel in Magenta by Artstar is equally delightful.

For those who prefer things to be a little more simple, this Red Heart Tea Towel by Red Candy has a classic colour combination of red and white, and will suit both contemporary and classic schemes.

Meanwhile, this Metamorphosis Tea Towel features a striking owl design, which is also available in matching cups, saucers and mugs.

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Aztec Cushions

by Alexandra Thomas on August 14, 2014  |  0 comments
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Aztec Cushions

Introduce pattern and colour with these Aztec Cushions, £45.

Aztec prints are big fashion news at the moment so it’s no surprise, as with many other catwalk trends, that these bold, vibrant patterns are also making an appearance in the home.

These Aztec Cushions by The French Bedroom Company are ideal for brightening up a plain sofa or giving an oomph to your bed linen, or you could even use them outside on your garden furniture.

Each cushion in this set of three has a slightly different pattern and uses different colour combinations, allowing you to use them together as a bold style statement or singularly with plain cushions in complementary shades.

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Squirrel & Nut Deckchair

by Alexandra Thomas on August 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Squirrel & Nut Deckchair

Sit back and relax with this Squirrel & Nut Deckchair, £135.

There’s possibly nothing that screams British summertime more than the classic deckchair.

Perfect for relaxing at home or on the beach, these simple chairs have been around forever, and are ideal for an afternoon snooze in the sun.

We have a great selection of deck chairs here at Furnish but one of my favourites is this Squirrel & Nut Deckchair by Amara Living.

With a hardwood frame and cotton canvas sling, this deckchair is extremely cute with its squirrels and acorns.

All you need now is a glass of Pimms, a gorgeous summer’s day and a good book. Perfect!

Colour watch: Citrus shades

by Alexandra Thomas on August 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our citrus favourites

Add some zing to your home with our selection of brightly coloured buys.

As we approach the middle of summer, whether in rain or in shine, there couldn’t be a better time to inject some fresh, zingy, citrus colours to your scheme.

For lovers of lime, this Bugatti Citrus Juicer by Red Candy will instantly brighten up any kitchen worktop, as will this High And Dry Dishrack by Design My World.

Orange obsessives are catered for too; this retro-inspired Orbit Side Table by Naken Interiors is perfect for any room in the home, while this Larry Orange Outdoor Bean Bag by Neofurn is ideal for the garden.

Yellow is possibly the ultimate summer colour, so if you want to add some sunshine brightness, this Kandinsky Cuckoo Clock by Red Candy will become the focal point of any room, while this Eden Yellow Industrial Cage Pendant Light by Alexander and Pearl adds colour to a more industrial scheme.

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Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair

by Alexandra Thomas on August 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair

Enjoy classic vintage style with this Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair, £1,395.

Regular readers will know that I am completely obsessed with chairs. I have as many as I can possibly squeeze into my home, I have prints of classic chairs on the wall and I even have a whole shelf on my bookcase dedicated to the design of chairs.

So, while I don’t have the room for a new chair, that doesn’t mean I can’t look, and my new favourite is this Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair by Alexander and Pearl.

With a striking, on-trend copper base and simple yet comfortable grey upholstery, this statement piece will look fantastic in the bedroom or living space, particularly when teamed with a bright neon pink or yellow cushion.

Also available as an armchair model.

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