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G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa

by Alexandra Thomas on January 22, 2015
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G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa

Add some retro charm with this G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa, from £1,400.

Regular readers will know that I’m utterly obsessed with vintage G Plan furniture, and that moving into a 1970s townhouse a couple of years ago was the perfect excuse to buy as much as I could.

In my opinion, G Plan somewhat lost its way in the design stakes over the past couple of decades, but the good news is archive designs are starting to make a comeback.

A replica of a 1950s sofa, this G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Large Sofa by John Lewis is such a convincing reproduction, it wouldn’t look out of place in a vintage shop.

Available in a wide range of colours and fabrics I love this Festival Amber shade, which further enhances its retro vibe.

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Rusted Metal Letters

by Alexandra Thomas on January 21, 2015
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Rusted Metal Letters

Spell it out in style with these Rusted Metal Letters.

Typography has been big news in interiors for quite some time now, and we have a great range of letter-inspired homewares available from art work to wall stickers.

My current favourites are these Rusted Metal Letters by Cachette.

Available in every letter of the alphabet, they are perfect for each room in the home from the hallway to the bathroom. Freestanding or wall hung, these vintage-style letters can be used as family initials, or to spell out words, names or whatever you like.

And best of all, they’ll instantly give your scheme a bold, fresh look.

Editors Choice: Console Tables

by Alexandra Thomas on January 17, 2015
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Some of our favourite console tables

Keep your hallway tidy with our pick of the best console tables around.

A console table is an essential piece of hallway kit. A place to stash keys, post and other hallway paraphernalia, and here at Furnish we have all shapes and sizes to suit every space and style of home.

Working just as well in the bedroom as in the hallway, this Mirrored Tray Console Table by The French Bedroom Company is both stylish and practical. While those who need to be savvy with space will love this Small Black And Silver Console Table by Out There Interiors which is just 90cm wide and 40cm deep.

Meanwhile, if you prefer an oriental style, we have this Classic Chinese Console Table in Oyster Grey by The Nine Schools or the Asian Contemporary Small Console by Shimu to choose from, both of which should fit the bill perfectly.

Astronaut Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

by Alexandra Thomas on January 17, 2015
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Snurk Astronaut Single Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

Make a kiddie’s room complete with this Astronaut Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set, £49.

So much of the stuff you see for kids’ rooms is Disney focused – nothing wrong with that – it’s just that there are plenty of options if you’re looking for stylish alternatives for your little one’s sleeping den.

We have a great range of kids’ stuff here at Furnish from artwork to bed linen and furniture to wall stickers, all without a Disney prince or princess in sight.

One of my favourite finds is this Astronaut Single Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set by Snurk at John Lewis.

Perfect for future space explorers, kids will love this humorous set while stylish parents can rest assured they’re not compromising on style.

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Pirate Bedding by Rose & Grey
Pirate Bedding by Rose & Grey
£62
Ballet Bedding by Rose & Grey
Ballet Bedding by Rose & Grey
£62

Print Typewriter

by Alexandra Thomas on January 13, 2015
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Print Typewriter

Go romantic with your artwork with this Print Typewriter.

While Valentine’s Day is still quite a while away, it’s never too soon to start planning. I don’t like schmaltzy presents so I’m already on the look out for what to buy the other half.

Given he was a writer for a long time, I’m smitten with this Print Typewriter by Cachette.

Simple, yet ever so elegant, it features an old fashioned typewriter, with the typed message “Hello dear, just needed to tell you I love you”.

A perfect gift for someone who isn’t into all the hearts and flowers stuff, this would also be a great present for a close friend or relative.

Madaillon Rug

by Alexandra Thomas on January 12, 2015
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Madaillon Rug in Grey Turquoise

Add warmth and pattern to your floors with this Madaillon Rug, from £90.

Rugs are one of my favourite accessories when it comes to the home. Perfect for everything from covering up one too many red wine stains to keeping your floors warm and cosy – they’re also great for adding pattern and texture.

This Madallion Rug (in Grey Turquoise) by Naken Interiors has just made it to the top of my wish list and is absolutely perfect for my living room.

Inspired by traditional Persian designs, it has been given a contemporary twist thanks to its colour palette.

Great for the bedroom and living room, use this rug as the basis for your colour scheme and accesorise with turquoise and grey vases, cushions or throws to bring your look together.

Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on January 10, 2015
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Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase

Display early spring blooms beautifully with this Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase, £45.

Regular readers will know that I’m utterly obsessed with having fresh flowers in the home. It’s one of my indulgences that I treat myself to a fresh bunch every week.

To make it affordable, I always opt for flowers which are in season, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the early spring blooms.

To celebrate a new season being on the horizon, I’ve decided to treat myself to a new vase and have fallen for this Bloomingville Porcelain Copper Vase by Viva Lagoon.

Beautifully sculptural and tapping into the copper trend, this simple yet striking vase will look equally as good empty.

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Lulu Footstool

by Alexandra Thomas on January 06, 2015
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Lulu Footstool and Lulu Scoop Chair in Honeycomb Weave

Have a well-deserved rest with this Lulu Footstool, £179.

Despite not being sure about buying a footstool when I moved into my new home over two years ago, now I wouldn’t be without it.

My fears of not having enough room for it or it making the living room feel too crowded were absolutely unfounded – instead of a hindrance, it’s been a godsend whether for putting my feet up after a hard day to providing extra seating when the house is bursting with guests.

We have all types of of ottomans and footstools here at Furnish, whether you’re looking for classic or contemporary, funky or plain, but my pick is this Lulu Footstool by made.com.

Mid-century modern in style and available in a range of fabrics, this simple footstool will fit into almost any scheme.

Alameda Chest of Drawers

by Alexandra Thomas on January 03, 2015
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Alameda Chest of Drawers

Add some subtle bling to your bedroom with this Alameda Chest of Drawers, £845.

While I prefer my interiors plain and simple, I cannot resist the odd bit of bling and, when I’m looking for a touch of sophisticated glamour, I can always rely on The French Bedroom Company.

They certainly don’t disappoint with this stunning Alameda Chest of Drawers.

Made from beveled glass with antique gold decorative trim, this beautiful chest takes a fresh look at mirrored furniture and is just the right side of decadence without being too over the top.

Designed for the bedroom, this chest would look just as good in the living or dining room. Wherever you use it, keeping your bits and pieces neatly stored has never felt so glamorous.

Side Table Magazine Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on December 31, 2014
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Side Table Magazine Rack

Store your favourite magazines with this Side Table Magazine Rack, £175.

Because of my job, I read A LOT of interiors magazines. They are always strewn about the place and it drives my other half mad!

So, I’m always on the hunt for ways to keep them neat and tidy. Which is why I was thrilled to come across this Side Table Magazine Rack by Rose & Grey.

Not only does it tick the style box with its 1960s retro looks, but it’s practical too. The fabric sling neatly stores all my magazines while the table is perfect for resting a cuppa on while I read.

Ombre Faux Fur Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on December 28, 2014
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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
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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
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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.

Arnold Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on June 01, 2014
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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
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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.

Colour Watch: Yellow and Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on May 10, 2014
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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.

Copper and Marble Table Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on April 16, 2014
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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.

Editors Choice: Colourful Cushions

by Alexandra Thomas on April 12, 2014
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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.

Shop the Trend: Florals

by Alexandra Thomas on April 06, 2014
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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.

Optic White Gloss Desk

by Alexandra Thomas on March 24, 2014
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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.