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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!

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?

Husky Throw from The French Bedroom Company

by Alexandra Thomas on September 11, 2013  |  0 comments
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Husky Throw, £95, from The French Bedroom Company

Keep cosy on chilly nights with this Husky Throw from The French Bedroom Company, £95.

I hate to be all doom and gloom but, as autumn is nearing and the colder nights set it, it’s time to start thinking about keeping cosy.

I’m a big believer in warming up with a snuggly throw rather than having the central heating on full blast, and this Husky Throw from The French Bedroom Company is perfect for snuggling.

I love the rich colour and soft fluffy faux fur, which combine to make this the perfect throw for a sofa, chair or bed and will keep you cosy until spring.

Also available as the all-white Arctic Throw.

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Arctic Throw, £95, from The French Bedroom Company

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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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Home Sweet Home Doormat from Out There Interiors

by Alexandra Thomas on September 05, 2013  |  0 comments
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Home Sweet Home Doormat, £16.99, from Out There Interiors

Welcome your guests with this Home Sweet Home Doormat from Out There Interiors, £16.99.

Door mats are an essential piece of hallway kit, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring.

Ideal for giving your guests a warm welcome, they also make sure your family keeps your hallway flooring clean and tidy.

We have a great selection here on Furnish from stylish to fun to funky, but my favourite is this Home Sweet Home Doormat from Out There Interiors.

Bright and welcoming, it’s a quick and easy way to add pattern and colour to your hallway.

Garden Tool Kit from Great Little Trading Company

by Alexandra Thomas on July 29, 2013  |  0 comments
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Garden Tool Kit, £22.40, from Great Little Trading Company

Turn your little ones' fingers green with this Garden Tool Kit from Great Little Trading Company, currently £22.40.

So the school summer holidays are upon us. To me this means less crowded trains, but to my friends with children it means occupying little ones for weeks and weeks and praying it doesn’t rain.

If it is good weather, one way to keep your little darlings busy is to get them helping out in the garden.

And what better way to create the next Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock than with this Garden Tool Kit from Great Little Trading Company.

Comprising spade, rake, hand trowel, hand fork and matching gloves, it’s got everything a little gardener needs to help Mum or Dad make their outside space look absolutely beautiful.

Trippy Granny Throw from The French Bedroom Company

by Alexandra Thomas on July 12, 2013  |  0 comments
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Trippy Granny Throw, £145, from The French Bedroom Company

Add a bright pop of colour to your boudoir with this Trippy Granny Throw from The French Bedroom Company, £145.

If you’re a strictly white bed linen kinda gal (like me) then sometimes, just sometimes you may think your bed looks a bit too plain. Which is where colourful throws or bedspreads come in, allowing you to easily change your look and add some colour and pattern.

I love this Trippy Granny Throw from The French Bedroom Company which is just the ticket to add some vibrancy.

Featuring a decorative inner panel which has been accented with a zesty lime border, this delicately quilted throw is made from velvet and finished with a satin border which will give any bedroom a luxurious feel.

Our interiors blog of the week - Designers Voyce

by Alexandra Thomas on July 01, 2013  |  0 comments
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Fuksas for Zonca's Candy collection via "Euroluce 2013" post at Designers Voyce

This week we check out the latest trends at the fabulous Designers Voyce blog.

Some say that the death of the printed magazine is imminent; to be honest, they’ve been saying it for the last decade. Here at Furnish HQ, we’re not sure whether that’s true or not, but what we do know is that interior design blogs are on the rise. That’s why we bring you a weekly round-up of our favourites.

This week sees us call in on Jenny Voyce and her fabulous blog Designers Voyce.

London-based Jenny certainly has had one of those careers that make others passionate about design a little bit green around the gills. From having worked as a buyer for Liberty to working on the redevelopment of the shops at the Southbank Centre, Jenny’s certainly been a busy bee.

So, it’s great she can find the time to keep us up to date with the latest design news and inspiration from across the globe. As well as blogging about food, style, and people and places.

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Lladró Belle de Nuit chandelier via "Lladró 60th Anniversary" post at Designers Voyce

We loved this post on Lladró, the famous Spanish porcelain manufacturers who are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.

To highlight this momentous occasion, Jenny has highlighted their fantastic new lighting collection which includes everything from nature-inspired hanging lamps to a chandelier Liberace would have been proud to own.

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Lladró Foresta hanging light via "Lladró 60th Anniversary" post at Designers Voyce

Keep up to date with Jenny’s latest posts by following her on Twitter via @jenvoyce, take a peek at her Pinterest boards or check her out on Facebook.

Remember, if you want to see your blog crowned our Interiors blog of the week, you need to let us know about it, so drop us a line and tell us why it deserves to join the Furnish blog hall of fame!

Bench Seat with Vintage Butterfly Print Fabric from Design 55

by Alexandra Thomas on June 29, 2013  |  0 comments
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Bench Seat with Vintage Butterfly Print Fabric, £160, from Design 55

Add a pretty vintage touch with this Bench Seat with Vintage Butterfly Print Fabric from Design 55, £160.

While I love my 70s townhouse, I do sometimes miss the beautiful, huge bay window that I had in the living room of my previous Victorian home, where I’d happily spend hours people watching or reading a book.

If you don’t have a window seat, a bench seat can make an excellent addition to a bay window and I’m particularly taken with this Bench Seat with Vintage Butterfly Print Fabric from Design 55.

Classic in shape and generous in size, the pretty fabric is ideal for adding a vintage touch to your scheme.

And if you don’t have a beautiful bay window to sit at and while away the hours, then this bench will look equally good at the end of your bed.

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Our interiors blog of the week - Fabric of my Life

by Alexandra Thomas on June 24, 2013  |  0 comments
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"Whole lotta loveliness" post via Fabric of my Life

This week we stay here in the UK and visit Kate Baxter's Fabric of my Life blog.

Yes folks. It’s that time again, and we don’t know about you, but we love nothing more than settling down and reading about blogs from across the globe.

Every week we introduce you to a new blogger whose ideas we highlight to entertain, inform and inspire.

Often our quest to find the best interior design blogs takes us abroad, but this week we’re sticking firmly in Blighty and calling in on the world of Kate Baxter and her gorgeous blog Fabric of my Life.

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"Throw me to the wolves" post about interiors brand Wolfum via Fabric of my Life

Established in 2009, Kate blogs about a wide range of subjects from arts and culture to fashion and style but, of course, it’s the Design & Décor part of the blog that gets us the most excited.

A mixture of news, ideas and cool shopping, we loved this post about interiors brand Wolfum, and will be forever grateful to Kate for introducing us to their range of super cool geometric designs.

As Kate says she’s “100% in love with the mustard yellow triangle hi-ball glasses” and, you know what, we couldn’t agree more and will be drinking out of them all summer long.

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"A perfect bathroom" post via Fabric of my Life

If you want to keep up with Kate’s posts, follow her on Twitter via @fabricofmylife, have a peek at her Pinterest boards or pay a visit to her Facebook page.

Remember, we’d love to hear from you if you write your own blog so, if you fancy seeing your musings on our blog of the week, please drop us a line!

Art Deco Circle Mirrored Console from Out There Interiors

by Alexandra Thomas on May 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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Art Deco Circle Mirrored Console, £895, from Out There Interiors

Inject some Art Deco style into your home with this Art Deco Circle Mirrored Console table from Out There Interiors, £895.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so, you’ll know that Baz Luhrmann is the latest director to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous tale The Great Gatsby to the big screen.

Whether the film will live up to the hype is yet to be seen but, without doubt, the sets and the gorgeous Art Deco interiors will.

As far as Art Deco furniture goes, this Circle Mirrored Console table from Out There Interiors ticks all the boxes.

Perfect for adding drama to a hallway, this would also work beautifully as a decadent dressing table.

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Box Lanterns from Daisy West

by Alexandra Thomas on May 17, 2013  |  0 comments
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Box Lanterns, £15.75, from Daisy West

Give your outdoor lighting a contemporary feel with these Box Lanterns from Daisy West, £15.75.

With warmer evenings hopefully on their way, it’s time to embrace one of my favourite summer pastimes; dinner in the garden.

I don’t know about you but, for me, there’s nothing nicer than sitting in the garden eating dinner with a glass or two of vino.

Whether it’s a relaxed, after-work supper or entertaining friends at the weekend, adding some outdoor lighting is a great way to create atmosphere and make the most of your evenings, long after the sun has gone down.

Lanterns are the perfect choice as they can withstand the odd breeze, and I love these Box Lanterns from Daisy West.

Simple in design, they suit both contemporary and classic outdoor spaces and, best of all, come as a set of two which makes them an absolute bargain.

Felt Elephant Head Wall Hanging from Design 55

by Alexandra Thomas on April 17, 2013  |  0 comments
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Felt Elephant Head Wall Hanging, £62.50, from Design 55

Add some animal magic to a little one's room with this Felt Elephant Wall Hanging from Design 55, £62.50.

Animal heads are everywhere at the moment, with stags being particularly popular.

However, mounting Bambi’s daddy’s head, faux or not, might be a step too far when it comes to a little one’s room.

Which is why I’m rather taken with this Felt Elephant Wall Hanging from Design 55 and think it will be the perfect gift for my goddaughter’s upcoming birthday.

Also available as a zebra, rhino or giraffe, try displaying these friendly faces in a row to create a focal point in a nursery or bedroom.

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Quick Shop: Stylish plates

by Lisa Hill on April 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite stylish plates

Ensure your meals look as good as they taste with our pick of stylish dinnerware.

Whether you’re enjoying a full meal at dinner time, or just sneaking a biscuit or two with your elevenses, food always seems to taste better when served on a gorgeous plate.

The Marimekko Kompotti Round Plate features funky fruit and veg in retro shades, while the Miss Blackbirdy – White Flower Plate (designed by Merel Boers) looks oh so dainty with its pretty floral design, yet is safe in both the dishwasher and microwave.

Clockwise from top left: Kartell Yellow Jelly Plate from Heal’s, £66; Pasha Plate from OKA, £14; Marimekko Kompotti Round Plate from Heal’s, £20; Avoca – Button Side Plate – 8" from Amara Living, £10; Iittala Sarjaton Flat Plate from John Lewis, £15; Miss Blackbirdy – White Flower Plate – 26.5cm from Amara Living, £9.95.

Our interiors blog picks of the week

by Alexandra Thomas on April 08, 2013  |  0 comments
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The kids' bedroom at Oh Happy Day!

This week we call in on the gorgeous Oh Happy Day! and Design Lovers Blog.

Everyone loves a good nose around in someone else’s life and, here at Furnish HQ, we love spending time having a read of all the fabulous design blogs that grace the wonder that is the Wide World Web.

So join us on our journey as this week we call in on San Francisco-based Oh Happy Day! and the Design Lovers Blog whose owners, Sam and Jill, live either side of The Pond.

Maybe it was the lure of sunshine but we just couldn’t resist heading over to San Francisco (virtually, of course) for the first stop on this instalment of our Blog Picks of the Week, visiting Oh Happy Day! And what a virtual trip it was as we landed in the world of Jordan Ferney.

As Jordan is an event planner, you can expect lots of tips and ideas for making every type of party fabulous from decorations to activities for children. But what really wowed us was Jordan’s recent apartment transformation. We loved the children’s bedroom which has been transformed from a dull, unloved space to a fabulous bedroom any little one would be proud to call their own. And we’re particularly taken with the living room, the after pictures of which bear little resemblance to the before shots.

Keep up with Jordan’s blog by following her on Twitter via @ohhappyday

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Amy Merrick shows West Elm how to perfectly style paper flowers via Oh Happy Day!

Our next stop was Design Lovers Blog which is owned by Sam & Jill. Sam is based just outside London while Jill is another resident of sunny San Francisco. (We were definitely suffering from winter blues when on this blog hunt.)

This design-addicted pair met in London over 20 years ago and share a love of good design and all things interiors.

A fabulous mixture of news, trends and houses, we couldn’t resist having a peek at Liberace’s home. The house is now owned by an American couple who have remodelled the space to their own taste, while remaining faithful to Liberace’s vision. Check out the gold taps which the performer was infamous for having included in his home!

Keep up with Sam and Jill by following them on Twitter via @minkinteriors and @DesignLoversUSA or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DesignLoversBlog.

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A Peek inside Liberace's Home, Palm Springs via Design Lovers Blog

Remember, we’d love to hear from you if you write your own blog so, if you fancy seeing your musings on our blog pick of the week, please drop us a line!

Chisel & Mouse Hoover Building Objet from Heal's

by Alexandra Thomas on April 07, 2013  |  0 comments
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Chisel & Mouse Hoover Building Objet, £129, from Heal's

Enjoy an iconic piece of architectural history with this Chisel & Mouse Hoover Building Objet from Heal’s, £129.

Two things happen to me when being driven down the A40: 1) I get ridiculously excited about nearly being home, you see, however much fun I have had being out of London, it always feels nice to be back in my hometown, and 2) I love seeing the Hoover Building.

Designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in 1932, the Hoover Building is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in London, and is a favourite with architect aficionados.

Which is why I was delighted to come across this Chisel & Mouse Hoover Building Object from Heal’s.

A faithful replica of this iconic building, albeit in smaller form of course, it means I can see one of my favourite London landmarks everyday without even having to leave home.

Our interiors blog pick of the week

by Alexandra Thomas on March 25, 2013  |  1 comment
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Contemporary Living Room design by Larry Hanna via The Design Sheppard

This week we visit and enjoy the wonderful "The Design Sheppard" and "Simplifying Fabulous" blogs.

It’s that time again to settle down, leave the day’s stresses at the door and indulge in some great blog reading.

This week sees us visit the world of design writer Stacey Sheppard and her gorgeous blog The Design Sheppard. We then cross the pond to visit Manhattan-based interior designer Robin Baron and her fantastic Simplifying Fabulous blog.

What Stacey Sheppard doesn’t know about interior design isn’t worth knowing, which is why we simply had to tell you about her fabulous blog The Design Sheppard.

Based in beautiful Devon, Stacey blogs about everything from design news and interesting new products to current trends, and we're not the only ones who think it's great – Stacey's blog has been included in the Modenus Top 100 Interior Design Blogs and was named as one of The Top 10 Design Blogs on Twitter.

We were instantly lost in a world of fabulous design, but it was this post about the Runway Collection by Fireclay Tile, a new fashion-influenced wall tile collection, that really attracted our attention. What a fabulous way to pep up a boring wall.

To keep up with Stacey’s blog, you can also follow her on Twitter at @StaceyJSheppard

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The Runway Collection by Fileclay Tile via The Design Sheppard

We love nothing better than a trip across the pond to see what our American friends are blogging about, and found a real gem when we stumbled across Simplifying Fabulous.

The work of Manhattan-based interior designer Robin Baron, the blog is a veritable treat of interior design advice and news.

Split into easy to navigate sections, our favourite bits are definitely the Fab Fridays and Tuesday Trend sections.

The Fab Fridays slot is a collection of in-depth interviews with fellow bloggers and other design gurus, while Tuesday Trend is a real treat for the eyes. With Easter just around the corner, we loved this post about glam Easter eggs which gave us some great ideas for decorating the home for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Make sure you don’t miss Robin’s latest musings by following her on Twitter at @RobinBaron

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Thread eggs from Craftberry Blush via Simplifying Fabulous

Remember, we’d love to hear from you if you write your own blog so, if you fancy seeing your musings on our blog pick of the week, please drop us a line!

Our interiors blog pick of the week

by Alexandra Thomas on March 11, 2013  |  0 comments
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Neon pink style at Patchwork Harmony

Are you sitting comfortably as we get ready to visit the gorgeous "Patchwork Harmony" and "What's in your bedroom..." blogs?

Our first stop this week sees us call in on Caroline Taylor who, while particularly loving vintage style, is passionate about all forms of interior design.

Caroline is a veteran blogger having started Patchwork Harmony in 2008 and is also the editor and founder of the online 91 Magazine.

She’s also a rather nifty Pinner and we loved this post about H&M’s gorgeous spring collection. The perfect antidote to the grim weather we’ve been having of late, we especially liked the gorgeous floral bed linen, and kitchen and bathroom textiles.

Thanks to both Caroline and H&M, our homes will soon be looking like spring has sprung, even if the grey skies are persisting for now.

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Kitchen spring brights at H&M via Patchwork Harmony

Meanwhile, we all love having a nose around other people’s homes right? Of course we do, which is why we are delighted to have come across What’s in your bedroom…

The blog focuses on intimate glimpses into people’s bedrooms, followed by in-depth interviews about what they love and how they live.

Blog owner Olivia Howitt travels around meeting various interesting people and taking pictures of them in their bedrooms, a space most of us would have trouble letting even our nearest and dearest have a good old nose around.

We love the most recent series which concentrates on the bedrooms of all-girl choir Gaggle and sees Olivia visiting 18 bedrooms in 18 days. And we were particularly interested in Sarah T’s bedroom and its mix of eclectic styling and fabulous shoes.

Warning: This blog, if you’re as nosey as us, is highly addictive!

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Visit Sarah T's bedroom at What's in your bedroom...

Remember, we’d love to hear from you if you write your own blog so, if you fancy seeing your musings on our blog pick of the week, please drop us a line!

Large Lacey Yellow Floor Lamp from The French Bedroom Company

by Alexandra Thomas on March 06, 2013  |  1 comment
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Large Lacey Yellow Floor Lamp, £199, from The French Bedroom Company

Add a pop of vibrant colour with this Large Lacey Yellow Floor Lamp from The French Bedroom Company, £199.

Regular readers will know that I’m a strictly neutrals kinda gal when it comes to decorating my home.

However, that’s changed ever so slightly lately as I’ve started to introduce pops of colour into my scheme.

My main components are still strictly white, off-white or slightly white, but both a bright teal chair and a red phone have wormed their way into my affections and into my living room.

Which is why, it would appear, I am rather taken with this Large Lacey Yellow Floor Lamp from The French Bedroom Company.

A vibrant sunshine hue, I adore its unapologetic brightness teamed with a delicate lace detail shade which makes it the ideal choice for living rooms and bedrooms alike.

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Our home interiors blog pick of the week

by Alexandra Thomas on February 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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Delicate paper flowers at Stylist's Own

This week, we take a sneaky peek at the glorious "Stylist's Own" and "me & Alice" interior stylists' blogs.

It’s time for our pick of the best interiors blogs around, so grab a cup of tea, a couple of biscuits, your laptop and settle down for some home design inspiration.

First up this week is Stylist’s Own, a blog from super talented interiors stylist Joanna Thornhill.

Joanna has tons of styling experience, so it’s safe to say that she knows a thing or two about making homes look gorgeous.

Joanna is in the middle of renovating her own “ramshackled” Victorian house, so you can expect to pick up lots of interesting tips. Plus, you can also have a sneaky look at some other of Joanna’s super stylish shoots.

We loved this post about the vintage book themed shoot Joanna recently did for the winter issue of 91 Magazine. With bucketfuls of inspiration for book lovers, our particular favourites are these delicate paper flowers and this gorgeous Penguin Classics cushion.

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Penguins Classics cushion at Stylist's Own

Our next stop on the blog tour this week sees us call in on Swedish interiors stylist Susanne and her blog me & Alice.

Susanne grew up in Stockholm but now lives in the beautiful town of Dalarna and we can’t say we’re not just the teeniest bit jealous.

Susanne’s blog is a collection of her work, pictures of her home and other inspirational images and products. Her musings are published in both English and Swedish which is handy for international readers and is beautifully put together.

We loved this post on Susanne’s perfect weekend which includes gorgeous images of cosy throws, chunky crockery and a simple yet beautifully laid dining table ready for the perfect Sunday lunch.

We’ve certainly been inspired to take things easy next weekend…

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Chunky crockery at me & Alice

Remember, we’d love to hear from you if you write your own blog so, if you fancy seeing your musings on our blog pick of the week, please drop us a line!

Walnut Cornell Dining Chairs from made.com

by Alexandra Thomas on February 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Walnut Cornell Dining Chairs, £199 for the pair, from made.com

Update your dining room with this pair of Walnut Cornell Dining Chairs from made.com, £199.

Sometimes a room just needs a little refresh rather than a complete overhaul.

However, if you fancy something more substantial than a new cushion or curtains, adding new dining chairs is the perfect way to give your dining room a fresh look.

These elegant Cornell Dining Chairs from made.com are crafted from walnut, and will look fabulous teamed with either contemporary or retro dining tables.