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Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange

by Alexandra Thomas on October 03, 2014  |  0 comments
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Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange

Give your home office a funky touch with this Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange, £437.

As someone who spends a lot of time in their home office, I know how important it is to have a good, supportive and comfortable office chair.

My current one has a habit of spontaneously shrinking to the floor in slow motion which, believe me, is more than a little annoying, so I’ve decided to treat myself to a new one.

And I’ve plumped for this rather striking Kartell Spoon Chair in Orange by Amara Living.

With all the style you’d expect from Kartell and all the usual gizmos you’d expect in an office chair, it’s perfect for adding a contemporary pop of colour.

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Madra Log Storage and Carrier

by Alexandra Thomas on October 01, 2014  |  0 comments
Madra Log Storage and Carrier

Introduce a contemporary feel to your fireplace with this Madra Log Storage and Carrier, £110.

I know it’s still a little early to be talking about roaring log fires but I’m already looking forward to lighting mine this winter. And I’m looking forward to getting hold of some stylish fireside accessories to sit alongside it.

Which is why I love this Madra Log Storage and Carrier by Naken Interiors. Simple yet stylish, this clever log holder has a removable carrier which means you don’t have to struggle with arms full of logs and easily slips onto its sleek metal stand.

Perfect for a contemporary living room, this piece is both good looking and practical.

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Set of Two Strap Mirrors

by Alexandra Thomas on September 30, 2014  |  0 comments
Set of Two Strap Mirrors

Inject some industrial style with this Set of Two Strap Mirrors, £75.

Strap mirrors are all the rage at the moment and are perfect for adding some industrial style to the home.

One of my favourites is this Set of Two Strap Mirrors by Alexander and Pearl.

The set consists of two differently sized mirrors each of which have a simple metal frame and understated faux leather hanging strap.

Ideal for every room in the home from the bedroom to hallway, these mirrors look equally great displayed together to turn a plain wall into a room’s focal point or on their own.

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Elephant 3D Wall Sticker

by Alexandra Thomas on September 29, 2014  |  0 comments
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Elephant 3D Wall Sticker

Bring fun to a little one's room with this Elephant 3D Wall Sticker, £59.

Having so many little ones in my life, I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting gifts for them.

And much as I love buying them toys, I often choose something for their rooms, from artwork to cute cushions so they can really make their space their own.

My new favourite find is this range of 3D Wall Stickers by mykidecoroom, which offers the perfect way to add some fun and interest to a plain wall.

Available in a wide range of designs, I particularly like this Blue Elephant which will create an impressive style statement.

Editors Choice: Funky Small Appliances

by Alexandra Thomas on September 28, 2014  |  0 comments
Our favourite funky small appliances

Add some colour and style with these fab and funky small appliances.

If you’re bored with your toaster, or fed up with your kettle, check out our large selection of fab small appliances, all of which you’ll be proud to have on display, and will get your kitchen looking truly funky.

To add a quirky touch to your breakfast, this Dualit 2 Slice Vario Toaster by Naken Interiors is just the ticket, while this vibrant Bugatti Vela Food Blender in Green is great for whizzing up everything from soups to juices.

And because everyone loves a cuppa, we’ve got a great selection of kettles from retro to sleek designs. Our favourite is this DeLonghi Icona Vintage Kettle by Red Candy which is sure to add a touch of style to any kitchen worktop.

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Mariner Study Desk

by Alexandra Thomas on September 25, 2014  |  0 comments
Mariner Study Desk

Create a super stylish home office with this Mariner Study Desk, £617.

Getting a home office right can be tricky; on one hand you want to avoid it looking too “officey”, but on the other, you want to ensure you have all the right equipment to make sure you do some work!

We have all sorts of products for making your home office work for you, from chairs and desks to storage and accessories.

A good desk is essential and one of my favourite buys from our collection is this Mariner Study Desk by The Orchard.

Crafted from metal and reclaimed wood from decommissioned boats, this striking desk has plenty of room and boasts three handy drawers to keep your stuff in check and out of sight.

Simply team with a super contemporary chair for an eclectic, non-officey look.

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Oak Sofa

by Alexandra Thomas on September 24, 2014  |  0 comments
Oak Sofa

Go sleek and simple with this gorgeous Oak Sofa, £1,400.

Regular readers will know I err on the side of simple when it comes to choosing furniture.

In fact, almost every piece in my home adheres to these three rules; clean lines, no embellishment and, perhaps most importantly, well made and built to last.

Which is why I love retro furniture so much as it’s already been around for ages, and I love imagining who owned it and where it lived before it found its way to me.

However, every now and again a new piece makes its way into the collection and my latest furniture crush is this Oak Sofa by Artstar.

I adore the sleek lines and nod to classic Scandinavian design, and really love the addition of a side table and drawer, which makes this perfect for a hallway.

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Editors Choice: Pendant Lights

by Alexandra Thomas on September 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite pendant lights

Illuminate your home in style with our selection of gorgeous pendant lights.

The nights are already starting to draw in which means it’s a great time to sort out your lighting.

Pendant lights work well in every room in the home from the bathroom to hallway and are a great starting point for any lighting scheme.

We have a fantastic selection here at Furnish from classic to contemporary which are sure to update your scheme in next to no time.

Perfect for creating a real statement in the hallway or dining room, this Original Bundle Light by Design My World comprises a cluster of glass bulbs suspended from black cord and is sure to become a real talking point.

If you favour the industrial look, this Fleiss Urban Kitchen Range Light by Fields of Blue is just the ticket and would look great installed in a kitchen or dining space.

This striking Orion Pendant Light by Carl Harrison Design is ideal for the living room, and looks far more expensive than its bargaintastic price tag, while this intricate Grooved Glass Hanging Light by Out There Interiors will look fabulous in the hallway or bedroom.

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Graef Kettle

by Alexandra Thomas on September 19, 2014  |  0 comments
Graef Kettle

Make a stylish cuppa with this Graef Kettle, from £90.

Our kettle has finally given up in rather spectacular fashion, which means I’ve been on the hunt for a new one, not least because I’m bored rotten with boiling pans of water on the hob.

Rather than opt for another cheap design, I’ve decided to splash out and treat myself to a super dooper stylish model.

And, after searching through the great range of kettles here at Furnish which manage to combine both form and function, I’m settled on this Graef Kettle from Naken Interiors.

Available in black, white or stainless steel (£100), this stunning, contemporary kettle will look fabulous in either a retro or contemporary kitchen.

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Magazines Sorting Office Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on September 17, 2014  |  0 comments
Magazines Sorting Office Rack

Keep your reading matter in check with this Magazines Sorting Office Rack, £25.

The internet is all very well and good, and actually where on earth would we be without it but, for me, there’s still nothing like leafing through the latest issue of my favourite interiors mags.

However, as I insist on keeping almost every one I buy, keeping them neat and tidy can be a bit of a mission. Which is why I was thrilled to come across this Magazines Sorting Office Rack by The Orchard.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this handy wire rack means I can see what magazines I have at a glance but manages to keep them from cluttering up my space. Perfect.

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Mismatched Plates

by Alexandra Thomas on September 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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!

Punk Rug

by Alexandra Thomas on September 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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
    From £150

Colour watch: Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on September 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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