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Get your bedside storage sorted with this Percy Wood Bedside Cabinet from Oliver Bonas, £285.
Whilst here at Furnish, we have hundreds of glamorous, elegant, funky and retro bedside tables to choose from, my search for the perfect pair is still very much on. I have been struggling to find the exact vintage yet stylish look I’m after.
I’d all about given up when I came across this Percy Wood Bedside Cabinet from Oliver Bonas, which is part of their Old Boys Club cabinetry range.
As well as being super stylish, it has plenty of drawers and cubby holes to keep all your bedside necessities neatly stashed away and, very cleverly, comes in both left and right hand varieties.
Find the perfect hallway home for your winter coats with our pick of the best coat stands.
Almost the whole country has seen snow this week.
My son and I have spent the last few days making a snowman (otherwise known as a snowflump), enjoying sledding races, and having great fun pelting my hubby with snowballs.
All of which have required us to be wrapped up in warm coats, together with woolly hats, scarves and gloves.
To ensure they are not all taken off afterwards and simply dumped on the hall floor means having plenty of coat storage. And here at Furnish we have plenty of coat racks and stands to choose from.
Here is a selection of our favourite coat stands (with coat racks to follow next week).
Clockwise from top left: Loll Tower Coat Stand from Found Home Store, £475; Barley Twist Dark Bronze Coat Stand from Artisanti, £142; Peg Coat Stand Black by Tom Dixon from Heal’s, £350; Iowa Coat Rack from Fashion for Home, £229; Magis Paradise Tree Coat Stand from Found Home Store, £415; Covo Latva Coat Rack from Occa Home, £287.
Keep in touch with this classic 1960s 746 Phone from Oliver Bonas, £49.
These days landline telephones are about as rare as hen’s teeth, and it seems everyone either uses Skype or their mobiles. So much so that recently in a very well-known department store, I received some very odd looks after asking where the landline phones were.
For those that still have them, landlines tend to be purely functional, but this 1960s 746 Phone from Oliver Bonas combines both style and substance.
A faithful reproduction of the classic 1960s design, the vibrant red colourway is guaranteed to brighten up even the dullest of hallways.
Plus, anyone who can remember the hassle of dialling 9 or 0 on one of the original models will be relieved to know that this design comes with finger-saving push buttons.
Add beaded beauty with the Beaded Swirl Cushion from John Lewis, £25.
In my opinion, you can never have too many cushions.
Large or small, round or square, patterned or plain, I love to have cushions galore on both my sofa and my bed.
And cushions are a great Christmas gift idea, with the varied colours and textures available, and I reckon this beautiful Beaded Swirl Cushion from John Lewis, with its subtle shade and intricate beading would be a safe bet for pretty much everyone!
Fly high with the Heart Reindeer Christmas Decoration from Design My World, currently £5.06.
If you’re looking for some new and stylish Christmas decorations this year, how about this cute little Heart Reindeer from Design My World.
Perfect for the tree, it would look particularly striking combined with the other decorations in the range, see below.
(As a bonus, we have an exclusive 15% off everything at Design My World but only until 21st November.)
Look on the bright side with our pick of the best side tables.
Following on from last week’s selection of great looking and super practical nesting tables, this week we have some of our favourite side tables.
The frame of the Trixy Glass Top Nickel Side Table from Alexander and Pearl comes in the shape of a star and is truly stunning, whilst the Pulpo Trio Side Table from Occa Home was a winner of the Interior Innovation Award 2011 and is a fab design with three gorgeous coloured surfaces in powder-coated steel.
Clockwise from top left: Heal’s Montana Lamp Table with 4 Drawers from Heal’s, £595; Trixy Glass Top Nickel Side Table from Alexander and Pearl, from £295; Statement side table from Rocomara, £290; Felix Wooden Sofa Side Table, Low from OKA, £635; Loll S + L Side Tables from Found Home Store, £135; Pulpo Trio Side Table from Occa Home, £212.
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Find the perfect home for your cuppa with this selection of stylish nesting tables.
We always seem to have a problem when guests come round and I’ve welcomed them with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, in that we don’t have enough space for their cups and saucers. They either get put on the floor (and then knocked over) or rested on a chair arm (and then knocked off).
Always practical, being popped away when not required, nesting tables are a useful addition to any living space.
I particularly like the Mirrored Nest Of Tables Corinne from Out There Interiors for lightening and brightening the smallest of rooms, and the Nest of 3 tables from Habitat which manages to do so whilst also adding a lovely hit of colour.
Clockwise from top left: Traditional Nest Of Tables from The Orchard, £88.50; Nest of 3 tables from Habitat, £70; Toko Mango Nest of 3 Tables from Verty furniture, £99; Heal’s Discovers Twist Nest of Tables from Heal’s, £795; Mirrored Nest Of Tables Corinne from Out There Interiors, £215; Retro Curve Oak Nest Of Cube Tables from Alexander and Pearl, £425.
Enjoy 'do it yourself' with a difference with the Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock from Red Candy, £46.80.
Normally, the very thought of DIY sends shivers down my spine.
My failed attempts have included scorching a door whilst trying to strip paint off it, putting up a shelf so wonkily that a tealight holder slid right off, and getting so much paint on the ceiling when painting a wall, that the whole ceiling needed to be painted again afterwards.
My track record does mean, though, that my husband won’t allow me anywhere near our current DIY projects, which is a definite bonus.
This DIY, however, I could manage.
The gorgeous, bejewelled Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock includes a stylish clock face together with 12 coloured plastic diamonds to be placed as you wish. Which means that no matter how wonky the end result, you can tell the world that was exactly how it was meant to be!
Add bejewelled splendour to your floor with the Jelly Beans Rug from John Lewis, from £190.
My son is one of the few kiddies who doesn’t like chocolate. If you’re very lucky, he might eat a couple of white chocolate buttons, but that’s just about his limit.
However, what he does like are sweets. Chewy sweets, jelly sweets, gummy sweets and lollipops. And he loves jelly beans (as do I).
And I love this bejewelled Jelly Beans Rug from John Lewis. With woollen tufts in a multitude of gorgeous bright colours, it’s perfect for livening up your wooden or tiled floors.
(Also available in the more muted shades of heather, russet, cranberry and beige.)
Bring style and personality to your dining room with our pick of the best dining chairs.
Whether you have a large, separate formal dining room used only for special occasions, or a small table tucked away in the kitchen for wolfing down your breakfast, finding the right style of chair is essential to make your eating space work for you.
We have a huge selection of dining chairs here at Furnish, including the decadent Moooi Smoke Dining Chair from Occa Home, which undergoes a unique wood burning process to achieve its unusual and gorgeous finish, and the Sasha dining chair from Tom Schneider, a stunning chair available in a wide choice of wood finishes and fabric.
Clockwise from top left: Iconic Metal Dining Chair from Out There Interiors, £155; Sasha dining chair from Tom Schneider, £310.25 – £450.50; Velvet Oval purple back dining chair from Lover’s lounge, £190; Retro circles dining chair red from Dwell, £69; Moooi Smoke Dining Chair from Occa Home, £1,157; Paparazzi Grey Velvet Crystal Buttoned Dining Chair from Alexander and Pearl, £320 for a pair.
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Add retro storage to your home with this Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet from John Lewis, £599.
Finding furniture which offers versatile storage within an attractive design is always a joy.
And I’ve found just that, and from a High Street retailer.
This wonderful 2 door Abbeywood cabinet by Leonhard Pfeifer for John Lewis uses an attractive combination of muted colours in a delightful retro design, whilst providing a multitude of ways for organising your bits and pieces.
The range also includes a bookcase and TV stand, allowing you to mix and match to suit your living space.
Keep your bits and pieces tidy with this Magis Globo Wall Hook from A White Room, £24.
Regular readers will know that I am Mum to a 5 year old boy, and getting him to keep his bedroom tidy is an uphill battle.
Cars and trains end up all over the floor, as do superheroes, dinosaurs and pants!
Definitely the best way to keep things in order is ensuring there is plenty of easy-to-use storage, so that when he does get to tidy up, he can easily find a home for everything. So… baskets and buckets and boxes for toys, a dirty laundry bag and a big bin.
One outstanding issue is getting him to hang up his hoodies and coats, and I think some of these funky Magis Globo Wall Hooks from A White Room are just what's needed. A few, at kiddie height, should be just the thing to encourage him to keep them organised. No?
Enjoy golden nights with the Vinci Sofa Bed, Gold from made.com, £199.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be at the Olympic Park on one of the best ever days of British sport.
Unfortunately, however, rather than having tickets for athletics in the Olympic Stadium or for cycling in the Velodrome, we were in the Basketball Arena watching Team GB being totally thrashed by the Aussies.
Still, the atmosphere all around was fantastic and the whole day was great fun.
And as those GB gold medals have kept on coming, we have found yet another gorgeous gold fab find for you.
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We're loving the huge range of bold and beautiful Orla Kiely Stem homewares.
Orla Kiely’s stem leaf design has taken over the world. Well, it’s certainly covering a pretty large proportion of it.
The well-known design (in its various incarnations - Multi-Stem, Linear, Scribble, etc) is now incorporated into just about every type of product going, from bags to bed linen, pots to placemats, wellies to wallpaper.
We have a large selection of Orla designed homewares here on Furnish featuring this now iconic print.
With items from suppliers including Heal’s, Graham & Green and John Lewis, there’s something for everyone.
Put your feet up in comfort with our pick of the best footstools.
Footstools (and ottomans and pouffes) are so very useful.
In addition to being used simply as footstools, they also double up brilliantly as low tables, as extra seating and, in some cases, they provide additional storage.
The vibrant colours of the fabric in the Designers Guild Moyka Pink/Turquoise Stripe Bean Drum from Heal’s are particularly gorgeous, making it my favourite.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something to give your home a touch of bling, the Moroccan Silver Leather Pouffe is a shining example.
(Clockwise from top) Heal’s Designers Guild Moyka Pink/Turquoise Stripe Bean Drum from Heal’s, £160, Branagh Large Ottoman, Pearl Grey from Made.com, £299, Bohemia Home Moroccan Faux Leather Pouffe, Silver from Bohemia Design, £95, Klippan Multi Coloured Twist Pouf from Interior Addict, £101.15, Country Cottage Footstool in Home Sweet Home design from Fields of Blue, £29.95, Donna Wilson Henry Zig Zag Pouffe from John Lewis, £235.
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It's that time again as we take a trip around the blogsphere.
The weather may be changeable, a Brit may or may not make it past the fourth round and David Cameron may change his mind about something else AGAIN but what we can guarantee is that we’ll keep you up to date with the goings on from our favourite interiors blogs.
This week has a kids theme as we head over to two of the finest parenting interior blogs around.
For anyone who thinks having small children means you can’t still have a stylish home, think again, as these two blog authors show us that there’s no need to compromise on style just because someone calls you Mummy or Daddy.
First up is the world of Growing Spaces, the handy work of talented journalist and mother to twins, Heather Young.
Growing Spaces was born when Heather left London and headed for the Home Counties and follows her on her journey to make a house a home.
A fascinating insight into decorating for a family, Growing Spaces is full of top tips, fabulous buys and guides. Anyone who’s ever faced the clutter-filled hallway will appreciate one of Heather’s latest postings which is all about how to create a stylish and orderly entrance to your home.
Next up is a trip to Baby Style File, a fabulous shopping blog with advice, tips and buys for the little ones in your life.
The work of stylist Poppy Norton, Mum to a little boy, Baby Style File helps you decorate your kiddies’ rooms without a hint of Disney or the latest fad in sight.
We love the carefully chosen shopping buys from storage ideas and traditional wooden toys to play tents and the loveliest of prints.
Concise, clear and a jolly good read, Poppy takes the hassle out of trawling the internet and high street.
Our favourite recent posting was these super cute rabbit prints from Supafrank. They would look fabulous in any playroom or nursery, and framed would make the perfect christening gift too.
Give your home a truly British feel with some of our best Union Jack buys.
While the Diamond Jubilee celebrations may have been and gone, the eyes of the world will continue to gaze upon our humble shores this summer. This gives you the perfect excuse to do a bit more flag waving and inject some Union Jack style into your home.
To celebrate in style, why not deck out your home in this fabulous vintage style Union Jack Bunting from Great Little Trading Company. And no dining room will be complete this summer without the Boutique Union Jack Dining Chair from Alexander and Pearl.
As for where to store all your flag waving paraphernalia? Well, in this set of Union Jack Trunks from John Lewis of course.
(Clockwise from top) Boutique Union Jack Dining Chair from Alexander and Pearl, £150, Union Jack Trunks from John Lewis, £99, Vintage Union Jack cushion cover from Lover’s lounge, £12.99, Union Jack Bunting from Great Little Trading Company, £28, Jan Constantine Union Jack Large Jug from Heal’s, £31, Lounge Lizard Union Jack 4 Drawer Chest of Drawers from The Pole House, £275.
Settle down with a cuppa for a little trip around the world of interiors blogging.
It’s that time again, so pull up a pew and settle down to see what our favourite interiors blogs have to offer.
First stop is the inspirational Decorator's Notebook which features the musings of an anonymous blogger which, in our opinion, makes it even more interesting.
From fabulous buys (it was our first peek at the new designs from Bold & Noble) to interesting snippets from the wonder that is our new social media crush Pinterest, Decorator’s Notebook has the lot.
What really impresses us, however, is the regular Room Debate series which encourages readers to have their say on rooms picked by the author.
A kind of interiors Points of View if you will (for people old enough to remember), readers are encouraged to choose their favourite and least favourite thing about the room.
Highly addictive, we reckon once you join in you’ll be hooked.
Next up is interiors journalist Ellie Tennant’s blog which is also a real treat.
Those with a good memory will know that Ellie used to work on interiors bible Ideal Home and looked after its super successful blog Home Shopping Spy. (One of our very first featured blogs we’ll have you know.)
Since going freelance, there’s hardly an interiors mag Ellie hasn’t written or styled for, so we find it amazing she has time to write her own blog.
Keeping us regularly up to date with interiors news – Joules range of bed linen was a hot off the press news exclusive – we also love the news snippets that are perfectly bite-sized bits of interiors loveliness.
It was introducing us to up-cycler Jo Gibbs and her gorgeous range of furniture for which we are most thankful. We’ve fallen for nearly everything talented Jo makes and are shipping out existing furniture to make room for it.
Remember, if you write an interiors blog and think others need to know about it, let us know.
Add some retro chic to your dining room with this Wireless Angular Retro Buffet Cabinet from Alexander and Pearl. £595
As regular readers will know, I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to retro furniture. I can often be found with my nose pressed up against the window of furniture shops looking longingly at their wares.
Which is why this Wireless Angular Retro Buffet Cabinet from Alexander and Pearl has got me reaching for the credit card.
Part of a collection of gorgeous retro style furniture, the buffet is ideal if you don’t have room for a full size sideboard.
With a generous sized cupboard and four shelves, it’s perfect for stashing away all your precious china and glassware.
This week, we take a peek into the world of Happy Interior Blog and Mad About The House.
It’s that time again folks – time to head over to our favourite interior blogs for a bit of escapism and inspiration.
This week, we take a virtual visit to the world of German-based marketing consultant Igor Josif who blogs at his Happy Interior Blog about everything that makes him happy interior wise.
And we have to say we felt instantly happy when we logged onto Igor’s blog. We love the simple, clean sections and brilliant finds in the 5 Happy Inspirations posts, the latest of which has got us dreaming about holidaying in Italy.
But what really caught our eye was the post showcasing the beautiful styling work of Susanna Vento who we’d quite like to come round and makeover our homes.
Our second blog this week is Mad About The House which is penned by journalist Kate Watson-Smyth.
Having written for The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph as well as countless interiors magazines, Kate really knows her stuff when it comes to interiors.
A brilliant source of daily interiors inspiration, we were green with envy (in a good way of course) when we saw The House Is Finished post which offers a sneaky peek around Kate’s BEAUTIFUL home. We especially love the pink fireplace in the spare bedroom.
That’s not all though, as Kate also showcases fabulous products in the Objects of Design series which can be anything from a hand blender to a super cool tea towel.
Remember, we’re always looking for beautiful and inspiring blogs to feature so if you think we’ll love yours, drop us a line.