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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.

Jonah 2 Seater Sofa from made.com

by Alexandra Thomas on February 07, 2013  |  0 comments
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Jonah 2 Seater Sofa, £499, from made.com

Add some retro style to your living space with this Jonah 2 Seater Sofa from made.com, £499.

Buying a sofa is usually a huge investment, with some people willing to splash out what others will pay for a small car on the design of their dreams.

However, if you’re on a budget, or simply don’t fancy remortgaging to get the perfect sofa, made.com’s range could be for you.

My favourite is this Jonah 2 Seater Sofa which is available in a wide selection of colours.

I particularly love this Warm Grey which is neutral without being too neutral(!) and, combined with its cute, solid beech legs, is perfect for any retro scheme.

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Percy Wood Bedside Cabinet from Oliver Bonas

by Alexandra Thomas on February 03, 2013  |  0 comments
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Percy Wood Bedside Cabinet, £285, from Oliver Bonas

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.

Quick Shop: Coat Stands

by Lisa Hill on January 21, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite coat stands

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.

1960s 746 Phone from Oliver Bonas

by Alexandra Thomas on January 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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1960s 746 Phone, £49, from Oliver Bonas

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.

Peek-a-Boo Studded Upholstered Dressing Screen from The French Bedroom Company

by Alexandra Thomas on January 04, 2013  |  0 comments
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Peek-a-Boo Studded Upholstered Dressing Screen, £485, from The French Bedroom Company

Add some glamour to open-plan living with this Peek-a-Boo Studded Upholstered Dressing Screen from The French Bedroom Company, £485.

Open-plan living is more popular than ever before and, while it’s great to have light and airy rooms, this layout doesn’t lend itself to creating more intimate spaces.

This is where using a screen can come in handy, for example, in creating somewhere for an intimate dinner or providing an area for dressing.

There’s a whole range of screens and dividers to choose from here on Furnish, but my latest crush is this Peek-a-Boo Studded Upholstered Dressing Screen from the French Bedroom Company.

Elegant and sophisticated, the screen has been covered in gorgeous white linen and accented with button studs, making it the perfect choice for either a bedroom or living/dining space.

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Wise Owl Ceramic Side Table from The French Bedroom Company

by Alexandra Thomas on December 26, 2012  |  0 comments
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Wise Owl Ceramic Side Table, currently £95, from The French Bedroom Company

Add some animal magic to your home with this Wise Owl Ceramic Side Table from The French Bedroom Company, currently reduced to £95.

Owls are still big news when it comes to interior design. From vases and cushions to wall art and sculptures, these wise old birds will instantly add some on-trend chic to any room in the home.

One of my favourite pieces is this Wise Owl Ceramic Side Table from The French Bedroom Company.

Whether you choose to use it in a bedroom or in the living room, this kitsch side table is bound to be a real talking point among guests.

Beaded Swirl Cushion from John Lewis

by Lisa Hill on November 18, 2012  |  0 comments
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Beaded Swirl Cushion, £25, from John Lewis

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!

Heart Reindeer Christmas Decoration from Design My World

by Lisa Hill on November 16, 2012  |  0 comments
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Heart Reindeer Christmas Decoration, currently £5.06, from Design My World

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.)

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Quick Shop: Side tables

by Lisa Hill on November 05, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite side tables.

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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Quick Shop: Nesting tables

by Lisa Hill on October 28, 2012  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best nesting tables.

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.

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Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock from Red Candy

by Lisa Hill on October 19, 2012  |  0 comments
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Karlsson Diamond DIY Multi Coloured Clock, £46.80, from Red Candy

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!

Quick Shop: Cosy Throws

by Lisa Hill on October 07, 2012  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best cosy throws.

Keep yourself cosy with a selection of our favourite throws.

As the days get shorter and the evenings get colder, it’s nice to have something soft and comfy to cosy up to on the sofa.

And what could be better than cuddling up with one of our lovely, warm throws? (Other than gorgeous George Clooney obviously!)

Particular favourites of mine are the beautifully patterned Klippan Mosaik Throw from Interior Addict and Missoni Home Erode Throw from Occa Home, as well as the more plain, but equally luxurious Axelle’s Pretty Blanket Throw from The French Bedroom Company.

Clockwise from top left: Pebblestone Bamboo Throw from Delve, £109; Lambswool Folk Blanket – Rust from Primrose & Plum, £140; Lambswool Throw – Chocolate from The Orchard, £105; Klippan Mosaik Throw from Interior Addict, £89; Axelle’s Pretty Blanket Throw from The French Bedroom Company, £70; Missoni Home Erode Throw from Occa Home, £236.

Jelly Beans Rug from John Lewis

by Lisa Hill on October 06, 2012  |  0 comments
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Jelly Beans Rug, from £190, from John Lewis

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.)

Quick Shop: Dining Chairs

by Lisa Hill on September 30, 2012  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite dining chairs

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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Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet from John Lewis

by Lisa Hill on September 28, 2012  |  0 comments
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Leonhard Pfeifer Abbeywood Cabinet, £599, from John Lewis

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.

Magis Globo Wall Hook from A White Room

by Lisa Hill on September 08, 2012  |  0 comments
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Magis Globo Wall Hook, £24, from A White Room

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?

Shop the Trend: Silver

by Lisa Hill on August 19, 2012  |  0 comments
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Some of our silvery favourites.

Add a silvery shine to your home with our selection of silver coloured faves.

Much as I love the colour, luxury and warmth of gold, when choosing items for my home, I tend to find myself going for the brighter, more modern, silvery look.

The super shiny Poshly Polished Silver Round Bedside Table is a lovely example and would work equally well in a bedroom or living room, while the Luxe Silver Velvet Armchair from Alexander and Pearl would give any room a luxurious touch.

Clockwise from top left: Luxe Silver Velvet Armchair from Alexander and Pearl, £295; Georg Jensen Legacy Bowl from Heal’s, £65; Poshly Polished Silver Round Bedside Table from The French Bedroom Company, £159; Chrome Effect Square Baroque Mirror Finley (Three Sizes) from Out There Interiors, from £125; Silver Embossed Bedside table from Lover’s lounge, £160; Karlsson Chrome Spider Clock from Red Candy, £30.90.

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Distressed Gold Sun Mirror "Arian" from Out There Interiors

by Lisa Hill on August 12, 2012  |  0 comments
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Distressed Gold Sun Mirror "Arian", £175, from Out There Interiors

Add some sunshine to your walls with the Distressed Gold Sun Mirror "Arian" from Out There Interiors, £175.

That may be it for Team GB’s Olympic medal haul (or maybe not as there are still a few up for grabs today), but what a day!

Well done to Ed McKeever in the amazingly fast kayak sprint, Luke Campbell for his brilliant win in the boxing, and who didn’t scream the whole way through Marvellous Mo’s race for his second gold medal.

So this may also be it for our golden fab finds here at Furnish, and what a gorgeous one we have today, with this stunning sunburst mirror from Out There Interiors.

Vinci Sofa Bed, Gold from made.com

by Lisa Hill on August 05, 2012  |  0 comments
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Vinci Sofa Bed, Gold, £199, from made.com

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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