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Wild & Wolf 746 Phone

by Alexandra Thomas on August 22, 2014  |  0 comments
Wild & Wolf 746 Phone in Concrete Grey

Go retro with this stylish Wild & Wolf 746 Phone, £39.

Regular readers will know I’m a sucker for anything retro and, as I live in a 70s townhouse, I’m always on the hunt for original or repro accessories to add to my home.

Which is why I was thrilled to come across the latest collection of Wild & Wolf phones by Red Candy.

I already have a Trim Phone in my living room, but I need one for upstairs and I’ve definitely got my eye on this Wild & Wolf 746 Phone in Concrete Grey.

Naturally, I love the retro styling, but what I adore most is the clever colour combination of grey and orange; adding just enough colour without being too overpowering.

And best of all, my new bedroom scheme is grey and white, which means it’s win win all round.

Donkey Stool

by Alexandra Thomas on August 20, 2014  |  0 comments
Donkey Stool

Add some fun to your furniture with this Donkey Stool, £345.

With the summer holidays, I’ve been thinking a lot about the little ones in my life. They’re a stylish bunch my little friends, so I’m sure they’d appreciate and share my love of interiors.

We have some great stuff for kids here at Furnish from children’s furniture and wall stickers to children’s lights and accessories.

One of my favourite pieces is this Donkey Stool by Out There Interiors.

Made from solid ash, this super stylish stool is perfect for any budding interior design aficionado, whilst also being sturdy enough to be used as a side table or as a stool for grown-up bottoms.

Editors Choice: Tempting tea towels

by Alexandra Thomas on August 17, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite tea towels

Brighten up your kitchen with our pick of fantastic tea towels.

I’m yet to meet anyone who actively enjoys washing up but, if you’re not blessed with a machine that does it for you, then investing in some stylish tea towels will hopefully, at least, make the drying up a little more bearable.

We have some super tea towels here at Furnish, all great at adding colour and pattern to your kitchen.

This Robots Tea Towel by Kukka will charm all ages while this Bear Tea Towel in Magenta by Artstar is equally delightful.

For those who prefer things to be a little more simple, this Red Heart Tea Towel by Red Candy has a classic colour combination of red and white, and will suit both contemporary and classic schemes.

Meanwhile, this Metamorphosis Tea Towel features a striking owl design, which is also available in matching cups, saucers and mugs.

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Aztec Cushions

by Alexandra Thomas on August 14, 2014  |  0 comments
Aztec Cushions

Introduce pattern and colour with these Aztec Cushions, £45.

Aztec prints are big fashion news at the moment so it’s no surprise, as with many other catwalk trends, that these bold, vibrant patterns are also making an appearance in the home.

These Aztec Cushions by The French Bedroom Company are ideal for brightening up a plain sofa or giving an oomph to your bed linen, or you could even use them outside on your garden furniture.

Each cushion in this set of three has a slightly different pattern and uses different colour combinations, allowing you to use them together as a bold style statement or singularly with plain cushions in complementary shades.

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Squirrel & Nut Deckchair

by Alexandra Thomas on August 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Squirrel & Nut Deckchair

Sit back and relax with this Squirrel & Nut Deckchair, £135.

There’s possibly nothing that screams British summertime more than the classic deckchair.

Perfect for relaxing at home or on the beach, these simple chairs have been around forever, and are ideal for an afternoon snooze in the sun.

We have a great selection of deck chairs here at Furnish but one of my favourites is this Squirrel & Nut Deckchair by Amara Living.

With a hardwood frame and cotton canvas sling, this deckchair is extremely cute with its squirrels and acorns.

All you need now is a glass of Pimms, a gorgeous summer’s day and a good book. Perfect!

Colour watch: Citrus shades

by Alexandra Thomas on August 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our citrus favourites

Add some zing to your home with our selection of brightly coloured buys.

As we approach the middle of summer, whether in rain or in shine, there couldn’t be a better time to inject some fresh, zingy, citrus colours to your scheme.

For lovers of lime, this Bugatti Citrus Juicer by Red Candy will instantly brighten up any kitchen worktop, as will this High And Dry Dishrack by Design My World.

Orange obsessives are catered for too; this retro-inspired Orbit Side Table by Naken Interiors is perfect for any room in the home, while this Larry Orange Outdoor Bean Bag by Neofurn is ideal for the garden.

Yellow is possibly the ultimate summer colour, so if you want to add some sunshine brightness, this Kandinsky Cuckoo Clock by Red Candy will become the focal point of any room, while this Eden Yellow Industrial Cage Pendant Light by Alexander and Pearl adds colour to a more industrial scheme.

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Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair

by Alexandra Thomas on August 10, 2014  |  0 comments
Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair

Enjoy classic vintage style with this Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair, £1,395.

Regular readers will know that I am completely obsessed with chairs. I have as many as I can possibly squeeze into my home, I have prints of classic chairs on the wall and I even have a whole shelf on my bookcase dedicated to the design of chairs.

So, while I don’t have the room for a new chair, that doesn’t mean I can’t look, and my new favourite is this Vogue Copper & Grey Lounge Chair by Alexander and Pearl.

With a striking, on-trend copper base and simple yet comfortable grey upholstery, this statement piece will look fantastic in the bedroom or living space, particularly when teamed with a bright neon pink or yellow cushion.

Also available as an armchair model.

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Laundry Punch Bag

by Alexandra Thomas on August 09, 2014  |  0 comments
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Laundry Punch Bag

Keep dirty laundry stashed away with this Laundry Punch Bag, £20.

Laundry bins are the bugbear of my life because, although they’re completely necessary, they’re not always the most attractive of items. So much so, I hide mine away in a cupboard so it never sees the light of day.

Which is why I was delighted to come across this fab Laundry Punch Bag by Rose & Grey.

Designed to look like a punch bag, and working as one when full, it is great for easing the frustrations of laundry day.

Also ideal as a gift for older children or teenagers to encourage them to keep their dirty laundry tidied away.

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Geometric Beech Suspension Light

by Alexandra Thomas on August 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Geometric Beech Suspension Light

Update your lighting with a Geometric Beech Suspension Light, £39.90.

While it is still summer, the days are steadily getting shorter, so there’s no better time to sort out your lighting scheme in time for autumn.

Lighting is a notoriously tricky element of interior design to get right, which is why many get it wrong.

A simple trick is to make sure you have more than one lighting source in a room (e.g. table lights, pendant lamps, etc.) so you have different lights for various purposes. Adding a dimmer switch is a great idea too if you want to create varying atmospheres.

This Geometric Beech Suspension Light by Cachette has just jumped to the top of my wish list and I can’t wait to get it in my home.

Available in a range of shapes, these lights have been crafted from solid wood and will look equally stylish used alone or grouped together.

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Kenwood kMix Brights Stand Mixer

by Alexandra Thomas on August 01, 2014  |  0 comments
Kenwood kMix Brights Stand Mixer in Blue

Add some retro style to your kitchen with this Kenwood kMix Brights Stand Mixer, £350.

I’ll be honest – I don’t really need a food mixer. I definitely don’t bake enough cakes or make enough bread to warrant one, and I already have a whole host of “must-have” kitchen gadgets I never use.

But I could be persuaded to go all Mary Berry if I had this gorgeous Kenwood kMix Brights Stand Mixer by Red Candy.

Deliciously retro, it would be a welcome addition to my kitchen for its looks alone, but if you are a whizz when it comes to meringues, then it’s good to know it’s got loads of functions to make whipping up tasty treats an absolute breeze.

Also available in raspberry red, orange, pink and yellow.

Brown Open Weave Bench

by Alexandra Thomas on July 31, 2014  |  0 comments
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Brown Open Weave Bench

Relax in style with this Brown Open Weave Bench, £197.

I’ve always been a bit ‘meh’ when it comes to having benches in the garden; for me they can either look like they belong in a park or are too ornate to fit in with the sleek style I favour.

However, from our fab range of garden benches here at Furnish, I’ve found (and now have my heart set on) this Brown Open Weave Bench by Lover’s lounge.

With a contemporary, yet intricately woven back, this bench has sleek legs and a generous cushion allowing you to comfortably relax in your outdoor space and enjoy the sun.

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Trend Watch: Super stripes

by Alexandra Thomas on July 27, 2014  |  0 comments
Some of our striped favourites

Give your home a smart look with our round up of striped goodies.

Stripes are a perennial favourite, however, they always make me think of summer. Maybe it’s all those Breton tops and denim shorts combos you see when the sun decides to shine, or perhaps it’s because they’re particularly nautical in style.

I adore a stripe in the home as well as in fashion; they’re easy to incorporate into any room from kitchen to bathroom, and suit any scheme whether contemporary or classic.

Great for keeping your bits and pieces hidden and being super stylish at the same time, I love this Paulie Orange & White Stripe Storage Cube Trunk by Alexander and Pearl, while this Black Stripe Cushion by Naken Interiors will instantly update any bed, chair or sofa.

This Swish Black and White Striped Armchair by Lover’s lounge offers a subtle way to incorporate the trend and can easily be combined with other patterns without appearing too garish, while this Multi-Striped Chest of Drawers by Out There Interiors is ideal for those who are bold when it comes to decorating the home.

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Joseph Joseph Baking Gift Set

by Alexandra Thomas on July 27, 2014  |  0 comments
Joseph Joseph Baking Gift Set

Bake beautifully with this Joseph Joseph Baking Gift Set, £35.

If you love baking and could easily be a contestant on the next series of The Great British Bakeoff, chances are you have all the paraphernalia you need.

However if, like me, you’re just starting out then you need to make sure you have the right equipment.

We have a whole host of baking and kitchenware here on Furnish from mixing bowls to pretty storage tins but I’ve got my heart set on this super cool Joseph Joseph Baking Gift Set by Red Candy.

With an adjustable rolling pin, clever spatula and pastry brush, and all-important timer, this intelligent kit will ensure Mary Berry et al will be desperate to taste your wares.

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Scion Zig Zag Soap Dispenser

by Alexandra Thomas on July 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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Scion Zig Zag Soap Dispenser

Add some pattern and colour with this Scion Zig Zag Soap Dispenser, £13.

I’m always looking for ways to brighten up my fairly dull bathroom, whether by adding colourful patterned towels or using wall stickers to jazz up the walls.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution, then this Scion Zig Zag Soap Dispenser by Amara Living is ideal.

Bright, bold and definitely beautiful, it will add colour and pattern to your basin in a flash, and mean you don’t have to worry about unsightly hand wash dispensers.

Also available in the range is a bath mat, tumbler, soap dish and toilet brush which look great teamed with a chic white bathroom.

Quick Shop: Keeping Cool

by Alexandra Thomas on July 19, 2014  |  0 comments
Keeping Cool

Keep your cool in the summer months with these inspired buys.

No sooner is a heatwave announced then we all start calling for rain. Turns out when it comes to weather; you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

So, if the heat is getting to you, we have some great products that will ensure you keep your cool when everyone around you is losing theirs.

If picnics and al fresco dining are your thing then you’ll need this Menu Picnic Wine Cooler by Gifts with Style, which will keep your bottle of plonk nicely chilled. Meanwhile, the TEA-JAY Ice Tea Maker Kit by Naken Interiors is a unique item perfect for iced tea and other chilled mixed drinks.

Naturally, you’ll want some ice cream or sorbet in this weather so serve it in style with this funky Alessi Big Love Ice Cream Bowl by Red Candy, which is available in a myriad of bright colours.

And finally, for a bit of fun, we couldn’t resist this Newgate Ice Lolly Wall Clock, also by Red Candy, which is perfect for adding some summer charm to your home.

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Anorak Melamine Rolling Hills Plate

by Alexandra Thomas on July 19, 2014  |  0 comments
Anorak Melamine Rolling Hills Plate

Enjoy al fresco dining with this Anorak Melamine Rolling Hills Plate, £5.50.

The forecast is looking good and with the sun comes the chance to get outside for some al fresco dining, either in your garden or with a picnic.

Unless you’re really posh, you probably won’t want to risk your best china, which is why melamine makes an ideal alternative.

We have a great range of melamine goodies here at Furnish, with this Anorak Rolling Hills Melamine Plate by Amara Living really catching my eye.

Simple yet ever so sweet, these durable plates are ideal for everything from salads to sandwiches.

And if you’re looking for bowls and beakers too you’ll be pleased to know they are also available in this range.

Brick Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on July 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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Brick Vase

Create a simple floral display with this Brick Vase, £30.

As a lover of fresh flowers in the home, I have amassed a rather impressive collection of vases, however, after recently deciding that mine were all rather girly, I have fallen for this Brick Vase by Naken Interiors.

Sturdy and stylish, it will definitely add a masculine look to my floral displays, and I adore the juxtaposition of something so solid containing something so delicate.

Great for teaming with glass designs to create an eclectic centrepiece for a dining table, this vase will look equally good alone on a sideboard.

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Editors Choice: Bar Stools

by Alexandra Thomas on July 13, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite bar stools

Make the most of your kitchen space with our great selection of bar stools.

A bar stool is an great piece of kit and can instantly transform otherwise dead space in your kitchen.

And there’s no need for an expansive breakfast bar as, with just the end of a worktop, you have the perfect place to perch whether it’s for breakfast or an after-work cocktail.

With an array of bar stools to choose from here at Furnish, there’s something to suit every style and budget.

Perfect for adding a touch of girly chic to any kitchen/diner space, this Luke Acrylic Pink Bar Stool by Neofurn will instantly add a pop of colour, while this Manhattan Wood & Iron Bar Stool by Alexander & Pearl is ideal for adding a subtle industrial touch.

For those who prefer to keep things sleek and simple, this Chrome Bar Stool by London Cows is sure to be a hit, while design lovers will adore this Raft Bar Stool by Naken Interiors.

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Rustic Grey Heart Mirror

by Alexandra Thomas on July 12, 2014  |  0 comments
Rustic Grey Heart Mirror

Add some romance to your home with this Rustic Grey Heart Mirror, £40.

Mirrors offer a great way to instantly lift a room and rejuvenate a plain wall. They also help increase the feeling of light and space, which is particularly useful if you want to brighten up a gloomy corner or area.

We have a great range of mirrors to choose from here at Furnish from elaborate over-mantel designs to sleek, full length options, which are perfect for a contemporary interior.

I love this Rustic Grey Heart Mirror by Primrose & Plum that has been crafted from metal and finished with a rope hanging strap.

Simple and understated, yet ever-so stylish, this mirror will work well in every room in the home from bathroom to hallway.

Vintage Martini Cocktail Glasses

by Alexandra Thomas on July 08, 2014  |  0 comments
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Vintage Martini Cocktail Glasses

Enjoy stylish cocktails with these Vintage Martini Cocktail Glasses, £17.88.

While I love vintage furniture, I have to admit to feeling a little bit squeamish about eating and drinking from vintage crockery and glasses.

So, in my search for some new, vintage-style tableware I am thrilled to have come across these gorgeous Vintage Martini Cocktail Glasses by Solavia, which are just what I’ve been looking for.

Of course they’re perfect for serving all different kind of martinis, but they’re also ideal for a Cosmopolitan or (my personal favourite) a Negroni.

Best of all they’re much more affordable than they look, which means they won’t break the bank.