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Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings

by Alexandra Thomas on December 10, 2013  |  0 comments
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Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings, £10, from John Lewis

Give your Christmas table a Nordic touch with these Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings from John Lewis, £10.

Christmas is nearly here and, while I’ve been rather bad at buying presents, I’ve definitely got my ideas for decorating the house sorted and can’t wait to get my tree up and looking amazing.

For me one of the most important parts of decorating the home for Christmas is getting the table ready for the main event. And, this year, I’m going for a Nordic look so the table is going to be all red and white with lots of wood.

These House Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings from John Lewis are just the ticket and will add the perfect finishing touch to the Christmas table.

Personalised Xmas Tree Wall Sticker

by Alexandra Thomas on December 09, 2013  |  0 comments
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Megan Claire Personalised Family Christmas Tree Wall Sticker, from £45, from John Lewis

Add some festive charm with this Personalised Family Christmas Tree Wall Sticker from John Lewis, from £45.

With the festive season fast approaching (where did the second half of this year go), I’ve been on the hunt for quirky ways to add some Christmas charm to the home.

Not everyone has room or time to decorate a Christmas tree, so I decided to look into some alternatives and was delighted to come across this clever Megan Claire Personalised Family Christmas Tree Wall Sticker from John Lewis.

Elegant and understated, the sticker is available in five colours and offers the perfect alternative to a traditional Christmas tree and will add some instant festive flair.

Medium: £45
Large: £55

John Lewis quotes the last order date as: 16th December

Christmas Gifts for Kids

by Alexandra Thomas on December 09, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite Christmas gifts for children.

Give your little ones something special this Christmas with these gorgeous, fun accessories.

Much as kids love toys at Christmas, it is also a great opportunity to give them something special to brighten up their bedrooms. We have some gorgeous bits and pieces for children's rooms here at Furnish, sure to put a smile on their faces.

This funky Karlsson Pictogram Rainbow Wall Clock from Dutch by Design will add fun and colour, while this giant Children’s Cushion Big Lulu from JasmineWay will go down a treat in any girl’s room.

Up-and-coming interior designers will surely adore this super stylish Handmade Rabbit Cushion from Chocolate Creative to add some country-style chic to their bedroom, while budding art lovers will be thrilled with this stylish and educational Animal ABC Print from Folly.

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Claire XL Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on December 08, 2013  |  0 comments
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Claire XL Pendant Light, £144, from Neofurn

Add some drama with this Claire XL Pendant Light from Neofurn, £144.

Chandeliers aren’t for everyone, especially if you favour a more contemporary interior, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a real statement with your lighting.

We have some gorgeous contemporary lighting here at Furnish but this show-stopping Claire XL Pendant Light from Neofurn really caught my eye.

Ideal for creating a focal point, this splendid pendant light features a multitude of crystal droplets encased in a bronze-coloured acrylic shell.

Perfect for creating an impressive hallway, this light will also look fabulous hanging above a super contemporary dining room table.

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Claire XL crystal droplets

Sagaform Cheese Dome and Board

by Alexandra Thomas on December 07, 2013  |  0 comments
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Sagaform Cheese Dome and Board, £35, from John Lewis

Eat your way through a mountain of cheese with this Sagaform Cheese Dome and Board from John Lewis, £35.

Not being a massive fan of turkey, I never really look forward to consuming the big bird at Christmas, but what I do look forward to is gorging myself silly on cheese.

From Gorgonzola to Brie, for me the festive period definitely isn’t complete without having some delicious cheeses on hand to see you through from Christmas Eve to New Years Day. (And everyone knows cheese is the perfect hangover cure right?)

And what better way to display them than with this simple yet ever so stylish Sagaform Cheese Dome and Board from John Lewis.

Offering the perfect way to serve cheese at your dining table, the handy cover will ensure everything stays fresh and delicious.

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Baroque & Rock Champagne Flute

by Alexandra Thomas on December 06, 2013  |  0 comments
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Baroque & Rock Champagne Flute, £9, from Red Candy

Toast the new year with these Baroque & Rock Champagne Flutes from Red Candy, £9.

I don’t know about you, but I seem to have spent a lot of time recently wondering just where 2013 has gone. Now we’re almost at the final furlong, my thoughts have turned to how I’m going to be celebrating the arrival of 2014.

Loving my house as much as I do, I’ve decided not to venture into London’s West End and instead have a little soiree at home with some close friends.

Of course we’ll be toasting 2014 in style but, as my friends can get a little raucous, I’m not keen on risking my favourite champagne flutes.

However, as fizz just doesn’t taste the same in those funny little plastic glasses, I’m investing in these Baroque & Rock Champagne Flutes from Red Candy.

Sturdy yet elegant, these acrylic embossed glasses are great for any occasion where you want to keep your precious glasses safe and sound.

Alessi Set of 10 Christmas Baubles

by Alexandra Thomas on December 05, 2013  |  0 comments
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Alessi Set of 10 Christmas Baubles, £140, from Design 55

Add a touch of kitsch to your tree with this Alessi Set of 10 Christmas Baubles from Design 55, £140.

I have to admit to being a total snob about Christmas decorations. I have no outside lights, definitely no tinsel and absolutely on no account whatsoever any fake snow adorning window corners.

However, even I can’t resist a bit of kitsch, and I totally adore this Alessi Set of 10 Christmas Baubles from Design 55.

Each one features a character from the nativity to give your tree a touch of history but in the cutest way possible.

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Dinosaur Duvet Cover Set

by Alexandra Thomas on December 04, 2013  |  0 comments
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Dinosaur Duvet Cover Set, £40 - £55, from Great Little Trading Company

Bring the Jurassic back to life with this Dinosaur Duvet Cover Set from GLTC, from £40.

I have yet to meet a boy or girl who isn’t fascinated with dinosaurs so, if you’re looking to update your little one’s bedding this Christmas, I may have found just the thing.

This gorgeous Dinosaur Duvet Cover Set from Great Little Trading Company comes in a lovely dark blue, and features a tartan pterodactyl, stegosaurus and (not too scary) T Rex.

Just the thing for any budding palaeontologist.

To fit toddler bed - £40
To fit single bed - £55

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Diamante Martini Cocktail Glasses

by Alexandra Thomas on December 03, 2013  |  0 comments
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Set of two Diamante Martini Cocktail Glasses, £39.99, from Design 55

Say cheers in style with this set of two Diamante Martini Cocktail Glasses from Design 55, £39.99.

Party season is upon us and if you plan to hold a soiree or two over the Christmas period, an audit of your glassware is essential.

From wine glasses to elegant champagne flutes, we’ve got everything you need to get the party started.

And if you’re thinking of hosting a sophisticated cocktail party, then a set of decent martini or cocktail glasses is essential.

I love this Set of two Diamante Martini Cocktail Glasses by Dartington Crystal from Design 55 which are embellished with crystals made from Swarovski elements. Now all you have to decide is if you want your martini shaken or stirred…

Yoko Sofa Bed in Saffron Orange

by Alexandra Thomas on December 02, 2013  |  0 comments
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Yoko Sofa Bed in Saffron Orange, £199, from made.com

Get ready for guests with this Yoko Sofa Bed in Saffron Orange from made.com, £199.

Christmas doesn’t just bring gifts, mince pies and a sprinkling of snow, it also brings guests. Some of them might be expected but you can guarantee there will be some unexpected ones too.

Keeping a stash of towels and extra bed linen is one way to stay prepared, but what do you do if you haven’t got a spare room?

A sofabed is a great solution and we have some fabulous designs here at Furnish.

Our pick of the bunch is this Yoko Sofa Bed from made.com.

Easy to change from sofa to bed, this simple, sleek design will suit any interior, and this saffron orange version is great for adding a pop of colour.

Also available in grey, black, brown and cream.

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Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

by Alexandra Thomas on December 01, 2013  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best gifts for gardeners

Find gorgeous gifts for your green-fingered friends with our Christmas Gift Guide for Gardeners.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a wannabe Alan Titchmarsh or Rachel de Thame, we have some great gardening gifts for your green-fingered friends.

From watering cans to bird feeders to garden tools, we have everything to make sure your loved ones’ gardens bloom this coming year.

To help them adhere to the inevitable hose pipe ban in a few months’ time, this Orla Kiely Watering Can from Design 55 is just the ticket, while twitchers will be delighted with this Blomus Nido Bird Feeder by Red Candy.

And to keep seeds neat and tidy, look no further than this simple yet stylish Garden Trading Large Seed Box in Gooseberry from Amara Living.

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Archie Dog Floor Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on November 30, 2013  |  0 comments
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Archie Dog Floor Lamp, £75, from Lifestyle Bazaar

Add some canine charm to your home with this super kitsch Archie Dog Floor Lamp from Lifestyle Bazaar, £75.

I make no secret of being slightly obsessed with dogs and that I’m rather partial to a dog accessory or two in the home.

We have lots of dog-inspired pieces here on Furnish from cushions to doorstops but I’ve fallen totally head over heels in love with this Archie Dog Floor Lamp from Lifestyle Bazaar.

Modelled on a real life whippet, this unusual and definitely kitsch floor lamp is the perfect way to add a touch of tongue-in-cheek humour.

Try using this gorgeous lamp in a hallway to give your guests a warm welcome or in your living room as an interesting focal point.

Also ideal as a Christmas pressie for any dog lovers in your life.

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Stockholm Dining Chair

by Alexandra Thomas on November 29, 2013  |  0 comments
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Stockholm Dining Chair, £207.50, from Lovers Lounge

Give your Christmas a Skandi touch with this Stockholm Dining Chair from Lovers Lounge, £207.50.

Changing your dining chairs is a perfect way to give your dining room a new look with minimum fuss, and what better time of year to have a quick revamp than at Christmas.

We have some fantastic dining chairs here at Furnish from classic to contemporary but, given my love of Scandinavian furniture, I’m smitten with these Stockholm Dining Chairs from Lovers Lounge.

Crafted from oak, these simple, yet ever so stylish, chairs epitomise Scandinavian design and will add a sleek, contemporary look to your dining space.

Try teaming with the matching table or pair with a sleek, white gloss table for an eclectic look.

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Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves

by Alexandra Thomas on November 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves, £229, from mykidecoroom

Help your kids keep things tidy with this Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves from mykidecoroom, £229.

With Christmas comes lots of new stuff, especially for little ones, so it’s a good idea to get ahead of the game and get your storage sorted now.

To encourage little ones to keep their new toys and games neatly tidied away, fun children's storage solutions are essential.

We love this Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves from mykidecoroom which is ideal for stashing away a multitude of stuff including books and small toys, while also providing a desk space for kiddies to sit at.

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Rustic Glass Baubles

by Alexandra Thomas on November 27, 2013  |  0 comments
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Rustic Glass Baubles, £16.95, from Daisy West

Enjoy some Christmas sparkle with these Rustic Glass Baubles from Daisy West, £16.95.

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about adding festive touches to the home.

We have some beautiful Christmas decorations here on Furnish from contemporary to classic with some fun ones to boot.

I’ve decided to have a complete revamp this year and am ditching my contemporary silver and white decs for something a little softer. Which is why I’m delighted to have come across these Rustic Glass Baubles from Daisy West.

Made from recycled glass and available as a set of six, they are perfect for adding some delicate glamour to your Christmas decorations.

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Geometric Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on November 26, 2013  |  1 comment
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Geometric Cushion, £38, from Art Star

Add some bold and vibrant pattern with this Geometric Cushion from Art Star, £38.

Geometrics are big news when it comes to interiors at the moment, with everything from cushions to rugs being covered in bold, angular patterns.

From Missoni-esque zigzags to large scale triangles, squares and diamonds, no self-respecting follower of interiors trends will be without a geometric accessory this autumn/winter.

This Geometric Cushion from Art Star offers the perfect way to tap into this trend.

With a riot of colours, this cushion isn’t for the faint hearted, but will definitely add drama to a plain sofa or to crisp, white bed linen.

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Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on November 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light, £49.95, from Design 55

Add a touch of metallic to your scheme with this Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light from Design 55, from £49.95.

Metallics are always big news in interiors and this year is no different. On my whistle-stop tour of London Design Festival back in September, you could barely move for accessories made from gold, silver and copper.

Copper offers a more sophisticated, somehow less brash way of introducing a metallic to your scheme, which is perhaps why it’s currently so on trend.

This Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light from Design 55 offers a perfect, understated way to tap into this look. It is made from plastic but each petal is coloured in a gorgeous copper tone.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this pendant light will look great hung on its own or for added drama as several in a row over a dining room table.

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Editors Choice: Christmas Tableware

by Alexandra Thomas on November 24, 2013  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best Christmas tableware

Get ready for festive feasting with this gorgeous Christmas tableware.

With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the ideal time to start thinking about creating the perfect festive table.

We have some gorgeous Christmas tableware here at Furnish perfect for the Christmas period from elegant candlesticks for a Christmas Eve supper to simple yet stylish decanters which are perfect for serving a tipple or two.

Ideal for adding a Scandi-chic look, this cute Woodland Christmas Tree Bowl from John Lewis features a simple Christmas tree motif and is just the ticket for serving everything from mince pies to Christmas pud.

Meanwhile no self-respecting festive feast would be complete without a glass or two of mulled wine, and what nicer way to serve it than with this Sagaform Set of 4 Mulled Wine Thermal Glasses from Design 55.

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Ercol Windsor Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on November 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Ercol Windsor Armchair Model 204, £450, from Chairs Revived

Invest in a design classic with this Ercol Windsor Armchair Model 204 from Chairs Revived, £450.

Ercol is a national treasure, and owning a piece from this iconic furniture brand is something every self-respecting design aficionado dreams of.

While the company is still very much making furniture, there are plenty of vintage treasures to be found such as this Ercol Windsor Armchair from Chairs Revived.

Lovingly restored, this sleek armchair has been updated with a soft green seat cushion and is available with a vibrant Orla Kiely Multi Stem print scatter cushion to add a touch of colour and reinforce the retro look.

Perfect as a lounge chair in the living room, this unique and iconic piece will also look fabulous in the bedroom.

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Moustache Bottlestopper

by Alexandra Thomas on November 22, 2013  |  0 comments
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Jonathan Adler Moustache White Bottlestopper, £18, from Amara Living

Give your drinks a quirky touch with this Jonathan Adler Moustache White Bottlestopper from Amara Living, £18.

It’s that time of year when facial hair unexpectedly appears on your colleagues, friends and loved ones.

Yes, it’s Movember, the annual charity fundraiser which welcomes, indeed positively encourages, moustaches.

Perfect for celebrating Movember in style, this cute Moustache White Bottlestopper from Amara Living is made from white glazed stoneware. Looks great while keeping your drinks fresh and fizzy.

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