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Keep things neat and tidy with these Letter Stamp Wall Hooks from The Orchard, £9.
I don’t know about you, but one of my New Year’s resolutions is definitely to be more organised and clutter-free.
Of course that’s top of my New Year’s resolutions most years, but I’m absolutely determined to make it past the first few weeks in 2013.
One thing I need to get sorted out pronto is my ever-growing collection of necklaces which at the moment are languishing in one of my dressing table drawers.
So I was delighted to come across these Letter Stamp Wall Hooks from The Orchard.
Made from vintage letter stamps, they have a generous hook which can be used for everything from coats in a hallway to towels in a bathroom or, in my case, jewellery.
Perfect for adding a touch of vintage chic, they’ll look great displayed in a cluster on a plain wall.
Keep cosy underfoot with this Cowhide Rug - CS66 from London Cows, £225.
For the first time in ages, I’m living with carpet again and I have to say, apart from the vacuuming (up there with washing up for me!), I am enjoying being cosier underfoot.
There’s something really comforting about padding around on carpet, especially in the colder months.
However, for all stone or wood flooring fans out there, investing in a good quality rug is well worth it.
Of course, there is an array of colours, designs and materials to choose from, but I am really rather taken with this Cowhide Rug from London Cows.
I love the subtle tones and distinctive yet understated markings, which make this rug ideal for both classic and contemporary schemes.
Give your garden a touch of the exotic with these Morocco Contemporary Hanging Baskets from Garden Beet, currently reduced to £83.60.
Now that Christmas has been and gone, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your garden.
I’m the first to admit that I’m not blessed in the green-fingered department, and prefer to leave growing things (and keeping them alive) to the other half.
However, I do love choosing accessories for the garden, and currently have my eye on these gorgeous Morocco Contemporary Hanging Baskets from Garden Beet.
Perfect for giving your garden a touch of exotic glamour, these elegant baskets will look fabulous hung alone or in a cluster.
Update your walls in an instant with this Symmetrical Flowers Wall Stickers Set from Spin Collective, £24.
If you’re feeling the post-Christmas pinch but still want to update your home interior, wall stickers are a perfect way to give your room a new look without breaking the bank.
They come in many shapes and styles but my current fave is this Symmetrical Flowers Set from Spin Collective.
Available in every colour of the rainbow (and a few more besides), the fun and funky flowers will instantly lift a plain wall whilst also lifting your spirits.
Add some animal charm to your walls with this Wildlife Dusk Plate Set from Design My World, £17.50.
Animal motifs look set to continue to be a big trend in 2013 – from owls and rabbits to foxes and birds – everything from cushions to tableware has been given a touch of animal chic.
I particularly love this set of Wildlife Dusk Plates from Design My World, which has each of the four plates featuring a different wildlife animal.
Personally, I think these plates are far too pretty to eat from, but they would look fantastic in a group on a shelf or displayed on a plain wall in a kitchen or dining room.
Tap into the typography trend with these Lina Meier Candle Letters from Rigby & Mac, £32.95.
The trend for using typography and letters in the home is as popular as ever.
From Scrabble-inspired cushions to artwork made from old bus blinds, typography products work in both classic and contemporary schemes.
I love these Lina Meier Candle Letters from Rigby & Mac which offer the perfect way to tap into this trend.
Made from pale wood and available in an array of letter choices, they’ll look fabulous used to spell out a word or a name on a mantelpiece, or as an eclectic centrepiece on a dining table.
Enjoy stylish savings with another selection of our fave homewares bargains from the sales.
There are still some great sales offers to be had here on Furnish.
John Lewis has lots of bargains still available, such as this rather cute Playnation Oil and Vinegar Set. Or this Alphabet Letters Wall Canvas is one of many great looking kids homewares currently reduced at Great Little Trading Company.
Clockwise from top left: Laura Red Pitcher from Red Candy, £9; Romany Patchwork Bench from The French Bedroom Company, £320; John Lewis Playnation Oil and Vinegar Set from John Lewis, £12; Alphabet Letters Wall Canvas from Great Little Trading Company, £40; Fonteyn Dressing Table, Walnut and Red from made.com, £399; Day Birger Et Mikkelsen – Tootsie Cushion Cover – Smoke – 40×60cm from Amara Living, £36.
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Serve your drinks in style with the gorgeous Pantone - Warm Gray 8 Tray from Amara Living, currently reduced to £24.
Those who follow interiors closely will know that colour experts Pantone have chosen Emerald as the colour of 2013.
Not for everyone, and especially not for me as I usually favour more subdued shades, you can soon expect to see a myriad of products in this jewel shade.
This Pantone – Warm Gray 8 Tray is far more my style. In a subtle shade of grey, it is beautifully made from a single sheet of birch wood, and is perfect as a gift or to serve your food and drinks in style.
Add some contemporary style to your home with this Ravena Side Table from Furniture for Home, £139.
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bedside table ever since moving into my new home, and this Ravena Side Table from Furniture for Home is ticking all the boxes.
Sleek and contemporary, it will fit in perfectly with my sleek bedroom scheme and I love the combination of the high gloss white drawer and the simple walnut base unit. Also, the handy drawer unit is great for stashing away all those odds and ends you don’t want on display.
And if you’re sorted for storage in the bedroom, then this versatile table would work equally well in the living room, making it a perfect all-rounder.
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.
Display the first spring blooms with these LSA Globe Vases from Heal's, currently reduced to £14 - £52.
I’ve never been a keen gardener – an irrational fear of worms has put paid to that – but I always love displaying the first blooms of spring in the home.
Daffodils and hyacinths are my absolute favourites and will look fabulous displayed in these LSA Globe Vases from Heal’s which are available in three sizes.
Try using a mixture of sizes in a row on a mantelpiece or group on a side table for maximum impact.
Get your five-a-day with this Philippi Twist Fruit Bowl from Occa Home, currently reduced to £60.
If you’ve overindulged this Christmas, chances are one of your New Year resolutions is to get healthier.
And, if you’re going to ditch the chocolate for fruit, you might as well do it in style. Which is why this Philippi Twist Fruit Bowl from Occa Home will be the perfect addition to any kitchen.
An eye-catching piece that will look fabulous anywhere you use it, this fruit bowl is made from twisted strands of stainless steel.
A classic design which will look good for years to come, it looks just as good empty as it does full of fruit.
Get your storage sorted with these Stacking Shelves from Duffy London, £275.
Having recently moved home, I’ve amazed myself how quickly everything has got sorted. Everything has a home… well apart from the 12 boxes of books that have got me completely stumped.
I’m keen not to over-dominate the living room with rows of shelves, but some of these treasured books just don’t deserve to be hidden away.
These Stacking Shelves from Duffy London seem to be top of the list when it comes to deciding how to have them on show.
Made from FSC wood, I love the simple box design which has been accented with delicately turned legs.
Cleverly, these sleek, yet ever-so-elegant shelves stack together, meaning you can have as many as you need. They also come in a variety of finishes, so there’s something to suit every scheme.
Hit the sales from the comfort of your sofa with our pick of the best bargains.
Many of the sellers here on Furnish are offering great discounts at the moment on their gorgeous homewares.
Verty have some super reductions, including this Cube Sheesham Blanket Box, reduced from £299 to £179, and Amara Living has discounts in all categories, including vases, bowls and cushions, such as this beautiful Pip Studio Tiles Cushion, reduced from £49.99 to £39.99.
Clockwise from top left: Samara Table Lamp from John Lewis, £45; Brown Snakeskin Console Table from Furniche, £149; Porcelain Jar Gaudy Dots from JasmineWay, £13.50; Romany Patchwork Small Cube Stool from The French Bedroom Company, £145; Cube Sheesham Blanket Box from Verty furniture, £179; Pip Studio – Tiles Cushion – Denim – 60×60cm from Amara Living, £39.99.
Liven up a little one’s room with these Light Switch Stickers from Folly, £5.95.
If you’re not a fan of Disney or the latest “in” kids’ character, then finding items to decorate little ones’ rooms can be tricky.
These Light Switch Stickers are a great way to add some fun with minimum fuss and come at a bargain price too.
Each set of stickers (boys, girls or animals) comes with four sheets of stickers including eyebrows, rosy cheeks, hair and facial hair which can be used to create “faces” for your switches.
Great for encouraging your little darlings to get involved in decorating their rooms, the options are truly endless. When they’re bored with one look, the stickers simply peel off and they’re ready to create the next.
Get ready for spring with this Butterfly Bowl from Rigby & Mac, £29.95.
Christmas may only just be over but, once the decorations come down, your home can look awfully bare.
Spring is the perfect time to treat your home to something new, and this Butterfly Bowl from Rigby & Mac is just the ticket to spruce up a dining table.
Made from glazed ceramic and covered in butterflies, dragonflies and beetles, this versatile bowl is ideal for everything from serving salad and pasta to displaying fruit.
Add some instant glamour with this Vanity Style Laser Cut Acrylic Mirror from Magpie Miller, £30.
For me, having a dressing table is the ultimate in bedroom luxury. What could be more decadent than having a dedicated area to preen and get ready for a big night out?
As well as looking for the perfect dressing table, I have a major interiors crush on this Vanity Style Laser Cut Acrylic Mirror from Magpie Miller.
I love the vintage design which is spot on for a adding a feminine touch without being too girly. Now all that’s left to do is find the dressing table to go with it.
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.
... and a Happy New Year!!!
All of us here at Furnish wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and stylish New Year!
Get creative this Christmas with this elegant LSA Serve Punch Bowl and Ladle from Heal’s, £65.
If you’re planning on throwing a lot of parties this festive period, you may want to think about concocting your own punch.
While they can be deadly, they’re also an ideal way to rid your drinks cabinet of all those obscure spirits brought back from holidays.
Of course, you’re going to need something stylish to serve it in, and we think this LSA Serve Punch Bowl and Ladle from Heal’s is the perfect choice.
Generous in size, it will be the perfect addition to any Christmas buffet table or New Year’s Eve party.