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Felt Flower Magazine Holder

by Alexandra Thomas on October 29, 2013  |  0 comments
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Felt Flower Magazine Holder, £25, from Dutch by Design

Keep your magazines in order with this Felt Flower Magazine Holder from Dutch by Design, £25.

Felt is one of my favourite fabrics, and I’m convinced it’s because I adored the Fuzzy Felts sets when I was little.

Tactile, versatile and extremely comfortable, I’m on the hunt for felt accessories to give my home a cosy feel for autumn and winter.

One buy that’s at the top of my shopping list is this Felt Flower Magazine Holder from Dutch by Design.

Designed to look like a flower head, each “petal” has been created to hold a copy of your favourite read which makes keeping your magazines in order an absolute breeze.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Poster

by Alexandra Thomas on October 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Story Poster, £24.99, Fields of Blue

Add a literary touch with this Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Story Poster from Fields of Blue, £24.99.

Adding artwork to your kiddies’ rooms is the perfect way of updating the space without committing to wallpaper or paint colours.

We have a fantastic selection of kid-friendly posters and paintings here on Furnish, but my favourite piece of children's art is this Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Story Poster from Fields of Blue.

The poster is made up of all of the words from this well-known tale (condensed of course!) and features a simple silhouette of the story’s famous heroine.

Great for adding a sophisticated touch, this poster is ideal for anyone who’s fallen in love with this fantastical book.

Spool Wall Hangers

by Alexandra Thomas on October 26, 2013  |  0 comments
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Spool Wall Hangers, £10, The Orchard

Keep your coats in check with these Spool Wall Hangers from The Orchard, £10.

Despite generally being in love with my home, its tiny, narrow hallway annoys me so much, not least because there’s no room for the vintage-style coat stand I’ve craved for over a decade now.

However, sulking over not being able to have it doesn’t solve the problem of where to stash my coats and jackets.

So I’m delighted as, having found these Spool Wall Hangers from The Orchard, I no longer need a coat stand, and needn’t fret about my coats ending up in a messy pile.

Designed to look like spools of thread, these wall hangers are ideal for adding a quirky touch to a hallway and creating a clutter free space.

Large White Brick Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on October 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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Large White Brick Wallpaper, £30, from Graham & Green

Give your walls a makeover with this Large White Brick Wallpaper from Graham & Green, £30.

Creating a feature wall can be tricky if you’re not a fan of pattern or bold colours, particularly if you quickly tire of new decors. However, if you do want to create a focal point without using a vibrant wallpaper or paint colour, all is not lost.

The solution comes courtesy of this clever Large White Brick Wallpaper from Graham & Green.

Designed to mimic a painted exposed brick wall, but without the hassle of wire brushing and treating, this wallpaper is great for those who want to add a subtle statement to their space.

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GreenGate Fay Blue Soup Bowl

by Alexandra Thomas on October 24, 2013  |  0 comments
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GreenGate Fay Blue Soup Bowl, £16, from Occa Home

Serve your soup in super style with the GreenGate Fay Blue Soup Bowl from Occa Home, £16.

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons and one pastime I absolutely love as the temperatures start to fall is making batches of delicious soups. Any given Sunday I can be found in the kitchen peeling, chopping and liquidising, before enjoying the fruits of my labour.

As such I am always looking for stylish new soup bowls and my new favourite is this GreenGate Fay Blue Soup Bowl from Occa Home.

In beautiful shades of blue, this bowl makes sure your soup looks as good as it tastes.

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Silver Arthouse Cluster Shelves

by Alexandra Thomas on October 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Silver Arthouse Cluster Shelves, £99, from The French Bedroom Company

Glam up your storage with these Silver Arthouse Cluster Shelves from The French Bedroom Company, £99.

Regular readers will know I’m obsessed with storage. In fact, I was recently accused by a ‘friend’ that I only buy stuff so I can figure out ways to store it – and I have to admit they may have a point.

My latest storage solution crush are these gorgeous Silver Arthouse Cluster Shelves from The French Bedroom Company.

Taking influence from Baroque-style frames, these elegant shelves have been given a distressed, antique silver finish.

Ideal for any room in the home, they can be hung vertically or horizontally, and are perfect for housing everything from books in a living room or bedroom, to toiletries in the bathroom.

Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables

by Alexandra Thomas on October 22, 2013  |  0 comments
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Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables, £175, from Graham & Green

Add a subtle splash of colour with this Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables from Graham & Green, £175.

It would appear that I’ve inherited my Mum’s love of occasional tables. Seriously, that woman can’t walk past an antiques shop without popping into buy one, and I seem to be following in her footsteps.

Which is why I’ve rather fallen for this Set of Two Fuchsia Framed Side Tables from Graham & Green. Simple, yet ever so stylish, they are made from understated wooden tops and industrial-style, fuchsia powder-coated legs.

Great for use in the living room or bedroom, I’m going to use both in my living room – one for my house phone (yes I know – how novel!) and the other as a side table next to the sofa.

Where would you put yours?

Word Map of London

by Alexandra Thomas on October 21, 2013  |  0 comments
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Word Map of London, £24.95, from Folly

Bring city life to your walls with this Word Map of London from Folly, £24.95.

It’s no secret to regular readers that I’m passionate about my hometown of London. Don’t get me wrong; sometimes it’s a love/hate relationship, particularly when they shut Oxford Circus tube station when I’m desperate to get home.

But, on the whole, I love it much more than I hate it, and every time I take a walk over Waterloo Bridge I fall in love with it a little bit more.

This Word Map of London from Folly ensures I always have a reminder of London and its eccentricities to hand.

Cleverly matching titbits of information with their relevant London location, it brings London to life and will add interest to any wall.

Quick Shop: Throws

by Alexandra Thomas on October 20, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite throws

Enjoy getting cosied up with our selection of sumptuous throws.

With the temperature starting to drop, it’s time to start thinking about cosying up and, if you don’t want the central heating blasting out 24/7, a warming throw is an essential piece of autumnal kit.

We have some gorgeous throws here at Furnish from sumptuous faux fur designs to stylish knitted versions, and a few designer choices to boot.

This Emily Knitted Throw from The French Bedroom Company is a great addition to the bedroom or draped on a sofa, while the Missoni Home Jocker Throw from Heal’s incorporates just the most gorgeous jewelled colours.

And with Christmas not far away, we couldn’t resist this Tomte Knitted Throw from made.com which features a super cute reindeer design.

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Best In Show Wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on October 19, 2013  |  0 comments
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Best In Show Wallpaper, currently reduced to £93, from Heal's

Give your walls a lift with this Best In Show Wallpaper from Heal’s, £93.

If you’ve had enough of plain, painted walls then it’s definitely time to start thinking about switching to wallpaper.

A fabulous way to add pattern and colour to even the dullest of spaces, we have some fab wallpapers to choose from, whether you're looking for classic and simple or bold and beautiful.

If you’re feeling daring and, like me, can’t resist a dog-themed design, then you’ll love this Best In Show Wallpaper from Heal’s.

A striking combination of magenta and pewter, it features flocked silhouettes of various dog breeds.

Great for adding some colour and pattern to even the plainest of rooms, you’re bound to go barking mad (!!!) for this wallpaper.

Norm 69 Pendant

by Alexandra Thomas on October 18, 2013  |  0 comments
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Norm 69 Large Pendant, £85, from Design My World

Treat your home to a design classic with this Norm 69 Pendant from Design My World, £85.

Every home deserves a design classic. My own is an Iittala vase which was a much-treasured gift. I did have a Starck Ghost chair but sold it (something I’ve regretted ever since) and I’m currently saving my pennies to one day have an Eames Lounger.

And not all design classics mean breaking the bank as this Norm 69 Large pendant light from Design My World proves.

This classic light fitting has adorned many design aficionados’ homes over the years, and is a great way to create a focal point in any room.

Ideal for creating a simple yet dramatic welcome in a hallway or as a centrepiece over a dining table, its simple design ensures it fits with any style of decor.

Vernay Cabinet from made.com

by Alexandra Thomas on October 17, 2013  |  0 comments
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Vernay Cabinet, £399, from made.com

Add colour and style with this Vernay Cabinet from made.com, £399.

Chairs used to be my passion but, over recent years, sideboards seem to have risen through the ranks in my affections.

Perhaps it’s because not that long ago I bagged myself a vintage G Plan for an absolute song, and it’s become one of my most treasured possessions.

We’ve got a great selection of sideboards and display cabinets here on Furnish from classic to contemporary, but this Vernay Cabinet from made.com has really caught my eye.

With gorgeous colourful drawers and a solid ash top, it is a very striking piece, and would take pride of place in any room.

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Kaleidoscope Rug from Element Interiors

by Alexandra Thomas on October 16, 2013  |  0 comments
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Kaleidoscope Rug, from £580, from Element Interiors

Cosy up your floors with this Kaleidoscope Rug from Element Interiors, from £580.

Autumn has well and truly arrived so what better way to give your home a cosy feel than by adding a sumptuous rug? We have a fab selection of rugs here on Furnish ranging from animal hides to fluffy, cosy designs ideal for sinking your toes into on cold mornings.

And if you’re looking to add some pattern and colour, then this Kaleidoscope Rug from Element Interiors is the perfect choice.

Crafted from 100% wool, each rug has been hand tufted and is available in blue, green, purple and brown making it a great choice for floors that need a touch of colour.

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Moroccan Fuchsia Leather Pouffe from Rocomara

by Alexandra Thomas on October 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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Moroccan Fuchsia Leather Pouffe, £159, from Rocomara

Inject some exotic style with this Moroccan Fuchsia Leather Pouffe from Rocomara, £159.

A friend went to Morocco recently and came back raving about the huge array of colours the traditional leather pouffes are available in, which almost had me booking a flight to Marrakesh there and then.

However, there’s absolutely no need as Rocomara sells a great range of coloured pouffes through us here at Furnish.

My personal favourite is this vibrant pink design which, as well as tapping into one of the hottest colour trends this season, is also perfect for adding a sophisticated, girly touch to a bedroom.

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Retro Kitchen Scales from Rose & Grey

by Alexandra Thomas on October 14, 2013  |  0 comments
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Retro Kitchen Scales, £14.95, from Rose & Grey

Add a pop of colour with these Retro Kitchen Scales from Rose & Grey, £14.95.

Hands up if, like me, you’re addicted to the Great British Bake Off.

I’ve tried to resist (mostly because it makes me hungry and crave sweet things) but I’ve failed miserably and, despite committing to a post-holiday diet, am already thinking of things to bake.

Coming from the school of “I never weigh anything”, thanks to my Mum’s lackadaisical approach to cooking, I’ve found that to bake the perfect Victoria sponge, you do in fact need a decent pair of scales.

Which is why I’m going to be investing in these Retro Kitchen Scales from Rose & Grey. Not only do they have a fab vintage vibe, the vibrant yellow colour is ideal for adding a pop of colour to my neutral kitchen which makes them the perfect all-round choice.

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Shop the Trend: Pastels

by Alexandra Thomas on October 13, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of perfect pastels

Introduce delicate colour to your home with this selection of pale and interesting pastels.

Pastels were big news on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, New York and London and, if the fashionistas are to be believed, soon we’ll all be donning candy-coloured clobber.

If you’re not convinced pastels are for you fashion-wise, you can still embrace this trend by adding some delicate hues to your home.

We’ve got a fantastic range of pastel-coloured products from lighting and bedding to accessories and furniture.

We love this set of four LSA Polka Assorted Pastel Wine Glasses from Amara Living which is ideal for adding a subtle touch of colour to your dining table, and this Tubby Two Seater Sofa in Turquoise Blue from made.com is perfect for snuggling up on as the temperatures drop.

Meanwhile, no self-respecting afternoon tea party would be complete without this vintage-style Belle Teapot from The Orchard.

Clockwise from top left: Thomas Kent Cotswold Clock Blue from Red Candy, £69; Belle Teapot in Blush Pink/Gold from The Orchard, £27.50; Moroccan Sky Blue Leather Pouffe from Rocomara, £159; Aimbry Desire Pastel Coloured Table Lamp from Design 55, £75; Tubby 2 Seater Sofa in Turquoise Blue from made.com; Set of 4 LSA Polka Assorted Pastel Wine Glasses from Amara Living, £30,

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Bristles Coat Hooks from Out There Interiors

by Alexandra Thomas on October 12, 2013  |  0 comments
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Bristles Coat Hooks, £55, from Out There Interiors

Give your hallway a humourous touch with these Bristles Coat Hooks from Out There Interiors, £55.

As I don’t have room in my hallway for a coat stand, I’ve been on the hunt for some hooks to hang coats, hats and the like.

Obviously they need to be sturdy and practical but I’m looking for something a little bit different.

And these Bristles Coat Hooks from Out There Interiors are certainly different!

Each hook utilises an actual bristle brush in a different brush design: e.g. shaving and dustpan brush.

They will certainly be a talking point for any visitors to your home.

Sparrow Keychain Duo from Folly

by Alexandra Thomas on October 11, 2013  |  0 comments
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Sparrow Keychain Duo, £17.95, from Folly

Never lose your keys again with this super cute Sparrow Keychain Duo from Folly, £17.95.

As I have a real “thing” about always knowing where my keys are, I never lose them. The other half, however, can never find his and I’m so tired of hearing "Have you seen my keys?” every morning, I decided to do something about it.

And I found just the thing in the form of this Sparrow Keychain Duo from Folly.

The set comprises two cute sparrow key chains which neatly fit into a wall mountable birdhouse.
Add it to your hallway, and you can rest assured that you’ll never lose your keys again.

Dip It Candle Holder Set from Dutch by Design

by Alexandra Thomas on October 10, 2013  |  0 comments
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Dip It Candle Holder Set, £25, from Dutch by Design

Create a stunning centrepiece with this Dip It Candle Holder Set from Dutch by Design, £25.

There’s nothing like candlelight, especially when you’re entertaining, but fussy candelabras can be a little over the top and tea light holders sometimes don’t feel special enough.

Which is why I love this Dip It Candle Holder Set from Dutch by Design.

Comprising five candle holders in varying heights, the set combines a wooden finish with a splash of colour. Available in three different finishes; a multicoloured rainbow, industrial grey or simple white, they offer an effective way of displaying simple candles.

To create an elegant centrepiece on a dining table, try grouping them together in a huddle or line them up on a sideboard to give your room a focal point.

Brighton Burlesque Cushions from The French Bedroom Company

by Alexandra Thomas on October 09, 2013  |  0 comments
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Brighton Burlesque Cushions, £75 each, from The French Bedroom Company

Add some ooh la la to your home with these Brighton Burlesque Cushions from The French Bedroom Company, £75 each.

Cushions are the perfect way to pep up a tired sofa or lacklustre bed without going to too much trouble or breaking the bank.

We have an enormous selection of cushions here on Furnish from embellished beauties to simple, vibrant pops of colour.

My favourite current cushion find is this range of Brighton Burlesque Cushions from The French Bedroom Company.

Available in three designs, each depicting a different illustration of a burlesque dancer, they all feature a scarlet silk back and elegant black piping.

Ideal for turning a plain bedroom into a decadent boudoir, they will look equally impressive on a simple sofa or chaise longue.

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