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The hottest interior design ideas, fab finds for the home and the latest in interiors trends. We're always looking for new finds, designers to feature or anything else lovely for the home, so if you've seen something gorgeous and would like it featured in our interior design magazine, please get in touch!

Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on March 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair

Sit back and relax with this Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair, £497.

Regular readers will know that I struggle to resist an armchair or two; so much so that I’m running out of space and the other half has enforced a ban on me buying any more chairs.

Which is a real shame as I’ve only recently come across this fab Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair by Lover’s lounge.

This retro-style piece definitely gives a nod to late Art Deco style while the combination of antiqued brown leather and the sparkling stainless steel frame will make a it a real focal point in any room.

Ideal for the living room, this super stylish chair will also add a touch of style to a bedroom.

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Optic White Gloss Desk

by Alexandra Thomas on March 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Optic White Gloss Desk

Work in style with this Optic White Gloss Desk, £375.18.

If you work from home, like I do much of the time, you’ll know how important it is to have a good desk.

Aside from being far better for working at than balancing a laptop while sitting on the sofa, having a dedicated workspace definitely makes me more efficient and takes away the temptation to have a sneaky peek at Murder She Wrote.

We have a great selection of desks here at Furnish but one of my favourites is this Optic White Gloss Desk by Neofurn.

Sleek and stylish, it has a generous top which is perfect for spreading out, while the elegant curves mean you’ll be pleased to sit at this desk and get on with your work.

Shop the Trend: Monochrome home accessories

by Alexandra Thomas on March 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some favourite monochrome accessories

This combo never dates so embrace these black and white favourites.

Just as in fashion, there’s always a place for monochrome within the home. Whether you opt for a stylish graphic rug or simple soft furnishings, this colour pairing doesn’t date and suits both contemporary and classic schemes.

To create a real style statement in your living room, this BLGAB04 Cowhide Rug by London Cows is the perfect piece while this Diamantini Star Clock by Red Candy is guaranteed to add interest to the plainest of walls.

Meanwhile, if graphic prints are your thing, then you’ll love this Bridget Riley-inspired Black Dots Spiral Print which comes courtesy of those clever folk at Duffy London and the stylish Swarm Cushion by Adam Slade by The French Bedroom Company which will add a touch of monochrome glamour to any sofa or chair.

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Karlsson Lotus Flower Wall Clock

by Alexandra Thomas on March 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Karlsson Lotus Flower Wall Clock

Keep time beautifully with this Karlsson Lotus Flower Wall Clock, currently £48.

You may have noticed the evenings are slowly getting lighter which means, thank goodness, that spring is on its way. Also, it's only one more week until the the clocks go forward which is absolutely one of my favourite days of the year.

And what better way to celebrate the start of those longer days than by treating yourself to a new clock?

We have some stunning wall clocks here at Furnish, but the one that really gets my vote is this Karlsson Lotus Flower Clock by Red Candy.

Simple yet striking, this gorgeously retro design is perfect for sprucing up a plain wall in any room from hallway to bedroom.

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Authentics Copper Globe

by Alexandra Thomas on March 19, 2014  |  0 comments
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Authentics Copper Globe

Visit the world from your living room with this Authentics Copper Globe from Lifestylebazaar, £62.

I’ve always had a thing about globes and this obsession stems from being a little girl when I was bought one for Christmas. I would spend hours spinning it with my eyes closed, picking out a mystery destination and promising myself I would visit one day.

While I’m slowly ticking all the locations off the list, I certainly haven’t seen them all which is why I’ve decided I once again need a globe in my home.

This Authentics Copper Globe by Lifestylebazaar is the perfect design. As well as adding a retro touch, the copper finish is bang on trend for this season.

Tea for One Pot

by Alexandra Thomas on March 17, 2014  |  0 comments
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Tea for One Pot

Enjoy a peaceful cup of tea with this Tea for One Pot, £33.

Whether you favour a cup of tea first thing in the morning or afternoon tea is more your style, a gorgeous tea pot adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the whole experience.

We have all sorts of tea pots here at Furnish from classic to contemporary, pretty to plain which means there’s something to suit every style.

My favourite is this delightful Tea for One Pot by JasmineWay. Featuring a delightful blackbird print, this comprises both tea pot and cup, and is ideal for a solitary, peaceful cup of char.

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Editors Choice: Tea Towels

by Alexandra Thomas on March 15, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite tea towels

Make washing up more fun with our selection of super cool tea towels.

No one likes doing the washing up – that’s a fact of life – but you can make it a little more interesting with the addition of a funky tea towel or two.

We’ve picked our favourites here at Furnish which are guaranteed to add a splash of colour to brighten up any kitchen.

For those who want a touch of retro kitsch, this set of two Fifties Housewife Tea Towels by The French Bedroom Company is just the ticket, and this friendly Tea Towel by Artstar is sure to raise a smile.

Meanwhile, no kitchen would be complete without a graphic print tea towel which is why we love this Orla Tea Towel by Design My World.

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Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat

by Alexandra Thomas on March 14, 2014  |  0 comments
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Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat

Give your hallway a hit of colour with this Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat, £47.95.

They say first impressions count which is why it’s essential your hallway looks its best.

We have a great selection of hall accessories to choose from here at Furnish from storage–savvy console tables and coat racks to elegant lighting and mirrors.

But what every hallway needs is a fantastic door mat. We have all sorts from floral to quirky designs, guaranteed to give your home a welcoming feel.

My favourite is this Turtle Mat Retro Spot Doormat by John Lewis which is sure to bring a smile to all your visitor’ faces with its spotty welcome.

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Set of 6 Capri Pastel Bowls

by Alexandra Thomas on March 12, 2014  |  0 comments
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Set of 6 Capri Pastel Bowls

Add some pattern and colour with this Set of 6 Capri Pastel Bowls, £58.

I love little bowls and have a cupboard stashed full of them. So much so that, when I recently showed my other half some new ones to add the collection, he sighed so loudly I’m sure the neighbours heard.

Regardless of that, I’ve decided to go ahead and buy these gorgeous Capri Pastel Bowls by JasmineWay.

Coming as a set of six differently patterned bowls, these are on-trend and are sure to add a splash of colour wherever you use them.

Perfect for everything from cereal to soup, these bowls will work especially well for ice-cream in the summer.

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4 Slot Dualit Lite Red Toaster

by Alexandra Thomas on March 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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4 Slot Dualit Lite Red Toaster

Toast in style with this 4 Slot Dualit Lite Red Toaster, £74.

I don’t know about you but I can’t resist a slice of toast. Whether it’s for breakfast with lots of honey, as an afternoon snack with cheese, or a vital couple of slices after a few too many, it’s the one thing I can’t give up.

If you’re a toast fiend like me, then chances are you’ll want a super stylish toaster.

We have loads of fab and funky toasters here at Furnish but my favourite is this 4 Slot Dualit Lite Red Toaster by Red Candy.

Deliciously retro, this super efficient toaster has loads of fabulous gizmos including a bagel option and defrost function, and has a smart red trim.

Editors Choice: Clocks

by Alexandra Thomas on March 09, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite wall clocks and mantel clocks.

Celebrate the advent of spring with one of our fantastic clocks.

March has arrived which can only mean one thing - spring is on the way!

After one of the gloomiest and wettest winters ever, here at Furnish HQ, we can’t wait for brighter mornings and longer days. And as the clocks go forward on the 30th March, what could be a better way to celebrate than with a fabulous new timepiece?

We have a huge range of clocks from sleek and simple mantel clocks to intricate wall clocks meaning there’s something for everyone.

This Candy Striped Clock by Burford Trading will add a splash of colour and pattern wherever you hang it while the Newgate Bullitt Mantel Alarm Clock by The Orchard introduces a wonderfully retro feel to your bedroom.

And if you’re looking for something a little more modern, this Lexon Safe Bamboo Digital Wall Clock by Gifts with Style provides a versatile option, as it can be used either as a table clock or hung on the wall.

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Glass Teardrop Posy Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on March 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Glass Teardrop Posy Vase

Get ready for spring with this Glass Teardrop Posy Vase, only £2.

While it might not seem like it at the moment, before we know it, spring will be on its way. One of my favourite seasons, I can never wait to get some seasonal blooms displayed in my home.

At the moment, daffodils are in abundance but I love hyacinths and irises and I’m always on the hunt for new ways to display them.

We have some gorgeous vases here at Furnish but I really love this Glass Teardrop Posy Vase by The Orchard.

Simple in design, yet ever-so chic, these little glass vases are perfect for creating tiny floral masterpieces. Complete with a simple metal loop, the vases can be hung in groups from mantelpieces or bed posts, or used as free-standing miniature vases to create a stylish dining table.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring Wall Panel

by Alexandra Thomas on March 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Girl with a Pearl Earring Wall Panel

Give an iconic print a fresh look with this Girl with a Pearl Earring Wall Panel, from £116.

We love the odd quirky product here at Furnish and we’ve certainly got a fantastic range to choose from. Whether it’s dog-themed lamps or kitsch tableware, there’s something for everyone.

My new favourite pick is this Girl with a Pearl Earring Wall Panel by Lifestylebazaar which takes the classic Vermeer painting and turns it on its head thanks to its dramatic pixelation.

Made up of coloured squares which easily slot together to create a dramatic piece of wall art, it is great for adding real impact to a plain wall.

This piece of art is guaranteed to become a real talking point wherever you use it.

Swingarm Wall Light

by Alexandra Thomas on March 03, 2014  |  0 comments
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Swingarm Wall Light

Add some industrial style with this Swingarm Wall Light, £200.

I’m a big fan of reading in bed – it helps me unwind and switch off from the stresses of the day. I’m not so keen, however, on knocking my bedside table lamp over, which I must do at least three times a week.

So, I’ve decided enough is enough, and I’m going to invest in a wall light instead. My favourite is this Swingarm Wall Light by BODIE and FOU.

Deliciously simple, yet extremely stylish, this lamp is ideal for adding some industrial-style chic to any room in the home, and makes the perfect reading or task lamp as you can direct the light exactly where you want it.

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Editors Choice: Afternoon Tea

by Alexandra Thomas on March 02, 2014  |  0 comments
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Tempting tea essentials

Brighten up your day with our pick of the best afternoon tea essentials around.

Nothing says true decadence like breaking for afternoon tea.

And we’re talking proper afternoon tea here; not a quick cuppa and a soggy biscuit, but gorgeous cakes served on real china and sandwiches so dainty you will always need more than two.

Traditionalists will love the 3 Tier Cake Stand in Vintage Regency Style by Fields of Blue which works perfectly with the Belle Teapot and Teacup and Saucer to create the prettiest of tea sets.

Meanwhile fans of a more contemporary style will love this Biscuit Plate and G 'n' Tea Teacup and Saucer by Lifestylebazaar which, when teamed with this eye-catching Pop Tea/Coffee Pot by Design My World, make for a fun afternoon tea.

What’s your favourite? Classic or contemporary?

Herringbone Bowl

by Alexandra Thomas on February 28, 2014  |  0 comments
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Herringbone Bowl

Add some pattern to your dining with this Herringbone Bowl, from £5.50.

I’ve always been utterly fascinated by the herringbone pattern which I’m pretty sure stems from sitting for hours in boring assemblies at primary school wondering how they got the parquet flooring to look so perfect. I should have known back then that I’d end up writing about interiors when I grew up.

This gorgeous Herringbone Bowl by ALSO Home offers a great way to add some pattern and colour to your kitchen and dining table.

Painted in a vivid blue, these are available in two sizes and are ideal for cereal, soup, salad and pasta.

And if herringbone isn’t your thing, then there are spots and both wide and fine stripes available too.

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Black and White Umbrella Stand

by Alexandra Thomas on February 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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Black and White Umbrella Stand

Keep your umbrellas neatly stored with this Black and White Umbrella Stand, £55.

Parts of the UK have recently experienced some of the wettest and windiest weather since records began. Not sure we needed the bods at the Met Office to tell us that – you just need to count all the discarded, broken and twisted umbrellas out there.

However, if you’ve been more successful than most and your umbrella has made it to February, then you’re going to need somewhere stylish to store it.

This Black and White Umbrella Stand by Out There Interiors offers a modern take on the traditional umbrella stand.

In white with nice, thick black lettering, it will make the perfect addition to any hallway and keep your soggy umbrellas in check.

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Black Outline Casas Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on February 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Black Outline Casas Cushion

Add some subtle geometric style with this Black Outline Casas Cushion, £75.

Geometric patterns are everywhere this spring from bed linen to cushions, wall paper to tableware.

While some geometric pieces can be a little over the top (although I adore all the boldly coloured triangles, squares and diamonds), there are plenty of other ways to tap into this trend.

We love this Black Outline Casas Cushion by chocolate creative which has a subtle geometric pattern that is both stylish and understated.

Perfect for pepping up a tired sofa or armchair, this cushion will also work well teamed with crisp white bed linen in a contemporary bedroom.

Editors Choice: Wonderful wallpaper

by Alexandra Thomas on February 23, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our gorgeous wallpapers

Give your walls a treat with our fantastic range of wallpapers.

Wallpaper has seen something of a resurgence over the past decade or so, and here at Furnish we’re huge fans of using wallpaper to add colour and pattern to our walls.

We’ve put together our top picks, and whatever your style, there’s something here for everyone.

To brighten up a little one’s room this Penguin Wallpaper by BODIE and FOU certainly gets our vote, while feline fans will adore this Cats Wallpaper by Lifestylebazaar (available in green, blue or pink).

For something a little more grown up, this Chandelier Wallpaper by Duffy London is sure to add some grandeur to your walls, while the Stonewall Wallpaper Mural by Red Candy will transform them completely.

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Metal Storage Trunk

by Alexandra Thomas on February 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Metal Storage Trunk

Get your storage sorted with one of these Metal Storage Trunks, from £99.

Despite having lots of storage space, I also seem to have lots of clutter.

I confess to being a hoarder and have only recently been able to part with copies of the magazine I worked on almost 10 years ago. So a massive clear out is on the cards.

As such I’ve been on the hunt for some stylish storage solutions to make sure I can find everything when I need to.

We have a huge choice available here at Furnish from baskets and boxes to blanket and storage chests.

These Metal Storage Trunks by Bodie and Fou are just the ticket and, as they’re so stylish, you won’t mind them being on show.

Available in two sizes/colours, they’re perfect for every room in the home whether stashing out of season bed linen in the bedroom or ensuring that children’s rooms are kept neat and tidy.

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