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Shop the Trend: Purple

by Alexandra Thomas on April 26, 2014  |  0 comments
Some of our favourite purple home accessories

Give your home a regal feel with our pick of the best purple buys around.

Purple is traditionally associated with royalty but you don’t have to live in a castle or wear a crown to use this fabulous, vibrant colour in your home.

We have a fantastic range of purple products from furniture to accessories to give your scheme a touch of regal chic.

The Lilac Velvet Chair by Lover’s Lounge will add a touch of glamour to the plainest of boudoirs, while the Purple Clara Vase by Gifts with Style is ideal for filling with bold, beautiful blooms.

This intricately designed Handmade Mauve Portuguese Glass Jug by Jasmine Way is perfect for serving everything from fruit juice to delicious, summer cocktails, while the Loopy Lu Purple Pendant Light will add a touch of fun to any room.

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Kamira Lanterns

by Alexandra Thomas on April 25, 2014  |  0 comments
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Kamira Lanterns

Get ready for long, summer evenings with these Kamira Lanterns, £54.95.

The newspapers have recently been proclaiming that this year we’ll see the “hottest summer ever”.

While, like every Brit, I am wary of such headlines, it would be rather fantastic if we really did have a scorcher. And if we do, I plan to make the most of it by spending as much time as possible in my little garden.

Which is why I love these Kamira Lanterns by Daisy West. Elegant and understated, with a touch of Moroccan style thrown in for good measure, this set of two lanterns will give your garden a welcoming glow long after the sun has gone down.

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Patchwork Pink Floor Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on April 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Patchwork Pink Floor Cushion

Add some colour and pattern with this Patchwork Pink Floor Cushion, £75.

I find it hard to resist a cushion, whether it’s one I’ve made myself or a bought one, so much so that you can hardly move in my home for them.

As well as being decorative, I like my cushions to be practical and luckily we have some great floor cushions here at Furnish to suit every style and budget. Ideal to use as extra seating for unexpected guests, in the garden or even on picnics, a floor cushion will soon pay for itself.

I particularly love this Patchwork Floor Cushion by JasmineWay which features a gorgeous design and intricate embroidery, and comes in 5 vibrant colours.

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Jaliyah Hanging Garden Chair

by Alexandra Thomas on April 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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Jaliyah Hanging Garden Chair

Add some drama to your garden with this Jaliyah Hanging Garden Chair, £299.

The weather has been pretty mixed these last few days with both glorious sunshine and pouring rain. But we’re confident (well hopeful), that there’s some great weather to come over the coming months.

Now’s the time to start planning your outdoor space, and we have some super items for your garden here at Furnish from hammocks to garden chairs, and outdoor lighting to pots and planters.

One piece which has really caught my eye is this Jaliyah Hanging Garden Chair by Out There Interiors. Made from high quality rattan and available in Grey or Mixed Choco, I adore its retro feel.

Great for adding a luxurious touch, this chair is perfect for curling up in and reading a book while soaking up some much needed rays of sunshine.

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Editors Choice: Door mats

by Alexandra Thomas on April 20, 2014  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite door mats

Give your guests a warm welcome with one of our attractive door mats.

Door mats are one of life’s necessities but that doesn’t mean they have to be dull or boring. We have a great range here at Furnish from humorous to pretty, with something to suit everyone and every budget and style.

If you like a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour then the I am not a Doormat by Lifestylebazaar is the perfect choice, while this Zig Zag Doormat by John Lewis adds a striking hit of colour.

Lovers of all things pretty are also catered for with the decorative Rambling Rose Welcome Design Doormat by Fields of Blue while city dwellers will adore the silhouette of the Stockholm Doormat by JasmineWay.

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Black Matte Geometric Vase

by Alexandra Thomas on April 18, 2014  |  0 comments
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Black Matte Geometric Vase

Introduce some angular style with this Black Matte Geometric Vase, from £27.

Geometrics are big news when it comes to interiors this year with everything from cushions to wallpaper being given the angular treatment.

If you’re not a fan of prints and are looking for a subtle way to inject some geometric style into your scheme, this Black Matte Geometric Vase by BODIE and FOU is ideal.

Available in two sizes, these black vessels look great full of brightly coloured blooms and work equally well empty.

Use one or two to create a simple yet striking centrepiece; or use a combination of the two sizes on a sideboard or wall shelf to create an interesting display.

Copper and Marble Table Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on April 16, 2014  |  0 comments
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Copper and Marble Table Lamp

Add some metallic glamour with this Copper and Marble Table Lamp, £145.

Metallics are big news this season and using them subtly is the perfect way to add some understated glamour.

We have all sorts of fantastic metallic pieces here at Furnish in a range of finishes from classic gold to on-trend bronze.

My favourite piece is this Copper and Marble Table Lamp by Alexander and Pearl. Ideal for adding a touch of contemporary elegance, this simple yet ever-so stylish lamp has a tasteful marble base and rose gold shade.

Perfect for the bedroom, this lamp will also work equally well in a living room or hallway.

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Bobby The Bird Bookends

by Alexandra Thomas on April 14, 2014  |  0 comments
Bobby The Bird Bookends

Keep little book lovers happy with these Bobby the Bird Bookends, £19.95.

I adored books as a child and would spend hours poring over Beatrix Potter and Brambly Hedge, books which I have to this day and are still just as special to me.

You’d think that in this age of technology, little ones would have fallen out of love with books but a visit to my goddaughter’s bedroom last weekend proved just the opposite. Her shelves are bulging with volumes of her favourite reads and she told me how she loves her nightly bedtime story.

If you know some little book lovers, they’re bound to be big fans of this set of Bobby the Bird Bookends by Design my World.

Crafted from metal, this friendly pair has been finished in green and is perfect for adding some fun to a little one’s bookshelf while keeping their favourite stories in check.

Editors Choice: Colourful Cushions

by Alexandra Thomas on April 12, 2014  |  0 comments
Some of our gorgeous colourful cushions

Choose one of our vibrant cushions to give your home a lift for the new season.

If you want to give your home a new look without breaking the budget and with minimal fuss, cushions are the perfect solution.

Whether you're looking to breathe life into an old chair or sofa, or simply want to jazz up your bedroom, we have a huge selection available, and here are some of our faves, all full of bright and beautiful colour.

Floral fans will struggle to resist either this fabulous Trippy Granny Cushion by The French Bedroom Company which will add a feminine touch without being too girly, or this Ellen Hand-embroidered Cushion by ALSO Home which combines gorgeous shades of grey and green.

Meanwhile, those looking to create real impact need look no further than the Jan Constantine Red Admiral Cushion by Out There Interiors or the Mosaic pattern pink cushion by JasmineWay, both ideal for adding a striking finishing touch to any room.

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Morph Bookcase Workstation

by Alexandra Thomas on April 11, 2014  |  0 comments
Morph Bookcase Workstation

Turn any room into a home office with this Morph Bookcase Workstation, £399.

While it’s nice to have room for a home office, whether or not you work from home, not everyone has the space.

If you don’t want to give up one of your rooms to house a desk, this Morph Bookcase Workstation by Alexander and Pearl is the perfect solution.

Sleek and stylish, this streamlined workstation can be easily incorporated into a living space or bedroom.

The glossy white finish has been complemented with oak veneer accents and there’s plenty of room to stash your laptop, books and other paraphernalia.

Beach Ball Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on April 09, 2014  |  0 comments
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Beach Ball Pendant Light

Add some fun with this Beach Ball Pendant Light, £90.

Having lived by the sea for a few years, I can’t resist a bit of nautical style. However, rather than subtle hints such as driftwood, boats and shells I prefer my memories of living beside the sea to be a little bolder.

Which is why I love this Beach Ball Pendant Light by Lifestylebazaar. Bright and bold, this striking lamp is the perfect choice for a little one’s room, and would work equally well in a modern, bright kitchen or bathroom.

Regal Planter

by Alexandra Thomas on April 08, 2014  |  0 comments
Regal Planter

Brighten up your garden with this Regal Planter, from £79.

With spring here, it’s time to start sprucing up the garden, but not everyone has a large outdoor space, especially if you live in a flat or apartment.

That doesn’t mean you can’t be using your green fingers though. Quite the contrary, with a little imagination, you can turn your patio or balcony into the garden of your dreams.

Window boxes and planters are especially versatile and easy to take care of, and I love this Regal Planter by The Orchard.

Made from steel, it can be planted as subtly or extravagantly as you wish, and will brighten any external space, whatever size.

Regal Planter with plants

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Exclusive: 15% off Tom Schneider furniture

by Lisa Hill on April 07, 2014  |  0 comments
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Swirl Side Table by Tom Schneider

Plus an extra 5% off your first purchase. Offer ends on 30th April.

Tom Schneider is offering Furnish customers 15% off its range of gorgeous furniture until the end of April 2014 only. This is in addition to the 5% discount available on Tom Schneider items on your first Furnish order.

Each collection is made by hand in the UK by a team of skilled craftsmen using modern methods with established techniques. Materials are sculpted into Tom’s signature elegant curves and flowing lines, such as this striking Swirl Side Table.

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Shop the Trend: Florals

by Alexandra Thomas on April 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Pick your faves from these floral goodies

It's time to bring the outside in with these gorgeous floral home accessories.

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to blow away the cobwebs and inject some floral style into the home. And we have a fantastic mix just perfect for bringing the outside in.

Our floral pieces are great for instantly cheering up any interior and will give your home a much needed touch of spring.

For those who want to add pattern and colour to a sofa or chair, this Gypsy Blue Cushion by Artstar is super funky and the perfect choice. Meanwhile those who want to introduce some subtle lighting to their hallway or living area will love this Floral Tea Caddy Lamp by Shimu.

And if you really want to create maximum impact, how about this Romany Love Seat by The French Bedroom Company.

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Green Hobnail Lantern

by Alexandra Thomas on April 05, 2014  |  0 comments
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Green Hobnail Lantern

Add a subtle glow with this Green Hobnail Lantern, £15.

I might be getting a little ahead of myself but, with the sunny weather we’ve been having of late, I can’t help but start to think about summer.

Those in the know claim that this summer is going to be a scorcher, so I’m planning as many al fresco events as possible to make the most out of the predicted good weather.

Perfect for summer evenings is this Green Hobnail Lantern by The Orchard. Suitable for hanging from trees or fences, this little lantern is sure to add some atmosphere to any garden party.

Also comes in peach, cranberry, violet, yellow and turquoise, and a selection of colours would look fantastic scattered around a garden dining area.

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Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant

by Alexandra Thomas on April 04, 2014  |  0 comments
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Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant

Enjoy some industrial style with this Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant, £35.

Changing your lighting is a quick and easy way to update your scheme and, with this in mind, I’ve been on the hunt for some new lighting for my hallway.

So I was thrilled to come across this Mini Copper Wire Cage Pendant by the virtual treasure trove which is Alexander and Pearl.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this cage pendant lamp is perfect for tapping into the industrial trend.

Perfect for creating a focal point in a dining room, try using these stylish pendants in clusters of three or five, or hang several in a row over your dining table for maximum impact.

Also available in gold.

Really Simple Clock

by Alexandra Thomas on April 02, 2014  |  0 comments
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Really Simple Clock

Keep right on time with this Really Simple Clock, £69.

So, the clocks have now gone back and I’m thrilled.

I guess I’m not alone in being totally fed up with the dark mornings and short days, and to celebrate the arrival of springtime, I’ve decided to treat myself to a new clock for my sideboard.

We have a great range to choose from here at Furnish, whether you’re looking for a wall or a mantel clock, with something for everyone’s style and budget.

I have opted for this Really Simple Clock by Lifestylebazaar which is great for adding a touch of contemporary elegance.

This understated clock has been crafted from beech wood and aluminium and is sure to become the focal point of any room.

Good Bad Letter Rack

by Alexandra Thomas on April 01, 2014  |  0 comments
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Good Bad Letter Rack

Keep your post sorted with this Good Bad Letter Rack, £43.

Without room for a console table in my hallway, post often just gets dumped on the stairs by the first person to get home. And, as such, we’re always scrambling around trying to understand why we can’t find the water bill or those little “Sorry you were out” delivery cards.

Which is why I’m thrilled to have come across this Good Bad Letter Rack by JasmineWay.

It comprises two letter racks, one for good post and one for bad, meaning you can keep the good news separated from bad in a flash.

And being wall mountable, they’re the perfect option for those who, like me, are short on space.

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Editors Choice: Vases

by Alexandra Thomas on March 30, 2014  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite vases

Display your favourite springtime blooms with these gorgeous vases.

Spring has finally arrived and, here at Furnish HQ, we couldn’t be happier!

Not least because it gives us the perfect excuse to splash out on a new vase or two to display the first blooms of spring.

We’ve got something for everyone with our eclectic mix of vases, so there’s no excuse not to bring some of the outside indoors.

Those who love a feminine, floral touch will adore the Flower Vase Magnolia by JasmineWay, whilst fans of geometric shapes may prefer the Green Chunky Vase by Artstar.

Meanwhile, one of our favourite designs is this Hanging Stem Bottle Vase by The Orchard which looks great when used to hold a single bloom and displayed in a cluster.

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Mayfair Brown Leather Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on March 26, 2014  |  0 comments
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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