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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.
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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.
Looking for the perfect stocking filler? This Alessi Cico Egg Cup is just the ticket, from Amara Living, £11.
Decent stocking filler gifts can often be hard to find, particularly if you want to give something stylish rather than silly.
So, if you’re stumped when it comes to choosing another gift, we may just have the answer.
These Alessi Egg Cups from Amara Living come in a choice of colours and will make the perfect kooky stocking filler without breaking the bank.
Go green this Christmas with this Lexon Safe Bamboo Eco Friendly Radio from Gifts With Style, £54.95.
If you’re planning on being a little bit greener in the New Year or want the perfect gift for an eco warrior friend, then we have found just the thing.
This Lexon Safe Bamboo Radio from Gifts With Style combines excellent eco credential with good looks, proving that saving the planet can be stylish too.
Made from sustainable bamboo and corn-based plastic, the radio is powered by its crank handle rather than electricity which means you can take it anywhere you like. So, when you want to listen to the news or the latest tunes, you simply turn the handle for two minutes to get 30 minutes worth of power.
It's not too late to pick up some gorgeous, last minute Christmas goodies.
Although there’s less than a week until Christmas, many of the larger stores here on Furnish are still shipping in time for the big day, with some taking orders up until the 21st December.
Here is a great selection of gorgeous gifts and Christmas goodies, all available from suppliers still currently offering delivery by Christmas.
(Please check suppliers’ sites before ordering in case of changes to availability/shipping and for their terms and conditions. Additional delivery costs may apply.)
Clockwise from top left: Philippi Angelo Salt Shaker from Occa Home, £17; Satellite Fruit Bowl from Mocha, £32.99; Menu Raw Diamonds Vase from Gifts with Style, £61.95; True Grace – Christmas Manor Small Bowl Candle – Cinnamon & Orange from Amara Living, £36; Lolita All I Want Christmas Wine Glass from John Lewis, £18; NYC Plate Clock from BODIE and FOU, £34.99.
Give your Christmas dining table some seasonal flavour with these Anorak Kissing Robins Placemats from Rose & Grey, £27.50.
For me, dressing the table for Christmas lunch is as important as the food. I think it’s something I’ve inherited from my Mum who always makes her dining table look amazing.
My scheme is usually very simple – think white linen napkins, lots and lots of tea lights and elegant cutlery.
One thing that’s on my shopping list is this set of four Kissing Robins Placemats from Rose & Grey. Simple yet extremely stylish, they feature the sweetest silhouettes of robins; you’ve guessed it, giving each other a peck.
They’re perfect for adding some understated festive charm and are sure to be a real talking point among your guests.
Add a touch of luxury to your mantelpiece this Christmas with the Faux Fur Christmas Stocking from Found Home Store, from £28.
As a child, hanging my stocking on the mantelpiece on Christmas Eve was one of my favourite festive pastimes.
It’s no secret that some of the best pressies can be found in a Christmas stocking, which is why I’m resurrecting this family tradition.
Of course, my stocking needs to be super stylish, so I’ve got my eye on this Faux Fur Christmas Stocking from Found Home Store.
Now all I have to do is hope the big man doesn’t forget to stop at my house!
Toast the festive period in style with these Silver Plated Champagne Flutes from The Orchard, £37.50.
One of my favourite things about Christmas is definitely all the champagne drinking.
From a Christmas morning Buck’s Fizz to toasting in the New Year, it’s fair to say we get through a few bottles in our house.
Usually I favour a graceful stem for my champagne flutes but I adore these Silver Plated Champagne Flutes (set of 6) from The Orchard. With a delicate silver plated base, they are ultra elegant and, for the perfect Christmas table, there are also matching wine glasses available.
And, if you know someone who enjoys quaffing the good stuff as much as me, these glasses will also make the perfect gift.
Make your home twinkle this Christmas with these Mirrored Wall Stars from Out There Interiors, currently reduced to £49.
If you haven’t got room for a Christmas tree but still want to create a festive feel in your home, these Mirrored Wall Stars from Out There Interiors are just the thing.
Made from bevelled glass, they come in a set of three different sizes ready to hang on the wall.
Group them in a cluster, line them in a row or use them individually throughout the home to create maximum impact with minimum fuss.
Give your home an instant update this Christmas with the Bari Wall Mirror from Furniture for Home, currently £149.
Getting your home ready for guests at Christmas is almost as stressful as finding the perfect gift for Grandma and trying to work out if the turkey will fit in the oven.
But, if you’re expecting lots of visitors over the festive period yet haven’t got time to paint or wallpaper, then adding a striking accessory will give your scheme a fresh look in next to no time.
We love this dramatic Bari Wall Mirror from Furniture for Home which will instantly update a wall and lift a room’s scheme.
Perfect over a mantelpiece or in a guest bedroom, you’ll be able to wow your guests without even touching a pot of paint.
Show off your Christmas baking with this Dina 3 Tier Round Glass Cake Stand from Artisanti, £61.
While you may have missed Stir up Sunday (or not if you checked out this feature from our magazine last month!!), there’s still plenty of time to grab your apron, mixing bowls and scales, and create some Christmas goodies.
Whether you favour a traditional mince pie or a European slice of stollen, what better way to display your creations than with this simple, yet stylish, Dina 3 Tier Round Glass Cake Stand from Artisanti.
Perfect for every festive occasion from a Christmas Eve tea to a New Year’s Day buffet, this cake stand is sure to be a favourite for many years to come.
Give the coffee lover in your life the ultimate gift with this Bugatti Diva Coffee Machine from Amara Living, from £525.
Some people are as serious about coffee as others are about religion, politics and football.
If your loved one is a coffee aficionado, then the perfect gift for them this Christmas is undoubtedly the Bugatti Diva Coffee Machine from Amara Living.
Super stylish, the Diva Coffee Machine is also available in chrome (£570) and is perfect for making everything from espressos and macchiatos to lattes.
Not only that, but it will add some great Italian style to any amateur barista’s kitchen.
Give your front door the Christmas treatment with this Multi-Coloured Christmas Wreath from Found Home Store, £60.
Hanging my wreath on the front door is one of my favourite things at Christmas. For me it really signals that I’m ready for the festive period.
Going against everything I usually love interiors-wise, my wreaths have always erred on the traditional side but, this year, I’m opting for this more contemporary Multi-Coloured Christmas Wreath from Found Home Store.
Made from an array of colourful Christmas baubles, the wreath will definitely bring some colour to your Christmas scheme and give your guests a very special welcome.
Enjoy yet more wonderful Christmas finds for youngsters with our second Christmas Gift Guide for Kids.
Following on from yesterday’s great selection, today we have yet more fab gift ideas for kids.
The Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion, designed by Quentin Blake and featuring the funky birds from his Cockatoos book will look great in a child’s bedroom or playroom, whilst the Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company carries out its book holding duties beautifully.
Clockwise from top left: Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Woodland Height Chart Sticker from Great Little Trading Company, £20; Onion Bull Terrier Dog Light from Found Home Store, from £70; Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion from Amara Living, £55; Toy School Bus With Wooden Puppets from Design My World, £29.95; The Good Life Red Owl Framed Print from Heal’s, £155.
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Find some gorgeous Christmas goodies for your little ones in the first of our Christmas Gift Guides for Kids.
Christmas is primarily a time for children. And buying for children at Christmas primarily means buying toys.
However, here at Furnish we have many gorgeous homey bits and pieces for your children’s room which would make ideal Christmas gifts.
Here are some of our faves, with more to follow tomorrow.
Clockwise from top left: Designers Guild – Little Owl Cushion – Aqua from Amara Living, £35; Fire Engine Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Nextime Colour Guide Clock from Red Candy, £59; Judith Kerr – Mog with Medal Framed Print from John Lewis, £25; FatBoy Junior Beanbag from Found Home Store, £109; Pick Up A Penny Money Box from Design My World, £17.50.
Keep Christmas decorating simple with these Authentic Amish Tin Barn Stars from Magpie Miller, £25.
If tinsel brings you out in hives, and you shudder when you see those houses covered in Christmas lights, then it’s fair to say you probably prefer a pared back festive scheme.
These Authentic Amish Tin Barn Stars from Magpie Miller are just the ticket for adding some subtle Christmas chic.
Add them to walls, hang them from a mantelpiece or tie them to the top of a tree for an instant update.
Best of all, once the last of the turkey has gone and the Christmas pud finished, these stars will look elegant all year round.
Give the Scrabble geek in your life something special this Christmas with these Scrabble Espresso Cups from Amara Living, £24.95.
I don’t know about you but board games get very competitive in my family over the Christmas period, especially Scrabble and especially when I play with my Dad.
He is also the person I find it hardest to buy Christmas gifts for, so this set of 4 Scrabble Espresso Cups from Amara Living is a godsend.
Each cup features a letter to spell out CAFE while the accompanying saucers are each stamped with a score multiplier.
At least with these my Dad will be able to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee as I thrash him with my amazing Scrabble prowess!
Add some Alpine chic to your living room this Christmas with the Sled Coffee Table and Snow White Rug from Duffy London, £2,495.
Like much of the country, I woke up to snow yesterday.
It manages to bring the country to a standstill and turns 30 minute journeys into at least four times as long but there’s still something special about snow.
We might all moan about the prospect but you’ll be hard pressed to find a grown up who doesn’t squeal when the first flakes fall.
But who knows whether or not we’ll have a white Christmas this year. If not, this Sled Coffee Table and Snow White Rug from Duffy London is a pretty cool alternative.
Gorgeous all year round, this surreal combo is guaranteed to be a real talking point in any living room.
Give the bookworm in your life the perfect Christmas gift with these Fairy Tale Bookends from Folly, £24.95.
Despite the plethora of e-readers that are now available, believe it or not, people do still own actual books.
And what could be more perfect a gift for the book lover in your life than these Fairy Tale Bookends from Folly.
Made from laser-cut metal, one bookend features that famous fairy tale beginning “Once upon a time” while the other is adorned with the words “The End”.
Ideal for big and little kids alike, this set of bookends is sure to be a welcome gift on Christmas morning.