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Malone Cheval Mirror with Drawer from Artisanti

by Alexandra Thomas on October 07, 2013  |  0 comments
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Malone Cheval Mirror with Drawer, £602, from Artisanti

Add some retro style with this Malone Cheval Mirror with Drawer from Artisanti, £602.

Ever since we moved into our 70s townhouse, I’ve been on the hunt for a vintage-style full length mirror to replace the decidedly boring one we currently have.

That was until I came across this Malone Cheval Mirror with Drawer from Artisanti. Crafted from Sheesham wood, the mirror is asymmetrical and features stylish, angular legs.

Complete with a handy drawer, this mirror would be a perfect addition to a bedroom or hallway, and is a must for any mid-century home.

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Quick Shop: Wall Clocks

by Alexandra Thomas on October 06, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of funky wall clocks

Make telling the time a stylish affair with these striking wall clocks.

It’s that time of year when the days start getting shorter and, before you know it, you’re both leaving and returning home in the dark.

Anyway, to avoid all that doom and gloom and turn the clocks back in style, why not treat yourself to a new one from our fabulous collection of wall clocks?

If you fancy a pop of colour, then this vibrant Newgate Tock Clock in Pedicure Pink from Amara Living fits the bill perfectly and will look great teamed with a white kitchen. Meanwhile eco lovers will appreciate the environmentally-friendly credentials of this Lexon Safe Bamboo Digital Wall Clock from Gifts with Style which uses solar power to run during the day.

Finally, including a cuckoo clock is a must so here’s a rather special one in the form of this Diamantini & Domeniconi Cucu Rust Wall Clock from Occa Home. Made from rust-effect, laser cut metal, the intricate design is perfect for pepping up a plain and neglected wall.

Clockwise from top left: Eliptical Clock from Dutch by Design, £9.95; Butterfly Clock Black from Red Candy, £135; Newgate Clocks – Tock Clock – Pedicure Pink from Amara Living, £57; Karlsson Twister Wall Clock from Design 55, £74.75; Lexon Safe Bamboo Digital Wall Clock from Gifts with Style, £59; Diamantini & Domeniconi Cucu Rust Wall Clock from Occa Home, £325.

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Delonghi Vintage Icona Kettle from Amara Living

by Alexandra Thomas on October 05, 2013  |  0 comments
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Delonghi Vintage Icona Kettle, £81.95, from Amara Living

Brew up with this Delonghi Vintage Icona Kettle from Amara Living, £81.95.

Imagine the scene if you will; a much needed coffee on a Saturday morning after a hard week’s work (and perhaps slightly too many glasses of prosecco the night before) and my kettle decides to blow up.

So there I was, not sitting on the sofa watching rubbish TV as planned, but instead searching through the gorgeous kettles here on Furnish.

And I’ve plumped for this Delonghi Vintage Icona Kettle from Amara Living. Available in a range of colours, it’s great for adding some vintage style and a splash of colour as well as making the perfect cuppa.

Alpana Suzani Chair from Graham & Green

by Alexandra Thomas on October 04, 2013  |  0 comments
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Alpana Suzani Chair, £375, from Graham & Green

Add a riot of colour and pattern with this Alpana Suzani Chair from Graham & Green, £375.

As regular readers will know, I’m a bit of a neutral freak – but even I can’t resist a bit of colour and pattern now and then.

Which is why I’m absolutely smitten with this Alpana Suzani Chair from Graham & Green.

This isn’t a piece for the faint hearted, but it will certainly create a real statement wherever you choose to use it.

Being a massive fan of retro shapes, I love the nod to mid century modern style and despite my usual sensible approach to upholstery fabric, I adore the highly patterned covering.

Great for a living room or as an occasional chair in a bedroom, team with other neutral pieces of furniture for maximum impact.

Deco 3 Tier Glass Panelled Pendant Light from Heal's

by Alexandra Thomas on October 03, 2013  |  0 comments
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Deco 3 Tier Glass Panelled Pendant Light, currently reduced to £105, from Heal's

Add some classic 20s style with this Deco 3 Tier Glass Panelled Pendant Light from Heal’s, currently £105.

Not being a hugely frequent cinema goer, I’m ashamed to say I have only just got round to seeing The Great Gatsby.

I loved it but then I’m a sucker for anything with Mr DiCaprio in.

But what really blew me away was the set design which for me was the definite star of the show.

And while a pad as palatial as Gatsby’s manor may be somewhat out of reach, we have loads of ideas here at Furnish for tapping into 20s deco style.

I particularly love this Deco 3 Tier Glass Panelled Pendant Light from Heal’s. Made up of delicately bevelled glass droplets, this elegant light fitting is ideal for adding a touch of glamour to any bedroom.

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Welcome Sign from Signs for Homes

by Alexandra Thomas on October 02, 2013  |  0 comments
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Welcome Sign, £99.95, from Signs for Homes

Give your guests a warm welcome with this Welcome Sign from Signs for Homes, £99.95.

Hallways are often overlooked when it comes to decoration. Frequently one of the smallest spaces in the home, they are often treated as purely functional.

But however large or small your hallway, that doesn’t have to be the case. A stylish lamp here and colourful runner there and you’ll soon have a warming, welcoming space.

This Welcome Sign from Signs for Homes is the perfect finishing touch. Made from stainless steel, the retro typography is sure to brighten up even the dullest of hallway walls.

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Bottle Lamp from Out There Interiors

by Alexandra Thomas on October 01, 2013  |  0 comments
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Bottle Lamp, £115, from Out There Interiors

Enjoy colourful lamplight with this Bottle Lamp from Out There Interiors, £115.

Lighting is one of the most important elements of interior design for me. After all, it can change instantly the way a room looks, feels and is used, which is why it’s vital to get it right.

If you’re looking for something a little unusual, how about these fab Bottle Lamps from Out There Interiors. Available in amber, blue and violet these super cool lamps will create a real talking point.

For maximum impact, you could try grouping all three colours together to create a striking display.

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Gant Wool Cable Knit Throw in Seawood from Amara Living

by Alexandra Thomas on September 30, 2013  |  0 comments
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Gant Wool Cable Knit Throw in Seawood, £160, from Amara Living

Cosy up with this Gant Wool Cable Knit Throw in Seawood from Amara Living, £160.

We might be promised an Indian summer, but as the days start to get shorter the nights are definitely getting chillier.

Which means you’re going to need a decent throw to snuggle up with to stay warm and cosy.

Top of my list is this Gant Wool Cable Knit Throw from Amara Living.

It features an attractive, cable knit border and comes in Seawood, Navy or Off White shades. Matching cable knit cushions are also available.

Shop the Trend: Pink

by Alexandra Thomas on September 29, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of our favourite pretty in pink homewares

Add an on-trend vibe to your home with our pick of the best pink interiors goodies.

Pink is the hot fashion colour trend this season both on the high street and the catwalk, with shades from delicate blush to vibrant, punchy almost neon hues. And, if the fashion editors are to be believed, we’ll all be ditching our black and brown coats this winter in favour of pink ones.

However, pink isn’t just the preserve of the catwalks and is perfect for cheering up grey, autumnal days in the home. And far from being girly, pink can look very sophisticated especially when teamed with grey or navy.

If you’re not brave enough to opt for a pink wall or flooring, then accessories and occasional furniture offer a great way to tap into this trend.

We love this dramatic Ritchie 2 Seater Sofa in Candy Pink from made.com which will brighten any living room, or to jazz up bare tiles, how about these fab Butterflies Tile Stickers from Spin Collective.

Clockwise from top left: Designers Guild Chenevard Fuchsia and Lime Cushion from Occa Home, £87; Ritchie 2 Seater Sofa, Candy Pink from made.com, £499; Butterflies Tile Stickers – Spin Wall Stickers from Spin Collective, £20; PiP Studio Floral Bowl from John Lewis, £9.95 – £29.99; Jonathan Adler – Dachshund Bookends – Pink from Amara Living, £150; Pink Mini Gypsy Chandeliers from Dutch by Design, £69.95.

Book Rest Table Lamp from Folly

by Alexandra Thomas on September 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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Book Rest Table Lamp, £39.95, from Folly

Enjoy night time reading with this Book Rest Table Lamp from Folly, £39.95.

If you’re anything like me then you won’t be able to get to sleep without reading a few chapters of your latest novel.

Which means, also like me, you’ll need a decent bedside lamp. We’ve got a great selection of bedside and table lamps here on Furnish from classic to retro and everything in between, but it’s this clever Book Rest Lamp from Folly which has got me excited.

Not only does this clever lamp add a warming glow which provides enough light to read comfortably by, but it also gives you a handy place to rest your book.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to bed with my latest thriller…

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Muurla Enamel Casserole Dish from Design 55

by Alexandra Thomas on September 27, 2013  |  0 comments
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Muurla Enamel Casserole Dish, £34.95, from Design 55

Create warming autumn dishes with this Muurla Enamel Casserole Dish from Design 55, £34.95.

I hate to be all doom and gloom but the nights will soon be getting darker and a bit chillier.

Personally, I don’t mind too much as autumn is one of my favourite seasons and it means I have the perfect opportunity to cook up batches of delicious soups, stews and casseroles.

As I’m going to be entertaining a lot this autumn, I’ve decided to splash out on a new casserole for all those hearty dishes and, being a sucker for a touch of retro, I’m rather taken with this Muurla Enamel Casserole Dish from Design 55.

Made from enamel and super long-lasting, it features a colourful and stylish 60’s design.

To complete the look, a matching saucepan, colander and kitchen jug are also available.

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Button Trivet from Magpie Miller

by Alexandra Thomas on September 26, 2013  |  0 comments
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Button Trivet, £20, from Magpie Miller

Enjoy some vintage charm with this Button Trivet from Magpie Miller, £20.

I don’t know about you, but I always forget you’re not supposed to put hot dishes straight onto your work surface.

So I’ve put a trivet firmly at the top of my shopping list to avoid any further damage to my lovely worktop.

We have loads of funky yet functional trivets here at Furnish, such as this Button Trivet from Magpie Miller.

Made from wood, the oversized button-shaped trivet is ideal for keeping hot pans away from delicate surfaces and is ideal for adding some vintage charm to your kitchen.

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Mid Century Joplin Coloured Drawer Writing Desk from Artisanti

by Alexandra Thomas on September 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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Mid Century Joplin Coloured Drawer Writing Desk, £454, from Artisanti

Add some retro style with this Mid Century Joplin Coloured Drawer Writing Desk from Artisanti, £454.

After months of debate, I finally have my mitts on a sewing machine. The decision was actually made for me, as it was my second anniversary gift from my husband (the old romantic), and I can’t wait to get started.

While it will be a little time before I’m ready to show my creations on the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and New York (!!!) I do rather urgently need a sewing table.

I’ve decided to plump for this Mid Century Joplin Coloured Drawer Writing Desk from Artisanti as I love the shape and retro styling, plus the two drawers will be super handy for me to keep all my reels of cotton, scissors and other sewing paraphernalia.

Rainbow Chevron Rug from Great Little Trading Company

by Alexandra Thomas on September 24, 2013  |  0 comments
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Rainbow Chevron Rug, £150, from Great Little Trading Company

Brighten up a little one’s room with this Rainbow Chevron Rug from Great Little Trading Company, £150.

Keeping things neutral in a little one’s room means there’s plenty of opportunity to experiment with accessories to add pattern and colour to brighten the scheme.

The Great Little Trading Company has a wide range of products which are ideal for doing just that, from lamps to clocks as well as a fantastic offering of stylish curtains and bed linen.

I particularly like the new rug collection which offers a riot of colour and pattern. My personal favourite is this Rainbow Chevron design which is 100% wool and is ideal for adding interest to a plain carpet or painted floorboards.

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Designers Guild Battista Pistachio Towels from Occa Home

by Alexandra Thomas on September 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Designers Guild Battista Pistachio Towels, from £6, from Occa Home

Add colour to your bathroom with these Designers Guild Battista Pistachio Towels from Occa Home, £6 - £45.

I recently replaced my bath towels after years of promising myself I’d do just that and am really pleased with my purchase. Adding new towels is a great way to change the look of your bathroom both quickly and relatively affordably.

If you’re looking to add a colourful touch to your bathroom then look no further than these Designers Guild Battista Pistachio Towels from Occa Home.

Combining black with fabulous bright peony and pistachio, they will liven up your bathroom even on dark autumn mornings.

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Shop the Trend: Tartan

by Alexandra Thomas on September 22, 2013  |  0 comments
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Our favourite tartan buys for the autumn

Add a quirky vibe to your home with our pick of the best tartan goodies around.

When it comes to fashion, tartan is absolutely everywhere this autumn, which means it will soon also be huge in the home.

Stay one step ahead of the interiors set by embracing this pattern now, which is perfect for adding a cosy touch to your home as the colder months draw near.

Whether you want a tartan accessory such as the bright and beautiful Avoca Check Pure New Wool Throw from John Lewis, or full-on designer style with the Vivienne Westwood (who is after all the queen of tartan) Tartan Wallpaper from Occa Home, we’ve got something for everyone here on Furnish.

And if you're looking to create a real statement, then this Elizabeth Stanhope Marcus 3 Seater in Iona Azure Lambswool Tartan from Amara Living is super stylish and is sure to be a real talking point in any room.

Clockwise from top left: Gant – Holiday Tartan Check Cushion – Grey – 50×50cm from Amara Living, £60; Avoca Check Pure New Wool Throw from John Lewis, £80; Lois Scatter Cushion 40 × 40cm, Maroon Plaid from made.com, £39; Mulberry Home Modern Tartan Wallpaper from Occa Home, £79; Elizabeth Stanhope – Marcus 3 Seater in Iona Azure Lambswool Tartan from Amara Living, £1,799; Vivienne Westwood – Tartan Wallpaper from Occa Home, £67.

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Tartan on the Céline catwalk AW13

Ambience Layer Glass Lamp from John Lewis

by Alexandra Thomas on September 21, 2013  |  0 comments
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Ambience Layer Glass Lamp, £40, from John Lewis

Add a warming glow with this Ambience Layer Glass Lamp from John Lewis, £40.

While I’m always sorry to see summer go, I can't help but look forward to autumn as it’s the perfect excuse to cosy up my home.

On my list already is a selection of throws for both upstairs and down, a gorgeous new rug and yet some more tea light or candle holders to create a warming atmosphere on autumnal evenings.

Just added to the list is this Ambience Layer Glass Lamp from John Lewis. Ideal for adding a comforting glow to my living room, I love the coloured glass and interesting shape which combine to produce an unusual and striking piece.

Available in amber or teal, the lamp would also work brilliantly on a bedside table.

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Retro Design Shelves from Neofurn

by Alexandra Thomas on September 20, 2013  |  0 comments
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Retro Design Shelves, £91.35, from Neofurn

Make a statement with your shelving with this set of 4 Retro Design Shelves from Neofurn, £91.35.

Regular readers will know I’m a tad obsessed with storage and making sure it’s both functional and stylish.

Which is why I love this simple yet-oh-so effective solution from Neofurn. This set of 4 Retro Design Shelves from Neofurn come in a range of sizes, allowing you to configure them exactly how you want for your needs.

They’re perfect for housing everything from books to CDs, and ornaments to photo frames. Or you could try using them in the kitchen to take care of your spices, or in the bathroom to house toiletries and free up space.

Cucchino Cuckoo Clock from Red Candy

by Alexandra Thomas on September 19, 2013  |  0 comments
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Cucchino Cuckoo Clock - Orange, £225, from Red Candy

Take a fresh look at a classic timepiece with this Cucchino Cuckoo Clock from Red Candy, £225.

Not long now until the clocks go back which gives you plenty of time to mark the occasion with a nice, new timepiece.

We have an amazing selection of wall clocks here at Furnish from classic to contemporary, retro to off-the-wall (pardon the pun) which are perfect for every room in the home.

My pick of the bunch is this Cucchino Cuckoo Clock from Red Candy which is a fabulous new twist on an old classic.

Available in orange and white, or white and green, this clock features a simple, easy-to-read face and a dedicated space for the cuckoo to pop in and out.

Great for little ones, this would also look fabulous in a kitchen or home office.

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Cucchino Cuckoo Clock - White, £225, from Red Candy

Walnut Cornell Desk from made.com

by Alexandra Thomas on September 18, 2013  |  0 comments
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Walnut Cornell Desk, £279, from made.com

Work in style with this Walnut Cornell Desk from made.com, £279.

If you work from home, you’ll know how convenient laptops are. However, if you’re anything like me, every now and then, you may find yourself getting fed up with balancing one on your knees.

Which is why I’m investing in a desk, so I have somewhere proper to sit and write, without the distractions of working in my living room.

And I’ve got my heart set on this Walnut Cornell Desk from made.com which would be just the thing to turn my spare bedroom into a bijou home office.

Finished in a gorgeous walnut veneer, this desk has a distinctive mid-century modern style and comes complete with a handy drawer and shelf to store all your paraphernalia.

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