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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!

Archie Dog Floor Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on November 30, 2013  |  0 comments
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Archie Dog Floor Lamp, £75, from Lifestyle Bazaar

Add some canine charm to your home with this super kitsch Archie Dog Floor Lamp from Lifestyle Bazaar, £75.

I make no secret of being slightly obsessed with dogs and that I’m rather partial to a dog accessory or two in the home.

We have lots of dog-inspired pieces here on Furnish from cushions to doorstops but I’ve fallen totally head over heels in love with this Archie Dog Floor Lamp from Lifestyle Bazaar.

Modelled on a real life whippet, this unusual and definitely kitsch floor lamp is the perfect way to add a touch of tongue-in-cheek humour.

Try using this gorgeous lamp in a hallway to give your guests a warm welcome or in your living room as an interesting focal point.

Also ideal as a Christmas pressie for any dog lovers in your life.

Stockholm Dining Chair

by Alexandra Thomas on November 29, 2013  |  0 comments
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Stockholm Dining Chair, £207.50, from Lovers Lounge

Give your Christmas a Skandi touch with this Stockholm Dining Chair from Lovers Lounge, £207.50.

Changing your dining chairs is a perfect way to give your dining room a new look with minimum fuss, and what better time of year to have a quick revamp than at Christmas.

We have some fantastic dining chairs here at Furnish from classic to contemporary but, given my love of Scandinavian furniture, I’m smitten with these Stockholm Dining Chairs from Lovers Lounge.

Crafted from oak, these simple, yet ever so stylish, chairs epitomise Scandinavian design and will add a sleek, contemporary look to your dining space.

Try teaming with the matching table or pair with a sleek, white gloss table for an eclectic look.

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Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves

by Alexandra Thomas on November 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves, £229, from mykidecoroom

Help your kids keep things tidy with this Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves from mykidecoroom, £229.

With Christmas comes lots of new stuff, especially for little ones, so it’s a good idea to get ahead of the game and get your storage sorted now.

To encourage little ones to keep their new toys and games neatly tidied away, fun children's storage solutions are essential.

We love this Zoli 2-in-1 desk and shelves from mykidecoroom which is ideal for stashing away a multitude of stuff including books and small toys, while also providing a desk space for kiddies to sit at.

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Rustic Glass Baubles

by Alexandra Thomas on November 27, 2013  |  0 comments
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Rustic Glass Baubles, £16.95, from Daisy West

Enjoy some Christmas sparkle with these Rustic Glass Baubles from Daisy West, £16.95.

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about adding festive touches to the home.

We have some beautiful Christmas decorations here on Furnish from contemporary to classic with some fun ones to boot.

I’ve decided to have a complete revamp this year and am ditching my contemporary silver and white decs for something a little softer. Which is why I’m delighted to have come across these Rustic Glass Baubles from Daisy West.

Made from recycled glass and available as a set of six, they are perfect for adding some delicate glamour to your Christmas decorations.

Geometric Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on November 26, 2013  |  1 comment
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Geometric Cushion, £38, from Art Star

Add some bold and vibrant pattern with this Geometric Cushion from Art Star, £38.

Geometrics are big news when it comes to interiors at the moment, with everything from cushions to rugs being covered in bold, angular patterns.

From Missoni-esque zigzags to large scale triangles, squares and diamonds, no self-respecting follower of interiors trends will be without a geometric accessory this autumn/winter.

This Geometric Cushion from Art Star offers the perfect way to tap into this trend.

With a riot of colours, this cushion isn’t for the faint hearted, but will definitely add drama to a plain sofa or to crisp, white bed linen.

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Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light

by Alexandra Thomas on November 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light, £49.95, from Design 55

Add a touch of metallic to your scheme with this Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light from Design 55, from £49.95.

Metallics are always big news in interiors and this year is no different. On my whistle-stop tour of London Design Festival back in September, you could barely move for accessories made from gold, silver and copper.

Copper offers a more sophisticated, somehow less brash way of introducing a metallic to your scheme, which is perhaps why it’s currently so on trend.

This Vita Living Conia Copper Pendant Light from Design 55 offers a perfect, understated way to tap into this look. It is made from plastic but each petal is coloured in a gorgeous copper tone.

Simple, yet ever so stylish, this pendant light will look great hung on its own or for added drama as several in a row over a dining room table.

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Editors Choice: Christmas Tableware

by Alexandra Thomas on November 24, 2013  |  0 comments
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Our pick of the best Christmas tableware

Get ready for festive feasting with this gorgeous Christmas tableware.

With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the ideal time to start thinking about creating the perfect festive table.

We have some gorgeous Christmas tableware here at Furnish perfect for the Christmas period from elegant candlesticks for a Christmas Eve supper to simple yet stylish decanters which are perfect for serving a tipple or two.

Ideal for adding a Scandi-chic look, this cute Woodland Christmas Tree Bowl from John Lewis features a simple Christmas tree motif and is just the ticket for serving everything from mince pies to Christmas pud.

Meanwhile no self-respecting festive feast would be complete without a glass or two of mulled wine, and what nicer way to serve it than with this Sagaform Set of 4 Mulled Wine Thermal Glasses from Design 55.

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Ercol Windsor Armchair

by Alexandra Thomas on November 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Ercol Windsor Armchair Model 204, £450, from Chairs Revived

Invest in a design classic with this Ercol Windsor Armchair Model 204 from Chairs Revived, £450.

Ercol is a national treasure, and owning a piece from this iconic furniture brand is something every self-respecting design aficionado dreams of.

While the company is still very much making furniture, there are plenty of vintage treasures to be found such as this Ercol Windsor Armchair from Chairs Revived.

Lovingly restored, this sleek armchair has been updated with a soft green seat cushion and is available with a vibrant Orla Kiely Multi Stem print scatter cushion to add a touch of colour and reinforce the retro look.

Perfect as a lounge chair in the living room, this unique and iconic piece will also look fabulous in the bedroom.

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Moustache Bottlestopper

by Alexandra Thomas on November 22, 2013  |  0 comments
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Jonathan Adler Moustache White Bottlestopper, £18, from Amara Living

Give your drinks a quirky touch with this Jonathan Adler Moustache White Bottlestopper from Amara Living, £18.

It’s that time of year when facial hair unexpectedly appears on your colleagues, friends and loved ones.

Yes, it’s Movember, the annual charity fundraiser which welcomes, indeed positively encourages, moustaches.

Perfect for celebrating Movember in style, this cute Moustache White Bottlestopper from Amara Living is made from white glazed stoneware. Looks great while keeping your drinks fresh and fizzy.

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Rob Ryan Egg Cups

by Alexandra Thomas on November 21, 2013  |  0 comments
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Rob Ryan Egg Cups, £15.95, from Folly

Brighten up breakfast with these Rob Ryan Egg Cups from Folly, £15.95.

Whether you like them hard or soft boiled, nothing beats an egg with soldiers for breakfast, and what better way to serve them than in a super cute egg cup?

We have some gorgeous egg cups here at Furnish from fun to funky, but one of our favourites is this set of Rob Ryan Egg Cups from Folly.

Available as a set of three, each one has a sweet motto and features Rob’s distinctive and much celebrated paper cut designs.

Perfect for brightening up the breakfast table, they are also a great way to create an indulgent breakfast in bed.

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Rock and Roll Trash in White

by Alexandra Thomas on November 20, 2013  |  0 comments
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Rock and Roll Trash in White, £95, from The French Bedroom Company

Bin your rubbish beautifully with this Rock and Roll Trash in White from The French Bedroom Company, £95.

Let’s face it – bins aren’t exactly the most glamorous of interiors objects, and are often chosen for their functionality, tending to be practical rather than stylish.

However, here at Furnish we believe you deserve both form and function which is why we’re smitten with this Rock and Roll Trash in White from The French Bedroom Company.

Far from being dull, this classic pedal bin has been brought to life with ornate handles which means that rather than hiding it away, you’ll be proud to have it on display.

Ideal for the bathroom or kitchen, this super stylish refuse collector will also look great in the bedroom or your home office.

Larger black bin also available.

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Buddy Bookend

by Alexandra Thomas on November 19, 2013  |  0 comments
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Buddy Bookend, £14, from Lifestylebazaar

Keep your books well trained with the Buddy Bookend from Lifestylebazaar, £14.

Keeping books in check can be tricky, even in the sturdiest of book cases. So, if you’re fed up with your books constantly falling over, chances are you’re on the hunt for a bookend or two.

This cute little fellow, the Buddy Bookend from Lifestylebazaar has recently joined our fab selection of bookends which range from quirky and fun to stylish and classic.

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Red Buddy Bookend

Available in either red or black, this weighted canine stands on his back legs cleverly holding your books in place with his paws.

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Shop the Trend: Metallics

by Alexandra Thomas on November 18, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some marvellous metallic home interiors finds

Jazz up your home with this selection of bright and shiny metallics.

With party season upon us, the daily fashion papers and blogs will soon be full of shimmering metallic party dresses.

The metallic trend has also made a huge impact on interiors with metal-of-the-moment copper proving to be a big hit during London Design Week.

The trick to getting this look right in the home is to make sure you only use it in small doses; a lamp here, a cushion there and you’ll be bang on trend without overdoing it.

We love this Eastern Copper Lantern from Rocomara which will add a touch of sophistication to your patio while this Copper Globe from Lifestylebazaar would look great in a living room or home office.

And if silver is more your thing then you need look no further than this Silver Embossed Hall Table from Lover’s Lounge which is ideal for adding some understated bling to your hallway.

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Metallics on the catwalk via www.virtualvintageclothing.co.uk

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Alpaca Throw

by Alexandra Thomas on November 17, 2013  |  0 comments
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Alpaca Throw, £99.95, from Daisy West

Snuggle up with one of these super soft Alpaca Throws from Daisy West, £99.95.

This time of year is without a doubt one of my favourites. From crisp, bright mornings to snuggling up on the sofa in the evening, I love the days getting a bit shorter and having a good excuse to whack up the heating.

A cosy throw is essential at this time of year, and one of my favourites is this selection of Alpaca Throws from Daisy West. Available in shades of brown and ivory, these simple yet ever-so stylish throws are made from a combination of Alpaca and sheep wool, which are guaranteed to keep you cosy as the temperatures drop.

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Swallows Wall Sticker Set

by Alexandra Thomas on November 16, 2013  |  1 comment
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Swallows Wall Sticker Set, £26, from Red Candy

Introduce a touch of nature to your walls with this Swallows Wall Sticker Set from Red Candy, £26.

Wall stickers are a great way of pepping up a plain wall or tired space without having to get your paint brushes or wallpapering table out.

We have some fab designs to choose from whether you're looking for cute characters for your little ones’ bedrooms or stylish silhouettes for more grown up spaces.

One of our favourites is this Swallows Wall Sticker Set from Red Candy which depicts a soaring flock of these elegant birds.

As shown here, they make a great alternative to a headboard or you could try using them to liven up a plain living room wall.

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Dante Extendable Walnut Dining Table

by Alexandra Thomas on November 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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Dante Extendable Walnut Dining Table, £493.43, from Neofurn

Create a sleek dining room with this Dante Extendable Walnut Dining Table from Neofurn, £493.43.

Finding the perfect dining table can be tricky. First you need to consider your space, then how big it needs to be and, finally, what style you want.

Thankfully, we have a huge range here on Furnish, from glass to stone, traditional to modern, so there’s something to suit every style and budget.

One of my favourites is this Dante Extendable Walnut Dining Table from Neofurn which combines veneered walnut with sleek chromed steel.

The table can extend from 170cm to 270cm making it work in all sizes of room. Meanwhile, its understated looks would suit both classic and contemporary schemes and would look fantastic teamed with an eclectic mix of dining chairs.

Also available in white.

Dip Bowls

by Alexandra Thomas on November 14, 2013  |  0 comments
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Dip Bowls, £24, from Art Star

Get ready for the party season with these Dip Bowls from Art Star, £24.

While I’m not ready to say the big C word just yet, before we know it the carols will be playing and party season will be upon us, so it’s good to be prepared.

If you’re a seasoned entertainer, you’ll know you can never have too many small serving dishes but why settle for boring old ramekins when you can have these sweet little Dip Bowls from Art Star.

Available as a set of 12, they have integrated handles making them perfect for everything from dips and sauces to nuts and olives.

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Pocket Watch Wall Clock

by Alexandra Thomas on November 13, 2013  |  0 comments
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Pocket Watch Wall Clock, £95, from The Orchard

Spruce up a plain wall with this gorgeous Pocket Watch Wall Clock from The Orchard, £95.

Sometimes it can be hard to jazz up a plain wall without committing to a paint colour or wallpaper, but if you’re looking for an instant update, a stylish wall clock can offer the ideal solution.

We’re rather smitten with this Pocket Watch Wall Clock which is an over-sized version of a classic pocket watch.

Made from polished nickel, this clock works for both classic and contemporary schemes and will look especially dramatic in a hallway.

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Obedient Poodle White Side Table

by Alexandra Thomas on November 12, 2013  |  0 comments
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Obedient Poodle White Side Table, £195, from The French Bedroom Company

Introduce some canine chic with this Obedient Poodle White Side Table from The French Bedroom Company, £195.

When it comes to quirky products that aren’t too silly or over the top, The French Bedroom Company has got it nailed.

From bowler-hat lighting to pin-up girl inspired cushions, there’s all sorts of unusual furniture and home accessories to add an interesting touch.

We love this Obedient Poodle side table. Perfect if you're looking for something a little different, this elegantly designed acrylic poodle features a handy tray top.

Ideal as a living room side table or for use in the bedroom, this would also be a welcoming and cheering sight in the hallway when you arrive home from a hard day's work.

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Porcelain Light Bulb Candlestick Holders

by Alexandra Thomas on November 11, 2013  |  0 comments
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Porcelain Light Bulb Candlestick Holders, £24 each, from Magpie Miller

Create a quirky centrepiece with these Porcelain Light Bulb Candlestick Holders from Magpie Miller, £24 each.

If you’re looking to add to your candle holder collection, we have a fantastic selection here at Furnish from simple tea light holders to elaborate candelabras.

My new favourites are these Porcelain Light Bulb Candlestick Holders from Magpie Miller which are perfect for adding a quirky yet sophisticated touch to any dining table.

Designed to look like light bulbs, try grouping several together in a random fashion to create a simple yet stunning centrepiece, or line them up on a sideboard to create a welcoming glow.