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Fair Isle Knitted Cushion

by Alexandra Thomas on December 28, 2013  |  0 comments
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Fair Isle Knitted Cushion, from £22, from Rose & Grey

Add a cosy touch with this Fair Isle Knitted Cushion from Rose & Grey, from £22.

We may be already thinking about trends for spring/summer, but first there’s the rest of winter to get through.

And if the weather turns out to be anything like January and February last year then it’s probably going to be a bit chilly.

Which is why I’m going to keep things cosy with lots of cushions and throws, and while I can’t say I really need another cushion, I just can’t resist this gorgeous one from Rose & Grey.

Inspired by Fair Isle jumpers, this cushion is made from 100% lambswool, features a retro pattern, and is available in two sizes. The monochrome pattern will look perfect teamed with a bold sofa or against crisp white bed linen.

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Dragonfly Napkin Rings

by Alexandra Thomas on December 27, 2013  |  0 comments
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Dragonfly Napkin Rings, £19.95, from Daisy West

Create an elegant dinner table with these Dragonfly Napkin Rings from Daisy West, £19.95.

I’m not one for formal dining – even when entertaining friends I much prefer everyone tucking into one massive pot rather than having lots of plates and fourteen different forks.

But every now and again, I like to pull out the stops, especially for a special occasion.

You don’t see napkin rings that often any more but we have some gorgeous ones to choose from here at Furnish, and these Dragonfly Napkin Rings from Daisy West definitely make it worth investing in some proper linen napkins.

Each one features a delicate embellished dragonfly which is perfect for adding a touch of subtle glamour to your dining table.

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Our faves from the Christmas Sales

by Lisa Hill on December 26, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some great sales offers

Hit the sales from the comfort of your own armchair with our pick of the best bargains.

Many of the sellers here on Furnish are offering great discounts at the moment on their gorgeous homewares.

Red Candy have some super reductions, including this Karlsson Mr White Wooden Wall Clock, reduced from £149 to £109, and The French Bedroom Company has reduced prices in several categories, including mirrors, bedside tables and chandeliers, such as this striking Twisted Table in Aluminium, reduced from £275 to £220.

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Bugatti Vita Citrus Juicer

by Alexandra Thomas on December 26, 2013  |  0 comments
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Bugatti Vita Citrus Juicer, from £139.95, from John Lewis

Get healthy in the New Year with this stylish Bugatti Vita Citrus Juicer from John Lewis, from £139.95.

So the New Year is almost upon us and that means you’ll be surrounded by people telling you they’re on a health kick – how they’re going to go to the gym every night, how they definitely won’t be eating chocolate ever again and so on and so forth.

Juicing is one recent health fad and I’ve had many a friend tell me just how amazing it is. So, that's it, I'm going on a juice diet on the 2nd January 2014.

Of course, I won’t be getting just any old juicer, oh no, I need one that’s really going to work and look stylish too.

Which is why I’m splashing out on this Bugatti Vita Citrus Juicer from John Lewis which is great for adding a touch of retro style to your kitchen.

We wish you a Merry Christmas...

by Lisa Hill on December 25, 2013  |  0 comments
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... and a Happy 2014!!!

All of us here at Furnish wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and stylish New Year!

Goldilocks Porridge Bowl Set

by Alexandra Thomas on December 24, 2013  |  0 comments
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Goldilocks and the Three Bear Porridge Bowl Set, £52, from Lifestyle Bazaar

Add some fairytale charm with this Goldilocks and Three Bear Porridge Bowl Set from Lifestyle Bazaar, £52.

While I’m strictly a “white tableware only” kind of person, even I can’t resist the odd fun bit of crockery, especially for the breakfast table. And while I’m not a massive fan of porridge, I adore this Goldilocks and the Three Bear Porridge Bowl Set from Lifestyle Bazaar.

Consisting of four, generous cereal bowls (three for each of the bears and one for Goldilocks), this super cute set is guaranteed to get even the fussiest of eaters sitting down at the breakfast table starting the day the right way.

And if you’re feeling particularly fairytale-inspired in the kitchen, there’s a tea towel and a set of matching mugs available too.

Hand Screen Printed Anchor Pillowcases

by Alexandra Thomas on December 23, 2013  |  0 comments
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Hand Screen Printed Anchor Pillowcases, £22 per pair, from Magpie Miller

Inject some nautical style with these Hand Screen Printed Anchor Pillowcases from Magpie Miller, £22.

Coastal, nautical, whatever you choose to call it, adding a touch of the seaside is set to be a massive interiors trend again next year.

The trick to making this look work in the home without it becoming too much is to add subtle touches rather than going gung ho.

These Hand Screen Printed Anchor Pillowcases from Magpie Miller are perfect for giving your bedroom a nautical feel.

Made from luxurious cotton, they feature a delicate anchor motif. Team them with crisp, white bed linen and a striped navy and white knitted throw to tie the look together and create a sophisticated nautical scheme that’s perfect for spring.

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Avoca Check Pure New Wool Throw

by Alexandra Thomas on December 21, 2013  |  0 comments
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Avoca Check Pure New Wool Throw, £80, from John Lewis

Keep chills at bay with this Avoca Check Pure New Wool Throw from John Lewis, £80.

If the powers that be are to be believed, temperatures are set to plunge soon which means it’s essential to stay cosy and warm.

I simply cannot be without my winter duvet at the moment, but the colder weather also offers the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the sofa.

With a fantastic selection of throws here at Furnish, I have struggled to pick my favourite, but I’ve finally plumped for one of these Avoca Check Pure New Wool Throws from John Lewis.

Featuring some gorgeous colours, these throws are made from 100% lambswool and are bound to keep you warm and toasty in bed and are perfect for any sofa snuggling.

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Strictly Studded Floor Mirror

by Alexandra Thomas on December 20, 2013  |  0 comments
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Strictly Studded Floor Mirror, £495, from The French Bedroom Company

Create a stunning focal point with this Strictly Studded Floor Mirror from The French Bedroom Company, £495.

In my book, mirrors are absolutely essential in the home. Yes, of course you need to know what you look like before you leave the house, but they offer so much more than just being somewhere to preen yourself.

A gloomy hallway can be instantly lifted, and a plain wall can be brought to life with the simple addition of a mirror.

I’m a sucker for those bevelled edge 1930s style mirrors, but have also fallen for this rather gorgeous Strictly Studded Floor Mirror from The French Bedroom Company.

Impressive by its size alone, this full length mirror features a subtle studded edge which adds interest and will turn it into a striking focal point for any room.

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Chrome Tripod Spotlight Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on December 19, 2013  |  0 comments
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Chrome Tripod Spotlight Lamp, £357, from The Orchard

Add some Hollywood glamour with this Chrome Tripod Spotlight Lamp from The Orchard, £357.

The industrial look is still very much in vogue, and we have a great range of pieces here at Furnish from storage essentials to stunning furniture and lighting.

One of my favourite pieces is this elegant Chrome Tripod Spotlight Lamp from The Orchard.

Reminiscent of lights used on film sets, this lamp is just the ticket for adding some Hollywood glamour to your home.

Try using it in the bedroom for a decadent touch or to create a stylish reading corner in your living room.

Bunnies Print

by Alexandra Thomas on December 18, 2013  |  0 comments
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Bunnies Print, £90, from Art Star

Brighten up a little one's room with this Bunnies Print from Art Star, £90.

If you favour a subtle, non-Disney approach to decorating your little one’s room, we have a fantastic range of products here at Furnish.

From the prettiest of bed linen and cute, stylish accessories to storage solutions for everything from books to clothes, there’s all you need to create a great looking room.

And to add interest to a plain wall, we have a wide selection of prints and wall stickers.

My absolute favourite is this super sweet Bunnies Print from Art Star which features a collection of bouncing rabbits and pretty flowers making it the perfect update for spring.

Tidy Brush Set

by Alexandra Thomas on December 17, 2013  |  0 comments
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Tidy Brush Set, £45, from Lifestylebazaar

Keep your desk neat and tidy with this Tidy Brush Set from Lifestylebazaar, £45.

I don’t know about you but my desk is an utter mess and, as one of my New Year’s resolutions is to start being a little more organised, I’ve decided to start preparing now.

We have a great selection of desk and office accessories available here at Furnish, from stylish in-trays to perfect pots to keep your pens neatly stashed.

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Tidy Brush Set

My current favourite is this super cool Tidy Brush Set from Lifestylebazaar.

Consisting of three pieces – a pen pot, card holder and small tray for bits and bobs – each piece is made from solid beech and natural bristles, and have been designed to keep everything from pens and pencils to drawing pins and paper clips neat and tidy.

Editors Choice: Wall Art

by Alexandra Thomas on December 15, 2013  |  0 comments
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A selection of gorgeous prints.

Treat yourself to the perfect print with our fantastic selection of wall art.

Everyone likes to have some artwork in their lives and, here at Furnish, we have some fantastic prints and pictures to decorate your home.

If you like your art a little bit edgy, you'll love this eclectic Defaced Duchess print from The French Bedroom Company while this beautifully sketched Flying Pig Print from Lifestylebazaar will look great in a kid's room.

Meanwhile, if you're more into nature and literature, then you can kill two birds with one stone with this pretty Vintage Style Book Watercolour Butterfly Print from Burford Trading.

(Each of these would also make a perfect gift and many items can still be delivered before Christmas. Check the individual product listings for more information.)

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Trophy Deer Stag Head

by Alexandra Thomas on December 14, 2013  |  0 comments
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Trophy Deer Stag Head, £100, from Design 55

Add some fun, retro styling with this Trophy Deer Stag Head from Design 55, £100.

The stag trend refuses to die. Who knows why? Perhaps it’s because these majestic animals look fabulous wherever and however you use them in the home.

We have a fantastic selection of stag-related products here at Furnish from coat hooks to bookends, but one of our favourite pieces is this Trophy Deer Stag Head from Design 55.

The gorgeous retro look of the fabric helps to give it a feminine touch, and it is sure to add interest to any wall. Each item is slightly different as a range of vintage fabrics is used.

Deauville Velvet Silver Chaise Longue

by Alexandra Thomas on December 13, 2013  |  0 comments
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Deauville Velvet Silver Chaise Longue, £536, from Lover's Lounge

Relax in style with the Deauville Velvet Silver Chaise Longue from Lover's Lounge, £536.

I don’t know about you, but I’m so looking forward to relaxing over the festive period. It’s been a hectic year and time has flown by, so I’m definitely ready for some serious R & R.

If you’re feeling the same but worried about your family hogging the sofa, then a chaise longue may be the perfect solution.

We love this Deauville Velvet Silver Chaise Longue from Lover’s Lounge which is ideal for adding a touch of decadence to any room, and is ideal for relaxing on.

Coco Blush Crystal Fairy Lights

by Alexandra Thomas on December 12, 2013  |  0 comments
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Coco Blush Crystal Fairy Lights, £38, from Primrose & Plum

Add some subtle sparkle with these Coco Blush Crystal Fairy Lights from Primrose & Plum, £38.

I’m not a massive fan of fairy lights. Mine always get tangled, and one of the bulbs inevitably doesn’t work. However, these Coco Blush Crystal Fairy Lights from Primrose & Plum may just change my mind.

Combining elegant crystals with LED lamps, these super pretty lights are great for adding some sophisticated sparkle this Christmas and beyond.

A shorter battery version (£16) is also available, perfect for draping on a dining table or to instantly add some glamour to a mantelpiece or fireplace.

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Coco Blush Crystal Fairy Lights

Little Lacey Yellow Table Lamp

by Alexandra Thomas on December 11, 2013  |  1 comment
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Little Lacey Yellow Lamp, £99, from The French Bedroom Company

Inject a splash of colour with this Little Lacey Yellow Lamp from The French Bedroom Company, £99.

With the days getting increasingly shorter, leaving for and coming home from work in the dark isn’t much fun. So I’ve been thinking about ways to add a splash of colour to my home to brighten things up a bit.

While I’m strictly a neutrals kinda gal, and I’m not about to go crazy and paint a whole wall neon pink, I don’t a mind a bright accessory or two.

I absolutely love this Little Lacey Yellow Table Lamp from The French Bedroom Company. Great for a retro-style room, this table lamp version is the perfect partner for a reading chair and will look great teamed with designs covered in teal, lime or pink fabrics.

A matching floor lamp is also available.

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Little Lacey Yellow Lamp

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Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings

by Alexandra Thomas on December 10, 2013  |  0 comments
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Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings, £10, from John Lewis

Give your Christmas table a Nordic touch with these Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings from John Lewis, £10.

Christmas is nearly here and, while I’ve been rather bad at buying presents, I’ve definitely got my ideas for decorating the house sorted and can’t wait to get my tree up and looking amazing.

For me one of the most important parts of decorating the home for Christmas is getting the table ready for the main event. And, this year, I’m going for a Nordic look so the table is going to be all red and white with lots of wood.

These House Wooden Christmas Napkin Rings from John Lewis are just the ticket and will add the perfect finishing touch to the Christmas table.

Personalised Xmas Tree Wall Sticker

by Alexandra Thomas on December 09, 2013  |  0 comments
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Megan Claire Personalised Family Christmas Tree Wall Sticker, from £45, from John Lewis

Add some festive charm with this Personalised Family Christmas Tree Wall Sticker from John Lewis, from £45.

With the festive season fast approaching (where did the second half of this year go), I’ve been on the hunt for quirky ways to add some Christmas charm to the home.

Not everyone has room or time to decorate a Christmas tree, so I decided to look into some alternatives and was delighted to come across this clever Megan Claire Personalised Family Christmas Tree Wall Sticker from John Lewis.

Elegant and understated, the sticker is available in five colours and offers the perfect alternative to a traditional Christmas tree and will add some instant festive flair.

Medium: £45
Large: £55

John Lewis quotes the last order date as: 16th December

Christmas Gifts for Kids

by Alexandra Thomas on December 09, 2013  |  0 comments
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Some of our favourite Christmas gifts for children.

Give your little ones something special this Christmas with these gorgeous, fun accessories.

Much as kids love toys at Christmas, it is also a great opportunity to give them something special to brighten up their bedrooms. We have some gorgeous bits and pieces for children's rooms here at Furnish, sure to put a smile on their faces.

This funky Karlsson Pictogram Rainbow Wall Clock from Dutch by Design will add fun and colour, while this giant Children’s Cushion Big Lulu from JasmineWay will go down a treat in any girl’s room.

Up-and-coming interior designers will surely adore this super stylish Handmade Rabbit Cushion from Chocolate Creative to add some country-style chic to their bedroom, while budding art lovers will be thrilled with this stylish and educational Animal ABC Print from Folly.

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