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There is a pot in my kitchen that could tell its own story – it was passed down from my grandmother’s kitchen. It may seem like a strange heirloom to pass down, but my granny was a great cook and she understood the importance of good, solid cookware – because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Furniture Blog
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Corner Sofas Aaah, the corner sofa. I fondly remember my parents having one of these back in the early 80's in a (for the 80's anyway) rather luxurious chocolate brown cord velvet. It looked great, but if you fell asleep on it you woke up with a rather fetching cross... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Furniture Blog
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You look around your bedroom and it just doesn’t fill you with joy anymore! What do you do? Well if your bedroom furniture is still in good condition you could give it a simple makeover by focusing on your bedding, curtains and a few accessories. Choosing a combination of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Furniture Blog
I recently visited a flea market, with the hopes of finding some furniture treasures. And while I was aprhensive at first, it turned out to be a great experience for me - with some buys that have turned into much loved items, taking pride of place in my own. Now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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Okay, we all know at Christmas most of us like to exchange gifts. But what about your home? Shouldn't it get a gift too? I would of course be happy to receive some homewares at Christmas, but aside from the odd photo frame, no one really does this. They don't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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The sofa is undoubtedly the most important part of any living room - so deciding which one to choose is a big decision. After all, it has several requirements to meet and needs to suit everyone in the house. Because this choice can be stressful, and it is far to... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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It's a tough life for urban dwellers in the summer - things do tend to feel a little claustrophobic with little to no garden space and over crowded parks. But an article in Stylist magazine has got us thinking about how fun it could be to make the most out... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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It's a tough life for urban dwellers in the summer - things do tend to feel a little claustrophobic with little to no garden space and over crowded parks. But an article in Stylist magazine has got us thinking about how fun it could be to make the most out... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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Crockery and cutlery are both things that we often take too long to replace - how many times have you been to a dinner party and been served great food on plates that obviously came from a 1980s edition of the Argos catalogue, with funny patterns and a slight loss... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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Now that the snow's gone, and we've been snow free for a week here at Furniture Blog, it's time to think about garden furniture. The sine qua non of a decent garden furniture set up is of course the barbecue. The barbecue speaks to something powerfully atavistic in the human... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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Imagine you've suddenly been given an unlimited budget to refurnish your living room but that you have to choose it all online in the next half hour... What do you pick? Do you go for something contemporary or do you get something more classic? Do you get a massive leather... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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What stuff you have in your living spaces is entirely up to you - it's a chance to indulge your tastes and hopefully get the right mix that suits your personality and provides the right degrees of comfort and inspiration. In terms of what's available and the prices of furniture... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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For the home chef or even just a wannabe cook like myself, it's essential to have a good range of kitchen stuff. Whether that's egg cups, a grater, a toaster, pots pans, knives - you'd be surprised just how much comes in handy in the kitchen. Although having said that,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Furniture Blog
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The furniture main players are things like the dining table, living room sofa and whatnot. But furniture extras can make a lot of difference to a room and provide a bit of interest. Take this beanbag for instance - instantly adds a laid back look to the room, comes in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Furniture Blog
So, what did furniture look like in the year 2000? Nothing like this, anyway: Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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I'm liking this inflatable mattress. It means that you can have extra guest bedding without having to get a sofa bed. I remember when I was a kid space saving beds always seemed to be hidden behind a wall. Of course comedy dictated that it had to fold back into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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Lighting is something that perhaps people don't think about too much when working on their home. Much more thought goes into things like what wallpaper to get, what colour of paint, where to put the sofa, etc. But lighting can make all the difference to a room. A few strategically... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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Over the years there have been many furniture and interior decoration crazes. Here's a list of some of the worst offenders: 1. Nest of tables with smoked glass surfaces and tubular chrome frames. Nice. 2. Bean bag. Still has its place in the teenager or student room, but as standard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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There's a touch of the Lebowski about everyone - that's why he's cinema's most famous rug owner. While a lot of the traditional Persian style rugs still have class, I reckon that the more contemporary rugs available from online furniture stores really cut it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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Furniture stores aren't always about sideboards, tables, beds and such. There's often a surprisingly good selection of other stuff too, from gadgets to linen to ceramics. Check out these smart cups :) Above: ceramic 'takeaway' cup. Below: Le Creuset mug in black Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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CDS Everywhere! One of the reasons ok very small reasons my house is so messy is down to the fact I have thousands of cds lying around every where so I decided to listen to my mates advice for a change and actually get a storage place for them, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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Time was, when the future was all about electronics and buttons. If you watched a sci-fi film set in the 21st Century, no doubt any living space on the spaceship had an armchair full of gadgetry that floated a few inches above the deck. Well, here we are in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Furniture Blog
Check out this video of Italian space-saving furniture. I'd always thought of space-saving furniture as being the kind of thing that you'd see in a Jacques Tati film, used for comedic effect - you know ,the kind of thing whereby a bed folds into a wall and takes the user... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Furniture Blog
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The Bedroom Castle Remember in the days of your youth when the bed got turned into a fort and that was on little den to hide from your Mum and Dad? Well now you can let your kids relive they fantastic memories by simply buying them a castle bed (as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Furniture Blog
I hope all you fans of furniture design, from classic to contemporary, are gearing up for the London Design Festival due to be held in the Capital later on in the year this September. This is the place that all the world's top designers will be showcasing their brand new... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Furniture Blog