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  1. Finally,  it’s time to exit hibernation and enjoy the first signs of Spring.  This need not just apply to the outdoors but can translate equally well to home interiors. Wether time has come for a complete makeover or just the odd accessorising, my latest blog reflects the spirit of the season featuring a collection of fresh and colourful pieces to spruce up your interior.



    Easter 17: 1 salzburg s shade ls-650x650

    Give your table lamp a new lease of life with this stunning Salzburg Hand Marbled Coolie Silk Lampshade, £134 ,





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    Smarten up your chair or sofa with this very chic Greek Key Pillow, £38.08, CaliforniaLivinHome via






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    This is a super choice if you are in need of a decorative occasional table,





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    Get into the Easter Spirit with this fun rabbit inspired lampshade, ‘Lamp Shade Cabbage Patch”, FabFunkyPillows via





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    Entertain in style with this rather luxurious velvet sofa, ‘Monday Obsession Green Velvet Sofa”,




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    These are only a few colours amongst a larger selection of stunning oversize (60x60cm) vintage velvet cushions (with linen backing) which are quite unique and a real find for those who are after something you don’t see everywhere,




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    No lack of choice here! These colourful lampshades are hand-dyed onto 100% Habotai silk. Bespoke shades can also be supplied,




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    If you like the vintage look, you will love this ‘Green Overdid Vintage Floral Carpet’, £554.44, SnowinIstanbul via




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    This marble effect lampshade is a super choice for those who are after just a touch of this seasons colours and design. Available in different sizes, from £35,




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    The latest craze of overdyed rugs has now taken on further shape in form of this stylish cushion, ‘Hand Made Lumbar Green Overdid Carpet Pillow Cover, £18.54, AnatolianKilimsHouse via




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    Add colour to your interior with this eye-catching Drum Shade, ‘Greenery Hand Marbled Drum Lampshade (available for ceilings or lamps), MunroandKerr via





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     Although quite small in size, this very exclusive and decorative cabinet will not fail to impress those who lay eyes on it,





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    This lovely cushion is part of a set of 5 different hurry hand block printed cushions, £70 (for the set of 5), theartofrajasthan via




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    One of my favourite Lebanese furniture designer has come up trumps yet again with these stunning occasional tables. A contemporary celebration of ‘grandmother’s crochet’ the Teta table sits on manually bent metal legs. Tops are also available with mother of pearl, brass or metal inlay, Teta Table,






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    This cushion is one of my top picks amongst the ‘stylish but very good value’ cushions and well worth considering if you are on a budget, Madras Jade Decorative Lumbar Pillow Cover, £16.85, DesignAnd Decor1004 via




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    Storage can be stylish with these decorative ‘Zion Lidded Urns’, £64 (set of 2),


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    This antiqued mirror coffee table is absolutely stunning. Looking at it from above, the legs are not visible and it almost has the appearance as if it was floating, Merle Coffee Table, £695, 

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    Add a little interest to your ceiling with these stylish Chandelier clip-on lamp shade. Lampshade Mill Creek Donetta Gold, from £20.69, CruelMountain via




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    With its moorish design, this is an absolute favourite of mine,





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    A super and rather unusual alternative to your average coffee table is this large stool upholstered with vintage hand knotted overdid rug, Large Round Ottoman, £433, DjemOverdyedRug via





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    This 2-seater sofa is ideal for small spaces and looks absolutely fab, Talluah 2 Seater Sofa, £599,





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    Inject a spot of colour with this bright and decorative Silk lampshade made from saree fabric, £130,







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    Let the sunshine in with this stylish velvet Ikat pillow, £54.68, SilkwormTreasures via




    Easter 2017: G&G Chair 55102b067242da698c520d7b5873d803 

    Have some fun with this 2 tone retro chair covered in a yellow velvet on the front and an African inspired fabric on the back, Alpana Yellow Velvet Chair, £395,




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    Almost a work of art….not on canvas though but in form of a hand knotted wool rug,



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    Wouldn’t it be fun to entertain your guests with this colourful display of dhurrie puffs and cushions,




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    You can now enjoy the tulip season all year round with this very pretty yellow ikat tulip lampshade, £460,




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    Brighten up your floor with this antique handwoven pure cotton dhurrie rug, £93, theartofrajasthan via




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    These bone inlay side tables offer a lovely display of colour and pattern, Riley Coloured Side Tables, £404,




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    If you need any addition to your Easter decoration, this lampshade would make a fun and bright display, Lampshad-white-rabbit, £31.39, MunichLampshades via




     Easter 17: 32 Nada-Debs-Love-Seat

    One of my top picks for decorative seating is a design by my favourite Lebanese furniture designer, Nada Debs, Arabesque Love Seat,




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    Perfect for the Spring season is this Purple Ikat With Pink Pannel Lampshade, £130,





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    Create a central focus point to your seasonal table with this pretty table runner and add some pretty Easter decoration for an eye catching display, tablerunner-50x160-alma-lilac-pink-3748,




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    Style without the large price tag is offered by this super company selling beautiful lamps and lampshades,


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    For extra colour on your table these table mats are a perfect choice for a seasonal look, Tablet Meena Lilac-Clay,




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    This Ikat lampshade injects a wonderful display of ‘flower power’, The Flower Lampshade, £275,




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    A super small bench and choice for small spaces or the end of a bed covered in a stain resistant velvet, Madison Bench, £782.10,




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    Wouldn’t we all love to hunt for and find an egg such as this? Artichoke Blue Ostrich Egg, £547,




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    A little bird told me that they would be very happy getting comfortable on a sofa, Bird Pillows, CaliforniaLivinHome via





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    This bright pink ikat lampshade is very easy to place and looks good with a large variety of other colours and room interiors, Bright Pink Ikat Lampshade, £180,




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    The Tulips are out in force….even on this gorgeous embroiled Suzani pillow, £38.09, DecorIkatPillow via




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    Inject a warm and bright colour to your living space with this pretty retro sofa, Delia Sofa, £1695,




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    Keep a ‘beady eye’ on seasonal trends with this easy on the eye lampshade,




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    Set the scene … or rather the table and entertain in style with these luxurious placemats, Faux Shagreen Placemats, £156 (set of 4),








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    This sofa or rather its fabric is a real work of craftsmanship and art. All hand woven and produced in Guatemala, each brocade panel takes a weaver 1 month to achieve, Ashbourne Sofa - Motagua & Mayula Brocade, £3700,




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    Just in time for the spring season have these new side table emerged on the furniture scene, Crillion Side Tables - Vellum,




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    Jazz up a neutral chandelier with these stylish clip-on chandelier lamp shades, Lampshade Mill Creek Donetta Cascade, £20.82 (each), CruelMountain via





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    These candles are perfect for a glamorous table setting and stylish entertaining, £29 (each),




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    With the back covered in hand woven and embroided fabric, you only need one or two of those chairs to make a real impact, £1395,




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    Add a touch of trendy ‘Notting Hill’ to your interior with this pleated hessian lampshade,  Notting Hill Lampshade, £275,




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    This stunning cushion is one of my top picks from the William Yeoward soft furniture range, Tanout - Rose Cushion, £139,




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    A great find is this Bone Inlay Table which looks fantastic with contemporary as well as classic interiors, £799,




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    These rabbits are not made out of chocolate and will last well beyond the egg hunt,




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    The combination of a vintage bench upholstered in overdid vintage rug is a very original and perfect match, £708.69, DjemOverdyedRug via





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    Inspired by the traditional mid-century starburst mirror, this rather different and novel model features a convex centre with aged bone rays and aged gold frame, Lara Mirror,






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  2. Spruce up your interior for the festive and coldest season of the year. This is the one occasion when you can indulge and treat yourself to a few useful and some not not quite so useful new additions to your home. 




     Christmas 2016: New Bauble christmas-glyndebourne-bauble-low__36787.14743

    Dress to impress and slip this little number on your tree …. it will be the talk of the turkey dinner! Glyndebourne Architectural Christmas Bauble by Halcyon Days, £40,





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    Add a warm glow to your room with this stunning selection of different size Lanterns, Tantallon Lantern, from £6.00-£88.00,


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    If in need of some colour in your home .... and not just during the festive season, this stunning extra wide hand embroided Suzani Bolster Cushion will breath new life into your living space, Suzani Embroided Decorative Bolster Pillow, £89.84 (120cm x 45cm), DecorIkatPillows via





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    Create a show stopping centrepiece with this decorative metal urn, £125,




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    A perfect addition to a festive dinner table, Boreal Forest Juice Glass, £12 each,





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    These Golden Retrievers are a perfect treat for dog lovers and keep the logs perfectly in place, Ken Fulk Retriever Andirons, £234.12, (international shipping)





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    Avoid a complete blackout with this very stylish lampshade, 40cm Black with Pink Palu Lampshade, £150,





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    Inject some colourful glamour to your tree with these pretty baubles, Etched Mercury Glass Ornaments, Red Onion, £7.05,   (international shipping)





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    A very stylish alternative to the more traditional version made of black cockerel feather with 12 bore gun cartridges, £50, SomersetFeatherCo via





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    Get into the Christmas spirit with this beautifully crafted double light arch, Ratags Double Light Arch Pitman, EUR 264, (international shipping)





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    If you are agonising over what to give those who have absolutely everything, this soap set with personalised initials is coming to the rescue, Williams-Sonoma Home Monogrammed Oval Soaps (Set of 3), £46.07,   (international shipping)





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    Create an eye-catching feature with this Large tapestry bolster cushion, Large Bolster Cushion made from a needlepoint tapestry of Venus at her mirror (100cm x 45cm), £125, eclecticchair via





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    Finish of a cushion or wrap a present for someone very special with this gorgeous woven ribbon from Uzbekistan, Uzbek cotton woven dark red-green ribbon, £8.29 (for approx 5.5 - 6 yards), businka34 via





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    For a cozy winter look, this lampshade is a perfect match, Green Crisscross Lampshade,




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    Although it is supposed to be a table runner, quite frankly this piece of handembroided craftsmanship would equally be a lovely choice if you like to create a fun and colourful feature on your wall....could also be mounted and  framed for addition impact, Silk  embroided Table Runner from Uzbekistan, £273.60 (26"x 65"),  Rumirugsandtextiles  via




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    For a festive table setting, these candlesticks are an absolute must have, Metal Art Candlestick by House Additions, Sale at £27.32,



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    These Suzani cushions from Uzbekistan are one of my top picks if you are in need of sprucing up your sofas or chairs, Green Decorative Suzani Pillow, £48.58 (worldwide shipping), DecorIkatPillows via




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    For a slightly more minimalist look without missing out on the glamour effect, this wall mirror is a great choice, Tribeca Triple Wall Mirror - Antique Copper, £199, Christmas 16: 14 LSEMP230LIKHER_OFF

    Create a warm glow to your living space with this Ikat shade, 30cm Empire Linen Ikat Shade Heraldic, £55,





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    Wether it is used as a bedcover or wallhanging, this beautiful Uzbek handmade silk suzani embroidery will provides a very eye-catching focal point, Handmade Silk Embroidery Suzani On Green a7927, £210.53, easttreasures via





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    Suspend this beautiful Pyramid from your ceiling for a truly festive atmosphere, Deckenpyramide Wald, EUR 410, (international shipping)





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    Go for the cozy look with this pretty lampshade, Kelmi Red Lampshade, £285,





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    For just a touch of winter warmth on your sofas, this velvet cushion is a brilliant choice for that seasonal touch, Green Black Red Velvet Ikat Cushion, £59.03, pillow via





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    For those who are still on the look-out for something decorative on their table or mantlepiece, this eye-catching Pine Tree Topiary will sit very pretty on any surface, MacKenzie-Childs Pine Tree Topiary, $125,   (international shipping)





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    Add some festive glamour to your interior with this silk hand embroided cushion (49cm x 49cm), Red Suzani Pillow Cover, £99.84, pillowme via




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    No need to get any butterflies in your stomach if you treat yourself to this rather glamorous side table, Gold Butterfly Side Table, £225,





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    Be brave and go for a bit of luxury with this beautiful embroided fabric,  Applique Suzani Medallions Toile Fabric (3.5 Yards), £283.09, elegantfabrics1 via






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    Treat yourselves to a very special candle lit dinner with this unusual teal light holder, Gold Multi Tea Light Holder, £45,




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    Be one of a few who can enjoy stepping across this very decorative rug, Samba Rug (274cm x 183cm), £1495,




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    Not just for the festive season but here to stay is this pretty cushion cover, Pillow Cover /2, £55.87, Rumirugsandtextiles via




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    For a perfect decorative addition to a mantlepiece or dinner table go for this feather tree, Green Glitter Feather Christmas Tree, £18.95,





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    If you are in desperate need for some bling in your home, this gold leafed and natural leather cow hide rug is an absolute Must Have! Gold Star Cowhide Rug (120cm x 180cm), £329,




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    Using natural stones in various shapes or forms is very much the current trend and looks fab as part of this table lamp, Agate Table Light, £95,




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    Inject a playful element to your floor with this very decorative hand loomed cotton rug,  Medallion Flatware Rug Black, from £935.52,   (international shipping)





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    Create an impressive wall feature with these Bagues style vintage two arm gilt and rock crystal sconces, Vintage Bagues Style Two-Arm Rock Crystal Bird Parrot Jansen Sconces, £4349.65, (Dealer Ref No.: SC554)   (international shipping)





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    Should you need additional seating over the Christmas period and beyond why not do it in style with this natural Goat hide stool, Wildwood Stool, $899,    (international shipping)




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    If you need to put some guests up on your sofa bed offer some privacy with this stunning paravent or just use it to hide things behind it which you do not always want to look at, Paravent Haussmann, - for queries and orders please contact me on [email protected]  (international shipping)





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    Resembling an oversized ice cube this stunning and very original acrylic side table captures the interesting features of a wooden branch, Bout de Canape Nilleq Hekla,   (international shipping)




    Christmas 2016: Latest Chair mina-print-constantin-mdy3860     

    Sit back and relax in style with this mid century looking chair with a distinct Berber pattern finish, Mina Print Constantin Armchair, £650,




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    Enjoy the outdoors indoors with this unusual sideaboard,





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    Keep your belongings stored without having to hide them in a dark corner of the house with this good looking large basket, Storage Basket in King Size, £177.14, africanbaskets via





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    Add some festive spirit to your dinner table with these place mats in gold and silver, Stag Gold / Silver Placemat, £12 each,




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    You can stay neutral and still add festive glamour to your interior with these linen/velvet cushions,  Ottoman Floral Velvet Applique Lumbar Pillow, £94.01 (Sales Price),   (international shipping)




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    For the chic chalet/winter look, this chair is an absolute must-have, Mercian Goat Hair Armchair, £545,





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    Warm colours in a cold climate makes this storage basket a useful and eye-catching addition to your household, XXL Large African Laundry Basket, £225.67, africanbaskets via





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    This is a great find for those lovers of all shaggy furniture. Being just a bit different from the usual  ‘crowd’ they look fantastic in any interior wether a mountain chalet or a contemporary city pad, Massoud Alala 40”L Sheepskin Bench, $1511.20 (Sales Price),   (international shipping)




     Christmas 16: 36B Tretchikoff-SWAZI-GIRL-Cushion-50-cm-x-50

    The fabulous face and interesting use of warm earthy colours on this cushion will provide a unique feature on any seating area, Tretchikoff ‘Swazi Girl’ Cushion, £65,




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    For an additional injection of warm, inviting hues, this rug would provide a cozy cover for any type of flooring, Woven Konak Rug (different sizes), from £48,





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    Transform your entrance door with this large and beautifully put together wreath, Pheasant Feather Wreath, £35, SomersetFeatherCo via





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    Relax in this super stylish leather chair with a higher than usual back, Oak Leather Chair, $1039.20 (Sales Price),   (international shipping)





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    This thick hand knotted pile carped from Nepal is my top pick for cozy winter flooring, Coquelicot Rug, $1319,   (international shipping)





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    For a perfect mantelpiece ornament, these wood finials provide a great feature, Wood Finials (3-Piece Set), $275,   (international shipping)




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    There is always need of occasional seating for extra guests, so why not do it in style with this leather stool, Warona Leather Bench, $699,   (international shipping)





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    This is also the time for getting umbrellas out so why not create a feature and keep them handy in this very unique umbrella stand, Fornasetti Trompe l’oeil Vasi Antiche Umbrella Stand, £1050,


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    Chill out after a busy festive season on this very inviting vintage with a contemporary twist looking cowhide sofa, Liberty Sofa (Low Back),





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    Out of Africa comes to your home with this very decorative basket which is produced in Zimbabwe, Medium Handmade Binga Basket-ZB145, £25, HuckleberryBaskets via







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