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    As the shops are fully geared up for Christmas with their displays of decorations and gifts, I thought it was time for me to go window shopping on your behalf and pick out some festive, eye-catching, stylish and quirky gifts, decorations and furniture to lend a helping hand with the pre Christmas preparations.





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    For those who are based in the US, this ceiling light is and absolute find and no doubt hard to resist. Handmade and finished by artisans in LA, it comes in a number of colours and sizes, The Tole Tent Semi Flush ceiling Light, $1575,




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    Inject some colour into your country house or chalet with this antique bench, which comes from a Transylvanian village.  Antique Folk Art Painted Bench, £750,





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    Treat someone close to you to a unique present with these bespoke tablemats or coasters. Whether you like to feature the family crest, a sporting activity or your own creation, you can be sure that you won’t see the same anywhere else, Bespoke Table Mats & Coasters,




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    For some festive addition to your Christmas dinner, this wall sconce is stunning and one of my top picks, £30,




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    Sourced from remote parts of the world are Cheskie’s gorgeous products. This Merino Wool hand embroidered shawl, would make an absolutely super present and not just for Christmas! Risapa Shawl, (Size - 100cm  x 230cm), £105,




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    Not surprisingly, marbled paper products have recently seen a revival as they look fantastic and blend into different interior schemes without being boaring. I have come accross this lovely company offering bespoke shades of different shapes and sizes with a very good selection of colours, Hand Marbled Paper Lampshades,




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    Having been brought up surrounded by wonderful German Christmas figurines and candle pyramids beautifully made out of wood, I just can’t resist browsing through and featuring at least one model which caught my eye, Christmas German Pyramid White Color Carousel 3 Level (PYD085X059), $278.99,





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    Absolutely love these Venetian-inspired hand-made extra large cushions, which inject a wonderful spot of colour on sofas and chairs, Dandolo Cushion Cover, Extra Large, £56,







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    Create a colourful display with these decorative lamps, Wooden Lacquer Lamp bases, from £39,






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    This vintage Suzani cover would look lovely on a bed or even as a wall hanging, Uzbek Suzani, £137.68, Rumirqugsandtextiles via


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    Add some finishing touches to a perfect festive dinner table with these pretty tumblers, Williams Sonoma Regency Garnet Tumblers, £70 (set of 4),




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    For those with a taste of the orient, this Arabian-inspired cushion brings a festive feel to your living space, which works all year round, Badu Cushion Cover, Large, £64,





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    You will have stars in your eyes if you treat your interior with this wool rug, which comes in different sizes, Red Double-Sided Star Rug, from £400,





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    These decorative candle pins are perfect as a gift or to inject some life into neutral candles, from £12.50 for a box set of 3,

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    This cushion features such a pretty pattern; I could not resist adding it to my blog. Just in case red is not your favourite, it comes in three different colour ways, Carlotta cotton cushion 40 x 60cm, $350, Madeline Weinrib





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    For those who are into designer furniture and have the cash to splash, this display book cabinet produced by hand with antique Indian inlay technique and two hidden drawers could certainly be the match for you, The Count Library by Matteo Cibic, EURO 17.100,




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    Cracker box sets are always a must on a Christmas blog. Given the vast choice on the market, it is hard to select something very special or eye-catching. I did rather fall in love with this gorgeous design, which brings a touch of magic to the Christmas table, Nutcracker Christmas Set, £18.50 (set of 6),



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    This is not just a mirror but a very decorative and eye catching feature, Khadra Mirror, £435,




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    Add that luxury feel to your bed with this stunning emerald green bed spread made of the softest velvet with a quilted surface and little pockets separated by hand-embroidered dots, Pluspious Velvet Emerald Green Bedspread, £320,




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    The embodiment of French luxury, this Cire Trudon scented candle is made from 100% natural wax encased in a beautiful hand-blown green glass vessel, Cire Trudon Ciel Scented Candle, £78,



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    This stylish lampshade from Melodi Horne will not only transform your table lamp in time for the festive season but is a piece for all seasons, Melodi Horne Ikat Love Lampshade, £395,




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    You can be sure that Volga Linen products will always be of superior quality, timeless and stylish as reflected in this gorgeous throw, Merino Wool and Linen Throw, £334,




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    One of a kind is this handcrafted Moroccan mottled green bowl, perfect to dish up your food in style, Tamegroute Ceramic Salad Bowl Zigzag, £47.50,





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    Add some festive light to your chalet or country house style dinner table with these faux antler hurricane lamps, Cornamenta Hurricane Lamp, £46,


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    Add a cosy feel to your sofas with these Peruvian-inspired cushion covers. Given the size, you only need one to make an impact, Cuzco Bolster Cushion Cover (90 x 35cm), £125,





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    This lamp base comes in a very pretty green, which will look good throughout every season. The shade is available separately, Disco Table Lamp in polished olive acrylic, £80,




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    If your children’s bedrooms are crying out for some colour this red hand crafted cabinet with four mirrored inserts is a super choice of a bedside table, Red Wooden Cabinet with 1 Drawer and 1 Door, £127.94,





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    Give your floor a nice treat with this vintage flat weave wool and linen rug, HI/IH Flat Weave Rolakan carpet (225 x 168cm), £1.028.91, BergGallery via





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    No need to compromise on style for office furniture as is proof with this gorgeous dark green velvet swivel chair, Elowen Swivel Chair (available in other colours), £498,





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    The countdown to Christmas will be even more exciting with this wooden musical advent calendar. On opening each door, a different Christmas tune will play. There is also enough space behind them, allowing you to add some small treats, Fortnum’s Musical Advent Calendar, £165,






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    ‘From Russia with love’ is this stunning vintage mirror set in a magnificent house surround from a late 19th century country house in Russia, Original Blue Painted Mirror and Frame / SKU:MRJC2016 (H 193cm, W 118cm, D 20cm), £650,




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    These chairs very much reflect the current colour trend for blues and greens and are a super choice for adding some colour to your living space, Green/Blue Curve Chair, £934,





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    Complete the look of your blue/green colour scheme and add a rather eye-catching set of side tables which will certainly not go unnoticed, Set of 3 Vibrant Leaf Print Side Tables, £179, www.turnbullandthomas,





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    This gorgeous velvet sofa is an absolute stunner; not just the colour but also its shape and it adds a lovely touch of glamour to your sitting room, Uppark, £6,836,





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    Both lamp base and shade are designed by one of my favourite lighting companies. From neutral colours to imaginative patterns, they offer something for every interior. Lamp base and shade are sold separately, Lolita bedside lamp £90 (just the lamp base),




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    Snuggle up in style in front of the fireplace or TV with this very cosy real sheepskin bean bag, Sheepskin Bean Bag - Cream, £245,





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    As a lover of the current Ikat trend, one of my top picks has to be this super stylish handcrafted bone inlay dresser which features a wonderful mix of ‘old and new’ and will work well with most interior styles, Ikat Inlay Three-Drawer Dresser, £1,598,




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    Create atmospheric lighting and a feature on your walls with this decorative and unusual wall light, Aate Wall Light, £89,




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    Take a walk on the ‘wild side’ and add an interesting feature to your dining room with this faded and degraded velvet dining chair collection. As each chair is unique, the pattern may vary, Timothy Oulton Mimi Velvet Faded and Degraded Dining Chair / Melted Paisley, £305,





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    This stunning velvet Pom-Pom throw will make your bed look like ‘a million dollars’! It comes in three different colours, Pom-Pom Throw, £210,





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    Add some Scandinavian touch to your interior with this vintage Swedish Arts and Crafts rug, Ingegerd Silow Swedish Vintage Flat Weave Rug or Rya, £1,895, DanelawVintage via





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    Whether it carries plants, decorative accessories or fruit, this tall tray is hugely versatile and will look stunning wherever you decide to put it, Ornate Gold Tall Tray Shelves, £99,





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    This late 19th century Romanian bench is so versatile, it looks absolutely super in a hall as well as a kitchen or dining area, Smart Antique Bench in Pale Grey, £490,




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    Featuring a choice of warm colours, this set of nesting tables will add a contemporary, edgy twist to your living space, Square Tray Enamel Nesting Tables Set of 3 Copper/Brass/Nickel, £225,





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    Listen to your favorite opera and imagine you are sitting in prime seats at Glyndebourne, while enjoying the view onto your Christmas tree! However, even if the trip to this famous opera house is not possible, this bauble might just be the next best thing, Glyndebourne Bauble 2017, £40,





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    This imaginative fabric might just inspire lovers of stags and their surroundings to give their interior a new makeover, Heath by Linwood Hudson Bay Collection,




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    This stunning tray is perfect for entertaining or as a gift,




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    As most of us often spend time detangling our earphones, this leather earphone case is a lovely gift idea and can be personalised with a monogram, Saddle Leather Earphone Case, £17.24, 




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    Hard to beat this giant decorative storage jar which scores top on the luxury appearance scale!, £115,




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    Entertain in style or treat someone else to this very stylish copper coffee pot which can be personalised with your chosen initials. Personalised Geometric Copper Coffee Pot by Becky Broome, £50,





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    This is such a fun and good value table lamp; it just had to be added to my blog, Stag Head Lamp, £35, George Home,





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    Best known for their 18th and 19th century inspired designs, the company producing these handmade ceramics which are created by Tibetan artisans in Paris was founded by Benoir Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli. Using a special technique, by which each piece is crafted from black terracotta, deliberate imperfections are left on the surface and are transformed by a white glaze giving them an exquisite and unique appearance. The price for these unique pieces is equally ‘haute gamme’ but it is truly ‘worth it’! Apart from various online outlets such as a lovely shop called ‘Nam’ selling their ceramics opened in Bath, 22c New Bond Street.





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    If you want to treat someone special to a generous present, this leather stationery box might be just what you are looking for, Leather Stationery Box,





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    Inspired by mid-century modern furniture, this console table cleverly blends old and new materials for a striking look, Remington Console Table, £895,





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    Go on a ‘Bear Hunt’ and enjoy their company in your own four walls, Hudson Ivory Southwest/Lodge Rug 1072A, from £40,





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    This velvet mirror is one of my top picks for a glamorous vintage look, Late Victorian Convex Circular Red Velvet Trimmed Distressed Mirror, £85, DanelawVintage via




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    This collection celebrates the life and traditions of the ancient Ottoman world. The soft and comfortable cushion features an elaborately colored portrait of Sultan Murad reproduced onto delicate silk, Sultan V Murad Cushion, Bertrando di Renzo, £72,



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    This wall sconce would look fabulous in a chalet or country lodge but could be equally well paired up with contemporary interiors, Forged Double Wall Sconce,




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    The cowboy chic look of this beautiful handmade hide bench is relaxed and stylish, perfect for a creative modern home, Canyon Cowhide Bench - 15B, £320,




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    If you are in need of a feature for a mantelpiece or console table, this candle holder will easily fill the space, Metal Globe 10 Piece Candle Holder, £89,




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    Keep your magazine stored in style with this very timeless magazine rack which is a perfect fit for a chalet, country house or contemporary home, Felt Magazine Rack, £30,




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    This Deer is a trophy which you don’t need to hunt, Deer Console Table, £92.04,





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    Pair this stylish table lamp base with a matching lampshade for a very decorative lighting display. Lamp base and shade are available from the same company, Verona Table Lamp in Burnt Wood, £135 (lamp base only),





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    This beautiful cowhide armchair handmade in India features a relaxed and stylish design, ideal for classic and contemporary interiors, Cowhide Torres Armchair - 24T, £575,



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    Blending old with new, this dressing table is easy to place in different style interiors, Oro Dressing Table, £595,





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    You might be crackers to spend a small fortune on this luxury set but if money is no object, these are the ones for you. The gifts include a stag corkscrew, crystal-encrusted Cloisonné box, a leather card case, silk scarf and more, Harrods Romanov Luxury Christmas Crackers, £599,





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    Decorated with the historic image of the Liberty London shop, this stunning bauble, should take prime position on your Christmas tree if you decide to splash out on this year’s tree decoration, £35,






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    Inject a touch of glamour into your living room. This side table is a shining example on how to achieve a very visible result, Gold Hexagonal Table, £95,


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    Made from fine bone china, this teapot is decorated with an original ink drawing of Fortnum’s famous facade. Rory Dobner Teapot, £110,




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    No need to travel all the way to the Netherlands to enjoy its architecture with these decorative lanterns, Dutch Townhouse Lanterns, from £22,



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    This gorgeous wool throw is edged with luxurious rabbit fur pom-poms adding a bit of luxury and warmth to your bedroom, Charcoal Throw with Fur Pom-Poms, £110, 




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    This Swedish vintage rug is one of my favourite recent finds. It is stunning and works with most interior styles, Vintage Swedish Rollakan Flat Weave Kelim by Judith Johansson / Signed JJ design called “Norrviken” (282 x 191cm), £8995, DanelawVintage via



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    This grey sheepskin beanbag is a good choice if you are in need of an additional chair, British Grey Sheepskin Bean Bag (shorn), £299.99,





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    Inspired by the delicate metal fretwork of Morocco, the shimmering, beaten silver finish casts a wonderfully atmospheric light, Brocante Angelic Hanging Lamp, £360,




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    Handmade from natural jute in Rajasthan, these stylish faded block print rugs are individually crafted by skilled artisans using traditional methods that have not changed for centuries, Tali Block Print Jute Rug, £140, 




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    Treat yourself or someone else to these pretty hand drawn ceramic baubles which will add a lovely finishing touch to a Christmas tree, Hand Drawn Ceramic Bauble, £13.47, TheOldLaundrette via

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    This reversible cable knit and chinchilla faux fur blanket is perfect for curling up in it or as a cover over your sofa and bed, Grey Cable Knit & Chinchilla Faux Fur TH Blanket, £165,




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    Put a smile on your childrens face with these fun and cozy rugs, Animal Felt Rugs, from £65,




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    This very unusual hand made ‘The Last Supper’ imaged console table is made from reclaimed distressed wood, black oak news squares and stylish black hairpin legs with a thick glass top, Last Supper Reclaimed Console Table, £1995,




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    Wether you need a few decorative candles for your home or that small extra gift, this rather fun Polar Bear will come to the rescue at a super low price, Sainsbury's Home Winter Polar Bear Candle, now reduced to £5.25,



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    For those in need of tidying the odd ‘bits and bobs’, these timeless boxes will offer stylish storage which work well in a home office, living room or bedroom, Purity Storage Chest (3 different sizes), from £10,




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    These birds have flown the nest and traveled all the way from Mexico to find their new owners! The beautiful and unusual silver pieces featuring birds and other animal handles, are individually crafted by local artisans and make a wonderful present,




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    Much as I love fabric-covered headboards, they will look tired at some stage and will need replacing. There are not that many classic wooden double beds on the market which I like, but this model is one that has caught my eye and something I would not object to be seen in or rather sleep in, Kiss Wooden Bed, from £650,



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    Organise your home in style or make someone a lovely present with these decorative bone inlay dishes and boxes,




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    It might be worth investing in an advent calendar which can be used in years to come and have the additional pretty LED light feature which your children will absolutely love, Wooden LED Lit Advent Calendar, £45, The Forest & Co via




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    The General is a an absolute stunning study table created by the collaboration of designer Matteo Cibic and the Indian brand Scarlet Splendour. The collection has been designed in classic Italian form but is inspired by the tradition Indian craft of inlay work. This piece is painstakingly handcrafted in India. To become the proud owner of this masterpiece requires ‘deep pockets’, The General Study Table Scarlet Splendour,





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    This box of luxury crackers caught my eye not only because of its stylish design but also rather unusual contents of treats from organic soap and hand cream to vegetable seeds, Petersham Nurseries Christmas Crackers Orange, £55 (box of 6),




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    This large vase will create a stunning centrepiece on your dinner table or an eye-catching feature on a mantelpiece,




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    This tray is one of a number of different designs from Belgium and a real find,



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    No dinner table is complete without tablemats. This set featuring hand sketched Stag, Hare, Squirrel and Pheasant works well with absolutely everything, Woodland Animals Table Mats, £50 (set of 4),





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    One can’t fail to fall in love with the look of this ethnic occasional chair re-upholstered in a gorgeous vintage wool/silk blend fabric sourced in Asia, Samaira Chair, £485,




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    A perfect present for a 'city slicker' or someone who ‘has it all’. This London Skyline Architectural Chess Set, will keep everybody well entertained during the festive season and beyond, £80, Skyline Games via






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  2. Just in time for the summer season I have traveled the world on and offline to bring the exotic spirit of far away destinations into my readers homes. I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I did whilst taking a look at my finds!




    Summer 17: 1 the-raj-tent-club-shop-product_option_image-1461411122109 

    Create your own Indian Summer with this sun umbrella. Not only does it take you on a journey to far away places but is also perfect for small gardens or patio areas. Fan Palm Sunshade,





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    Handmade and from a remote village in the NW of India are these gorgeous servers. These are one of many products from this part of the world. The owner of this lovely company has traveled to remote parts of India to source genuine products which are predominantly made by individual artisans or small outlets offering absolutely unique pieces, PangeaCraftsBoutique via





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    Dine out in style and add some colour to this summer dinner table with these bright and pretty glasses,, Royal Scot Crystal, £85 (for 2 tumblers),





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    If you can't travel to the jungle, let the jungle travel to you with this exotic and beautiful crafted desk from Moissonier, one of the top French furniture designers, Moissonier High Desk Jungle,




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    Eat out in style with this luxurious picnic basket on wheels. It comes with plates, cutlery, wine stems, salt/pepper shaker, corkscrew and rug. The pul out drawer has a built in cooler compartmen, Deluxe Trolley 2 Person Wicker Picnic Basket, £185,




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    This is a very eye-catching artichoke and desert plant tea light set, ideal if you aim to add something a bit different to your dinner table, £96,




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    Give your living space that outdoor garden look with this pretty upholstery fabric and sofa, Brighton petit sofa with fitted covers in Spring Rhythm Lotus Revers Green, £ 2373,





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    A perfect addition to the summer look is this pretty lantern, ‘Oliver’ (southfield green/bronze) brass lantern with linen shade by Michael Amato, $3163,




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    This dinner table set is one of my top picks for a beautiful and crisp looking al fresco dinner table setting, Winford and Bosley tabletop collection,






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    Inspired by Louis XVI period chairs, these outdoor teak chairs are fit for a king and go well with the outdoor table sold by the same company, Teak Garden Chairs (£209 each), Teak Dining Table (£ 1460),






    Summer 17: 9 shopping 

    I have seen this lampshade in situ and loved it. You can opt for a white or brushed gold lining for more atmospheric lighting, Marble Fabric Lampshade, £49, makehaydesigns via






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    Inspired by nature is this beautifully painted glassware creating a stunning table setting, Joy de Rohan Chabot, Feerique & Onirique, 

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    For all lovers of beautiful countryside, this clip on lampshade brings a beautifully created visual rural element into the living space. You have a choice between 3 different styles of design, Trees with village candle clip shade, £12.50,





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    This range of stunning pendants has been created in response to the growing trend for organic materials. Using a mix to solid and powder pigments, it creates a range of wonderful colours. This process makes every light a truly unique piece, from £580,





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    These tea caddies are just one of the best I have seen this season and am rather tempted to get some myself, £11,





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    You don’t have to compromise on style next time you head for the outdoors for your dinner. This lovely collection of melamine plates and bowls lends itself beautifully for mixing and matching,




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    This selection of lovely jugs, bowls and urns are not just useful for al fresco dinging but provide a very decorative feature when stored on a kitchen shelf,




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    This is a perfect place for hanging out with or without your friends, Knotted Melati Hanging Chair, 





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    Bring a little bit of outdoors into your children's bedrooms with this lovely collection of butterlfys. This is just one example of beautifully hand painted furniture and accessories as well as private commissions supplied by botanical artist Sarah Sherrington,





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    You might feel on ‘cloud 9’ if you are the proud owner of this very stylish lampshade, Cloud Rococo Lampshade, £30, Identity Papers via






    Summer 17: 18A Mirror-Arabian-Night-Colored-Blue-H3-2016 

    For all lovers of moorish design, this mirror is a super addition to any themed living space,





    Summer 17: 19 2-seater-distressed-mango-wood-garden-bench-seat-in-blue-b 

    Get yourself into holiday mood with this boho chic bench, Distressed Mango Wood Garden Bench, £690,






    Summer 17: 20 41012691_105_b 

    For a crisp look, this pretty lampshade sets the tone for that summer feel, Adalet Lamp Shade, £58,





    Summer 17: Paperweight shopping-1 

    I was blown away when I spotted these gorgeous paperweights which are not only useful but provide a very eye-catching feature, Blown Glass Jellyfish Paperweights, from £38,





    Summer 17: Matthew-Williamson-x-Osborne-Little-Azari-wallpaper-2-400x600

    Named after a style of architecture, the Azari wallpaper displays a stylised evocation of peacock feathers offering a wonderfully exotic look. Azari / Durbar Wallpapers (6 colour ways) by Matthew Williamson, £64 / roll,





    Caddy blue H225BQ162_in-the-mood-indigo-storage-tin_p1Caddy turquoise H225BQ160_in-the-mood-aqua-storage-tin_p1

    It does not take much to create a 'summer kitchen'. Just add a few seasonal touches including these bright and fun storage caddys. £15 each, 




    Summer 17: 51A 3. Sojourn Weaves FB Main Portrait 

    This fabric selection is inspired by a love of global textiles and sending those who become proud owners on a journey round the globe, Sojourn Weaves,





    Summer 17: 21 normal_skyline-chess-london-illustration-chess-board 

    A perfect gift for those ‘who have it all’ or lovers of games and architecture. This board creates a new view of London and lets you fight for territory. The board is individually hand silk screen printed onto birch and can also be personalised with engraved messages, Skyline Chess Set With London Map Board, £150, Skyline Games via



    Summer 17: 20A 8556bb09971fa41d732f275b8682b074 

    For a moorish colour injection one of my top pick are these beautiful tables by Nada Debs, one of my favourite Lebanese furniture designers, Teta Occasional Tables,




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    Designed to impress is this limited edition ‘Club’ cocktail cabinet which is handmade using pearl-gold fabric, lacquer and brass,






    Summer 17: 23 tildamulticlose_1 

    Those who like their egg for breakfast can do so in style with these handcrafted egg cups in different finishes, Tilda Flower Egg Cup, £10,




    Summer 17: 24 abella_dining_chair_square 

    I have fallen in love with this deliciously crisp and fresh looking chair ideal for relaxed dining with friends and family, Abella Dining Chair,





    Summer 17: 25 il_570xN.1093988370_4oqx 

    In need for a vintage period table….look no further! This is a beautiful looking coffee table at a super price, Wintage Wooden Coffee Table in grey (handpainted), £140, BoosVintage via



    Summer 17: 26 alettependantdarkteal_1600x21822 

    If your ceiling is in need of colour, the Anette ceiling light is a lovely choice. It is available with Smoke and Opal Jade glass ball options and black acrylic diffuser, Anette Dark Teal Satin Opal Jade 18,





    Summer 17: 27 il_570xN.916793888_7yct 

    This cushion is a great choice for a relaxed vintage interior, Hakan Pillows, £37.38, CaliforniaLivinHome via






    Summer 17: 28 normal_bespoke-map-lampshade-choose-the-location 

    This bespoke personalised lampshade is a brilliant gift idea for any lover of maps. When ordering the shade, let them know which area the map should cover and this company will select the best map for your preferred part of the UK,  Bespoke Map Lampshade, £42, Grace & Favour Home via





    Summer 17: 29 GM-CASC-01-1-medium-01 

    Treat your garden to to a bit of luxury with these outdoor furniture from luxury Belgian brand Manutti, Cascade Garden Sofa, £3900, 

    Summer 17: fret3door_front 

    This decorative cabinet with very eye-catching fretwork on all three doors is part of a very moorish range of handmade and hand painted cabinets with inlaid laser cut frets,






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    This classic and stunning Iznik design has survived generations and I have no doubt will continue to do so. Wether it is used as a cheese board or table protector, this glass platter is a very useful and decorative  table top piece, Iznik Glass Platter, £25,



    Summer 17: 31 madison-bench-by-frato-interiors-1 

    This is one of those pieces of furniture which will always fit in with different types of interiors be it classic or contemporary. If this colour does not work, it can be supplied in different finishes, Gardener Bench,





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    If nothing else, this cutlery set should wet your dinner guests appetite and is a perfect addition to a smart summer dinner party, Hammered Brass Cutlery, £38,



     Summer 17: 33 oxls0020-cf_copy 

    Garden and outdoor furniture designs have come a long way and this chair is another fine example of a chair which would look well wether it is placed indoors or outside, Sienna armchair, £495,




    Summer 17: 34 201802927227_1 

    For some shady glamour, this handmade lampshade will certainly live up to expectation, Drum Lampshade Teal/Aqua, terasa2006 via







    Summer 17: 35 B24040008_102_b2 

    This deliciously faded dinner service reminds of a bygone area but with a contemporary touch, Old Havana Dinnerware, from £16, 





    Summer 17: 36 m01 

    Alan Dodd is a master of trompe l’oeil creations. This is just one example of his work at an Elizabethan-revival villa,




    Summer 17: 43 blue-shade-jpg

    Tres a la mode are nowadays lampshades made out of silk Sari fabrics. This is another beautiful example of a stunning creating offering very atmospheric lighting solutions, 14” Silk Shade in Vintage Sari Fabric, £220,



     Summer 17: 37 02-1394084-1_b3220548-f7eb-4217-8f8c-d3c7d0b9458c_grande 

    No need to be based in Essex in order to be the proud owner of this stunning chest, $2487.50, Lillian August Essex Chest,






    Summer 17: 38 il_570xN.1214259281_cuxt 

    Ikats have been made for centuries along the Silk Road and are ever more popular these days. This hand-loomed Uzbeki silk velvet ikat pillow features a design which works so well in contemporary and classic interiors, Ikat Velvet Pillow, £56.07, pillowme via





    Summer 17: 39 17_nestof_tables 

    For a fresh seasonal interior, these stylish noting tables will come in very handy, £225, Ombre Nesting Table,

    Summer 17: 40 high_res_medium_modern_blue_f0823d3c-70a4-4aa4-8cd8-732c1e 

    Marbled  lampshades have recently seen a popular revival which is not surprising, looking at these beautiful and timeless designs,  Large Floral Lampshade (40 cm), £140,





    Summer 17: 41 il_570xN.439009715_3ip4 

    This gorgeous suzani cushion will provide an instant transformation to a classy summer look, £44.69, GosiaFigura via





    Summer 17: 42 40799751_012_b 

    I am a great fan of fretwork furniture which offer that lovely feel of exotic surroundings like this very pretty coffee table, Lacework Coffee Table, £1200,


     Summer 17: 44 380350_ebru_light_cookie_stand_blue_1

    Marbling design need not be restricted to lampshades as this very original cake/bisquit stand is best proof of, Ebru Light Cookie Stand Blue, £140,





    Summer 17: 45 amershamdesigns_arumfellow_arumfellowhattontubchairfloresb 

    The award winning company selling this chair never fail to impress with their use of quirky and imaginative hand woven fabric creations, A Rum Fellow Hatton Tub Chair in Flores Brocade & Toleman Ikat, £1482,





    Summer 17: 46 enamel-trays-wood-stand-d4036-z 

    These deliciously shiny enamel occasional tray tables are a very stylish addition to a summer interior, Enamel Trays on Wood Stands, £69.95,





    Summer 17: 47 013NBPwith_PleatedBlueFleurShade_180_1024x1024 

    Those with homes in the US might find it hard to resist this stunning Tea Caddy lamp and shade which would provide a beautiful focal point on tables or desks,  Navy Block Print Tea Caddy Lamp with Pleated Blue Fleur Shade, $850,






    Summer 17: 48 side_table_moorish_jonathan_charles_fine_furniture_moroc 

    This beautifully designed side table is one of my top picks for those who like to create a moorish look in their living room or conservatory. If blue is not your thing, it can be supplied in other colour ways,




    Summer 17: 49 il_570xN.1119150937_ihve 

    I ordered this cushion for one of my clients who was absolutely thrilled with it and transformed her sofa in an instant. As it is a generous size (120 cm x 45 cm) you only need one for the average sofa, Blue Decorative Bolster Suzani Bolster Cushion, £85.32, DecorIkatPillows via





    Summer 17: 50 1179ba4e0ed5988f74f6cf98c9d39687 

    Set the scene and get that perfectly imperfect look with this wallpaper mural, Ink Blot Watercolour Paint Wallpaper Mural, £25,





     Summer 17: 50A Blue-Tile-in-situ-334x334

    For that perfect moorish table setting, these table mats are an absolute must have, Iznik Bluebell Table Mats, £50 (set of 4 mats),





     Summer 17: 51 il_570xN.621762719_dpvc

    The Manuel Canovas fabric used for this very cool looking cushion is based on a zig-zag Kazan design giving it a very edgy yet timeless look, £65.01, AccentMarks via






    Summer 17: 52 il_570xN.1186861083_6g93 

    Having spend some time in Japan, this design takes me back to the wonderfully timeless colours and designs I came across during my stay in this beautiful and interesting country. This linen mix fabric was created using an ancient Japanese dye-resist technique on a natural background, 30 cm Drum Lampshade in Scion Spirt Shibori Indigo Linen Fabric, £30, FunkyOliveHandmade via





    Summer 17: 53 Palomas-Nest-Tree-Table_large 

    This table and chair set will certainly set the tone for the ‘out of Africa’ experience and hopefully be an inspiration to any child which becomes the proud owner of this fun and unusual set, Table and Four Animal Chairs, $1360,





    Summer 17: 54 il_570xN.1129567938_3sty 

    No need to travel all the way to Turkey in order to get you hand on one of these super Kilim cushions, Hand Made Pillow Cover, £24.38  AnatolianKilimsHouse via



      Summer 17: 55 il_570xN.553818209_bhcu

    Supplied in different sizes, these handwoven Jute rugs are easy to place and ideal to add to a fresh seasonal look, Jute (Hemp) Rugs, handwoven and natural coloured in India, from £99, GhaliaNL via






     Summer 17: 56 17f7c7d5d0906134d2d83e3a4523a3d7

    This Arts and Crafts style table made from highest quality English oak with a sheet brass top is beautifully to look at and no doubt worth the investment, Cruxton Table, £7800,





    Summer 17: 58 normal_natural-linen-lampshade 

    Stripes have always been an all time summer favourite. It depends how you use it in order to make the right impact. These linen lampshades are a perfect choice for a relaxed and stylish interior, Natural Linen Lampshade, £19.95, NKUKU via



     Summer 17: Chair Unknown-1 

    Paired with a moorish faded looking fabric, this otherwise contemporary chair works really well in modern and classic interiors and is supplied by one of my favourite French companies, Fauteuil Joseph Ishapan, EUROS 844,




    Summer 17: 61B Coral-set-4-334x334 

    There is no need to scuba dive in order to get hold of these very decorative corals, Coral Table Mats, £50 (set of 4),



    Summer 17: 62 CXE0770 

    A touch of India offers this stylish embroiled cushion with a stunning paisley design, Rose Embroided Paisley Cushion, £50, 




    Summer 17: 63 Nada-Debs-low-table 

    This clever coffee table by Lebanese furniture designer Nada Debs can be used and assembled in a variety of ways, $4500,





    Summer 17: 64 myriam-mourabit-tumbler-with-teardrop-lid-and-henna-desig 

    Myriam Mourabit, a well know Moroccan designer, has left her mark around the world with her unique work of art by fusing traditional handcraft techniques with contemporary design. These tumblers are a great example of her creative work, Tumbler with Teardrop Lid Orange/Gold, £34.50,






    Summer 17: 65 the-raj-tent-club-shop-new_product_image-1487346790861561 

    You can sit back and think of paradise if you happen to be the proud owner of this beautifully designed rattan chair, Bird of Paradise Natural Rattan Chair, £350,





    Summer 17: Oka QCH328MLT-0_L1

    Get inspired by this seasons ethnic look with these Oka cushions. I particularly love the large Aztec-inspired bolster cushion which is so easy to combine with other designs, Itza Bolster Cushion, £135,





    Summer 17: 68 il_570xN.743261726_ms45 

    Overdid rugs have become the must have of any updated interior. However,  this pretty bench upholstered with an overdid vintage rug is proof, that you can make a similar statement on furniture too,  Shabby Chic White Bench upholstered with overdid vintage rug / wooden furniture asymmetry, £690, DjemOverdyedRug via





    Summer 17: 69 norrland-cushions-01 

    These cushions are a super choice for those who prefer the neutral look. The highly textured weaves are strongly influenced by traditional Scandinavian folk textiles, Tobi Cushion Agate / Norrland Cusion Collection,





    Summer 17: 70 0 

    Lie back and relax in style with this beautifully designed day bed, Snooze Day Bed, Summer 17: 71 nut-lounge-chair-043_last-300dpi-moooi

    For lovers of the vintage look, this statement chair is an absolute must have, Moooi Nut Lounge Chair, £1201,






    Summer 17: 72 il_570xN.892872213_b9rv 

    For a 1001 nights dining room experience, this dining table and chair set will give your  guests plenty to ‘chew’ over, Bone Inlay Antique Hand Made Dining Table plus 8 Chairs, £4766.44, Inlayhandmadeproduct via




    Summer 17: 73 coral-light-cox-london 

    Bring the coral reefs into your home and enjoy the deep sea atmosphere with this stunning lamp design,






    Summer 17: 74 ozboltpvmain-31492b 

    I spotted this painting by Djordje Ozbolt at the Hauser & Wirth exhibition in Bruton / Somerset the other day and immediately imagined creating an entire room scheme around this beautiful work of art, part of the ‘Brave New World’ exhibition,



      Summer 17: 75 centurian-armchairs-2_2

    Outdoor furniture at its finest - Impeccably crafted in the Cotswolds, these stackable outdoor armchairs which are available in different colours, champion decorative details and a highly durable aluminium form, Oxley Centurion Stackable Armchair, £395,






    Summer 17: 76 il_570xN.1000365824_dah8 

    If your interior is in need of some colour this season, it just takes a lampshade such as this to make a big impact, Lampshade Shell Oval, £81, MunichLampshades via






    Summer 17: 78 il_570xN.1201051249_oi04 

    One can never have too many cushions. This very cool cushion just looks fantastic in any relaxed interior with a price tag that is equally cool, Hand Made Lumbar Kilim Pillow Cover, £17.88, AnatolianKilimHouse via



    Summer 17: 79 jeddah-storage-by-frato-interiors-1_1 

    These containers are a beautiful solution for stylish storage of smaller items and can be supplied in different finishes, Jeddah Box,






     Summer 17: 80 il_570xN.1163390016_nmm8

    Add a touch of colour to your bedroom with this very eye-catching vintage silk suzani bedspread, Pure Silk Suzani Orange Bedspread - Clove Silk Fabric, £649.28, istanbulcarpet via





     Summer 17: 81 40799603_012_b3

    Lie back and dream of your 1001 nights experience with this quite unique four-poster bed, Lacework Bed, £2400,





     Summer 17: 82 2626828200000578-0-ALWINTON_SOFA_in_SWIRL_CLEMENTINE_FAB

    This bright and fun sofa can not fail to make a statement in your living space, Alwinton Sofa in Romo Suvi Clementine Fabric, £2371,






     Summer 17: 83 a14750bc55de1a4c94c2d8c1c5131bfb

    Those who love the ‘orange experience’ will no doubt fall in love with this hugely stylish occasional table inspired by North African architectural designs. If orange is not quite your thing, there are other colours available, Jonathan Charles Side Table, £846,







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    Via: Architectural Digest / Marieooo-Anne Oudejan's Jaipur apartment, photo Francois Halard for AD





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    Via: Architectural Digest





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    Via: Altacazuela Catering





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    Via: Lucy Rose Secret Gardens Outdoor Spaces / Casa Tortuga