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Faux leather double bed

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Vienna faux leather bed

Vienna faux leather bed

Leather look headboards and beds continue to be popular in contemporary homes, but are often expensive to buy. That’s why we were surprised and pleased to discover this faux leather double bed for under £200! Yes, you read that right.

The Vienna faux leather double bed is a standard 4′ 6″ size and is made from a lovely brown, soft-touch faux leather that looks very much like the real thing. The contrast stitching defines the style and, with its high headboard and low footboard, it’s a striking piece.

It would look great in any modern bedroom and could be dressed up with nicely with contrasting or coordinating bed linen. If storage is an issue in the bedroom, then there is the option of having the Vienna bed with storage facilities too, although it will cost a little bit more.

The basic, non-storage Vienna faux leather double bed is available from RoomsToGo for only £185.

Dwell loop leg sideboard

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Dwell loop leg sideboard

Dwell loop leg sideboard

When it comes to storage needs, a sideboard is a really useful piece of furniture to have. If your interior design scheme is based on simple lines and contemporary looks, it’s no longer so hard to find lovely modern sideboards.

One example is this loop leg sideboard from Dwell. Available in a lovely rich, dark brown veneer, it’s big enough to provide plenty of storage space, but stylish enough to fit in with any contemporary decor scheme. It’s finished off with shiny stainless steel loop legs.

The loop leg sideboard is available from Dwell for £545.

Orla Kiely cushion

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Orla Kiely patterned cushion

Orla Kiely patterned cushion

Cushions are an essential part of any home design. Not only are they great for comfort reasons, but they’re also perfect for adding a splash of colour or pattern into a room.

What’s more, if you fancy a change of colour scheme, but can’t afford to change the whole room, then you can easily buy some new cushions to inject a new air of freshness into the room (and it’s less expensive than a complete re-design).

We love these bright and colourful cushions from designer Orla Kiely. Utilising a classic multi-stem patterned design, the cushions are eye-catching, bold and would definitely liven up any tired and old sofas.

Available exclusively from Heals, one cushion with pad insert costs £50.

Funky white loop table

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Funky loop table

Funky loop table

It’s often hard to find really nice white tables, but this coffee table could fit the bill. It’s a modern, rectangular loop-shaped coffee table that comes in a white lacquer finish.

The funky loop table was designed by Lynne Wilson and is finished off by brushed aluminum feet. It’s a striking piece – perfect for any home striving to be modern and fresh – but has plenty of practical uses too.

You can buy the loop table from Funky Lifestyles, for £325.

Conran Orbit loveseat

Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Conran Orbit loveseat

Conran Orbit loveseat

Doesn’t this look like the most comfortable seat? Ideal for outside in the garden, on the deck or in a conservatory, the Orbit is made from a synthetic fibre that’s woven onto an aluminium frame. It’s fine to be used outside, as it’s waterproof, and it’s perfect for curling up on with someone special.

The cream circular cushion on the base of the chair comes complete with it, but the square cushions seen on the back of the seat can be purchased separately for £50.

The Orbit loveseat is available from the Conran Shop and has a price tag of £2,995.

Yusuke Tsujita bamboo desk clock

Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Yusuke Tsujita bamboo clock

Yusuke Tsujita bamboo clock

Bamboo is a lovely material for furniture and home accessories. This great little retro-style clock is made entirely from bamboo and would be a lovely addition to your desk.

Measuring 3″ in size, it was made in Japan by Yusuke Tsujita and is available to purchase from MoMA Store for $88.

Found via Furniture Fashion.

The soothing circular rocking bed

Friday, May 29th, 2009
Private Cloud rocking bed

Private Cloud rocking bed

As far as unusual beds go, this has to be one of the more unique bed designs ever produced.

The idea behind the bed is that, as children, we get used to being rocked off gently to sleep. It’s a calming and relaxing process, so why not offer a rocking bed for adults too?

The rocking bed is made from wood, which has been carefully bent to produce the wonderful rounded effect. The bed can be used in its natural state, with a gentle rocking movement, or put into a sloping position, which is great for reading in bed, sleeping or watching TV. The feet at the bottom of the construction help to keep the bed steady and stable – and if you get fed up with the rocking movement, then you can easily remove them.

The rocking bed is about to gain fame, as it’s featuring in top German TV soap, Sturm der Liebe, during the month of June. This rather nifty bed has been made by Private Cloud, and you can find out more details here.

Casulo room in a box

Friday, May 29th, 2009
Casule room in a box

Casulo room in a box

Is it really possible to fit an entire room in a box? It sounds unlikely, but design company Casulo have proved that it is possible to achieve.

Their unique ‘room in a box’ starts out as a rectangular box measuring 31″ by 47″ in size. Inside it contains a complete interior design solution for a living room, bedroom and office. Yes, a bookcase, wardrobe, bed, mattress, shelves, stools and a desk can really be found folded away inside the box!

Room in a box - revealed

Room in a box - revealed

Even better is the news that all the furniture can be taken out and assembled within 10 minutes and you don’t need any other tools to fix it all together. Even the box is used to create pieces of furniture.

It’s a fantastic concept and gives a lot more meaning to the idea of living simply and would make moving house decidedly easier than it often is.

Via Dornob

Decorate children’s rooms easily with wall stickers

Friday, May 29th, 2009
Bird Tree

Bird Tree

Decorating children’s rooms is often a bit of a conundrum, as no sooner have you painted or wall papered their room with their favourite cartoon character or colour, then they change their mind and like something different. And as much as children may love to have pink or train-themed when they’re seven, it’s not so much fun when they’re 14.

If you’re faced with children’s bedroom decorating dilemmas, then these wall stickers could solve your problem. Ferm LIVING  have produced some great sets of wall stickers that can be stuck on children’s bedroom walls, but easily removed when they’re bored with the design or simply fancy having them up elsewhere.

The stickers are easy to use and come complete with everything you need to successfully stick them in place. What’s more, they don’t cause damage to the surface they’re stuck on and can be used on walls, ceilings, windows or any other form of flat surface. Some even look good enough to be used in adult rooms too!

The Bird Tree Wall Stickers cost £65. Also available for children’s rooms are the Animal Tower  wall stickers, which depicts a variety of animals all stacked up in a pile and  doubles up as a height chart (£55) and the Butterflies, which are £31 for a set of 12. You can find them all – and more – online at Cloudberry Living.

Contemporary Iittala Origo dinnerware

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Iittala Origio dinnerware

Iittala Origio dinnerware

Designed by Alfredo Haberli, this contemporary dinnerware has won several awards for its fab design. The range features ceramic bowls, plates and cups in a bright and funky striped design, making them great to look at, but equally practical to use too.

To liven up your dinner table with a splash of colour, the dessert bowl costs £15.50 and is available from Cloudberry Living.

 
 
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