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Lagoon ombre teal blue glass table lamp

Friday, March 12th, 2010
Glass table lamp

Glass table lamp

We love this elegant ombre table lamp, from Next.

The glass base is the eye-catching part of this lamp – it’s nicely shaped, but goes from a deep teal colour to a light blue. It’s accompanied by a faux silk teal shade, although you could replace this for a lighter colour if you wish.

The lagoon ombre table lamp is available from Next, where it’s priced at £35.

Large baroque black mirror

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Stunning baroque mirror

Stunning baroque mirror

We love this large black baroque style mirror that we found on the Chic Boutique Interiors website.

It looks great simply propped up casually against a wall, but it would look equally stunning hung from the wall.

It measures 114cm by 168cm in size and costs £275 from Chic Boutique Interiors.

Gold magnolia dish from Ziggi Ziggi

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Glass flower dish

Glass flower dish

This beautiful glass dish is handmade in a lovely magnolia flower shape. Measuring 18cm in diameter, you can clearly see the petals of the flowerhead and the centre of the bloom and it’s been nicely finished off with a subtle gold shade.

It would look lovely on a shelf, windowsill or table, left empty or filled with sweets or nibbles.

You can buy the magnolia dish from ZiggiZiggi, for £13.50.

Frosted window film helps increase privacy

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Increase your privacy

Increase your privacy

We recently had an email from Elaine asking if we had any ideas for  increasing privacy in an overlooked window of her home. As it’s a rental property, she can’t change the window - the landlord wasn’t keen on a blind being put up and she doesn’t like net curtains.

One practical way that we’ve come up with for dealing with the problem is to use frosted glass film. It’s easy to use, and can be removed again without leaving unwanted marks, and produces an effect on the window like frosted glass. It’s a good way of adding a bit of extra privacy to glass windows or doors and won’t cost a fortune to do.

You can buy frosted glass film in various shops and DIY stores and it comes in rolls of different sizes and lengths. Brume, at Not On The High Street, has this plain frosted glass film available in a 1m or 2m roll.

Crystal and sterling silver bowl from Aspinal of London

Friday, January 29th, 2010
Special crystal bowl
Special crystal bowl

I’ve previously only associated Aspinal of London with luxury leather goods, but did you know they sold other home items too?

Take this crystal decorative bowl, for example. It’s not any old average bowl, but is a special piece made from clear crystal glass with a sterling silver base.

It’s not cheap, but it is hand crafted and, for a special occasion, it would make a very nice home gift. Measuring 13.75″ in diameter, the bowl is the ideal size for a fruit bowl.

The crystal glass and sterling silver bowl is available from Aspinal of London.

Silver champagne flute from M&S

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Bargain champagne glass

Bargain champagne glass

If you’re planning on popping open a bottle of champagne or two to toast the New Year, then these silver champagne flutes from M&S would be the perfect accompaniment.

They’re reduced in the sale and are now only £3 each – a very stylish bargain!

Sagaform glass candle holder

Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Etched tea light holder

Etched tea light holder

This lovely glass tea light holder, by Sagaform, is etched with a pretty stem pattern – not unlike Orla Kiely’s classic stem designs.

The holder is 15cm tall, so can comfortably hold a tall candle or a small tea light and it glows beautifully when lit.

Buy the Sagaform candle holder from Illustrated Living, for £12.95.

Don’t forget, you can still take advantage of our special 10% discount with Illustrated Living for all purchases made until 31st December 2009.

Unusual Alvar Aalto glass dishes

Friday, December 18th, 2009
Not just any old dish...

Not just any old dish...

For a more creative looking unusual shaped dish, you can’t beat the Alvar Aalto collection, from Iittala.
 
With their nicely rounded edges, and tactile curves, they’d look great on a table in your living room, or used packed to the brim with sweets and nibbles at a party.
 
The ultramarine blue glass is just one of the options available – you’ll also find the same design in clear, grey, sand and turqouise blue.
 
Buy the bowls from Skandium for £13 each.

Iittala Mariskooli bowl

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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These ornate glass Mariskooli dishes, by Iitalla, are available in a number of jewel-like colours and would like great on a table filled with sweets or used to serve special desserts in.

We love the dark plum glass, but they’re also available in green, light blue, grey, sand or even a frosted look.

Buy these lovelies from Abode.

Green butterfly carved glass

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Butterfly glass

Butterfly glass

This cheery green cut glass tumbler has been livened up with the addition of a carved butterfly design.

We’re sure children would love this glass design, but so too would the young at heart.

To get your butterfly glass, head over to The Contemporary Home, where they’re available for £12.75.

 
 
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