Posts Tagged ‘Fresh home ideas’

Pink flamingo cushion by Lucy Gilchrist

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Contemporary textile designer Handmade contemporary flamingo cushion

British contemporary designer, Lucy Gilchrist, has captured the charm of pink flamingos in this handmade cushion.

The cushion features a hand printed design on the front and a high quality coordinated fabric on the back (the backing fabrics vary, as do the finishing touches, which are either a bow or buttons) and the inside is filled with a duck feather pad.

It’s a great design and a lovely cushion to own. You can buy the flamingo cushion direct from Lucy for £30, or from Retro Roost.

The same flamingo design is also available as a jaunty print.

If you’ve got a soft spot for pink flamingos, then check out the table we featured previously!

Linea Harry aubergine modern sofa

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Contemporary purple sofa

Stylish Harry sofa

This super sleek, ultra modern sofa is in a rich aubergine purple shade and is a great statement sofa for a room.

The buttoned back and curvy sides is reminiscent of classic 50s style and the sofa is made in a traditional way, with a hard wearing Vence aubergine fabric and stylish black stained conical legs.

The Linea Harry sofa three seater sofa was £999, but is now reduced down to £599 in the January sale at  House of Fraser.

If purple isn’t your colour, the same popular design of sofa is also available in ecru white.

Winter warmer competition: Win a Dimplex MicroFire

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Fresh Design competition to win a contemporary home heater

Win a Dimplex MicroFire heater

If you’re looking for a chic and stylish way of creating extra warmth in your home on cold days, then this contemporary style MicroFire from Dimplex is the perfect solution. Best of all, if you enter our competition you could win one!

The stunning MicroFire, which has a 1.5kW heat output and a choice of heat settings for flexibility and economy, is a sleek and stylish cube shaped portable electric stove and makes the perfect addition to any home.

The mesmerising Optiflame® effect creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, and can be operated independently of heat for a cosy ambience all year round.

As the MicroFire is electric you can just plug it in and go and it requires no on-going maintenance, making it thoroughly reliable and hassle free. It also has an overheat safety cut out so you can sit back, relax and enjoy.

The MicroFire’s modern finish creates a real focus point in any room, and is available in a contemporary high gloss black or red.

Two lucky winners will each receive one of the small and powerful Dimplex MicroFires (RRP £79.99), with the renowned Optiflame® effect. Winners can choose between the red or black version.

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favourite way of warming up during the winter and which room of your house you’d use a Dimplex MicroFire in. The competition closes at midnight on Monday 30 January 2012.

To find out more about the MicroFire, or for stockists information, visit Dimplex or call 0845 600 5111.

Dimplex modern MicroFire home heating appliance

Terms and conditions

* Entry is only open to consumers who are aged 18 or over and who are resident in mainland UK.

* Entry to the competition is by online blog comments only and only one entry per person is allowed.

* The competition closes at midnight on Monday 30 January 2012.

* The prize value is based on estimated high street price.

* The prize includes delivery to the consumer’s address but does not include removal of any existing fire/appliance or installation.

* The winner will be notified by email within seven workings days of the draw. If they cannot be contacted or do not respond within 14 days to the notification by email then the promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random.

* No cash alternative or alternative prize will be given.

* The winner shall be responsible for paying any and all applicable taxes on prizes.

* No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions.

* In the unlikely event of a dispute, Dimplex/Fresh Design Blog’s decision shall be final.

* The competition is not open to the staff of either FreshDesignBlog or Dimplex, their relatives, nor staff of any other party involved in this promotion.

* Dimplex reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or to offer an alternative of similar value.

* Entry to the competition signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Fresh Design ideas: Cardboard storage wallpockets

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Fresh design wall decor ideas from recycled cardboard

Amazing cardboard wall decor

It’s amazing what you can do with cardboard these days…

Part clever design, part wall art, and part functional storage, these amazing wall pockets are made out of 100% recycled cardboard.

We spotted them over on All Things Paper and couldn’t resist featuring them, as the design and idea is so clever.

They’re designed by Tim Karoleff and Shea Springer for Ampersand and were inspired by geometric shapes and the ‘curious textures created by clusters of barnacles.’

As well as providing your wall with an eye-catching, 3D form of wall decor, you can use the wallpockets to store small items – nifty, eh?

Jack Ottoman Union Jack stool

Friday, January 6th, 2012
Union Jack interior design trend

Funky Union Jack stool

Who knew a humble flag could be so effective in interior design and home furniture?

The Great British Union Jack has fully infiltrated the interior design world in many forms – we’ve seen it on wallpaper, sofas, radios, chairs and now an ottoman footstool.

Funky and stylish, the square ottoman makes the perfect occasional seat or footstool. It’s made from a solid wood birch frame, with solid beech dark stained feet, and upholstered in a quality velvet Union Jack pattern.

The  Jack Ottoman usually costs about £215 on the high street, but it’s currently only £99 from

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