The Island Furniture Co Brings Affordable Rococo Furniture To The Bedroom

Versailles Gold Chaise Longue in French WhiteThe Island Furniture Co is a leading supplier of top quality furniture in solid mahogany, using long-established hand-craft skills and finishes.

Their fine furniture offers something rather different; well made, classical baroque and statement pieces, that provide reasonably priced luxury for the home.

This Collection includes:

The Versailles Gold Framed Chaise, with French Renaissance influences, which is hand carved from solid mahogany, and hand polished to a delightful satin patina, with intricately applied gold leaf.

Upholstered in ivory brushed velour with carved detail, this gorgeous chaise emanates a sense of opulence and French allure that is sure to compliment many different bedrooms.£659.

Versailles Estee Bed in Gold LeafThe Versailles Estee Bed inspired by the French furniture (circa 1745) of the Louis XV period, is a magnificent hand-carved bed in mahogany.

It features a beautifully carved head and footboard, a wonderful satin patina with gold leaf like the chaise, and upholstered in brushed velvet with diamond tufting. This impressive bed will make a real statement in any setting.
Available as a Double bed – 4ft 6in at £985.

Louis Xv Gold Leaf Bedside - With marble topThe opulent Louis XV Bedside Table, finished in 8 karat gold leaf with a marble table top, would provide a superb finishing touch to a rococo bedroom. £345.

For further information about The Island Furniture Co’s Rococo furniture collection go to the website.

Tel: 0800 056 7820

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Duette’s Innovative Heat Resistant Blinds Keep Rooms Cool

Sunny days are always welcome in the UK, however, the glare of hot sunshine can prove troublesome in keeping our homes cool and preventing the fading of furniture.

Now Duette® blinds have introduced an ideal solution.

Their energy saving blinds, provide excellent insulating attributes, which keep homes warm in winter, as well as wonderfully cool in summer.

Up to 78% of the warmth of the sun is reflected by Duette blinds, which keep rooms at a comfortable and consistent temperature, thus preventing the need to use power hungry electric fans or air conditioning systems.

This is achieved by an innovative honeycomb design and a novel coating on the window side of the blind, which reflects heat and traps air.

In addition to climate control,these blinds keep out 99% of Ultra Violet rays, thus preventing the fading of wallpaper and furnishings.

These benefits make them extremely useful for rooms with large areas of glass and conservatories, which can get uncomfortably hot in summer.

image009-3Duette® blinds are available in a choice of 3 transparencies; blackout, translucent or semi- sheer and a huge range of colours, to ensure that summer rooms will not be compromised on style.

Furthermore, all of the blinds feature a total blackout choice, providing the ideal conditions for sleep, with darkness, a cool room and the reduction of outside noises by up to 45%.

For further information and to browse the wide choice of Duette Energy saving blind styles, go to the website.


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Light Up Your Bathroom With Pelipal’s LED Tone Colours


The design of today’s bathroom is changing, with the advent of LED lighting technology;
from just mirrors with fitted lighting, to shelves having novel motion sensor lighting choices.

Modern bathrooms are all about providing the maximum space for harmony and relaxation and the latest lighting ideas from Pelipal do just that.

Pelipal is well known for creating novel LED lighting products, with great functionality.

So what’s new?

Bathroom Mirrors with LEDplus, is an innovative new lighting system that includes adjustable colour temperature, which enables you to choose from 3 different tone colours: warm light, mixed or cool, on the touch of a button; so you can now enjoy the ideal light for a given task, from decorative to objective.

Bathroom lighting has fallen behind for a long time, making it an area that is now showing enormous consumer interest and desire.

Pictured here is The Balto range, which is part of Pelipal’s 2015 collection,

Also available is Pelipal bathrooms’ Tiva collection, which again presents the latest lighting concepts, to provide the ultimate space for harmony and relaxation.

For further information visit InHouse Inspired Room Design ( The company representing Pelipal in the United Kingdom.)

Tel: (01661) 842304.

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BeWarmer Introduces RugBuddy Conservatory Heating For Spring/Summer 2015


BeWarmer Limited the specialist in on-and in-flooring heating , has introduced an under rug heater called RugBuddy™.

The RugBuddy™ is a flat electric heater that has been developed to be used under a rug in any room including  your conservatory and warms the area from the ground up.

It just costs a few pence an hour to use and also enables you to utilise the conservatory for a greater period during the year.

RugBuddy™ is healthy, safe and silent, with none of the disadvantages of traditional portable heating appliances.

An advanced heater element is at the core of all BeWarmer’s floor heating products including the RugBuddy™.

Its thin design allows BeWarmer heating to be employed in any room in the home, without the need to change the floor level.

In addition you can cut your heating costs too: The Energy Saving Trust declares that you will save £75 per year, for each 1degC that you turn down your C/H thermostat.

BeWarmer says that existing RugBuddy™ users find that they can set their room thermostats 3degC lower, which saves them a massive £225 per year.

The RugBuddy™ typical running costs for a size of 1.25m x 1.6m, is 250 Watts, at just 4p an hour!

NB You do need an underlay of some sort under the RugBuddy – see RugBuddy FAQs on the website.

RugBuddy can only be bought online in the UK from BeWarmer Ltd.

For further information and to view an informative video about RugBuddy under rug heating, go to the website.

Tel:  (0333) 121 0160

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Emma Bridgewater Launches New Bedding Designs For Children


Emma Bridgewater has launched a charming new Children’s Bedding Collection in stores all over the United Kingdom.

This amusing new collection,  reflects Emma’s popular original pottery designs depicting these themes.

Both patterns are made in 100% cotton and offered in double and single sizes, as duvet cover sets with pillowcases; matching cushions finish the look.

Retail prices: £45 for a double cover set and £30 for the single cover set. Cushions are priced from £18 each.

DANCING MICE takes a closer look at these delightful mice, who have looted the dressing up box to hold a party.

MEN AT WORK is aimed at the boys, with Trucks, Diggers and Tractors imprinted on velvety cotton with a lively blue text. Emma and Matthew’s pet labrador is seen driving some trucks.


Coordinating Cushions are also available, including:

DOGS LIKE DRIVING includes a hand-painted Land Rover driven by a small dog, with attractive blue piping and matching text, making this an ideal cushion for a little boy’s bedroom.

MICE LIKE DANCING A very pretty cushion, which features dancing mice dressed in costume for a party. The pale pink text, pink pompoms and text make it just right for a little girl’s bedroom.

For more information and to view Emma’s complete new Children’s Bedding collection,  go to the website.

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Basins With High Impact From Arcade Bathrooms


Want to make a real statement in your bathroom? Then consider having a large basin as an exciting alternative to the usual pedestal version.

Arcade’s 900mm console basins which present a genuine Belle Époque design style, are offered with a choice of a bright nickel finished stand, ceramic console legs, or furniture options that help to create an authentic impact in your bathroom.

  • The basin features a deep bowl and a level top, to provide a useful space for toiletries; measures 900 by 550 by 840mm.
  • It can have 1, 2 or 3 tap holes, or be fitted with a wall mounted filler.
  • The Arcade Range also offers a large selection of brassware for the basins, including 500, 600 or 1200mm basin size options.

The ceramic legs were popular in European bathrooms at the turn of the century.

As another option, a cool Jazz Age style can be provided, with a nickel finish that also features a glass shelf for storing folded towels.

Pictured here are: The 900 mm basin £579, with overflow and ceramic console legs £300.

A close coupled WC and dual flush cistern £699; soft-close WC seat with handle £149 and a back to wall bidet £349.

Also available: The 900mm basin with nickel floor stand £1699, three tap hole deck mounted basin; a mixer with pop up waste £399 and flip top basin waste £59.

For further information and to browse Arcade bathrooms’ extensive ranges of bathroom products, visit the website.

Tel: (01322) 473222

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FrithRugs’ Superb Designs In Chinese Rugs and Carpets.

455941_num1044364Why not introduce some ‘Chinoiserie chic’ into your home, to celebrate the Chinese New Year (February 19th), with one of the breathtaking Chinese rugs from FrithRugs?

With their vibrant colours and traditional designs, a Chinese rug makes an excellent statement of quality, in both contemporary and period homes.

FrithRugs stock a vast selection of Oriental carpets and rugs.

The Luxurious Premier Superwashed Chinese Rugs.

These superb quality rugs are specially woven for FrithRugs and have an extra deep 5/8″ pile.

They are hand knotted in China, then hand carved to give a 3D effect to the design.

The majority of FrithRugs Chinese rugs are to be had in many shapes and sizes, so you wont have any difficulty in finding a rug which is just right for your home and your preference.

The rectangular sizes are available from 2’6 x 1’6 to 18′ x 12′. There are also circles, ovals, octagonal and half moon forms.

All of the FrithRugs’ stores stock a large range of rugs and carpets and the majority can be delivered next day.

Happy New Year!

For further information and prices, or to browse the FrithRugs’ extensive collections of beautiful Chinese carpets and rugs, visit the website.

Tel: (0845 4) 900 600

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The Magnetic Warmroom Innovation Reduces Winter Heating Costs

Warmroom panels

Warmroom panels

Households in the UK can save up to 60 per cent of heat lost from radiators in their homes, by using Warmroom, a novel new product from the Sheffield based Anchor Magnets.

The product provides the solution to an existing problem caused by radiators pushing heat into walls, instead of into the room. Installation couldn’t be easier, since Warmroom is magnetic, so it just sticks to the back of an ordinary steel radiator.

The product has been initiated in cooperation with the University of Sheffield, to check on its effectiveness and savings of around 60 per cent of heat usually lost through the back of radiators was demonstrated.

The Warmroom product has also been designed to be easily fitted as no tools are required.

Tests performed at the university, established that the temperature of a brick wall at the rear of a radiator measured 45 degrees, while soon after fitting Warmroom panels to the back of the radiator, the wall temperature fell to 25 degrees, which showed that the heat wasn’t being pushed into the wall any more, but was being returned into the room.

Furthermore, it was found that even with cavity wall insulation, a radiator will pass measurable quantities of heat into the wall, instead of into the room.

Easily Fitted

Easily Fitted

Warmroom panels are also easily fitted comparable to other conductive heat products, which have to be fitted to the wall, since the radiator doesn’t have to be removed from the wall and the panels are slid down the space between the wall and the radiator, then magnetise to the radiator’s steel frame.

The panels are not visible when fitted and can be removed, cleaned and used again should the owner move house.

Savings resulting from the use of this technology, can make a considerable difference to energy bills in the home.

Warmroom is only available from the Warmroom Website.

Anchor Magnets is a major supplier of magnetic materials used by many High Street retailers and conducts a rigorous environmental policy.

For further information about the Warmroom products go to the website.

Tel: (0114) 244 1171

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Craven Dunnill Introduces New Trendy Hexagon Tiles for 2015

Astoria Stone Tiles

Astoria Stone Tiles

The hexagon is forecast to be a favoured style trend in 2015 for both floor and wall tiles. The six-sided tiles are already appearing in ornamental patterns, such as individual floor tiles and mosaics.

In recognition of this trend, Craven Dunnill has added two new collections featuring the hexagon: Etruscan and Astoria Stone into its large Renaissance Range.

Astoria Stone

This new wall and floor tile range presents a multi-stone design, which is a striking interpretation of the fashionable natural stone.

Astoria Stone is made of porcelain and comes in 3 colour choices: Country, Bone and Taupe.

The design is a Hexagon glazed floor and wall mosaic sheet measuring 245mm x 247mm.

Traditionally shaped field tiles, which compliment the hexagon design are also available.

The Astoria Stone Hexagon tiles featured here are priced around £20.70m².

Etruscan Tile Fuoco

Etruscan Tile Fuoco


The Etruscan floor and wall tile demonstrates the comeback of terracotta as a fashionable interior design form.

These new tiles mirror the appearance of original terracotta, due to new technology, but are made in durable glazed porcelain, instead of the porous and softer traditional terracotta tiles.

The move to large terracotta tiles is another new development, including hexagon shaped 600mm x 600mm glazed floor tiles.

Pictured here,  (bottom) is the Etruscan Hexagon floor tile in Fuoco, 125mm x 145mm priced around £91.10m².

For further information and to browse Craven Dunnill’s extensive ranges of wall and floor tiles, visit the website.

Tel: (01746) 761611


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The Old Creamery Group Launches A New Dedicated Kitchens Website

CreameryThe Old Creamery has been marketing its unique handmade kitchens for nearly 15 years from their Yeovil base, (while the main furniture business has been in operation for over 25 years).

The company has decided to create a new website – with its distinct Creamery Kitchens brand, to show their confidence that it is a core part of the group and continues to achieve a strong level of new enquiries and orders.

New investment recently, has enabled their substantial Yeovil kitchen showroom to be open 7days a week, with two additional kitchen consultants in attendance.

The studio comprises fully furbished room set displays that present all of the 6 kitchen ranges available.

Creamery Kitchens are handcrafted in the South West of the UK, a fact that the group has always been extremly proud of.

With 3D kitchen design software, new displays and a fresh brochure planned, Creamery Kitchens is well placed to continue on its current successful course.

For further information and to view Creamery Kitchens’ comprehensive ranges of kitchen styles, visit the website.

Tel: 01935 410500

The Old Creamery Furniture Company and Creamery Kitchens are located at:

Watercombe Park
Lynx Trading Estate
BA20 2HL

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