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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!




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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),






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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






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





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






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





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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,





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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,





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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, 




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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,





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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



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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,






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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,




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





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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



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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,





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






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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





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

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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,



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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,



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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,




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







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





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




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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,



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






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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





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

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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,





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





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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,


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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,





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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,





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





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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,




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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





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





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





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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






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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,





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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



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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






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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,





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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



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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,




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



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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,






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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,





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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,





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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





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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,





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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,






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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




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






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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,



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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,






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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






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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,






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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





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





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






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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









































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