Out on the tiles
In Battersea, World’s End Tiles has its permanent discount centre within its SW8 showroom.
This is where you can make huge savings on tiles such as the Olivo 10cm by 10cm ceramic tile, which was £39.60 a square metre and is now only £5 a square metre.
Visit World’s End Tiles at Silverthorne Road, SW8 (020 7819 2100; www.worldsendtiles.co.uk).
Red and bright all over
The Ferrara bedside cabinet from Tesco Direct is a real steal.
Its glossy red colour with walnut-effect top and sides has designer good looks and can be yours for only £57.74.
Visit www.tesco.com, or call 0845 600 4411.
Say it with vases
Although this French pottery business, based in Anneyron, southern France, is 150 years old, its new collection of stoneware is wonderfully fresh and exciting.
Its Ambience range of vases (pictured) is ready to serve as a vessel for fanciful or structured bouquets. The Madrague goblets and caraffes, designed by Pierre Casenove evokes convivial evenings drinking red wine, and Plume has asymmetrical plates and bowls from £19 a plate.
For details of your nearest stockist, call 01905 359684, or visit www.jarsceramistes.com.
Liven up a bathroom with Christy’s new summer collection of towels, which come in two ranges.
Opera has a jazzy damask pattern in leafy green, while the Odyssey range comes in lipstick red, electric blue, satsuma orange or fruity summer pudding. The towels cost from £7 up to £20 for a bath sheet.
For details of your nearest stockist, call 08457 585252, or visit www.christy-home.com.
Purves & Purves has a fantastic seconds section where you can get your hands on a real bargain.
Take the Rondo Chair (pictured), the usual price is £115 but you could pay only £59 in the seconds section.
For more information, visit www.purves.co.uk.
Simple to store
It’s always good to have a dust-free place to store away items. The Storage Bed Company’s white leather Simplicity storage bed has a solid inside floor and comes in a choice of fabric, wood or leather finishes.
Prices start at £595 for a double and all come with a five-year guarantee. The company also now has a clever sofa bed with storage. For more information, call 0845 200 0128.
Especially for Homes & Property readers, The Storage Bed Company is offering a free set of matching cushions (worth £95) when a storage bed or sofa bed is bought before 31 May 2009. To claim, visit www.thestoragebed.co.uk and quote reference ESMAY09.
Reader offer: more space in a blink of an eye
Many London gardens are small and one way to give them the illusion of being bigger is to add a mirror. The Looking Glass Gate is a very simple innovation that is actually a mirror combined with what looks like a wrought-iron gate. Add this to your plot and not only will it bring more light and a greater feeling of spaciousness, it also will add an attractive centrepiece.
Usually priced at £265*, Homes & Property readers are being offered 10 per cent off on all orders placed before the end of May 2009.
For more information on Looking Glass Gates, visit www.lookingglassgates.co.uk, or call 020 8788 0614.
*Delivery is not included in the price.
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