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This week, fun and fruity picnicware from John Lewis, bloomin' gorgeous floral wallpaper from Graham & Brown, and don't miss the half-price bed sale at Warren Evans
Sunflower wallpaper from Graham & Brown

Make your walls floral and hearty

Graham & Brown
After the Chelsea Flower Show, why not put a bloom in your bedroom with Graham & Brown’s new botanical wallpapers, which come in a range of floral designs including Elinor, peony and chrysanthemum, starting from £25 per roll.

If you only want a touch of floral try the boxed prints such as tropical leaves or cherry blossoms (each £12 for a set of three), or a printed canvas of sunflowers (right), leaves or pink petals (£12 each).

For stockists call 0800 328 8452 or visit

Picnicware from John Lewis

The fun and fruity way to do picnics

John Lewis
This bright range of picnicware from John Lewis (left) is perfect for outdoor dining this summer and won’t break the bank.

Curvy jugs (£6 each) come with a lid to keep ice cubes contained and the summer cocktail set (£8) includes four stirrers and fruity coloured drinks coolers.

Tumblers come in a variety of sizes (small, £1 each; large, £2 each) and the dotty food cover (£5) is perfect for keeping insects away. Visit

Warren Evans bed

Sale of the week

Warren Evans
Warren Evans is knocking 50 per cent off its range of FSC certified wooden beds including the bestselling Sunday bed (right), with doubles down from £890 to £395, Mozart doubles down from £690 to £345 and the Summer double bed down from £430 to £215.

There are four London stores or you can buy online and via mail order. Visit or call 020 7963 8990.

Sylvia bedside table, £240

How to create a boudoir look

The French Bedroom Company
Silver in the bedroom can be either soft and sumptuous or strikingly reflective, according to Georgia Metcalfe of mail order business, The French Bedroom Company.

The Very Velvet Blofeld Chair (£735) is bang on trend while the Madame Butterfly mini nine-drawer chest (£395) is delicate and appealing. For fans of the Marie Antoinette look, there is the Sylvia bedside table (left; £240). Call 08456 448022 or visit

Marston and Langinger tableware

So what's in for your home's outside room?

Marston and Langinger
Those masters of the outdoor room, Marston and Langinger, have created a range of summer glassware (right) including pretty bobble jugs and ampersand glasses (£7.50 each) in 11 colours ranging from pale pinks, to deep greens and cool blues.

Textured pressed glass pitchers (£25 each) cheer up picnics, while delicate, embossed tree-patterned glasses make perfect tealight holders for those warm summer nights. Visit

Denim chair

Homemade is so on trend

Book of the Week
The fashion is for home-made everything and here is the book which shows you how. Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson recycle old jam jars to make lanterns, convert teapots into planters and even manage a chair cover out of old jeans (left).

Homemade is published by HarperCollins and costs £20, however Homes and Property readers can buy it for the special price of £16 (including p&p on UK orders) by calling 0870 787 1724 (quoting dept 857X). Allow 21 days for delivery.
Offer ends 30 June 2009.

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