Cheap, cherry and chic
BTC By Design
This new online business was set up last year by mother-and-son team Sandy Bishop and Max Bishop. They source unusual items from around the world, concentrating
on India and Vietnam. Prices are low, colours are bright and the choice is plentiful.
Chameleon painted metal tables are great indoors or out and come in red or yellow (£73.40 each), delicate wire and wood birdcages are £65 and embroidered cushions from Costa Ricacost are £57.70.
The entire range is available with a 10 per cent discount from the H&P Shop (www.homesandproperty.co.uk/shopbtc) before 5 August 2009. To claim the discount, add the code BTCMD10 at the checkout.
70 per cent off two-day sale
Graham and Green
Furniture, lighting and accessories are reduced by up to 70 per cent at a two-day sale bonanza off the Chiswick roundabout, starting on Friday 24 July 2009. Reductions include the Darjeeling bedside table, down from £394 to £147, the Ikebana bedside table (left) reduced from £395 to £200, and arched-topped Venetian mirrors down from £285 to £142.
The sale takes place from 9am to 6pm on Friday 24 July and Saturday 25 July at Units 3-4, Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, TW8.
For more about the sale, call 020 8987 3700. For the rest of the range, visit Graham and Green at our shop: www.homesandproperty.co.uk/shopgrahamandgreen.
BHS: £249, down to £70
Check out end-of-season reductions now available in the outdoor departments of BHS shops. A favourite is this table and set of two bistro chairs (right), originally £249 when bought individually but now reduced to £70 for the entire set.
For this and other bargains, visit www.bhs.co.uk.
Gardens by design
If you are planning a “staycation” this summer, create your own tiny paradise at home with M&S’s range of gardening helpers, from boxed sets of tools (£39.59) and trugs filled with a mug, tea and biscuits (£19.50), to foldaway garden kneelers (£19.50) and that handiest of outdoor items, garden twine in a sturdy tin (£5).
Buy them all online at www.marksandspencer.com/summer or call 0845 603 1603.
If you worry about home security while you are on holiday, consider installing internal wooden shutters. They also help keep rooms cool during summer and provide privacy and a lovely dappled light.
Shutterly Fabulous makes bespoke wooden shutters from FSC-certified wood and has launched a bright new range of brilliant colours, with prices from £245 a sq m (which includes consultation and installation). Some custom finishes cost extra.
For more information, call 0845 017 8988, or visit www.shutterlyfabulous.com.
Danish Company Rice has vibrant products such as lemonade glasses (£8.25 for six), jug (£8.25) and tray (£17.25) and cute ice trays (£4.75), plus other picnic and table ware.
Buy online at www.rice.dk.
V&A online sale
Grab something beautiful and baroque for your home at half-price in the V&A’s online sale, inspired by its exhibition, Baroque Style in the Age of Magnificence. Gilded wood and yarn tie-backs, hand made in Damascus, are reduced from £200 to £100, as are ornate gilt-framed mirrors, Posters, mugs jewellery and stationery are all reduced, too. Visit www.vandashop.com.