Design news

Classic pendant and table lamps from BTC Lighting and 25 per cent off all orders over £40 at Wallace Sacks
Essentially French by Josephine Ryan

Essentially French

Book of the week
Essentially French: Homes with Classic French Style by Josephine Ryan (£19.99) shows how to get the look with painted armoires, rusty ironwork, and foxed glass mirrors.

H&P readers can buy it for £17.99 (inc p&p). by calling 01256 302 699 and quoting the reference code GLR 2HE.

Bedding from Wallace Sacks

Sleeping partners

Wallace Sacks
Until the end of the month, Wallace Sacks is offering 25 per cent off all orders above £40, including its large range of duvet and pillows in microfibre, silk-mix, duck down and Siberian goose down (left). and enter code: MDWS109 at the checkout.

There is nothing nicer than climbing into a toasty bed at the end of a long, cold day and Dreamland’s electric fleece underblankets do the job a treat in just a few minutes and come with great safety features.

They cost from £34.95 for a single, and delivery is free. Visit or call 08456 049 049.

Wool throws and blankets from Wallace Sacks

A yarn from the West

Blacker Designs
Blacker Designs breeds sheep in the West Country, making throws, blankets and clothes using the wool.

This little company has created amazingly large range of limited-edtion pieces, all coloured using natural dyes, and sold at prices that range from about £75 to £100 for a blanket.

The colour palettes are neutral (think pale cream, grey, navy, brown and more grey). Visit, or call 01566 777635.

Lavazza A Modo Mia compact espresso maker


The new A Modo Mio ("My Way") compact espresso maker from Lavazza looks as smart as the coffee it makes tastes authentic. You pop a pod of ground coffee into a slot to make the perfect measure, whipping up a froth with the built-in steam arm. It comes in black, red or white and costs £119, plus £3.60 for packs of 16 coffee capsules. You can buy one online at

Cushion and throw from Jaegar Home

The new cosy collection

Jaegar Home
The latest Jaeger Home collection includes cosy dog tooth-weave woollen throws and mohair blankets, both £80, in light blue/ivory. Cushions come in palettes of silver, pewter and rose gold with floral embroidery and striped designs, from £45 and bed linens come with subtle floral details at £20 for a pillowcase.

Visit, or call 0845 051 0063.

Pendant lights

Hang in there

BTC Lighting
BTC has updated its classic pendant and table lamps in a new collection. The Stanley pendant (above) comes in a range of metal finishes at £195 (01993 882251 ;

Wood-burning stove from Chesneys

Burning desires

Fireplace company Chesneys has brought out a range of revolutionary wood-buring stoves, in association with The National Trust. The stoves use a double combustion method to burn any polluting by-products emitted, while robotic welding methods ensure tight seals for maximum efficiency and minium heat loss. Choose from a range of designs, from traditional to modern, such as the Fitzroy Hampsteam, which look good in the coolest of contemporary settings. Stoves from £1,045 (exc VAT, delivery and installation).

Visit, or call 0207 501 4279 for more details.

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