TRY SPRING STYLE AT LOMBOK: Thursday 22 April
Get a feel for Lombok's new spring furniture and accessories next Thursday, 22 April, from 5pm to 8pm. Homes & Property readers are invited to the branches at Islington High Street, N1, and Chiswick High Road, W4, for nibbles, drinks and 20 per cent discounts.
The first 50 readers at each store will get a goody bag. Email email@example.com, or call 020 7751 8629 in advance to confirm attendance. Print this page and take to the store or use the code ESHP at the online checkout. The discount will extend until 26 April 2010.
RUSTIC WITH A JE NE SAIS QUOI
PIGMENT AND PATINA
Fans of antique French rustic furniture and accessories will love this new Islington store, opened by interior decorators Nicholas Carr-Forster and Stephan Oberwegner.
Specialising in old foxed mirrors (from £90), rough linens and hemps (napkins sets from £70), enamel ware (pictured, from £45), ceramic pots and jars (from £45), dressers and the like, the shop - whose staff will distress your furniture to order - is a welcome addition to the area.
It's at 48 Amwell Street, EC1 (020 7833 0650; www.pigmentandpatina.com).
IT'S SHELF INTEREST
LOVE YOUR HOME FOR LESS
Practical storage for books, bits and bobs from this designer discount company comes in the form of a free-standing shelf called Cosmo (right).
Finished in brilliant-white gloss lacquer, it looks good anywhere in the home. It arrives fully assembled, so no need for flatpack panic, and costs £485. See www.loveyourhomeforless.com or call 01483 410007.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
FRENCH COUNTRY STYLE AT HOME
Sébastien Siradeau's new book, French Country Style, (Flammarion), shows where to buy vintage French collectibles, and where to stay in France while tracking them down.
There are more than 20 locations featured, such as this B&B (left). Homes & Property readers can buy the book for £17.50 including p&p (usually £19.95). Call 01903 828503 and quote ESHP/FCSH before 14 June 2010.
BLEND IN EASILY
Proving that small is still beautiful, the new compact glass blender from Kenwood (£79.99) is extra-powerful, with a 500w motor. With its brushed-metal-body good looks, it makes light work of big tasks and is space-saving on the worktop. Visit www.kenwoodworld.com, or call 02392 392333.