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I love the autumn and it only takes a whiff of a bonfire or a slightly chilly breeze in the air to get me thinking about cozying up my home for the cold weather. Whilst we are generally enjoying a gorgeous autumn, I am not to be deflected and am taking the opportunity to add a few seasonal accessories, so where better to start than with a bit of natural sheepskin.

Cox and Cox curly sheepskin

I think you can’t go wrong with simply owning a sheepskin, they are nature’s perfect invention. They are great on a chair, or on the floor for your feet to sink into. Don’t even think of leaving it anywhere that your pet goes or you will have to fight for your spot. Cox and Cox curly sheepskin £165

And if you are won over by a picture of a chair with a sheepskin on it, why not go the whole hog (sheep) with a sheepskin beanbag. Fall into it, and emerge in the spring.

Cox and Cox bean bag

Cox and Cox sheepskin beanbag £750

If you have a bigger floor space to be filled with under foot joy, look no further than The Rug Company. Their Alpaca rug not only looks wonderful but is as tactile as you could possibly desire.

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www.therugcompany.com Alpaca £550 per m2

On a slightly more frivolous note, I love this sheepskin sheep footstool by The Wool Room at Not on the High Street. I almost feel like naming it, but I will control myself.

The Wool Room (via Not on the High Street)

Sheepskin sheep stool, the Wool Room £99

We have featured it before and I still love it – why not have a sheepskin magazine rack?

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A + B Furniture (sadly not related to us)  £225

And finally, whilst not given to exaggerated sentimentalism myself (she says), I couldn’t resist this sweet heart shaped sheepskin cushion – well why not?

The White Company cushion

The White Company Sheepskin Heart Cushion £35.00

 

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William Morris famously advised that you should have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful and I couldn’t agree more. However, just occasionally I find something that I truthfully cannot really put in either camp, but which simply makes me smile. Whilst all good interior designers know that you don’t mess with William Morris, I also believe in breaking the rules and should you feel so inclined, I have a few suggestions.

Rockett st george flamingo

What’s not to love about a fabulous faux flamingo? – made with real feathers but the rest, thankfully, is fake

£49 from Rockett St George

Rockett st george Dancing

This perspex and red vinyl sign is a cracker – it’s a metre wide so it’s impossible to ignore.

Rockett St George £89

graham and green bindu cow head

Continuing the faux taxidermy theme that is rightly popular at the moment, I love this jolly Bindu cow head which looks like it could wink at any minute.

Graham and Green H.65cm x W.15cm x D.45cm £125

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This brilliant frieze wallpaper from Cole and Son features nine cyclists on a multi-saddle bicycle – surely this is the future?

7.5 metre x 52cm roll. £190 per roll

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Strictly speaking this sheepskin magazine rack from A + B furniture is both beautiful and useful but actually I think it is just such fun, so I included it anyway.

£225

Vyconic guitar clock

Vyconic make all sorts of things into clocks, bike wheels, record players, guitars – and whilst a clock is always useful, I know that is not the reason you would want this.

£220

flock-follies seat

I’m saying nothing……

Cheeky seatseat by Flock Follies £450

Roam Kapow blanket

Kapow Blanket by ROAM, made in gorgeously fine lambswool, for the superhero household, where William Morris is not welcome. £249

Impecable taste will be resumed in our next blog.

This blog first appeared on Cambridge Evening News website.

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