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Two great little design tools to improve your Interior Design

The first, called Mydeco (http://mydeco.com), was created by the founders of Lastminute.com Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman.  Mydeco is currently in beta format but you can still go on and create some great room concepts, once you've created your inspired design you can then purchase all the elements that make up the room, from Curtains to Carpet.

There are currently around 500 retailers such John Lewis and Argos collectively offering over a one million products.  You will be able to build 3D models of your own Living Room and add your preferred decor as well as 3D models of 20,000 items of real furniture to buy.  You can then save your room design then by adding it to your online profile will allow others to comment and give advice. This will form the basis of a social community which will eventually be shareable to other Social networks like Facebook & MySpace.

Hoberman hopes to, "help users make the right decisions about their home’s decor, and get validation from others regarding their taste, in order to avoid room style disasters".

The second tool, Design My Room (http://www.designmyroom.com/), is a very similar US based version but equally as fun and useful.

Have fun playing with the different designs, hopefully you may see our products appearing in the near future.

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Offer of the week - 50% off Mandalay Champagne

More than just a beautiful fabric ‘Mandalay’ is one of our ‘Superweave’ quality fabrics that performs even better than it looks! Mandalay simply oozes luxury whilst the intricate design detailing creates pure elegance and style. 

Cover a sofa in Mandalay design, available in 9 colourways, in Designer Elite make-up, now Half Price! Mandalay Chair Covers from £119, was £239, Sofa Covers from £189, was £379, in Designer Un-piped make-up. Furniture must be suitable for Designer make-up.

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Extreme Reupholstery

It doesn't get more extreme than this.  People are often extremely reluctant to part with their furniture, even when things look utterly desperate.

This sofa maybe pushing sentimental attachment to the limits but emotional ties with furniture can often lead to major upholstery repairs.

Extreme Re-upholstery

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Interesting Re-upholstery Orders

Last week I was talking about how reupholstery is good for furniture with show wood. Another interesting example appeared this week in the Plumbs re-upholstery workshops. This fascinating chair is one that stands out and really shows how show wood furniture can be transformed.

I haven't seen a recliner before with this footstool arrangement. Very unusual!

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The foot rest has the appearance of a drawer which then pulls out. The leather upholstery contrasts well with the newly reupholstered cushions for a really interesting finish.

The heavily carved wooden frame picture 13 contrasts well with the new fabric, a superb end result.

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A lot of work and skill goes into this type of project but the end result is worthwhile. These pictures underline the fact that if a piece of furniture has a good frame, it's worth keeping. It's good for the environment and gives really satisying end results. The people doing this work really are taking pride in their efforts.

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