How to mix-and match a really bright idea

Laura Ashley's home collection continues to grow and grow - and its lighting section really glows. Lampshades and bases are sold separately, so you can mix and match them to create your own design and style. Berry or purple are autumn's must-have colours.

  • Kamara shade, £35; Corey base, £70; tel: 0871 230 2301, lauraashley.com


Wake up and smell the coffee

For all coffee lovers, this is the gadget to put on your must-buy list. Lavazza, Italy's favourite coffee, has launched A Modo Mio (meaning 'my way') so you can make authentic espressos and cappuccinos. The design oozes style and will look wonderful on your kitchen counter.

  • Lavazza a modo mio, Saeco Extra (black), £119, and Saeco Premium, £159, www.lavazza.com

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Box it up with style

These beautiful boxes from Lombok are perfect for storage, as well as being decorative. Stencilled, hand-painted and adorned with brass clasps and a chain, they would be ideal as a bedside table or drinks table in the living room. S

  • TORAGE boxes, £95, 0870 240 7380, lombok.co.uk

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