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New Collection Top 6 At Design Essentials.

New Collectiom

It has been a very exciting time recently here at Design Essentials particularly with the launch of the new collection. We have some fabulous new items in our catalogue but I have chosen by top six items to tell you about.

Clockwise from top to bottom:

Clear Jar Pendant Light-£30

This pendant light complete with our vintage-style dome bulbs and thick fabric cables would make the perfect addition to a modern home by giving a room a more rugged urban feel. They are available in many colours including clear, pink, purple, blue, amber, red and green glass.

Lichfield Camera Lamp B22 40W– £145
This 60s style Lichfield camera lamp has an old fashioned mechanism and oversize flash that houses the light bulb. It’s a great new product to add to our ever-growing retro range here at Design Essentials and will light up the corner of a room with a quirky twist.

Caprio Set Of Two Grey Nesting Side Tables– £192
This set of subtle vintage taupe hue side tables from design essentials are very elegant. They have been created from laser cut sheet steel, so although looking quite dainty they are actually robust and practical.

Bookseat Grey/Charcoal– £24
This is an award-winning design and we are thrilled to be stocking this Bookseat. They are now a must have item for every bookshelf and they are very versatile as they can be used to hold your iPad, kindle and other tablet devices.

Westwood Black GPO Speaker– £79
I am totatally in love with this vintage-looking Westwood Black GPO Speaker. The Westwood can also be used to boost the sound of your GPO record player, offering an additional 25 watts of sound with bass and treble dials, giving you total control of your sound. The retro style also ties in very well with the design of our record players and will make a cool looking centrepiece in your room.

Linen And White Pepper Scented Candle– £11.50
This candle makes up our extensive new scented candle range. This particular scent is my favourite as it is a clean, crisp fragrance, which blends pure white cotton flowers with base notes of calla lily, vanilla and warm musk. It would give a homely scent to any room in the house.

Go Retro for Mother’s Day

Vintage Style Products


At Design Essentials we have a wide variety of retro-style products to give a room a quirky twist. At the moment mixing modern furnishing with hints of retro flare is a popular interior design trend. The products we have at Design Essentials are very versatile and can work well in any room from a kitchen to a bedroom and are appropriate for a wide range of ages.

Products featured above:

Cinematic Lightbox-£30

This is a bestselling product and is available online and in the Design Essentials Saffron Walden store. It comes with 69 different letters, numbers and symbols, to allow you to display a special quote; names of family members; seasonal messages; or even favourite films. Even celebrities like Fearne Cotton and Jamie Oliver have been loving lightboxes just like ours!

Suitcase Record Player-£79

This is a very stylish, lightweight record player, with a suitcase design making it easily portable. It is great quality, bound in leatherette making it the perfect gift for a music lover. Another fantastic feature of the product is the fact that it comes with a USB stick to allow you to record your vinyl records.

Vinyl Record Case- £34.95

To go alongside the record player why not invest in one of our record cases to make sure your records stay in good condition and sound the best they can. The case has a removable lid and is available in four colours; red, black, blue and brown.
Ampersand Light- £40

This is another funky retro light that we have on offer at Design Essentials and is a bold statement piece for your room. Like the Cinematic Light it too is one of our bestsellers and adds a bit of old-school Hollywood glamour to your home.

Retro Rotary Phone-£39

This telephone is a product sure to earn itself a few compliments. The simplistic design makes it a hit with homeowners and the ‘70s design adds a sense of nostalgia. It has a traditional bell ring and rotary design giving it a timeless finish.

Valentine’s Day Gifts


Presents for your partner

It’s not long to go until Valentine’s Day so make sure you don’t forget to treat the special person in your life! Here at Design Essentials we have an array of gifts that are sure to put you in your partner’s good books.

As you may know, leather is the traditional gift given on a third wedding anniversary so if you’re coming up to three years as a couple take a look at our timeless leather range. A thoughtful idea would be to fill the leather Memory Box with quotes and mementos from your most special moments as a couple. Or if you haven’t got the budget for the memory box you could buy one of our Clothesline Photo Displays and put the quotes and photos up on there instead.

Also the candles we have in the shop could be the perfect gift for a wife or girlfriend. We have some gorgeous scented candles from Geodesis (Neroli being the most popular) and even candle accessories as shown above to glam-up your plain candles.

Finally, our best-seller the “Cinematic Lightbox” is a fantastic gift for Valentine’s as it is a very on-trend home accessory at the moment with the likes of Fearne Cotton, Jamie Oliver and Caroline Flack all owning one. To add a personal touch why not put a sweet message up to make it that extra bit more special. Or if you’d rather keep it simple why not buy a couple of our Wooden Letter Lights in your and your partner’s initials.

Trendy Hides and Rugs

Interior Design Inspiration

Now that winter is finally upon us it is the ideal time to invest in one of our hides or rugs. These soft furnishings provide a very chic and on-trend feel to any room whether it’s a bedroom, lounge or hallway.

The fur rugs are so versatile, when it comes to styling the options are limitless.  They can be draped over a chair to be used as a blanket; spread on a cold wooden floor to add a bit of cushioning for your feet; or placed on the end of a bed to give that extra cosy touch.

Hide rugs are timeless pieces and can offer a wild twist on the traditional rug materials. A quirky interior styling idea is to use them as a stylish wall hanging. You may also choose to cover a decking or terrace area in a hide in summer to add a unique touch to a summer-party decor.

Saffron Walden Fur Rugs and Hides

We have a wide range of hides and rugs on offer at Design Essentials in a number of textures and prints ranging from reindeer best quality £160 with 20 % off £128 , and cow hides ( prices start from £160 -£230 with 20 % off £128 -£184 ) to soft sheepskin rugs. If you are interested please do come into our Saffron Walden shop to take a closer look at our animal skins and hides . Unfortunately the hides and rugs are currently unavailable to purchase online and the offer ends 31/1/16.