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Autumnal cosy cushions

Autumnal reds to warm up your home

Now the weather is getting colder, our thoughts naturally turn to the onset of autumn and all that represents. The nights are drawing in, children are collecting conkers and bonfire night is around...

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Autumnal cosy cushions

Autumnal reds to warm up your home

Now the weather is getting colder, our thoughts naturally turn to the onset of autumn and all that represents. The nights are drawing in, children are collecting conkers and bonfire night is around the corner. Red is the quintessential autumn colour: the colour...

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Chinese Wedding Trunk

The hidden meanings in Chinese painted designs

There’s often a lot more than meets the eye with Chinese design, which is one of the reasons we at Shimu find it so fascinating. In this post, we'll look at the hidden meanings within the designs on some of our favourite...

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Toska Glass Vases

Have you seen our latest lamps and accessories?

Add the perfect finishing touch to your interiors with our very latest table lamps and accessories. With an ever-growing collection of eye-catching treasures, these new additions are no exception.  From sustainable coloured glass vases to statement Chinese table lamps, it's the perfect...

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The art of cushion arranging

The art of cushion arranging

 Yes, there really is an art to cushion arranging - whether on your sofa, armchair, bed, or even in your garden. Shimu is well-stocked with gorgeous cushions and textiles for every scenario (see the Talani range pictured above) What’s a sofa...

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Shimu Website

Shimu website gets a refresh

If you're a regular visitor to the Shimu website then you'll have noticed quite a few changes over the last week or so. We've been busy behind the scenes working on a big refresh, and after weeks of design, implementation...

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Affiti clay pots

Garden style for summer

The lovely weather means we all want to spend more time outside, so if your garden needs a quick summer spruce up, these are Shimu's top tips for stylish outdoor spaces. Start with some outdoor housekeeping. Sweep your patio or decking, and your...

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Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum

If you follow our Facebook page then you may have seen our recent post showing photos from our recent trip to the World Museum in Liverpool to see the exhibition of terracotta warriors. The museum has several of these extraordinary...

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Chinese Country Dining Set

Bringing summer style to your table

One of the most precious parts of summer is sitting down to delicious fresh food for long lazy meals with friends and family. At Shimu, our stunning tableware collections help to set the scene perfectly and are sure to give...

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Shanxi Carved Chinese Cabinet

A few top antique picks from my recent China visit

As promised, I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite pieces amongst the hundred or so Chinese antiques that I lined up for our next shipments during my recent trip to China. I always enjoy touring the showrooms...

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