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Autumnal Shades

Cosy up with autumnal shades

  As the weather begins to cool and the days grow shorter, our thoughts turn to autumn. We love an excuse to update our decor, and there’s no reason why the interior of our homes shouldn’t reflect the changes outside....

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Eclectic furniture

Global fusion style for your home

Since air travel became popular in the seventies, global chic has been a perennial trend. And the internet age means we can mix treasures picked up on our own travels with exotic furniture, accessories and art purchased from around the...

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Chinese Cabinet in Talliston House

The transformation of Talliston House & Gardens

We were thrilled and intrigued when we discovered the story behind the recent purchase of a cabinet and some birdcage lamps. Our customer John Trevillian is the mastermind behind Talliston House & Gardens – a three bed ex-council semi which he purchased...

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Chinese antique wall panels

Chinese Carved Wooden Panels

As you know, we’re big fans of the antique carved wooden panels that we source in China and sell online and in our showroom. Our customers generally buy these intricately carved panels as unusual wall art, but in this post, we want to share...

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Antique Chinese Sideboard

Our pick of the Chinese antiques arriving next week

We have another container from Beijing due to arrive with us next week, chock full of Chinese antiques and accessories for the home that I selected during my last visit back in April. Most of these pieces have been up on our website for...

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Mongolian altar table

Raku and antiques in the home of ceramicist David Roberts

Recently we were lucky enough to visit the Yorkshire home of renowned ceramicist David Roberts, after he bought several pieces from our collection of Chinese antiques. David is considered one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today, with...

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Chinese Window Panels

Real-Life Boho Style

We are big fans of boho chic at Shimu and we think our furniture, particularly some of the more unusual antiques, perfectly suit this relaxed, colourful aesthetic. Our customers obviously feel the same, and today on the blog we showcase the boho style...

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