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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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Beijing Blue Chinese Furniture

Feeling Blue

As you know, we’re currently in love with the colour blue. Our new Beijing Blue collection is the focus of our devotion – handcrafted from chunky reclaimed pine with distressed powder blue doors, each piece is totally unique. In this blog...

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Shabby Chic Furniture

Shabby chic: the trend that refuses to die

The phrase shabby chic was coined in the eighties by British designer Rachel Ashwell in an interview with the newly-launched World of Interiors magazine. In 2014, shabby chic was the most popular search term on eBay in the Homes and Gardens category,...

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Chinese Circular Shelves

Declutter your home this New Year

The start of the New Year is the perfect time to declutter. You’ve probably accumulated lots of new stuff over the Christmas period, so clear out the cupboards and assess what you really need. Here are our top tips for...

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Christmas table set

Festive home style with a dash of Oriental chic

If you want to add a little Christmas sparkle to your home, let us inspire you with some of our favourite looks for stylish table settings, all with an added dash of Oriental chic. We love this sophisticated combination of...

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Container

Final Checks and Container Loading in Shanghai

I arrived in Shanghai on Friday, with a few days planned to catch up with everyone at the workshop, check on our latest container of furniture before it leaves and visit the annual Shanghai furniture fair. I had timed this...

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Low Painted Butterfly Cabinet

Some recent examples of our bespoke Chinese furniture

Some of our customers have been kind enough to share photos of their newly installed Shimu furniture with us recently, including a few pieces that we made to order. This therefore seems like a good opportunity to let others view some examples...

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