Your Life: Shopping: Designer Doubles; CREATE A CONTEMPORARY LIVING AREA FILLED WITH COOL CLASSICS - AND ALL FOR LESS THAN YOU THINK... BY CAROLINE COOK

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pounds 4Colour coda: Striped china mug, pounds 2.50 and plate, pounds 4, both Habitat (0845 60 10740, www.habitat.co.uk) or buy a set of four place servings for pounds 12, Sainsburys (0800 636 262, www. sainsburys.co.uk)pounds 12

for set of 16 pieces

Choose red vases for a dramatic display: Acrylic straight sided red vase, pounds 10 and curved vase, pounds 18, both Habitat (0845 60 10 740, www.habitat.co.uk) or straight red vases, pounds 6.99 and curved glass vase pounds 7.99, both Argos (0870 600 100, www.argos.co.uk)

Here's another bright idea: Arco floor lamp, pounds 295, Ocean (0870 2426283, www.oceanuk.com) or this chrome curved floor lamp, pounds 49.99, Argos (0870 600 2020, www.argos.co.uk)

Treat yourself to a classic Eileen Gray table: In glass and chrome, pounds 150, John Lewis (08456 049 049, www.johnlewis.com) or a strikingly similar model, pounds 95, Dwell (0870 241 8653, www.dwell.co.uk)

Light up the room with a groovy pendant: Norm 69 ceiling lamp, pounds 55, Purves & Purves (020 7580 8223, www. …