Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

REALLY USEFUL Ideas & Bargains; Handmade Curtains, Down from [Pounds Sterling]1,900 to [Pounds Sterling]750 Win [Pounds Sterling]1,000 to Spend on RAK Ceramics' Metropolitan Range Aspect Maintenance Workers Turn Up on Time

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

REALLY USEFUL Ideas & Bargains; Handmade Curtains, Down from [Pounds Sterling]1,900 to [Pounds Sterling]750 Win [Pounds Sterling]1,000 to Spend on RAK Ceramics' Metropolitan Range Aspect Maintenance Workers Turn Up on Time

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Byline: ALISON CORK

Lose your marblesNatural stone gives a sense of opulence to bathrooms. Wandsworth-based bespokestone manufacture and installation company MarbleCity can install anything froma simple kitchen worktop to a stone-clad bathroom. It has a sale until 31January, offering 35 per cent off Indian black granite (was [pounds sterling]450 plus VAT, now[pounds sterling]293 plus VAT a square metre).

Visit the MarbleCity factory/showroom at 22 Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18;020 8871 1191; www.marble-city.co.uk..

There is nothing quite like a large mural to capture a child's imagination butemploying a professional can be expensive. If you do not feel confident tounleash your artistic skills on the walls, you can always cheat with thesestickers from Walls of the Wild.

Elephants, giraffes, monkeys and dinosaurs and morewith prices starting at [pounds sterling]3.99.

Call 020 8912 2912, or visit www.wallsofthe wild.co.uk.

Walls of the Wild stickers, all sizes, cost from [pounds sterling]3.99 each

Sitting comfortablyBased in the heart of Spitalfields, EightSq sells a wide range of furniture andaccessories, including handmade sofas and chairs by family-run UK brand JohnSankey. This John Sankey Mitford large lounger (from [pounds sterling]1,945) has a solid beechframe and is available in a variety of colours and fabrics.

As part of its January promotion, EightSq is exclusively offering Homes &Property readers 15 to 20 per cent off across the John Sankey sofa and chairrange. To claim, just mention this offer, which runs until 6 February.

EightSq, Market Street, E1 (off Brushfield Street); 020 7375 0060;www.eightsq.co.uk..

Curtain draw For soft furnishings, House Couturier is up there with the best,offering a wealth of quality curtains, fabrics and cushions as well asfurniture, lighting and accessories. Its January sale sees 70 per cent offdisplay furniture, up to 70 per cent off all display curtains and a 20 per centdiscount across the range of handmade curtains and blinds for all newcustomers.

The sale runs until 31 January.

House Couturier, 285 New Kings Road, SW6 (020 7371 9255;www.housecouturier.com). Visits to the showroom are by appointment only..

Your turn to recommend Forster Inc, interior designer, covering all of London.Call 020 7613 5183, or visit www.forsterinc.co.uk.

The Inspired Solutions Group, property consultancy, covering north and centralLondon. Call 020 8447 5448, or visit www.inspiredsolutionsgroup.com.

Egis Decorators, painting and decorating, covering north, west and north-westLondon. Call 020 8374 8086, or visit www.egisdecorators.co.uk.

Carlo Spiller Decorating, decorator, covering north London. Call 020 8440 3203,07957 972188, or email cspillerdecorating @btinternet.com.

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