WEBSITE OF THE DAY - Interior Icons

Yesterday, we pondered the importance of external appearances with bespoke suits at great prices. Today we're focusing on what goes inside and how your choice of decor says a lot about who you are and what you like.

Hard to believe that 20th century furniture is now often described as "classic" but it's true. As we march confidently though the second decade of the 21st century, some of the most iconic and still popular furniture design actually hit the collective consciousness quite a while ago.

Take the Barcelona chair, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe's gorgeous padded leather seat from 1929, or any of Charles Eames's elegant designs from the 1950s - if you're serious about where you park your backside, you'll be familiar with the names.

The real things are prohibitively expensive, but thanks to sites like www.interioricons.com who sell designs "inspired" by the originals at a fraction of the cost, we can all now grab a few design classics to brighten up our homes.

The casual observer will never be able to tell the difference, and the levels of craftsmanship are virtually indistinguishable.

For interiors with real style, but without the second mortgage, this is one place to consider.

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